December at OC Fair & Event Center

What’s happening at OC Fair & Event Center

♦ Nov. 29-Dec. 13: Magic Christmas Tree Lot

Pick from some of the greenest and freshest Christmas trees around at Magic Trees, the annual tree lot at OC Fair & Event Center, on the corner of Arlington and Fairview.

Hours: Open daily, Nov 29-Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Free admission; prices for trees vary.
Info: Email or call 818-730-9074

♦ Dec. 1-2: Flying Miz Daisy vintage market

Shop from the best vintage exhibitors on the West Coast selling unique goods, all under one roof. A one-of-a-kind event makes this two-day market a can’t-miss shopping destination for everyone!

Hours: Friday & Saturday, Dec. 1-2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $8 general admission; $5 senior (65+); children 12 & under are free. (Admission is good for both days.) Parking is $8.

♦ Dec. 1-3: Gem Faire

Fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, minerals and more at manufacturer’s prices. Featuring nearly 200 exhibitors.

Hours: Friday, Dec. 1, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: General admission is $7; children 12 & younger are free. (Admission is good for all 3 days.) Parking is $8.

♦ Dec. 7: Costa Mesa’s 4th Annual Home for the Holidays Home & Design Tour

This fourth annual event will feature a stop at OC Fair & Event Center’s Heroes Hall, and proceeds will benefit Heroes Hall, Costa Mesa High School Arts and other charitable causes. Guests can shop for holiday gifts, hear from design experts and more.

Hours: Thursday, Dec. 7, 3-8 p.m. (reception at Pottery Barn at South Coast Plaza from 6 to 8 p.m. with student performances at 7 p.m.)
Cost: $50 general admission

♦ Dec. 7: Fight Club OC

Boxing and MMA together on the same night, inside the same ring.

Hours: Thursday, Dec. 7, 7-10 p.m. (happy hour specials from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.)
Cost: $60 admission (standing room-only tickets are $30 and sold after seats sell out). Parking is $8.

♦ Dec. 9 & 16: How to Make Winter Wreaths

Learn to make a fresh winter wreath from fresh greens at Centennial Farm. All tools and materials will be provided.

Hours: Saturday, Dec. 9 & 16, 9:30 a.m.
Cost: $20 includes materials and handouts

♦ Dec. 18-21: Share Our Selves Annual Adopt-A-Family Program

The Adopt-A-Family program will connect donors with more than 1,500 families with children recommended by Costa Mesa and Santa Ana organizations and schools. This is the program’s 48th year.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, Dec. 18-21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free admission or all volunteers and staff

♦ Dec. 21-Jan. 7: Winter Fest OC

SoCal’s ultimate winter experience is returning, blowing in tons of family fun and date night charm. The fest will feature a winter wonderland of attractions, including a 150-foot ice tubing slide, snow play, ice skating, rides, nightly fireworks and more.

Hours: Open every day from Dec. 21, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018; hours vary.
Cost: $15 general admission (online pricing only) / $10 children 12 and younger / free for children ages 3 and younger. More pricing info, value packs and passes are available.

♦ Dec. 30-31: Resolution NYE

Social Management Group and Weedmaps are teaming up to produce the biggest 21+ New Year’s Eve event yet in Orange County. Two nights on two stages with a huge talent line-up featuring Young The Giant, Dirty Heads, Seven Lions, Illenium, Slander and more.

Hours: Saturday, Dec. 30, 7 p.m.-midnight & Sunday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Cost: $50 general admission; VIP tickets are available for $100+. Parking is $10.

Save the date

♦ April 13-15, 2018: Imaginology

At OC Fair’s Imaginology, kids and families will not only see a world of wonder, but can participate in a wide range of fun and educational hands-on activities designed to inspire and encourage academic and career exploration.

Cost: Free admission
More info:

Ongoing events

Certified Farmers Market – Thursdays
Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Free admission and parking

Orange County Market Place – Saturdays and Sundays
Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
$2 admission; free parking in designated lots

Centennial Farm – daily
Hours: Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free admission and parking

Heroes Hall – daily
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free admission and parking

Support of the OC Fair provides year-round educational opportunities through Centennial Farm, Heroes Hall and Imaginology and helps fund our community give-back programs. Thank you!