Enjoy these holiday events in Corona del Mar

The holiday season in Corona del Mar has all of the magic and none of the snow. Despite the beachy atmosphere, the area is filled with sparkling lights and homes decorated with festive cheer. These seven local events are must-do activities in the region this holiday season.


Corona del Mar Christmas Walk

December 2
Corona del Mar
Offering live entertainment, a vendor fair, restaurant tastings and a beer-and-wine garden, the Corona del Mar Christmas Walk is a lighthearted way to ring in the season. Spend time with family and friends at this festive event as the holiday season officially begins in the region.


Christmas Carol Ball

December 8
Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point
Support the Hoag Hospital Foundation at the annual Christmas Carol Ball. This well-attended event brings together Hoag supporters for an evening of delicious food and wonderful entertainment in a festive holiday setting.


Nights of 1,000 Lights

December 8
Sherman Library & Gardens, Corona del Mar
Enjoy the dazzling Christmas lights display at Sherman Library & Gardens. Nights of 1,000 Lights features unique light displays in each of its garden sections, in addition to a holiday dinner with complimentary hot chocolate and cookies.


Balboa Island Holiday Home Tour

December 9
Balboa Island
Take a peek into some of the area’s most gorgeous homes during the annual Balboa Island Holiday Home Tour. Come visit nine specially decorated bayfront and island homes, each filled with holiday cheer. 


Crystal Cove Tree Lighting

December 10
Crystal Cove, Newport Beach
Celebrate the holiday season in Newport Beach at the Crystal Cove Tree Lighting. Begin the day at the seasonal bazaar shopping for handmade items from local residents and artists, then have your photo taken with Santa, followed by the tree lighting ceremony at dusk.


Newport Landing Christmas Boat Parade and Holiday Lights

December 19–23
Newport Landing, Newport Beach
Marvel at the colorful holiday lights throughout the month of December in Newport Beach. The holiday celebration begins the first of the month, and festivities continue until Christmas. With its fantastic light displays at hundreds of themed estates on a holiday lights cruise, the Newport Landing Boat Parade is a holiday event that is not to be missed. This festive event takes place over three consecutive nights, December 19–23. To view the floating light displays, book a spot on one of the three cruises that take off from Newport Landing each night.


New Year’s Eve Yacht Party

December 31
Newport Beach
Ring in the new year on the water at the annual New Year’s Eve Yacht Party. With a full open bar, appetizer buffet, live DJ and yacht cruise, this event is a great way to celebrate 2019.