"Looking to manifest your dream life but not exactly sure how to do it? Curious about what a vision board is and how it works? During this workshop we will create vision boards together and enjoy a group guided mediation. You will leave with the tools you need to guide your own personal manifestation meditations as well. Prepare for the holiday season and the new year ahead by thinking about what you are truly grateful for and what areas in your life you might want to see changes. This fun interactive workshop will spark your creativity and charge up your inner peaceful strength. Please bring old magazines and scissors :) 90 minute workshop. $25. Register here."
"Let the warmth of family, friends and community take the chill from the air, and rejoice at the sight of snowflakes on the Huntington Beach Pier!
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
at Main Street & Pacific Coast Highway
2:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Pier Plaza Entertainment
Children's Holiday Parade
4:30 p.m. down Main Street from Orange to Pier Plaza
Surf City Santa Visits the Beach
Have your pictures taken with Mr. & Mrs. Claus at Pier Plaza
Following the Parade
Light a Light of Love
Formal Pier and Main Street Snowflake Lighting
This annual community celebration benefits the CSP Huntington Beach Youth Shelter, an emergency crisis and intervention program for children ages 11 to 17. The Shelter program provides emergency shelter to homeless, abused and struggling youth and focuses on reuniting children with their families."
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"Pacific City, Orange County's newest dining, entertainment, and shopping destination, welcomes all on Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 from 11am-5pm, for a holiday weekend filled with festive surprises. First guests to arrive will receive free tote bags with special merchant offers and holiday goodies. Children will enjoy a special craft table, presented by Smocking Birds and complimentary 'tastes' from participating Pacific City restaurants will be offered. Enjoy beautiful, cutting edge holiday decorations, say hi to Santa, receive a free mini wreath from Petals & Pop with your minimum purchase of $50 each event day (while supplies last) and check out Pacific City's ever-growing lineup of new stores and restaurants. Don't miss the fun, freebies and festivities! Pacific City is located at 21022 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. Santa will be back at Pacific City on Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20 from 11am-5pm!" Tap flyer for website.
"Take time for yourself this busy Holiday Season & experience some Holiday Healing. Move through a two-hour Woman Poetry flow, their signature yoga style that allows the body to express and move through past pain and heartbreak, without judgement, fear or control. Enjoy an extended healing savasana with essential oils, and a guided meditation, followed by a goddess circle designed to strengthen confidence, connection and sisterhood. Open to any woman that is ready to fall head-over-heels in love with herself! (check out the powerful #womanpoetry movement that has inspired self-love around the world, and get to know @zengirlmandy and @jadealectra on instagram) Pricing: $35 -- must reserve your spot online."
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All - New Family Holiday Festival
Launches at OC Fair & Event Center
December 18 - January 3
Winter comes to OC, featuring ice-skating, ice tubing, the world’s largest walk-through ornament, live entertainment, reindeer feedings, VIP private cabanas and more.
Orange County, Calif., (November 2, 2015) Absolute Event Solutions (AES) is pleased to introduce the all-new holiday attraction, Winter Fest at the OC Fair & Event Center opening December 18 and continuing through January 3. The festival embodies the spirit of the winter season, bringing fun and merriment to sunny Southern California. Experience ice-skating with a theater-sized screen playing holiday films in the background, ice tubing down a 130-foot, six-lane ice slide, nightly snowfall and tree lighting, festive entertainment, reindeer feedings, and more than 30 carnival rides and games. Winter Fest is filled with seasonal foods, craft cocktails, magical lights, and holiday décor including the world’s largest ornament.
“We love creating events that instantly engage and delight guests of all ages,” Mark Entner, Absolute Event Solutions CEO, says. “This is an affordable holiday experience that ensures a fantastic adventure rain or shine, for seventeen days and nights during the traditional holiday school break. The fairgrounds are the perfect venue for Winter Fest, offering both indoor and outdoor space. The majority of the main attractions and entertainment are within buildings, essentially making Winter Fest ‘El Nino-proof.’ We’re thrilled to bring a wintry sense of wonder to Orange County, and we’re inviting the community to join us for what is sure to become an annual tradition.”
Passing through Winter Fest’s icy gates reveals a whimsical wonderland where guests can stroll through the center of the world’s largest illuminated ornament. Attendees can sample holiday treats while sipping hot cocoa or specialty craft cocktails, and enjoy activities for guests of all ages. Entertainment includes roaming holiday characters, performances by singers and artists, magicians, and a nightly Christmas tree lighting ceremony with snow flurries. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for Winter Fest’s opening moment each day, and stay throughout the night to enjoy all of the festival’s attractions.
Winter Fest offers the spirit of the holiday season at an affordable price, with admission starting at only $10 online. All tickets are a fantastic value, allowing unlimited access to tube down the 130-foot, six-lane ice slide (available for guests 42” and taller). Tickets also include one complimentary carnival ride and game in the midway, and access to themed bounce houses for young attendees. Admission also grants time with the most famous couple in the North Pole, allowing guests to meet Santa Claus, enjoy heartwarming tales from Mrs. Claus during story time, and partake in the elves’ arts, crafts, and games in the North Pole building.
Winter lovers seeking a premium experience are welcome to choose from an array of upgrades. Children of all ages can opt for festive face painting, balloon art, and official photos with Santa. Guests can also enjoy more than 30 carnival rides and games, reindeer graham cracker feedings, rides on the North Pole LTD trackless train, and ice-skating.
The Hangar building inside the fairgrounds will be transformed into an elegant festival space with a massive ice skating rink, where brilliant hanging snowflakes light up the ice below. Onlookers can watch skaters circle the rink while beloved holiday films play on the theater-sized projection screen in the background. Skating is available on a first come, first serve basis; $15 per person including skates. Skate assists are available for $5. Private, rink-side VIP cabanas are also available for $99 per session, creating a Winter Fest destination for holiday office parties, birthday parties, family retreats, or couples looking for a new way to celebrate date night. Each cabana holds up to 10 guests but can be expanded to accommodate parties up to 100. All cabanas offer a special menu with holiday inspired foods and craft cocktails, and a cabana server to attend to guests’ needs.
Frolicking throughout Winter Fest can stir up an appetite, which can be satiated with tasty treats and delicious libations. Guests can visit Mrs. Claus’ Bakery for sweets while watching live fudge cutting and cinnamon roll making. Merry wanderers with a heftier hunger can enjoy seasonally and internationally inspired foods, including soups in bread bowls, potpies, tamales, Chinese food, crepes, and turkey and stuffing. Traditional SoCal fun foods will also be available, including pizza, tacos, grilled cheese, and BBQ kabobs. Kettle corn and popcorn will be offered for guests on the go, and thirsty festival-goers can indulge in a tempting hot chocolate and martini bar. The OC fairgrounds’ traditional Baja Blues Restaurant will be re-imagined as a snow-covered ski lodge, where guests can enjoy food, libations, and local bands.
Winter Fest casts its icy spell over the OC Fair & Event Center for seventeen days and nights December 18 – January 3. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Special hours of operation include December 24 (Christmas Eve) 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and December 25 (Christmas Day) 2 - 11 p.m.Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present at Winter Fest every day and night through Christmas Eve, December 24.
Admission starts at only $10 online (for a limited time). Ticket prices Monday through Friday are $10 online, $15 onsite for children age 4 – 11, and $20 online, $25 onsite for adults. Ticket Prices Saturday and Sunday are $15 online, $20 onsite for children age 4 – 11, and $25 online, $30 onsite for adults. Children 3 and under are free. Tickets on sale now.
Adult season passes for unlimited access for all of Winter Fest’s dates are available for $45 advance and online (limited supply); children’s season passes are available for $25 advance and online (limited supply).
For more information on Winter Fest and to apply for your group to perform or for employment opportunities visit www.WinterFestOC.com.
"This Thanksgiving, gather friends and family at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach! Give thanks with a decadent harvest buffet and leave the long hours of preparation and clean-up at home. The beautiful oceanfront resort located in Huntington Beach, CA is offering a Thanksgiving Buffet onThursday November 26, 2015 from 12PM-6PM in the Vista Ballroom. The extensive buffet will include all the 'must-haves' including traditional favorites such as, garlic-herb crusted prime rib and deep fried Brussel sprouts with pancetta and brown sugar and twists on classics such as butter and chive mashed potatoes, yam puree with marshmallows and maple pecan drizzle and brown sugar-mustard brushed baked ham. Join the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach this Thanksgiving to celebrate friends, family and the holiday season with a festive feast.
- $72 per person adults
- $65 per person seniors
- $25 per person children- ages 4-12
- Kids under 3 eat free!"
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"This event offers an opportunity for attendees to taste a variety of wines that can then be purchased same day by the case at SeaLegs' wholesale price. The sale allows consumers to stock up on holiday wine needs and gifts at deep discounted prices." Tap flyer for website.
Santa Claus carves time out of his very busy holiday schedule on Sunday, November 22, to help Downtown Huntington Beach light its towering Christmas tree. Miracle On Main Street kicks off at 2 p.m., filling the second block of Main Street with free entertainment, holiday craft vendors, and refreshments—including hot chocolate. The street comes alive at 3 p.m. with Forever Young, a group of seasoned musicians in their 80s and 90s with Hollywood backgrounds, followed by TubaChristmas. Sunshine Generation, APA’s Surf City Singers, and the world-famous All-American Boys Chorus take the stage starting at 4 p.m. The tree lighting is slated for 6 p.m., and visitors of all ages are invited to sit on Santa’s lap to divulge their Christmas lists and pose for photos. He’ll return to his trusty sleigh come 7 p.m., as the event draws to a cozy close. Tap image for Facebook event.
There is something about practicing yoga outdoors which immediately connects you to your environment. Experience the surroundings of the beautiful area we are fortunate to live in while doing something beneficial for your mind and body. Feel energized and rejuvenated by the sun and sea while practicing yoga outdoors. Connect with your environment and our commUNITY! Classes are open to all levels! Layers will be offered from the beginner to advanced yogi. Sunset yoga Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Near Tower 18 in Huntington Beach off of PCH/18th Street. Taught by certified yoga instructors Angel Montague and Coleen Sanford. All classes are donation-based. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Jax Huntington Beach's Coastal ride is 27 miles. The ride is aimed at intermediate riders and is mostly flat with a small climb in the middle. Riders can climb Newport Coast at their own pace and regroup at the top. This is a NO drop ride and we will regroup along the way. Come out to have fun, meet new people, build fitness, and improve your riding skills. Please bring your road bike, lights (if necessary), helmet & H2O. Call: 714-969-8684." Tap flyer for full events calendar.
Free sound bath with Tibetan bowls led by Sam Bernal at Mystical Realms Crystals & Books.
"What to Bring: Yoga Mat, Blankets, Eye Pillows/Eye Mask, Jacket, and pillows for under your knees. This will help you relax if you have any tightness in your lower back.
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing
Late Policy: The store will be locking its doors at 7:00 PM so please be there by 6:45 to set your things up. If you are late no one will be available to let you in."
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