New Year’s Eve 2020

Ideas to Celebrate New Year's Eve at home 2020

It’s (finally) time to say ‘goodbye’ to 2020!
Here’s some ideas to have a fun (and safe) New Year’s Eve!

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AT HOME PARTY THEME IDEAS
Pajama Party–Get cozy and watch your favorite movies until midnight.
Casino Night– Play card games all night.
80’s or 90’s Theme–Dress up and play some throwback tracks as you ring in the new year.

AT HOME ACTIVITIES
Dress up
Who says you can’t dress up just to stay home? Dress your best this NYE and enjoy the comfort of home.

Make a Festive Cocktail
Sip on something fancy until you pop that champagne at midnight. After all, you’re not driving. https://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/new-years/g2571/new-years-eve-drinks-recipes/

Video Chat with Friends & Family
Here’s some apps to get the conversation going.
1. Zoom
2. Skype
3. Google Hangouts
4. Facebook Messenger

Make Yummy Appetizers & Snacks
1. https://tasty.co/
2. https://www.delish.com/
3. https://foodchannel.com

ENJOY VIRTUAL LIVE EVENTS
Grand Park NYE LA

LA’s official “countdown to 2021” is online this year! Tune inn to the biggest NYE dance party on the west coast! https://nyela.grandparkla.org/

Snoop Dogg’s 2021 NYE Special
RSVP for this virtual show featuring Snoop, Rosario Dawzon, Bert Kreischer, and others. There will be DJ’s, a virtual tour of Snoop’s “compound” and a live countdown. https://snoopnye.com/

Tomorrowland
Dance y our way into 2021 with a virtual version of the Belgian electronic dance music festival, Tomorrowland. https://www.tomorrowland.com

Dick Clark’s Rockin’ NYE with Ryan Seacrest
Hangout on the couch and watch the ball drop during this bi-coastal party! https://www.newyearsrockineve.com/

San Diego Symphony
Bring the sound of the symphony to your home during this virtual New Year’s Eve performance. https://www.sandiegosymphony.org/

*Prepared by the marketing department of California Title Company.

December 2020 Events

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December Socially Distanced and Virtual Events in SoCal

Virtual Races Ongoing
Find dozens of virtual running events online! Support a cause that’s important to you and complete the race at your own pace.
Info: https://www.virtualrunevents.com/

Drive-in Movies Ongoing
Bring your own snacks and make a date or family night out of it and enjoy the show!
Los Angeles
https://www.lazoo.org/movies/
https://www.electricduskdrivein.com/
https://www.paramountdrivein.com
https://cinemauto.net/

Orange County
http://starlitemovienight.com/
https://thefridacinema.org/
https://cinemadriveins.com/pop-up/8d4eabb7-4868-4d14-a606-4f97ba740489

Riverside
https://www.rubidouxswapmeet.com/theatre/rubidoux-drive-in https://vanburendriveintheatre.com/

San Diego
https://southbaydrivein.com/
http://santeedriveintheatre.com/
https://artcenter.org/events/

Taste of December Nights Dec. 4-6
Due to the current pandemic conditions, we are saddened that December Nights in Balboa Park cannot occur as we know it. Instead, the City of San Diego is offering a “Taste of December Nights.” Enjoy some of your favorite food vendors from past December Nights in a drive-thru setting in the Inspiration Point parking lot near Balboa Park.
Info: https://www.sandiego.gov/taste-of-december-nights

Holiday Movies on the Beach Dec. 12, 19, 31.
Snuggle up on Del Beach for our favorite holiday movies in a theater under the stars. Guests may cuddle up around a private bonfire with s’mores and relax in a beach daybed or enjoy seating in socially distanced Del Beach sand chairs. Reservations are required.
Info: https://hoteldel.com/

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 16-20
Watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the 112th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. New this year is a live broadcast of the parade.
Info: https://www.christmasboatparade.com/

WonderLand Through Dec. 23
Experience a drive through Winter WonderLand with dazzling lights and festive decor.
Infohttps://www.socalwonderland.com/

Holiday WildLights 2020 Through Dec. 27
This event celebrates 28 years dazzling guests by transforming the Palm Desert Zoo into a sparkling winter wonderland. Come to this festive, annual tradition and marvel at more than a million colorful, sparkling holiday lights. Tickets required.
Info: https://www.livingdesert.org

Holiday Fun in Temecula Through Dec.
Find fun activities and events to celebrate the holiday season safely in Temecula.
Info: https://temeculaca.gov/1425/Holiday-Fun

Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey Through Jan. 3
This year Christmas Spirit is running low, so during test flights Santa’s sleigh had to make an emergency landing at Fairplex in Pomona. Join them on a drive-thru quest to build more Christmas Spirit, as you and your elf-loving crew magically shrink down to elf size and embark on a fun expedition to help repair Santa’s sleigh.
Info: https://elfontheshelfjourney.com/

Holiday Trains & Candlelight Evenings and Nixon Library Through Jan. 6
This event features President  Nixon’s love of trains and the First Lady Pat’s love of the holiday season. The Christmas display features layouts of model trains going through bridges, snow-capped mountains and stopping in miniature towns and cities. Candlelight Evenings feature photos with Santa, musical entertainment, crafts, and hot cocoa. It’s the perfect activity the whole family can enjoy. Tickets required.
Info: https://www.nixonfoundation.org/trains-nixon-library/

South Coast Botanic Garden’s GLOW Through Jan. 10
South Coast Botanic Garden is proud to present GLOW, a visually stunning art installation that will transform our lush botanic oasis into an oceanic experience for our Garden Lights & Ocean Waters theme using thousands of lights designed by California Outdoor Lighting.
Info: https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/glow/

Festival of Lights at Mission Inn  Through Jan. 6
Riverside’s stunningly beautiful Mission Inn is bathed in 4.5 million twinkly lights during the annual Festival of Lights. The free six-week-long holiday tradition begins the day after Thanksgiving and typically features more than 400 animated figures.
Info: https://www.missioninn.com/about/festival-of-lights

Socially Distant Holiday Activities for Kids & Adults
Here’s some great ideas for the family to enjoy.

1. https://www.postable.com/blog/holiday-season-ideas/
2. https://www.minted.com/lp/christmas-activities
3. https://mom.com/momlife/how-to-have-a-socially-distant-hanukkah/how-to-celebrate-hanukkah-while-social-distancing
4. https://blog.trekaroo.com/top-ten-holiday-events-to-enjoy-with-kids-in-southern-california/

Please note that due to COVID-19, some events may cancel and/or the dates and times may vary.

November 2020 Events

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ONLINE & SOCIALLY DISTANCED EVENTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Shake Sugaree Americana Residency with Jonathan Byrd Live Stream [Virtual] Wednesday’s
The Kraken, a North Carolina bar is finding new ways to reach the masses. Join them every Wednesday night from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (ET) to stream a FREE show of music and enchanting poetry that inspires rowdy sing alongs, raucous laughter and righteous applause.
Info: https://triangleonthecheap.com/kraken-chapel-hill/

245th Marine Corps Birthday Celebration [Socially Distanced] Nov. 7
In Norco, California, celebrate the Marine Corps at this patriotic outdoor family event. Attendees must have a ticket to enter.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/304531610720853/

Louder Than Words Festival [Virtual] Nov. 7-8
The genre-based literary festival celebrates words–oral, written, and published associated with the music industry. Due to COVID-19, the festival will be completely online. Visit the website for more information.
Info: https://louderthanwordsfest.com/

Veterans Day Parade [Virtual] Nov. 11
The annual San Diego Veterans Day Parade Celebration will be streamed this year. Visit the event website for more information.
Info: https://www.sdvetparade.org/

International Hip Hop Dance Fest [Virtual] Nov. 21
The 22nd Annual San Francisco International Hip Hop Dance Fest is online this year! Watch live performances and more!
Info: https://www.sfhiphopdancefest.com/

[Virtual] Turkey Trot Challenge Nov. 26
Whether you’re participating in an official race or just touring the neighborhood with family and friends, Thanksgiving dinner always tastes better when you’ve tired out your legs a little.
Info: https://www.thevirtualrunchallenge.com/

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old World [Socially Distanced] Nov. 26
Enjoy traditional Thanksgiving eats as well as, special treats the bakery is known for. Reservations are required.
Info: 714.895.8020 | https://www.oldworld.ws/

Junior Theater [Virtual] Fall Classes & Camps Ongoing
Holiday brunch is a tradition at the Old World Family Restaurant. There’s something for every age and ability level! Your children can spend this fall learning to act, sing, and dance with this program!
Info: https://juniortheatre.com/classes/

Drive-in Movies [Socially Distanced] Ongoing
Bring your own snacks and make a date or family night out of it and enjoy the show!
Los Angeles
https://www.lazoo.org/movies/
https://www.electricduskdrivein.com/
https://www.paramountdrivein.com/
https://cinemauto.net/

Orange County
http://starlitemovienight.com/
https://thefridacinema.org/
https://cinemadriveins.com/pop-up/8d4eabb7-4868-4d14-a606-4f97ba740489

Riverside
https://www.rubidouxswapmeet.com/theatre/rubidoux-drive-in
https://vanburendriveintheatre.com/

San Diego
https://southbaydrivein.com/
http://santeedriveintheatre.com/
https://artcenter.org/events/

Adult Art Classes [Virtual]
A list of intermediate and beginner virtual classes from the Lux Art Institute.
Info: https://classes.luxartinstitute.org/adults-classes-new

Concerts in Your Car [Socially Distanced] Ongoing
Are you missing live music? If the answer is “yes,” we’ve got the next best thing. Venues in Ventura, San Diego, and Phoenix are hosting LIVE performances! See some of your favorite bands without leaving your car! Audio will broadcast over a low-power FM transmitter to car radios. Venues are also featuring socially distanced movies as well. Tickets are required and parking spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’re itching for a long weekend, jump in your car and head to Ventura, San Diego or Phoenix for a mini getaway!
Info: https://www.concertsinyourcar.com/

Explore Santa Cruz [Virtual & Socially Distanced] Ongoing
Check out the myraid of events Santa Cruz has to offer! Experience the Steam & Harvest festival, drive-in movies, cemetery history tours, museums, and so much more!
Info: https://www.santacruz.org/blog/upcoming-virtual-events/

*Please note that due to COVID-19, some events may cancel and/or the dates and times may vary.

Prepared by the marketing department of California Title Company.

Socially Distanced Halloween Events 2020

Socially Distanced Halloween Events in Southern California


LOS ANGELES
Haunt ‘O Ween LA
Oct. 9-31
Experience a fun and interactive drive-thru Halloween experience! Enjoy pumpkin ‘picking’, trick-or-treating from costumed actors, musical performances and much more! Tickets required. All attendees must remain in their vehicles at all times. Masks Required. https://www.hauntoweenla.com/

Stranger Things Drive-In Oct. 1 -TBD
Drive into 1985 and experience the thrilling world of Netflix’s Stranger Things. Become a Hawkins resident as you drive to the Starcourt Mall and witness some unusual occurrences. This experience is sure to be an eleven out of 10! strangerthingsdriveinto.com/

Orange County
Fall-o-ween Sept. 25-Nov. 1*
This year, Knott’s Berry Farm is hosting a new Taste of Fall-o-ween event. The event includes pumpkin-spiced treats, apple cider, soups, bread bowls, and all the yummy treats of fall; including BOOzy refreshments for adults. Tickets required. Costumes encouraged. Costume masks cannot be substituted as a face covering. Face masks required.
*= Friday-Sunday only.
www.knotts.com/play/events/taste-of-fall-o-ween

Urban Legends Haunt Oct. 1-Nov. 1
This Halloween, the OC Fair & Event Center is transformed in to a spooky drive-thru experience! Tickets required. All attendees must remain in their vehicles at all times.
https://urbanlegendshaunt.com/

SAN DIEGO
Drive-Thru Scream Zone Oct. 1-31

The Scream Zone at Del Mar Fairgrounds is a mile long course with scenes from classic horror movies. Tickets required.
https://thescreamzone.com/

Witches of Westgate Oct. 24 and 31
Come dressed in your best for a bewitching afternoon. Enjoy tea, sandwiches, and pastries. Reservations required. Seating limited.
www.westgatehotel.com/activities/hotel-events/the-witches-of-westgate-tea/

RIVERSIDE
Drive Thru Treat Trail Oct. 24
At Corona City Hall, drive your way to a trail of treats and goodies. Tickets required.
https://www.coronaca.gov/

October Extravaganza Oct. 31
This year, the event will be a drive-thru candy experience! Dress up and pile in the car to experience all the fun from 6 pm to 8 pm.
https://rancho.tv/events/2020/10/31/october-extravaganza-2020

Prepared by the marketing department of California Title Company.

October 2020 Events [Digital]

San Diego October Events | California Title Blog

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Pumpkin Patches All Month
Find all of the pumpkin patches in California. Please note that due to COVID-19, the dates and times may vary.
Info: https://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/CApumpkins.php

Apple Picking & Festivals All Month
Get your apple fix this season at apple orchards and events. Please note that due to COVID-19, some festivals are canceled or hours and dates may vary.
Info: https://pickyourown.org/AppleFestivals-California.php

Are You Ready for Some Football? Sunday’s, Monday’s and Thursday’s
The good news is that the NFL football season will go on! Even though tailgating is prohibited, you can still watch all of the games for the 2020-2021 season.
Info: https://www.nfl.com/schedules/

Virtual Wine Tasting Wednesday’s
Join Main Street Wine Company on Zoom every Wednesday via Zoom. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram for the link and wine information.
Instagram: @mainstwineco
Facebook: facebook.com/mainstreetwinecompany

Virtual Oktoberfest 5K Oct. 1
Join the virtual fun today when you sign up for the 2020 Virtual Oktoberfest 5k!
Info: https://www.thevirtualrunchallenge.com/virtual-race-event/2020-oktoberfest-virtual-5k-run-walk/

World Bluegrass Festival Through Oct. 3
The IBMA World of Bluegrass festival is going digital this year.
Info: https://worldofbluegrass.org/

Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade Oct. 24
The annual Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade is going digital! This means that you don’t have to live in Anaheim to enjoy this joyous event! For more information, please visit the event website.
Info: https://www.anaheimfallfestival.org/

Virtual Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida Oct. 25
This year, the Walk-N-Roll in Southern California is going virtual!
Info: https://www.sbevents.org/index.cfm

Online Events Ongoing
Find a collection of dozens of events, webinars, educational training, and much more from 10 Times.
Info: https://10times.com/online

Virtual Running Events Ongoing
Choose from dozens of virtual running events local to you or participate in a national virtual race!
Info: https://www.virtualrunevents.com/

Pet Adoption Events Ongoing
If you’re looking for a new furry friend, look no further than Pets Guide! Here, you’ll find adoption events all across southern California!
Info: https://petsguidemagazine.com/adoption-events/

Spooky Virtual Tours Ongoing
Take a virtual tour of the Paris catacombs, the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, or the evacuated ghost town of Chernobyl, right from home!
Info: https://travel.earth/spooky-virtual-tours-you-can-take-right-now/

Online Activities for Kids Ongoing
Find activities, educational puzzles, and games for children to enjoy at home!
Info: https://www.scholastic.com/parents/kids-activities-and-printables/activities-for-kids/online-activity-round.html

Info: https://www.funbrain.com/

Virtual Dance Classes Ongoing
Here’s a list of 15 online dance classes to try at home. Try hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap and much more!
Info: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/fitness/g32686399/best-online-dance-classes/

Ideas for a Virtual Halloween Party Ongoing
Make the most out of celebrating Halloween with these fun and creative ideas.
Info: https://teambuilding.com/blog/virtual-halloween-party

Fork & Plow Lavender Farm Ongoing
In the fall, it’s time for sunflowers! Typically, for a few weekends, the farm hosts a “You Pick” event with shopping and a cider press. Food is individually packaged, outdoors, and this season tickets are required. Please visit the website for more information.
Info: https://www.forkandplowlavender.com/

Every Film Festival in the USA Through 2020
Find every film festival (virtual and in-person) on this list. Please note that due to COVID-19, in-person events are subject to change or be cancelled.
Info: https://www.indiewire.com/2020/08/film-festival-market-2020-in-person-online-1202232252/

September 2020 Events [Digital]

September 2020 Event Calendar

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Glen Echo Park Summer Concert Series  Sept. 3
While we can’t be together in person, we are delighted to be able to continue our Thursday evening tradition this summer, by presenting live, streaming concerts that you can enjoy from home, every week! Join us via Facebook Live for concerts and view past concerts on our Facebook page.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/glenechopark/
Nature Drawing Online Sept. 5
This online drawing intensive provides you with knowledgeable and direct guidance catered specifically to your needs, as well as several live group exercises specially designed to challenge and stimulate your creative muscles.
Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-drawing-intensive-tickets-112007750196?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection
Orange International Street Fair [Virtual] Sept. 4-6
This Labor Day weekend, the Orange International Street Fair will be virtual! For more information please visit the event website.
Info: http://www.orangestreetfair.org/
9/11 Virtual Stair Climb Sept. 11
Each participant pays tribute to a FDNY firefighter by climbing or walking the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Your individual tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY brother, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Your support of the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb events provides assistance to the surviving families and co-workers of the 343 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001.
Info: https://www.firehero.org/events/9-11-stair-climbs/
Ocean Institute Maritime Festival Sept. 11-13
The Ocean Institute is excited announce that this year we will be taking the festival virtual. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will be bringing maritime history to life online- for FREE!
Info: https://www.ocean-institute.org/ocean-institute-maritime-festival
Lake George Music Festival Sept. 13-18
Lake George Music Festival will feature musicians and ensembles from the 2020 roster in a six day series of innovative and exciting virtual performances. Performances will be pre-recorded and uploaded to our Vimeo page.
Info: https://www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com/events/
Stanley Cup Finals Sept. 22 (Tentative)
When the 2019-2020 NHL season was paused in March due to COVID-19, many were wondering what would happen with the remaining season. Since the end of July, the NHL has resumed its season to begin the playoffs. The final two teams are tentatively scheduled to compete for the final round of playoffs around September 22, 2020.
Info: https://www.nhl.com/
63rd Monterey Jazz Festival Sept. 25-27
This year’s Monterey Jazz Festival will be streamed online for three days beginning September 25.
Info: https://montereyjazzfestival.org/2020-virtual-monterey-jazz-festival/Street Food Cinema: Los Angeles Ongoing
To comply with social distancing regulations, Street Food Cinema is now hosting new Drive-In outdoor movies!
Info: https://streetfoodcinema.com/
Virtual Running Events Ongoing
Choose from dozens of virtual running events local to you or participate in a national virtual race!
Info: https://www.virtualrunevents.com/
Tour 17 Castles in Europe Ongoing
Tour some of Europe’s most popular castles from your home! 
Info: https://www.tripstodiscover.com/virtual-castle-tours/
Online Activities for Kids Ongoing
Find activities, educational puzzles, and games for children  to enjoy at home!
Info:https://www.scholastic.com/parents/kids-activities-and-printables/activities-for-kids/online-activity-round.html Info: https://www.funbrain.com/
Virtual Dance Classes Ongoing
Here’s a list of 15 online dance classes to try at home. Try hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap and much more!
Info: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/fitness/g32686399/best-online-dance-classes/
Harry Potter: A History of Magic Ongoing
The British Library has made its exhibit “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” available to view online.
Info: https://artsandculture.google.com/project/harry-potter-a-history-of-magic
Berlin Philharmonic: Digital Concert Hall Ongoing
The concert hall is closed but you can attend the digital concert hall!
Info: https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concerts
Corning Museum of Glass Live Stream Ongoing
Watch the fascinating techniques, artistry, and improvisation that comprise contemporary glass making in free live streams from The Corning Museum of Glass.
Info: https://whatson.cmog.org/events-programs/live-streaming
Tour Antarctic Dinosaurs Ongoing
Learn about the history of the Antarctic and the dinosaurs that once inhabited this part of the Earth.
Info: https://www.discoveryplace.org/stay-at-home-science/take-a-tour-of-antarctic-dinosaurs
Tour the Eiffel Tower Ongoing
Explore the Eiffel Tower from home at anytime!
Info: https://www.toureiffel.paris/fr/decouvrir