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.
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
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/
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
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.
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/
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 in Southern California
LOS ANGELES Haunt ‘O Ween LAOct. 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/