Your Guide for Celebrating the Holidays in Fullerton, California

The year may be winding down, but the holiday season is just winding up! As you plan what you’re going to do to make the most of this fun time, consider these holiday activities in Fullerton.

Our city offers a lot to see and do: There are holiday crafts and fairs, shows, shopping, giving opportunities, and a lot more. Keep reading to find out how this year’s Christmas in Fullerton can be the best one yet.


Shows and Performances


Opportunities to Share

Safe Celebration


The holiday season in Fullerton is a fun time—our city really does a great job at providing lots to see and do! This is great news, because it can be easy as the weather gets chilly to just hunker down inside. It’s so nice to have activities to look forward to! Here are three holiday activities in Fullerton that are great for the whole family:

Are your kids counting down the days until they can meet Santa and give him their lists? At the Holiday Carnival at Anaheim Town Square on November 27, your children can meet Santa and have their photo taken with him! And that’s just the beginning. There will also be real snow sledding, pony rides, games, bounce houses, holiday crafts, and North Pole cookie decorating. Don’t miss out on this amazing event—it’s even free!

Just because it’s getting cooler outside doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up indoors! There’s a variety of exciting winter sport activities near Fullerton that are sure to offer an amazing time. Whether your desired sport is skiing, snowboarding, or ice skating, you can find the best ski resort or ice rink near you in no time at this link

Don’t miss out on this year’s Fullerton Winter Market! Head over to the Downtown Fullerton Plaza on Saturday, December 3, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., for yummy food, holiday crafts, kids’ activities, artisan craft vendors, live entertainment, pictures with Santa, and the Beer and Wine Garden. Admission to the Winter Market is free.

Shows and Performances

There’s something about a live performance that really gets you in the mood for the holidays. The anticipation of the performers coming on stage, the excitement of the audience, and the shared love of music and theater all mirror the excitement of the holiday season. There are plenty of shows for everyone to enjoy in and around Fullerton for a great holiday season.

First, The Nutcracker is a classic holiday show you can’t miss this season. The timeless ballet tells the story of a young girl named Clara whose nutcracker comes to life on Christmas Eve and takes her through a magical land. There are several locations putting on a rendition of The Nutcracker—be sure to find one near you!

Feeling like a dance party? Consider attending the Black and White Holiday Ball in Anaheim, CA, on November 26! This party is a chance to dress up in black-and-white attire and dance to a variety of dance music, including Top 40s, Salsa, Funk, Rock, and more. Tickets are $35, so be sure to RSVP your spot before you get to the ball, as tickets increase to $45 at the door.

Tired of A Christmas Carol? How about a more unique yuletide theatrical experience? Watch the play Santa Claus Conquers the Martians for a wacky sci-fi comedy. Based on a 1964 film of the same name, this awesome adaptation runs from November 19 to December 23 at the Maverick Theater in Fullerton.


Finding that perfect present for a friend or loved one can be such a thrill. It’s especially exciting when you’ve been paying close attention all year, storing away nuggets of priceless information that will help you find a unique and unforgettable gift. This year, don’t just scroll on your phone to look for those perfect gifts. Head out to one of these spots to find unique gifts and support local businesses along the way:

Stitch + Feather is a boutique women’s clothing store located in downtown Fullerton. On top of classic staples and trendy statement pieces, you can find gift items like coffee table books, scented candles, statement mugs, and makeup bags.

For the curio-collector in your life, The Brick Basement has lots of gems to pick from! They’ve got jewelry, antique tea sets, retro handbags, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, handmade decor, movie premier banners—you name it! Find the store on Harbor Boulevard in Fullerton.

Let’s not forget about toys! The Wonder Emporium is an awesome store with toys you don’t find at most stores. They have a physical location just 15 minutes away from us in La Habra and an extensive collection available for purchase online. They’ve got toys for everyone from babies to 13 and over, including cute stuffed animals, board games, educational toys, arts and crafts, decor, fidget toys, active play, and more.

Opportunities to Share

To make the holidays extra special, it makes such a difference to reach outside of your regular circle and give to those less fortunate. Even if you can only give a little, it warms your heart and truly makes a difference!

Toys for Tots gives “toys, books, and HOPE to less fortunate children” all over the country. You can donate new toys or money, or you could volunteer to help with things like warehouse tasks or meal delivery. If your children or children you know could use some toys this year, you can also fill out a form to request toys.

Every month, the South County Outreach food pantry serves up to 3,000 families in need in South Orange County. As so many families gather around delicious meals over the holidays, it can be sobering to think about those around us who may be wondering where their next meal is going to come from. The good news is there are so many ways to help! You can donate food or money, work in the food market, or even provide front desk support.

WISEPlace is on a mission to end homelessness for unaccompanied women. There are lots of people already helping with their efforts, but they need people to help get meals from the donors to the WISPlace shelter. It takes about 45 minutes once a week. See the opportunities available from now till New Year’s Eve here.

Safe Celebration

Did you know that each year, up to 7,500 fires are started because of household candles? Yikes! We all love a good holiday-scented candle, but with that risk in mind, be extra careful when lighting candles in your apartment, especially your bedroom. Battery-powered candles might be a good alternative, giving you the same ambiance without the added danger. But if you do decide to light real candles, be sure never to leave them unattended!

Another fire hazard to be aware of is live Christmas trees. We all know how easily forest fires can start, and when you bring a piece of the forest into your home, the same principles apply. Make sure you keep your tree watered so it doesn’t dry out, keep all open flames away from the branches, and make sure you turn all lights off when you’re not at home. Stay safe and enjoy the holidays!

As the holiday season kicks into gear, consider trying out some of these fun holiday activities in Fullerton. From holiday crafts and fairs to shows, shopping, and giving opportunities, there are so many options that will make Christmas in Fullerton the best one ever.

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Happy Holidays!

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