The Best Holiday Activities in La Habra, CA

The air is getting colder as the special holiday spirit arises in La Habra, CA! Holiday lights glitter along the streets and wreaths adorn every door as the people of La Habra prepare for the holiday season. As the holidays get closer and closer, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to celebrate this joyful season!

Luckily, La Habra’s mild winters allow for a myriad of festivities, both indoor and outdoor! These winters draw both locals and visitors alike to participate in the many events available in the area. While the holidays can be overwhelming with everything that’s going on, don’t fret! Fair Oaks Apartment Homes in La Habra, CA, has put together a list of some of the best holiday activities, performances, shopping, and volunteer opportunities to help you get a clear view of what’s going on this year as you celebrate a joyous holiday season!


Shows and Performances


Opportunities to Share

Safe Celebration


Winters in the La Habra, CA, area are truly hard to beat! With activities involving animals, snowball fights, festive art, and more, there’s sure to be something that will appeal to the whole family’s unique tastes and get you into the holiday spirit. 

Aquarium Holidays: Who doesn’t love the aquarium? This festive holiday event taking place at The Aquarium of the Pacific is sure to get your kids into the holiday spirit! Featuring festive décor, shopping, snowfall in the Great Hall, and appearances by Santa and aquarium characters adorned in their holiday outfits, this activity will be fun for the whole family! Running December 4–23, reservations are required and capacity is limited, so don’t wait to purchase your tickets!

Snow Day: Just because La Habra winters are so mild doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some snow! If you want to experience a white Christmas this year, head on over to Brea Dam Park in nearby Fullerton, CA. Every holiday season, this park has fresh snow delivered to allow you and your family to participate in snowball fights, snowman building, and sledding! The most adventurous of the bunch will love going down one of our three 75-foot sled runs while the smaller kids enjoy the children’s sled area. If all that’s not enough for you, then know that the event also features crafts, games, and food trucks! While the date and time for this event is still to be determined, be sure to check back soon to see when you and your family will have the opportunity to celebrate an exciting white Christmas.

Christmas Chalk Walk: Looking for an artsy way to celebrate the holidays this year? This free event invites people of all skill levels and ages to participate and create festive chalk art to celebrate the holiday season. On December 10–12, visitors will have the opportunity to drive or walk through and view the amazing creations by the many talented artists. This event is a way to truly feel the spirit of the holiday season with beautiful lights, drawings, and live music!

Shows and Performances

A fun night out is a great way to spend time with friends and family, and many venues are hosting holiday-themed events throughout the season. Whether you’re looking for more classical fare or an exciting adventure, these holiday shows and performances in La Habra, CA, are a great way to spend an evening!

The Nutcracker: A traditional holiday performance that never gets old, The Nutcracker is premiering at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts on December 4 and 5. Dozens of ballerinas and dancers of all ages performing this beautiful show will be sure to entertain! Make sure to stop by the Nutcracker Boutique for shopping and the newly remodeled theatre courtyard for refreshments. This is sure to be a night you won’t forget!

Pirates Take Christmas!: Enjoy dinner and a show as you help save Santa from scoundrel pirates! You and your family, with the help of a little holiday magic, can help ensure that Santa defeats the pirates and saves the season! Located in nearby Buena Park, Pirates Dinner Adventure will perform a holiday dinner show stuffed with magic, wonder, and adventure that’s perfect for family fun or holiday parties! Reserve your seats now!


There’s no joy more special than the joy that comes from watching a loved one open a unique gift you picked out for them. No matter who is on your gift list this year, these shopping opportunities in and around La Habra, CA, are sure to have something for everyone! Featuring local vendors, performances, food, free activities, Santa Claus, and more, bring the whole family down for a fun shopping experience!

La Habra Christmas Boutique: This boutique is the perfect place to find the perfect gift for that special someone! Talented crafters will be offering wonderful crafts, religious articles, and delicious food, including tamales and pozole, champurrado, baked goodies, and much more. Running November 20–21, entrance to the boutique is free: Simply pay for the beautiful and unique gifts you find for your loved ones!

Pre-Holiday Pop Up Extravaganza: Avoid the crowds by getting your shopping done early! Appearing in nearby Fullerton, CA, on November 20 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., this shopping extravaganza is the perfect place to get some early gifts for your loved ones. The event will feature giveaways, raffles, games, live music, food, and arts and crafts for the kids. Better yet, registration is currently free and also enters you into a giveaway for a free Thanksgiving dinner from Boston Market!

Nutcracker Tree Lighting and Holiday Village: This combination of a shop, performance, and activity has been an annual tradition in nearby Anaheim since 1995. Along with a holiday bazaar for finding special gifts for your loved ones, enjoy tasting delicious foods from the International Food Fair that will be participating at this event. As you shop, watch live performances from choirs, marching bands, and ballerinas from Anaheim high schools. Bring your kids for photos with Santa, a tree-lighting ceremony, and free activities including snow play, crafts, train rides, and a family music show. This event will run on December 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Opportunities to Share

One of the greatest joys of the holiday season is giving back to those less fortunate. If you are looking for volunteer opportunities in La Habra, CA, check out some of these organizations that work both seasonally and year-round to help those in the community. 

Annual Holiday Community Program Toy Drive by Pathways of Hope: We know that the holidays are a busy time of year. If you want to give but just can’t find the time, consider Pathways of Hope’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive. This event is virtual, meaning that you can donate and help a child in need without ever leaving your house! Simply go to their website to find out how you can help provide toys to children in need. Options for helping to make a difference include purchasing an item from their Amazon wish list, bringing new and unwrapped toys to their business office in Fullerton, or simply sharing their flyer and message to others who might be willing to donate. This toy drive is the perfect way to give back to your community from the comfort of your own home! 

Holiday Social and Toys for Tots Drive: If you’re feeling social, head on over to the toy drive hosted by The Orange County chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). On December 1 at The Twisted Vine in Fullerton, the Toys for Tots Drive will include a gourmet food and wine networking event with hand-selected wines paired with delicious hors d’oeuvres. Bring an unwrapped toy, and it will be donated to children in need, all while you enjoy lovely wine and networking. Get your tickets now!

Safe Celebration

Almost everyone enjoys a winter-scented candle during the holiday season. However, it’s important to do so safely. According to the American Red Cross, fires caused by candles are four times as likely to occur during the winter holidays. One thing you can do to prevent fires in your home this season is to make sure you never leave a burning candle unattended. Consider using battery-powered candles that can achieve the same effect for a less-risky holiday season this year.

Another fire hazard this time of year is Christmas trees. This doesn’t mean you should throw the whole tree out, but you should take some proper precautions. Christmas trees can cause fires and damage if they fall over, so make sure they are somewhere stable. In addition, if you are one of the many Americans who decided on a real tree this year, be sure to keep it properly watered so it doesn’t dry out. Dry pine needles are extra flammable.

There are so many different ways you can feel the holiday spirit this season. Be sure to take full advantage of the holiday activities, performances, shopping opportunities, and volunteering experiences in and around La Habra, CA, to get the most out of this holiday season. Follow the proper precautions, and we’re sure this will be the best holiday season yet!

We’d love to see your holiday fun! If you decorate for the holidays or try out one of the activities above, post a photo on social media, tag us, and use #TisTheSeasonAtAMC.

From all of us at Fair Oaks Apartments in La Habra,
Happy Holidays!

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