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Catch a show at the Anaheim House of Blues

Posted on December 19th, 2013

Opened in 2001, the Anaheim House of Blues is a unique music venue with a rich and colorful history. Located in Downtown Disney, the House of Blues Anaheim is the home of the special Quilts of Gees Bend which dates back as far as the early 1900s as well as its painted New Orleans French doors showing Heaven and Earth alongside Temptation and The Crossroads. As per tradition, there is a metal box full of mud taken out of the Delta Mississippi stored underneath the stage. Maybe it’s this nod to history which makes the... Read more

Join the Fun at the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade!

Posted on December 6th, 2013

Now in its 105th year, the Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is a beloved tradition attracting visitors from miles around. An estimated one million viewers are expected to watch as yachts, kayaks, canoes and a wide range of boats and vessels sail around the harbor as part of this spectacular parade. Presented by the Commodores Club, part of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event has a special theme: Rocking Around The Christmas Tree. If you will be staying close to Newport Beach this December, here’s your chance to join in on the... Read more

Attend the Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Posted on November 15th, 2013

The Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Shopping Village celebrations in Downtown Anaheim are a very special part of the winter calendar. This year, the festivities are being held on Saturday December the 7th, all day between 10am and 7pm. With a massive range of activities for the whole family, it is one of the best ways to kick-start some of that holiday spirit and get into the festive mood. The events center around the Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street, with free parking available in the Oak Street Parking Structures as well as in the... Read more

Holiday Joy in Anaheim

Posted on November 5th, 2013

There is a good reason that the Disneyland Resort is known as the ‘happiest place on earth’ and at Christmas-time, the joy spreads even further. From November 12th onwards, the holiday season commences at Disneyland Resort with special entertainment and attractions full of the festive spirit, set to delight all who enter this magical place. All across the park, seasonal experiences are laid out for visitors: Main Street USA, Buena Vista Street and Cars Land are all covered in ornaments and decorations for the holiday period, with hidden Christmas treasures waiting to be discovered by those... Read more

Experience Thrills & Chills at Knott’s Scary Farm!

Posted on October 30th, 2013

Said to be one of Southern California’s largest and most frightening Halloween activities, Knott’s Scary Farm combines the best of the season in wild nights of haunts, rides and carnival entertainment. Taking place on selected nights between September 26th and November 2nd, those brave enough to venture into the farm will be greeted by a wealth of new and previously unseen arrangements. Those staying at one of the places to stay near Knott’s Berry Farm to check out this seasonal event!

Black Magic starts the evening, as the veil that separates the living from the dead is... Read more

It’s Halloween Time at Disneyland

Posted on October 15th, 2013

Every year at Disneyland, come October there is a very special event: Mickey’s Halloween Party. Guests are welcomed to join Mickey and the gang for frights and surprises across the park. Part of the Halloween Time season at the Disneyland Park, the Halloween Party is outside of normal opening hours and held on select nights by pre-booked ticket only. What happens in Disneyland after dark at Halloween? Children love to find out!

With dressing up positively encouraged – both for children and adults alike – visitors staying in family friendly hotels close to... Read more

Enjoy Arts and Crafts at the Harvest Festival

Posted on September 20th, 2013

2013 is the 41st anniversary of the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show. This annual event starts in Las Vegas, Nevada, and tours California throughout Fall and into Winter, appearing at the Anaheim Convention Center on the 11th to 13th of October in the middle of its run. Anaheim is preparing to welcome visitors from every walk of life, whether they are regular attendees or new for this year, where more than twenty four thousand individual handmade craftsman items are to be displayed and sold by hundreds of booths. The entertainment program is also packed... Read more

Get Jazzed Up for the Brea Jazz Festival!

Posted on September 6th, 2013

Every year in Brea, California, for the past 11 years, there has been an amazing Brea Jazz Festival – and this year is no different. Between September 7th and September 29th, 2013, every Saturday and Sunday will be host to a range of activities and events for all the family. A four week musical  celebration of everything jazz, the events will not only include a range of live musical acts and performers from across the area but also fine arts and crafts shows, a beer and wine garden and activities specially tailored to children. If you will be at... Read more

See Whales Up Close at Newport Beach!

Posted on August 16th, 2013

Summer is almost over and it’s time to take full advantage of the remaining time left. What better way to spend a summer day in Southern California than at the beach? The cool ocean breeze combined with a warm summer day that California is known for is sure to be a fun time. If you decide to enjoy a day at the beach, why not get a tour of the ocean while you’re at it? Newport Beach is one of the best places in Southern California to take a boat ride out into the ocean and... Read more

Affordable Family-Friendly Attractions to Visit in the OC!

Posted on August 2nd, 2013

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As summer vacation comes to a near end and the new school year is fast approaching, it only makes sense that you take advantage of the rest of your summer.  Many kids will be returning to school in late August so make sure to plan a mini vacation or visit a couple of attractions while you’re still on summer break.  Spend some quality time with the family by visiting local attractions around Orange County.  Visitors who stay at hotels near Anaheim will typically spend a day at well-known attractions like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm.  However, if... Read more