Ring in the Holidays with Winter Celebrations in Irvine

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Celebrate the holidays all winter long with the City of Irvine. Join an evening of holiday cheer at our annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony, and enjoy festive activities at Great Park during “Holidayz at the Park.”

Holidayz at the Park

’Tis the season for family fun and holiday cheer as Great Park transforms into a winterscape featuring holiday-themed art, music, and decorations. Enjoy festive lights, photo ops, and family activities November 20, 2021–January 2, 2022 at the park. There’s something for everybody:

  • Take a stroll through the Palm Court adorned with holiday decorations and “Air Santa,” a larger-than-life airplane paying homage to Saint Nick’s travels and the park’s military roots;
  • Visit the Artist Studios to enjoy interactive displays and festive photo backdrops for the best holiday selfie stations you’ll find this season;
  • Come seek and find mini elf homes hidden within the holiday decor at the Palm Court Arts Complex, celebrating the City’s 50th anniversary;
  • And sign up at yourirvine.org for seasonally themed programs, where kids and families can decorate a gingerbread house, learn to draw The Grinch, and enjoy a drive-in screening of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) during a holiday pajama party.

Great Park is located at 8000 Great Park Blvd. in Irvine. Visit yourgreatpark.org/holidayz for a list of all activities. For more information, call 949-724-6247.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Celebrate the season as “snow” falls over the Irvine Civic Center and the community gathers for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 4, 4–6:30 p.m. Join an evening of holiday cheer at this free event, which will include visits with Santa Claus, live holiday music, and a winter-themed train route.

Irvine Civic Center is located at 1 Civic Center Plaza. For more information, visit cityofirvine.org/specialevents or call 949-724-6606.