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If you live in or are planning a visit to Orange County and are looking for things to do there in January, then please check out this January 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues at First American Title:

Capistrano Lights at Mission San Juan Capistrano | Thru Jan. 6 at 5pm | 26801 Ortega Highway

Mission will host Capistrano Lights 2018: a nightly tree lighting. After the Mission closes, guests can take their complimentary downtown San Juan Capistrano map and discover the historic downtown district with plenty of holiday shopping, dining, and wine tasting all season long. For more information: 949-234-1300 | www.missionsjc.com

OC Chill Ice Rink | Through Jan. 7 | Irvine Spectrum Center

Irvine Spectrum Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland when the festive outdoor Holiday Ice Rink returns to Giant Wheel Court this holiday season. The outdoor Ice Rink will offer fun for the whole family. Skate sessions are 75 minutes. Helmets are optional and provided free of charge. Season passes, private lessons and private parties available. For more information: www.skatespectrum.com

Bride World Expo | Jan. 5 from 10am-4pm | OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa

150 florists, photographers, DJs, wedding venues, photo booths, invitations, decor ideas, honeymoon packages, fashion shows, a gown sale and DIY seminars. Meet local experts and find amazing wedding planning values. For more information: www.brideworld.com

D. Yoder Family Sundays | Jan. 6 from 10am-2pm / Casa Romantica, San Clemente

Held on the first Sunday of each month for activities and a program thematically based on Casa Romantica’s Casa Captivating programs for all age. Wind down with a visit to the vivid gardens at Casa Romantica with FREE admission and self-guided tours! For more information: 949-498-2139 | www.casaromantica.org

Village Art Faire | Jan. 6 from 9am-3pm | Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente

The first Sunday of every month. Fine art, photography, ceramics, wood work, metal work, jewelry, fused/blown glass, candles, apothecary, home decor, leather work, botanicals, sculpture, textiles, and much more. For more information: 949-218-5378 | www.villagesanclemente.org

Los Alamitos Chamber Installation Gala | Jan. 10 from 6-10pm | On The Greens at the Navy Golf Course, Cypress

Celebrate the installation of the new board and honor those who do great in our community. Please contact the Chamber Office directly to donate items of $100 or more for the silent auction– 50% of proceeds will be donated to the Non-Profit of the Year. For more information: 562-598-6659 | www.losalchamber.org

Laguna Hills State of the City | Jan. 11 from 11:30am-1pm | Heritage Room, Laguna Hills Community Center

Please join chamber members, business and community leaders, and elected officials, for the annual Mayor’s State of the City Address, where you will hear how city leaders plan to address the challenges and opportunities facing our city. Lunch free with RSVP. For more information: 949-542-6016 | www.lagunahillschamber.com

HB APA’s “Side Show” | Jan. 11-13 & 18-20 | APA Studio Theater (Black Box)

The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts presents “Side Show,” a musical based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression. “Side Show” is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame, but denies them love. HB APA’s Musical Theatre department presents this annual fundraiser and show, which will be complete with opportunity baskets, auctions, and a pre-show one hour before each performance. For more information: 714-536-2514 x4025 | www.hbapa.org 

Sister Cities Presents Gianne de Genevraye | Jan. 12 from 6:30-8:30pm | Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room

The Newport Beach Sister City Association, with special thanks to the Newport Beach City Arts commission, will host a reception and conversation with international artist Gianne de Genevraye. Small bites and no host wine bar. Gianne de Genevraye is a Contemporary Nature Artist who paints in public gardens and exhibits in public spaces. Her work focuses on contemporary approaches to nature. Gianne de Genevraye’s exhibition will run January 7 - March 1, 2019 and feature art produced in residence at Newport Beach’s sister cities: Antibes, France, Okazaki, Japan, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico For more information: 949-650-0594 | www.newportbeachca.gov

Whale Talk & Walk | Jan. 12 from 9-11am | Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center

Join us for a Naturalist led presentation on whales, other cetaceans, and marine mammals that can frequently be seen from the Dana Point Headlands. Designed to introduce participants to the natural history of marine mammals, whale characterization, and interesting tidbits about these large and fascinating creatures of the sea. Second Saturday of each month. For more information: 949-248-3527 | www.danapoint.org

Artesanos Village Craft Fair | Jan. 12 from 9am-2pm | Hecho en Mexico, Placentia

Community Crafters meet every 2nd Saturday of the month to sell their beautiful art and display their talented skills. For more information: 714-353-7517 | www.hechoenmexico-giftstore.com

OC Festival of Speed | Jan. 12-13 from 9am-5pm | Auto Club Speedway, Fontana

We will have the opportunity to watch some of the world’s most extreme hypercars and exotics do what they do best – showcase their performance abilities on a track with side-by-side racing, high speed passes, extreme acceleration, and maybe even the occasional burnout! Benefits the Special Olympics Southern California - Inland Empire Region. For more information: https://ocfestivalofspeed.com

Discovery Day at Centennial Farm | Jan. 18 from 9am-12pm | OC Fair & Event Center

Gives guests an opportunity to take a self-guided tour through the farm with volunteers nearby to provide information and answer farm-related questions. Reservations are required for groups of six or more children. For more information: www.ocfair.com

Aliso Viejo Chamber 2019 Gala | Jan. 18 from 6-10pm | Aliso Viejo Center

An Evening of Dinner, Dancing, and Fun! Enjoy Hors d’ Oeuvres and drinks, moving into a sumptuous dinner with wine. Following a brief installation of 2018 officers, we will dance our way through the evening with old and new friends. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information: 949-243-7042 | www.alisoviejochamber.com

2019 Miss Anaheim Competition | Jan. 19 from 6-9pm | Anaheim Performing Arts Center-Servite High School

Watch contestants from the Anaheim and surrounding communities compete for over $10,000 in scholarships and awards. This is an official preliminary to the Miss California and Miss America competitions. For more information: 714-273-3935 | www.missanaheimpageant.org

Excellence In Placentia Gala | Jan. 24 from 6-9pm | Alta Vista Country Club

Please join us for our annual celebration honoring the amazing Citizens and Businesses that make Placentia such a great place to live and work. This year, we are adding Best Employer and Best Youth Volunteer to our list of honorees. For more information: 714-528-1873 | www.placentiachamber.com

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner & Auction | Jan. 25 from 6-11pm | The Fashion Island Hotel

Open to the public, the gala will honor the winners of the 2018 Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights competitions and raise funds for next year’s Parade. All award winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. In addition to the awards ceremony, guests will have the opportunity to take part in an incredible live and silent auction. For more information: www.newportbeach.com

Lake Forest SnowFest | Jan. 26 from 11am-4pm | Lake Forest Sports Park

Pre-registration is mandatory. Tickets are sold out by the time of the event. Bring your family and friends to our annual winter event, SnowFest, featuring snow laden slopes, snow play area, and guest appearances from visitors from a galaxy far-far- away! Food and drinks available for a nominal fee. For more information: 949-461-3459 | www.lakeforestca.gov

Fountain Valley State of the City Luncheon | Jan. 29 from 11:30am-1:30pm | Los Caballeros Sports Village

Panel discussion on City & Chamber goals for 2019. For more information: 714-962-3822 | www.fvchamber.com

Pizza with Police | Jan. 31 from 5-7pm | 24002 Aliso Creek Road

The Laguna Niguel Youth Committee, together with Laguna Niguel Police Services, is hosting this event for 9-12th graders at Fresh Brothers Pizza. Break down the barriers by getting to know your local Deputies, ask questions about their jobs, and enjoy some great pizza with other high school students! For more information: 949-425-5100 | www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

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