Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour
Eight beach cottages and bay front homes will be specially decorated for the 15th annual Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour. The event starts at 11 a.m. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchases at five stores on the island: Island Home, Even Sisters, Martha's Bookstore, The Persimmon Tree and The Gift Box. For more information, call (949) 673-4280.
Island Museum Opening
The Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society, at 351 Marine Ave., will celebrate its grand opening. The opening will coincide with the island's Holiday Home Walking Tour.
The Pacific Symphony presents its annual performance of Handel's "Messiah," at 3 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For tickets, go to http://www.scfta.org or call (714) 556-2787.
Stilettos and Cupcakes
Casey's Cupcakes will celebrate the grand opening of its store at Fashion Island with special Glitter Stiletto Cupcakes. The cupcakes will sell for $4 each.
Vanguard University's theater arts department presents "A Child's Christmas in Wales," adapted from a story by Dylan Thomas, in the Lyceum Theatre. For showtimes and ticket information, call (714) 668-6145 or go to theatre.vanguard.edu. Vanguard University is at 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.
Toys for Tots
Christ Lutheran School, 760 Victoria St., Costa Mesa, is collecting Toys for Tots at its our front office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
'Things That Keep Me Up at Night'
Orange Coast College's Doyle Arts Pavilion hosts an exhibit featuring memorable images from 20 artists. Admission to the "Things That Keep Me Up at Night" exhibit is free. For more information, call (714) 432-5102 or visit http://www.occartspavilion.com.
TILL DEC. 22