It's Snowing in Orange County
Torelli Realty hosts its annual holiday "Snow Land" event, featuring 40 tons of real snow, from 9 a.m. to noon at Balearic Park, 1975 Balearic Drive, Costa Mesa.
Nutcracker for Kids
The Pacific Symphony and Festival Ballet Theater team up for a performance of a kids-themed "Nutcracker," as part of the Pacific Symphony's Family Musical Mornings series. Showtimes are at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and tickets start at $19. For more information, visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
Spa Gregorie's and Macy's at Fashion Island will present the fourth annual "Knit One, Cure Too" knit-a-thon. Participants will knit holiday scarves and all of the sales proceeds benefit research into a cure for breast cancer. The benefit event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Macy's Fashion Island, 901 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.
Birthday Party for Lyon Air Museum
The Lyon Air Museum will mark its second anniversary with an event featuring an appearance by Santa Claus, toys for tots, and a vintage C-47 airplane. The celebration will go from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana.
The O'Reilly and Miller Show
Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly and Comedian Dennis Miller will be appearing together for two shows at Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, as part of their Bolder & Fresher Tour. Shows are scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m. For tickets, go to http://www.scfta.org or call (714) 556-2787.
Holiday Puppet Show
The Newport Beach Public Library presents "The Night BEARfore Christmas," a free holiday puppet show for children. The performances will take place at 1 p.m. at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., and at 2:30 p.m. at the Crean Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave. For more information, call (949) 717-3800, ext. 2.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
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.
The Festival Ballet Theatre presents its annual production of "The Nutcracker" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For showtimes and ticket information, call (714) 962-5440 or go to http://www.festivalballet.org.
Vivaldi's Four Seasons
The Pacific Symphony, with violinist Henning Kraggerud, perform Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," among other pieces, in a concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $25 and the show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
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.
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.
Alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr. makes its Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut with a concert at Samueli Theater. Also performing are Pierced Arrows and Henry Rollins hosts an interactive Q&A with Dinosaur Jr. before its performance. Tickets start at $35 and the show is at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
'Spaceman' Visits Newport
The Cannery, 3010 Lafayette Road, Newport Beach starts its Hot Stove League Series with special guest Bill "Spaceman" Lee. Enjoy a cocktail hour and a three-course meal and wine pairing with a baseball great for $750, which the Angels Baseball Foundation will match. Proceeds go to Urban Youth Academy in Compton. Seating is limited to 50. For more information, call (562) 690-2011 or visit http://www.cannerynewport.com.
Philharmonic Society celebrates the holidays mariachi style with its annual Fiesta Navidad, featuring the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi los Camperos de Nati Cano. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and tickets start at $25. For more information, visit http://www.philharmonicsociety.org.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times