Orange County calendar of events


Theater: Orange Coast College's Repertory Theatre Company stages its annual holiday show, "An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social." Fri-Sun. 7 p.m., with a 2:30 matinee Sun. 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. (714) 432-5880.

Holiday cruise: The Ocean Institute offers a holiday cruise during the annual Parade of Lights in Dana Point Harbor. 7-9 p.m. Adults $35, children (4-12) $30. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. (949) 496-2274.

Screening: "Maquilapolis" is a documentary profiling the lives of workers in Tijuana's factories. Free. 8 p.m. Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. (949) 759-1122.


Holiday fun: Children can enjoy holiday folk art, storytelling, games, gingerbread house decorating, singing and more during the "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" event. Geared for ages 2 to 10. 1 p.m. $9 per participant. Oak Canyon Nature Center, 6700 E. Walnut Canyon Road, Anaheim. Pre-registration required (714) 998-8380 or Book signing: David Eckstein, the 2006 World Series MVP with the St. Louis Cardinals, signs his book, "Have Heart." 11 a.m. Free admission; books available for purchase in the Museum Store. Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. (714) 993-3393 or Holiday concert: The annual "Festival of Christmas Music" features the Chancel Choir, Bell Choirs and Brass Quintet. Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 5 and 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 13922 Prospect Ave., Santa Ana. www.trinityconnection.comor (714) 544-7850.

Posada: A traditional posada procession visits homes in the historic French Park neighborhood. Free. 5:30 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Messiah, 614 N. Bush St., Santa Ana.(714) 543-9389 or


Menorah lighting: Fashion Island's annual Hanukkah celebration features the lighting of an 8-foot menorah. 3 p.m. Bloomingdale's Courtyard, 701 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. (949) 721-9800 or Holiday concert: The Huntington Beach Concert Band performs an old-fashioned holiday concert of secular and sacred songs. 2:30 p.m. Adults $7, seniors and children $5. Rose Theater, 14140 All American Way, Westminster. (714) 793-1150.


Holiday theater: "Hope for the Holiday," a play by Nicole Curtis, tells of obstacles faced by a family during the Great Depression. $16. Show runs weekends through Dec. 17. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. STAGEStheatre, 400 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton. (714) 525-4484 or


The Orange County calendar is compiled by Yvonne Villarreal. Submit items two weeks in advance to or by fax to (714) 966-7711.

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