Thanksgiving Festivities in Orange County

Gobble Gobble! Orange County is full of fun holiday events throughout the month of November! Indulge in delicious homecooked traditional thanksgiving treats, turkey trot runs, arts and crafts, and outdoor activities.

Knott’s Merry Farm

Nov. 22- Jan. 5

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is right around the corner and Knott’s is ready to ring in the holiday season. Knott’s Merry Farm is a huge Christmas celebration for all ages, enjoy live entertainment, a crafts village, festive food and nightly snow in a Ghost town.




Thanksgiving at Montage

Thursday, Nov. 28

Brunch | 11:00am-4:00pm. $160 per adult; $50 per child ages 4-12 years. Plus tax and gratuity. This includes one glass of Champagne per guest. Dinner | 5:00 -9:00 pm Customary a la carte menu in addition to a four-course holiday tasting menu offering. $155 per adult; $50 per child ages 4-12 years. Plus tax and gratuity.



Dana Point Turkey Trot

Nov. 28

Register today for the largest Turkey Run! The annual turkey day turkey trot is back in Orange County, as it is is an ongoing family fun tradition. Located in beautiful Dana Point, there will be a 10L, 5K and kids gobble wobble. Regular registration for a 10K is $47, a 5K is $42, combo 5K and 10K is $57, and a kid’s gobble wobble is $22. The first race for the 5K will begin at 8:30 am.


Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival

Nov.7-Nov. 9

Located in Costa Mesa, Sugar Plum welcomes the season with gifts and accessories a perfect addition to your home. With over 150 local artists, featuring holiday, home and garden decorations, jewelry, candles and plenty more to choose from. Event dates are Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7-8 from 10 -8 pm and Saturday 9-5 pm.



Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Valentines Day Cruise with Dana Wharf

Embark your journey on a whale and dolphin tour, offered daily. Visitors can take a voyage with Orange County’s original whale watching company. Riders on one of Dana Wharf’s many vessels often see whales, dolphins and sea lions while embracing the majestic coastline of Dana Point, all these excursions are narrated by expert naturalists. In addition, Dana Wharf is endorsed by renowned wildlife artist Wyland.


Running Universal Studios

Nov. 17

Prepare to run in the next Running Universal Event Featuring Jurassic World 5K on November 16 and newly added 10K on November 17. Experience a heart-pounding race through the Theme Park and parts of the Universal Backlot, take photos with dinosaurs and other Photo Ops. Complete both the 5K and 10K and receive an exclusive Challenge medal. Kids ages 4-12 can join, too, with the Kids’ 1K Raptor Run! Get ready, because it just got real!