The Best Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Fullerton, CA!

With wreaths on every door and holiday lights adorning the streets, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year in Fullerton, CA! With its mild winters, Fullerton is the place to be for the holidays this year! There’s no need to worry about shoveling the driveway or dressing up in snow gear. Rather, you can truly focus on celebrating the holidays, both inside and outside! 

Whether you’re a long-time resident or just visiting, Fullerton, CA, is sure to make for a festive holiday season. Here are just a few of the festive, fun-filled holiday activities taking place in the Fullerton area this year!


Shows and Performances


Opportunities to Share

Safe Celebration


California really goes all out for the holidays! The variety of activities is sure to please everyone. Check out the list below for some of our favorite holiday activities in the Fullerton, CA, area!

Christmas Ladies Night Out: Ladies, we know how hard the holiday season can be for you! With gifts to buy, concerts to watch, and opportunities to volunteer, you’ve got a lot on your plate. That’s why we think you deserve a break. If you love live music, dancing, and karaoke, then this is an event you won’t want to miss. On December 17 at 6 p.m., grab a Santa hat and a red shirt and enjoy a night out with the girls! If you are one of the first 50 ladies to get there, you will even get a free Christmas gift!

Santa Portraits in Los Alamitos with OC Studios by Lizette: Would you like to get your little one’s picture taken with Santa in time to send it as part of your annual Christmas card? Schedule a photo session and come to American Legion Post 716 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, to get five digital images with the jolly old man himself! This offer is available for a family of up to four people, and you can receive bonus portraits if you bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Local businesses such as EverDream Events Co., Shine and Sparkle by Laura Nails, Thrive in Wellness with Yvette, and more will also be set up for you to tackle some holiday shopping once your session is done.

3rd Annual Code Ninjas Gingerbread House Contest: Get creative this holiday season! Code Ninjas will be hosting a gingerbread house decorating contest party at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. Bring your whole family and compete together for awards like “Best in Show,” “Most Creative,” and “Best Structure.” The gingerbread kit is included, but you are more than welcome to bring extra tools and decorations to make your gingerbread house pop. This event will be competitive fun for the whole family!

Shows and Performances

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a holiday concert? Luckily for us, Fullerton has plenty of holiday shows this year for everyone to enjoy! Be sure to check out one of the shows from this list to really dive into the holiday spirit!

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: Tired of the same old Christmas stories every year? This is sure to be one you’ve never experienced before! This wacky sci-fi play will be playing from November 19 to December 23 at the Maverick Theater in Fullerton. This is a play that your kids are sure to enjoy! Reserve your seats now before tickets sell out!

12th Annual Redondo Beach Pier Holiday Concert and Toy Drive: What’s better than a combination of giving and fun? Head on over to Redondo Beach on Saturday, December 10, to enjoy a night full of holiday music and the spirit of giving, all for free. Simply bring a children’s toy to donate to a child in need and you will be entered in a giveaway to win prizes! This is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays while truly feeling the spirit of giving.

A Very (Classy) Rogue Christmas Party: This swanky holiday celebration hosted by Rogue Creative Development in Newport Beach on Friday, December 2, will feature live music, food and drinks, a video booth, giveaways, and a cookie-decorating bar for you to showcase your pastry Picasso prowess. You are asked to bring an unwrapped gift with you as part of a toy drive for LOT318, a Placentia-based nonprofit focused on supporting education and building a local community.


Looking for truly unique gifts for your loved ones this year? Well then, you’ve come to the right place! Fullerton is rich with unique stores and small businesses that have just what you’re looking for. Keep reading to learn about some of the unique and best stores that Fullerton has to offer!

Stitch + Feather: This boutique is the perfect place to shop for the ladies in your life! These trendy clothes will have every woman drooling for a new top or accessory. Not only do they sell clothing, but they also sell things like mugs, makeup bags, scented candles, and coffee tables. Head on over to this shop in downtown Fullerton now to make that special lady in your life smile.

The Brick Basement: This antique mall in downtown Fullerton is perfect for finding a truly unique gift for your loved ones. With 25 different vendors, you can choose from a wide variety of jewelry, handbags, tea sets, handmade decor, and so much more. Skip the cookie-cutter gifts and find something truly unique at this shop in Fullerton.

The Wonder Emporium: We can’t forget about the kids! The Wonder Emporium, located only 15 minutes away from Fullerton in La Habra, sells toys for everyone from babies on up. Their extensive collection includes board games, stuffed animals, arts and crafts, educational toys, and more. The store is sure to have something for every kid, so stop by soon to get your kids an awesome gift.

Opportunities to Share

It’s sad to think about how many people won’t get to celebrate the holidays this year due to a lack of resources. If you have the time and ability, consider donating to those less fortunate than yourself. This experience will not only be heartwarming for them, but it is sure to put a smile on your face as well as you lean into the spirit of giving!

2022 Aliso Viejo Country Club Charity Classic: Register today for the first-ever Charity Golf Classic on Friday, November 18, at the Aliso Viejo Country Club. Prices are $175 per person or $650 for a foursome and include the 18-hole, four-person scramble golf tournament as well as lunch, hors d’oeuvres, and an auction, with proceeds going to South County Outreach and the Employee Care Foundation.

WISEPlace Volunteers for Homeless Women: California is full of homeless people who won’t get to celebrate the holidays this year. You can help these people, specifically the women, by volunteering with WISEPlace. They are looking for volunteers to transport meals from the donors to the WISEPlace shelter. If you can, sign up now to help out women in need.

Safe Celebration

Everyone loves a good winter-scented candle this time of year. But did you know that each year, up to 7,500 fires are started because of household candles? Yikes! That doesn’t mean you should throw out your candles completely, but you should be sure to be extra careful when lighting candles in your apartment. Battery-powered candles might be a good alternative, giving you the same ambiance without the added danger. If you do decide to light real candles, be sure to never leave them unattended!

Another fire hazard to be aware of is live Christmas trees. If you opt for a live tree over a fake one, make sure you keep your tree watered so it doesn’t dry out. Dry pine needles are extra flammable! Also, be sure to keep all open flames away from the branches, and make sure you turn all lights off when you’re not at home. Stay safe and enjoy the holidays!

With so much to do and see, Fullerton, CA, has everything you need to make the season bright.

We’d love to see your holiday fun! If you decorate for the holidays or try out one of the activities above, post a photo on social media, tag us, and use #TisTheSeasonAtAMC.

From all of us at Uptown Fullerton Apartments in Fullerton, Happy Holidays!

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