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 10 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 free appetizers and Santa swag!

Holiday Portrait Mini Sessions 2021 with Wanderlust Creatives: Make this holiday season one to remember with mini photography sessions with Wanderlust Creatives. These portraits are very creative and super fun! Twenty-minute sessions will take place between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on December 5. You can bring up to five people, not counting babies or animals. You will receive at least 20 high-resolution, post-processed, print-ready portraits in an online link one to two weeks after the shoot, with access to discounted professional prints via PASS gallery. Just show up and leave the rest to Wanderlust Creatives!

2nd Annual Code Ninjas Gingerbread House Contest: Get creative this holiday season! Code Ninjas will be hosting a gingerbread house decorating contest party at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 12. 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 November 20 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!

11th 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, about a 30-minute drive from Fullerton, 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.

Rend Collective’s “Jolly Irish Christmas Extravaganza”: Embrace the Irish culture as you join Rend Collective in their Jolly Irish Christmas Extravaganza! This concert, performed by an energetic, folksy group from Ireland, is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. The performance will take place on Tuesday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m., and tickets are on sale now. Reserve your seats before it fills up!


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!

South County Outreach Food Pantry Volunteers: Many families celebrate the holidays with grand, delicious meals. But there are some who can’t afford to do this. That’s why every month, the South County Outreach food pantry serves up to 3,000 families in need. You can help South County Outreach in their mission to feed families by donating food or money, working in the food market, or even providing front desk support. Just a little bit of help from you will mean the world to those you help!

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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