Celebrate the Holidays in Norwalk, CA!

If you find yourself in Norwalk, CA, this holiday season, you’re in for a treat! While much of the country is bundled up against the cold of the winter, we don’t have to worry about the snow here in southern California. We can focus 100 percent on celebrating the holidays with family and friends—no snow gear required! 

Whether you’re looking for a bustling holiday celebration or something a bit more low-key, Norwalk is the perfect place to be! Norwalk and the surrounding areas are home to a variety of holiday and winter activities, Christmas celebrations, and festivities from around the world! Here are a few of the wonderful events going on this season:

Activities

Shows and Performances

Shopping

Opportunities to Share

Safe Celebration

Activities

Tree lightings, musicals, hot cocoa, and plenty of holiday parties await those spending the holidays in Norwalk, CA! There’s a ton going on in and around the area this holiday season. Here are just a few:

Town Square Holiday Carnival: Commemorate this special time of year by enjoying portraits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, snow sledding, pony rides, games, cookie decorating, and more. This event takes place on November 26 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy this great opportunity to create holiday memories with your family!

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights Cruise: There’s a lot going on in Newport Beach this time of year! Homeowners and businesses go all out decorating their homes and yards with Christmas lights, decorations, and even animatronics. On the water, boats covered in lights and decorations cruise the waterfront and offer tours to those who want to see the amazing homes along the coast. This event is ongoing through most of December, so take advantage of this unique opportunity that comes only once a year!

Gatsby’s House New Year’s Eve: Indulge in the luxurious roaring ’20s at this exclusive event! Dress in your best flapper dress or suit and enjoy a premium open bar, multiple VIP lounges, some of the best DJs in the OC, and much more! Ring in the new year in style at Gatsby’s House New Year’s Eve party! Buy your tickets early, and make sure you’re over 21 years old, too.

Shows and Performances

The holidays are the perfect time to take in a play, concert, ballet, or musical. Fortunately, there are plenty of options this holiday season. Whether you’re in the mood for dance or song, you’ll be stunned at the beautiful performances happening nearby!

Christmas with the Celts: La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents this famous PBS show on December 23 at 8 p.m. You’ll enjoy modern Christmas hits, lively Irish carols, spontaneous humor, thrilling Irish dancing, and gorgeous string arrangements in this memorable Christmas experience. Tickets start at $20. Buy your tickets early to ensure you have a seat for this magnificent performance!

The Magic of Christmas: Come and enjoy this one-of-a-kind performance from The Young Americans, America’s first show choir! The show will feature your favorite moments from Christmas shows past, new musical numbers from holidays present, and a magical peek at Christmas shows yet to come. Don’t miss out on this fantastic performance!

Deck the Hall at Cal State Fullerton: This mega holiday performance includes the talents of the University Symphony Orchestra, University Singers, University Wind Symphony, CSUF Concert Choir, Titan Voices, and Singing Titans all on one stage! This festive performance features holiday favorites and familiar sing-alongs. Buy your tickets today!

Shopping

Everyone loves gifts, whether that be the joy and surprise of receiving something special, or the warmth and happiness of finding the perfect thing for that someone special. And if you’re celebrating Christmas this year, you’ll certainly want a fresh Christmas tree to fill your home with the scent of pine. Here are some great places to shop for decor and gifts this holiday season.

Christmas Tree Village: This location sells only the freshest Christmas trees. Shipped from their farms in Oregon, the fresh Noble, Douglas, Grand, and Nordmann fir trees are available just a day or two after cutting. There’s also fresh wreaths, tree stands, and tree preservatives to keep your tree fresher longer. This is one of the best places in the area to get your Christmas tree!

Uptown Village Market: Support your local community by attending this holiday craft festival where you’ll find jams, jellies, oils, delicious baked goods, clothing, picture frames, and a ton of other great local and handmade goods. Make sure to mark your calendar; this holiday shop is only open on Friday, December 5, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to buy unique gifts for family and friends!

Toy Drive Car and Bike Show: Get ready for the holidays by visiting this popup party! Entry is only $5 or the cost of a toy. Apart from special guest performers and activities, there will be over 60 great vendors selling unique holiday gifts, decor, and more. Don’t miss it!

Opportunities to Share

It’s sad to think about, but not everyone has a family to come home to during the holidays, and even more people are struggling to provide for themselves and their families. You can help. Consider donating your time and money to these noble community causes. Let’s make this year better for as many people as we can! Here are some great community initiatives designed to help.

Annual Tree Lighting and Toy Drive: Share the gift of happiness, health, and safety this year by donating gifts for children and learning how to help individuals in need. This event is so much more than just a toy drive: Attendees will have opportunities to be taught about epilepsy awareness and seizure first aid with plenty of activities for kids. Contact the organizers to find out how you can help.

Holidays from the Heart: Sickness doesn’t take a break during the holidays. Hundreds of sick children will spend the holiday season at Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. Consider sponsoring a family of a sick child to ease the burden this holiday season. It’s the best gift you could give the family of a sick child.

Safe Celebration

Everyone loves a good cinnamon-scented candle this time of year, but up to 7,500 fires are started each year because of this innocuous item. Be extra careful when lighting candles in your apartment, especially your bedroom. Battery-powered candles can achieve the same ambiance without the added danger of an open flame. Never leave your holiday candles unattended, and don’t go to bed or take a nap with lit candles in the house!

While fun and festive, Christmas trees can be another fire hazard you need to be aware of. If you’ve brought a real Christmas tree into your apartment during this holiday season, make sure you keep it watered so it isn’t quite as dangerous to wrap in lights. Keep all open flames, especially candles, away from the branches and needles, and make sure you turn all holiday and strand lights off when you’re not at home. You never know when electrical issues might cause fires. 

With so many activities, shows, shopping destinations, and service opportunities in the area, Norwalk, CA, is the perfect place to be during the holidays.

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 The Courtyards and Tierra Palms Apartments in Norwalk, CA, Happy Holidays!

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