Celebrate the Holidays with These Activities in Fullerton, CA!

With lights, music, and cheer adorning the streets of Fullerton, CA, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us! With so many activities, shows and performances, shopping destinations, and volunteer opportunities, it can be easy to get overwhelmed this time of year.

We want to make your life as easy as possible; that’s why we’ve created this guide to some of our favorite ways to celebrate the holidays in the Fullerton area this time of year. Avoid the hustle and bustle by planning out how you want to spend your holiday season now before life gets too busy!


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Safe Celebration


The Fullerton area offers a wide variety of activities this time of year! Whether you want to make memories, get creative with the family, or take a break to enjoy yourself, there’s sure to be something for you to do this holiday season in Fullerton, CA!

Holiday Portrait Mini Sessions with Wanderlust Creatives: Wanna make this holiday season one you’ll never forget? Capture the joy of the holiday season with mini photography sessions with Wanderlust Creatives. You will receive at least 20 high-resolution, post-processed, print-ready portraits in an online link one to two weeks after the shoot, just in time to send out Christmas cards! You won’t want to miss out on this super creative and fun opportunity.

Annual Code Ninjas Gingerbread House Contest: Do you live for competition? Then this event may be the perfect one for you! Grab your family and get creative decorating gingerbread houses! Code Ninjas will be hosting this contest at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. You can compete for awards like “Most Creative,” “Best in Show,” and “Best Structure.” Get creative and competitive this holiday season at this contest party!

Christmas Ladies Night Out: Ladies, we know you need a break! You’ve spent so much time shopping for gifts and trying to ensure your family has the perfect holiday season. Now it’s your turn to enjoy the holidays! Grab a Santa hat and a red shirt and enjoy a night out with the girls on December 17 at 6 p.m. This event will feature live music, dancing, and karaoke. Better yet, the first 50 women who show up will receive free appetizers and Santa swag! You won’t want to miss this.

Shows and Performances

There’s nothing like a live performance to get you into the holiday spirit! The anticipation of the performers coming on stage paired with shared excitement and enthusiasm throughout the audience is something you can’t find anywhere else. Check out this list of holiday shows in Fullerton to see how you can get into the holiday spirit this year!

12th Annual Redondo Beach Pier Holiday Concert and Toy Drive: What better way to get into the holiday spirit than enjoying a fun concert while donating to those in need? Head on over to Redondo Beach, about a 30-minute drive from Fullerton, to enjoy a free night full of holiday music and the spirit of giving. 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 embracing the spirit of giving.

A Christmas Carol at Rose Center Theater: This year, the Rose Center Theater in Westminster is putting on a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol from December 2 to 18. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The Rose Center Theater has a reputation for quality productions, so you definitely won’t be saying “Bah! Humbug!” to this. Tickets can be purchased at this link.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: If you are tired of watching the same Christmas plays year after year, have you ever heard of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians? This wacky sci-fi film adapted for the stage is sure to be a performance that will get your whole family excited! Head on over to the Maverick Theater in Fullerton sometime between November 19 to December 23 to watch a play you’ll never forget!


Is there anything better than watching your loved ones’ faces light up as they unwrap a gift that you picked out for them? This holiday season, participate in the spirit of giving! Fullerton is lucky to have so many great and unique shops nearby. Check out the list below to find the perfect place to shop for your loved ones! 

The Brick Basement: Tired of the same old cookie-cutter gifts? Head on over to The Brick Basement in Downtown Fullerton to find a gift for your loved ones that’s truly unique! Choose from a wide variety of handmade decor, jewelry, tea sets, handbags, furniture, and more from 25 different vendors. This antique mall in downtown Fullerton is truly the perfect place for finding a unique gift! 

The Wonder Emporium: This toy store is the perfect place to shop for your kids this holiday season! Located only 15 minutes away from Fullerton in La Habra, this store sells toys for everyone from infants on up! Here, you can find things like board games, stuffed animals, arts and crafts, educational toys, and more. The extensive collection is sure to have something to make every kid happy!

Stitch + Feather: Do you have a special lady in your life? Then this boutique is the perfect place to shop! Full of not only trendy clothing and accessories but also things like makeup bags, mugs, coffee tables, and scented candles, this shop can be hard to resist! Located in Downtown Fullerton, be sure to stop by and pick out a gift for all the special women in your life.

Opportunities to Share

There are so many people who don’t get to celebrate the holidays simply because they don’t have the resources to do so. If you are able, consider giving to the less fortunate this year for a heartwarming experience you will never forget.

WISEPlace Volunteers for Homeless Women: Did you know that the state of California alone has 151,000 homeless residents? That number isn’t pretty, but there’s still hope! By volunteering with WISEPlace, you can help homeless women in California have food and supplies for the holidays. Shop the general winter holiday wish list or become a secret Santa and get matched up with a personalized wish list for one of the women in the shelter.

South County Outreach Food Pantry Volunteers: A grand turkey dinner complete with mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Is your mouth watering yet? These types of meals are popular this time of year, but, unfortunately, there are many families who don’t have the resources for meals like this. That’s why the South County Outreach has a mission to feed up to 3,000 families in need every month. By volunteering to donate food or money, work in the food market, or even provide front desk support, you can help these families too. The holiday season is the perfect time to embrace the spirit of giving and help feed families in need!

Safe Celebration

Did you know that each year, up to 7,500 fires are started because of household candles? That’s not good! As much as we all love a good holiday-scented candle, it’s important to be careful when lighting them in your apartment. Consider battery-powered candles, which can give you the same ambiance without the added danger of an open flame. If you do opt for real candles, be sure to never leave them unattended!

Unfortunately, candles aren’t the only fire hazard this time of year! Another one to be aware of is live Christmas trees. We all know how easily forest fires can start, and when you bring a piece of the forest into your home, the same principles apply. It’s very important to keep your tree watered since dry pine needles are extra flammable. Also, be sure to keep all open flames away from the branches and turn all lights off when you’re not at home. Stay safe and enjoy the holidays!

With activities, performances, shopping, and opportunities to share, Fullerton, CA, has everything you need for a jolly season. 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 Highland Pinetree Apartments in Fullerton, CA, Happy Holidays!

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