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Nightly through January 4

IlluminOcean Holiday Light Show
5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For 40 nights the Dana Point Harbor will be lit up with holiday lighting displays including 22 large-scale ocean-inspired holiday sculptures and 23 miles of glowing LED strands. Weekends will feature street performers, glow merchandise and “Whale Eyes” 3D glasses that give the lights a holographic look. The event is free to attend and will be held through January 4. Dana Point Harbor Drive, www.mydanapoint.com/dana-point-illuminocean.

Thursday, December 11

Mermade Market
9 a.m.-8 p.m. The second semi-annual Mermade Market handmade-only craft bazaar features original crafts unique to this show. You will find fine art, holiday gifts, jewelry, décor, candles, textiles and more. Dec. 11-13. Event is free to attend. Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point, www.mermademarket.com.

Chamber Holiday Networking Mixer
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Kick-off the holiday season with some networking at the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Holiday Mixer at the Marriott Residence Inn. Bring an unwrapped toy to help support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley. Raffle prizes also welcome (value 25$+). $15 for chamber members, $25 for potential members. Admission includes appetizers and two drinks. Marriott Residence Inn, 33711 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. RSVP to info@sanjuanchamber.com.

Four Shillings Short
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Live traditional and original music from the Celtic lands, medieval and renaissance Europe, India and the Americas played on world instruments including dulcimer, mandolin, sitar, tinwhistle, banjo, percussion, psaltery and more. Donations accepted. San Clemente Art Supply, 1531 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Urinetown the Musical
7 p.m. The South Orange County School of the Arts presents Urinetown the Musical on Dec. 10, 11, 12 and 13. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Porthole Theater, Dana Hills High School, 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, www.socsarts.org.

Poul Pederson
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Taryn Donath
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Garden Angels
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Volunteers meet every Thursday in front of the Montanez Adobe at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano to help maintain the garden and more. Bring gloves and wear close-toed shoes. 949.606.6386, www.goinnative.net.

Free Saddleback Concert Series
1 p.m. Voice, instrumental piano and jazz students from Saddleback College perform as part of the school music department’s free one-hour concert series, every Thursday in Fine Arts Room 101 and the McKinney Theatre. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. For more info, visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.

PJ Storytime with the Sunshine Readers
7 p.m-7:45 p.m. Reading event for children off all ages, pajamas wearing encouraged but not required, at the San Clemente Library, 2651 Calle Frontera, San Clemente, 949.412.1245, www.ocpl.org.

Gone Country
8 p.m.-10 p.m. Country music and dancing every Thursday at the Point Restaurant. 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www. thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Moms in Charge Holiday Boutique
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fun, stress-free holiday shopping at Capo Beach Christian School. 25975 Domingo Avenue, South Coast, 949.330.7106, www.momsincharge.org.

Friday, December 12

Mermade Market
10 a.m.-6 p.m. The second semi-annual Mermade Market handmade-only craft bazaar features original crafts unique to this show. You will find fine art, holiday gifts, jewelry, décor, candles, textiles and more. Dec. 11-13. Event is free to attend. Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Avenue, Dana Point, www.mermademarket.com.

Winter Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Jan. 20. See more events at www.danawharf.com. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603.

North Beach Art Walk
6 p.m. The Art Walk will begin at Artwistic Creations in San Clemente and progress down North El Camino Real, ending with the official After Party Headquarters at Knuckleheads Sports Bar from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., located at Avenida Pico and El Camino Real. Attendees must be over 21 to attend the after party. Participating Businesses include: Artwistic Creations, T. Patterson Surfboards, The Mint Gallery, Bull Taco, San Clemente Art Supply AKA Green Flash Gallery, The Riders Club, Noll Surfboards Gallery and Knuckleheads Sports Bar.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Trips available every day of the week. Get up close to marine life aboard a Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari trip. Prices vary depending on the vessel. Call for more information. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, www.dolphinsafari.com.

Billy Watson with Kyle Jester
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Elliot on the Piano
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

FantaSEA Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13. Boaters from all over Orange County parade through the Dana Point Harbor aboard boats decorated with festive lights and other displays. Entrants vie for prizes in this 40th annual event. View the parade free from anywhere in the Harbor at waters’ edge. Dana Point Harbor Drive, www.danapointharbor.com.

Mike Hamilton
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Enjoy live music at Salt Creek Grille each Friday with guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Hamilton. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.mikehamiltonmusic.com.

Urinetown the Musical
7 p.m. The South Orange County School of the Arts presents Urinetown the Musical on Dec. 10, 11, 12 and 13. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Porthole Theater, Dana Hills High School, 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, www.socsarts.org.

Greetings!
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $20, $15 for students. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

A Christmas Carol
8 p.m. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future lead Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m., Sunday performances at 2 p.m. Runs until Sunday Dec. 21. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

Live Music at OC Tavern
9:30 p.m. Live music every Friday and Saturday night. Free. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, www.octavern.com.

Saturday, December 13

Trail Cleaning and Weeding
8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Volunteer with the Reserve to help keep the trials clean and clear weeds. Bring work gloves if you have them. Drinks and snacks provided. The Richard and Donna O’Neil Conservancy, call for directions, 949.923.2210, www.rmvreserve.org.

Fun Finding Fungi Mushroom Walk
9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Join the Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo to find, photograph and identify mushrooms. Ages eight and up. Richard and Donna O’Neil Conservancy, call for directions, 949.923.2210, www.rmvreserve.org.

Mermade Market
9 a.m.-4 p.m. The second semi-annual Mermade Market handmade-only craft bazaar features original crafts unique to this show. You will find fine art, holiday gifts, jewelry, décor, candles, textiles and more. Dec. 11-13. Event is free to attend. Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Avenue, Dana Point, www.mermademarket.com.

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Marine Mammal Cruise
10 a.m. Join the Ocean Institute aboard the 70-foot RV Sea Explorer for an opportunity to see whales, fish, dolphins, sea lions and other wildlife along the Southern California coast. $35 for adults, $22 for children 4-12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Santa Paws
10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Pet Project Foundation is hosting the 3rd Annual Santa Paws event. Bring your pet and have their picture taken with Santa for a small fee. All proceeds go to support the Pet Project Foundation. 34642 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, 949.496.6177, www.petprojectfoundation.com.

Architectural Walking Tour
10 a.m. A guided tour of San Juan Capistrano’s historic adobes, Spanish-era dwellings and modern buildings. Occurs every Saturday. Meet at the train depot on Verdugo St. $5 donation benefits the Friends of the Library. For more info, visit www.sjcfol.org.

Second Saturday Art Fair
10 a.m.-4 p.m. The final Second Saturday art and antique fair in San Juan Capistrano will be located throughout downtown and is free to attend. Los Rios Street, Camino Capistrano, Yorba and Verdugo, 949.493.4700, www.sanjuancapistrano.org.

Living History Day
11 a.m.-3 p.m. History comes alive on the second Saturday of every month at the Mission. Individuals portray Native Americans, soldiers, founding padres, weavers and gold miners. Free with Mission entrance. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

South Coast Singers
4 p.m. Join the South Coast Singers for their holiday concert series “A Season of Love and Joy.” Event is free, but tickets need to be reserved at www.southcoastsingers.org. St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, 2001 Calle Frontera, San Clemente.

Son of God
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. South Shores Church presents Son of God, featuring the 75 Voice Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Robert T. Perry. Tickets are $10. South Shores Church, 32712 Crown Valley Parkway, Monarch Beach, 949.496.9331.

Winter Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Jan. 20. See more events at www.danawharf.com. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603.

The Fremonts
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Elliot on the Piano
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

FantaSEA Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13. Boaters from all over Orange County parade through the Dana Point Harbor aboard boats decorated with festive lights and other displays. Entrants vie for prizes in this 40th annual event. View the parade free from anywhere in the Harbor at waters’ edge. Dana Point Harbor Drive, www.danapointharbor.com.

Urinetown the Musical
7 p.m. The South Orange County School of the Arts presents “Urinetown the Musical” on Dec. 10, 11, 12 and 13. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Porthole Theater, Dana Hills High School, 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, www.socsarts.org.

Sunday, December 14

Knott’s Berry Farm Santa Hustle 5k and Half Marathon
7 a.m. The first ever Santa Hustle 5k and Half Marathon at Knott’s Berry Farm. Thousands of Santa will race alongside each other through the park. The course will have candy and cookie stops, holiday music, reindeers and more. Santa Snoopy will be cheering on the runners. The event will benefit Giving Children Hope. 5k tickets are $50 and Half Marathon tickets are $100. Half Marathon runners will get a free ticket to Knott’s Berry Farm and 5K runners will be able to purchase a discounted ticker. To register go to www.santahustle.com/buena-park. 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park.

Joy of Christmas Celebration
9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Calvary Chapel in San Juan Capistrano is hosting a ‘Joy of Christmas’ celebration at Saddleback College. Services will be at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., held in the Saddleback College Gymnasium, located at 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. The public is welcome to attend the two services, which will include special musical guests and a message by John Randall, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel. For more information, call 949.443.2572 or visit www.calvarysoc.com.

San Clemente Farmers Market
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Bundles of flowers, fresh produce and much more every Sunday on Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine.

Mike Hamilton
Noon-close. Enjoy live music at Mission Grill each Sunday with guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Hamilton. 31721 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.240.8055, www.mikehamiltonmusic.com.

Rabbi Blue
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Winter Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Jan. 20. See more events at www.danawharf.com. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603.

Monday, December 15

Mommy Movie Mondays
10 a.m. Moms and dads are welcome to bring their baby along to the theater every Monday at Krikorian Theaters. 641 Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente, 949.661.7610, www.kptmovies.com.

Help with Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Anger
10:45 a.m. Recovery International provides help with gaining control over distressing emotions and tools to improve coping skills. Meetings held every Monday. Donation requested but not required. El Toro Library, 24672 Raymond Way, Lake Forest, 949.380.0809, www.lowselfhelpsystems.org.

PJ Storytime with the Sunshine Readers
7 p.m-8 p.m. Reading event for children off all ages, pajamas wearing encouraged but not required, at the Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Trips available every day of the week. Get up close to marine life aboard a Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari trip. Prices vary depending on the vessel. Call for more information. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, www.dolphinsafari.com.

Tuesday, December 16

Fiesta Association Christmas Party
6 p.m. Kick up your heels at the annual Fiesta Association Christmas Party, hosted by Sponsorship Chair Steve Weekes. The event includes a three-course meal, DJ, dance floor and a no-host bar. A $20 cover fee will be collected at the door. RSVP by Dec. 11 to lisamckissackmembership@gmail.com. San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Road.

Toddler Storytime
10 a.m-10:30 a.m. Stories for children 18-35 months at the Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Preschool Storytime
11 a.m-11:30 a.m. Stories for children 3-5 years old at the Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Half-priced Whale Watching
10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Hop onboard this two-hour cruise to see dolphins, whales and other marine life in the wild. $22.50. Half price on Tuesdays but trips are available every day of the week. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Open Mic Night
6 p.m.-10 p.m. Singer/songwriters perfom at the Point Restaurant open mic every Tuesday. Bring your instrument, bring your voice, The Point supplies the sound system. 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Dana Harbor Toastmasters
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fine tune your public speaking skills each Tuesday. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., Capistrano Beach, 949.492.7181, www.1707.toastmastersclubs.org.

South Orange County Toastmasters Meeting
7 p.m.-8:40 p.m. Practice becoming a more confident communicator. Occurs every Tuesday. Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point. 949.280.9777, www.3944816.toastmastersclubs.org.

Dream Brother
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Wednesday, December 17

Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club
7 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Join members of the volunteer-centered club for breakfast and a meeting each Wednesday at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.monarchbeachrotary.com.

Family Storytime
11 a.m.-noon. The National Charity League Sunshine Readers lead kids through story time at the San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real. www.ocpl.org.

Capo Beach Farmers Market
3 p.m.–7 p.m. Visit the area’s latest weekly market where locally-grown, organic produce and regional artisans are featured. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., 949.573.5033, www.danapoint.org.

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-6 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Newport Harbor transforms into an illuminated wonderland as more than 100 vessels decorated with lights and other displays parade its waterways for the 106th annual event. This year’s theme: Deck the Hulls with Bows of Jolly. Runs nightly through Dec. 21. Parade starts at Bay Island. Reserved seat viewing is available at The Newport Sea Base and ExploreOcean. Newport Blvd. (Balboa Peninsula), Newport Beach, 949.729.4400, www.christmasboatparade.com.

Brian Young and Blues Station
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Kris Winrich
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Thursday, December 18

Garden Angels
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Volunteers meet every Thursday in front of the Montanez Adobe at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano to help maintain the garden and more. Bring gloves and wear close-toed shoes. 949.606.6386, www.goinnative.net.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Trips available every day of the week. Get up close to marine life aboard a Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari trip. Prices vary depending on the vessel. Call for more information. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, www.dolphinsafari.com.

Shawn Jones
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Billy Watson
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Gone Country
8 p.m.-10 p.m. Country music and dancing every Thursday at the Point Restaurant. 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www. thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Friday, December 19

A Cabrillo Christmas
3 p.m. and 7 p.m. San Clemente resident Mike Chamberlin presents “A Cabrillo Christmas” at the Cabrillo Playhouse. There will be a special appearance from Frosty the Snowman. Tickets are $15. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Winter Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Jan. 20. See more events at www.danawharf.com. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603.

The Kris Anderson Group
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Elliot on the Piano
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

A Christmas Carol
8 p.m. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future lead Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m., Sunday performances at 2 p.m. Runs until Sunday Dec. 21. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

Live Music at OC Tavern
9:30 p.m. Live music every Friday and Saturday night. Free. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, www.octavern.com.

Saturday, December 20

Capistrano Eagles Annual Community Food Drive
12 p.m.-5 p.m. The Capistrano Eagles Motorcycle Club is hosting its annual food drive at Swallows Inn to support Father Serra’s Pantry, which benefits San Juan Capistrano families in need. Live music will be performed by Family Style from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Most needed non-perishable food items include: canned meats, fish and poultry, canned fruits, canned soup, dry pasta and beans and personal hygiene products. For more information call 714.321.9923. Swallows Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano.

Christmas Bird Count
7 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Join experienced birders for the annual Christmas Bird Count. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Ages 10 and up. The Richard and Donna O’Neil Conservancy, Rancho Mission Viejo, 949.923.2210, www.rmvreserve.org.

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Marine Mammal Cruise
10 a.m. Join the Ocean Institute aboard the 70-foot RV Sea Explorer for an opportunity to see whales, fish, dolphins, sea lions and other wildlife along the Southern California coast. $35 for adults, $22 for children 4-12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Read to a Dog
11 a.m-noon. Held on the third Saturday of the month for beginning readers at the Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Architectural Walking Tour
10 a.m. A guided tour of San Juan Capistrano’s historic adobes, Spanish-era dwellings and modern buildings. Occurs every Saturday. Meet at the train depot on Verdugo St. $5 donation benefits the Friends of the Library. For more info, visit www.sjcfol.org.

Winter Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Jan. 20. See more events at www.danawharf.com. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603.

South Coast Singers
7 p.m. Join the South Coast Singers for their holiday concert series “A Season of Love and Joy.” Event is free, but tickets need to be reserved at www.southcoastsingers.org. South Shores Church, 32712 Crown Valley Pkwy, Dana Point.

Elliot on the Piano
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

The Bayou Brothers
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Boxcar Chief
9 p.m. Live music at Knuckleheads. 1717 North El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.2410, www.knuckleheadmusic.com.

Sunday, December 21

Dana Point History Tour
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. This two-hour walking tour explores the history of the Headlands area and covers approximately 1.5 miles in distance. Tours run on the third Sunday of the month. RSVP to wgintern@danapoint.com or 949.248.3527. Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

San Clemente Farmers Market
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Bundles of flowers, fresh produce and much more every Sunday on Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine.

Holiday and Magic Variety Show
1 p.m.-2 p.m. Holiday and magic variety show at the Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Mike Hamilton
Noon-close. Enjoy live music at Mission Grill each Sunday with guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Hamilton. 31721 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.240.8055, www.mikehamiltonmusic.com.

South Coast Singers
4 p.m. Join the South Coast Singers for their holiday concert series “A Season of Love and Joy.” Event is free, but tickets need to be reserved at www.southcoastsingers.org. Geneva Prebyterian, 24301 El Toro Rd, Laguna Woods.

Winter Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Jan. 20. See more events at www.danawharf.com. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603.

Noah Lekes
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Monday, December 22

Help with Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Anger
10:45 a.m. Recovery International provides help with gaining control over distressing emotions and tools to improve coping skills. Meetings held every Monday. Donation requested but not required. El Toro Library, 24672 Raymond Way, Lake Forest, 949.380.0809, www.lowselfhelpsystems.org.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Trips available every day of the week. Get up close to marine life aboard a Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari trip. Prices vary depending on the vessel. Call for more information. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, www.dolphinsafari.com.

Tuesday, December 23

Winter Break Kids Crafts
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fill your stockings with homemade crafts at the Mission. A different craft is featured every day of the week through Jan. 2. Monday: lasso/jump rope; Tuesday: miniature Adobe brick house; Wednesday: cornhusk dolls/action figures; Thursday: mini coiled clay pot; Friday: arrowhead necklace. Parent or sitter must be present to participate. No crafts on Dec. 24 or 25. $3 for non-members; $1 for members. 949.234.1320, www.missionsjc.com/activities/holiday-crafts.php.

Open Mic Night
6 p.m.-10 p.m. Singer/songwriters perfom at the Point Restaurant open mic every Tuesday. Bring your instrument, bring your voice, The Point supplies the sound system. 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Half-priced Whale Watching
10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Hop onboard this two-hour cruise to see dolphins, whales and other marine life in the wild. $22.50. Half price on Tuesdays but trips are available every day of the week. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Dana Harbor Toastmasters
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fine tune your public speaking skills each Tuesday. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., Capistrano Beach, 949.492.7181, www.1707.toastmastersclubs.org.

South Orange County Toastmasters Meeting
7 p.m.-8:40 p.m. Practice becoming a more confident communicator. Occurs every Tuesday. Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point. 949.280.9777, www.3944816.toastmastersclubs.org.

Special Guest DJ
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Wednesday, December 24

Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club
7 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Join members of the volunteer-centered club for breakfast and a meeting each Wednesday at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.monarchbeachrotary.com.

Capo Beach Farmers Market
3 p.m.–7 p.m. Visit the area’s latest weekly market where locally-grown, organic produce and regional artisans are featured. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., 949.573.5033, www.danapoint.org.

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-6 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Christmas Eve Services
4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Family Services. 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m Communion Candlelight. Nursery care is available during services. The San Clemente Presbyterian Church, 119 North Avenida de la Estrella, San Clemente, 492.6158 or go to our website at www.scpres.org.

Christmas Eve with Taryn Donath
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Elizabeth Lamers
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.