The holidays are a magical time of year, when family and friends come together to create memories and celebrate the end of another year. We hope you cherish every special moment, reflect on your yearly accomplishments, celebrate annual traditions, and spend time connecting with the ones you love. To make the most of your days together with fun activities for kids and grown-ups alike, use this guide to explore the local happenings around your Olson Homes new home community.
Events Near Blossom Walk (Compton) and Azalea Walk (Gardena)
Get crafty at the Winter Wonderland and Craft Faire on Saturday, December 3, from 12:30 to 6:00 PM at Gardena’s City Hall. You’ll have the chance to mingle with fellow community members, shop local vendors, and participate in fun activities the whole family will enjoy.
If you’re looking for a tropical celebration, check out the South Bay Hawaiian Holiday Season Island Fair, a free Hawaiian-themed event with vendors, food, music, prizes, and more. The event is held at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute on Sunday, December 4th, from 8 AM to 4 PM. Join in the fun and you’ll be singing “Mele Kalikimaka” before long!
Spend your December 10th morning having Breakfast with Santa at the Gardena City Hall from 7:30 to 11:30 AM. Come in your pjs and enjoy a warm meal, crafts, pictures, and socializing with your neighborhood friends. Grab your tickets and make this a morning your kids will remember for years to come.
Lend a hand to your community by participating in the 2nd Annual Compton Winter Wonderland Toy Drive and Christmas Fair. Bring new, unwrapped toys from this Amazon wishlist to Compton City Hall, the Compton Pizza Studio, or Compton Grocery Outlet by December 10th. It’s the perfect time of year to help children in the community and give them toys for the holidays.
Experience a true Southern California Christmas at the Annual Holiday Concert on the Pier at Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach. Join in the fun and enjoy live music, activities, and sponsored giveaways from 2 to 4 PM on Saturday, December 10th.
Events Near Jasmine Walk (Buena Park)
Watch the Buena Park City Hall Plaza come to life at the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on December 2nd, at 6 PM. Local schools will be performing holiday music, food trucks will be serving warm tamales, and you’ll have all the hot chocolate you can drink at this holiday bash. Dress warmly and bring your loved ones!
For a little extra fun, head to Knott’s Merry Farm this month to see the park transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights and oversized holiday decor. Join in the fun with ice skating, caroling, a Santa Claus meet-and-greet, and an enchanting Christmas Village. At night, Ghost Town comes alive with Snow and Glow, a holiday celebration of music, lights, and a magical blanket of snow that falls from the sky. Get your tickets today!
Head over to Orange County’s biggest winter celebration at Winter Fest OC at the OC Fair and Event Center in Buena Park. This holiday event is host to ice skating, a holiday carnival, live entertainment, an ice tubing slide, a snowboard simulator, a North Pole Journey, and more! Visit the venue any time between now and January 1, 2023 to enjoy the festivities.
Events Near Estrella Walk (La Puente)
Celebrate the charm of the season in La Puente with the Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony. The parade begins at 6 PM on Friday, December 2nd, at La Puente City Hall, and is a free event for all locals to gather, get to know each other, and create new connections.
Share the Magic on Saturday, December 3rd, at Adams State University SLV Federal Main Stage Theater featuring this year’s play, Little Women. Dress up for this Gala event and enjoy pre-production food and beverages. This is a private event and tickets are available for purchase online. Ticket proceeds support the University’s Theater Department, and La Puente’s family of programs that help those struggling with poverty and homelessness.
Our Olson Homes new construction homes are located in the heart of urban Southern California and offer the convenience of proximity to some of LA and OC’s most enjoyable holiday activities. Contact a Home Advisor to learn more about how you can call one of these neighborhoods home!