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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 lights 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 for all to attend and will be held through January 4. Dana Point Harbor Drive, www.mydanapoint.com/dana-point-illuminocean

Thursday, November 27

37th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot
6 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Compete in either the 10k or 5k race and have kids run in the Gobble Wobble race. Stop by the two day health fair, Wednesday-Thursday, and enter the costume contest on Thursday. Cost: $12-35. Dana Point Harbor, Golden Lantern & Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. To register go to www.turkeytrot.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.

Thanksgiving Champagne Buffet
2 p.m.-5 p.m. The Vue Restaurant at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott presents a Thanksgiving buffet with live entertainment. Adults $99, $40 children 6-12. Discounted valet parking will be offered at $5. The regular breakfast buffet—$23 adults, $13 children—will also be served from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point. For reservations call 949.487.7516 or 949.487.7577. www.lagunacliffs.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, November 28

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.

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.

Rico Brown
7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live music at Harpoon Henry’s. 34555 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, 949.493.2933, www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys.

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. Camino Real Playhouse, 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.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.

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, November 29

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.

Small Business Saturday
8 a.m. The Chamber of Commerce and local businesses are participating in the American Express Small Business Saturday, starting with a free pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Mission Grill, followed by raffle drawings throughout the day in downtown businesses. Various small businesses will offer special promotions. 949.493.4700, www.sanjuanchamber.com.

Ricardo’s Place Benefit for Rotary Foundation
8:30 p.m. Ricardo’s Place is hosting a benefit for The Rotary Foundation, a nonprofit serving Rotary International and providing grants for local Rotary chapters. $30 ticket includes dinner and a drink, along with live music by The Rodrigo Rodriguez Trio. 949.493.4941, www.ricardosexpress.com.

Thanks to the Ocean Beach Clean Up
9 a.m.-noon. Join park interpreter Vicki Wiker for the last beach and creek clean-up of the year. Bring gloves and meet at the lifeguard headquarter building by San Juan Creek. For more information see www.dohenystatebeach.org. Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, 949.496.2704.

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.

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.

Putting on the Glitz
5 p.m.-10 p.m. Celebrate the holidays Downtown with sparkling lights, train and carriage rides, refreshments and carolers. Free. Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, www.san-clemente.org.

Mike Wallace
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Rico Brown
7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live music at Harpoon Henry’s. 34555 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, 949.493.2933, www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys/home.

Powder and Pooff!
8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Female impersonator show. Dinner Reservations recommended starting at 6 p.m. for best seating. Show reservations can be made by calling in advance at
949.481.1222, 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, www.adelesanclementeinn.com.

Sunday, November 30

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.

A Christmas Carol
2 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.

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.

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 1

Angel Tree Gift Exchange
8 a.m. Sponsored by the San Clemente Jr. Women’s Club, this gift program benefits local children, adults and seniors in need this holiday season. Tags will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last. Each tag lists the age, sex and gift idea. Gifts should be wrapped and returned with the tag to the Community Center by Dec. 15

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 2

Celebrating the Arts
6 p.m. Celebrate the accomplishments of San Clemente After Hours students from programs including Actor’s Workshop, Guitar, Jazz Band and Art Class. This event is free. San Clemente Community Center, 100 N. Calle Sevilee www.san-clemente.org.

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.

Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m. Join the San Juan Capistrano Library for a fun, and story, filled event for children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and more. No registration is required. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org/libloc/sjc.

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.

Wednesday, December 3

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.

Family Storytime
11:30 a.m. Bring the entire family for stories and rhymes in both English and Spanish at the San Juan Capistrano Library. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org/libloc/sjc.

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.

Waterlogged Wednesdays Movie Night
Sundown. Hobie Surf Shop presents one Bruce Brown film per month through June 2015. Tonight’s movie is Surf Crazy (1959). Free. 34174 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.496.2366.

Iva Lee’s Local Talent Wednesdays
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 4

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. 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.

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 5

Mum Market
1 p.m.-7 p.m. Shop, socialize and share good vibes at the Mum Market and support businesses owned or operated by mothers. Market runs Saturday, Dec. 6 as well. Shop for holiday décor, handmade goods, clothing for women and children and more, from over 40 local vendors. Free. $5 photos with Santa. Grab a bite at the market’s gourmet food trucks. For more info, email fuelingmoms@gmail.com. 25975 Domingo Ave., Capistrano Beach.

Holiday in the Harbor
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The entire Dana Point Harbor will be taken over with the holiday spirit. Enjoy crafts, carolers, a visit with Santa and more. 34642 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, 949.496.6177, www.danapointharbor.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.

Kaleidoscope’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Ring in the holiday season with the St. Kilian Choir as they perform for the holiday tree lighting ceremony. Also includes a performance by the South Coast Freestyle Dance Training Center and an appearance by Santa Claus. Kaleidoscope, 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Mission Viejo. For more info, visit www.gokaleidoscope.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, vying for prizes in this 40th annual event. View the parade free from anywhere in the Harbor. 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.

Scott Robertson OC Elvis
7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live music at Harpoon Henry’s. 34555 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, 949.493.2933, www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys/home.

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.

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 6

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.

Winter Festival and Tree Lighting
Noon-7:30 p.m. Celebrate holiday cheer at the Winter Festival. Event includes food, music, face painting, pony rides, carnival games, a petting zoo, real snow and much more. The annual tree lighting ceremony will be held at 5:15 p.m. The classic movie, “Miracle on 34th Street” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the OC Fire Authority Spark of Love Toy Drive. La Plaza Park, Pacific Coast Highway just north of Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.348.3530, 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.

Boat Rides with Santa
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Join Santa for a holiday boat ride around the harbor. The El Camino Real Women’s Club will take your photo with Santa for a donation of $3. The boat boards at the east end of the Dana Point Harbor at Dana Wharf. 34642 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, 949.496.6177, www.danapointharbor.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.

Santa’s Village by the Sea
2 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Enjoy holiday family fun at Casa Romantica with a visit with Santa, cookie decorating, hot chocolate, a candy cane factory and more. The mayor will light the tree at 5:15 p.m. Free. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.361.8264, www.san-clemente.org.

Tree Lighting Celebration
4 p.m.-6 p.m. Celebrate the holidays at the annual Tree Lighting Celebration at the Historic Town Center Park in the city of San Juan. Enjoy live music, shopping and refreshments beginning at 4 p.m., with the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. Festivities continue at Mission SJC, Los Rios Historic District and ZOOMARS Petting Zoo. 31852 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.5911, www.sanjuancapistrano.org. For a complete schedule visit www.origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101991687711-1520/Tree.pdf.

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.

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, vying for prizes in this 40th annual event. View the parade free from anywhere in the Harbor. Dana Point Harbor Drive, www.danapointharbor.com.

Mike Wallace
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Scott Robertson OC Elvis
7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live music at Harpoon Henry’s. 34555 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, 949.493.2933, www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys/home.

Sixstep
8 p.m. Live music at Knuckleheads. 1717 North El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.2410, www.knuckleheadmusic.com.

Shades of J
10 p.m. Live music at Molly Bloom’s Irish Bar and Restaurant. 2391 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.218.0120, www.mollybloomspub.com.

Sunday, December 7

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.

8th Annual Christmas Home Tour
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour beautifully decorated homes in the community of San Clemente. All proceeds from the fundraiser will support children of the Capistrano Unified School District and Camp Pendleton Military Families. Home tours will feature food tastings from The Cellar Restaurant, Gourmet Blends, Brick and Sundried Tomato. Opportunity drawings available with cash prizes. Advanced purchased tickets are available for $35 until Dec. 1st. Tickets purchased on the day of the tour are $40. For more information see www.capistranovalley.assistanceleague.org or call 949.291.8408.

The Village Art Faire
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Shop and stroll along Avenida Del Mar, in the heart of historic downtown San Clemente on the first Sunday of every month, where close to 70 gifted artisans sell their hand-crafted art and fine crafts. Explore a variety of exceptional work including fine art, photography, ceramics, wood work, botanicals, knits, jewelry, leather goods, metal work, organic textiles, natural body products, fused and blown glass and much more. 949.395.7008. www.villagesanclemente.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.

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 8

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 9

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.

Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m. Join the San Juan Capistrano Library for a fun, and story, filled event for children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and more. No registration is required. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org/libloc/sjc.

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.

Wednesday, December 10

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.

The Friends of CASA Annual Holiday Luncheon
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Join the Friends of CASA for a champagne reception, silent auction luncheon and MaxMara fashion show. Tickets are $200. All proceeds go directly to CASA. For more information see www.casaholidayluncheon.com. The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, 714.619.5140.

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.

Urinetown the Musical
7 p.m. The South Orange County School of the Arts presents Urinetwon 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.

Women’s Guild Holiday Lunch
11: 30 a.m. Mission San Juan Capistrano Women’s Guild is hosting a holiday lunch at Marbella Country Club, including holiday entertainment, a visit with Santa Claus and a Chinese auction. For reservations call 493-3634 or email cslowe16@cox.net.

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 Avenue, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

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 Club 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.

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.danapoint.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.

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. 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.

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, vying for prizes in this 40th annual event. View the parade free from anywhere in the Harbor. 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.

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.