Coming Community Event In Mission Viejo 2016

July 4th Street Faire & Fireworks Spectacular
Held yearly on Olympiad Road and in the area adjoining Lake Mission Viejo, this Faire provides a classic Fourth of July celebration for the city of Mission Viejo. Rides and games enhance an exciting carnival atmosphere for all ages. Local clubs and organizations are invited to set up booths for food, drink, crafts, gifts and games. These booths act as fund raisers for the participating organizations and help make the Faire more enticing to visitors. Free entertainment includes music, dance and comedy for the enjoyment of children and adults alike, with performers drawn from local talent as well as professionals from outside the area. As would be expected for a Fourth of July Faire, the event climaxes at dusk in a spectacular fireworks display.


Vendor Info
Vendor Application
Volunteer Signup
Waiver Only
Sponsorship Package 
Shuttle Bus Route 
Street Map

Gifts & Goodies Holiday Boutique
November 19, 2016
8 AM – 5 PM
Norman P. Murray Community Center

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in one of South Orange County’s most popular shopping experiences. All booths are located inside so, rain or shine, come and enjoy the fruits of more than 75 artisans. They will be displaying many holiday decorations, gift ideas, ornaments and specialty items to help with your gift shopping list this year. Free Admission


Boutique Flyer
Vendor Application
Boutique Vendor Location Map

Boutique Vendor List
Boutique Food Court Menu

Santa's Arrival & Celebration
November 22, 2016

3 – 5 PM – Festival Celebration
5 – 6 PM – Entertainment
6 PM – Santa Arrives

Civic Center Plaza
200 Civic Center Dr.

Join the celebration as Santa arrives in Mission Viejo! The celebration begins at 3:00 pm. and this spectacular event is open to "children" of all ages. There will be game and activity booths where children can do “make and take” items and also build an ornament to help decorate Santa’s workshop trees. Santa will arrive on a fire engine and will help bring in the holiday spirit by turning on the holiday lights in Mission Viejo.


Santa's Arrival Cover Letter
Santa's Arrival & Celebration Application

Santa's Workshop
November 30 – December 21
(Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
6-8 PM 
Civic Center Plaza
200 Civic Center Dr.

Jolly Ol’ Santa Claus will plan several return visits to his Workshop. Along with Mrs. Claus and the elves, Santa will greet all visitors with a cheerful, Ho! Ho! Ho! and a peppermint candy cane. You are welcome to take pictures of your visit. Santa will be in his workshop from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. each of these nights.

Orange County’s HO Scale Modular Model Railroad Club
November 27 – December 4
1-8 PM Daily

Saddleback Room
Civic Center Plaza
200 Civic Center Dr.

The magic of the railroad comes to life in the Saddleback Room at City Hall. For a limited time this beautiful display of HO trains and landscapes is open to the public and admission is free.

** We are pleased to announce the new addition of the Lego Town and Train Display that will
also be in the Saddleback Room Nov 29 – Dec 6

Holly Jolly Lights Tour
Friday, December 9
Reception at 5 PM – Tour at 6-7:30 PM
Reception at 7 PM – Tour at 8-9:30 PM

Saturday, December 10
Reception at 5 PM – Tour at 6-7:30 PM
Reception at 7 PM – Tour at 8-9:30 PM

Civic Center Plaza
200 Civic Center Dr.

Bring your family, friends and your co-workers and join the Mission Viejo Activities Committee this holiday season for a fun evening. Before climbing aboard the Holly Jolly Lights Tour for your scheduled tour, enjoy the festivities planned just for you. Your ticket includes an outdoor party with live entertainment, a holiday cookie and hot chocolate, a marshmallow for toasting and a warm fire.

Limited Seating
Tickets available November 1 (these tickets sell out fast)
$10 per person
To register call 470-3062 or online 

Holiday Home Lighting Contest
Deadline December 2
Preliminary Judging December 5 & 6
Final judging December 7

All Mission Viejo residents are encouraged to brighten their neighborhood and share the holiday spirit by competing in the annual Holiday Lighting Contest. Prizes will be given to the top five homes.  Applications are available by calling 830-7066 or on this website. Winners receive a floral centerpiece and a display sign announcing their title. Maps to the locations of winning homes will be available when Santa is in his workshop and also on this website.


Home Lighting Application Form (PDF)
Holiday Lights Tour Driving Directions (PDF)

Letters to Santa
November 30 – December 21

Santa promises to answer every Christmas wish list deposited in the mailbox next to his workshop. Bring your letters to Santa and the Big Guy will personally respond to the delight of adults and children alike. Make sure to get your letter off early so that Santa has plenty of time to get your list memorized. Be sure to print names and addresses clearly.

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