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12 Things To Do for the 12 days of Christmas in Mission Viejo

This yuletide season, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is heard everywhere from malls to the grocery to television commercials and more. Wherever you go, you can listen to about Six Geese Laying, Seven Swans-a-Swimming, and Eleven Pipers Piping. But it’s more than just a famous Christmas song. It’s a tradition for most families. The ‘twelve days of Christmas’ starts counting from Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January – also known as Twelfth Night.

Mission Viejo has a lot in store for you and your family this holiday season. You can prefer having activities indoors or outdoors. If you can’t make up your mind, we can suggest some of the best 12 things to do for the 12 days of Christmas in Mission Viejo.

On the First Day of Christmas… (Christmas Day)

What’s the best way to celebrate Christmas Day like how we imagined it since we were young. Spend it with the people you love like family or even friends. Share a special Christmas breakfast like a sausage casserole and open gifts! This is the most exciting part, especially for kids.

On the Second Day of Christmas, Watch Christmas Movies!

After the Christmas day, you can spend an afternoon with your family and watch some Christmas movies. Let each family member choose a well-loved holiday flick to watch together. Put on the classics like Home Alone, The Nightmare Before Christmas, or The Polar Express.

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Christmas in Mission Viejo

On the Third Day of Christmas, Visit Winter Fest OC in Costa Mesa

Winter Fest OC is an annual holiday event in Costa Mesa, and everyone around Orange County is invited. If you haven’t visited the place yet, then the perfect time is today. Pack your bags and prepare for a short ride to the winter wonderland. There’s a lot of sights to see, sceneries to take pictures of, and festive activities your whole family will love to try. Winter Fest is available until January 6, 2019.

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, visit wineries around Mission Viejo!

On the Fifth Day of Christmas, bring your kids at Lake Mission Viejo for Kids Holiday Fishing Derby.

Throughout the year, Lake Mission Viejo has been a favorite of locals and guests as a place where they can do a lot of fun activities. In the time of the fifth day of Christmas (December 29), you can bring your kids to Lake Mission for the Kids Holiday Fishing Derby.

Children of 3-6 years old will be scheduled from 8 AM until 10 AM. Older children aging from 7 to 10 years old start their event at 10 AM. This event is a fantastic opportunity to spend some relaxing, quality time with your child!

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Christmas Dinner in Mission Viejo

On the Sixth Day of Christmas, New Year Shopping!

I’m sure you already have plans for the upcoming New Year’s Eve. It’s alright if you don’t, though. But this is the perfect time to do your New Year Shopping. Head to the grocers and find all the essential things you need to have an epic celebration.

On the Seventh Day of Christmas, prepare for the New Year’s Eve!

The long holiday season extends to the day we all welcome the new year. You and your family can prepare for a feast. This day is meant to be spent with the people you love dearly no matter what new year comes. Spend it in your house, at a party, in a restaurant, and wait for the clock to tick at the first second of 2019.

On the Eighth Day of Christmas, Celebrate the New Year!

We have different ways of spending the New Year. No matter what’s in your mind, get on with it. You can choose to relax at home, visit relatives, or go on trips. Celebrate a brand new start of your next 365 days your way.

On the Ninth Day of Christmas, Go to the Beach!

What’s amazing about living in Orange County? Yes, you’re right, beautiful beaches. From Christmas to New Year, it may be fun but it can also be stressful, and there’s no better way to relax than spending a day at the beach. You can go alone, with your family or friends. Watch as the water meets the shore and enjoy the beauty in front of you.

On the Tenth Day of Christmas, Visit the Bellante Family Winery

What’s a better excuse to visit a winery than the holiday season? After Christmas and New Year, it doesn’t mean that the holidays are over. So go and visit Bellante Family Winery in Mission Viejo to spend your tenth day of Christmas. They have a collection of small-lot, handcrafted, age-worthy wines from Santa Barbara County fruit.

The regular tasting costs $15, and deluxe vertical tasting costs $25.

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Christmas in Mission Viejo

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, Bring your Kids to Disneyland.

It’s always magical at Disneyland in Anaheim, but it’s extra magical on holidays. Special events and activities are waiting for the whole family. Your kids will surely love it here and even those who are kids at heart. Watch how your favorite Disney characters come to life in a wonderful experience at Disneyland Anaheim, just a few miles away from Mission Viejo.

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Cook Something Special for the Whole Family

The best way to enjoy the last day of Christmas is by cooking something special and sharing it with your family. It may be sad to wrap up the holidays, but there’s more to life than just the holidays. Give your family a great meal before returning to the ordinary days. You can make your special pies, secret recipes, and so much more.

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