Things to Do in O.C. This Week: Nov. 30-Dec.6

Andrea Bocelli, Winter Fest, and other holiday happenings you don’t want to miss.
Photograph Courtesy of Winter Fest OC

ALL MONTH

WINTER FEST OC
The winter-themed carnival features a nightly tree-lighting celebration, snow flurries, fireworks, and a bounty of holiday performers. Visitors also enjoy trying the snowboard simulator, gliding across the outdoor ice-skating rink, playing in man-made snow, riding ice bumper cars, and indulging in seasonal sweet treats. OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive., Costa Mesa, 714-708-1500, winterfestoc.com

 

DEC. 1

A BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY CHRISTMAS
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy made its name as the house band in the 1996 cult movie “Swingers,” but the nine-piece band has been playing American swing and jazz in concert venues around the world since 1992. This show will feature classic holiday tunes and a few of the band’s Christmas originals from its two full-length holiday albums. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949-854-4646, thebarclay.org

 

DEC. 3

WINTER IN THE GROVE
The City of Garden Grove will host the 5th annual Winter in the Grove community event from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Village Green Park. Entry to the event is free. The event will feature song and dance performances from local schools and performers, holiday crafts and inflatable activities for children of all ages, a holiday craft boutique featuring handmade gifts for purchase from local crafters, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. 12732 Main Street, Garden Grove, ggcity.org/winterinthegrove

 

DEC. 3 AND 7

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
In a church illuminated by candles, singers from the Pacific Chorale, accompanied by a pianist and organist, usher in the season with a selection of traditional Christmas carols. The audience is invited to sing along with selected songs. Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 2100 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach, 714-662-2345, pacificchorale.org

 

DEC. 4

ANDREA BOCELLI
Over his nearly 30-year career, the Italian tenor has sung for sold-out crowds around the world, recorded 17 albums of classical and pop music, and earned six Grammy nominations. Bocelli will perform songs from his latest album, “Believe,” as well as his most popular love songs and traditional holiday music. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714-704-2500, hondacenter.com