We all know that there are many things to do in Orange County. Every month there is a new list of things to do. These events are meant to bring the communities of Orange County together. However, you don’t have to be from any specific city or town in the county. Everyone is always welcome. We have entered a new year, 2020 and that means another year filled with amazing events for people of all ages. January in Orange County is just as eventful as June or December. The hard part isn’t finding something to do. Rather, the hard part is finding the time to do them all.
January in Orange County is a fun month filled with many different things to do for people of all ages as we kick off the new year.
January in Orange County | Newport Beach Restaurant Week | January 13-26
Restaurant Week is an event that travels around the country and makes multiple stops in multiple locations. The first Restaurant Week of the year is hitting Newport Beach this year. You will have a chance to try amazing meals from amazing restaurants. Most places will participate by offering a prixe-fixe menu with prices ranging from $10-$20 per person. This is an event you will not want to miss and it happens all week long!
Kids’ Fishing Derby | January 18
January in Orange County is a great time for families. The Orange County Parks Department is hosting a special kids’ fishing derby. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend the event at Irvine Regional Park. Everyone is invited but only kids 15 and under will be allowed to fish in the lake until the event is over. Kids must bring their own fishing pole and bait. The lake will be stocked with rainbow trout. There will even be trophies for participants who catch the biggest fish.
Star Light, Star Bright Night Hike | January 18
Carbon Canyon Regional Park is inviting everyone, of all ages for a special night hike. This hike will showcase the natural wonders that darkness brings. Park rangers will lead the hike and there will be plenty to do and see. You can enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, live animal presentations, and then take the hike through natural wonders. The event starts at 5:30 PM and everyone is welcome to attend.
2020 Tet Lunar New Year Festival | January 24-26
We haven’t quite finished the new year celebrations just yet. One of the most popular things to do in January in Orange County is to explore other cultures. This event is a Vietnamese-American celebration of the new year. You will get to experience how another culture celebrates the new year with live entertainment, food, lion dances, games, rides, and so much more. This is a great chance for you and your family to learn about Vietnamese culture. Don’t forget to catch the firecracker lighting ceremony, it may be the most thrilling aspect of the event.
California Comic Convention | January 26
People from San Diego may see a comic event and think it is time to leave the county until it is over. However, the California Comic Convention in Costa Mesa isn’t the same. This is a smaller, easier event than the one in San Diego. There is more of a focus on classic comics and collectibles. This makes it a fun event for the whole family. Plus, it is the best way to indulge your love of comics without having to wait for a few days in line.