Top 10 things to do in Irvine in December
Holiday Toy Drive
Donate an unwrapped gift to help Irvine’s adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion families have happier holidays. Drop gifts off at Irvine Civic Center and Irvine Police Dept. lobbies, and OC Great Park Visitors Center.
Salvation Army Toy Drive
Bring a new, unwrapped gift to Irvine Spectrum guest services to support the Salvation Army.
It’s the return engagement of the wildly successful equine extravaganza under the big white tent in Quail Hill.
The Irvine Museum will display celebrated works painted in California between 1890 and 1940 from the collection of The Irvine Museum, and private collections.
“Our Class” at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts
When entire populations are made into scapegoats, the worst can happen…and has. Take Poland in 1925, where this story of Jewish and Polish classmates begins. Experience the challenging play at UCI’s Experimental Media Performance Lab.
Balance at Great Park Gallery
An exhibit featuring artists from across the U.S. whose work examines the balance between nature and humanity, including one who drove 3,000 miles to document the stories behind unique museums and roadside attractions.
Pet Adoption Fair
Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair features 40 pet rescue groups and animal shelters bringing more than 500 dogs, cats and small animals for adoption, plus food trucks, vendors, a silent auction, prizes and more.
George Benson at Irvine
The legendary jazz guitarist and vocalist will perform some of the songs that earned him 10 Grammy Awards.
Visit the Irvine Civic Center for a community gathering featuring a holiday concert, a visit from Santa Claus, games, crafts and more.
“The Nutcracker” at Irvine Barclay Theatre
Celebrate the holidays with Festival Ballet Theatre’s annual Irvine production of the Christmas classic ballet.