Looking for great venues to see Santa Claus in Orange County? Here is our list for favorite Santa visits in the OC. We did not extensively list malls, since you probably already have your favorite. So we listed our 2 favorite mall Santas, and instead, are sharing sites we also just love to visit that happen to have awesome Santas. We prefer going to these beautiful settings and finishing our visits with some adult holiday cheer at the bar!
One of my favorite watering holes are hotel lobbies, and the spot that takes lounging to the next level is The Lobby Lounge in the Montage Laguna Beach.
Lobby decked out for the holidays
So let’s talk about the stages of my life: there was a time when standing in a crowded bar or club trying not to spill my precious Bombay martini that is filled to the rim in a very impractical long stemmed glass was a regular and appealing night out. Nope. Not doing that anymore. Fast forward ?? years. Please show me the way to comfy seats with table service. If it has not occurred to you to hang out in hotel lobbies when you’re not on vacay, well, let’s think about it! They are open late, you can lounge without getting the stink eye from servers, and you can always find a comfy seat. One of my favorite hangouts with my honey, with girlfriends, and even with the whole family are hotel lobbies. That’s right, they are pretty good places to hang out with kids. Order them a snack, hot chocolate, and bring a deck of cards or a board game – everyone is happy! View Post
The Lido Theater in Newport Beach elicits charm and class. Especially during the holidays. Let’s get this holiday started! All the malls are decked out, lights are going up around the neighborhood, and holiday music is playing on KOST. And really, we need every single day that we can get to squeeze in all the fun activities around town and beyond! Between our two families, we have so many holiday traditions, new and old, we’re lucky we’re not starting up in June!