EVENT DATE : Runs Dec. 15–18 &
Dec. 21–23ofLights
Huntington Harbor, Huntington Beach

The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic "Cruise of Lights" offers narrated boat tours through the waterways of Huntington Harbour in Huntington Beach, where both locals and visitors share the beauty of thousands of lights and animated displays on brightly decorated homes, docks, decks and boats. For further information, visit CruiseofLights.org

EVENT DATE : Runs Dec. 22 & Dec. 23
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Seth McFarlane, who is an Academy Award-nominated and Grammy-nominated writer, singer, actor, producer and director, is making his Orange County debut performing with the Pacific Symphony with conductor Richard Kaufman at the helm. McFarland's lush baritone will deliver interpretations from the Great American Songbook in the style of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. 8 p.m. PacificSymphony.org

EVENT DATE : December 29, 8:00PM - December 29, 10:00PM
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Join conductor András Deák and The Strauss Symphony of American performing Strauss waltzes and polkas from Vienna's Golden Age. Among the performers are soprano Katarzyna Dondalska and tenor Alexander Kaimbacher, members of the Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Champion Ballroom Dancers. Tickets start at $49. SCFTA.org

EVENT DATE : January 3, 11:00AM - January 3, 4:00PM
Pretend City Children's Museum

Pretend City is throwing a pajama party! Bring your little ones in their favorite jammies for adorable photo ops. Activity times: Morning at 11 a.m. is Sensational Story Time and Afternoon at 3:30 a.m. is Good to Go Game. Sleepy time activities also included. Fee included with museum admission. Wear your pajamas to receive $1 off general admission. PretendCity.org

EVENT DATE : Runs Jan. 11, 12, 13
Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

The Pacific Symphony presents Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D with violinist Ray Chen and the Elgar Symphony No. 1, conducted by  Michael Francis. 8:00 p.m. performance. PacificSymphony.org

EVENT DATE : January 13, 8:00AM - January 13, 11:00AM
Woodbridge area of Irvine

The 27th Annual Southern California Half Marathon & 5K will feature the 5K and Half Marathon at 8 a.m. and the Kids Run at 10 a.m. The course winds through beautiful Irvine neighborhoods, and the event benefits Woodbridge High School Athletics and other charitable organizations. Register online at SCHalfMarathon.com

EVENT DATE : January 19, 8:00PM - January 19, 10:00PM
Irvine Barclay Theatre

Diavolo provides a full evening experience in two parts - Part 1: Cubicle | Part 2: Passengers - in L.O.S.T., which boldly tackles the essence of our transient reality and what unites and divides us as we navigate through our daily lives. Diavolo redefines the boundaries of gravity and creates unanticipated visual wonders. TheBarclay.org

EVENT DATE : January 23, 8:00PM - January 23, 10:00PM
Musco Center for the Arts

Musco Center and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County present Circa Ensemble, an Australian company that infuses circus with art by drawing on acrobatics, dance and theater to blur lines and bend conceptions–in this case, telling Ulysses' immortal tale of his return to the homeland as artists lift and levitate and treatments of Monteverdi's opera are played and sung. MuscoCenter.org

EVENT DATE : January 25, 7:00PM - January 25, 9:00PM
Newport Beach Central Library

A California native, Steve Lopez is the author of three novels, in addition to be book of non-faction, The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music. It is the story of a LA Times reporter discovering a former Julliard student playing on Skid Row and helping him off the streets. Free Admission. NBPLFoundaton.org

EVENT DATE : January 26, 7:30PM - January 26, 9:30PM
Coast Hills Auditorium, Aliso Viejo

Enjoy a lovely evening of Irish music provided by South Coast Symphony, with Music Director and Conductor Barry Silverman at the helm. Featured soloists include Irish soprano Chloe Agnew, Irish tenor Dermit Kiernan and Luanne Homzy on the fiddle. Visit SouthCoastSymphony.org for information and to purchase tickets.