December is here! So what are you planning to do for your date night during the most wonderful time of the year? Are you going to take your girlfriend/boyfriend out on the town for a few drinks? Or are you more like me and want to go out and experience the lights and festivities Christmas time has to offer? Well, here are few cool date night ideas you might find interesting:

Aliso Viejo

This Christmas light display is located in a cul-de-sac. If you want to be welcomed with hot drinks like cocoa or apple cider then make sure you come on Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings. This is a great place to take some non-perishable food to donate so you can help make someone else’s Christmas happier.The food items you take will be used to benefit the South County Outreach program.

Location-Near the intersection of El Toro Road and Aliso Creek Road.

Balboa Peninsula (Newport beach)

This event is free for anyone who wants to come out and enjoy the show. The boat parade lights up the harbor for all five nights. The parade usually starts at Bay Island at 6 Pm and lasts about 3 and a half hours. There are hundreds of waterfront estates that will participate in the event along with more than 250 ships. This parade is viewed by more than 1.5 million people each year! If you want to enjoy a romantic moment with your significant other, make sure you’re there for the opening fireworks display on december 16th at about 6:20 pm or the closing fireworks display at 9:30 on december 20.

Date: Dec 16th-20, 2015.
Cruise Location: 400 Main Street Newport Beach Ca 92661
For more information call 949-673-1435

The Zimmerman House On Balboa Island

This house became the first to use a PC to synchronize the lights and the music. There a currently ten songs that are programmed in this way, a few notable songs are “Jingle Bell Rock”, “All I Want For Christmas” and “Sleigh Ride”. These songs are used to create a unique light show which is controlled by the rhythm of each song, it creates the illusion that the lights are actually dancing along with the music. It’s easy to identify the house because of the 25 foot green christmas tree they have outside. They also have a big chimney draped in red carpets and lights that spell “Balboa Island”. They have about 24,000 lights that you and your loved ones would love.

Address: 327 Sapphire Ave Newport Beach, Orange County, 92662

Eagle Hills

If you want to include your kids in your date night plans then this is a great place to consider. You can walk or drive through this neighborhood while you enjoy the lights and decorations it has to offer. The neighborhood usually has live music and live nativity scenes too. The decorations are up throughout the month of december and everyone is welcome to come join in the fun.

Learn more:

Location- Enter on East Birch and South Starflower streets or East Lambert Road and Sunflower Street. Its recommended that you visit Primrose Street.

Note- You might want to take blankets and hot drinks with you if you’re planning to go with children. You will be so entertained you wouldn’t want to go far to get something to drink.

Enjoy the Christmas lights

Those were 4 great Date Night suggestions for December that you might want to consider. If you are looking for more family oriented events then check out these great suggestions from

It’s December! so why not go out and enjoy the festivities with the people you love most?

Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez

Staff Writer at OC Foodie Fest
Hey! I am Michael and I have been living in Orange County for 10 years now. I love to write, especially about Orange County. On my free time I like to head down to the beach with friends and play basketball on men's Sunday league team.
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