Hello, friends and welcome to Monday morning. This first week of December is replete with holiday cheer, from a jewelry styling party at Fashion Island to a craft brew festival at Lido Bottle Works. (Hey! “Beer” rhymes with “cheer.” Fun!) Anyway, here is a selection of local events you probably want to check out:
Photos with Santa at Fashion Island
- When: Now through Dec. 24 at 12 a.m.
- Where: Fashion Island (401 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660)
It’s that time of year again! Young visitors at Fashion Island can meet with Santa to share holiday wishes and take a photo at his custom-designed house on Atrium Lawn through Dec. 24. Be sure to share your photos on Instagram with #FashionIsland, so the team at the chic shopping center can see (and potentially repost).
SOUR FEST 2018 at Lido Bottle Works
- When: Dec. 4-9, 2018
- Where: Lido Bottle Works (3408 Via Oporto Ste. 103, Newport Beach, CA 92663)
A sour tap takeover featuring Beachwood Blendery, Epic Brewing, The Phantom Carriage, The Good Beer Company, Allagash Brewing Company, Almanac Beer Company, Cascade Brewing, Upland Brewing and Abnormal Beer Co. Launch party begins Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. featuring Roderick Chambers and closing party begins Dec. 9 at 3 p.m., featuring Jordan Sherman. Enjoy acoustic jams, beer flights and food pairings throughout the event! Visit LidoBottleWorks.com to make a reservation.
Food Network’s Ina Garten at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
- When: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Segerstrom Center for the Arts (600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)
Purchase your tickets to see Ina Garten answer questions about her new book, cook like a pro, life in the Hamptons and filming her Emmy-award-winning show, Barefoot Contessa. Tickets available here.
WISEPlace Presents An Evening with Jane Fonda
- When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 5:30- 7 p.m.
- Where: Balboa Bay Resort (1221 Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663)
WISEPlace presents An Evening with Jane Fonda on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Balboa Bay Resort. The special evening event will raise funds for WISEPlace’s “embrace” initiative – a new program aimed at expanding their current facility to include 30 permanent supportive housing for homeless women in Orange County. For the last 30 years, WISEPlace has transformed the lives of more than 7,600 homeless women here in Orange County. Academy Award-winning actress, producer, activist and writer Jane Fonda will be the keynote speaker. Guests will also hear from women who have graduated from WISEPlace’s program and be given the opportunity to support the organization’s critical mission. Cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $500 each. To purchase tickets, click here.
gorjana Jewelry Styling Party
- When: Dec. 6, 6-8p.m.
- Where: gorjana (265 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660)
gorjana at Fashion Island is throwing a jewelry styling party and 25 percent of the proceeds will benefit Choc Children’s, named a best children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. If you’re still shopping for the holidays, this the perfect chance to pick out something pretty for your friends and family! All done? Come buy something pretty for yourself! Giving to CHOC Children’s is the perfect excuse! 💍🎁🎉
13th Annual Newport Beach Santa Pub Crawl
- When: Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
- Where: There are two pub crawl routes. Check the event details here.
A legendary bar crawl on Balboa Peninsula that donates all proceeds to the Givsum Foundation. Bring your friends, wear your Santa suit and party with Newport Beach’s festive finest. For more information, visit nbsantapubcrawl.com.
Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery Presents: First Annual Christmas at the Vineyards
- When: December 9, 3-9 p.m.
- Where: Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery (2128 Mesa Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660)
Guests will enjoy Christmas carolers, Singing Santa, miniature donkeys for petting or photos, light food stations and Christmas desserts along with (of course) Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery’s wine. Tickets are all-inclusive and on sale for $60 per guest. For ticket information, contact the office at (949) 645-2200 or visit nbwine.com. The event is open to adults aged 21 and over. No pets. Sensible shoes are suggested for walking through the vineyard!