This holiday season may look a little different. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of things to do to keep your family feeling festive.

Watch a Holiday Movie at Home:
Classics:
Home Alone 1
& 2 are currently streaming on Disney+
How the Grinch Stole Christmas & White Christmas are available on Netflix

New Movies:
The Happiest Season (streaming on Hulu) is a new Christmas movie about a woman who decides to go home to her partner’s house for the holidays but finds out that her girlfriend hasn’t come out to her family yet.

Holidate (on Netflix) is a new holiday movie about two strangers who agree to be each other’s plus-ones for the holidays.

Attend a Drive-In Movie at the Irvine Spectrum or OC Great Park
The Irvine Spectrum is offering a series of drive-in holiday movies over the next few weeks. To check out the upcoming movie schedule, click here. 

The Orange County Great Park is also screening drive-in movies.  To learn more, click here.

Participate in the City of Irvine Toy Drive
The City of Irvine adopted a Marine battalion from Camp Pendleton. To learn how you can help, click here. 

Send a letter to Santa…Online
Santa has gone online this holiday season. Your kids can still send a letter to Santa by clicking here.

Visit the OC Great Park Holidayz in the Park
Visit the Great Park’s holiday lights display. Lights are on daily from dusk until 9:30pm.  For more details, click here.

Support the Irvine Animal Care Center
The Irvine Animal Care Center has moved their pet adoptions online.  To find out how you can adopt a pet today or to make a donation during their annual holiday donation drive, click here.

Go for a Safe Walk or Bike Ride on Irvine’s Gorgeous Trails & Parks
Get outside safely, with a mask, and enjoy the beautiful trails and parks.  For a full list of the trails, click here.

Volunteer with one of the City of Irvine’s Community Services
The City of Irvine has several safe volunteer opportunities for you to get involved with, even after the holidays. For more information, click here.

Pick up a Free Starbucks Coffee if you are a Frontline Worker!
Starbucks is currently offering a free coffee if you are a frontline worker. Visit one of the many Irvine locations for more information.

Order Take-Out from Your Favorite Irvine Restaurant
Irvine’s restaurants are still open for takeout or delivery. Visit their website to place an order or open one of the many food delivery apps such as Grubhub, Ubereats, and Doordash to see options in your area.

Joel Smith