While there’s no white blanket covering Orange County and there’s more in the way of rain than anything else if we’re getting weather, there’s no reason not to enjoy the wintertime. Head to any of these top 5 activities to celebrate the winter season by warming up or chilling out.
1 Holiday Ice Rink at Irvine Spectrum Center
The holiday ice rink is still up and running through Feb. 21, so there's still time to tie up your skates and practice your spins and spirals at Irvine Spectrum Center. The ice rink is kept chilled at cool 18 degrees -- so chill while you work up a sweat.
2 Reflections at SCFTA
Stay inside and cozy up with the Bolshoi Ballet's Reflections. A combination of debut works and old favorites, the ballets will include world renowned dancers Maria Kochetkova,Yekaterina Krysanova, Olga Malinovskaya, Natalia Osipova, Polina Semionova and Yekaterina Shipulina.
3 Newport Beach Restaurant Week
Almost 75 of Newport Beach's restaurants will feature new tastes and old favorites for a full week in this citywide celebration, serving up special prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus. Head to your favorite spots or find a new one during this weeklong food fete.
4 Stella McCartney Trunk Show
Cozy up with Stella McCartney's warm knits and signature outerwear. There's no better way to see the best of the upcoming season at Neiman Marcus's trunk show. Take in the latest looks and pick what'll be hanging in your closet this upcoming season.
5 Learn About Wine's Stars of Santa Barbara
Sip and learn about Santa Barabara's finest wineries at this educational tasting presented by LearnAboutWine.com. With 40-plus wineries in attendance, you're sure to warm up from the inside out and find a new favorite.