What to do and where to go this month – Orange County Register

Special events

The Festival of Sleep: Join Pretend City in celebrating the importance of healthy sleeping habits. Families can show up dressed in their favorite pajamas and participate in many activities including smart art, simple science and a special bedtime game. Those dressed in pajamas will receive $1 off general admission. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 3.  $9.50-12.50. pretendcity.org

Pruning fruit trees class: Stop by the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa to learn the art of pruning. (Thinkstock)

Pruning fruit trees class: Stop by the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa to learn the art of pruning. This demonstration will cover the basics and importance of pruning fruits. Registration required. Jan. 6. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $5. ocfair.com

Winter Wonderfest: Stop by the Discovery Cube in Santa Ana to learn the science behind weather, snow and tubing. This event is fun for the whole family and allows everyone to experience a true snow day. Various times and dates through Jan. 7. oc.discoverycube.org

Visionaries Lecture Series: Enjoy lectures by Dr. Jeanne Willette, who explores the shift of artists and artwork in the last 20 years. Jan. 22 & 29. 1 p.m. $150. ocma.net

Ice Rink at the Spectrum: Families and friends can go to the Irvine Spectrum to glide around the ice rink. This activity is fun for all ages; located in the Giant Wheel Court. Various times and dates through Jan. 7. $16-$35. Group pricing available. shopirvinespectrumcenter.com

Winter Fest OC: Visitors can enjoy more than 20 winter-themed activities at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Outdoor ice skating, ice tubing down Snowflake Summit, a snow play area with real snow, a 2-million-light stroll-through display, a nightly tree-lighting ceremony with a parade are among many of the activities that will be available. Prices vary; group rates available. Through Jan. 7. ocfair.com

Astronomy Night: Enjoy an evening outdoors at The Richard and Donna O’Neill Conservancy in Rancho Mission Viejo and learn about the constellations in the sky. View the stars through telescopes as volunteer astronomers share knowledge about outer space. Registration required. Jan. 13, 6-8 p.m. $5-10. rmvreserve.org

Surf City Splash: Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum presents the 18th annual Surf City Splash fundraising event. Attendees will celebrate the new year by taking a swim in the Pacific Ocean, so be sure to bring a bathing suit. Other activities include a pancake breakfast, craft fair and a…

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