One of my family's favorite holiday tradtions is driving around Orange County looking at all of the holiday light displays. What can I say? I'm a sucker for all the pretty lights and have been known to drag my family along for the (sometimes very long) drive. Lucikly, Orange County has some pretty fabulous light displays to "ohhhhhh!" & "ahhhhh!" over.

Nothing rings in the holidays" quite" like a good ol' fashioned Christmas tree lighting. Here in Orange County, we may not have snow, but we like to go big anyway. That's why some of our most popular tree lighting ceremonies boast 90 foot trees and 70,000 lights. Check out the biggest tree lighting ceremonies happening in Orange County, and give the holiday season a bright start!

The holidays are almost here, and it is easy to fall in love with the fattening foods that are often served. With obesity rates on the rise, now is the perfect time to starting thinking about healthier food options for the holidays.

When the days get shorter and the weather cools off, most of us tend to spend more time indoors."  But in Southern California, there's no reason to!"  Fall just may be the most delightful season in Orange County: the summer crowds are gone, the traffic near the beach is lighter, and the weather remains sunny and beautiful."  If you're visiting during this time of year, you're in for a real treat (just don't tell your friends back home that you're enjoying an extended summer - they'll be jealous!).

October is here and the Orange County-area locals know what that means- Knott'€™s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt! Ever since 1973, Knott'€™s Berry Farm has been transforming the entire park into Knott'€™s Scary Farm, the most thrilling and fun Halloween event of the year. " Want to know what kind of scares you can encounter and how average people become monsters? Keep reading, if you dare!

Everyone knows that Orange County is home to Disneyland & Knott's Berry Farm, tons of shopping, beautiful beaches, & delicious restaurants & food trucks galore. There's obviously enough to do & see that you won't ever be bored.

But, if you're looking for an Orange County experience that is unlike anything you can experience, anywhere else. I've got a few ideas and suggestions for you...

What do you get when you mix a "Mad Men" theme, 150 of SoCal's top bloggers and the Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau? A kickin' party, that's what! This past Sunday, October 9, AOCVCB hosted the first ever OC Blogger Bash at the Anaheim Convention Center as our "coming out party" in the blog community. We wanted to get to know bloggers, the "new" journalists and have them get to know us and the fabulous destination we promote.

The Oom pah pah bands play traditional polkas in their leiderhosen and the ladies in corsets serve shots of Jaeger Mister. The crowd is festive, the beers are lifted high to the saulte '€œProst!'€ The cool air brings the scent of fall and harvest. It must be time for Oktoberfest!" 

Finding a delicious gluten free burger can be a challenge for people who suffer from food allergies, especially while traveling. A juicy fresh gluten free burger can be found less than a mile away from Disneyland at the historic 1940'€™s style Ruby'€™s Diner.