Things to Do

Brighten Your Holiday with Magic of Lights in Fontana!

(This post is being shared on behalf of our partnership with US Family Guide.) During the 2017 holiday season, the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana will transform into a holiday spectacle!

High Desert Haunted House – A Unique SoCal Haunt Experience!

High Desert Haunted House is one of the top Southern California Haunts on our list of The 10 Scariest Haunts in Southern California. They gave us a few free tickets to check out this year’s haunt, and guest contributor Resa visited them on their Friday the 13th opening night. Here is what she thought:

KLOS, Fat Mike, & P.I.D. Present: Punk ‘N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival!

Fat Mike’s Punk in Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival is making its way to SoCal on October 28th, and bringing the best in craft beer, food, and live music to Huntington Beach! The SoCal portion of the series, dubbed Punk ‘N Brew, offers craft beer enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy quality craft beer from […]

Family Fun

Winter Fest Returns to Orange County on December 21st!

Orange County’s biggest winter tradition is returning! Winter Fest at the OC Fair & Event Center will run from December 21st, 2017 through January 7th, 2018 – giving families more time in the new year to enjoy the wide variety of wintry activities offered at Winter Fest OC!

Santa Gets High-Tech at Santa HQ

In partnership with HGTV, three SoCal shopping centers are hosting an interactive Christmas experience – Santa HQ. We were invited to check out the big guy’s arrival at Lakewood Center and enjoy some fun activities and a free photo package. Santa HQ adds a special twist to your typical mall Santa. In the digital era […]

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart – Tickets on Sale Now!

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is coming to Southern California! This year’s ice skating extravaganza features stories and characters from Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory and Inside Out for the first time in a live production!

Get your grub on

Main Place Mall and OC Weekly Present: Viva Los Tacos!

Love Tacos? Get all the tacos you can handle on January 27th, 2018 at Viva Los Tacos! Hosted by Main Place Mall and OC Weekly, Viva Los Tacos brings together unlimited food & drink samples from some of OC & LA’s top taco vendors; plus live entertainment & more! Tickets are on sale now. (Go with […]

Fall for the Flavors of The Public House in Downtown Fullerton

(SoCal Locale was invited as a guest to try the seasonal menu and drink offerings at The Public House and share our thoughts.) Downtown Fullerton is ripe with amazing bars and eateries, and one such gem is hidden inside an unsuspecting building off of Commonwealth Avenue. 

Juice It Up’s Seasonal Favorites Are Back!

Juice It Up! recently announced the return of their all-time seasonal guest favorites, the Merry Mocha Mint Smoothie™, the Pumpkin Pleaser Smoothie™, and its heartier counterpart, the Pumpkin Pleaser Smoothie Bowl™. They sent us a gift card to try out these limited-time flavors, so we popped in for a taste!

Local Listening

Santa Barbara’s Sanderlings Release New Single and Jawbreaker Cover

Sanderlings is a four-piece ocean-themed pop-punk band out of Santa Barbara, CA. Their humble beginnings stemmed from a solo project from frontman Woody Locke, who released a home-recorded EP in early 2016.

Kat Meoz “Christmas In Hollywood” Video Premiere with LA Radio Legend Rodney on the Rocks

LA garage rocker Kat Meoz recently released the video for the song “Christmas In Hollywood.” The song is featured on Rodney Bingenheimer’s “Santa’s Got a GTO, Vol. 2” holiday compilation, and Rodney himself makes a cameo in the video.

Feed Your Soul with GOSPEL BRUNCH at House of Blues Anaheim!

(SoCal Locale was invited to attend a Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues in Anaheim for free.)