Elisa Wagner, 6, of Anaheim tests her hand-made plankton to see if it floats in the ExplorOcean booth inside the Explorium exhibit at the Orange County Fair.

Free in the OC: January 2016

Family-friendly activities in Orange County
NOON YEAR'S EVE: Celebrate the start of the new year at Discovery Cube in Santa Ana during the Noon Year's Eve event. Activities include a balloon drop, a photo booth and ginger ale toast. Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 30-31.

OC Family Fun Calendar: January 2016

Dane Sloan looks up as his 18-month old daughter Madelyn touches the falling snow that filled the night sky at the Civic and Cultural Center in Brea, Calif.

Free in the O.C. November 2015

Lola Hanson, 2, Emma Koening, 4, and Klara Hanson, 4, sit curbside waving flags in front of Central Park as they watch the La Palma Days parade.

OC Family Fun Calendar: November 2015

 HB residents Emery, Matt and Myra Sweet having a sweet time during the Halloween Fest in downtown Huntington Beach.

OC Family Fun Calendar: October 2015

What to do and where to go this month