Family Programs

International Festival of Chocolate

International Festival of Chocolate

SUNDAY | JANUARY 7 | 11 AM - 3 PM 

Join us for the International Festival of Chocolate, a part of our free family festivals held every first Sunday of the month in the Museum’s Key Courtyard.

Immerse yourself in a day full of family fun with free art activities, face painting, and lively performances from the lands of chocolate. Relish in free gourmet sample chocolates offered by a variety of vendors and be inspired by the student art exhibition from the Santa Ana Unified School District.

This event promises an engaging experience for all ages, blending cultural entertainment, artistic creativity, and the irresistible allure of chocolate.

Event Schedule

Key Courtyard

11 AM - 3 PM                      

Free Family-Friendly Art Activities

  • Art Projects: Chocolate Box
  • Face-painting 
  • Chocolatier Booths with Free Samples and Chocolate for Purchase
  • Ongoing Chocolate Mole Cooking Demostration by Chef Martin
11 AM FREE Lecture | Location: Norman Kershaw Auditorium
'A Brief History of Chocolate' with Dr. Lee Scott Theisen, LA's Chocolate Guru. Free tastings samples for first 50 lecture attendees.
12 PM Music Performance by Marimba Tropical
12:30 PM Music Performance by Electra Azteca
1:30 PM Dance Performance by Moana Nui
2 PM Music Peformance by Marimba Tropical 


Parents: Don’t miss a special ticked tasting workshop at 3 pm held in conjunction with the 5th Annual Chocolate Festival! Learn more: Marsatta Chocolate Tasting Experience


Additional funding is provided by Specified General Fund for the Museum Grant Program under the California Cultural and Historical Endowment. Special thanks to Schools First Federal Credit Union, whose lot is available for overflow parking until 3:30 pm. 

Click here to download the full 2024 Festival Schedule.

Event details

January 7, 2024 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


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Santa Ana, California 92706
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