Top Five Holiday EDM Parties You're Not Allowed to Miss

Asaf Borger aka Borgore
Asaf Borger aka Borgore
Courtesy of Ted Maider

Electronic dance music events are a flourishing business these days and the amount of parties going on from week to week has become quite excessive. But in December, it gets even crazier. Trust us when they say there are no silent nights during the EDM holiday season.Yet in between Christmas parties, maxing out credit cards and spending quality time with your loved ones it becomes important to budget your partying wisely. Looking for something to do after that awkward holiday office party? Or that late-night neighborhood caroling session? We took the time to sort through the abundance of world renowned DJs rolling through town this December to pick the top five EDM events you just can't miss!

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DJ Colette Marino
DJ Colette Marino
Courtesy of Dale Take

5. Colette at Focus Tuesdays, December 25th

A Focus favorite, Colette plays a special Christmas set alongside residents Wobs, Nonfiction and the big chief Josh Billings. This 18-and-over event has been bringing house music to Orange County for nine years now sticking to their roots of tech, deep and house genres while straying away from the commercial EDM most clubs are saturated with. It's always a good vibe at Focus as the dim lights allow for uninhibited dancing and boozing. With the voice and sounds of Colette gracing the stage, this is sure to be a memorable Christmas for those looking for something to do after the family gatherings.

Artyom Stolyarov aka Arty
Artyom Stolyarov aka Arty
Matt Oliver / OC Weekly

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4. Arty at Sutra Element Thursdays, December 27th

Insomniac Events and Identity Management group have been bringing A-list DJs and producers to Sutra in Newport Beach weekly on Thursdays nights and this New Years Eve weekend is no exception. The Russian Anjunabeats super star Arty kicks off Sutra's annual XL NYE on December 27th. As you know there is no party without Arty as he is sure to bring his eclectic mix of progressive, trance, house and electro sounds. Coming off the "City of Dreams Tour" with Dirty South, Arty is proving himself as a young talented artists that can go hard just like the rest of his veteran peers.

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