September 17 – November 26: Hundreds of spiders are on view in the pavilion, along with scorpions and tarantulas in terrariums just outside.
Tuesdays: This special street fair takes place along a closed-off section of Main Street and includes a farmer’s market, bounce house, street performers and more.
November 18- January 6: SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration includes Rudolph’s Christmastown, Santa’s Christmas Village, and more than a million and a half holiday lights throughout the park.
November 5 – December 26: Visit The Old Globe for Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas! A wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book.
Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.
Through November 26: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.
Tuesdays: Kids of all ages are invited to join Pottery Barns story time. Become a member and receive a Book Club Passport at the first story time visit and a special gift after atending five story times.
November 1 – January 15: Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to the beachside community with ICE.
Daily: Movies at discounted prices.
Tuesdays: Children and their families are welcome to visit one of the Duplo tables in the library’s lobby.
Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.
Tuesdays: Kids can eat free at Ikea every Tuesday. Choose between the four meals (value $2.49). What a deal! Plus, free baby food with any adult breakfast, lunch or dinner purchase any day.
October 1 – November 30: Take a walk through the Garden and be on the lookout for ten festive fall stations. Each station will be decorated and have a pumpkin sign with questions about the Garden.
November 7 – December 24: Kids can create and decorate a letter to Santa, print it out and drop it off at a Santa Mailbox at a Macy’s department store.
November 17 – January 7: With the flick of a switch, the zoo is set aglow with breathtaking displays. Guests enjoy LED lights by the thousands, giant illuminated snowflakes, a disco ball forest, glittering twinkle tunnels, stunning 3-D animated projections and more.
November 19 – January 1: The park is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of colorful lights, carolers performing classic yuletide favorites and personalized meet-and-greets with Santa and his helpers.
November 4 – December 26: Enjoy classic and new holiday TV shows with the family. Check your local listings for time changes.
Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Orange County library system.
Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.
Tuesday and Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.
Tuesday and Wednesday: Join Big Air for one of their Special Needs Day! Guests will have a blast exploring trampolines and other attractions.
November 18 – January 7: The annual exhibition, Muzeo Express, celebrates the holiday season with model trains, miniature scenes and hands on activities, sure to be a holiday favorite for children and enthusiasts alike.
November 19 – January 7: Two theatrical lighting houses have created 12 unique, large-scale lighting experiences that illuminate a mile-long walk through Descanso Gardens.
Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.
October 16 – November 30: The Ultimate Recycling Machine is back at Pretend City Children’s Museum. This large scale hands-on experience geared towards school-aged children combines engineering, collaboration, and sustainability.
Daily: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!
Tuesdays: Join the library for stories, fingerplays, flannel board, and fun at a special evening family storytime for younger children and their families.
Tuesdays: Join the club to read and talk about a book together, followed by a fun book-related activity!
Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.
November 21: Join us for a full day of fun as Pretend City gears up for the holiday season! Treat your little one to a sneak peek of some of the most loved dances from The Nutcracker.
Through July 2018: Take a journey back in time, through the eyes of passengers who were on the Titanic.
November 17 – January 7: Immerse yourself into an atmosphere of wonder and light, visit with Santa Claus and enjoy a steamy hot chocolate!
November 17 – January 7: Join the Los Angeles Zoo for some holiday fun and the oppertunity to see real reindeer. Guests are invited to make the most of the season with a full day of adventure filled with holiday crafts and more.
Daily: Educational robotic and static dinosaur displays, plus dino-themed activities including inflatable obstacles, Ride-a-T-Rex, fossil panning, maze, and more!
November 18 – January 7: Enjoy “Merry Christmas, Snoopy!” on Ice, “It’s the Merriest Christmas Show Ever, Charlie Brown” holiday show, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and O. Henry’s “A Gift of the Magi” at the Bird Cage, a crafts fair, carolers, holiday decorations, and nightly snow in Ghost Town.