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Events on November 15th, 2018

A listing of awesome activities for kids, teens and families throughout Southern California. If you would like to submit an event for possible inclusion, email your information here. Want these events delivered to your inbox every week, for free? Sign up for the Buzzz!

SeaWorld’s Holiday Celebration

November 17- January 5: SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration includes Rudolph’s Christmastown, Santa’s Christmas Village, a 40-foot tall tree, holiday-themed animal shows and a new live nativity show.

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

September 16 – November 25: Have a one-of-a-kind experience in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in the open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids.

Apple Season in Oak Glen

Through late November: 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.

Outdoor Ice Skating in Santa Monica

November 1 – January 15: Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to the beachside community with ICE.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Kids’ Activities at the Downtown Fullerton Market

Thursdays: The Fullerton Market is the place to come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, plus crafts and activities at the Kids’ Korner and food vendors.

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

Outdoor Ice Rink at Irvine Spectrum Center

November 2 – January 6: Skate under the stars at the festive outdoor Holiday Ice Rink in the Giant Wheel Court at Irvine Spectrum Center.

Outdoor Ice Skating at Pershing Square

November 15 – January 21: Join a winter wonderland with a host of free community and special events (see schedule below).

The Great Pumpkin Hunt South Coast Botanic Gardens

September 16 – November 30: Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing pumpkin patch?

Free Family Events at LACMA

Select dates, November 1-30: Enjoy a variety of fun art activities this month with LACMA! Weekly family events feature artist-led workshops, friendly gallery tours, and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection.

Mt. Baldy Tubing Park

Select dates, November 2-December 23: Ride to the top of Sugarpine Chair Lift #1 for a zip downhill at the Mt. Baldy Tubing Park.

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in San Juan Capistrano – San Juan Capistrano Library

Various Thursdays: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

Outdoor Ice Skating in LA

November 10 – January 7: The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice brings outdoor ice skating to LA.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Musical in Lake Elsinore

November 15-16: See Tim Burton’s holiday classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas, come to life on stage.

Los Angeles Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.

Waitress at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

November 13-25: Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start.

Explore the Stratford Campus During Tour Thursday’s

October 4 – November 15: It’s Tour Thursday’s at Stratford School! Visit any of the Stratford campuses, including the Mission Viejo campus, during any of their upcoming Tour Thursday’s to see first-hand how the carefully designed Stratford approach prepares students to excel.

Godspell at the Laguna Playhouse

November 10-18: From Stephen Schwartz, the composer of Wicked and Pippin, Godspell is one of the most successful musicals of all time.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood

November 2-18: All Clara wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother.

Oz! in Hollywood

Select dates, November 4 – December 2: When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked away to the magical land of Oz.

Puppet Show in LA

November 11: Join the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz for “There’s a Nightmare in My Closet”, an imaginative family show based on the renowned children’s book of the same title by Mercer Mayer.

Knott’s Merry Farm in Buena Park

Select days, November – January: Joy is in Season at the Knott’s Merry Farm Holiday Festival. Guests of all ages can embrace the joy of Christmas at Knott’s Merry Farm, with classic shows like the Holiday Ice Show featuring Snoopy, the Peanuts Gang and a cast of world class ice skaters, the nightly tree lighting ceremony and The Christmas Carol.

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center

March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.

Daughters of Salem

November 15: The riveting untold tale of the girls of Salem, who meet deep in the dark woods of Puritan New England at night.

The Addams Family The Musical in Costa Mesa

November 15-17: Presented by Arts & Learning Conservatory. Performances on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. $12-25.

Reflections of the Face of Lincoln in Redlands

Through December 29: Audiences of all ages can delight in a little theme park-style magic at the Shrine with Reflections of the Face of Lincoln, an immersive presentation featuring special effects, multi-media elements, and spectacular animatronics in a moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

November at Pretend City

November 1-30: Kids can participate in a variety of activities depending on the special event. Activities this month focus on gratitude, family and the importance of being thankful for the many blessings in our lives.

Legally Blond in Irvine

Select dates, November 10-18: Everyone underestimates Elle Woods (herself included), but when she heads to Harvard to win back her boyfriend, she finds much more in store for her future. Tackling stereotypes, harassment, and scandal, Elle learns through realizing her promise while staying true to herself she can effect positive change and still look fabulous doing it!

Magical Lantern Art Festival at LA County Arboretum

October 26-January 6: A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and more!

Bird Walk at Rancho Los Cerritos

November 15: Stroll through the grounds of the historic rancho and watch both resident birds and seasonal migrants. Participants will also listen to the calls and songs, and potentially observe nesting as the seasons progress.

Chinese Lantern Festival at Pomona Fairplex

November 15 – January 6: Experience an incredible, authentic and amazing larger than life handcrafted lanterns, live entertainment and food. Over 1,000 lanterns, live kung fu/chinese martial arts performances, free kung fu coaching on stage, dinosaur rides, and more!

Skating Under the Stars in Irvine

Thursdays, November 8 – January 3: Visit the Irvine Spectrum for Themed Thursdays while skating under the stars at the outdoor rink! Enjoy entertainment and giveaways. Plus, come dressed in the weekly theme.

Lil Chefs Thanksgiving Cooking Class in Irvine

November 15: Someone-Special-N-Me is for the Lil’ Chefs (3-5) who still need an adult by their side. This month, make Thanksgiving Turkey Cheeseballs together.