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Celebrate DIA DE LOS MUERTOS in the oldest part of downtown Los Angeles.
Grand Park’s Downtown Día de los Muertos is a community-oriented space inviting park-goers to contribute to the community altar.
From some of the most haunting moments in film and television come 10 new spine-chilling mazes that will have you screaming all night long. Recommended age 13+.
Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest Halloween experience in Southern California, with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills.
For the little monsters, a Trick or Treat Trail and Halloween Crafts round out the activities during the daylight hours ... but once the clock hits 7 p.m., the ghouls come out to haunt the park.
Celebrate autumn with this perfect fall excursion in the Garden! Search for pumpkins while enjoying the Garden’s 87 acres.
Recommended for ages 12+. Be transported into an immersive world of ghosts, psychopathic clowns, vicious demons and Halloween magic.
From the genius of Roald Dahl comes the Tony Award-winning MATILDA, the story of an extraordinary girl who — armed with a vivid imagination, a sharp mind and a love for books — dares to take a stand to stand against the tyranny of adults who seek to crush her imagination. Children (5+) and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the show, packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and featuring a gifted young actress.
Experience the enchanted season of Christmas at Roger’s Gardens. Escape to an enchanted forest filled with sparkling toadstools, as the scent of pine lingers in the air...
Daring kids and parents can tour the Scream Zone's House of Horrors, The Chamber and Haunted Hayride. The parent lounge is free, offering food concessionaires, vendors and adult beverages.
Join the largest fall festival in Los Angeles County with 12 acres of amusement rides, live entertainment, games, arts & crafts, and international food court.
Gather your goblins and ghoulies for the HaLLoWe'eN SpoOkTaCuLaR! You'll be delighted by this haunting showcase of sweet spooks, including the Purple People Eater, Dracula, the Invisible Man, and many more!
Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. It features realistic scenes, enormous dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages.
Children are invited to write a letter to Santa, and receive a personally answered response! Each year, more than 500 letters are received and answered.
Join JD Theatricals at The Attic for a performance of Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein.
Celebrate the season, weekends at Irvine Spectrum Center, with live holiday entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays, November 1 - December 28.
Every holiday season Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to the beachside community, transforming the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into the winter wonderland known as Ice at Santa Monica, an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink. Plus, enjoy free musical performances every Sunday.
Bring your little wild ones to learn about nature and enjoy the outdoors. Join Newport Upper Bay Nature Preserve for a fun-filled parent and child experience including storytelling, a guided nature walk, and arts and crafts.
November 1 - January 5: Skate under the stars (and sun!) at the festive Holiday Ice Rink in the Giant Wheel Court at Irvine Spectrum Center. Skate rental is available or bring your own. Season passes also offered.
Join Cubberley School for their annual carnival, featuring costume contests, games, live music, dancing, a maze, a jump zone, and a Rubik's Cube contest.
De generación a generación highlights the way in which previous generation: familial, cultural, and community-oriented traditions shape beliefs, habits and customs.
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with food, face-painting, crafts, vendors, over 40 altars, and a live mariachi band. Bring your own chair or blanket.
This fun tournament is open to all K-6th graders an includes three hours of chess, pizza and juice, as well as trophies for the top four players in each age category!
A 40-foot long dragon. A ghostly pirate ship. An undersea wonderland. Explore fantastical lands, built using over 3,000 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins. There’s more magic around every corner.
Nights of The Jack is a family-friendly, Halloween-themed show situated on a 1/2-mile trail filled with thousands of hand- carved jack o’ lanterns. Expect to see some larger than life pumpkin installations as well as detailed artist depictions of your favorite movie stars, sports heroes and animated characters.
Every other Friday, BounceU is making it darker and cranking up the excitement with special effects lighting. Kids will love the extra thrill and glow-in-the-dark accessories.
A family-friendly monthly event that supports local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Enjoy fun activities, crafts and food with participating Bixby Knolls businesses through extended operating hours.
It's all hands on deck as the Captain, Scary Mary and over 200 monsters haunt six terrifying mazes, nightly live entertainment, and exciting rides. Do you dare? Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Join in for some Halloween fun at Tom's Farms. Do you dare take the haunted train ride? Will you make it through Farmer Tom's Haunted Farmhouse Maze?
Internationally acclaimed contemporary circus company Circa, comes all the way from Australia with, Humans. In a thrilling and heart-stopping performance, Circa pushes the boundaries of circus to take us (recommended for age 8+) on a stirring journey of what it means to be human and of how our bodies, our connections, and our aspirations all form part of who we are.
Enjoy a beautiful family-friendly three- or four-hour train trip adventure through the Heritage Valley on scheduled Saturdays and Sundays during the year. Ride on historic train cars used in several well known movies, TV shows and commercials. Includes two fun stops to explore along the route.
All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends are once again chugging into the Southern California Railway Museum in Perris. They've traveled all the way from the Island of Sodor and have arrived "Right on Time" to take a ride with you and your family.
Enjoy music and dance performances, fine Mexican cuisine, 100+ altars, arts and crafts, skeleton costume contests and a children's art project area.
Leaves are falling, the air is cooler, and autumn crops are ready for harvesting. This month, Pretend City celebrates Thanksgiving; activities this month will focus on gratitude and family and the importance of being thankful for the many blessings in our lives.
Check your oxygen, adjust your space suit and buckle up for the biggest mission of your life! Two actors magically conjure more than 40 characters with the aid of simple household objects, as well as creating the famous Apollo, Gemini, and Sputnik capsules from buckets, lamps, and cardboard boxes, capturing the imagination of all ages.
Families that skate together, stay together! Join Fountain Valley Skating Center for Family night.
Join The Autry Museum of the West for fun family events throughout the month of November including guided tours, panning for gold, Western Music Association Showcase, and American Indian Arts Market place.
Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames. All Home Depot locations, check the website for details.
The event will feature interactive booths where you can learn more about a variety of NOAA programs, the ocean, and weather.
Little Naturalist programs are outdoor experiential education classes designed for 3-5 year olds and their adult guardians. Activities are designed to encourage exploration and discovery and to enrich a child’s emerging physical and cognitive skills.
The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a tour of the Upper Newport Bay every Saturday and Sunday morning year-round. Trained naturalists conduct water tours that begin with a quick lesson on how to paddle and then lead participants into the Ecological Reserve.
On the first Saturday of each month, join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators and volunteers in a beach cleanup, clearing the shore of marine debris.
Visit the Festival of Flight, a free celebration open to the public featuring food trucks, static aircraft displays, and live entertainment!
Join Discovery Cube and Cal State University, Fullerton at Cal State Fullerton’s athletic field for a day of flight, engineering, and pumpkin-smashing hijinks.
Kids (ages 3+) make fun crafts.
Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough or make arrowhead necklaces and adobe brick while learning about the lifestyle of Mission Native Americans.
Los Angeles is a playground for arts and culture, and Grand Avenue is its epicenter. For the fifth year in a row, Grand Ave Arts invites all to explore, be curious, pop in, and choose their own adventures with more than 10 participating cultural institutions along Grand Avenue.
The Broad's Family Weekend Workshops offer activities and workshops to help families with children (3+) engage with the artwork.
Celebrating 49 years of family fun, this annual weekend festival features authentic German entertainment, contests and children's activities, including interactive performances, chicken dancing, game booths, bounce house and face painting.
During this annual Dia de los Muertos celebration, community members construct dozens of beautiful altars for display. The family festival also includes cultural performances, live music, face painting, crafts, food booths, and free art workshops.