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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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
Join the largest fall festival in Los Angeles County with 12 acres of amusement rides, live entertainment, games, arts & crafts, and international food court.
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.
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.
Bank of America is helping its customers become "cultured" through their program "Museums on Us," giving bank cardholders free admission to cultural venues in Southern California.
Every Saturday, visit the Columbia Memorial Space Center during Saturday Science for fun and educational science activities and demonstrations.
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.
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.
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.
Lovers of art and vintage will enjoy a family friendly day at The Heritage Ranch. Vendors, food, live music, a kid zone, face painting and more will delight the entire family!
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.
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.
Choose your preferred paddle craft (kayak, stand-up paddle board, or canoe) for 2.5 fun-filled hours on the water, plus bring some food and use the BBQ to grill it.
Get creative with history! Using and experimenting with a wide variety of colorful and natural materials, children can create seasonal arts and crafts. This free drop-in program takes place rain or shine. November’s theme is Brilliant Brown.
Look at the sun, moon, visible planets, and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.
Celebrate the joyous tradition of Mexico’s most famous holiday at 24th Street Theatre’s annual block party, with music, dance, food, face painting, and crafts.
On the first Sunday of every month, Chuck E. Cheese opens two hours early, specifically for children with autism and other special needs.
It's that time of year, the leaves are falling, the evenings are getting darker earlier. Don't forget to "Fall Back" and set your clocks back one hour at 2 a.m.
With singing, dancing and fantastical characters, “Jack and the Giant” is a production full of fun and excitement for audiences of all ages.
Active, Retired and Veteran U.S. Military Personnel receive free admission to Knott's Berry Farm for themselves and one guest from November 3 - 21 and December 2 - 19.
Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.
Join some of entertainment’s favorite stars and play for a cause at the Annual Mattel Party on the Pier benefiting UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Guests will enjoy Carnival Games filled with Mattel Toys, Celebrity Appearances and a Photo Booth, Rides, a Power of Play Activity Tent with Creative Crafts, People-Animal Connection Therapy Dogs and much more!