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Grand Park’s Downtown Día de los Muertos is a community-oriented space inviting park-goers to contribute to the community altar.
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...
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.
Celebrate the season, weekends at Irvine Spectrum Center, with live holiday entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays, November 1 - December 28.
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.
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.
Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames. All Home Depot locations, check the website for details.
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.
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.
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.
Kids (3-8) are welcome to join in on an afternoon of fall fun crafts at the library.
Get creative with history! Using a wide variety of colorful materials, children can experiment with old-fashioned arts and crafts.
Join the El Segundo Museum of Art and artist Mario Sandoval for a special Day of the Dead workshop. Learn more about the Mexican holiday and plants used to adorn the altar created for ESMoA’s Entry.
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.
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.
Fall back into San Diego’s wild past of the 1880’s! Combine a day of play and educational fun as history comes alive while kids pan for gold, saddle up for an adventurous pony ride, and enjoy live entertainment.
Join Segerstrom for a day of celebration in honor and support of local veterans and active-duty military personnel. Enjoy a fun afternoon of music and camaraderie featuring live performances.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing invites all children to come to our dock side fishing clinic and learn hands on techniques on fishing from the experts.
Celebrate Día de los Muertos with your family and friends at the Muckenthaler with festive activities including live music, local artisans, altars, and arts and crafts for kids.
Join Los Angeles Museum of Art for Andell Family Sundays. This weekly free event features artist-led workshops where you can make your own mythical and supernatural animal-inspired creations! Learn about dragons, enchanted house cats, and tengu (hint—they are part crow and excellent at martial arts!)
Admission to the museum is FREE this evening from 4 - 8 p.m. Join Kidspace to celebrate and enjoy literature and storytelling!
It's Orange County's largest weekly street fair and farmers' market! Shops spread out with sidewalk sales, the streets fill with unique vendors, and the farmers set up with fresh, seasonal produce and flowers.
Join the City of Buena Park to honor the men and women who have served and gave their lives for our country.
Join the Auto Club for a free class on the proper use of car seats, including how to select the right seat for your child and tips on car seat installation. Registration required
This event features 150 handcraft artists, confectioners, bakers and beautiful selections of holiday decor, ornaments and gifts, tamales, hand-dipped decorated apples and more!
On the first Thursday of every month, The Huntington opens its doors to all for free! Explore the library, gardens or art collections all at no cost.
At The Beauty of Christmas, guests can shop at the Garden Shop, full of seasonal plants, beautiful handmade items and unique holiday gifts. Visitors will enjoy complimentary home-baked cookies, coffee and tea, as well as free admission to the Gardens. While there, explore The Gardens and enjoy the 2.2 acre horticultural retreat!
This concert is geared towards children and their parents. Hullabaloo band members write songs that make kids laugh, think, sing, dance, clap and stomp their feet. Enjoy story time, free face painting and Fit4Mom stroller strides class.
Enjoy a family-friendly fun evening featuring free skating, food samplings from local eateries, live music, and ice-skating performances.
Stratford School Mission Viejo invites the community to come and enjoy an evening of good old-fashioned family fun at its annual Country Fair.
Families create art inspired by social justice issues, literature, and Hammer exhibitions. Make a mini zine with artist Chynna Monforte in support of families separated at the border using powerful collage techniques inspired by artist Lari Pittman.
Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircrafts at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.
Enjoy this family-fun activity on the Mesa. You will start with an activity to make your own fossil, then take a 2-3 mile hike looking for fossils deposited here millions of years ago when Orange County was a sea. A slight elevation gain (200-feet) to start the hike will give incredible views of the surrounding peaks and the red rock cliffs of Black Star Canyon.
Just meet at the check-in table on the grass area, down the Junipero Ave. beachfront parking lot, near the Lifeguard HQ (lot 66) where you’ll sign a waiver form and pick up your cleanup materials.
Annual Veterans Day Parade, featuring bands and live entertainment, plus a kids corner with arts and crafts, tournaments and games.
Join the OC Fair and Event Center for a free Veterans Day community celebration featuring free hot dogs for all attendees, family-friendly activities, entertainment and a Veterans Resource Fair.
Join Maple Village for their annual Cultural Harvest Faire, full of fun and cultural enrichment for the whole family. Enjoy cultural booths from around the world; activities such as Polynesian crafts; tea with the World Queens from Kenya and Samoa; build fairy and gnome houses; games for all ages including climbing wall and ropes challenge course; more!
Celebrate the bounty of the season with Journey School parents and students at their annual Harvest Faire. Children and parents alike will find a whole afternoon's worth of activities to delight and entertain including archery, pumpkin catapulting, live music, crafts, and sweet treats!
Calling all grownups who want to grow down! You (not just your kids) can ride a giant puppy, dance with a sloth, be Batman (through virtual reality) and have all the fun that's usually just for your kids!
Performances ∙ Storytelling ∙ Kids’ Activities. Enjoy performances by YOLA and Mariachi Los Camperos. Have fun with art-making workshops by creating colorful tambourines with artist Ana Miro Herrans and decorating sugar skulls with artist Maria Elena Cruz in remembrance of ancestors. Saturday, noon - 3 p.m.
November 9: Kick off the holiday season with the 18th Annual Tree Lighting Concert! The All-American Boys Chorus will treat the crowd to classic holiday favorites and Santa will join onstage for the lighting of the World's Tallest Tree.
Los Alamitos Race Course will host its inaugural Honoring Our Veterans: Night at the Races featuring free admission, family-friendly activities, live racing and more.
Come see Carbon Canyon Regional Park in a completely different setting - in the dark! Park rangers will lead starlit hikes showcasing the natural wonders that can only be seen at night.
Art Crawl Experience or simply “ACE” is a visually invigorating, tastefully titillating and explosive art walk and arts festival, featuring live artists, crafts, performances and gourmet food trucks.