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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.
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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 JD Theatricals at The Attic for a performance of Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein.
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.
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.
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.
Bring the whole family to AMOCA! Start with age-appropriate exhibition tours designed to engage and stimulate young minds, and finish with a hands-on clay activity designed to promote creativity.
Kids (3-8) are welcome to join in on an afternoon of fall fun crafts at the library.
Celebrate The Day of the Dead in Center Court with festive face painting, costume contest ($500 worth in prizes), Aztec dancers, pan (sweet bread) de muerto samples and more. Bring the kids for a screening of Disney's Coco, crafts and giveaways.
Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back with a brand new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure.
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 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.
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.
De generación a generación highlights the way in which previous generation: familial, cultural, and community-oriented traditions shape beliefs, habits and customs.
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.
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.
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.