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September 2019

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Recommended for ages 12+. Be transported into an immersive world of ghosts, psychopathic clowns, vicious demons and Halloween magic.

Dates:
Saturday, September 28 - Saturday, November 2
Location:
Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

October 2019

Matilda The Musical at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

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.

Dates:
Friday, October 25 - Sunday, November 17
Location:
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
Cost:
$14

November 2019

Jurassic Quest in Costa Mesa

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.

Dates:
Friday, November 1 - Sunday, November 3
Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
$22 – $35

Write a letter to Santa in Westminster

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. 

Dates:
Friday, November 1 - Friday, December 13
Cost:
Free

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

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. 

Dates:
Saturday, November 2
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Location:
Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St.
Fillmore, CA 93015
Cost:
$12 – $26

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames. All Home Depot locations, check the website for details.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

Kayaking the Upper Newport Bay

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2 @ 10:00 am
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Location:
Newport Bay Conservancy, 2301 University Drive
Newport Beach,
Cost:
$12.50 – $25

Festival of Flight in Long Beach

Visit the Festival of Flight, a free celebration open to the public featuring food trucks, static aircraft displays, and live entertainment!

Dates:
Saturday, November 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Long Beach Airport, 2830 E. Wardlow Rd.,
Long Beach, CA 90807 United States
Cost:
Free

Grand Ave Arts in Los Angeles

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2 @ 12:00 pm
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Location:
Big Bear Lake Convention Center, 42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear, CA 92315 United States
Cost:
$9

Noche de Altares in Santa Ana

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Creation Station at Rancho Los Cerritos

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
Cost:
Free

Pumpkin Nights Festival in Pomona

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Location:
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768
Cost:
$16 – $20

Dia de Los Muertos in Los Angeles

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location:
24th Street Theatre, 1117 WEST 24TH STREET
Los Angeles,
Cost:
Free

Nights of The Jack in Calabasas

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2 @ 6:00 pm
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Location:
King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy.
Calabasas, 91302
Cost:
$22 – $27

The Wallis Presents Circa: Humans

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2 @ 7:30 pm
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Location:
The Wallis, 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Daylight Saving Time Ends

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.

Dates:
Sunday, November 3

20th Annual Mattel Party on the Pier

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!

Dates:
Sunday, November 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location:
Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, 90401
Cost:
$75 – $150

Fall Back Festival in San Diego

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.

Dates:
Sunday, November 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Gaslamp Quarter Historical Museum, 410 Island Ave.
San Diego,
Cost:
Free
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