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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, 2019 - Sunday, November 3, 2019
Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
$22 – $35

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, 2019
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Location:
Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St.
Fillmore, CA 93015
Cost:
$12 – $26

Day Out with Thomas: The Steam Team Tour at Southern California Railway Museum

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2, 2019
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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum, 2201 South A Str.
Perris, CA 92570
Cost:
$16 – $25

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:
Saturday, November 2, 2019
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Location:
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
Cost:
$14

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:
Saturday, November 2, 2019
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Cost:
Free

One Small Step at Torrance Cultural Arts Center

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Location:
Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr.
Torrance, CA 90503
Cost:
$15 – $25

Ice Presented by Plaza at Santa Monica

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2, 2019
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Location:
Downtown Santa Monica, 1324 5th St.
Santa Monica, 90401
Cost:
$15

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, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

Little Naturalist Programs at Environmental Nature Center

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Location:
Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th Str.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Cost:
$5 – $8

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dia De Los Muertos in Montebello

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
The Shops at Montebello, 2134 Montebello Town Cir
Montebello, CA

Create a Day of the Dead Altar in El Segundo

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
El Segundo Museum of Art, 208 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245 United States
Cost:
Free

Star Party at Griffith Observatory

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Location:
Griffith Observatory, 2800 E. Observatory Road
Los Angeles, 90027
Cost:
Free

Outdoor Ice Rink at Irvine Spectrum Center

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
$18 – $22

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
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Location:
King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy.
Calabasas, 91302
Cost:
$22 – $27
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