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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.
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.
Every holiday season Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to our 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.
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+.
Celebrate Circus Vargas’ 50th anniversary extravaganza -an homage to the golden era of circus in America- bringing acrobats, daredevils and a flying trapeze for two unforgettable hours of nonstop action and adventure. A magnificent, mega-hit production guaranteed to thrill and enchant children of all ages.
On the first Sunday of every month, Chuck E. Cheese opens two hours early, specifically for children with autism and other special needs.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Dino Dash Half-Marathon joins the already popular 2k, 5k, and 10k runs and Bike Tours (50k, 15k, and a family-friendly 5k). Also a free family expo offering activities, school fundraising booths, exhibitors, and a Food Court featuring bites from popular local restaurants.
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.
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.
Hit the trail to support children in foster care! Head over to Temescal Park in Pacific Palisades for an exciting day of music, games, arts-n-crafts, an art bus, a bounce house, face painting, In-N-Out and hiking.
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.
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!
Girl Scouts and their families are invited to participate in GSGLA’s 6th Annual Family Fit Fair. Come dressed in a creative costume and run or walk the 5K challenge course.
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.
Join the Bowers Museum for this festival celebration of Dia de los Muertos featuring music, dance, food, face painting, art projects, and live performances!
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.
The Broad's Family Weekend Workshops offer activities and workshops to help families with children (3+) engage with the artwork.
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!)
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.
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.
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?
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Orange County at last! From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.
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.
Enjoy a free sea glass jewelry making activity each Wednesday in the Education Commons in the Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park.
This two-hour, non-structured program allows children to explore their creative personalities while enhancing critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation!
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
The Tale of Turandot is a modern and innovative theatrical puppetry experience that includes video projections and original music.
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.