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November 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:
Thursday, November 7, 2019
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Location:
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
Cost:
$14

Anastasia at Segerstrom Center of the Arts

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.

Dates:
Thursday, November 7, 2019
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Location:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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:
Thursday, November 7, 2019
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Cost:
Free

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:
Thursday, November 7, 2019
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Location:
Downtown Santa Monica, 1324 5th St.
Santa Monica, 90401
Cost:
$15

The Beauty of Christmas Open House at Sherman Library & Gardens

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!

Dates:
Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy.
Corona Del Mar,
Cost:
Free

AVCA Children’s Concert in Aliso Viejo

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.

Dates:
Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Location:
Grand Park – Aliso Viejo, 6101 City Lights Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Cost:
Free

Junior Cosmic Bowling at Fountain Valley Bowl

Looking for a fun and safe after-school and summer break activity? Every Thursday, kids can enjoy Junior Cosmic Bowling, two hours of glow-in-the dark bowling. Also, register for Kids Bowl Free, which includes two free games a day all summer!

Dates:
Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Location:
Fountain Valley Bowl, 17110 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley,
Cost:
$8

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:
Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
$18 – $22

Holiday Faire in Irvine

The Irvine Fine Arts Center's Holiday Faire features more than 100 talented local artists showcasing unique handmade gifts for purchase, including holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing, and more.

Dates:
Friday, November 8, 2019 - Saturday, November 9, 2019
Location:
Irvine Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Ave.
Irvine, CA 92604
Cost:
$2

Circo Hermanos Caballero in Anaheim

Enjoy the talented acrobats, brilliant dancers, and laugh out loud with the naughty and funny clown, Tutti Frutti. Watch the Globe of Death, where three brave motorcyclists travel at more than 70 miles per hour - a thrilling act that guarantees to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Dates:
Friday, November 8, 2019 - Monday, November 18, 2019
Location:
Anaheim Indoor Marketplace, 1440 S Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, 92805
Cost:
$20 – $60

Wild Tales at Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

Bring your little wild ones to learn about nature and enjoy the outdoors. Join Newport Upper Bay Nature Preserve for a fun-filled parent and child experience including storytelling, a guided nature walk, and arts and crafts.

Dates:
Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Location:
Upper Newport Bay, 2301 University Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Cost:
$5

Free Car Seat Class in Orange County

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

Dates:
Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Harvest Festival in Lakewood

Join them for a crisp, cool, autumn evening filled with fun! Petting zoo, face painting, inflatable attractions, games, food and much more!

Dates:
Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:
Palms Park, 12305 207th St
Lakewood,

Snow Day LA at Elysian Park

Hop on a tube and fly through twinkling light archways, decorated trees and falling snow, and much more- all five minutes from downtown Los Angeles!

Dates:
Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Elysian Park, 2010 Stadium Way
Los Angeles,

Alice in Wonderland in Westminster

This remarkably delightful, musical version of Alice In Wonderland is a magical tale based on the much beloved stories of Lewis Caroll. With fun and energetic music and dialogue, audiences will recognize all their favorite characters: Alice, the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts and more!

Dates:
Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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Location:
Rose Center Theater, 14140 All American Way
Westminster, CA 92683
Cost:
$10 – $15

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 9, 2019
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Location:
Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St.
Fillmore, CA 93015
Cost:
$12 – $26

Moonlight Forest: Lantern Art Festival at LA Arboretum

A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and other themes create the mesmerizing experience of Moonlight Forest.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Location:
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007 United States
Cost:
$23 – $28

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 9, 2019
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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum, 2201 South A Str.
Perris, CA 92570
Cost:
$16 – $25

Repticon in Costa Mesa

Repticon Los Angeles will be two days of thrilling reptiles, amphibians, exotic pets, pet products, educational seminars, door prizes, and much more.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - Sunday, November 10, 2019
Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
$5 – $15

Art Without Walls at Hammer Museum

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Location:
The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Cost:
Free

ALS Walk at the Great Park in Irvine

Join the local Orange County chapter of the ALS Association for a walk through OC Great Park. The one-mile Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Location:
Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, 92618

Fossils are Fun at Black Star Canyon

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park, 12247 Black Star Canyon Rd.
Silverado, CA 92676
Cost:
Free

Family Nature Club at the LA Zoo & Sensory Sundays

Explore nature up-close through discovery and play with unique learning experiences such as exploring nature, fort building, and water play. Activities might include story time, finding and sorting natural objects, art, and, of course, lots of play! Sensory Sundays Nature Club is also offered.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Location:
LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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