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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.
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.
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.
Repticon Los Angeles will be two days of thrilling reptiles, amphibians, exotic pets, pet products, educational seminars, door prizes, and much more.
Start your holiday shopping early for American handmade arts and crafts at the "Christmas on the Farm” Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market. Family activities include Snows Pony Rides & Petting Corral, Kids 'n Paint, face painting and live music.
Get in the Christmas spirit early this year with the beloved TV classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’ as it soars off the screen and onto the Downey Theatre stage.
Calling all grownups who want to grow down! You (not just your kids) can ride a giant puppy, dance with a sloth, be Batman (through virtual reality) and have all the fun that's usually just for your kids!
From the moment he wakes up with gum in his hair, to his broken nightlight at bedtime, things just do not go Alexander’s way. This delightful musical version of the popular book can turn around any bad day and put a smile on even the crabbiest of faces.
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.
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...
Canine daredevils entertain the entire family with their doggone amazing tricks! These adorable athletes thrill with their delightful antics such as high jumping, barrel racing, weaving around poles, and catching flying discs.
Enjoy ocean-related walking activities and an informative slide show presentation at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
The Tale of Turandot is a modern and innovative theatrical puppetry experience that includes video projections and original music.
Enjoy Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty From The Witches Point of View and Bye Bye Bird. Orange County performances.
Joy is in Season at the Knott’s Merry Farm Holiday Festival. Guests of all ages can embrace the joy of Christmas at Knott’s Merry Farm, with classic shows like the Holiday Ice Show featuring Snoopy, the Peanuts Gang and a cast of world class ice skaters, the nightly tree lighting ceremony and The Christmas Carol.
Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delectable Broadway smash hit about a man-eating plant.
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.
With singing, dancing and fantastical characters, “Jack and the Giant” is a production full of fun and excitement for audiences of all ages.
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.
Visit The Old Globe for Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas! A wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book.
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.
Join this fun workshop where kids can learn to use simple shapes and colrs and build character development.
Grab your binoculars and head over to the South Coast Botanic Garden for this morning walk through the Garden's 87 acres in search of wild birds.
Have you ever wondered, "Where are all the wild animals in the park?" Visit a Show and Share exhibit next to the Nature Center at O'Neill Regional Park and discover mysterious clues animals leave behind.
Join a park naturalist on Sunday, for a Whale and Wildlife “Twalk” and learn some fun facts about the marine wildlife as you walk the bluff trail and scan the ocean at each overlook.
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.
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.
Parker Bent will delight audiences of children and families with his original music, sly wit, and warm humor. You may even find yourself on-stage singing with him! Parker's music will have you laughing and rocking. With unique covers such as The Black Keys, Cat Stevens, and Jimmy Reed on his latest album, his music speaks with characteristic skill to both children and the adults in their lives. Join The Wallis for these free family events outside on their Promenade Terrace.
As part of its annual Art & Nature celebration, Laguna Art Museum opens its doors for free in honor of its Family Festival day.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing invites all children to come to our dock side fishing clinic and learn hands on techniques on fishing from the experts.
Come to the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center to enjoy a day of fun! Hit a bull's eye with a bow and arrow, take aim with a BB gun, or fly down the zip line. This event is open to everyone, so pack a lunch and bring some friends!
Dancers and families of all ages can enjoy the wildly popular dance lesson sessions with the three-time Emmy Award-winner and Friends, on the Promenade Terrace. Open to the public, each session will focus on one style of dance, from hip hop to VOGUE, from African dance to Flamenco.
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!)
Using technology, puppets, science, and imagination, actors create an amazing visual adventure that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology. This family-friendly show is recommended for children ages 5 and older.
Sugar Skull! is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos. Featuring Mexico Beyond Mariachi, a company of gifted musicians and dancers rooted in Mexican traditions, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike.
A native of Monterrey, Mexico, Sonia de los Santos has been hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children's Music Artists You Should Know.” This debut concert reflects her experiences growing up in Mexico and moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage. Recommended for children ages 4+.
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!
Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde The Musical Jr. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit, and sass, leaving both the cast and audience seeing pink!
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.
Kick off the holiday season honoring German culture with a parade, German food, kid friendly activities and lanterns.
Spend a special evening at the Aquarium exclusively for families with adults or children with autism.
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!