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November 2019

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

Knott’s Merry Farm in Buena Park

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.

Dates:
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - Friday, January 3, 2020
Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620
Cost:
$64

Enchanted Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

Enchanted Forest of Light is an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles, featuring a one-mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens.

Dates:
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020
Location:
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Knott’s Merry Farm in Buena Park

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.

Dates:
Friday, November 22, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020
Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620
Cost:
$53

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

Holidays at Legoland in San Diego

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Enjoy holly jolly fun throughout the Resort with festive shows and décor. The whole family will feel the holiday spirit when they see the 30-foot LEGO® Christmas tree trimmed with awesome LEGO ornaments as it sparkles each night with music and light.

Dates:
Saturday, November 23 - Tuesday, December 31
Location:
LEGOLAND, 1 Legoland Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost:
$90

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags

The park is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of colorful lights, carolers performing classic yuletide favorites and personalized meet-and-greets with Santa and his helpers.

Dates:
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Location:
Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia,
Cost:
$68

The Nutcracker Ballet in Temecula

Join the Temecula Ballet for this magical evening of sparkling costumes, beautiful snowflakes, a breath-taking Sugar Plum fairy, a magical Nutcracker doll, an evil Rat Queen, fearless soldiers, and a little girl named Clara.

Dates:
Saturday, November 23
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Location:
Temecula Theatre, 42051 Main Street
Temecula,
Cost:
$20 – $25

Pershing Square Holiday Ice Skating Rink

Glide into the holidays at Pershing Square! The Bai Holiday Ice Rink offers the quintessential winter activity in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Surrounded by art, lively activity and the impressive city skyline, the outdoor ice rink lets you enjoy entertainment and ice skating in Los Angeles under the sun and stars. Open daily starting November 14, 2019, until January 20, 2020, you won’t want to miss this magical winter wonderland that promises to delight all ages. Take a…

Dates:
Saturday, November 23
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Location:
Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA

Chinese Lantern Festival at Pomona Fairplex

The Hanart Culture’s Chinese Lantern Festival is a premier event of colorful and lively interactive entertainment immersing guests with the culture, music, arts and life of authentic China. Experience the festival at the Pomona Fairplex with stunning lanterns inspired by nature. Bring the family - children under 4 are free!

Dates:
Saturday, November 23
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Location:
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768

Glendale Holiday on Ice

Glendale's first-ever outdoor ice rink. Get into the holiday spirit and come skate around with your friends and family to some fun holiday music. General admission: $12; skate rental, $5; skate aid rental, $8.

Dates:
Saturday, November 23
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Location:
Glendale City Hall, 122 N. Isabel St.
Glendale, CA

Turkey Trot in Seal Beach

Join the Inaugural Seal Beach Turkey Trot! There will be a a 5K, 10K, Fitness Challenge and kids "Don't Be a Turkey" Trot. Through this event, the goal is to donate over 300-holiday meals for families in need in the community with Grateful Hearts and to help raise funds for our local schools through Project SEEK.

Dates:
Saturday, November 23 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Cost:
$10 – $40

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 23 @ 10:00 am
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Location:
Newport Bay Conservancy, 2301 University Drive
Newport Beach,
Cost:
$12.50 – $25

Family Day at Norton Simon Museum

Learn about the triumph of Cosmic Vishnu over King Bali and other narratives that are carved in stone in the Asian art collection. Then carve a story of your own in clay to make a relief sculpture.

Dates:
Saturday, November 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:
Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, 91105
Cost:
Free with admission.

Legally Blonde Musical Jr. in Santa Monica

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!

Dates:
Saturday, November 23 @ 2:00 pm
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Location:
The Morgan Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, 90405
Cost:
$16 – $25

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 23 @ 3:00 pm
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Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
$18 – $22

L.A. Zoo Lights at Los Angeles Zoo

With the flick of a switch, the zoo is set aglow with breathtaking displays. Take a self-guided 60- to 90-minute stroll though a large area of the Zoo filled with animal-themed displays, dynamic lights and projections, and seasonal magic.

Dates:
Saturday, November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$12 – $22

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:
Saturday, November 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Elysian Park, 2010 Stadium Way
Los Angeles,

Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena

The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade celebrates 42 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena. Americas favorite other parade, known for its colorful, satirical spoof on the New Years Day Rose Parade.

Dates:
Sunday, November 24 @ 11:00 am

Family Flicks at the Hammer in Los Angeles

Join Family Flicks at the Hammer in Los Angeles for a screening of That Darn Cat! The Randall sisters and their irrepressible and always-hungry Siamese cat become entangled in an unsolved robbery and kidnapping.

Dates:
Sunday, November 24 @ 11:00 am
Location:
The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Cost:
Free

Andell Family Sundays – Animals of the Supernatural at LACMA

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!)

Dates:
Sunday, November 24 @ 12:30 pm
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Location:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90036
Cost:
Free

Miss Long Beach and Southern California Pageants

The pageant will award "Long Beach" and "Southern California Cities" titles in each of the four divisions: Little Miss (ages 6-10), Teen (ages 13-18), Miss (ages 19-30) and Mrs. (21+, married). Contestants can be accepted into the pageant up until noon on pageant day.

Dates:
Sunday, November 24 @ 6:00 pm
Location:
Scottish Rite Temple, 855 Elm Street
Long Beach,
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