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November 2019

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:
Friday, November 29, 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

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:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

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:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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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:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia,
Cost:
$68

Lil’ Dickens Carolers in Corona Del Mar

Enjoy shopping this holiday season by listening to a quartet of Strolling Christmas Carolers as they perform throughout Roger’s Gardens and the Farmhouse. Their repertoire includes your favorite standards and Sacred Christmas Carols combined with the holiday songs you have grown to love.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
Rogers Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Corona Del Mar,
Cost:
Free

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 29, 2019
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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:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620
Cost:
$53

It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Show in Fullerton

The beloved American Classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
Stages Theatre, 400 E Commonwealth Ave #4
Fullerton,
Cost:
$22 – $24

27th Annual Festival of Lights in Riverside

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa features more than five million brilliant lights, a decorated Christmas tree, appearances by Santa Claus and Dickensian Carolers singing cheerful holiday tunes, authentic horse-drawn carriages, live reindeer, and hundreds of characters dressed in 17th Century costumes to entertain crowds and evoke the spirit of the season. 

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside,
Cost:
Free

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:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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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:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768
Cost:
$15.50 – $27

Black Friday Frenzy at Irvine Spectrum

Festivities will include a festive night (and morning) of free ice skating, free carousel rides and Giant Wheel rides until 3 a.m., incredible sales, DJs, live entertainment, and free valet parking.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 8:00 am
Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
Free

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:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
Glendale City Hall, 122 N. Isabel St.
Glendale, CA

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration in San Diego

From sea lions to Santa Claus, there is something for everyone at SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration. Enjoy an all-new ice skating spectacular, Cirque Christmas acrobats, Seasame Street Village and Tunnel of Lights. Returning holiday favorites include Rudolph's Christmastown, the iconic 320-foot Skytower Tree of Lights and the park’s 40-foot, animated Happiest Christmas Tree.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
SeaWorld, 500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109 United States

Big Bear Snow Play and New Ropes Course

November through Easter: Day and Night “Glow” Tubing at Big Bear Snow Play. Plus, try the brand new Ropes Course -- a two-level arial adventure, 12-35 feet in the air, that will have you balancing on ropes, crossing bridges and climbing through and over 30 obstacles: all from the safety of a climbing harness.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
Big Bear Snow Play, 42825 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake,
Cost:
$12 – $35

Queen Mary Christmas in Long Beach

November 29 - January 1, embrace the holiday spirit at Queen Mary Christmas. Enjoy the outdoor North Pole Village with ice skating, then jump aboard the QM Express Train or the Grand Carousel. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus stroll the decks surrounded by dazzling decor, musical performances, sweet treats, and more family activities.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, 90802

SkyPark Santa’s Village

Join Skypark for a Nostalgic Christmas in the Woods inside Santa’s Village! Enjoy visits with Santa and Northwoods characters, ice skating, tree lightings, storytelling, crafts, holiday treats and more.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
Skypark at Santa’s Villiage, 28950 California 18
Skyforest, CA 92385 United States

Wild Holidays at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

On Wild Holidays weekends and other select days, the Safari Park will be open until 8 p.m. Guests will be treated to a dazzling winter wonderland of seasonal entertainment and special activities from 4 to 8 p.m. on those dates, including live music, animal experiences and a festive atmosphere.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido,

Holiday Light Festival Train Ride in Griffith Park

Head to Griffith Park for an evening train ride around the festively decorated, one mile of track. Magical scenes and tens of thousands of lights will captivate you and your family and set the mood for a wonderful holiday season.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$5

Gray Friday with Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Instead of Black Friday, try Gray Friday at Dana Wharf Whale Watching! The migration of the Gray Whale officially begins in Dana Point on November 29. You and your family can spend the day outside with Whale Watching Cruises. Dana Wharf swag and trips will be raffled off on board each trip.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019
Location:
Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, 92629
Cost:
$29 – $49

True North Ice Rink at the Queen Mary

November 29 - January 1, on select dates, Ice skaters of all ages can hit the outdoor, 6,000-squarefoot rink. Be sure to explore the many other seasonal activities going on nearby, including stocking and gingerbread house decorating (additional fees apply). Or, upgrade to the Queen Mary Christmas holiday adventure, which offers a package of festivities and fun for the entire family.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, 90802
Cost:
$15

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:
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Location:
Downtown Santa Monica, 1324 5th St.
Santa Monica, 90401
Cost:
$15

Green Friday at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

“Green Friday" offers free garden admission to all. Visit the Baby Plant Portrait exhibit that captures adorable baby California native plants as well as some that only a mother could love in twelve heart-rendering portraits. The Grow Native Nursery will also be having a one day sale.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave.
Claremont, 91711
Cost:
Free

A Snow White Christmas Performance at Kidspace

Catch a special appearance of the Lythgoe Family Panto's, A Snow White Christmas coming soon to The Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Join Snow White as she sings a couple songs to celebrate the season. Children can meet Snow White after the performance for a meet-and-greet! Included with admission.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Location:
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Kid’s Cooking Adventure – Drop N’ Shop in Costa Mesa or Newport Beach

While you’re out holiday shopping on Black Friday, drop the kids (8-12) off for a cooking adventure. Young chefs will learn the ins and outs of making fresh pasta - from mixing, rolling and cutting dough to making a flavor-packed filling and sauce. Plus, snowman sugar cookies that the kids will decorate and enjoy.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Location:
Sur La Table South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St Suite 110
Costa Mesa,
Cost:
$59

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:
Friday, November 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
$18 – $22

Amaze Light Festival in Norco

This magical attraction features over 1.5 million lights, decor pieces standing at over 30ft tall, a 56ft light show tree, 100ft. walk-through light tunnel, two Christmas obstacle courses, ice skating, an immersive light show every hour and so much more.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
SilverLakes Sports Complex, 5555 Hamner Ave.
Norco, CA 92860 United States
Cost:
$18.99 – $48.99

Tree Lighting at Irvine Spectrum

The beautifully decorated 75-foot tree will come to life at night with a choreographed light show every 30 minutes. Nightly, November 29 - December 24, 5-11 p.m. at the Giant Wheel Court.

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
Free

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:
Friday, November 29, 2019 @ 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

Cosmic Bounce at BounceU in Orange

Every other Friday, BounceU is making it darker and cranking up the excitement with special effects lighting. Kids will love the extra thrill and glow-in-the-dark accessories. 

Dates:
Friday, November 29, 2019 @ 6:10 pm - 8:10 pm
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Location:
BounceU – Orange, 428A W. Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867
Cost:
$13

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 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Elysian Park, 2010 Stadium Way
Los Angeles,

Build an Upcycled Cannon: WILD Weekend

Cannons were an important form of communication and protection aboard the Brig Pilgrim and all tall ships. Come to this WILD Weekend to learn how cannons were utilized in the sailing days of Richard Henry Dana Jr. and build and shoot you own cannon made out of upcycled materials.

Dates:
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA
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