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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

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

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

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
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Location:
Rogers Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Corona Del Mar,
Cost:
Free

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
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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
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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
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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
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Location:
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768

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 @ 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
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Location:
Glendale City Hall, 122 N. Isabel St.
Glendale, CA

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

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 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
Free

Shark Lagoon Night

Guests can touch and learn about sharks, purchase drinks and snacks, and enjoy live music during select Shark Lagoon Nights.

Dates:
Friday, November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
Cost:
Free

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

Sugar Plum Express Holiday Village & Tree Train in Santa Paula

Take a short train to Holiday Village (at Loose Caboose)! Santa will be onboard to visit everyone. Once there you can select a pre-cut Christmas Tree, purchase unique gifts & goodies, enjoy the new Winter Wonderland walk-thru ($3), Carousel Rides ($3), hop on the Holiday Jolly Jumpers ($3), take a Hayride ($3), visit craft vendors and see Santa's Workshop

Dates:
Saturday, November 30
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Location:
Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St.
Fillmore, CA 93015

Inland Pacific Ballet Production of The Nutcracker

Enjoy a treasured holiday tradition with family and friends at southern California’s most spectacular production of The Nutcracker from critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet. Celebrating 25 years, Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker comes to life with this magnificent ballet comprised of beautiful sets, dazzling costumes, and more than 80 dancers on stage.

Dates:
Saturday, November 30
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Westside Ballet’s The Nutcracker in Santa Monica

For over 45 years, audiences have thrilled by Westside Ballet’s lavish productions of The Nutcracker. From the moment the lights dim, you’ll be transported with Clara to a magical world filled with a Christmas tree that grows to the ceiling, menacing mice, and a dashing prince who takes her through the land of the dancing snowflakes.

Dates:
Saturday, November 30
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Location:
The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St.
Santa Monica,
Cost:
$45

LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live

Ice Rink will be open November 30 - January 12. The LA Kings Holiday Ice Rink is only here for a limited time, so don't miss out on this fun family activity, romantic date night, or a fun way to pass the time before and after a sports game or concert!

Dates:
Saturday, November 30
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Location:
LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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