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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

December 2019

North Pole Pack at Golf N’ Stuff

With Golf N' Stuff's "North Pole Fun Pack," the kids can enjoy two full hours unlimited use of: go-karts, bumper boats, Disk'O Thrill ride and kiddie train - every day in December!

Dates:
Sunday, December 1 - Tuesday, December 31
Location:
Golf N Stuff, 10555 E. Firestone Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Cost:
$21

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:
Sunday, December 1
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Location:
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007 United States
Cost:
$23 – $28

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:
Sunday, December 1
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Location:
Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St.
Fillmore, CA 93015

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:
Sunday, December 1
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Location:
Rogers Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Corona Del Mar,
Cost:
Free

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:
Sunday, December 1
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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:
Sunday, December 1
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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:
Sunday, December 1
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Location:
The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside,
Cost:
Free

December at Pretend City – Home for the Holly Days

‘Tis the season of giving! Join Pretend City as they give back and brighten up the holiday season with a toy drive for the children at CHOC. Plus, Imagination Playground returns; countdown to Christmas; celebrate Las Posadas, Winter Solstice, Hanukah, Kwanzaa and their annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown.

Dates:
Sunday, December 1
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Location:
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
Cost:
$11

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:
Sunday, December 1
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Location:
The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St.
Santa Monica,
Cost:
$45

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:
Sunday, December 1
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Location:
Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA

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:
Sunday, December 1
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Location:
LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States

Operation Santa Paws 2019

December 1-20: An annual collection of pet toys, shelter supplies and treats that are delivered to shelter and rescue dogs and cats.

Dates:
Sunday, December 1 - Friday, December 20

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:
Sunday, December 1
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Location:
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768

Breakfast with Santa at Fashion Island Hotel

Unwrap the fun with readings of holiday stories, cookie decorating, and crafts for writing your own letter to Santa, along with a holiday buffet featuring favorites. Plus, bring in a new toy for our Toys for Tots donation!

Dates:
Sunday, December 1
Location:
Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach,
Cost:
$25 – $55

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:
Sunday, December 1
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Location:
Glendale City Hall, 122 N. Isabel St.
Glendale, CA

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:
Sunday, December 1 @ 10:00 am
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Location:
Newport Bay Conservancy, 2301 University Drive
Newport Beach,
Cost:
$12.50 – $25

Brush Painting with Chop in Santa Ana

Create an original work of art using Chinese Scroll Painting techniques such as calligraphy, brush painting, poetry, and signature stamps called Chop.

Dates:
Sunday, December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
Cost:
Included with admission.

Patchwork Show in Santa Ana

Fun family shopping with over 200 vendors displaying their handmade goods, plus kids' arts and crafts, food trucks and music.

Dates:
Sunday, December 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free admission.
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