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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

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

Seas ‘n’ Greetings at Birch Museum in San San Diego

The magic of the holidays meets the magic of the underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego during Seas ‘n’ Greetings, a month-long holiday celebration featuring SEAsonal activities for the whole family. 

Dates:
Sunday, December 1 - Tuesday, December 31
Location:
Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost:
$19.50

Pirates Take Christmas

Looking to add some fun and excitement to your holiday season? Celebrate Christmas with Pirates Dinner Adventure’s Christmas spectacular, Pirates Take Christmas. You, your family, and a little holiday magic can help ensure Santa defeats the pirates and saves the season. Join them to find out why Pirates Take Christmas has quickly become a Holiday tradition in Orange County! For discounted rates of $35 for adults and $25 for kids, mention code "KGHOLIDAY19"!

Dates:
Monday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 25
Location:
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, 7600 Beach Blvd
Buena Park,
Cost:
$25 – $35

Macy’s Letters To Santa

Kids can create a letter to Santa and drop it off at Macy's (or send it virtually online). For every letter received, Macy's will donate $1 to Make-a-Wish (up to $1 million dollars). Daily. Free.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 3 - Tuesday, December 24

Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker in Redondo Beach

Following the idea of the original, it’s Christmas Eve and the Johnsons are having a grand party. The Christmas gifts are shared and young Kara receives a Nutcracker filled with hot chocolate her favorite. She falls asleep and the journey begins when the Nutcracker comes alive!

Dates:
Thursday, December 5 - Sunday, December 8
Location:
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Redondo Beach,
Cost:
$40 – $110

Bank of America Patrons Receive Free Admission to Museums

Bank of America is helping its customers become "cultured" through their program "Museums on Us," giving bank cardholders free admission to cultural venues in Southern California.

Dates:
Saturday, December 7 - Sunday, December 8
Cost:
Free

Nerf Challenge at LA Live

The world premiere of Nerf Challenge opens at LA Live for a limited time! This live attraction will bring action and competitive fun, taking place in an epic 50,000 square foot space. Please note that some activities require participants be 8 or older while other activities require participants be 14 or older.

Dates:
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020
Location:
LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
Cost:
$37 – $80

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 8
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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 8
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Location:
Santa Paula Train Depot, 963 E. Santa Barbara St.
Santa Paula, 93060

A Christmas Carol in Long Beach

The perennial favorite returns for its eighth incarnation at Long Beach Playhouse. In this quick-paced, highly theatrical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future show Ebenezer Scrooge the poverty of his material wealth and the blessings that come with generosity.

Dates:
Sunday, December 8
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Location:
Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804

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:
Sunday, December 8
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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:
Sunday, December 8
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Location:
Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia,
Cost:
$68

Peter Pan at Laguna Playhouse

Embark on a wild quest with Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan as they set about on an exciting adventure to foil the pirates’ plot to kidnap Peter for Captain Hook’s Christmas present. This interactive family show is filled with big laughs, magic, dance, and music that will have you singing along with the cast to well-known contemporary songs, rooting for Peter and his friends, and booing Captain Hook!

Dates:
Sunday, December 8
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Location:
Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Cost:
$41 – $86

Holiday Inn in Long Beach

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut. He quickly discovers life isn’t the same without a bit of song and dance. So Jim and Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare, turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn that celebrates each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July.

Dates:
Sunday, December 8
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Location:
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E Atherton St.
Long Beach,
Cost:
$20 – $240

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 8
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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:
Sunday, December 8
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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 8
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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, December 8
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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:
Sunday, December 8
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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 8
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Location:
The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside,
Cost:
Free

Trolley Tour of Lights in Long Beach

Board a classic cable-car trolley for a waterfront tour that will showcase the best light displays around Long Beach. The tour includes the famous floating Christmas trees of Alamitos Bay, and beautiful Naples Island, plus hot cocoa, sugar cookie, souvenir Santa hat, candy cane, holiday music and light narration.

Dates:
Sunday, December 8
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Location:
Legends, 5236 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA

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 8
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Location:
The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St.
Santa Monica,
Cost:
$45

Santa Cares: Sensory-Friendly Photos with Santa

December 8: Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa Claus. Space is limited; please reserve your complimentary ticket via the Eventbrite link.

Dates:
Sunday, December 8
Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
Free

Brunch & Dinner With Santa, Holiday Tea, and Nutcracker Show at American Girl Store in Los Angeles

Celebrate the season with this special holiday event that has twice the memories! Begin with a photo-op with Santa, enjoy a a delicious brunch at the American Girl Place Los Angeles, followed by a performance of Los Angeles Ballet’s magical interpretation of The Nutcracker at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood.

Dates:
Sunday, December 8
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Location:
American Girl – Los Angeles, 189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live in Anaheim

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new stage adaptation! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season.

Dates:
Sunday, December 8
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Location:
Chance Theatre, 5522 E La Palma Ave.
Anaheim,
Cost:
$36

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 8
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Location:
Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA
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