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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

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

Capistrano Lights at Mission San Juan Capistrano

Celebrate the holidays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic landmark and museum with 30 days of holiday fun from December 8 through January 6. Capistrano Lights brings together people of all faith traditions during the holiday season. The Mission grounds will be decked out in lights and the Front Courtyard features a huge 10-foot wreath, perfect for a holiday photo op. Join them for a nightly tree lighting in the Ruins of the Great Stone Church. Don’t miss out on…

Dates:
Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Monday, January 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Location:
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

A Rawhide Country Christmas at Rawhide Ranch in Bonsall

Join a magical holiday event at Rawhide Ranch, a 40-acre working ranch and camp nestled in the hills of Bonsall. Enjoy live bands, Christmas carols around the campfire, arts and crafts fair, petting zoo, hay rides, photos with Santa and much more!

Dates:
Thursday, December 12 @ 3:00 pm - Sunday, December 15 @ 8:00 pm
Location:
Rawhide Ranch, 6987 W. Lilac Rd.
Bonsall,
Cost:
Free admission.

Jurassic Quest at Fairplex in Pomona

Jurassic Quest brings a dinosaur adventure for the whole family. The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; over 80 life-size dinosaurs in all.

Dates:
Friday, December 13 - Sunday, December 15
Location:
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768
Cost:
$22 – $36

San Pedro City Ballet Presents the Nutcracker

San Pedro City Ballet, home of American Ballet Theatre superstar Misty Copeland, presents its 25th annual production of The Nutcracker. Join Clara on a dreamlike journey with a dancing Nutcracker, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes, and a magical Christmas tree.

Dates:
Friday, December 13 - Sunday, December 15
Location:
Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St.
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States

Candlelight Walks at Heritage HIll

Experience the historic park in a unique, once-a-year opportunity during Heritage Hill’s Candlelight Tours. More than 1,000 luminarias will light the park’s pathways as strolling carolers and musicians fill the air with music.

Dates:
Friday, December 13 @ 5:30 pm - Sunday, December 15 @ 8:30 pm
Location:
Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Road
Lake Forest, 92630
Cost:
$5

Snow Days with the Critters at Santa Ana Zoo

Watch animals receive icy treats, listen to festive music, enjoy the winter decorations, play educational games, create cool crafts and listen to delightful winter stories.

Dates:
Saturday, December 14 @ 11:00 am - Sunday, December 15 @ 2:00 pm
Location:
Santa Ana Zoo, 1801 E. Chestnut Ave.
Santa Ana, 92701

Holidays Around the World at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Watch the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza transform into a winter wonderland! Enjoy live performances that showcase traditions from around the world, including Mexican ballet folklorico, Indian Bollywood dance, German holiday folk dances, Chinese lion dance, and more. The festive family fun continues as you take a ride on the Holiday Express train, create your own seasonal craft, and experience a special snowfall on the plaza!

Dates:
Saturday, December 14 @ 11:00 am - Sunday, December 15 @ 11:00 am
Location:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
Free

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 15
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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 15
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Location:
Santa Paula Train Depot, 963 E. Santa Barbara St.
Santa Paula, 93060

Long Beach Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

The Long Beach Ballet will once again present its trade-mark flying sleigh, amazing pyrotechnics, magical theatrical effects, full symphony orchestra and guest appearances by world-class ballet stars. "Crammed with special effects, the familiar Long Beach Ballet version of "The Nutcracker" has nearly everything money can buy.

Dates:
Sunday, December 15
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Location:
Long Beach Terrace Theater, 300 E Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA

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 15
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Location:
Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804

Charlie Brown Christmas Live in Anaheim

Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage celebrates the timeless television classic as the whole family can join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts characters in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

Dates:
Sunday, December 15
Location:
City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim,
Cost:
$19.50 – $39.50

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 15
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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 15
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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 15
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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 15
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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 15
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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 15
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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 15
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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 15
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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 15
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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 15
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Location:
Legends, 5236 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA
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