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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

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

Las Posadas at Olvera Street

This presentation of the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is portrayed with singing, dance, a candlelight procession on Olvera Street and a children's pinata breaking.

Dates:
Monday, December 16 - Tuesday, December 24
Location:
Olvera Street, 845 Alameda St.
Los Angeles, 90012

Christmas Boat Parade at Newport Sea Base

Enjoy prime water’s edge seating at the Newport Sea Base for this spectacular holiday tradition! Bring the whole family for activities and entertainment, sip on hot cocoa and delight in the dazzling show of holiday lights. Santa Clause will be present all five nights.

Dates:
Wednesday, December 18 @ 6:45 pm - Sunday, December 22 @ 6:45 pm
Location:
Newport Sea Base, 1931 W Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, 92663
Cost:
$10 – $12

Luminaria Nights at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

December 13-14 and 20-21: Be enchanted at this Claremont tradition where the Garden glows with light for the holidays. Special holiday installations and music are in store! A food truck, bar, and bake sale will be available for purchase. Hot cider will be provided to all guests.

Dates:
Friday, December 20 @ 6:00 pm - Saturday, December 21 @ 9:00 pm
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Location:
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave.
Claremont, 91711
Cost:
$12 – $16

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:
Saturday, December 21
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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:
Saturday, December 21
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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:
Saturday, December 21
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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:
Saturday, December 21
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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:
Saturday, December 21
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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:
Saturday, December 21
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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:
Saturday, December 21
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Location:
Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Cost:
$41 – $86

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, December 21
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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:
Saturday, December 21
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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:
Saturday, December 21
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Location:
Stages Theatre, 400 E Commonwealth Ave #4
Fullerton,
Cost:
$22 – $24

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Wiltern

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. 

Dates:
Saturday, December 21 - Sunday, December 22
Location:
The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles,

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:
Saturday, December 21
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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:
Saturday, December 21
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Location:
Legends, 5236 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA

Winter Fest OC 2019 in Costa Mesa

Ice tubing, massive snow play and slide area, outdoor ice rink, nightly Christmas tree lighting celebration with a parade, fireworks and snow flurries, a not-to-be-missed experience with Santa and his reindeer flying over the fairgrounds, plus a new light maze and wintery attractions, over 20 carnival rides, festive entertainment, seasonal eateries, visits with Santa and so much more.

Dates:
Saturday, December 21
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Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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:
Saturday, December 21
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Location:
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
Cost:
$11

Lythgoe Family Panto’s A Snow White Christmas In Pasadena

From the producers of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, comes an updated version of the classic fairytale. Princess Snow White joins forces with the Seven Dwarfs to defeat her wicked Aunt the Queen. In the style of British Panto, audiences are encouraged to interact, booing the baddies and cheering for the hero.

Dates:
Saturday, December 21
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Location:
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, 91101 United States
Cost:
$28

Holiday Sing-Along with the LA Phil

Ring in the season at Walt Disney Concert Hall! Join in song with hundreds of fellow revelers – plus a jazz combo, a choir, and the mighty pipe organ – for this joyous annual tradition. A jolly good time for the whole family! Children two and up may be admitted. Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change. Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Dates:
Saturday, December 21
Location:
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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