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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

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

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:
Wednesday, December 25
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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:
Wednesday, December 25
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Location:
Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia,
Cost:
$68

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:
Wednesday, December 25
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Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620
Cost:
$53

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:
Wednesday, December 25
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Location:
The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside,
Cost:
Free

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:
Wednesday, December 25
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Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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:
Wednesday, December 25
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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: LA Kings Holiday Ice Rink is only here for a limited time, so don't miss out on this fun family activity!

Dates:
Wednesday, December 25
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Location:
LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States

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:
Wednesday, December 25
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Location:
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768
Cost:
$15.50 – $27

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:
Wednesday, December 25
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Location:
Glendale City Hall, 122 N. Isabel St.
Glendale, CA

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration in San Diego

From sea lions to Santa Claus, there is something for everyone at SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration. Enjoy an all-new ice skating spectacular, Cirque Christmas acrobats, Seasame Street Village and Tunnel of Lights. Returning holiday favorites include Rudolph's Christmastown, the iconic 320-foot Skytower Tree of Lights and the park’s 40-foot, animated Happiest Christmas Tree.

Dates:
Wednesday, December 25
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Location:
SeaWorld, 500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109 United States

Alpine Slide and Snow Play

November - Easter: Enjoy tubing and snow play, plus take a chairlift ride to the top of the Alpine Slide where riders navigate their own individually controlled sleds. Go-Karts, mini-golf and new Soaring Eagle attraction, too.

Dates:
Wednesday, December 25
Location:
Alpine Slide and Snow Play, 800 Wildrose Lane
Big Bear Lake,
Cost:
$7 – $35

Big Bear Snow Play and New Ropes Course

November through Easter: Day and Night “Glow” Tubing at Big Bear Snow Play. Plus, try the brand new Ropes Course -- a two-level arial adventure, 12-35 feet in the air, that will have you balancing on ropes, crossing bridges and climbing through and over 30 obstacles: all from the safety of a climbing harness.

Dates:
Wednesday, December 25
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Location:
Big Bear Snow Play, 42825 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake,
Cost:
$12 – $35

Queen Mary Christmas in Long Beach

November 29 - January 1, embrace the holiday spirit at Queen Mary Christmas. Enjoy the outdoor North Pole Village with ice skating, then jump aboard the QM Express Train or the Grand Carousel. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus stroll the decks surrounded by dazzling decor, musical performances, sweet treats, and more family activities.

Dates:
Wednesday, December 25
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Location:
The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, 90802

SkyPark Santa’s Village

Join Skypark for a Nostalgic Christmas in the Woods inside Santa’s Village! Enjoy visits with Santa and Northwoods characters, ice skating, tree lightings, storytelling, crafts, holiday treats and more.

Dates:
Wednesday, December 25
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Location:
Skypark at Santa’s Villiage, 28950 California 18
Skyforest, CA 92385 United States

True North Ice Rink at the Queen Mary

November 29 - January 1, on select dates, Ice skaters of all ages can hit the outdoor, 6,000-squarefoot rink. Be sure to explore the many other seasonal activities going on nearby, including stocking and gingerbread house decorating (additional fees apply). Or, upgrade to the Queen Mary Christmas holiday adventure, which offers a package of festivities and fun for the entire family.

Dates:
Wednesday, December 25
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Location:
The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, 90802
Cost:
$15

Ice Presented by Plaza at Santa Monica

Every holiday season Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to the beachside community, transforming the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into the winter wonderland known as Ice at Santa Monica, an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink. Plus, enjoy free musical performances every Sunday.

Dates:
Wednesday, December 25
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Location:
Downtown Santa Monica, 1324 5th St.
Santa Monica, 90401
Cost:
$15

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:
Wednesday, December 25 @ 3:00 pm
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Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
$18 – $22

L.A. Zoo Lights at Los Angeles Zoo

With the flick of a switch, the zoo is set aglow with breathtaking displays. Take a self-guided 60- to 90-minute stroll though a large area of the Zoo filled with animal-themed displays, dynamic lights and projections, and seasonal magic.

Dates:
Wednesday, December 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$12 – $22

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:
Thursday, December 26
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Location:
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007 United States
Cost:
$23 – $28

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:
Thursday, December 26
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Location:
Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Cost:
$41 – $86

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:
Thursday, December 26
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Location:
Legends, 5236 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA

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:
Thursday, December 26
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Location:
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
Cost:
$11

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:
Thursday, December 26
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Location:
Chance Theatre, 5522 E La Palma Ave.
Anaheim,
Cost:
$36

The Polar Express Comes to Perris

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to Southern California for the first time this holiday season! Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Dates:
Thursday, December 26
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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum, 2201 South A Str.
Perris, CA 92570

Wild Holidays at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

On Wild Holidays weekends and other select days, the Safari Park will be open until 8 p.m. Guests will be treated to a dazzling winter wonderland of seasonal entertainment and special activities from 4 to 8 p.m. on those dates, including live music, animal experiences and a festive atmosphere.

Dates:
Thursday, December 26
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Location:
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido,

Holiday Light Festival Train Ride in Griffith Park

Head to Griffith Park for an evening train ride around the festively decorated, one mile of track. Magical scenes and tens of thousands of lights will captivate you and your family and set the mood for a wonderful holiday season.

Dates:
Thursday, December 26
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Location:
Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$5

Winter Camp at the Beach at Cayton Children’s Museum in Santa Monica

Join the Cayton Children's Museum for Winter Camp at the Beach! Campers will explore different ways to bring traditional winter activities to their coastal setting. There will be fake snow, kinetic sand, and sledding and surfing experiments. Plus, build beach and snow forts!

Dates:
Thursday, December 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Location:
Clayton Children’s Museum, 395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica,
Cost:
$105
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