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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

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

Tournament of Roses Bandfest in Pasadena

Bandfestwill feature the outstanding bands selected to participate in the 2020 Rose Parade. Over the course of two days, each band, along with its auxiliary performers, will present the field show that has led to its success.

Dates:
Sunday, December 29 - Monday, December 30
Location:
Robinson Stadium, 1570 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena,

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:
Monday, December 30
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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:
Monday, December 30
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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:
Monday, December 30
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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:
Monday, December 30
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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:
Monday, December 30
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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:
Monday, December 30
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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:
Monday, December 30
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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:
Monday, December 30
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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:
Monday, December 30
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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:
Monday, December 30
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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:
Monday, December 30
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Location:
SeaWorld, 500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109 United States

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:
Monday, December 30
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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:
Monday, December 30
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Location:
Skypark at Santa’s Villiage, 28950 California 18
Skyforest, CA 92385 United States

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:
Monday, December 30
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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:
Monday, December 30
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Location:
Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$5

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:
Monday, December 30
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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:
Monday, December 30
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Location:
Downtown Santa Monica, 1324 5th St.
Santa Monica, 90401
Cost:
$15

Lil’ Chefs’ Winter Baking and Savory Cooking Camp

Join Lil’ Chefs for a four-day camp -or attend for just a day- where participants (ages 5+) will bake up some fun, holiday dishes! They’ll learn proper baking techniques, knife skills, how to follow a recipe, and work as a team to complete each dish. Lil’ Chefs will get to enjoy what they make in class.

Dates:
Monday, December 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Location:
Lil’ Chef School, 15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, 92618
Cost:
$89 – $280

Bella Terra Kids Club

Kids Club is all about fun, exploring, and learning through crafts, story time, and fun performances planned throughout the year.

Dates:
Monday, December 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Location:
Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Cost:
Free

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:
Monday, December 30 @ 3:00 pm
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Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
$18 – $22

New Year’s Eve Musical Revue in Santa Monica

A buffet supper starts off the night, then it’s “on with the show!” as Actors’ Repertory Theatre brings you a highly entertaining, family-friendly musical revue with prizes, sing-a-long songs, streamers, noisemakers, sparkling cider, dancing in the aisles, humor and other delights.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 31
Location:
Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, 90401
Cost:
$29.50 – $69.50

Noon Year’s Eve at Kidspace

Kidspace is the place to celebrate 2020 with the whole family! Ring in the (almost) new year at NOON with live DJ’s, party hats, confetti, and more.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 31 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Cost:
Included with admission.

NYE at Winter Fest OC in Costa Mesa

December 31: Ring in the New Year not once, but twice, with a special countdown, Orange Ball drop, fireworks and an unforgettable balloon drop at both 6pm and midnight. Multiple live bands will be playing to commemorate the end of the year, and the start of a new one.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - Wednesday, January 1, 2020 @ 1:00 am
Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

It's Orange County's largest weekly street fair and farmers' market! Shops spread out with sidewalk sales, the streets fill with unique vendors, and the farmers set up with fresh, seasonal produce and flowers.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 31 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Huntington Beach Pier, 325 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, 92648
Cost:
Free

Spooktacular Halloween Event in Artesia

Join the community of Artesia for a night of Halloween fun at Artesia Park. There will be a Halloween party with costume contests, carnival games, trick-or-treating, and free hot dogs (while supplies last).

Dates:
Tuesday, December 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:
Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Avenue
Artesia,
Cost:
Free
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