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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…
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.
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…
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!
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.
Join the LA Kings for the annual Holiday Ice! Make the most out of the holiday season by skating with your family and friends at The Promenade at Westfield Topanga. Open daily. $14-17 includes skate rental.
Active, full-time fire and law enforcement personnel, including EMTs, may receive complimentary admission for themselves and 1 guest (maximum of 2 complimentary admissions will be issued) during Knott's fire and law enforcement appreciation days.
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.
A full day of fashion, fun, and sewing! Perfect for beginners and returning students!
An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, FROZEN is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy.
January 7-12: Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.
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.
Enjoy a free sea glass jewelry making activity each Wednesday in the Education Commons in the Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park.
Annie JR. features everyone's favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.
Cruising into Los Angeles, this event showcases hundreds of vessels from entry-level family cruisers to million dollar yachts, plus the latest in boating, outdoors, and marine accessories. Features a kids zone, educational seminars from industry experts, on-the-water boating workshops and maritime fun for all-ages.
All-level modern calligraphy workshop focused on Crayola marker techniques. You will make a card to send or quote to frame.
Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Disney's Tarzan the Musical also features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins. This production of Tarzan, presented by Orange County Children's Theatre, is perfect for all ages!
January 10-12: Perfect for kids who love dinosaurs! Run around and play with walking dinosaurs, meet baby dinos, enjoy fossil digs, dinosaur rides, science stations, crafts, face painting, bounce houses, and more. Experience the thrill of being submersed among some of the most enormous and vicious ancient sea creatures to ever lurk our ocean’s depths in their all-new exhibit, Ancient Oceans.
Join Pretend City for a month of new cultural celebrations, educational programming, and engaging art activities. January brings celebrations like The Festival of Sleep, Lohri - a Hindu Celebration, Winnie the Pooh Day, and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Join in on the fun as they usher in a new decade and set the tone for a spectacular new year!
Grab your sleeping bags and coziest pajamas for an overnight adventure. Explore exhibits with your family and friends. Touch marine animals like sharks, sea stars, and sea jellies and discover amazing animal adaptations.
Movie Night Under the Stars featuring “Dumbo” (2019) from 6-9 p.m. at Palms Park. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Food truck onsite.
January 10-12: Do you enjoy art, theater and music? Have you ever thought about posing on a stage? Do you enjoy being in the spotlight? And can you stand still for 90 seconds? Perfect! You could be a volunteer cast-member in the 2020 Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach.
Join the Ocean Institute for a tidepool hike led by one of their expert naturalists! The hike will take you into the rocky Marine Conservation Area located directly behind the Ocean Institute. Families can explore the area and search for snails, crabs, sea stars, and other animals that make the tidepools their home.
Bricks LA is an annual convention for fans of Lego to get together and share their common love for the brick with the public.
Join artisans, food vendors, live performers, merchants and thousands of your family and friends to welcome the arrival of spring at Monterey Park’s annual street festival.
See "Underwater Treasure", a 360-degree virtual exhibit and storytime guest appearance from Ali Miller, author of How Cara Lost Her Color, a story about how coral reefs are so important to our ocean ecosystem.
Learn about Southern California's network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) through films, educational booths, and activities.
Family members create side-by-side or collaborate together in this intergenerational class!
Join the Auto Club for a free class on the proper use of car seats, including how to select the right seat for your child and tips on car seat installation.
Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances designed for young audiences & families to inspire creativity, imagination & fun.
By day, Andrew is a film composer and Polly creates music and sound design for commercials. In their spare time, they write and perform friendly, engaging music for children of all ages.
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in learning about the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Southern California. These areas, like parks on land, protect underwater marine resources for future generations to enjoy. Speakers, presentations, interactive activities and handouts will be available so visitors can learn more.
Join Code Ninjas for their grand opening celebration in Los Alamitos. Enjoy refreshments, raffles to win a Chromebook, Kindle Tablet and hourly giveaways.
The Pet Care Patch Workshop at spcaLA is for young animal lovers, ages 6-12, who are interested in learning about proper animal care and age–appropriate animal issues. Remaining dates include April 4, April 19, May 16 and May 30 (pre-registration required).
Join a theatre full of Disney fans to sing along to the beloved 1989 animated musical classic, on the big screen! Costumes encouraged plus, get a free fun pack with props to use during the show! (Note: no children under 3 years old.)
Docents lead guests through time as they discuss the historic plants and how they were used by past residents.
Celebrate the new year at a fun, socializing dance just for teens (grades 7-8).
Join the Hammer Museum for Family Flicks. As Ben Gates (Nicholas Cage) tries to find and decipher ancient riddles that will lead him to the legendary Knights Templar treasure, he’s dogged by a ruthless enemy, and must steal the Declaration of Independence or let it, and a key clue to the mystery, fall into dangerous hands.
Kids (5-11) are invited to practice science like a real astronaut at the Kids Club Space Explore Lab.
Kids ages 3-4 are invited to this hand-on class to find out why some animals have big or small noses or ears, and what their toes look like!
Read “Worm Weather” by Jean Taft, meet the SuperWorms, make Play Dough Worms, and do some Worm Track Painting.
Join the Laguna Playhouse's youth theatre for this funny and lovable production of The Perfect Dog.
Ring in the Year of the Rat at the Mouse House with one-of-a-kind festivities, culinary delights and Character greetings.
This family friendly tour teaches about the history and development of the harbor, from Native Americans to the recreational harbor there is today.
Honor civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a community parade starting at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Anaheim Street and ending with a festival at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. The festival includes entertainment, food booths, craft vendors, games and rides.
A fun and fascinating 45-minute concert designed especially for children 5-11. Step under the big top at the zany circus, as talented singers take the stage in a rollicking, kid-friendly version of Donizetti’s comic opera “The Elixir of Love.”
Recognize and appreciate kindness this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend! Share stories of friendship and love on a community tapestry, decorate kindness stones to share with others, and create solutions to help others in local cities and neighborhoods.
Join Long Beach community members for the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace & Unity Parade and Celebration.
Kids are invited to a fun morning of fishing at Irvine Regional Park! Trophies will be given to the participants who catch the largest fish!
Join the City of Inglewood to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.