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November 2020

A Cabazon Dinosaurs Christmas – Roadside Attraction

NOVEMBER 6 - JANUARY 1: Celebrate Christmas in a big way! For the first time ever, Mr. Rex has put on his Santa suit and is ready for your family Christmas photo! Santa Claus and his Velociraptor pulling sleigh will be at the Cabazon Dinosaurs for family photos. Stroll through the Outdoor Dinosaur Trail and visit the Wafflesaurus Truck for treats on select days.

Dates:
Monday, November 9
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Location:
Cabazon Dinosaurs, 50770 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92230
Cost:
$11 – $13

Free Entrance Day to National Parks

SELECT DAYS: On six days in 2020, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 11
Cost:
Free

Kids Cooking Class Events – Lil’ Chef School in Irvine

NOVEMBER 7, 11, 23-25, and 27: Parents are invited to cook with their kids or drop them off (ages 6 and up). Events this month include Family Fun Night Workshop (11/7), Veterans Day Mini Camp (11/11), Thanksgiving Mini Camp (11/23-11/25), Black Friday Mini Camp (11/27), and Parents Night Out (11/27).

Dates:
Wednesday, November 11
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Location:
Lil’ Chef School, 15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, 92618

Holidays Lights at Dana Point Harbor

NOVEMBER 11 - JANUARY 3: Visit Dana Point Harbor for their annual holiday light display that will illuminate the Harbor November 11 - January 3. Themed light exhibits include Candy Cane Lane, a "Merry Kiss Me" arch, lighted trees, and more.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 11 - Thursday, December 3
Location:
Dana Point Harbor, 34571 Golden Lantern St.
Dana Point, CA 92629

Veterans Day Mini Camp at Lil’ Chef School in Irvine

Wednesday, November 11: A Patriotic Tribute!  Lil' Chefs will make burgers across America, California style, along with homemade potato rolls, Navy Potato Wedges and a Patriotic Pound Cake, also from scratch, with fresh fruit to decorate.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location:
Lil’ Chef School, 15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, 92618
Cost:
$89

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration in San Diego

NOVEMBER 13 - JANUARY 4: SeaWorld San Diego’s Christmas Celebration brings families together with priceless traditions and fun-filled surprises, with enhanced safety measures in place.

Dates:
Friday, November 13
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Location:
SeaWorld, 500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109 United States

Alternative Learning Site: Camp Kidz Town Tour with Q&A

NOVEMBER 13: Join Kidz Town for a tour of their facility, as they show you their new alternative learning site and answer any questions you may have. Kidz Town offers supervised distance learning support and after school day camp with full-time, part-time, and half-day options for grades K-5.

Dates:
Friday, November 13 @ 6:00 pm
Location:
Kidz Town, 5925 E. Carson St.
Lakewood, CA 90712
Cost:
Free

Cosmic Bounce – BounceU in Orange

NOVEMBER 13 & DECEMBER 11: BounceU is making it darker and cranking up the excitement with special effects lighting. Kids will love the extra thrill and glow-in-the-dark accessories.

Dates:
Friday, November 13 @ 6:10 pm - 8:10 pm
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Location:
BounceU – Orange, 428A W. Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867
Cost:
$15

Pavilion of Holiday Trees – South Coast Plaza

NOVEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 4: Experience a one-of-a-kind exhibit at South Coast Plaza this holiday season. The Pavilion of Holiday Trees features over 35 beautifully decorated trees. The trees are available for purchase through an online auction to benefit Southern California, national and global arts organizations. 

Dates:
Saturday, November 14 - Friday, December 4
Location:
South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, 92626

Reflections at Descanso Gardens

NOVEMBER 14 - JANUARY 10: Enjoy art pieces in the garden, special seasonal plantings, self-guided activities, and a beautiful Wishing Tree created by artist Kaz Youkou Kitajima. Highlights include the Golden Grove, Floral Arches, Mirror Tree, Winter Plantings, and Deer Sculptures. Included with admission.

Dates:
Saturday, November 14
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Location:
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Cost:
$5 – $15

Kayaking Tours at Ocean Institute

October 17 – November 28: Get on the water for a two-hour interactive kayak tour around the Dana Point harbor. Learn about the history of the harbor and its unique ecosystem from expert naturalists. Must be at least 12 years old to participate

Dates:
Saturday, November 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

Holidays at Legoland in San Diego

SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER 20 - JANUARY 10: Your favorite holiday characters Santa, the Toy Soldier and Gingerbread Man are back and ready for socially distanced meet-and-greets. Head over to Fun Town where there’s a 30-foot, fully decorated LEGO® Christmas tree with over 400 LEGO ornaments.

Dates:
Friday, November 20, 2020 - Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location:
LEGOLAND, 1 Legoland Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost:

Happy Place: Drive-Thru Experience

NOVEMBER 20 - JANUARY 10: Happy Place - The Drive Thru features 18 larger-than-life experiences and interactive moments. Some highlights include the world's first giant piano you play with your car, a rainbow road, and a pulsating nightclub for your car.

Dates:
Friday, November 20
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Location:
Westfield Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Cost:
$49.50

Six Flags Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience

NOVEMBER 20 - JANUARY 3: Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience will include eight distinctly different areas throughout the park with millions of twinkling lights choreographed to festive music, beloved holiday characters decked out for the holidays, iconic Holiday in the Park decorations, and a drive-by featuring Santa and his elves. Price is $20-30 per car.

Dates:
Friday, November 20, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location:
Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355
Cost:
$20 – $30

Celebrate the Holidays at Bella Terra

NOVEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 24: Enjoy photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live holiday music, magical snowfall, hot cocoa and carols, strolling holiday characters, and more.

Dates:
Friday, November 20 - Thursday, December 24
Location:
Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Dodgers Drive-Thru Holiday Festival

NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 24: The 2020 World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting a drive-thru Holiday Festival, complete with a light show, LED video displays, fake snow and interactive displays honoring the Dodgers World Championship and celebrating the holidays!

Dates:
Friday, November 20 - Thursday, December 24
Location:
Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Avenue
Los Angeles,
Cost:
$55 – $115

Alpine Slide and Snow Play

NOVEMBER - EASTER: Enjoy tubing and snow play, plus take a chairlift ride to the top of the Alpine Slide. Here, riders navigate their own individually controlled sleds, each with teflon runners and ball-bearing wheels, down their choice of two quarter-mile long cement tracks filled with high-banked turns and long straightaways. Experience the new Mineshaft Coaster, the first and only mountain coaster in CA!

Dates:
Saturday, November 21
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Location:
Alpine Slide and Snow Play, 800 Wildrose Lane
Big Bear Lake,

South Coast Botanic Garden’s GLOW Light Exhibit

NOVEMBER 21 - JANUARY 10: South Coast Botanic Garden is proud to present GLOW, a visually stunning art installation that will transform their lush botanic oasis into an oceanic experience for their Garden Lights & Ocean Waters theme. Enjoy music and this unforgettable after-dark walk through the Garden.

Dates:
Saturday, November 21
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Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,
Cost:
$34.95

Holidayz at the Park – OC Great Park in Irvine

NOVEMBER 21 - JANUARY 3: ‘Tis the season for family fun and holiday cheer at the Orange County Great Park. Enjoy Holidayz at the Park, when the park will be transformed into a winterscape featuring holiday-themed events, displays, and lights.

Dates:
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location:
Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, 92618

Big Bear Snow Play

NOVEMBER - EASTER: Big Bear Snow Play sports the longest runs in Southern California. Night Glow Tubing, Big Bear Speedway and Ropes Course are also offered.

Dates:
Saturday, November 21
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Location:
Big Bear Snow Play, 42825 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake,

Holidays in Your Car – Ventura Fairgrounds

NOVEMBER 22 - JANUARY 2: Discover a symphony of sight and sound at one of Southern California's largest drive-thru holiday light spectaculars! Holidays in Your Car features more than one million LED lights, holograms, and projection mapping animated to classic holiday tunes.

Dates:
Sunday, November 22
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Location:
Ventura Fairgrounds, 10 W Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
Cost:
$49

Camp Hillcrest Fall Camp – Fullerton Parks & Recreation

NOVEMBER 23-25: Fall Day Camp at Hillcrest is a day camp for children (ages 5-12). Camp Hillcrest promotes enjoyable physical activity to keep campers active and engaged throughout the day. Children will get active outdoors, explore, create and learn through various arts, crafts, and enrichment activities.

Dates:
Monday, November 23 - Wednesday, November 25
Location:
Hillcrest Park Recreation Center, 1155 N. Lemon St.
Fullerton, CA 92835
Cost:
$84 – $120

Holiday 3-Day Sewing Camps – Sewing Lab in Los Alamitos

NOVEMBER 23-25, DECEMBER 21-23 and 28-30: Sewing Lab is open for in-person sewing camps this holiday season. They have 3-day camps for both Thanksgiving and Winter Break. Camps are suitable for both brand new and returning students. Sewing projects are always fun and tailored to you!

Dates:
Monday, November 23 - Wednesday, November 25
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Location:
Sewing Lab, 4215 Katella Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Cost:
$140

Taste of Merry Farm – Knott’s Berry Farm

SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER 20 - JANUARY 3: Knott's transforms with enchanted décor, thousands of twinkling lights, miles of festive garland, and a variety of picturesque holiday settings. Guests can enjoy over 60 unique food and drink items offered on the tasting card and shop at one-of-a-kind stores filled with rare, handmade, and personalized gifts from local crafters.

Dates:
Tuesday, November 24
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Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620
Cost:
$20 – $40

Santa’s Speedway Christmas Lights Drive-Thru – Irwindale Speedway & Event Center

NOVEMBER 25 - JANUARY 10: Drive on an actual NASCAR racetrack, as you enjoy Santa's Village with elves hard at work, a land filled with Christmas sweets, Rudolph's Enchanted garage filled with Racecar Reindeers, and the world's largest free standing light tree, measuring 110 feet!

Dates:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location:
Irwindale Speedway & Event Center, 500 Speedway Drive
Irwindale, CA 91706
Cost:
$75

Lighting of the Bay – Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

NOVEMBER 27 - JANUARY 1: Stroll the bay and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays. The Back Bay will glow from sunset to sunup with with over 40 electric Christmas trees. Food and drink available for family picnics on Fridays and Saturdays. Ticketed events also offered.

Dates:
Friday, November 27, 2020 - Friday, January 1, 2021
Location:
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Cost:
Free

Guided Tidepool Hikes at Ocean Institute

NOVEMBER 27-29, DECEMBER 12-13 and DECEMBER 27-30: Join the Ocean Institute for a tidepool hike into the rocky Marine Conservation Area led by expert naturalists. Families can explore the area and search for snails, crabs, sea stars, and other animals that make the tidepools their home.  

Dates:
Friday, November 27
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

Wild Holidays at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

NOVEMBER 27-29, DECEMBER 5-6, 12-13, 19-23, 26-31 and JANUARY 1-3: Go on a holiday expedition of light, and travel through places that glow and twinkle with holiday cheer. Visit the Enchanted Lagoon for music, bright bits of "firefly" lights, and colorfully lit waterfall. Enjoy a light show at Safari Base Camp, stroll through the Bridge of Lights, and go on a Lantern Walk in the Nairobi Village.

Dates:
Friday, November 27
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Location:
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido,
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