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November 2020

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

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

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:

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

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

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:
Sunday, November 22
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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. 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:
Sunday, November 22
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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:
Sunday, November 22
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Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,
Cost:
$34.95

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:
Sunday, November 22
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Location:
Westfield Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Cost:
$49.50

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

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:
Sunday, November 22
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Location:
Cabazon Dinosaurs, 50770 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92230
Cost:
$11 – $13

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:
Sunday, November 22
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Location:
Big Bear Snow Play, 42825 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake,

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:
Sunday, November 22
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Location:
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Cost:
$5 – $15

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,

Hikari: A Festival of Lights Drive-Thru Experience – Tanaka Farms in Irvine

NOVEMBER 27 - JANUARY 10: Join Tanaka Farms for a celebration filled with joy and light! Drive through the 30-acre farm and be dazzled by farm-themed lighting. Plus, ever Friday-Sunday, get a very special visit from Santa! Use code "tanakalights2020" at checkout to save $5 when you book your reservation (until 11/8/20).

Dates:
Friday, November 27, 2020 - Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612
Cost:
$49 – $59

Christmas Train & Santa’s Village – Irvine Park Railroad

NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 23: Take an enchanting night ride (ticket required) through historic Irvine Regional Park. The train will depart from the train station and stop at the North Pole. Enjoy ice fishing, blizzard ball, carnival games, and photo opps in Santa's Village (no ticket required).

Dates:
Friday, November 27 - Wednesday, December 23
Location:
Irvine Park Railroad, 1 Irvine Park Rd.
Orange, CA 92869
Cost:
$17 – $20

“The Polar Express” Interactive Holiday Experience – MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana

NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 23: Visit the MainPlace Mall to interact with the all-new Santa set inspired by the film "The Polar Express." The experience immerses visitors in the movie’s magical realm, allowing them to take a variety of free selfies, including one in front of the famed Polar Express train itself, complete with steam and realistic sound effects

Dates:
Friday, November 27 - Wednesday, December 23
Location:
MainPlace Mall, 2800 N Main St. C
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Candy Cane Challenge – Irvine Spectrum Center

NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 24: Calling all scavenger hunt enthusiasts! Can you find all the candy canes at Irvine Spectrum Center? Grab a participation card from Guest Services, complete the quest, then get a sweet reward and be entered for a chance to win a prize!

Dates:
Friday, November 27 - Thursday, December 24
Location:
Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,

🖥 Virtual Santa Visit – Irvine Spectrum Center

NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 24: Although Santa can't visit in person this year at Irvine Spectrum Center, he can visit you in the comfort of your own home! For just $25, you and your family can connect with Santa via a video call for a magical holiday experience. Each visit is personalized especially for your family. No crowds, no lines, and socially safe.

Dates:
Friday, November 27 - Thursday, December 24
Cost:
$25

The Los Angeles Christmas Market

NOVEMBER 27 - JANUARY 3: The Los Angeles Christmas Market is a free-to-enter, COVID-friendl,y pop-up experience featuring immersive winter wonderland decor, a photo op with Santa Claus (photo packages available), and a themed holiday market. The experience is located on the corner of Fairfax and W 3rd St in Los Angeles, across from The Grove, and will be open from 10am to 8pm, seven days per week.

Dates:
Friday, November 27 - Thursday, December 3
Location:
The Los Angeles Christmas Market, 6310 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Once Upon a Christmas with Once Upon an Island

NOVEMBER 27 - JANUARY 3: Enter the North Pole and make a wish with one of Santa's real-talking reindeer! Become one of Santa's helpers and make a gift for your loved ones and don't forget to write your letter to Santa. Once Upon an Island is offering safe, sanitized, single-family Christmas experiences by appointment only. Experiences include the Elf Experience ($75, Monday-Friday), the Santa & Elf Experience ($175, Saturday & Sunday), and Santa Photo Sessions ($50-95, Saturday & Sunday).

Dates:
Friday, November 27, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location:
Once Upon an Island, 118 Agate Ave.
Newport Beach, California
Cost:
$50 – $175

Christmas Lights at the Inn – The Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside

NOVEMBER 27 - JANUARY 6: This year, the hotel will feature dazzling lights on the exterior of the hotel, interior lighting and holiday décor. Room reservations are recommended to best experience Christmas Lights at the Inn. This year, the public will not be permitted to walk down the main walkways.

Dates:
Friday, November 27 - Sunday, December 6
Location:
The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside,

Lil’ Chefs Black Friday Mini Camp in Irvine

Friday, November 27: Come join the Black Friday Brunch! Lil’ Chefs will learn to make a delicious brunch while learning knife skills, how to properly measure ingredients and working as a team to complete each recipe from start to finish.

Dates:
Friday, November 27 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location:
Lil’ Chef School, 15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, 92618
Cost:
$109

Seas ‘n’ Greetings at Birch Museum in San Diego

NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 31: The magic of the holidays meets the magic of the underwater world at Birch Aquarium during Seas ‘n’ Greetings, a holiday celebration featuring SEAsonal music and decor the whole family will love. Take selfies with the ocean view or their new 18-foot-tall inflatable octopus. Guests can touch juvenile Swell Sharks, Horn Sharks, and Round Rays in their new Tide Pool Plaza. Included with admission.

Dates:
Saturday, November 28 - Thursday, December 31
Location:
Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92037
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