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November 2020

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

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

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

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,

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

🖥 Streaming Event: A Christmas Carol – South Coast Repertory

NOVEMBER 28 - JANUARY 3: Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other—past, present or future. Staged exclusively for this production, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays.

Dates:
Saturday, November 28, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Cost:
$55

Cal Lights Santa Experience – Mini Photo Session with f/8 Studios in Long Beach

SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 20: Join f/8 Studios for a memorable, magical Santa Claus experience where a professional photographer will take memorable photos of your family socially distanced with the big man himself in their styled winter wonderland (letters to Santa encouraged!).

Dates:
Saturday, November 28 - Sunday, December 20
Location:
f/8 Studios, 3764 Orange Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807
Cost:
$99

December 2020

Jungle Bells at San Diego Zoo

DECEMBER 4-6, 11-23, 25-31 and JANUARY 1-3: During Jungle Bells, the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a wild wonderland of twinkling lights, merry-making performances, and festive foods.

Dates:
Friday, December 4
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Location:
San Diego Zoo, 920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, 92101

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, December 4
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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:
Friday, December 4
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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:
Friday, December 4
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Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,
Cost:
$34.95

SoCal WonderLAnd Drive-Thru Experience – Woodland Hills

NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 30: Celebrate the holiday season with millions of lights and themed decor during a festive WonerLAnd drive-thru show. Enjoy elaborate sets, semi-enclosed and open-air tunnel installations, photo opps, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Elves!

Dates:
Friday, December 4
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Location:
SoCal WonderLAnd, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Cost:
$70 – $90

Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru – Toyota Arena in Ontario

DECEMBER 3 - JANUARY 2: Journey into a one-of-a-kind, contactless experience where the world of Hot Wheels comes to life right outside your windows! Drive through this larger than life showcase of everyone's favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks, specialty Monster Trucks, Garage of Legends vehicles, robots and more.

Dates:
Friday, December 4
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Location:
Toyota Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy.
Ontario, 91764
Cost:
$45 – $60

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, December 4
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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:
Friday, December 4
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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:
Friday, December 4
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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:
Friday, December 4
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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:
Friday, December 4
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Location:
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Cost:
$5 – $15

Aquarium Holidays at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

DECEMBER 5-23: Families can enjoy holiday décor as they visit the Aquarium’s outdoor areas with advance reservations. The Aquarium will feature holiday trees, lights, and other décor throughout the facility and many of the animal exhibits will also feature holiday decorations.

Dates:
Saturday, December 5 - Wednesday, December 23
Location:
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
Cost:
$19

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:
Saturday, December 5
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Location:
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido,

North Pole Express Train – Fillmore & Western Railway

WEEKENDS, NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 20: The North Pole Express departs from Prancer's Christmas Farm (located in Santa Paula). Enjoy the farm then come onboard for a magical 1-hour evening train ride to the "North Pole." See Santa and wave at his elves and enjoy storytelling fun.

Dates:
Saturday, December 5
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Location:
Prancer’s Farm, 18540 E. Telegraph Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Cost:
$24 – $34

Holidays in Your Car – Del Mar Fairgrounds

DECEMBER 5 - 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:
Saturday, December 5
| Recurring Event (See all)
Location:
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, 92014
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