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November 2020

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

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

January 2021

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:
Thursday, January 7
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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:
Thursday, January 7
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Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,
Cost:
$34.95

Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru – Toyota Arena in Ontario

DECEMBER 3 - JANUARY 10: Use code KGM10 for $10 off your ticket! 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:
Thursday, January 7
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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:
Thursday, January 7
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Location:
Westfield Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Cost:
$49.50

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:
Thursday, January 7
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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:
Thursday, January 7
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Location:
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Cost:
$5 – $15

Electric Mile – A Drive-Thru Audiovisual Experience – Santa Anita Park

NOW - JANUARY 24: Journey through seven unique worlds of Insomniac's most iconic festivals and brands complete with music, lights, art, visual effects, installations, and more in a COVID-friendly environment. Electric Mile is an all ages, family-friendly affair, welcoming all from young to old.

Dates:
Thursday, January 7
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Location:
Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, 91007
Cost:
$69.99

Kayak Harbor Tour at Ocean Institute

JANUARY 9: Join the Ocean Institute for a 2-hour interactive kayak tour around the Dana Point harbor. Learn about the history of the harbor and its unique ecosystem from one of their expert Naturalists.

Dates:
Saturday, January 9
Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA
Cost:
$40

Yeti’s Snow Play at Mountain High

NOW OPEN! Tis’ the season for winter cheer and there is no better place to find it than the Yeti’s Snow Play at Mountain High. Come play in the snow, slide down the tubing lanes, take a scenic sky chair ride, or meet the Yeti. Have your picture taken with Santa and the Yeti free with the purchase of any tubing or snow play activity. Now open weekends & holidays.

Dates:
Saturday, January 9
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Location:
Mountain High Resort, 24510 State Highway 2
Wrightwood, CA 92397

Acorns & Oaks Parent-Child Educational Program – LA County Arboretum

SUNDAYS, JANUARY 10 - MARCH 28: Acorns & Oaks fosters parent and child bonding through tactile play with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. The program provides little ones (age 5 and younger) with a natural environment in which to practice and further develop all growing abilities, particularly gross/fine motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills.

Dates:
Sunday, January 10
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Location:
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007 United States
Cost:
$205 – $215

U-Pick Wagon Rides at Tanaka Farm

JANUARY 11-31: Come out to the farm for a U-Pick Wagon Ride adventure that includes a wagon ride around the farm. You will learn about Tanaka Farms and its history, farming methods, and the crops they grow. You will make a few stops in the fields to pick three different types of veggies and/or fruits. And take a walk through the Barnyard Educational Exhibit.

Dates:
Monday, January 11 - Sunday, January 31
Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612

Donut Life Museum – Westminster Mall

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, THROUGH MARCH 28: OC's newest donut experience that captures moments in life through the creative world of donuts. This is a unique and creative space where you can have fun, immerse yourself and take photos.

Dates:
Friday, January 15
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Location:
Westminster Mall, 1025 Westminster Mall
Westminster,
Cost:
$15 – $20

Inside Out: Dissections at Ocean Institute

Learn about a squid’s internal and external anatomy in this outdoor, socially distanced dissection. After, participants will be able to observe animals at the ocean institute including swell sharks, variety of fish and a California spiny lobster. Each booking will receive their own individual squid to dissect.

Dates:
Saturday, January 16
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

A Cabazon Dinosaurs Valentine

JANUARY 16 - MARCH 31: The world's biggest Valentine greeting from Mr. Rex and his friends are ready for photos with you and your loved ones.

Dates:
Saturday, January 16 - Wednesday, March 31
Location:
Cabazon Dinosaurs, 50770 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92230
Cost:
$11 – $13

Construction Instruction Fun – Shared Science at Rancho Los Cerritos

JANUARY 18: Shared Science will be onsite at Rancho Los Cerritos for a Long Beach History STEM education lesson. This is a student/parent visit. A Rancho Los Cerritos docent will guide students in an adobe construction activity. Then, alongside a Shared Science instructor, students will create a LEGO robotics earthquake simulator platform, further exploring structural stability.

Dates:
Monday, January 18
Location:
Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
Cost:
$10

Martin Luther King Mini Camp – Lil’ Chef School in Irvine

JANUARY 18: Join Lil' Chef School for a southern feast! Chefs (ages 4 and up) will learn knife skills, how to follow and complete a recipe, and how to properly measure ingredients. On the menu, chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, cinnamon rolls, and chocolate cherry cola cupcakes.

Dates:
Monday, January 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location:
Lil’ Chef School, 15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, 92618
Cost:
$89

Guided Tidepool Hikes at Ocean Institute

JANUARY 23 & 24: 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:
Saturday, January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

🖥 Bowers Virtual Family Festival

JANUARY 31 & FEBRUARY 28: Tune-in Sunday, at 11 a.m. for the next Virtual Family Festival presented by Bowers at Home! Enjoy live stream of performances, art projects and a food experience.

Dates:
Sunday, January 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

February 2021

Shared Science Workshop at Rancho Los Cerritos

FEBRUARY 15: Shared Science will be onsite at Rancho Los Cerritos for a Long Beach history and STEM lesson. Guided by an RLC educator, students will explore how water moves – both naturally and by design – around Rancho Los Cerritos and learn why water was so important on a working ranch while they do a hands-on activity with herbs in the garden.

Dates:
Monday, February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807

Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru – Pomona Fairplex

WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19-28: See over 70 moving and roaring dinosaurs, including the 50-foot-long Megalodon! Enjoy your own personal audio tour guide and see realistic and interactive baby dinosaurs too!

Dates:
Friday, February 19
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Location:
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768
Cost:
$49 – $80
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