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November 2021

Spider Pavilion Exhibition at Natural History Museum

SEPTEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 5: This one-of-a-kind seasonal pavilion gives you a rare glimpse into the secret life of spiders. Stroll through the open air pavilion to see hundreds of orb weavers and their amazing webs all around you. Then enter the spider den to peer into enclosed habitats that house different species.

Dates:
Monday, November 1 - Sunday, December 5
Location:
Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Los Angeles Printers Fair at The International Printing Museum in Torrance

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6-7: Celebrate the best of letterpress, book arts, and the paper arts. Meet the finest letterpress and printmaking artists, print your own keepsake on antique letterpresses, have your name cast in printer's type, make paper by hand, or even screen print their own shirt.

Dates:
Saturday, November 6 - Sunday, November 7
Location:
International Printing Museum, 315 W. Torrance Blvd.
Carson, CA 90745
Cost:
$5 – $10

Brick Fest Live in Pasadena

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6-7, 2021: Build family memories and express your creativity! Enjoy live interactive stage shows, life-size models, building activities, meet LEGO masters, and more.

Dates:
Saturday, November 6 - Sunday, November 7
Location:
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, 91101 United States
Cost:
$25 – $50

The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey in Pomona

NOVEMBER 5 - JANUARY 2: An outdoor immersive experience featuring scenic displays, a Christmas village with shopping and dining options, an ice-skating rink, and a heart-warming walk-through journey that explores Christmas cheer from an elf’s perspective and culminates in a magical trolley ride.

Dates:
Sunday, November 7
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Location:
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768
Cost:
$19.95 – $24.95

Circus Vargas: Mr. V’s Big Top Dream in Arcadia

NOVEMBER 5-15: A must-see, show-stopping spectacular certain to spark the imagination and indulge the senses! More sparkle! More sequins! Bigger and better than ever! Run away with the circus, for two unforgettable hours of nonstop action, thrills, excitement and adventure…. only at Circus Vargas, where memories are made and cherished for a lifetime!

Dates:
Sunday, November 7
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Location:
Westfield Santa Anita, 400 S. Baldwin Ave. Suite 231
Arcadia,
Cost:
$18 – $70

Yeti’s Snow Play at Mountain High

WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS, THANKSGIVING THROUGH MARCH: Make it a “Snow Day” at the Yeti’s Snow Play. Slide down the tubing lanes, take a scenic sky chair ride, or meet the Yeti and his friends. It’s all at Mountain High, Southern California’s closest winter resort, located just an hour and a half away in Wrightwood.

Dates:
Sunday, November 7
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Location:
Mountain High Resort, 24510 State Highway 2
Wrightwood, CA 92397

Brass Rubbing Medieval Arts in Long Beach

OCTOBER 19 - NOVEMBER 13: Learn about the interesting history, folklore, and art of monumental brasses. Choose from more than 100 reproduction-engraved plates of brass to do a rubbing. A trained instructor will provide rag paper, metallic waxes, and instructions for you to create your rubbing masterpiece

Dates:
Monday, November 8
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Location:
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 E. 7th St.
Long Beach, CA 90813 United States
Cost:
$8 – $15

Lightscape at the LA Arboretum

NOVEMBER 12 - JANUARY 16: Wander through the magnificent Winter Cathedral and experience the breathtaking Fire Garden and more. Lightscape transforms the Arboretum into a night of wonder and light for an unforgettable holiday event for family and friends.

Dates:
Friday, November 12, 2021 - Sunday, January 16, 2022
Location:
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007 United States

Autumn Festival: A Celebration of Asian Culture at Aquarium of the Pacific

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13-14: The Autumn Festival highlights the traditions and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines through a weekend of learning opportunities and family entertainment celebrating the rich diversity of Asian and Asian-American cultures.

Dates:
Saturday, November 13 - Sunday, November 14
Location:
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States

Griffith Park 125th Anniversary Celebration

NOVEMBER 13: To celebrate Griffith Park’s 125th anniversary, the Autry Museum will be free today. Visitors have the opportunity to see the exhibition Investigating Griffith Park and join special programs all connected to L.A.’s favorite park.

Dates:
Saturday, November 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Portrait Power Family Day at The Huntington

NOVEMBER 13: Explore the power of portraits at The Huntington with art activities that are fun for the whole family. Experience Kehinde Wiley’s Portrait of a Young Gentleman in the Thornton Portrait Gallery, make your own self-portrait collage (while supplies last), and strike a pose at our portrait selfie station.

Dates:
Saturday, November 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, 91108

Ice Rink at Irvine Spectrum Center

NOW - JANUARY 2, 2022: The most wonderful time of the year is even better at Irvine Spectrum Center. Enjoy open-air, holiday fun and visit the Ice Rink now open.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location:
Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
$21 – $25

Holidays at the Harbor – Dana Point Harbor

NOVEMBER 17 - JANUARY 2, 2022: Each night throughout the holiday season, the Harbor’s magnificent light display will illuminate the evening sky for guests of all ages to enjoy. Plus, see the Boat Parade of Lights (Dec 10-12), go on Boat Rides with Santa (Dec 4-5), and celebrate Hanukkah with a Menorah Lighting.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location:

Knott’s Merry Farm in Buena Park

NOVEMBER 19 - JANUARY 2, 2022: Experience Knott’s largest Christmas celebration with winter wonderland-inspired décor transforming the entire park into a classic holiday festival, featuring a landscape of thousands of twinkling lights, miles of themed garland, jumbo snowflakes, and a variety of picturesque seasonal settings.

Dates:
Friday, November 19, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620

Magic of Lights at Angel Stadium in Anaheim

NOVEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 26: The Angel Stadium parking lot is transformed into a vibrant drive-through, holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations

Dates:
Friday, November 19 - Sunday, December 26
Location:
Angel Stadium, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA
Cost:
$25 – $45

Winter Frolic at Kidspace Children’s Museum

NOVEMBER 19 - JANUARY 9: Kidspace transforms into a land wonder and delight at its first annual Winter Frolic. Enjoy the no-ice Sock Skating Rink, "ice fishing" in the stream, building winter sculptures using special "ice blocks", and decorate a snowflake.

Dates:
Friday, November 19, 2021 - Sunday, January 9, 2022
Location:
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103

L.A. Zoo Lights at Los Angeles Zoo

NOVEMBER 19 – JANUARY 9: L.A. Zoo Lights returns for the 2021-22 season and is back with more glowing animals and an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook, a magical disco ball forest, giant glittering snowflakes, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color.

Dates:
Friday, November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$12 – $22

Public Skate Session at East West Ice Palace in Artesia

SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 20, 2021 SATURDAYS, DECEMBER 4, 11, and DECEMBER 20 – JANUARY 1 Public skate sessions are back at East West Ice Palace on select days. Visit their website for the public skate schedule December public schedule: Sat 12/4 6:45pm – 9:15pm Sat 12/11 6:45pm – 9:15pm Mon 12/20 – Sat 1/1 (3 sessions):  2pm – 4:30pm, 5pm – 7:30pm, 8pm – 10:30pm Please visit their website to confirm skate times. General admission: $14 Child (age 10 and under): $13…

Dates:
Saturday, November 20
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Location:
East West Ice Palace, 11446 Artesia Blvd.
Artesia, 90701

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC & LA

NOVEMBER 20 - JANUARY 2, 2022: Check out hundreds of creative gingerbread entries and all new holiday fun! Walk through the gingerbread village, meet and snap a photo with Santa (weekends), decorate a holiday cookie at the cookie decorating station, build with LEGO blocks, and so much more.

Dates:
Saturday, November 20
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GLOW at South Coast Botanic Garden

NOVEMBER 20 - JANUARY 17, 2022: South Coast Botanic Garden is proud to present GLOW (Garden Lights & Ocean Waters), a visually stunning light display that will transform their lush botanic oasis into an oceanic experience.

Dates:
Saturday, November 20
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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 20 - JANUARY 2, 2022: ‘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 20, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location:
Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, 92618

Brick Fest Live in San Diego

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20-21, 2021: Build family memories and express your creativity! Enjoy live interactive stage shows, life-size models, building activities, meet LEGO masters, and more.

Dates:
Saturday, November 20 - Sunday, November 21
Location:
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, 92014
Cost:
$25 – $50

Yuletide Cinemaland at Heritage Square Museum

SELECT DATES, NOV 20 - DEC 26, 2021: Enjoy a holiday movie, Victorian home tours, piano sing-alongs, food trucks, holiday treats, shopping, twinkling light tunnel and more. 8-Bit Christmas (11/20), Elf (12/4), Santa Clause (12/11), Home Alone 2 (12/18), It's a Wonderful Life (12/19), A Christmas Story (12/20), Home Alone (12/21), Grinch (12/22), Elf (12/23), When Harry Met Sally (12/26).

Dates:
Saturday, November 20
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Location:
Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St.
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags

SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER 20 - JANUARY 2, 2022: The park is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of colorful lights, carolers performing classic yuletide favorites and personalized meet-and-greets with Santa and his helpers.

Dates:
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location:
Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia,

Turkey Trot in Seal Beach

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021: Join the Seal Beach Turkey Trot! There will be a a 5K, 10K, Fitness Challenge and kids "Don't Be a Turkey" Trot. Through this event, the goal is to donate over 300-holiday meals for families in need in the community with Grateful Hearts and to help raise funds for our local schools through Project SEEK.

Dates:
Saturday, November 20 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Location:
Hennessey’s Grill, 143 Main St
Seal Beach, CA 90740 United States
Cost:
$10 – $40

Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach

WEEKENDS, NOVEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 19 & BLACK FRIDAY: Shop handcrafted art by 150 artists and makers in an enchanting winter wonderland with thousands of lights and decorations, falling snow, three stages of live music, community performances, carolers, puppeteers, festival holiday classes, and daily visits with Santa Claus.

Dates:
Saturday, November 20 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Location:
Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Cost:
$4 – $8

Big Bear Snow Play

NOVEMBER 21 - EASTER: Big Bear Snow Play sports the longest runs in Southern California, serviced by a Magic Carpet uphill lift that eliminates the tiring uphill struggle through snow. Lift-assisted inner tubing lets parents and children conserve their energy for the thrilling downhill twists and turns and not on walking uphill!

Dates:
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - Monday, January 31, 2022
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Location:
Big Bear Snow Play, 42825 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake,

Oceanfront Ice Rink in Huntington Beach

NOVEMBER 25 - JANUARY 2, 2022: Enjoy a secluded skating experience complete with holiday drinks and bites, theme nights, luxury firepit experiences, performances, and more. Skate and chill where the sand meets the snow.

Dates:
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - Monday, January 3, 2022
Location:
Paséa Hotel, 21080 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Cost:
$30 – $35
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