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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.
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.
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!
NOVEMBER 21 – JANUARY 9, 2022: Enchanted is an interactive, nighttime experience, featuring a one-mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens.
NOVEMBER 27 - JANUARY 7, 2022: The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice presented by Coca-Cola brings outdoor ice skating to L.A. LIVE on Xbox Plaza right out front of STAPLES Center. Skate your way into the holiday season and enjoy the rink.
JANUARY 7, 14, 15, 21 & 22: The Academy Museum screens films for families of all ages. All films in this series are rated G or PG, unless otherwise noted. This month: Fantastic Mr. Fox, Fly Away & Paddington.
NOVEMBER 26, 2021 — JANUARY 7, 2022: Enjoy an evening train ride around the festively decorated, one-mile track. Magical scenes and tens of thousands of lights will captivate you and your family, and set the mood for a wonderful holiday season.
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.
NOW - FEBRUARY 22, 2022: City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine's Mobile Recess Program conducts supervised physical fitness, and arts and crafts activities for ages 5-14 along designated streets blocked off for safety.
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.
JANUARY 8 & 22, FEBRUARY 19, MARCH 5 & 19: Join OC Parks staff and OC Parks volunteers for a beginning archery course for first-time archers. This course will include safety instruction and provide you with an introduction to the sport of archery. All archery equipment will be provided. Registration is required. FREE!
WEEKENDS: Join the crew of the Research Vessel Sea Explorer for a Whale Watching experience. See whales, dolphins, sea lions, and more as your explore the Pacific Ocean.
SELECTED DATES IN JANUARY: Join Pretend City for Pajama Party, Coco the Chameleon Live Reading, Tu B'Shevat Celebration, Bubble Bath Day, Lohri, MLK Day Celebration, Winnie the Pooh Day, National Puzzle Day, Kids Inventors Day and lots more.
WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS 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.
WEEKENDS: Come on out to the farm for a U-Pick Wagon Ride that includes a wagon ride around the farm led by one of their tour guides. 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 your own produce. After the wagon ride, visit the animals in the Barnyard Educational Exhibit!
JANUARY 9: Childsplay Theatre brings the classic Saturday morning cartoons to life with Schoolhouse Rock Live! Academic subjects will never seem boring again when presented through mega-hits like “Conjunction Junction,” “Just a Bill,” “Interplanet Janet” or “Three is a Magic Number.”
JANUARY 11: Is that a rabbit, a dragon, or spilt milk? Our fluffy clouds can take on lots of shapes. Let’s use our imagination to create a new type of clouds! This fun program is for ages 2 – 6 years. Program is free but space is limited.
SELECT DATES, NOW - JUNE 2022: Tour the farm at your own pace and experience radish planting, chick education, oxen demonstrations and our variety of plants and livestock on display.
JANUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 1, 2022: Shop for exotic flowers and trees to use as gifts and decoration for Lunar New Year. The Flower Festival will be open 10am - 10pm daily through January 30. The Asian Garden mall will host its Firecracker Festival at noon on February 1.
JANUARY 14-16: Be Part of the Magic! The world-famous Pageant of the Masters is looking for volunteers to participate in the 2022 summer presentation of “Wonderful World.” Volunteers of all ages needed. No theater experience necessary.
SELECTED DATES, JANUARY 14-23: Come along on a musical joy ride! CJ is staying with his Nana in the city, where everything is different than home. The food, the people, the noise—it’s too much. He just wants to stay inside and watch videos, but Nana’s having none of that. So together they board the Number 5 bus for an adventure, and CJ learns to look past the surface and appreciate the good in others.
JANUARY 15: Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to see and paint color and simple shapes using step-by-step watercolor techniques. You will work together to observe the colors and qualities of the giant timber bamboo… and a creepy crawly visitor!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella invites you to the Royal Princess Ball! Come dressed in your royal best, as your favorite princesses perform their favorite songs, play fun princess games, and teach you how to be a proper princess.
JANUARY 28: Lil’ Chefs will be making Potato Cheese Soup, Homemade Baked Pretzels & Apple Bear Claws.
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Educators on a tour of the tidepools. Come along on a naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat.
NOW - FEBRUARY 6, 2022: Meet over 80 specimens of life-sized, moving replicas of your favorite dinosaurs. Be immersed with a captivating VR experience and the latest video-mapping technology.
JANUARY 21-23, 2022: A unique indoor experience for the whole family including more than 100 life-like dinosaurs, dinosaur themed rides and attractions, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities, a “Triceratots” soft play area for the littlest explorers, photo opportunities, and more.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022: Climb aboard the B-17 "Fuddy Duddy" for an educational cockpit tour with a docent. First tour will begin at 10am and run until the end of the day.
January 22 & 23; February 19 & 20 and February 26 & 27: It’s time to fire up the engines again as the most action-packed motorsports experience for families roars back into the iconic SoCal dirt battleground home at Angel Stadium for three adrenaline-charged weekends! Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Monster Jam features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022: Discover Stratford School — where their advanced and intentionally balanced curriculum inspires children to become creative problem-solvers, imaginative innovators, and confident leaders. Meet campus leadership, teachers and staff, and explore Stratford's enriched educational program.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JANUARY 22-23 & 29-30, 2022: Watch Aladdin (1992) in your favorite pajamas and enjoy breakfast in your seat! Breakfast includes a choice of cereal, yogurt, muffin, and juice or coffee.
JANUARY 22-23, 2022: Over 100,000 square-feet of reptile, amphibians, turtles, supplies, cages, lights, supplements, educational workshops, and more. Reptile Super Show is a fun and educational environment for the reptile enthusiast in your family.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022: A fairy fun-filled day full of dress-up, crafts, games, fairy snacks and more. Complete with a fairy diploma!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23 & 30, 2022: A modern children's musical fairytale for the whole family. Come along as your favorite well-known princesses use their magic to discover the power within all of us.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JANUARY 29-30, 2022: Celebrate the Year of the Tiger in Downtown Riverside with food, shopping, and cultural performances! Shows include Taiko Drummers, Lion & Dragon Dance, traditional Chinese dance, K-Pop, and martial arts.
JANUARY 29: This enchanting rags-to-riches fairy-tale opera adapts Rossini’s sparkling work especially for young audiences. From start to finish, you’ll be swept away by show-stopping vocal fireworks, toe-tapping tunes, high-spirited comedy and colorful costumes — all leading up to a happily-ever-after grand finale!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022: Free snow play area for kids 10 and under, sleds and saucers available to slide down the mountain of snow, plus guest appearances from a galaxy far far away. Pre-registration mandatory.
SATURDAY & SUNDAYS, NOW - DECEMBER 31, 2022: Have a blast making art from upcycled materials. Your table is stocked with curated recycled materials and "rediscovered" offcuts and scraps from local manufacturers, along with freshly sanitized crafting tools and kid-friendly fasteners.
JANUARY 29 & 30: Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its 19th annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022: Bring the family to the Lunar New Year Celebration at Cerritos Towne Center. This free event will include Chinese Lion Dance performances, kids' crafts, photo opportunities and Lucky Red Envelope giveaway.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022: Celebrate Lunar New Year with a traditional lion dance, firecrackers, pop-up market, and lantern-making crafts.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JANUARY 29-30, 2022: Watch exciting lion dances, traditionally used to bring good luck and fortune, taking place throughout the center and in Center Court hourly from noon to 2pm.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022: Performances include Lion Dance, YaYa Dance, Chinese Zither, Hip Hop, and Mask Changing Dance. Enjoy activities including live calligraphy, tiger stripe airbrush hair, memory card game, and zodiac coloring sheets.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022: Ring in the Year of the Tiger with a variety of entertainment and activities, including talented stilt walkers, zither performance, and themed crafts in the Center Court, balloon twister, and beautiful décor throughout the shopping center.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022: Join Dream Come True Tea & Party Room down the rabbit hole for an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party. Enjoy a magic show, craft, games, costume contest, soup, sandwiches, tea, and more.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022: Celebrate Lunary New Year with a dance performance at 6pm and lion dance at 7pm.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2022: Welcome the Year of the Tiger with a lion dance performance by The Immortals lion dance team, a read-aloud, and crafts. Children will get to interact with the lion and have a Q&A with the dancers.
JANUARY 30: Serving students from TK-8th grade, St. Hedwig School strives to develop the whole child, one who is academically competitive and who demonstrates good character grounded in Catholic values. Visit their Open House at 11 a.m.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2022: Rodeo 39 Public Market will celebrate the Year of the Tiger with entertainment including a contortionist and roaming stilt walker, along with a lion dance performance beginning at 6:30pm.
WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS & WEEKENDS: This interactive workshop teaches children how baby chickens grow inside the egg as well as how plants grow! Children will plant their own giant sunflowers to bring home, harvest a vegetable, and visit with our barnyard friends. This workshop is geared towards children ages 4-10. The entire experience lasts about an hour and a half.
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