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OCTOBER 18 - NOVEMBER 12: 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
OCTOBER 1 - NOVEMBER 30: This season, South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula has something for everyone and every scare level with All Things Wicked & Wonderful.
NOVEMBER 4 - JANUARY 8: Holiday magic starts at Irvine Spectrum Center with the return of the Ice Rink sponsored by the Anaheim Ducks. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
NOVEMBER 4 - JANUARY 8: From acres of lavender, to century-old olive grove and towering oaks, the farm turns into a festive event with over one million lights. Enjoy food and drink, horse-drawn carriage tours, s'mores pits, and Santa.
NOVEMBER 5 - JANUARY 24: This new exhibition from artist Sean Kenney features more than 40 sculptures made from LEGO® pieces. The sculptures, sprinkled throughout the garden’s 87 acres, explore the beauty of nature through contemporary, stylized and colorful displays that stand in striking contrast with their surroundings.
SEPTEMBER 18 - NOVEMBER 27: Walk among spiders and their magnificent webs in this unique, open-air experience. Talk to educators and see enclosed habitats of tarantulas, wolf spiders, and jumping spider.
DAILY, THROUGH DECEMBER 31: The seasonal Christmas Boutique at Roger's Gardens is now open. Discover new treasures of festive decór, whimsical ornaments, and gifts for all ages.
SEPTEMBER 24 - JANUARY 16: Children help Thomas and his friends solve a variety of challenges, from a simple sorting and shape identification activity to more complex engineering obstacles.
SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER - JUNE: During a Discovery Day, “farmers” are stationed around the farm available to answer questions and provide information. They also offer an opportunity for children to pet a chick, plant a radish seed and see a milking demonstration at 9:30 a.m. (provided our cow is giving milk).
SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER 4-18: Enjoy a sumptuous feast as the public house comes alive, with countrymen far and wide, for a harvest celebration. Witness a duel, enjoy 18th century dancing, live colonial music, drama, and fun activities like tomahawk throwing.
Nov 11: Veterans Day • Nov 12: Native American Storytelling • Nov 13: World Kindness Day • Nov 13: Baby Steps • Nov 16: America Recycles Day • Nov 17: Family Autism Night • Nov 23: Celebrate Thanksgiving • Nov 26: Family Friday
NOVEMBER 5-6 and 11-13: Take a ride with Thomas, meet Percy and Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a day of family fun.
NOVEMBER 11-13: Enjoy a corn festival parade, corn eating contest, live performances, vendors and more.
NOVEMBER 11 - JANUARY 8: Wander through dazzling displays of color, light and sound that include the spectacular Winter Cathedral.
NOVEMBER 5-18: Follow the swashbuckling adventure of a young peasant woman, Anahit, and her remarkable journey as she transforms into a royal warrior, inspires her people, raises an army of women, and rescues the King and entire kingdom from evil forces.
OCTOBER 21 - NOVEMBER 11: Movies are complimentary to the community; self-seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Oct 21: Hotel Transylvania • Oct 28: Disney's Coco (plus pre-show entertainment) • Nov 4: Maleficent • Nov 11: Monsters Inc.
NOVEMBER 4-20: Forget everything you thought you knew about this classic! Snow White is reclaiming her story and acting out what really happened after her new mother took over as queen. Two incredibly talented actors take on all 14 roles in a super-fast, whip-smart, hilarious game of switcheroo that tickles your imagination and delights at each twist and turn.
NOVEMBER 11-28: Don’t miss the final location of Circus Vargas’ 2022 production, The Circus Vargas Express, in Lakewood at Lakewood Center. The Circus Vargas Express delivers the ultimate entertainment experience! An amazing adventure guaranteed to thrill and enchant you with moment after fun-filled moment of world-class performers, aerialists, acrobats and comedic characters … all under the big top!!
NOVEMBER 11, 18, 21-23 AND 25: Veterans Day Mini Camp, Thanksgiving Baking Camp, Black Friday Mini Camp, Parents Night Out & more. Lil’ Chefs will be making holiday goodies, while learning basic cooking skills, working together as a team to complete delicious recipes. All Lil’ Chefs will taste everything they make.
OCTOBER 10, NOVEMBER 11 & 21-23: Fall camps will be held during holidays and school breaks for children 6-14 years of age from 7am-6pm. Field trips, arts and crafts, games and more are included.
NOVEMBER 11-12: Come join the original cast for a miracle of a concert as they sing your favorite songs accompanied by a full orchestra and 50 person ensemble.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11: Skatedogs is throwing a pizza party/skate clinic on Veterans Day and are excited to introduce Rock-n-Skate as part of the fun!
NOVEMBER 12, 20 & 26: Two-hour camel encounter includes a formal, 1 hour tour and show plus an hour to enjoy your favorite farm attractions.
NOVEMBER 12: Enjoy live music, food trucks, and this special movie under the stars. Ticket reservations required.
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.
OCTOBER 8 - NOVEMBER 26: On select days, the Academy Museum screens films for families of all ages. Oct 8: Kubo and the Two Strings • Oct 22: Box Trolls • Oct 29: ParaNorman • Oct 30: Coraline & ParaNorman • Nov 5: Coco • Nov 12: James and the Giant Beach • Nov 26: The NeverEnding Story
OCT 8, NOV 12, DEC 10: Visit the Petersen Automotive Museum for workshops (ages 3-6) that explore the history, science, and art behind the car.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12-13: The festival will feature traditional craft demonstrations, music, dance, cultural arts exhibits, and storytelling.
NOVEMBER 12: Learn how to dye your own bandana with pomegranate skins, make your own plant-based pigments, enjoy drop-in art activities and art cart plus lots more. All activities are first come, first served and while supplies last. Free with paid admission.
OCT 8, NOV 12, DEC 10: Visit Petersen Automotive Museum for labs that explore the history, science, and art behind the car.
NOVEMBER 12: Heroes Hall Museum will host a Veterans Day Celebration. The event will feature a groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming serenity walk, music, kids’ activities and food.
NOVEMBER 12:Heroes Hall Museum will host a Veterans Day Celebration. The event will feature a groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming serenity walk, music, kids’ activities and food.
SEPTEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 27: It's a farmer's market meets street fair. Enjoy family games like giant Jenga and Connect Four, shop from vendors, slime making, axe throwing, Nerf court, live music, beer garden, and more.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12: Over 18,000 LED bulbs will light up California's tallest live-cut Christmas tree! The free concert is a family-friendly holiday tradition and will include a mix of original pop songs and holiday favorites.
OCTOBER 9 - JUNE 11: The Wallis continues its beloved free monthly outdoor Sunday Funday family events with a variety of engaging programming that includes Story Pirates, Parker Bent, Spring Groove, Kiddle Karoo, and more!
NOVEMBER 23: They’re back! With star performances on The Tonight Show and Animal Planet’s Pet Stars, these canine daredevils entertain the entire family with their doggone amazing tricks. All former rescues, the adorable animal athletes thrill with their delightful antics.
NOVEMBER 6, 13, and DECEMBER 4: Celebrate the oldest book of the Americas by creating your own accordion-style manuscript. Learn more about Indigenous bookmaking materials and the zigzag folding structure unique to ancient Mesoamerican books.
NOVEMBER 6, 13, and DECEMBER 4: Get hands-on experience cutting glass in your style and design of choice to make your very own festive ornaments, coasters, or dishware. Participants will be guided through the process from start to finish.
SECOND SATURDAY, AUG 13 - DEC 10: Drop in for a free drawing lesson for all ages! Watch a selection of cartoons and learn how to draw a Looney Tunes character - a different one every session - taught by skilled teaching artists.
SEPTEMBER 7 - NOVEMBER 18: Meet zoo staff for a fun time of exploration and discovery at a local park. Each week features a new theme, activities, and animal friend.
NOVEMBER 16: Join the Downtown Manhattan Beach festivities and pier lighting by strolling down the pier and stopping by the Roundhouse Aquarium. Get free hot chocolate and desserts!
NOVEMBER 16: Balloon twisting, face painting, bounce house, crafts, dance performances and Santa's arrival and tree lighting.
Through April: Big Bear Snow Play has the longest tubing runs in Southern California! Open daily, 10 am to 4 pm. Night tubing is available Fridays, Saturdays and holiday periods from 5 pm to 9pm.
SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER 17 - JANUARY 8: Meet Santa, visit Santa's Workshop & Post Office, decorate cookies, see characters of the Northwoods, live entertainment, wander through the immersive Fantasy Forest of Lights, and go ice skating! Enjoy Santa's Village, along with Breakfast with Santa, Tea with Mrs. Claus, Ice Skating at Silver Bells Arena, photo ops, Northwoods Express Train Ride, entertainment, Santa's Workshop and Mailbox, and lots more!
NOVEMBER 18 - JANUARY 8: Enjoy the musical Christmas show Home for the Holidays, Christmas Crafts Village, magical Snow and Glow experience, Santa's Christmas Cabin, nightly Christmas tree lighting, and light show throughout Camp Snoopy.
NOVEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 18: An immersive walk-thru experience that lets you get up close to over 100 life-like and life-size dinosaurs ranging from babies to some standing over 40 feet tall and spanning over 70 feet long.
NOVEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 24: A fully personalized Santa Experience that promises Santa will know all about your children the moment they enter the room. Travel through magical portals on a private elf-guided tour of the North Pole. Talk to Santa's reindeer, visit the Elf Workshop, and meet the one-and-only Santa.
NOVEMBER 26 - JANUARY 2, 2022: Go skating to the sounds of crashing waves located at the base of the historic Huntington Beach Pier.
NOVEMBER 18 - JANUARY 8: Kidspace transforms into a land of wonder and delight. Grab your favorite socks and head out to their Sock Skating Rink, go ice fishing, toss super-soft snowballs, build a sculpture with ice blocks, dress up a life-size No-Melt Snowman, and strike a snowy pose.
NOVEMBER 18-19: Audiences are in for an incredibubble experience at the GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW, now in its 15th year. Expect mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular laser-lighting effects, and soapy masterpieces like bubble tides. Some may even find themselves inside a bubble.
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