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October 2022

Brass Rubbing Medieval Arts in Long Beach

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

Dates:
Tuesday, October 18 - Saturday, November 12
Location:
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 E. 7th St.
Long Beach, CA 90813 United States
Cost:
$8 – $15

November 2022

Ice Rink at Irvine Spectrum Center

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.

Dates:
Friday, November 4, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
$21 – $25

Christmas Nights at 123 Farm in Cherry Valley

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.

Dates:
Friday, November 4, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn, 10600 Highland Springs Ave.
Cherry Valley, CA 92223

Nature POP! at South Coast Botanic Garden

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. 

Dates:
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,
Cost:
$5 – $15

The Harvest Feast at Riley’s Farm

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.

Dates:
Thursday, November 10
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Location:
Riley’s Farm, 12261 S. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399
Cost:
$44 – $65

November Events at Pretend City

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

Dates:
Friday, November 11 - Saturday, November 26
Location:
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Warrior Queen: Anahit the Brave in Burbank

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.

Dates:
Friday, November 11
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Location:
The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St.
Burbank, 91582
Cost:
$20 – $30

2nd & PCH Movies & Moonlight Fall Series in Long Beach

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.

Dates:
Friday, November 11
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Location:
2nd & PCH, 6400 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, 90803
Cost:
Free

Snow White at South Coast Repertory

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.

Dates:
Friday, November 11
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Location:
South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa,

The Circus Vargas Express in Lakewood

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!!

Dates:
Friday, November 11
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Location:
Circus Vargas – Lakewood, 500 Lakewood Center Mall
Lakewood, CA

Lil’ Chef School November Events & Camps

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.

Dates:
Friday, November 11
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Location:
Lil’ Chef School, 15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, 92618

City of Downey Fall Camps

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.

Dates:
Friday, November 11 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Location:
City of Downey, Downey, 90241

Weekend Family Crafting at reDiscover Center in Los Angeles

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. 

Dates:
Saturday, November 12
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Location:
reDiscover Center, 12958 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066 United States
Cost:
$40

Family Matinees at The Academy Museum

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

Dates:
Saturday, November 12
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Location:
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, 6067 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Cost:
$5

Citadel Outlets Tree Lighting Concert

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 12 @ 5:00 pm
Location:
Citadel Outlets, 100 Citadel Drive
Los Angeles,
Cost:
Free

Sunday Funday at The Wallis

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!

Dates:
Sunday, November 13
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Location:
The Wallis, 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Cost:
Free

Saturday Morning Cartoons at The Bowers Kidseum

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.

Dates:
Sunday, November 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Location:
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
Cost:
Free

Santa Ana Zoo Park Pop-Ups

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.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 16
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Cost:
Free

Christmas Tree Lighting at 2nd & PCH

NOVEMBER 16: Balloon twisting, face painting, bounce house, crafts, dance performances and Santa's arrival and tree lighting.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
2nd & PCH, 6400 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, 90803

Big Bear Snow Play

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.

Dates:
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - Sunday, April 9, 2023
Location:
Big Bear Snow Play, 42825 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake,

SkyPark at Santa’s Village in Skyforest

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!

Dates:
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
Skypark at Santa’s Villiage, 28950 California 18
Skyforest, CA 92385 United States

Knott’s Merry Farm in Buena Park

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.

Dates:
Friday, November 18, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620

Giant Dinosaurs in the Valley in Woodland Hills

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.

Dates:
Friday, November 18 - Sunday, December 18
Location:
Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Once Upon a Christmas with Once Upon an Island

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.

Dates:
Friday, November 18 - Saturday, December 24
Location:
Once Upon an Island, 118 Agate Ave.
Newport Beach, California
Cost:
$55 – $75

Winter Frolic at Kidspace Children’s Museum

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.

Dates:
Friday, November 18, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103

L.A. Zoo Lights at Los Angeles Zoo

NOVEMBER 18 – JANUARY 22, 2023: Explore an immersive landscape filled with spectacular lantern sculptures of animals among blooming flowers, towering trees, and more for, a wildlife-centered experience that’s as inspiring as it is breathtaking.

Dates:
Friday, November 18 @ 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
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