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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

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

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:
Monday, November 14
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Location:
Circus Vargas – Lakewood, 500 Lakewood Center Mall
Lakewood, CA

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

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:
Wednesday, November 16
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Location:
South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa,

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,

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 17
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Location:
Riley’s Farm, 12261 S. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399
Cost:
$44 – $65

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

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 18
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Location:
The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St.
Burbank, 91582
Cost:
$20 – $30

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

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 18
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Location:
Lil’ Chef School, 15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, 92618

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

Movie Night at Tanaka Farms

NOVEMBER 18: Watch a screening of Charlotte's Web at Tanaka Farms and enjoy a special meet and greet with barnyard friends before the movie starts.

Dates:
Friday, November 18 @ 6:30 pm
Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612
Cost:
$10

Free Miniature Train Rides at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa

THIRD WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH: The Orange County Model Engineers offer public ride days every third weekend of each month. To ride the trains, children must be able to walk and be at least 31" tall. A typical trip takes about 12 minutes and covers two loops of the park.

Dates:
Saturday, November 19 - Sunday, November 20
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Location:
Fairview Park – Costa Mesa, 2501 Placentia Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
Free

Kneaded Bread Fest at Natural History Museum

NOVEMBER 19: Celebrate the science and culture of bread in L.A. at NHM’s Kneaded Bread Fest! Enjoy performances and presentations, hands-on activities, a pop-up bread-themed exhibition, storytime, an up close look at Museum collections, wheat planting lessons, and so much more!

Dates:
Saturday, November 19
Location:
Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Tree Lighting at The Outlets at San Clemente

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19: Kick off the holiday season with the 8th Annual Tree Lighting Concert. The event will also include live Reindeer from 1-5PM, magical snowfall, a hot chocolate caravan, interactive photo ops and a kids scavenger hunt.

Dates:
Saturday, November 19
Location:
The Outlets at San Clemente, 101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA 92672 United States

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC & LA

NOVEMBER 19 - JANUARY 1, 2023: Check out hundreds of creative gingerbread entries and all new holiday fun! Walk through the gingerbread village, meet and snap a photo with Santa, decorate a holiday cookie, participate in winter workshops, and more. Science of Gingerbread is happening at both Discovery Cube OC and LA.

Dates:
Saturday, November 19
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Location:
Discovery Cube – Orange County, 2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Holidays at Legoland in San Diego

NOVEMBER 19 - JANUARY 8: Your favorite holiday characters Santa, the Toy Soldier and Gingerbread Man are back and ready for socially distanced meet-and-greets. Head over to Fun Town where there’s a 30-foot, fully decorated LEGO® Christmas tree with over 400 LEGO ornaments.

Dates:
Saturday, November 19, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
LEGOLAND, 1 Legoland Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost:

Holidayz at the Park – OC Great Park in Irvine

NOVEMBER 19 - JANUARY 1: ‘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 19, 2022 - Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location:
Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, 92618
Cost:
Free

Turkey Trot in Seal Beach

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19: Join the Seal Beach Turkey Trot! There will be a 5K, 10K, Gym Challenge, and kids "Don't Be a Turkey" 1-K Trot.

Dates:
Saturday, November 19
Location:
Hennessey’s Grill, 143 Main St
Seal Beach, CA 90740 United States
Cost:
$10 – $40

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 19
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Location:
reDiscover Center, 12958 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066 United States
Cost:
$40

Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach

WEEKENDS, NOVEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 18, PLUS BLACK FRIDAY and FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16: Holiday art festival that offers a festive, handcrafted shopping experience in an enchanting winter wonderland with thousands of lights and decorations, handcrafted gifts by 165 artists, three stages of live music, community performances, carolers, puppeteers, art classes, and daily visits with Santa Claus.

Dates:
Saturday, November 19 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Location:
Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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:
Monday, November 21 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Location:
City of Downey, Downey, 90241

Cheetah Camp at Wild Wonders

NOVEMBER 21, 22, and 23: Offered during the Thanksgiving week, these four-hour camps provide kids ages 6-12 a glimpse into the life of a cheetah.

Dates:
Monday, November 21 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, November 23 @ 1:00 pm
Location:
Wild Wonders, 5712 Via Montellano
Bonsall, CA 92003
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