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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

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

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

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

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:
Sunday, November 20
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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:
Sunday, November 20
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Location:
Circus Vargas – Lakewood, 500 Lakewood Center Mall
Lakewood, CA

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:
Sunday, November 20
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Location:
Discovery Cube – Orange County, 2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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:
Sunday, November 20
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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:
Sunday, November 20 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Location:
Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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:
Sunday, November 20 @ 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

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:
Monday, November 21
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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:
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

Thanksgiving Break Camp – Skatedogs Long Beach

NOVEMBER 21-23: Whether your kids (5-13, all levels) are just learning or ready to learn advanced tricks, this camp is right for them! They’ll make new friends, advance their skills, play games, and most importantly, have fun!

Dates:
Monday, November 21 @ 9:30 am - Wednesday, November 23 @ 12:30 pm
Location:
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 5633 E. Wardlow Rd.
Long Beach, CA 90808
Cost:
$135

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach – Fall & Winter Camps

NOVEMBER 22 and 23; DECEMBER 28, 29 and 30; and JANUARY 3, 4, 5 and 6: Children participate in energizing games, exciting relays, arts and crafts, music and so much more. Each camp program is uniquely designed to keep your children moving and active. My Gym Long Beach makes it easy for parents with a drop-off program, pay-by-the-day options, and multi-day discounts.

Dates:
Tuesday, November 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Location:
My Gym Long Beach, 3287 Industry Dr.
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Pershing Square Holiday Ice Skating Rink

DAILY, NOVEMBER 23 - January 1: An enchanting holiday activity, ice skating in downtown LA guarantees to delight everyone, from first-time gliders to experienced skaters. Come visit for merrymaking, outdoor fun and guaranteed smiles.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 23
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Location:
Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA

Widdle Wobble Turkey Trot in Los Angeles

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24: Run/walk a 5k or 10k before you feast and help fundraise for The Midnight Mission. There’s also an adorable Widdle Wobble for the little trotters (ages 12 and under). Everyone is welcome!

Dates:
Thursday, November 24
Location:
Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N Spring Street
Los Angeles,
Cost:
$24 – $67

Turkey Trot in Dana Point

NOVEMBER 24: Burn off your pre-Thanksgiving meal calories with a run/walk of a 5K, 10K, 15K Combo, or Kids 1-Mile Gobble Wobble in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor!

Dates:
Thursday, November 24
Location:
Dana Point Harbor, 34571 Golden Lantern St.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Cost:
$22 – $47

Yeti’s Snow Play at Mountain High

OPEN 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 with no mountain driving.

Dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2022 - Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Location:
Mountain High Resort, 24510 State Highway 2
Wrightwood, CA 92397

Rose Bowl 5K Turkey Trot 

NOVEMBER 24: Wham, yam, thank you ma’am! They are back for the 5th annual Rose Bowl Turkey Trot, a family favorite tradition 5k race on Thanksgiving morning around the Rose Bowl Stadium. All are invited whether you have two legs or four!

Dates:
Thursday, November 24
Location:
Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Drumstick Dash LA in North Hollywood

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24: Drumstick Dash LA includes a 5k/10k run plus Little Gobbler Kids Run. Fun for all the family and serious runners alike–including lots of freebies, a costume contest, awards and the satisfaction of supporting a worthy cause.

Dates:
Thursday, November 24
Location:
Groundwork Coffee Co., 11275 Chandler Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601 United States
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