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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

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

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

An American Christmas Story with Santa at the Reagan Library

NOVEMBER 11, 2022 - JANUARY 8, 2023: In this brand-new, never-before-seen 5,000 square foot Christmas exhibit, come and explore some of the fascinating  holiday  traditions  and the unique expressions of the holidays  from  all  50  states  and  all of the American territories.Immerse yourself in the exhibit’s festive forest of decorated trees and learn just how many different ways Americans enjoy the holiday season. As a special treat, come take your photo with Santa as well!

Dates:
Friday, November 25
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Location:
Ronald Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley,

Holiday Road at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas

NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 30: Enjoy the signs of an immersive walking trail to see larger than life holiday displays, thousands of lights, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Elves, countless candy canes and all of your favorite holiday cheer! Open NYE!

Dates:
Friday, November 25 - Friday, December 30
Location:
King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy.
Calabasas, 91302

Holiday Light Festival Train Ride in Griffith Park

NOVEMBER 25, 2022 — JANUARY 6, 2023: Enjoy an evening train ride around the festively decorated, one-mile track in Griffith Park. The one-mile track at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad is transformed into a magical train ride of delightful and festive scenes with thousands of lights. 

Dates:
Friday, November 25
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Location:
Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$5

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 25
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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:
Friday, November 25
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Location:
Discovery Cube – Orange County, 2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Hikari – A Festival of Lights at Tanaka Farms in Irvine

NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 30: Go on a cozy wagon ride around the festively lit farm that will take you to the Land of a Thousand Lanterns. Walk and wander through light displays with photo ops throughout. After the wagon ride, make your down to the Gingerbread Forest for live music, barnyard animals, arts and crafts, and meet Santa!

Dates:
Friday, November 25 - Friday, December 30
Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612
Cost:
$10 – $25

Christmas on the Farm at Underwood Family Farms

NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 24: Admission includes farm animals, holiday photo ops, tractor-drawn wagon rides, slides, pick-your-own fields (pickings additional fee), letters for Santa, animal shows (weekends only), reindeer (Dec 10-11 & 17-18), and visits with Santa (weekends through Dec 18).

Dates:
Friday, November 25, 2022 - Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Location:
Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, 3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, 93021
Cost:
$10 – $14

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 25
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Location:
Lil’ Chef School, 15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, 92618

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:
Friday, November 25
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Location:
Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA

Wild Holidays at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER 25 - JANUARY 1, 2023: See the Safari Park in a whole new light! Take a holiday expedition of light and travel through places that glow and twinkle with holiday cheer. Holiday tunes set the mood, and seasonal food treats tempt you throughout your journey.

Dates:
Friday, November 25
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Location:
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido,

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags

NOVEMBER 25 - JANUARY 1: The park is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of colorful lights, live entertainment, sleigh rides, and visits with Santa.

Dates:
Friday, November 25, 2022 - Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location:
Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia,

Winter Fest OC at OC Fair and Event Center

SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER 25 - JANUARY 1: Winter Fest OC transforms the OC Fair and Event Center into a winter wonderland with oversized holiday decor, more than a million lights, and endless opportunities for memory-making. Activities include North Pole Journey, ice skating under the stars, 150-foot-long ice tubing slide, snowboard simulator, carnival thrills, food and drinks, holiday market, photo ops., and so much more!

Dates:
Friday, November 25
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Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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:
Friday, November 25 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Location:
Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Cool Yule Celebrations at Pacific City in Huntington Beach

NOVEMBER 25, DECEMBER 6, 17, 20 & 22 Take photos with Santa on the Ocean Deck and selfies in front of a retro-themed backdrop. Throughout the event, enjoy holiday-themed kids crafts, face painting, hot cocoa station, performances, and children's book author, Kim Ann, will hold a book reading and sign copies of her books.

Dates:
Friday, November 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Location:
Pacific City, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

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 25 @ 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

Solvang Julefest

NOVEMBER 26 - JANUARY 6: Julefest returns for a month-long holiday celebration for the village of Solvang. Julefest events includes nightly light and music show, photos with Santa, tree lighting ceremony, carolers, bands and chorus, candlelight tours, artisanal night marketplace, and more.

Dates:
Saturday, November 26, 2022 - Friday, January 6, 2023
Location:
Solvang Visitor Center, 1637 Copenhagen Drive
Solvang, CA 93463 United States
Cost:
Free

LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live

NOVEMBER 26 - JANUARY 8: The LA Kings Holiday Ice, the city’s largest and most popular outdoor ice rink, is returning to L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles just in time for the holiday season.

Dates:
Saturday, November 26, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States

“Let It Snow” with the Snow Queen & Princess at Bella Terra

NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 18: The Snow Queen and Princess will be performing and making it snow on the Green with their friends every Friday and Saturday. Special guest appearances include Grinch & Cindy Loo Hoo, Jack Skellington & Sally, Buddy the Elf & Jovie, Spiderman, and Black Panther.

Dates:
Saturday, November 26 - Sunday, December 18
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Location:
Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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 26
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Location:
reDiscover Center, 12958 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066 United States
Cost:
$40
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