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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

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

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

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

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,

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

Pirates Take Christmas

NOVEMBER 29 - JANUARY 1: This yuletide adventure combines audience participation, heart-pounding action and the spirit of the season; along with a hearty 3-course Feast.

Dates:
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location:
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, 7600 Beach Blvd
Buena Park,
Cost:
$25 – $35

Illuminate Silverlakes in Norco

NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 30: Stroll through the Christmas Holiday Marketplace, journey through the Illumination Trail, visit oversized presents and toys in Toyland, explore the Electric Forest, take a photo in the sleigh at Santa's Reindeer Grove, and meet Santa himself.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 30 - Friday, December 30
Location:
SilverLakes Sports Complex, 5555 Hamner Ave.
Norco, CA 92860 United States

December 2022

Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker in Redondo Beach

DECEMBER 1-4: Following the idea of the original, it’s Christmas Eve and the Johnsons are having a grand party. The Christmas gifts are shared and young Kara receives a Nutcracker filled with hot chocolate her favorite. She falls asleep and the journey begins when the Nutcracker comes alive!

Dates:
Thursday, December 1 - Sunday, December 4
Location:
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Redondo Beach,

A Christmas Carol in Westminster

DECEMBER 2-18: See Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters come to life in this lavish and thrilling musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story.

Dates:
Friday, December 2 - Sunday, December 18
Location:
Rose Center Theater, 14140 All American Way
Westminster, CA 92683

Holidayfest at South Lake Avenue

DECEMBER 3: Enjoy live music, holidays activities, in-store promotions, raffles, free photos with Santa and holiday character, snow globe making stations, cookie and ornament decoration, and more.

Dates:
Saturday, December 3
Location:
South Lake Avenue, 345 S. Lake Avenue
Pasadena,
Cost:
Free

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:
Saturday, December 3
| Recurring Event (See all)
Location:
Ronald Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley,

Holiday on Main Street in Yorba Linda

DECEMBER 2: Gather on Main Street to celebrate the holidays! Enjoy kids crafts, local talent show and entertainment, artisan shopping, pictures with Santa, a holiday drinks lounge, live music and more! Free to attend, open to the public.

Dates:
Saturday, December 3
Location:
Yorba Linda Main Street, Main Street
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 United States
Cost:
Free

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:
Saturday, December 3
| Recurring Event (See all)
Location:
Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$5

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, December 3
| Recurring Event (See all)
Location:
Discovery Cube – Orange County, 2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Capistrano Lights – Mission San Juan Capistrano

DECEMBER 3-30: Enjoy performances by Dickens-era Carolers and take selfies with Santa. Visit the Serra Chapel open after hours, California’s most historic chapel. Enjoy the Mission in lights, community Christmas trees around the grounds, extended holiday shopping hours in the Mission Store and more. Kids craft vendor and sweet treat vendor will be available on select days as well as surprise performances.

Dates:
Saturday, December 3 - Friday, December 30
Location:
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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:
Saturday, December 3
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Location:
Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA

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, December 3
| Recurring Event (See all)
Location:
reDiscover Center, 12958 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066 United States
Cost:
$40
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