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November 2020

Holidays Lights at Dana Point Harbor

NOVEMBER 11 - JANUARY 3: Visit Dana Point Harbor for their annual holiday light display that will illuminate the Harbor November 11 - January 3. Themed light exhibits include Candy Cane Lane, a "Merry Kiss Me" arch, lighted trees, and more.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 11 - Thursday, December 3
Location:
Dana Point Harbor, 34571 Golden Lantern St.
Dana Point, CA 92629

Pavilion of Holiday Trees – South Coast Plaza

NOVEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 4: Experience a one-of-a-kind exhibit at South Coast Plaza this holiday season. The Pavilion of Holiday Trees features over 35 beautifully decorated trees. The trees are available for purchase through an online auction to benefit Southern California, national and global arts organizations. 

Dates:
Saturday, November 14 - Friday, December 4
Location:
South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, 92626

Holidays at Legoland in San Diego

SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER 20 - JANUARY 10: 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:
Friday, November 20, 2020 - Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location:
LEGOLAND, 1 Legoland Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost:

Six Flags Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience

NOVEMBER 20 - JANUARY 3: Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience will include eight distinctly different areas throughout the park with millions of twinkling lights choreographed to festive music, beloved holiday characters decked out for the holidays, iconic Holiday in the Park decorations, and a drive-by featuring Santa and his elves. Price is $20-30 per car.

Dates:
Friday, November 20, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location:
Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355
Cost:
$20 – $30

Celebrate the Holidays at Bella Terra

NOVEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 24: Enjoy photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live holiday music, magical snowfall, hot cocoa and carols, strolling holiday characters, and more.

Dates:
Friday, November 20 - Thursday, December 24
Location:
Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Dodgers Drive-Thru Holiday Festival

NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 24: The 2020 World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting a drive-thru Holiday Festival, complete with a light show, LED video displays, fake snow and interactive displays honoring the Dodgers World Championship and celebrating the holidays!

Dates:
Friday, November 20 - Thursday, December 24
Location:
Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Avenue
Los Angeles,
Cost:
$55 – $115

Holidayz at the Park – OC Great Park in Irvine

NOVEMBER 21 - JANUARY 3: ‘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 21, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location:
Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, 92618

Santa’s Speedway Christmas Lights Drive-Thru – Irwindale Speedway & Event Center

NOVEMBER 25 - JANUARY 10: Drive on an actual NASCAR racetrack, as you enjoy Santa's Village with elves hard at work, a land filled with Christmas sweets, Rudolph's Enchanted garage filled with Racecar Reindeers, and the world's largest free standing light tree, measuring 110 feet!

Dates:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location:
Irwindale Speedway & Event Center, 500 Speedway Drive
Irwindale, CA 91706
Cost:
$75

Christmas Train & Santa’s Village – Irvine Park Railroad

NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 23: Take an enchanting night ride (ticket required) through historic Irvine Regional Park. The train will depart from the train station and stop at the North Pole. Enjoy ice fishing, blizzard ball, carnival games, and photo opps in Santa's Village (no ticket required).

Dates:
Friday, November 27 - Wednesday, December 23
Location:
Irvine Park Railroad, 1 Irvine Park Rd.
Orange, CA 92869
Cost:
$17 – $20

“The Polar Express” Interactive Holiday Experience – MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana

NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 23: Visit the MainPlace Mall to interact with the all-new Santa set inspired by the film "The Polar Express." The experience immerses visitors in the movie’s magical realm, allowing them to take a variety of free selfies, including one in front of the famed Polar Express train itself, complete with steam and realistic sound effects

Dates:
Friday, November 27 - Wednesday, December 23
Location:
MainPlace Mall, 2800 N Main St. C
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Candy Cane Challenge – Irvine Spectrum Center

NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 24: Calling all scavenger hunt enthusiasts! Can you find all the candy canes at Irvine Spectrum Center? Grab a participation card from Guest Services, complete the quest, then get a sweet reward and be entered for a chance to win a prize!

Dates:
Friday, November 27 - Thursday, December 24
Location:
Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,

🖥 Virtual Santa Visit – Irvine Spectrum Center

NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 24: Although Santa can't visit in person this year at Irvine Spectrum Center, he can visit you in the comfort of your own home! For just $25, you and your family can connect with Santa via a video call for a magical holiday experience. Each visit is personalized especially for your family. No crowds, no lines, and socially safe.

Dates:
Friday, November 27 - Thursday, December 24
Cost:
$25

The Los Angeles Christmas Market

NOVEMBER 27 - JANUARY 3: The Los Angeles Christmas Market is a free-to-enter, COVID-friendl,y pop-up experience featuring immersive winter wonderland decor, a photo op with Santa Claus (photo packages available), and a themed holiday market. The experience is located on the corner of Fairfax and W 3rd St in Los Angeles, across from The Grove, and will be open from 10am to 8pm, seven days per week.

Dates:
Friday, November 27 - Thursday, December 3
Location:
The Los Angeles Christmas Market, 6310 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Once Upon a Christmas with Once Upon an Island

NOVEMBER 27 - JANUARY 3: Enter the North Pole and make a wish with one of Santa's real-talking reindeer! Become one of Santa's helpers and make a gift for your loved ones and don't forget to write your letter to Santa. Once Upon an Island is offering safe, sanitized, single-family Christmas experiences by appointment only. Experiences include the Elf Experience ($75, Monday-Friday), the Santa & Elf Experience ($175, Saturday & Sunday), and Santa Photo Sessions ($50-95, Saturday & Sunday).

Dates:
Friday, November 27, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location:
Once Upon an Island, 118 Agate Ave.
Newport Beach, California
Cost:
$50 – $175

Christmas Lights at the Inn – The Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside

NOVEMBER 27 - JANUARY 6: This year, the hotel will feature dazzling lights on the exterior of the hotel, interior lighting and holiday décor. Room reservations are recommended to best experience Christmas Lights at the Inn. This year, the public will not be permitted to walk down the main walkways.

Dates:
Friday, November 27 - Sunday, December 6
Location:
The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside,

Seas ‘n’ Greetings at Birch Museum in San Diego

NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 31: The magic of the holidays meets the magic of the underwater world at Birch Aquarium during Seas ‘n’ Greetings, a holiday celebration featuring SEAsonal music and decor the whole family will love. Take selfies with the ocean view or their new 18-foot-tall inflatable octopus. Guests can touch juvenile Swell Sharks, Horn Sharks, and Round Rays in their new Tide Pool Plaza. Included with admission.

Dates:
Saturday, November 28 - Thursday, December 31
Location:
Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92037

Cal Lights Santa Experience – Mini Photo Session with f/8 Studios in Long Beach

SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 20: Join f/8 Studios for a memorable, magical Santa Claus experience where a professional photographer will take memorable photos of your family socially distanced with the big man himself in their styled winter wonderland (letters to Santa encouraged!).

Dates:
Saturday, November 28 - Sunday, December 20
Location:
f/8 Studios, 3764 Orange Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807
Cost:
$99

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration in San Diego

NOVEMBER 13 - JANUARY 4: SeaWorld San Diego’s Christmas Celebration brings families together with priceless traditions and fun-filled surprises, with enhanced safety measures in place.

Dates:
Sunday, November 29
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Location:
SeaWorld, 500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109 United States

Wild Holidays at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

NOVEMBER 27-29, DECEMBER 5-6, 12-13, 19-23, 26-31 and JANUARY 1-3: Go on a holiday expedition of light, and travel through places that glow and twinkle with holiday cheer. Visit the Enchanted Lagoon for music, bright bits of "firefly" lights, and colorfully lit waterfall. Enjoy a light show at Safari Base Camp, stroll through the Bridge of Lights, and go on a Lantern Walk in the Nairobi Village.

Dates:
Sunday, November 29
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Location:
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido,

North Pole Express Train – Fillmore & Western Railway

WEEKENDS, NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 20: The North Pole Express departs from Prancer's Christmas Farm (located in Santa Paula). Enjoy the farm then come onboard for a magical 1-hour evening train ride to the "North Pole." See Santa and wave at his elves and enjoy storytelling fun.

Dates:
Sunday, November 29
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Location:
Prancer’s Farm, 18540 E. Telegraph Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Cost:
$24 – $34

Holidays in Your Car – Ventura Fairgrounds

NOVEMBER 22 - JANUARY 2: Discover a symphony of sight and sound at one of Southern California's largest drive-thru holiday light spectaculars! Holidays in Your Car features more than one million LED lights, holograms, and projection mapping animated to classic holiday tunes.

Dates:
Sunday, November 29
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Location:
Ventura Fairgrounds, 10 W Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
Cost:
$49

A Cabazon Dinosaurs Christmas – Roadside Attraction

NOVEMBER 6 - JANUARY 1: Celebrate Christmas in a big way! For the first time ever, Mr. Rex has put on his Santa suit and is ready for your family Christmas photo! Santa Claus and his Velociraptor pulling sleigh will be at the Cabazon Dinosaurs for family photos. Stroll through the Outdoor Dinosaur Trail and visit the Wafflesaurus Truck for treats on select days.

Dates:
Sunday, November 29
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Location:
Cabazon Dinosaurs, 50770 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92230
Cost:
$11 – $13

Holiday Drive-In Movie Nights Under the Stars – Irvine Spectrum Center

NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 27: Drive-in movie nights at Irvine Spectrum Center are back! Hang out (in your cars) for drive-in movie nights. Now featuring holiday movies to help you and your family celebrate the season safely. Admission, $60 per car. Includes a $20 Irvine Spectrum Center gift card to use toward dinner or snacks.

Dates:
Sunday, November 29
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Location:
Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
$60

Reflections at Descanso Gardens

NOVEMBER 14 - JANUARY 10: Enjoy art pieces in the garden, special seasonal plantings, self-guided activities, and a beautiful Wishing Tree created by artist Kaz Youkou Kitajima. Highlights include the Golden Grove, Floral Arches, Mirror Tree, Winter Plantings, and Deer Sculptures. Included with admission.

Dates:
Sunday, November 29
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Location:
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Cost:
$5 – $15

SoCal WonderLAnd Drive-Thru Experience – Woodland Hills

NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 30: Celebrate the holiday season with millions of lights and themed decor during a festive WonerLAnd drive-thru show. Enjoy elaborate sets, semi-enclosed and open-air tunnel installations, photo opps, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Elves!

Dates:
Monday, November 30
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Location:
SoCal WonderLAnd, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Cost:
$70 – $90

December 2020

Jungle Bells at San Diego Zoo

DECEMBER 4-6, 11-23, 25-31 and JANUARY 1-3: During Jungle Bells, the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a wild wonderland of twinkling lights, merry-making performances, and festive foods.

Dates:
Friday, December 4
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Location:
San Diego Zoo, 920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, 92101

Aquarium Holidays at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

DECEMBER 5-23: Families can enjoy holiday décor as they visit the Aquarium’s outdoor areas with advance reservations. The Aquarium will feature holiday trees, lights, and other décor throughout the facility and many of the animal exhibits will also feature holiday decorations.

Dates:
Saturday, December 5 - Wednesday, December 23
Location:
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
Cost:
$19

Holidays in Your Car – Del Mar Fairgrounds

DECEMBER 5 - JANUARY 2: Discover a symphony of sight and sound at one of Southern California's largest drive-thru holiday light spectaculars! Holidays in Your Car features more than one million LED lights, holograms, and projection mapping animated to classic holiday tunes.

Dates:
Saturday, December 5
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Location:
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, 92014

Casa Lumina Holiday Walk – Casa Romantica in San Clemente

DECEMBER 5-23: Experience the wonder of the holiday season during our outdoor Christmas light display on select evenings. Christmas at the Casa features over 1,000 twinkling lights illuminating Casa Romantica’s gardens with holiday themes. Every night will include letters to Santa, live holiday music, and hot chocolate and wine. Admission, $7 (ages 13+), free for children 12 and under.

Dates:
Saturday, December 5
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Location:
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672
Cost:
$5 – $7
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