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November 2019

Outdoor Ice Rink at Irvine Spectrum Center

November 1 - January 5: Skate under the stars (and sun!) at the festive Holiday Ice Rink in the Giant Wheel Court at Irvine Spectrum Center. Skate rental is available or bring your own. Season passes also offered.

Dates:
Monday, November 18 @ 3:00 pm
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Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
$18 – $22

Shark Lagoon Night

Guests can touch and learn about sharks, purchase drinks and snacks, and enjoy live music during select Shark Lagoon Nights.

Dates:
Friday, November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
Cost:
Free

Snow Day LA at Elysian Park

Hop on a tube and fly through twinkling light archways, decorated trees and falling snow, and much more- all five minutes from downtown Los Angeles!

Dates:
Friday, November 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Elysian Park, 2010 Stadium Way
Los Angeles,

Broadway Princess Party in Rancho Cucamonga

Families (ages 6+) are invited to a magical evening hosted by a royal trio of Broadway’s original stars – Laura Osnes (Cinderella in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella), Susan Egan (original Belle in Beauty and the Beast), and Courtney Reed (original Jasmine in Aladdin). To redeem from a limited quantity of buy-one-get-one-free tickets, call Lewis Family Playhouse Box Office at (909) 477-2752 and mention code “Community."

Dates:
Friday, November 22 @ 8:00 pm
Location:
Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, 12505 Cultural Center Dr.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Cost:
$42 – $50

FlatBar-BQ and Skate Jam in Long Beach

Bring the whole family out to this Skate Jam and BBQ! Also, be sure to enter the flat-bar contest - the winner will take home a new flat-bar! Presented by Keen Ramps.

Dates:
Saturday, November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Ave.
Long Beach, 90802

Plymouth Rock ‘n’ Run in Yorba Linda

Join one of North OC's favorite Turkey Trots! Featuring 5K, 10K, and 10-mile courses and, a kids 1K and Tot Trot fun run (age 10 and under). There will be costume contests, music, vendors, and fun for the kids. Add your dog at registration and they will receive a bandana and entrance into contests too.

Dates:
Thursday, November 28 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Yorba Regional Park, 7600 E La Palma Ave.
Yorba Linda,
Cost:
$20 – $35

27th Annual Festival of Lights in Riverside

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa features more than five million brilliant lights, a decorated Christmas tree, appearances by Santa Claus and Dickensian Carolers singing cheerful holiday tunes, authentic horse-drawn carriages, live reindeer, and hundreds of characters dressed in 17th Century costumes to entertain crowds and evoke the spirit of the season. 

Dates:
Friday, November 29
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Location:
The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside,
Cost:
Free

Black Friday Frenzy at Irvine Spectrum

Festivities will include a festive night (and morning) of free ice skating, free carousel rides and Giant Wheel rides until 3 a.m., incredible sales, DJs, live entertainment, and free valet parking.

Dates:
Friday, November 29 @ 12:00 am - 8:00 am
Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
Free

Big Bear Snow Play and New Ropes Course

November through Easter: Day and Night “Glow” Tubing at Big Bear Snow Play. Plus, try the brand new Ropes Course -- a two-level arial adventure, 12-35 feet in the air, that will have you balancing on ropes, crossing bridges and climbing through and over 30 obstacles: all from the safety of a climbing harness.

Dates:
Friday, November 29
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Location:
Big Bear Snow Play, 42825 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake,
Cost:
$12 – $35

Tree Lighting at Irvine Spectrum

The beautifully decorated 75-foot tree will come to life at night with a choreographed light show every 30 minutes. Nightly, November 29 - December 24, 5-11 p.m. at the Giant Wheel Court.

Dates:
Friday, November 29 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
Free

LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live

Ice Rink will be open November 30 - January 12. November 30, join in on the Kick Off to the Holiday Season Opening Event, including appearances by LA Kings Ice Crew, Bailey, LA Kings Alumni, music, photo ops and more.T he LA Kings Holiday Ice Rink is only here for a limited time, so don't miss out on this fun family activity!

Dates:
Saturday, November 30
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Location:
LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States

The Polar Express Comes to Perris

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to Southern California for the first time this holiday season! Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Dates:
Saturday, November 30
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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum, 2201 South A Str.
Perris, CA 92570

December 2019

December at Pretend City – Home for the Holly Days

‘Tis the season of giving! Join Pretend City as they give back and brighten up the holiday season with a toy drive for the children at CHOC. Plus, Imagination Playground returns; countdown to Christmas; celebrate Las Posadas, Winter Solstice, Hanukah, Kwanzaa and their annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown.

Dates:
Sunday, December 1
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Location:
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
Cost:
$11

Cinderella at The Rose Center Theater in Westminster

You're invited to experience the timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Experience jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you remember and love - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the Royal ball, and more - plus some surprising new twists!

Dates:
Sunday, December 1
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Location:
Rose Center Theater, 14140 All American Way
Westminster, CA 92683
Cost:
$15 – $27

Pirates Take Christmas

Looking to add some fun and excitement to your holiday season? Celebrate Christmas with Pirates Dinner Adventure’s Christmas spectacular, Pirates Take Christmas. You, your family, and a little holiday magic can help ensure Santa defeats the pirates and saves the season. Join them to find out why Pirates Take Christmas has quickly become a Holiday tradition in Orange County! For discounted rates of $35 for adults and $25 for kids, mention code "KGHOLIDAY19"!

Dates:
Monday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 25
Location:
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, 7600 Beach Blvd
Buena Park,
Cost:
$25 – $35

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at The Wallis

Joy to all mankind? Bah! Humbug! Spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted, squeezing, grasping, clutching old miser. Watch horrified as Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by four creepy ghosts, each one more terrifying than the last. In their inimitable style, the team that brought you Great Expectations will now celebrate the holiday season with a mesmerizing one man performance of Charles Dickens’ timeless, transformative story. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at The Wallis is recommended for adults…

Dates:
Wednesday, December 4 @ 7:00 pm
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Location:
The Wallis, 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Nights of 1000 Lights at Sherman Library & Gardens

The Annual Nights of 1000 Lights celebration will feature a dazzling display of lights, music and visit with Santa. Enjoy a Blue Christmas with Elvis this year as you take a trip through the glistening light tunnel; enter a world of sugary sweets in Gingerbread Land; experience the magic of a Scandinavian Christmas in the Tea Garden; and much more.

Dates:
Thursday, December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy.
Corona Del Mar,
Cost:
Free – $25

Nerf Challenge at LA Live

The world premiere of Nerf Challenge opens at LA Live for a limited time! This live attraction will bring action and competitive fun, taking place in an epic 50,000 square foot space. Please note that some activities require participants be 8 or older while other activities require participants be 14 or older.

Dates:
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020
Location:
LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
Cost:
$37 – $80

Santa Cares: Sensory-Friendly Photos with Santa

December 8: Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa Claus. Space is limited; please reserve your complimentary ticket via the Eventbrite link.

Dates:
Sunday, December 8
Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
Free

Capistrano Lights at Mission San Juan Capistrano

Celebrate the holidays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic landmark and museum with 30 days of holiday fun from December 8 through January 6. Capistrano Lights brings together people of all faith traditions during the holiday season. The Mission grounds will be decked out in lights and the Front Courtyard features a huge 10-foot wreath, perfect for a holiday photo op. Join them for a nightly tree lighting in the Ruins of the Great Stone Church. Don’t miss out on…

Dates:
Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Monday, January 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Location:
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Home for the Holidays 2019 Pet Adoption Fair in Irvine

December 8: Help animals find homes at the 13th annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair. More than 30 pet rescue groups and animal shelters featuring 500 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits, and small animals of adoption. Plus, pet related vendors, gourmet food trucks, silent auction, and more.

Dates:
Sunday, December 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location:
Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon
Irvine, CA 92618

Sunday Funday: Free Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen and Friends at The Wallis

Dancers and families of all ages can enjoy the wildly popular dance lesson sessions with the three-time Emmy Award-winner and Friends, on the Promenade Terrace. Open to the public, each session will focus on one style of dance, from hip hop to VOGUE, from African dance to Flamenco.

Dates:
Sunday, December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Location:
The Wallis, 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Cost:
Free

Disney’s Frozen Jr. in Anaheim

Celebrate the holiday season by taking the whole family to see Disney's Frozen Jr., presented by Arts & Learning Conservatory! Frozen Jr. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage, and featuring all of the memorable songs from the animated film.

Dates:
Thursday, December 12 - Saturday, December 14
Location:
The Rock, 295 Orangethorpe Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801
Cost:
$15 – $20

Jurassic Quest at Fairplex in Pomona

Jurassic Quest brings a dinosaur adventure for the whole family. The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; over 80 life-size dinosaurs in all.

Dates:
Friday, December 13 - Sunday, December 15
Location:
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768
Cost:
$22 – $36

KIDZ BOP at The Wiltern

Experience the KIDZ BOP interactive, family-friendly concert experience! The show will feature awesome set design, costumes, exciting choreography, and tons of cool surprises. Dads, show off your best dance moves on stage during the Daddy Dance Off!

Dates:
Sunday, December 15 @ 3:00 pm
Location:
The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles,
Cost:
$30 – $195

Kids “Cookie Exchange” Baking Workshop in Irvine

What better way to prepare for the holidays then by learning how to bake some incredible cookies with extras to send home in a decorated box. Lil’ Chefs (ages 5+) will make Coconut-Cranberry Macaroons, Cinnamon Spiced Hot Chocolate Cookies and Brown Butter Cookies.

Dates:
Saturday, December 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location:
Lil’ Chef School, 15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, 92618
Cost:
$49

All Ages Astronomy Club at Columbia Memorial Space Center

Aspiring astronomers of all ages are invited to the monthly astronomy club meetings, which include a fascinating program about the night sky and a chance to talk about all things astronomy! Plus, use a telescope, build one and learn how to pick the proper telescope and identify different celestial objects.

Dates:
Saturday, December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242
Cost:
$2
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