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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…
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.
January 7-12: Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.
January 10-12: Perfect for kids who love dinosaurs! Run around and play with walking dinosaurs, meet baby dinos, enjoy fossil digs, dinosaur rides, science stations, crafts, face painting, bounce houses, and more. Experience the thrill of being submersed among some of the most enormous and vicious ancient sea creatures to ever lurk our ocean’s depths in their all-new exhibit, Ancient Oceans.
Grab your sleeping bags and coziest pajamas for an overnight adventure. Explore exhibits with your family and friends. Touch marine animals like sharks, sea stars, and sea jellies and discover amazing animal adaptations.
Join a theatre full of Disney fans to sing along to the beloved 1989 animated musical classic, on the big screen! Costumes encouraged plus, get a free fun pack with props to use during the show! (Note: no children under 3 years old.)
Ice Rink will be open November 30 - January 12: LA Kings Holiday Ice Rink is only here for a limited time, so don't miss out on this fun family activity!
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.
January 10-12: Do you enjoy art, theater and music? Have you ever thought about posing on a stage? Do you enjoy being in the spotlight? And can you stand still for 90 seconds? Perfect! You could be a volunteer cast-member in the 2020 Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach.
January 18-19: Get "Behind the Scenes" at this annual all-day event, where visitors get special access and tours of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars and artifacts dating back to 1870. Includes unlimited rides on classic passenger trains and trolleys. Bring the whole family for a fun and fascinating day!
Programs for Young Audiences: The First 100 Years of Jazz, at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
As part of the Program for Young Audiences, and recommended for ages 10+, The First 100 Years of Jazz, introduces kids to jazz music’s rich history and the the names and faces of some of its many masters. Plus a live performance by the world-renowned Metta Quintet.
Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Disney's Tarzan the Musical also features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins. This production of Tarzan, presented by Orange County Children's Theatre, is perfect for all ages!
On this fun-filled day, boys and girls (5-14) of all ability levels enjoy lessons, lunch, games, free skate, and prizes.
January 20: The Children's Nature Retreat is in need of families to help beautify the Retreat. Clean the barn, groom horses, maintain pathways and more.
At Valley Christian, you'll find an inescapable link between excellence in education and a Biblical Worldview. Students enjoy outstanding training in fine arts, sports, honors and AP courses (with unparalleled pass rates), and STEM, including award-winning robotics. All courses are taught by highly-engaged Christian teachers who consider their profession a calling. They guide students to academic excellence, artistic accomplishment and athletic distinction. Preschool through 12th grade operates on four separate campuses, and offers a wide variety of experience-based and progressive…
Join them for a night of laughter, surprises, activity, new friends, and super sign-up deals. Bring the whole family. They will be showcasing samples of classes, birthday parties, and camps!
Enjoy the Children's Concert Series at Soka University with performances from The Lucky Band, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, and Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards.
Join Pretend City for a month of new cultural celebrations, educational programming, and engaging art activities. January brings celebrations like The Festival of Sleep, Lohri - a Hindu Celebration, Winnie the Pooh Day, and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Join in on the fun as they usher in a new decade and set the tone for a spectacular new year!
February 1: Come face to face with a gorgeous female lion, Queen Ira, as you help her celebrate her 6th birthday at the Moorpark College Teaching Zoo.
First Saturday of every month: Join the museum for their monthly Living History Flying Days. Each day begins with a seminar with panelists who are experts in the topic of the day and special exhibits.
February 1: Yeehaw partner! Join the Lakewood Equestrian Center for Picnic with Ponies, a fun-filled day of horsin' around, including pony kisses, goat yoga, and tons more fun.
You're invited to a Gala Benefiting Orange County Children’s Theatre, celebrating 50 years of entertaining kids, ages 5-18, in Orange County! The special fundraiser event includes dinner, auctions, raffles, and special performance by Broadway star Krysta Rodriguez.
At the center of every circus rests a 42-foot ring full of thrills, laughs, and excitement. Cirque Mechanics dares us to leap into the circus ring and experience the timelessness of this evolving art form.
Kids, ages 5-18, are invited to join Orange County Children's Theatre's cast of DIsney's Frozen Jr! Through the auditions process, OCCT welcomes children from all social and economic backgrounds. An audition workshop will be offered for those auditioning for the Disney's Frozen Jr. production.
Ready for Robots? Register your child (ages 10-14) for this three-hour workshop where they will learn the basics of LEGO Robotics, and program it to complete several challenges utilizing different sensors and methods to make their robot move! Participants will work in teams to accomplish the different missions set out for their robot.
February 8: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s DC Super Heroes taking over the L.A. Zoo!
February 8-16: Take to the high seas and observe one of nature's most majestic animals: the grey whale. Become a whale and marine life expert in just a few short hours.
Select dates, January 11 - May 30: The Pet Care Patch Workshop at spcaLA is for young animal lovers, ages 6-12, who are interested in learning about proper animal care and age–appropriate animal issues.
Families can both save money and make money! Consignors earn top dollar, while buyers save money purchasing name brand, new and nearly-new items.
February 14-23: Get ready as the 74th annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival makes its way to Indio. Headliner entertainment and grandstand arena shows are included with the price of admission.
Join the Space Center as they set up next to a taco truck and do science!
You deserve a night on the town. Meanwhile, your kids (age 7-14) want to play and have fun. That's why Code Ninjas offers Parent's Night Out - a win-win evening for families. Your kids will play games, assemble puzzles, build robotics, and more.
February 14-23: The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game showcases incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction.
February 15-16: Welcome the 42nd anniversary of Firecracker as the “Year of the Rat” events take place in Historic Chinatown Los Angeles on the weekend of February 15-16, 2020. Run, walk, bike and more. All ages are welcome.
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.
February 15 and 16: Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment, and cuisine, paying homage to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.
Join the Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles for their "10,000th Day," Open House. Guests can observe feeding of recovering seals and sea lions, browse exhibits in the Visitors Center, learn from demonstrations and presentations, meet local supporters, enjoy children's activities, purchase snazzy souvenirs in the gift shop, and much more!
In this transcendentally powerful new adaptation, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. Please note that no one under age 7 will be admitted.
February 22-23: Two-day event includes Glow-in-the-Dark Donut Run for all ages (costumes encouraged!), Jr. Reverse Triathlon, and free concert on Friday night; Honoring Our Fallen 5K Run/Walk, a new 5K Rucking Division, 10K Run, 10K Handcycle/Wheelchair, and Reverse Triathlon, on Saturday.
Select Fridays: Get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators for free during Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Guests can touch and learn about sharks, and enjoy live music on select Friday evenings.
Kids (ages 4-10) and their caregiver are invited to a fun-filled afternoon tasting and making chocolate treats! Discover where chocolate comes from, and taste different flavors. Then create, decorate, and wrap four of your own chocolate bars to take home.
February 22: This all day event will translate the complicated landscape of the American government into an understandable and exciting world for young women. Admission includes a t-shirt, class materials and snacks. Financing is available for those who need it.
February 22: A free, family-friendly festival to commemorate the end of the Lunar New Year celebration with music, dance, art making, riddles and food.
Go on a thrilling musical adventure filled with magic, mystery and fantastical creatures! Young Minli’s poor village desperately needs good fortune. So she sets out on a quest to find The Old Man in the Moon, who holds all the answers to life’s questions. Adapted from the best-selling book based on Chinese folklore.
This delightful, wildly theatrical adaptation brings Madeleine L’Engle’s acclaimed story magically to life. Plus, enjoy photos and autographs after each performance. Great for the entire family (recommended for age 8+; babes in arms and children under 4 are not permitted except at the Relaxed Performance on February 22 at 11 a.m.).
January 25, February 8, 22 and 23: Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam takes center stage in the world’s most iconic venues, sporting meticulously manicured dirt tracks created with the sole purpose of pushing these perfectly engineered, ever-evolving trucks to their limits. Before the event you can have the opportunity to see massive trucks up close, meet your favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly activities at the Monster Jam Pit Party.
February 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 , 21, 22 and 23: Welcome to the biggest, craziest and most awesome inflatable theme park ever to exist! Big Bounce America is inviting you to join them and spend some quality time with family and friends in their magical, candy-colored wonderland.
Check out Slime Glow Night, and the Magical Drop-in Day with Elsa and Anna, in February; Royal Ball and a Magical Evening with Maleficent and Mal, in March.
STEAM-ville is coming to Pretend City! Children will have the unique opportunity to learn, discover and play through hands-on interactive experiments centered around STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
Join Pretend City for a month of new cultural celebrations, educational programming, and engaging art activities. February brings celebrations in honor of Black History Month, Asian Culture, Valentine's Day, President's Day and more. Plus, monthly infants-exclusive events, free health screenings, and family autism night. Join in on the fun!