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January 2020

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:
Monday, January 6
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Location:
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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:
Monday, January 6
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Location:
The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside,
Cost:
Free

Jurassic Quest with Ancient Oceans at Del Mar Fairgrounds

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.

Dates:
Friday, January 10 - Sunday, January 12
Location:
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, 92014
Cost:
$24 – $36

Family Overnight at Aquarium of the Pacific

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.

Dates:
Friday, January 10
Location:
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
Cost:
$90

LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live

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!

Dates:
Sunday, January 12
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Location:
LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States

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

Pageant of the Masters Open Casting Call for All Ages

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.

Dates:
Sunday, January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Location:
Irvine Bowl Park, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, 92651

Behind the Scenes at Southern California Railway Museum

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!

Dates:
Saturday, January 18 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, January 19 @ 5:00 pm
Location:
Southern California Railway Museum, 2201 South A Str.
Perris, CA 92570
Cost:
Free – $12

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.

Dates:
Sunday, January 19
Location:
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
Cost:
$12

Disney’s Tarzan the Musical in Huntington Beach

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!

Dates:
Sunday, January 19
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Location:
Huntington Beach High School Historic Theater, 1905 Main St.
Huntington Beach, 92648
Cost:
$15 – $20

Valley Christian Schools – Admissions Open House Events & Tours

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…

Dates:
Friday, January 24
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Location:
Valley Christian Schools, 17700 Dumont Ave.
Cerritos,
Cost:
Free

20/20 Winter Enrollment Night at My Gym

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!

Dates:
Friday, January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
My Gym Long Beach, 3287 Industry Dr.
Signal Hill, CA 90755

January at Pretend City – 2020 is Here

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!

Dates:
Tuesday, January 28
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Location:
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
Cost:
Free – $14

February 2020

An Evening with Broadway Star Krysta Rodriguez, Benefitting Orange County Children’s Theatre

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.

Dates:
Saturday, February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location:
Seacliff Country Club, 6501 Palm Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA
Cost:
$125

Join the Cast of Disney’s Frozen Jr.

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.

Dates:
Saturday, February 8
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Intro to Robotics for Kids at Columbia Memorial Space Center

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.

Dates:
Saturday, February 8
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Location:
Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242
Cost:
$21

Whale Fest in La Jolla

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.

Dates:
Saturday, February 8 @ 11:00 am - Sunday, February 16 @ 3:00 pm
Location:
Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost:
$16 – $19

Parent’s Night Out at Code Ninjas

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.

Dates:
Friday, February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Location:
Code Ninjas Los Alamitos, 4290 Katella
Los Alamitos,
Cost:
$55

Harlem Globetrotters in Southern California

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.

Dates:
Friday, February 14 @ 7:00 pm
Cost:
$28 – $133

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, February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242
Cost:
$2

Help Rescued Seals and Sea Lions at 10,000th Day Open House & Donation Drive

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!

Dates:
Sunday, February 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles, 3601 South Gaffey Street, #8
San Pedro, CA 90731
Cost:
Donations Welcome

The Diary of Anne Frank at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

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.

Dates:
Thursday, February 20 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
Cost:
$15 – $65

Glow-in-the-Dark Donut Run, Rucking, and More at Los Alamitos Race on the Base

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.

Dates:
Friday, February 21 - Saturday, February 22
Location:
Joint Forces Training Base, 11206 Lexington Drive
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Cost:
$25 – $140

Shark Lagoon Night at Aquarium of the Pacific

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.

Dates:
Friday, February 21 @ 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

Kids’ Chocolate-Making Workshop in Long Beach

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.

Dates:
Saturday, February 22
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Location:
Romeo Chocolates, 460 Pine Ave.
Long Beach, 90802
Cost:
$39

Camp Congress for Teen Girls in Los Angeles

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.

Dates:
Saturday, February 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$94 – $140

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: A Musical Adaptation in Costa Mesa

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.

Dates:
Sunday, February 23
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Location:
South Coast Repertory Theater, 655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa,

A Wrinkle in Time in Anaheim

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.).

Dates:
Sunday, February 23
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Location:
Chance Theater, 5522 E La Palma Ave.
Anaheim,
Cost:
$24

Monster Jam in Anaheim

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. 

Dates:
Sunday, February 23
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Location:
Angel Stadium, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA
Cost:
$26 – $70

The Big Bounce America Bounce House Event in Silverado

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.

Dates:
Sunday, February 23
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Location:
Oak Canyon Park, 5305 Santiago Canyon Drive
Silverado, 92676
Cost:
$17 – $37

STEAM-ville at Pretend City

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.

Dates:
Sunday, February 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Pretend City Celebrates Black History Month, STEAM-ville, Valentine’s Day and more!

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!

Dates:
Thursday, February 27
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Location:
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
Cost:
$14
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