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November 2019

Write a letter to Santa in Westminster

Children are invited to write a letter to Santa, and receive a personally answered response!  Each year, more than 500 letters are received and answered. 

Dates:
Thursday, November 14
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Cost:
Free

Santa’s Arrival Celebration in Santa Ana

Join Main Place Mall as they welcome the arrival of Santa Claus to his new "A Christmas Story" home. Meet Santa and his favorite elves, enjoy face painting and balloon twisting, sip hot cocoa and listen to a DJ play festive holiday music. Plus, exciting giveaways.

Dates:
Friday, November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Main Place Mall, 2800 N Main St.
Santa Ana,
Cost:
Free

Seal Beach Cleanups

Save Our Beach conducts a monthly beach cleanup on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. rain or shine at the beach parking lot at the end of 1st Street, Seal Beach.

Dates:
Saturday, November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Location:
1st Street, Seal Beach, 15 1st St.
Seal Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Justin Rudd’s 30-Minute Beach Cleanup in Belmont Shore

Groups and individuals of all ages are invited to participate and support this monthly environmental clean-up effort. The 30-Minute Beach Cleanups are held rain or shine. Organizers provide free giveaways, trash bags, gloves, refreshments, and volunteer service verification forms.

Dates:
Saturday, November 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Location:
Justin Rudd’s 30-Minute Beach Cleanup, 1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90803
Cost:
Free

Santa’s Arrival Parade at Westminster Mall

Join the the Westminster Mall to welcome Santa Clause as he arrives in style with some of his favorite holiday friends. Join carolers in parade and have your photo taken with the big guy! Plus free holiday crafts. The first 100 children in line will get a special goodie bag.

Dates:
Saturday, November 16 @ 10:00 am
Location:
Westminster Mall, 1025 Westminster Mall
Westminster,

Patchwork Show in Long Beach

Fun family shopping with over 250 vendors displaying their handmade goods, plus kids' arts and crafts, food trucks and music. Pet-friendly event!

Dates:
Sunday, November 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way
Long Beach, CA 90814 United States
Cost:
Free admission.

Andell Family Sundays – Animals of the Supernatural at LACMA

Join Los Angeles Museum of Art for Andell Family Sundays. This weekly free event features artist-led workshops where you can make your own mythical and supernatural animal-inspired creations! Learn about dragons, enchanted house cats, and tengu (hint—they are part crow and excellent at martial arts!)

Dates:
Sunday, November 17 @ 12:30 pm
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Location:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90036
Cost:
Free

Christmas at the Grove in Los Angeles

The Grove invites you to their 18th Annual Tree Lighting celebration to officially kick off the holiday season. Delight in the season’s first snowfall, a fireworks spectacular, and Santa’s grand arrival.

Dates:
Sunday, November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:
The Grove, 189 THE GROVE DRIVE
Los Angeles,
Cost:
Free

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

It's Orange County's largest weekly street fair and farmers' market! Shops spread out with sidewalk sales, the streets fill with unique vendors, and the farmers set up with fresh, seasonal produce and flowers.

Dates:
Tuesday, November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Huntington Beach Pier, 325 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, 92648
Cost:
Free

Free Car Seat Class in Orange County

Join the Auto Club for a free class on the proper use of car seats, including how to select the right seat for your child and tips on car seat installation. Registration required

Dates:
Thursday, November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Holiday Kickoff in Long Beach

Kickoff the holiday season with festive entertainment in the Main Plaza at The Pike Outlets. There will be live entertainment, a tree lighting ceremony, cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar, and Santa's grand arrival.

Dates:
Thursday, November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:
The Pike Outlets and Green, 95 S Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost:
Free

Holiday Tree Lighting and Cocoa Concert at Union Station

Union Station will become a hub for the holidays as it summons the sights and sounds of the season with the Annual Tree Lighting under the stars and snow on the station’s south patio, accompanied by performances from the Grand Arts Chamber Singers, The Beverly Belles and the Toy Soldiers Drumline.

Dates:
Thursday, November 21 @ 6:30 pm
Location:
Union Station, 800 N Alameda St.
Los Angeles,

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

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

Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena

The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade celebrates 42 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena. Americas favorite other parade, known for its colorful, satirical spoof on the New Years Day Rose Parade.

Dates:
Sunday, November 24 @ 11:00 am

Family Flicks at the Hammer in Los Angeles

Join Family Flicks at the Hammer in Los Angeles for a screening of That Darn Cat! The Randall sisters and their irrepressible and always-hungry Siamese cat become entangled in an unsolved robbery and kidnapping.

Dates:
Sunday, November 24 @ 11:00 am
Location:
The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Cost:
Free

Bella Terra Kids Club

Kids Club is all about fun, exploring, and learning through crafts, story time, and fun performances planned throughout the year.

Dates:
Monday, November 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Location:
Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Cost:
Free

Lil’ Dickens Carolers in Corona Del Mar

Enjoy shopping this holiday season by listening to a quartet of Strolling Christmas Carolers as they perform throughout Roger’s Gardens and the Farmhouse. Their repertoire includes your favorite standards and Sacred Christmas Carols combined with the holiday songs you have grown to love.

Dates:
Friday, November 29
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Location:
Rogers Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Corona Del Mar,
Cost:
Free

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

Green Friday at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

“Green Friday" offers free garden admission to all. Visit the Baby Plant Portrait exhibit that captures adorable baby California native plants as well as some that only a mother could love in twelve heart-rendering portraits. The Grow Native Nursery will also be having a one day sale.

Dates:
Friday, November 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave.
Claremont, 91711
Cost:
Free

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

Winter Village Festival in Sierra Madre

Start your holiday shopping in the quaint village of Sierra Madre, with arts and crafts, music, snow sledding, horse-drawn carriage rides, a visit from Santa and Christmas tree lighting.

Dates:
Saturday, November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free admission.

Lighting of the Bay at Newport Dunes

Families will enjoy live chorale and concert performances, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and train rides. Santa Claus will take center stage at dusk as he arrives by stand-up paddle board and flips the magic switch to illuminate the bay with more than 50 electric Christmas trees and holiday decorations.

Dates:
Saturday, November 30 @ 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Cost:
Free
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