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Experience the enchanted season of Christmas at Roger’s Gardens. Escape to an enchanted forest filled with sparkling toadstools, as the scent of pine lingers in the air...
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.
Active, Retired and Veteran U.S. Military Personnel receive free admission to Knott's Berry Farm for themselves and one guest from November 3 - 21 and December 2 - 19.
Celebrate the season, weekends at Irvine Spectrum Center, with live holiday entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays, November 1 - December 28.
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.
A free, 15-minute, hands-on escape room experience for kids (ages 6-12). Assemble a team of 4 kids, choose your SQUAD, pick your time slot and plan your escape!
Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing is a place to bring the family and be inspired to create. There will be tables with drawing materials for all members of the family of any artistic level to participate.
Join the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for a free Youth Fishing Derby. "Loaner" fishing poles and tackle to catch fish will be provided to youth ages 15 years old and under.
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.
The community is invited to celebrate the grand opening of the expanded kids play area. No RSVP is required for this free public event, which will include kid-friendly activities and refreshments.
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.
Get a feel for camps offered by the New York Film Academy for kids (10-13) and teens (14-17). Camps include filmmaking, acting for film, musical theatre, photography, screenwriting, 3D animation, and music videos.
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.
Newport Beach Public Library invites the community to enhance their technological literacy at the third annual Digital Saturday.
Kids (ages 3+) make fun crafts.
Hosted by Santa and his reindeer, this holiday event features a live reindeer meet-and-greet, roaming Christmas carolers, a photo booth, crafts, face-painting, balloon animals and tree lighting.
Join a food drive and help pack more than 1200 boxes for local families in need. Plus, check out the hot rod show and enter a special giveaway.
Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.
Join Pacific Oaks Children's School for their annual fall festival and a marketplace of locally designed goods. Enjoy food, music, arts, and crafts.
Fun family shopping with over 250 vendors displaying their handmade goods, plus kids' arts and crafts, food trucks and music. Pet-friendly event!
Dana Wharf Sportfishing invites all children to come to our dock side fishing clinic and learn hands on techniques on fishing from the experts.
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!)
Take the family outdoors and learn how animals and plants prepare for and survive winter months.
Enjoy a spectacular tree lighting, family-friendly games, crafts, activities, entertainment and giveaways. Plus, you can visit and take a picture with Wild Wing and the Power Players.
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.
Kids (3-8) are welcome to join in on an afternoon of fall fun crafts at the library.
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.
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
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.
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.
Join the Space Center as they set up next to a taco truck and do science!
Guests can touch and learn about sharks, purchase drinks and snacks, and enjoy live music during select Shark Lagoon Nights.
Enjoy ocean-related walking activities and an informative slide show presentation at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
Calling all young engineers and architects! What can you make with paper, tape, and lots of boxes? Everything! Join the Newport Library as they turn the Friends' Room into a cardboard city, limited only by your imagination.
You're invited to witness Santa's official arrival in Surf City USA! Straight from the North Pole, Santa and his two elves will appear in the sky and land on the beach in front of Pacific City! Plus holiday songs, Santa hats, jingle bell, candy canes and so much more!
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.
Watch the annual tree lighting with holiday activities including live music, sledding, and a visit from the big guy himself- Santa!
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.
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.
Kids Club is all about fun, exploring, and learning through crafts, story time, and fun performances planned throughout the year.
Come join Pacific City and enjoy holiday classics! These movie nights are free and fun for the whole family. Bring the family, friends, chairs, blankets and get cozy. Click here to see a list of movie titles.
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.
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.
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater celebrates their new Theater at 4949 York Blvd. in Highland Park! Join puppeteers, fans, community members, supporters, and puppets for an all-day extravaganza.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.