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November 2022

Christmas Nights at 123 Farm in Cherry Valley

NOVEMBER 4 - JANUARY 8: From acres of lavender, to century-old olive grove and towering oaks, the farm turns into a festive event with over one million lights. Enjoy food and drink, horse-drawn carriage tours, s'mores pits, and Santa.

Dates:
Friday, November 4, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn, 10600 Highland Springs Ave.
Cherry Valley, CA 92223

Big Bear Snow Play

Through April: Big Bear Snow Play has the longest tubing runs in Southern California! Open daily, 10 am to 4 pm. Night tubing is available Fridays, Saturdays and holiday periods from 5 pm to 9pm.

Dates:
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - Sunday, April 9, 2023
Location:
Big Bear Snow Play, 42825 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake,

SkyPark at Santa’s Village in Skyforest

SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER 17 - JANUARY 8: Meet Santa, visit Santa's Workshop & Post Office, decorate cookies, see characters of the Northwoods, live entertainment, wander through the immersive Fantasy Forest of Lights, and go ice skating! Enjoy Santa's Village, along with Breakfast with Santa, Tea with Mrs. Claus, Ice Skating at Silver Bells Arena, photo ops, Northwoods Express Train Ride, entertainment, Santa's Workshop and Mailbox, and lots more!

Dates:
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
Skypark at Santa’s Villiage, 28950 California 18
Skyforest, CA 92385 United States

Knott’s Merry Farm in Buena Park

NOVEMBER 18 - JANUARY 8: Enjoy the musical Christmas show Home for the Holidays, Christmas Crafts Village, magical Snow and Glow experience, Santa's Christmas Cabin, nightly Christmas tree lighting, and light show throughout Camp Snoopy.

Dates:
Friday, November 18, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620

Winter Frolic at Kidspace Children’s Museum

NOVEMBER 18 - JANUARY 8: Kidspace transforms into a land of wonder and delight. Grab your favorite socks and head out to their Sock Skating Rink, go ice fishing, toss super-soft snowballs, build a sculpture with ice blocks, dress up a life-size No-Melt Snowman, and strike a snowy pose.

Dates:
Friday, November 18, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Holidays at Legoland in San Diego

NOVEMBER 19 - JANUARY 8: Your favorite holiday characters Santa, the Toy Soldier and Gingerbread Man are back and ready for socially distanced meet-and-greets. Head over to Fun Town where there’s a 30-foot, fully decorated LEGO® Christmas tree with over 400 LEGO ornaments.

Dates:
Saturday, November 19, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
LEGOLAND, 1 Legoland Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost:

Holidayz at the Park – OC Great Park in Irvine

NOVEMBER 19 - JANUARY 1: ‘Tis the season for family fun and holiday cheer at the Orange County Great Park. Enjoy Holidayz at the Park, when the park will be transformed into a winterscape featuring holiday-themed events, displays, and lights.

Dates:
Saturday, November 19, 2022 - Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location:
Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, 92618
Cost:
Free

Holiday Road at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas

NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 30: Enjoy the signs of an immersive walking trail to see larger than life holiday displays, thousands of lights, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Elves, countless candy canes and all of your favorite holiday cheer! Open NYE!

Dates:
Friday, November 25 - Friday, December 30
Location:
King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy.
Calabasas, 91302

Hikari – A Festival of Lights at Tanaka Farms in Irvine

NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 30: Go on a cozy wagon ride around the festively lit farm that will take you to the Land of a Thousand Lanterns. Walk and wander through light displays with photo ops throughout. After the wagon ride, make your down to the Gingerbread Forest for live music, barnyard animals, arts and crafts, and meet Santa!

Dates:
Friday, November 25 - Friday, December 30
Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612
Cost:
$10 – $25

Christmas on the Farm at Underwood Family Farms

NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 24: Admission includes farm animals, holiday photo ops, tractor-drawn wagon rides, slides, pick-your-own fields (pickings additional fee), letters for Santa, animal shows (weekends only), reindeer (Dec 10-11 & 17-18), and visits with Santa (weekends through Dec 18).

Dates:
Friday, November 25, 2022 - Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Location:
Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, 3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, 93021
Cost:
$10 – $14

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags

NOVEMBER 25 - JANUARY 1: The park is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of colorful lights, live entertainment, sleigh rides, and visits with Santa.

Dates:
Friday, November 25, 2022 - Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location:
Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia,

Holiday Light Festival Train Ride in Griffith Park

NOVEMBER 25, 2022 — JANUARY 6, 2023: Enjoy an evening train ride around the festively decorated, one-mile track in Griffith Park. The one-mile track at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad is transformed into a magical train ride of delightful and festive scenes with thousands of lights. 

Dates:
Sunday, November 27
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Location:
Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$5

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC & LA

NOVEMBER 19 - JANUARY 1, 2023: Check out hundreds of creative gingerbread entries and all new holiday fun! Walk through the gingerbread village, meet and snap a photo with Santa, decorate a holiday cookie, participate in winter workshops, and more. Science of Gingerbread is happening at both Discovery Cube OC and LA.

Dates:
Sunday, November 27
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Location:
Discovery Cube – Orange County, 2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Pershing Square Holiday Ice Skating Rink

DAILY, NOVEMBER 23 - January 1: An enchanting holiday activity, ice skating in downtown LA guarantees to delight everyone, from first-time gliders to experienced skaters. Come visit for merrymaking, outdoor fun and guaranteed smiles.

Dates:
Sunday, November 27
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Location:
Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA

Wild Holidays at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER 25 - JANUARY 1, 2023: See the Safari Park in a whole new light! Take a holiday expedition of light and travel through places that glow and twinkle with holiday cheer. Holiday tunes set the mood, and seasonal food treats tempt you throughout your journey.

Dates:
Sunday, November 27
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Location:
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido,

Winter Fest OC at OC Fair and Event Center

SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER 25 - JANUARY 1: Winter Fest OC transforms the OC Fair and Event Center into a winter wonderland with oversized holiday decor, more than a million lights, and endless opportunities for memory-making. Activities include North Pole Journey, ice skating under the stars, 150-foot-long ice tubing slide, snowboard simulator, carnival thrills, food and drinks, holiday market, photo ops., and so much more!

Dates:
Sunday, November 27
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Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

L.A. Zoo Lights at Los Angeles Zoo

NOVEMBER 18 – JANUARY 22, 2023: Explore an immersive landscape filled with spectacular lantern sculptures of animals among blooming flowers, towering trees, and more for, a wildlife-centered experience that’s as inspiring as it is breathtaking.

Dates:
Sunday, November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$12 – $22

Illuminate Silverlakes in Norco

NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 30: Stroll through the Christmas Holiday Marketplace, journey through the Illumination Trail, visit oversized presents and toys in Toyland, explore the Electric Forest, take a photo in the sleigh at Santa's Reindeer Grove, and meet Santa himself.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 30 - Friday, December 30
Location:
SilverLakes Sports Complex, 5555 Hamner Ave.
Norco, CA 92860 United States

December 2022

Capistrano Lights – Mission San Juan Capistrano

DECEMBER 3-30: Enjoy performances by Dickens-era Carolers and take selfies with Santa. Visit the Serra Chapel open after hours, California’s most historic chapel. Enjoy the Mission in lights, community Christmas trees around the grounds, extended holiday shopping hours in the Mission Store and more. Kids craft vendor and sweet treat vendor will be available on select days as well as surprise performances.

Dates:
Saturday, December 3 - Friday, December 30
Location:
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Newport Beach Holiday Lights Cruise

DECEMBER 2-31: Experience Newport Harbor in full holiday décor aboard one of our decorated vessels on a 75 minute holiday lights cruise. View multi million dollar estates and vessels all decked out with thousands of lights.

Dates:
Saturday, December 3, 2022 - Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Location:
Newport Landing, 309 Palm St.
Newport Beach, CA 92661

Santa Ana Winter Village

DECEMBER 8 - JANUARY 8: Enjoy a world-class outdoor ice-skating rink and live entertainment, shopping, local food trucks and more. Ride a festive trackless train, read a story with Mrs. Claus, or simply enjoy a warm holiday treat under the magical lights of this holiday wonderland.

Dates:
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
Santa Ana Civic Center Plaza, 717 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92701 United States

Astra Lumina at South Coast Botanic Garden

DECEMBER 8 - JANUARY 15: Astra Lumina is an immersive night walk experience that uses light, scenography, original soundscape and projection to spark emotion and plunge visitors into an imaginative world.

Dates:
Thursday, December 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, January 15, 2023 @ 10:00 pm
Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,

Jungle Bells at San Diego Zoo

DECEMBER 9 - JANUARY 1: This annual holiday event will treat guests through a wonderland of twinkling lights, live entertainment, festive music, and views of wildlife. Don't miss Aurora, an immersive presentation with 3D projection mapping, music, and lights.

Dates:
Friday, December 9, 2022 - Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location:
San Diego Zoo, 920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, 92101

Winter Lights at Discovery Cube OC

DECEMBER 16 - JANUARY 8: An all-new holiday musical spectacular comes to Discovery Cube Orange County. Through a bit of magic and holiday spirit, Lumina realizes the importance of the scientific process, accepting failure, leading from her heart, and the support of community and family. Will her experiment work?

Dates:
Friday, December 16, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
Discovery Cube – Orange County, 2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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