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November 2022

Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot

NOVEMBER 24: The 8th Annual Palisades Funding Turkey Trot is here once again, after a two year hiatus! The holiday 5K & 10K, plus Pali Kids Runs will be held at Palisades Charter High School.

Dates:
Thursday, November 24 @ 8:00 am
Location:
Pacific Palisades High School, 15777 Bowdoin Street
Pacific Palisades,
Cost:
$25 – $40

Lil’ Chef School November Events & Camps

NOVEMBER 11, 18, 21-23 AND 25: Veterans Day Mini Camp, Thanksgiving Baking Camp, Black Friday Mini Camp, Parents Night Out & more. Lil’ Chefs will be making holiday goodies, while learning basic cooking skills, working together as a team to complete delicious recipes. All Lil’ Chefs will taste everything they make.

Dates:
Friday, November 25
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Location:
Lil’ Chef School, 15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, 92618

Family Matinees at The Academy Museum

OCTOBER 8 - NOVEMBER 26: On select days, the Academy Museum screens films for families of all ages. Oct 8: Kubo and the Two Strings • Oct 22: Box Trolls • Oct 29: ParaNorman • Oct 30: Coraline & ParaNorman • Nov 5: Coco • Nov 12: James and the Giant Beach • Nov 26: The NeverEnding Story

Dates:
Saturday, November 26
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Location:
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, 6067 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Cost:
$5

Family-Friendly Magic Show with Naathan Phan in Santa Ana

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27: Naathan is a regular performer at the World Famous Magic Castle and is a multi-talented award-winning entertainer who has headlined stages across the globe, appearing in movies and TV shows. Magic is just the start, he sings, tells jokes, and has in his repertoire a long list of vocal impersonations.

Dates:
Sunday, November 27 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Ebell Club of Santa Ana, 718 Mortimer St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Cost:
$30

Hollywood Christmas Parade – 90th Year!

NOVEMBER 27: The 90th annual parade will feature Hollywood celebrities and movie cars, award-wining bands from around the country, dazzling equestrians, larger-than-life character balloons, colorful floats and humorous specialty acts. The parade culminates with the appearance of the Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus and his reindeer, ushering in the holiday season!

Dates:
Sunday, November 27 @ 6:00 pm
Location:
Hollywood, Hollywood Blvd at Orange Dr.
Hollywood, CA United States

The Circus Vargas Express in Lakewood

NOVEMBER 11-28: Don’t miss the final location of Circus Vargas’ 2022 production, The Circus Vargas Express, in Lakewood at Lakewood Center. The Circus Vargas Express delivers the ultimate entertainment experience! An amazing adventure guaranteed to thrill and enchant you with moment after fun-filled moment of world-class performers, aerialists, acrobats and comedic characters … all under the big top!!

Dates:
Monday, November 28
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Location:
Circus Vargas – Lakewood, 500 Lakewood Center Mall
Lakewood, CA

December 2022

Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker in Redondo Beach

DECEMBER 1-4: Following the idea of the original, it’s Christmas Eve and the Johnsons are having a grand party. The Christmas gifts are shared and young Kara receives a Nutcracker filled with hot chocolate her favorite. She falls asleep and the journey begins when the Nutcracker comes alive!

Dates:
Thursday, December 1 - Sunday, December 4
Location:
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Redondo Beach,

Princess Tea Party & Fashion Show in Santa Ana

DECEMBER 3-4, 2022 Enjoy raspberry tea or pink lemonade and cookies. Visit with princesses from your favorite stories and come dressed in your best. Each little princess or prince will receive a mini makeover including hair and nails, and will walk the runway with their favorite princess $20 per child, $10 per adult  

Dates:
Saturday, December 3 - Sunday, December 4
Location:
Ebell Club of Santa Ana, 718 Mortimer St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Cost:
$10 – $20

Holiday on Main Street in Yorba Linda

DECEMBER 2: Gather on Main Street to celebrate the holidays! Enjoy kids crafts, local talent show and entertainment, artisan shopping, pictures with Santa, a holiday drinks lounge, live music and more! Free to attend, open to the public.

Dates:
Saturday, December 3
Location:
Yorba Linda Main Street, Main Street
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 United States
Cost:
Free

Holidayfest at South Lake Avenue

DECEMBER 3: Enjoy live music, holidays activities, in-store promotions, raffles, free photos with Santa and holiday character, snow globe making stations, cookie and ornament decoration, and more.

Dates:
Saturday, December 3
Location:
South Lake Avenue, 345 S. Lake Avenue
Pasadena,
Cost:
Free

City of Los Alamitos Winter Wonderland

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3: Free snow play, musical entertainment, snow sledding, Santa's Village, tree lighting, inflatables, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, sensory-calming area, and vendors. This event had over 7,000 event goers last year.

Dates:
Saturday, December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
St. Isidore Historical Plaza, 10961 Reagan St.
Los Alamitos, 90720
Cost:
Free

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, December 4
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Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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, December 4
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Location:
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido,

Weekend Family Crafting at reDiscover Center in Los Angeles

SATURDAY & SUNDAYS, NOW - DECEMBER 31, 2022: Have a blast making art from upcycled materials. Your table is stocked with curated recycled materials and "rediscovered" offcuts and scraps from local manufacturers, along with freshly sanitized crafting tools and kid-friendly fasteners. 

Dates:
Sunday, December 4
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Location:
reDiscover Center, 12958 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066 United States
Cost:
$40

An American Christmas Story with Santa at the Reagan Library

NOVEMBER 11, 2022 - JANUARY 8, 2023: In this brand-new, never-before-seen 5,000 square foot Christmas exhibit, come and explore some of the fascinating  holiday  traditions  and the unique expressions of the holidays  from  all  50  states  and  all of the American territories.Immerse yourself in the exhibit’s festive forest of decorated trees and learn just how many different ways Americans enjoy the holiday season. As a special treat, come take your photo with Santa as well!

Dates:
Sunday, December 4
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Location:
Ronald Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley,

KUSC presents Classical California Kids Discovery Day at the Bowers

DECEMBER 4: Kids and their families will experience the joys of live classical music and a wide array of hands-on musical activities. They’ll visit an instrument petting zoo, try out the mic at the “Be a Classical DJ” booth, make musical puppets, and even explore how a violin is made.

Dates:
Sunday, December 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States

Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach

WEEKENDS, NOVEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 18, PLUS BLACK FRIDAY and FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16: Holiday art festival that offers a festive, handcrafted shopping experience in an enchanting winter wonderland with thousands of lights and decorations, handcrafted gifts by 165 artists, three stages of live music, community performances, carolers, puppeteers, art classes, and daily visits with Santa Claus.

Dates:
Sunday, December 4 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Location:
Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Westerly School of Long Beach Community Tour

DECEMBER 6, JANUARY 12 & 28, FEBRUARY 16: Community Tour Days are opportunities for visitors to tour the Westerly campus and experience learning studios during the school day. The visits also include a brief presentation on Westerly's history, curriculum, and culture.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 6
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Location:
Westerly School, 2950 East 29th Street
Long Beach, CA 90806

Cool Yule Celebrations at Pacific City in Huntington Beach

NOVEMBER 25, DECEMBER 6, 17, 20 & 22 Take photos with Santa on the Ocean Deck and selfies in front of a retro-themed backdrop. Throughout the event, enjoy holiday-themed kids crafts, face painting, hot cocoa station, performances, and children's book author, Kim Ann, will hold a book reading and sign copies of her books.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Location:
Pacific City, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

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:
Wednesday, December 7
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Location:
Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA

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:
Wednesday, December 7
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Location:
Discovery Cube – Orange County, 2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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:
Wednesday, December 7
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Location:
Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$5

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:
Wednesday, December 7 @ 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
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