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Harry Potter World Brings the Christmas Magic

Let’s face it, theme-park tickets don’t come cheap in these parts. Even the most frugal outing can cost several hundred dollars for a family of three or four, so you want to make those visits count. The winter holidays offer the best return on that investment, and the debut of “Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter” makes that especially true at Universal Studios Hollywood this year. It’s a...

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holiday events in LA

Brighten Up Your Holiday Season with Light Shows

Lovers of holiday light shows can find electrifying experiences at the L.A. Zoo and Descanso Gardens this season.   Illuminating L.A. nights from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 17-22 and Nov. 24-Jan. 7 (closed Dec. 24-25) will be L.A. Zoo Lights (5333 Zoo Dr., L.A.; www.lazoolights.org). Since its 2014 debut, this light display has earned nationwide attention and is listed as one of the “Best Zoo Lights 2016” in the USA Today's Readers'...

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holiday dessert recipes

5 Tips for Happy Holiday Cooking with 3 Sweet Recipes from L.A. Chefs

Hooray for the holidays – lights, music, love, joy and a chance to spoil family and friends with delicious homemade food from your cozy kitchen.   What? Holiday cooking isn’t your absolute favorite thing to do? You avoid the kitchen most of the year, and get stressed out by the pressure to produce a festive meal?   Relax, take a deep breath and a different approach this year with these tips from...

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winter camps in Los Angeles

Winter Camps in Los Angeles with Parent Perks

As parents, we instinctually ask, “What’s the best choice for my child?” when making almost any decision, and that is a natural place to start when choosing a winter camp for your kids. But in a city like Los Angeles, with its wealth of premium resources, isn’t there also space to consider, “What’s the best choice for me, the parent?” After all, it’s your winter holiday, too!  Below is a...

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Best Places to See Fall Colors in L.A.

These fun spots to check out fall foliage in the L.A. offer a great way to spend the afternoon with the family. Enjoy the cooler air and sip some cider as you experience all the season has to offer.

Best Cafés For After-School Snacks

Help your kids unwind after a long day at school at one of these cute spots perfect for an after-school treat. Some offer play areas or indoor playgrounds.

Best Places for Apple Picking

Skip the grocery store and see what these fun U-Pick farms have to offer. Little ones will love exploring these fun farms and filling their bags to the brim with apples they picked themselves.

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