Events - Dec 5, 2017

Below you will find the most comprehensive list of upcoming events, family activities, and things to do in L.A. with kids.  Browse through all of the events, or use the convenient search tool below to find the specific types of events you are looking for.

The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers Exhibit

The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 28-Jan. 17, 2018. Dan Gurney is one of the iconic names of auto racing for his success as a driver, designer...

01/28/2017 - 01/17/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum

Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum

Catalina Island Museum, Catalina Island, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 26-Dec. 11 (closed Thanksgiving Day). An internationally acclaimed artist, Dale Chihuly creates unique sculptural pieces that are known for their unusual...

03/26/2017 - 12/11/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Body Worlds: Pulse Exhibit

Body Worlds: Pulse Exhibit

California Science Center, Los Angeles, California

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20-Feb. 20. This exhibit examines human anatomy, physiology and health through real human plastinates. This new generation of plastinates show, on...

05/20/2017 - 02/20/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing Exhibit

FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing Exhibit

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California

9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26-March 31. Hop on over to the Aquarium to see a wild array of frogs and their fellow amphibians. Interactive exhibits, educational...

05/26/2017 - 03/31/2018: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Titanic: The Exhibition

Titanic: The Exhibition

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley , CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Jan. 7 (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). The Reagan Library and Museum will premiere this exhibit that will display...

05/27/2017 - 01/07/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition

Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition

Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. through July 31, 2018. One great ship is saluting another in this exhibit. On display at the Queen Mary is nearly 100...

06/01/2017 - 07/31/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración Exhibit

The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 1-June 3. The lowrider car is an icon symbol of both Chicano and Southern California culture. This exhibit examines the lowrider...

07/01/2017 - 06/03/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit!

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit!

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Sylmar, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23-Jan. 15. Young doctors-in-training can practice their "medical training" in this exhibit, which is the first one that Disney Junior has...

09/23/2017 - 01/15/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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ICE At Santa Monica

ICE At Santa Monica

ICE At Santa Monica Rink, Santa Monica, CA

2-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 2 p.m.-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. Nov. 1-Jan. 15. The corner of Fifth St. and Arizona Ave. will...

11/01/2017 - 01/15/2018: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Thousand Oaks Holiday Ice Rink

Thousand Oaks Holiday Ice Rink

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA

noon-9 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., noon-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Nov. 9-Jan. 28. The lake at the Lakes won't be totally...

11/09/2017 - 01/28/2018: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resorts, Anaheim, CA

Hours vary, Nov. 10-Jan. 7. "The Happiest Place on Earth" will be jolly with holiday merriment at both Disneyland and California Adventure. Disneyland will add...

11/10/2017 - 01/07/2018: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Los Cerritos Center's Santa HQ

Los Cerritos Center's Santa HQ

Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos, CA

Various times Nov. 10-Dec. 24 (closed Thanksgiving). Stop by Santa's headquarters and get your picture taken with Mr. Claus. Try out the Elf-Ray Vision and...

11/10/2017 - 12/24/2017: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Santa At The Lakewood Mall

Santa At The Lakewood Mall

Lakewood Mall, Lakewood, CA

Various times Nov. 10-Dec. 24 (closed Thanksgiving). Your kids can get their photo with Santa and, on Mon. nights Nov. 13-Dec. 11, your cats and...

11/10/2017 - 12/24/2017: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Santa at the Oaks

Santa at the Oaks

The Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA

Various times Nov. 10-Dec. 24 (closed Thanksgiving). Youngsters can come meet, and get their photo taken with, Santa Claus. On Dec. 8, they can even...

11/10/2017 - 12/24/2017: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Santa Photo Experience at The Shops at Montebello

Santa Photo Experience at The Shops at Montebello

The Shops at Montebello, Montebello, CA

Times vary, Nov. 10-Dec. 24 (closed 11/23). Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit...

11/10/2017 - 12/24/2017: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Photos With Santa

Photos With Santa

Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance, CA

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 11, 17-18, 24-25, 27-30, Dec. 4-7; noon-6 p.m. Nov. 12, 19, 26; Dec. 3; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 13-16, 20-22; 10...

11/11/2017 - 12/24/2017: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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L.A. Kings Holiday Ice Westfield Topanga

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice Westfield Topanga

Westfield Topanga, Canoga Park, CA

5-8 p.m., 8:30-11 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 14-Dec. 15; 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 16-Jan. 21. Outdoor ice skating returns to...

11/14/2017 - 01/21/2018: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

Pershing Square, L.A., CA

Times vary, Nov. 16-Jan. 15. For its 20th year, Pershing Square's Holiday Ice Rink has a new name, but the same wintry fun. At 7,200...

11/16/2017 - 01/15/2018: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Knott's Merry Farm

Knott's Merry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA

Times vary. Nov. 17-Jan. 7 (closed Dec. 25). The Berry Farm gets “Merry” during the holiday season. Adorned with festive decorations, the park will present...

11/17/2017 - 01/07/2018: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Reindeer Romp Holiday Celebration

Reindeer Romp Holiday Celebration

L.A. Zoo, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 17-Dec. 24. Where is the only place to see reindeers in Los Angeles? At the L.A. Zoo's Reindeer Romp, of course!...

11/17/2017 - 12/24/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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L.A. Zoo Lights

L.A. Zoo Lights

L.A. Zoo, L.A., CA

6-10 p.m. Nov. 17-Dec. 23 (closed Nov. 23). The L.A. Zoo Lights, which was honored as one of the “Best Zoo Lights 2016” by USA...

11/17/2017 - 12/23/2017: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld, San Diego, CA

Times vary. Nov. 19 through Jan. 1. Oh, what a wondrous time you can have visiting SeaWorld during the holiday season. You can make a...

11/18/2017 - 01/06/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at the Pike

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at the Pike

The Pike Outlets, Long Beach, CA

5-8 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 18-Dec. 18; 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 19-Jan. 8. The Pike Outlets in Long...

11/18/2017 - 01/08/2018: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Tattoo: An Exhibition

Tattoo: An Exhibition

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1) Nov. 19-April 15. Did you that the history of tattoos goes back some 5,000 years?...

11/19/2017 - 04/15/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Enchanted: Forest of Light 

Enchanted: Forest of Light 

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

5-10 p.m. Nov. 19-Jan. 7 (closed Dec. 25). Descanso Gardens will look even more magical during the evenings this winter. This year's incarnation of Enchanted...

11/19/2017 - 01/07/2018: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Coco At The El Capitan Cinema

Coco At The El Capitan Cinema

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA

7 p.m. Nov. 21, 10 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and (Fri.-Sun. only) 10:50 p.m. Nov. 22-Dec. 10. The new Pixar/Disney animated film...

11/21/2017 - 12/10/2017: 10:00 am - 10:45 pm

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Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, CA

Times vary, Nov. 24-Jan. 7. Things will be just a little bit more magical at the Wizarding World during the holidays. Guests can experience the...

11/24/2017 - 01/07/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Santa House at the Americana at Brand

Santa House at the Americana at Brand

The Americana at Brand, Glendale, CA

various times Nov. 24-Dec. 24. Come have a memorable time meeting Mr. Claus and getting a professional holiday photo. There will also be snowfall happening...

11/24/2017 - 12/24/2017: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Santa House at the Grove

Santa House at the Grove

The Grove, L.A., CA

various times Nov. 24-Dec. 24. Come have a memorable time meeting Mr. Claus and getting a professional holiday photo. There will also be snowfall happening...

11/24/2017 - 12/24/2017: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Science Of Gingerbread

Science Of Gingerbread

Discovery Cube L.A., Sylmar, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 24-Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 25). Science and sweets come together at this always-anticipated seasonal exhibit. Discover the important roles that science,...

11/24/2017 - 12/31/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Holiday Train Rides In Griffith Park

Holiday Train Rides In Griffith Park

Griffith Park and Southern Railroad, L.A., CA

5-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 5-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (and school holidays) Nov. 24-Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24-25). Families can have a memorable rail adventure on the Holiday...

11/24/2017 - 12/23/2017: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live

L.A. Live, L.A., CA

5-8 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-midnight Mon.-Thur., 5-7 p.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight Sat.-Sun. Nov. 25 through Dec. 15; 3-7 p.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight Dec. 16-Jan....

11/25/2017 - 01/06/2018: 5:00 pm - 11:55 pm

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Grand Park "Lights Up the Holidays"

Grand Park "Lights Up the Holidays"

Grand Park, L.A., CA

6 p.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 26-Dec. 26. Grand Park will be dressed up in grand style for the holidays. Stop by after sunset to see the...

11/26/2017 - 12/26/2017: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Forces of Nature II: A Tribute To Trees Exhibit

Forces of Nature II: A Tribute To Trees Exhibit

LA County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m Dec. 1-10. To commemorate the loss of the 150-year-old Blue Gum tree as well as other arboreal treasures lost since 2011, the...

12/01/2017 - 12/10/2017: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Irvine Park Railroad’s Christmas Train

Irvine Park Railroad’s Christmas Train

Irvine Park Railroad, Irvine Regional Park, Orange, CA

4-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Dec. 1-23. Families can take a little train ride to the North Pole and meet Santa Claus, courtesy...

12/01/2017 - 12/23/2017: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Solvang Julefest

Solvang Julefest

Downtown Solvang – Visitors’ Center, Solvang, CA

Solvang has been called one of the top 10 most "Christmassy" towns in America. Come see why during its annual Julefest, which offers a  variety...

12/01/2017 - 01/05/2018: 10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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Holiday Treats for the Animals

Holiday Treats for the Animals

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2-22. The Aquarium will be in quite the festive mood this holiday season. Through Dec. 22, the Aquarium will present a...

12/02/2017 - 12/22/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Jingle Bell Run Agoura Hills

Jingle Bell Run Agoura Hills

Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, CA

Participants for this Christmas-themed fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation, are encouraged to wear their favorite holiday costumes or ugly Christmas sweaters and tie bells to...

12/03/2017 - 12/10/2017: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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California Continued at the Autry

California Continued at the Autry

Autry Museum of the American West, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. The Autry has a new gallery space that will be home to "California Continued," which will explore...

12/05/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Future Park: Art + Technology Exhibit

Future Park: Art + Technology Exhibit

Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Sept. 16-Jan. 15 (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). This exhibit, presented Kidseum in collaboration with Team Lab Kids, Inc.,...

12/05/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Holiday Model Trains Exhibit

Holiday Model Trains Exhibit

Muzeo, Anaheim, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Nov. 18- Jan. 7. All aboard the Muzeo Express! Come check out the model trains and miniature scenes on display. There will...

12/05/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Photos With Santa at Valencia Town Center

Photos With Santa at Valencia Town Center

Westfield Valencia Town Center, Valencia, CA

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa has arrived at Westfield Valencia Town Center this holiday season, while his elves are hard at work back at the North...

12/05/2017: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Play! Exhibit

Play! Exhibit

The Autry National Center of the American West, L.A., California

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 18-Jan. 7. The Autry's latest exhibit is all about "play." Featuring a fun selection of toys,...

12/05/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Positive Discipline Parenting Workshop

Positive Discipline Parenting Workshop

Stratford – Los Angeles Melrose Campus, Los Angeles, CA

Stratford School presents this workshop featuring parenting expert Marissa Parker Gold. When caregivers, parents, and teachers model and teach respect through positive discipline, children demonstrate...

12/05/2017: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Up Close: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Exhibit

Up Close: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Exhibit

Westfield Topanga, Canoga Park, CA

This breathtaking exhibit allows visitors to experience one of the world's greatest artistic achievements: Michelangelo's renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, reproduced in...

12/05/2017: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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A Special Visit From The North Pole!

A Special Visit From The North Pole!

Waterside Marina del Rey, Marina del Rey, CA

Mrs. Claus will be paying a visit to the Waterside to spread some holiday spirit. She will entertain the children with stories, songs and a...

12/05/2017: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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A Universal History of Infamy Exhibit

A Universal History of Infamy Exhibit

LACMA, L.A., CA

11 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.-Tues., Thur., 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Aug. 20-Feb. 19. This exhibit's name references a Jorge Luis Borges short...

12/05/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Biomythography: Currency Exchange Exhibit

Biomythography: Currency Exchange Exhibit

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Nov. 16-Feb. 1. This exhibition, curated by Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley, investigates multiple forms of currency...

12/05/2017: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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California Science Center's New IMAX Films: Amazon Adventure 3D and Hurricane 3D 

California Science Center's New IMAX Films: Amazon Adventure 3D and Hurricane 3D 

California Science Center, L.A., CA

On Oct. 11, the California Science Center will unveil the hi-tech updates in its IMAX Theater. Audiences will see improvements in both the sound and...

12/05/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Segerstrom Stage, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA

7:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sat., noon, 4 p.m. Sun. Nov. 24-Dec. 24. South Coast Rep's long-lauded original adaptation of this Charles Dickens...

12/05/2017: 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Hamilton

Hamilton

Pantages Theater, Hollywood, CA

8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m. 7 p.m. Sun. through Dec. 30 (no shows Mon., Nov. 23, Dec. 25). Hamilton: the...

12/05/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Spamilton

Spamilton

Kirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City, CA

8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. (8 p.m. previews Nov. 5, 7-11). Nov. 5-Dec. 31. Now that you've...

12/05/2017: 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Heart of Robin Hood

The Heart of Robin Hood

The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, CA

7:30 p.m. Nov. 28-30, Dec. 5-8, 12-15, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1; 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17. The heralded Icelandic theater company Vesturport...

12/05/2017: 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)

The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)

Torrance Theatre Company, Torrance, CA

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Dec. 1-17, 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Add a dollop of humor to holiday celebrating. The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)...

12/05/2017: 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Youth Now

Youth Now

California African American Museum, L.A., CA

Community mentors in a variety of fields welcome teens to participate in this workshop that serves to inspire activism in the next generation of leaders....

12/05/2017: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Design Your Gingerbread Dream Home Workshop

Santa Monica Public Library, Santa Monica, CA

If you’re a budding designer, if you like to watch home renovation shows, or even if you just like candy and gingerbread, come and take...

12/05/2017: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Kidspace's Free Family Night

Kidspace's Free Family Night

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena, CA

Explore the winter traditions and holidays from around the world at Kidspace this evening. Find out about the many cultures that have light-themed winter celebrations....

12/05/2017: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Mrs. Claus Visits The South Bay Galleria

Mrs. Claus Visits The South Bay Galleria

South Bay Galleria, Redondo Beach, CA

Spend the evening with Mrs. Claus, who will entertain youngsters with stories, songs and a little North Pole magic. You can also get your photo...

12/05/2017: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Neil Patrick Harris in Conversation with Lemony Snicket

Neil Patrick Harris in Conversation with Lemony Snicket

Aratani Theater, Los Angeles, California

Celebrate award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris' new middle grade novel, The Magic Misfits, as he discusses this book and more with Lemony Snicket. There will also...

12/05/2017: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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A Season of Giving: Family Gift-Making Workshop

A Season of Giving: Family Gift-Making Workshop

South Pasadena Public Library Community Room, South Pasadena, CA

At this workshop, children are encouraged to learn about different winter holiday customs and make gifts in this season of giving. Related holiday books will...

12/05/2017: 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm

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