Events - Dec 15, 2018

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 Porsche Effect Exhibit

The Porsche Effect Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 3-Jan. 27, 2019. The Petersen Automotive Museum's new exhibit "The Porsche Effect" celebrates the worldwide impact of the car company's legendary...

02/03/2018 - 01/27/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Exhibit

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Exhibit

California Science Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24-Jan. 13. Celebrating the centennial of the discovery of King Tut's tomb, this immersive exhibition (presented by the Egyptian Ministry of...

03/24/2018 - 01/13/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour's Justice League Exhibit

Warner Bros. Studio Tour's Justice League Exhibit

Warner Brothers Studios, Burbank, CA

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood just got a little more super. That is because of its new exhibit that is all...

05/05/2018 - 12/29/2018: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Becoming Los Angeles Exhibition

Becoming Los Angeles Exhibition

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 1-Dec. 31 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25). Discover how Los Angeles became Los Angeles. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles...

06/01/2018 - 12/31/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 19-Jan. 6. NHMLA presents this showcase of the 53rd year’s finalists and category winners. The exhibition features 99 stunning images from...

08/19/2018 - 01/06/2019: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Childhood Left at the Station Exhibit

Childhood Left at the Station Exhibit

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thur., Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri. Aug. 26-Dec. 31 (closed Sept. 10, 19, Nov. 22, Dec. 25). In honor of the 80th anniversary...

08/26/2018 - 12/31/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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La Reina de Los Ángeles Exhibition

La Reina de Los Ángeles Exhibition

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17-Jan. 13 (closed 12/25). The Los Angeles River has been played a pivotal role in the story of our city, although...

09/17/2018 - 01/13/2019: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lion Guard Exhibit

Lion Guard Exhibit

Discovery Cube OC, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22-Jan. 13. The first-ever museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s hit series, “The Lion Guard” takes young fans and their families...

09/22/2018 - 01/13/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Annex Food Hall and First 5 Ventura County Kids Club

The Annex Food Hall and First 5 Ventura County Kids Club

The Collection at Riverpark, Oxnard, CA

The Annex Food Hall offers a morning of storytime and crafts in partnership with First 5 Ventura County and the Oxnard Public Library. First 5...

09/26/2018 - 12/26/2018: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School Exhibition

Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School Exhibition

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 29-June 30. A combination of the cool and crazy, this eclectic exhibition highlights the work of more than 50 artists from...

09/29/2018 - 06/30/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Pompeii The Exhibition

Pompeii The Exhibition

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6-April 21 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). This exhibit offers a phenomenal look at one of the history's legendary...

10/06/2018 - 04/21/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Origami in the Garden

Origami in the Garden

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 20-April 14 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is home to 16 large-scale metal...

10/20/2018 - 04/14/2019: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lost at Sea: The Explorations of Dr. Robert Ballard Exhibition

Lost at Sea: The Explorations of Dr. Robert Ballard Exhibition

Battleship IOWA, San Pedro, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 30-Dec. 31, 2019 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas) Dive into the fascinating world of sea wreck explorations at the Battleship IOWA. This...

10/30/2018 - 12/31/2019: 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. 3-Jan. 21. Chill out by the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica's...

11/03/2018 - 01/21/2019: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resorts, Anaheim, CA

Hours vary, Nov. 9-Jan. 6. "The Happiest Place on Earth" will be jolly with holiday merriment at Disneyland and California Adventure - both will be...

11/09/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Del Amo Fashion Center's Santa Photo Experience

Del Amo Fashion Center's Santa Photo Experience

Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance, CA

Come out to get your holiday photo taken professionally at the Del Amo Fashion Center. To learn more about the hours of operation and to...

11/09/2018 - 12/24/2018: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders Exhibition

Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders Exhibition

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Nov. 30, 2019. In this exhibit, the Petersen Automotive Museum explores the stories of the region’s racing cars, builders and tracks....

11/10/2018 - 11/30/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Reagan Library's Christmas Tree Exhibit

Reagan Library's Christmas Tree Exhibit

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1-Jan. 7 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). This annual holiday exhibit displays 25 specially decorated trees that reflect the...

11/10/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 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. Kids also can go through Elf...

11/10/2018 - 12/24/2018: 11:00 am - 7:00 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

5-7 p.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight Nov. 10-Jan. 7. The public can skate on this outdoor rink that will situated just a puck's throw from...

11/10/2018 - 01/07/2019: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

Pershing Square, L.A., CA

11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun. Nov. 15-Dec. 15. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Dec. 16-31. For...

11/15/2018 - 12/15/2018: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Alexa Meade Interactive Holiday Pop-ups

Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, California

5-8 p.m. Nov. 15-Dec. 23. Artist Alexa Meade plans to create three interactive holiday themed art pop-ups to welcome the holiday spirit to Beverly Hills....

11/15/2018 - 12/23/2018: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Knott's Merry Farm

Knott's Merry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA

Times vary. Nov. 16-Jan. 6 (closed Dec. 25). The Berry Farm will be even merrier this holiday season as Knott's largest ever Christmas display, with...

11/16/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Santa Photo Experience

Santa Photo Experience

The Shops At Montebello, Montebello, CA

From Nov. 16-Dec. 24, Santa will be at The Shops at Montebello! Come out to get your holiday photo taken professionally. To learn more about...

11/16/2018 - 12/24/2018: 11:00 am - 7:30 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. 16-Dec. 17; 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 16-Jan. 6. The Pike Outlets in Long...

11/16/2018 - 01/06/2019: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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L.A. Zoo Lights

L.A. Zoo Lights

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

6-10 p.m. Nov. 16-Dec. 23 (closed Nov. 22). Explore a disco ball forest, watch animal constellations come to life among the glowing "Northern Lights," and...

11/16/2018 - 12/23/2018: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Letters to Santa at the Annex Food Hall

The Collection at Riverpark, Oxnard, CA

Youngsters can sign, seal, and deliver their Letters to Santa at The Collection’s Santa Express Mail Box located inside The Annex Food Hall. Children may...

11/17/2018 - 12/24/2018: 8:00 am - 10:00 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. 17-Jan. 6. Yuletide spirits will be inhabiting Hogmeade during the holiday season. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will don its festive...

11/17/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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L.A. Zoo's Reindeer Romp

L.A. Zoo's Reindeer Romp

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

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 16-Jan. 6 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25). Join the animals at the L.A. Zoo this holiday season in welcoming their special...

11/17/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Santa Photos at Santa Monica Place

Santa Photos at Santa Monica Place

Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica , CA

noon-8 p.m. Mon.-Thur.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Nov. 17-Dec. 8; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun.-Thur.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Dec. 9-Dec. 24...

11/17/2018 - 12/24/2018: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld, San Diego, CA

Times vary. Nov. 17 through Jan. 6. A visit to SeaWorld during the holidays means a chance to go to Santa's Christmas Village and Rudolph’s...

11/17/2018 - 01/06/2019: 11:00 am - 6:00 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., 8:30-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 17-Dec. 14; 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 15-Jan. 6. Outdoor ice skating returns to...

11/17/2018 - 01/06/2019: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Enchanted: Forest of Light 

Enchanted: Forest of Light 

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

5-10 p.m. Nov. 18-Jan. 6 (closed Dec. 25). Descanso Gardens invites you to become "enchanted" all over again. This uniquely illuminating installation presents a one-mile...

11/18/2018 - 01/06/2019: 5:00 pm - 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. 23-Jan.6 (closed Dec. 25). Treat yourself to a trip to see South Cal’s largest Gingerbread Competition and Display at the Cube,...

11/23/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Plaza West Covina's Photos With Santa

Plaza West Covina's Photos With Santa

Plaza West Covina, West Covina, CA

Noon-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. Nov. 23–Dec. 9; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. Dec. 10-16; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Dec. 17-23. 9...

11/23/2018 - 12/24/2018: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Queen Mary Christmas

Queen Mary Christmas

Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

2-8 p.m. Nov. 23-30, Dec. 3-7, 10-14, 17-20; noon-9 p.m.; Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 21-30, Jan. 1-6; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 31. The Queen Mary...

11/23/2018 - 01/06/2019: 12:00 pm - 9:00 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. Nov. 23-Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24-25). Families can have a memorable rail adventure on the Holiday Train Ride. Tens...

11/23/2018 - 12/23/2018: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Aquarium Holidays

Aquarium Holidays

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1-23. During the holiday season the Aquarium of the Pacific will present a number of special seasonal attractions. Both the Aquarium...

12/01/2018 - 12/23/2018: 9:00 am - 5:00 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 quick jaunt in Irvine Regional Park to the North Pole, where they...

12/01/2018 - 12/23/2018: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Marina Lights

Marina Lights

Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey, CA

4-10 p.m. Dec. 1-31. The holiday lights won't just be on the boats in the Marina, but they will also be up in Marina del...

12/01/2018 - 12/31/2018: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Grand Park’s Winter Glow

Grand Park’s Winter Glow

Grand Park, L.A., CA

6-10 p.m. Dec. 1-25. Grand Park will have a new look during December's nights. The first-ever Winter Glow is an immersive art experience for the...

12/01/2018 - 12/25/2018: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Great American Christmas: Holiday Lights at the Reagan Library

The Great American Christmas: Holiday Lights at the Reagan Library

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA

6-10 p.m. Dec. 2-23, Dec. 26-Jan. 6 (closed Jan. 1). At this brand-new, night-time holiday attraction, you can take a stroll (approximately 60-90 minutes long)...

12/02/2018 - 12/23/2018: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Muhammad Ali: Greatest of All Time Exhibit

Muhammad Ali: Greatest of All Time Exhibit

Beverly Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Nov. 2-Jan. 20. This one-of-a-kind exhibit takes an in-depth and illuminating look at the...

12/06/2018 - 01/20/2019: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Art of the Jewel: The Crevoshay Collection Exhibit

Art of the Jewel: The Crevoshay Collection Exhibit

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7-May 12. Designer Paula Crevoshay melds nature, art, and science in unique ways with her jewelry. Featuring jewelry made of gold,...

12/07/2018 - 05/12/2019: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Big Bear Snow Play

Big Bear Snow Play

Big Bear Snow Play, Big Bear, CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 5-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 23-April 14. Big Bear's Snow Play features with three full-length snow-tubing runs. To ensure...

12/07/2018 - 04/14/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Magic Of Christmas

The Magic Of Christmas

La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada, CA

8 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 12-13; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Dec. 8, 14-15, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Dec. 16. Featuring the 250...

12/12/2018 - 12/16/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Rink in Downtown Burbank

The Rink in Downtown Burbank

Downtown Burbank, Burbank, CA

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thur. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Dec. 13 through Jan. 6. Located in beautiful downtown Burbank, this rink provides a mid-day skating siesta...

12/13/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream

Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream

Staples Center, L.A., CA

7:30 p.m. Dec. 13-14, 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec. 15-16. The five Disney Princesses reveal their sense of daring and the spark the courage...

12/13/2018 - 12/16/2018: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Grinchmas

Grinchmas

Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, CA

times vary, Dec. 14-30. A whimsical 60-ft “Grinchmas” tree will mark the spot where the main Grinchmas activities take place. Catch performances by Martha May Who-vier...

12/14/2018 - 12/30/2018: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest

Fairplex, Pomona, CA

3-8 p.m. Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 15-16. At America's largest dinosaur exhibit, guests will walk through the Cretaceous Period, the Jurassic Period and...

12/14/2018 - 12/16/2018: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Wiltern Theatre, L.A., CA

The Moscow Ballet’s version of "The Nutcracker" maintains the ballet's traditional elements in a production filled with lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian...

12/14/2018 - 12/15/2018: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Innovation Station: Learn the Basics of Circuits & Electronics - STEAM

Innovation Station: Learn the Basics of Circuits & Electronics - STEAM

Pacific Park Library, Glendale, CA

3-5 p.m. Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 15. In this free one day workshop, students in grades 4-6 will collaborate in a hands-on experience with the...

12/14/2018 - 12/15/2018: 3:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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Ventura Harbor's Holiday Parade of Lights & Fireworks

Ventura Harbor's Holiday Parade of Lights & Fireworks

Ventura Harbor Village, Ventura, CA

5-8 p.m. Dec. 14, 1-8 p.m. Dec. 15. The spirit of the '70s will flow through the 42nd annual Parade of Lights, which has "Rocking...

12/14/2018 - 12/15/2018: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Huntington Harbour's Cruise of Lights

Huntington Harbour's Cruise of Lights

Huntington Harbor, Huntington Beach, CA

5:30-9:15 p.m. Dec. 14-17, 20-23. The Cruise of Lights offers people a scenic look at all the festively decorated boats docked in the Huntington Harbor...

12/14/2018 - 12/17/2018: 5:30 pm - 9:15 pm

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Osmo Pop-Up at Westfield Valencia Town Center

Osmo Pop-Up at Westfield Valencia Town Center

Westfield Valencia Town Center, Valencia, CA

Osmo, the maker of award-winning STEAM games, hosts a special 4-day pop-up, where kids (5 and older) to play with the entire range of Osmo’s...

12/15/2018: All Day

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Valley Kids Consignment Huge Kids Sale

Valley Kids Consignment Huge Kids Sale

Valley Kids Consignment, Northridge, CA

At this popular community event, families join together and sell their lightly used items at discounted prices. All items are priced by parents and they range...

12/15/2018: All Day

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Pyrometric: Earth and Ash in the Anthropocene Exhibition

Pyrometric: Earth and Ash in the Anthropocene Exhibition

Kwan Fong Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Oct. 19-Jan. 10. This exhibit investigates fire and wildfires through the lenses of art and ecology, highlighting human contributions to recurring...

12/15/2018: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Malibu City Hall, Malibu, CA

Enjoy a yummy breakfast and get to meet Santa Claus too. There will be two seating times this morning: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. After...

12/15/2018: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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3rd Saturdays Family Nature Walk

3rd Saturdays Family Nature Walk

White Point Nature Preserve, San Pedro, CA

This naturalist-led nature walk includes a visit to the Tongva Native Plant Gardens, where you will learn how early inhabitants of the peninsula used native...

12/15/2018: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Breakfast And A Visit With Santa

Breakfast And A Visit With Santa

Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrance, CA

As he has done for years, Santa Claus will spend a morning in Torrance.  Youngsters can share a holiday breakfast with that jolly man in...

12/15/2018: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Tikim Filipino Food Fun Run Los Angeles

Tikim Filipino Food Fun Run Los Angeles

Los Angeles State Historic Park, Los Angeles, California

TIKIM (a Filipino word that means “to taste”) is a one-of-a-kind 5K fun run or walk that celebrates Filipino culture and the value of giving...

12/15/2018: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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Winter Wonderland: Resource Fair and Toy Giveaway

Winter Wonderland: Resource Fair and Toy Giveaway

Green Meadown Recreation Center, L.A., CA

Best Start Broadway-Manchester and Green Meadows Recreation Center partnered to create a family-friendly holiday celebration providing resources, a tree planting activity, and a fun space...

12/15/2018: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Breakfast with Santa and Friends!

Breakfast with Santa and Friends!

Fairies and Dragons Parties, Encino, CA

Come to a holly-jolly breakfast with Santa Claus himself! Santa will be joined by festive friends including princesses and elves. Enjoy a yummy breakfast buffet...

12/15/2018: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Incredible Predators 3D Movie at NHM

Incredible Predators 3D Movie at NHM

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

times vary Dec. 15-June 30 (closed Jan. 1). This film, the latest one to screen in the museum's 3D theater, takes an intimate look at...

12/15/2018 - 06/30/2019: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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3rd Saturday Family Volunteer Day at George F Canyon Nature Preserve

3rd Saturday Family Volunteer Day at George F Canyon Nature Preserve

George F Canyon Nature Center, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Put on your grubbies and join with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in a kid-friendly habitat restoration activity. You can plant seeds, care for...

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Cocoa With Santa At The Westfield Century City

Cocoa With Santa At The Westfield Century City

Westfield Century City, Century City, CA

Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you to their winter wonderland, featuring such festive experiences as sweet treats, personal pictures, seasonal crafts and surprise gifts. Not...

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Critter Club

Critter Club

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m., 11 a.m. Live animals, songs, story times, and art projects are among the fun things youngsters can do during this educational program, which...

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Holidays at Legoland

Holidays at Legoland

Legoland, Carlsbad, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Thur.-Fri., Sun.; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. Dec. 1-17. Where else can you get a photo with LEGO Santa and his LEGO...

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Huntington's Children’s Workshop

Huntington's Children’s Workshop

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens., San Marino, California

Take a tour of the Teaching Greenhouse and learn how to design, build, and care for your own miniature ecosystem - a terrarium filled with...

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Kings, Queens & Castles Exhibit

Kings, Queens & Castles Exhibit

Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Sept. 28-Feb. 19. This exhibit ingeniously brings the classic game of chess to life in an engaging way for youngsters. They...

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Muzeo Express 2018: Holiday Model Trains Exhibit

Muzeo Express 2018: Holiday Model Trains Exhibit

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, Anaheim, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Nov. 17-Jan. 20. Experience some big holiday fun at the museum's annual holiday exhibit featuring model trains, miniature scenes and hands-on...

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Roybal: A Multi-Racial Catalyst for Democracy Exhibition

Roybal: A Multi-Racial Catalyst for Democracy Exhibition

Jean Deleage Arts Gallery, CASA 0101 Theater, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. through Feb. 3. This exhibit celebrates the life, work, and legacy of Edward Ross Roybal, the first Mexican-American to be elected to...

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Exhibition

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Exhibition

Getty Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., Sun.; 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat. Nov. 16-Feb. 10. Photography Sally Mann focuses on people, things, and place, particularly the American South...

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Santa Through The Season

Santa Through The Season

One Colorado Old Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

5-9 p.m. Thurs-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.- 7p.m. Sun. Nov. 23-Dec. 24. One Colorado is providing all-access to Santa throughout the holiday season....

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Skypark At Santa's Village

Skypark At Santa's Village

Skypark At Santa’s Village, Sky Forest, CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thur., Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Nov. 15-Jan. 6 (closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1). Santa's Village is a nostalgic memory for many...

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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The Autry's Imagined West Studios

The Autry's Imagined West Studios

The 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. This interactive installation is all about sparking children's imagination. Designed and built by artist Mac Maker, Imagined...

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The VOID and ILMxLAB's Hyper-Reality VR Experience

The VOID and ILMxLAB's Hyper-Reality VR Experience

Glendale Galleria, Glendale, CA

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport guests deep into the Star Wars universe allowing them to walk freely and untethered on an interactive...

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife Exhibition

Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife Exhibition

Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Sun. Oct. 31-March 18. It seems fitting that an exhibit about the Underworld would open on Halloween. This Getty Villa exhibition...

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment Exhibition

Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment Exhibition

Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, CA

1o a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-Sun. Dec. 11-April 7. Featuring nearly 100 photographs, this National Geographic-organized exhibit spotlights the work of 11 award-winning female photojournalists. It pays...

12/15/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Bookworms

Bookworms

LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia, CA

Come explore the Arboretum Library and its great story trees, where kids can enjoy plant & nature stories and a take-home craft relating to this...

12/15/2018: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Junior Scientist

Junior Scientist

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. During this 90-minute class, the Junior Scientists will get to explore the museum's exhibits and art. They will get use the...

12/15/2018: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Six Flags Magic Mountain's Holiday in the Park!

Six Flags Magic Mountain's Holiday in the Park!

Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, CA

10:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 15-30. Thrilling rides, exciting family entertainment, and tasty seasonal treats are on the holiday menu at Six Flags Magic Mountain. On...

12/15/2018 - 12/30/2018: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Sugar Plum Express Holiday Village & Tree Train

Sugar Plum Express Holiday Village & Tree Train

Fillmore & Western Railway Co., Fillmore, CA

10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 24-Dec. 9, 11 a.m. Dec. 15-23. Hop aboard one of the Fillmore & Western vintage trains and take a...

12/15/2018: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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YMCA Free Community Open House

YMCA Free Community Open House

Collins & Katz Family YMCA, Los Angeles, CA

To celebrate its first birthday, Collins & Katz Family YMCA will host a Community Open House. At this event, which is free and open to...

12/15/2018: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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3D: Double Vision Exhibit

3D: Double Vision Exhibit

LACMA, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. July 15–March 31. You won't believe your eyes as you walk...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beach Winter Wonderland

Beach Winter Wonderland

Dockweiler Youth Center, Playa del Rey, CA

"Snow's up" at Dockweiler Beach! The Dockweiler Youth Center hosts this seasonal soiree, featuring fun bouncers, winter activities, and real snow. Yes, real snow at...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Ceremonies and Celebrations: Textile Treasures from the USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection

Ceremonies and Celebrations: Textile Treasures from the USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection

USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed., Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thur. Sept. 14-Jan. 6. (closed Nov. 21-22, Dec. 24-25, Dec. 31-Jan. 1). Drawn from the museum's extraordinary...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Cocoa with Santa

Cocoa with Santa

Rancho Los Cerritos, Long Beach, CA

4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Kids can enjoy cocoa and treats, make crafts, listen to stories, and meet Santa at...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Fa La Land Interactive Holiday Exhibit

Fa La Land Interactive Holiday Exhibit

Row DTLA, Los Angeles, CA

11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun. Nov. 18-Jan. 6. With a wonderful range of unique...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA

2 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 15, 21-22; 1 p.m. Dec. 9, 1 p.m., 6 p.m. Dec. 16, 23; 11 a.m. Dec. 24. Be swept...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Here Exhibition

Here Exhibition

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thur.-Sun. Oct. 25-Jan. 6. In this group exhibition, local artists explore the relationships between "self" and "other" and "here" versus "there." They...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Holiday Bazaar at Delicious Pizza

Holiday Bazaar at Delicious Pizza

Delicious Pizza, L.A., CA

Grab a slice of holiday fun at this free, all-ages event, which features 20 local artists/business (art, jewelry, candles, soap, clothing, toys) along with DJs,...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata's Journey through the World of Japanese Toys

Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata's Journey through the World of Japanese Toys

Japanese American National Museum, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-Wed., Fri.–Sun. noon-8 p.m. Thur. Sept. 15-March 24. Back in the 1970s, Mark Nagata was your typical California kid, but then he...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lego Mania Event

Lego Mania Event

South Pasadena Library Community Room, South Pasadena, CA

Youngsters, and their families, can take a holiday shopping break and have a little constructive fun with Legos. Besides being a free play event, the...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Merion Estes: Unnatural Disasters Exhibition

Merion Estes: Unnatural Disasters Exhibition

Craft & Folk Art Museum, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Sept. 30-Jan. 6. This exhibit presents a 20-year survey of the Los Angeles-based mixed media artist. This...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition

National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition

Annenberg Space For Photography, Century City, CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Oct. 13-Jan 21. National Geographic Fellow and photographer Joel Sartore's life mission is to photograph every species living in the world’s...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art Exhibit

One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art Exhibit

MOCA Grand Ave., L.A., CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thur., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 14-March 11. "Termite Art" was a term conceived by American...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Outliers and American Vanguard Art Exhibit

Outliers and American Vanguard Art Exhibit

LACMA, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Tues., Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 18-March 17. This exhibition, which is making its West Coast debut...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rauschenberg: In and About L.A. Exhibit

Rauschenberg: In and About L.A. Exhibit

LACMA, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Tues, Thur., 11 a.m. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Aug. 11-Feb. 10. Robert Rauschenberg was one of the leading...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Shogun Santa is Coming to Town!

Shogun Santa is Coming to Town!

Japanese Village Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 15-26, 22-23. Save yourself a trip to the North Pole and visit Shogun Santa in Little Tokyo! Snap a selfie or...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Train To Santa’s Workshop

Train To Santa’s Workshop

Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, CA

5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 29-30, Dec. 7, 13-14, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16. Embark on an enchanting holiday train ride, where elves will lead...

12/15/2018: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Christmas Events at The Farmers Market

Christmas Events at The Farmers Market

The Original Farmers Market, Los Angeles, CA

To celebrate the Christmas season, The Original Farmers Market will host a variety of free, festive events. Bring the whole family to enjoy Christmas Karaoke, The Comedy...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Day of Malibu Healing & Assistance

Day of Malibu Healing & Assistance

Malibu Country Mart, Malibu, CA

Together with Pepperdine Law Disaster Relief Clinic, 5 Point Yoga and Roots & Wings Malibu, Malibu Country Mart welcomes the community to join together for...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Disney's Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas Movie Event

Disney's Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas Movie Event

Scherr Forum Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA

noon, 4 p.m. Inspired by one of Disney’s most beloved animated feature films, this animated movie finds Belle and her loyal friends bringing some holiday...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Holidays at Malibu Country Mart

Holidays at Malibu Country Mart

Malibu Country Mart, Malibu, CA

Malibu Country Mart celebrates the holiday season throughout December by transforming the Mart into a Winter Wonderland. On December 15 and 22, the Mart is...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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It’s Holiday Time in PaleyLand

It’s Holiday Time in PaleyLand

Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, California

The Paley Center for Media is transforming into an interactive holiday-themed exhibit for families. Warm up with some hot cocoa and enjoy activities including family...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Ken Salter's Reflecting Pool

Ken Salter's Reflecting Pool

Gallery 30 South, Pasadena, CA

12 p.m.-6 p.m. Thur.-Sun. Dec. 1-Jan. 27. Former Disney Imagineer Ken Salter has created a an interactive multi-media installation, entitled “Garden of Strange Loops: So...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Kevin Sloan: "A Collection of Rarities" Exhibit

Kevin Sloan: "A Collection of Rarities" Exhibit

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, California

noon-7 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Nov. 8-Feb. 17 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). Explore the beauty of the natural world in this solo exhibition. At the...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Mini-Train Rides

Mini-Train Rides

Wilson Park, Torrance, CA

Have a little old-fashioned fun taking a mini-train ride in Torrance's Wilson Park. The Southern California Live Steamers offers these public run days on the...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibit

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibit

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., CA

noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25). Oct. 19-March 10. Based upon the best-selling book of the same name, "Notorious...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido Exhibit

Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido Exhibit

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Thur., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Dec. 7-May 27 (closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1). In this exhibit, visitors can...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Orbit Pavilion

Orbit Pavilion

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

noon-4:30 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat., Sun. through Sept. 2, 2019. In collaboration with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scootie Gootz First Annual Holiday Party

Scootie Gootz First Annual Holiday Party

Scootie Gootz, Woodland Hills, CA

Scootie Gootz Indoor Playground is having an holiday party, which will benefit victims of the Woolsey Fire in partnership with LV Fire Relief. There will...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths Exhibition

Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths Exhibition

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Westwood, CA

noon-8 p.m. Wed., noon-5 p.m. Thur.-Sun. June 2-Dec. 30. Organized by the Fowler, this exhibit holds over 225 works of art, including all sorts of...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Toy Drive & Holiday Block Party To Support Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Toy Drive & Holiday Block Party To Support Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

The Point, El Segundo, CA

‘Tis the season of giving! The Point’s Holiday Block Party has fun, in-store activities, carolers, balloon animals, and holiday airbrush tattoos. Plus, if you donate...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean Exhibit

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean Exhibit

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Westwood, CA

noon-8 p.m. Wed., n00n-5 p.m. Thur.-Sun. Oct. 21-Feb. 10. The Fowler Museum at UCLA presents the first major traveling exhibition dedicated to the arts of...

12/15/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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All About Santa

All About Santa

Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

2 p.m. Sat., 12:30 p.m. Sun. Dec. 1-16. This yuletide musical comedy is about what happens when Santa mysteriously disappears and Mrs. Claus keep the...

12/15/2018: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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American Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

American Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

7 p.m. Dec. 14, 19-21; 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec. 15, 22; 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 23. New York City’s American Ballet Theatre brings...

12/15/2018: 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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22q Winter Wonderland

22q Winter Wonderland

Pasadena city church, Pasadena , CA

This free fundraiser event will raise awareness for 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Also know as Digeorge syndrome, this is the 2nd most common chromosomal syndrome next...

12/15/2018: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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California Dance Ensemble presents The Nutcracker

California Dance Ensemble presents The Nutcracker

Calabasas Performing Arts Education Center, Calabasas, CA

2 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec. 15, 1 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Starring Jake Elwell of Dayton Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet 2 as the Nutcracker...

12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Family Yoga

Family Yoga

electric soul yoga, studio city, california

Parents and children are invited to participate in a yoga session to help connect as a team. It’s a 45-minute yoga flow with games and...

12/15/2018: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Gingerbread House Decorating Event!

Gingerbread House Decorating Event!

Baby Bea’s Bakeshop, Beverly Hills, CA

You are invited to a cozy holiday party full of endless frosting, sprinkles, and candy! Each ticket includes 2 entry passes with one large pre-assembled...

12/15/2018: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Huntington's Family Music Workshop

Huntington's Family Music Workshop

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens., San Marino, California

Master teaching artist Beth Sussman leads this interactive music workshop that’ll have you singin’ the blues. Learn about the origins of the blues in African...

12/15/2018: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Los Angeles Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Los Angeles Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach, CA

1 p.m., 5 p.m. Dec 15, 1 p.m. Dec. 16. The LAB hits the South Bay to perform their acclaimed re-imagining of this classic ballet.

12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018: 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Lythgoe Family Panto's The Wonderful Winter of Oz

Lythgoe Family Panto's The Wonderful Winter of Oz

Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA

1 p.m., 6 p.m. Dec. 15-16, 22-23, 29; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 27; 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 28; noon, 4 p.m. Dec. 30....

12/15/2018: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Old Pasadena Holiday Weekend Surprises

Old Pasadena Holiday Weekend Surprises

Mercantile Place, Pasadena, CA

1-4 p.m. Dec. 1, 8, 15. On the first Saturdays of December, Old Pasadena presents kids with some fun treats: photo opps with costumed characters,...

12/15/2018: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Theatre West, L.A., CA

1 p.m. Sat. Oct. 20-March 2. Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to the Storybook Theatre we go to see its original musical adaptation of the classic...

12/15/2018: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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St. Nicholas Selfies at Mission San Juan Capistrano

St. Nicholas Selfies at Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA

1-3 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 15-16. Families get a chance to meet an 18th century St. Nicholas for “Selfies with Santa or Mrs. Claus,” in the Mission's historic...

12/15/2018: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Wicked

Wicked

Hollywood Pantages, Hollywood, CA

8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. Nov. 28-Jan. 27. (no shows Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) Winner of...

12/15/2018: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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42nd Street

42nd Street

Morgan-Wixson Theatre, Santa Monica, CA

2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 10-Dec. 15. The ultimate show-biz musical, "42nd Street" celebrates the magic of musical theater. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to...

12/15/2018: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

A Noise Within, Pasadena, CA

2 p.m., 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 2, 8, 16; 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 14; 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec. 3. The...

12/15/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Christmas Is

Christmas Is

Haugh Performing Arts Center, Citrus College, Glendora, CA

2 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16. Citrus College's Visual and Performing Arts Department presents this festive, Broadway-style Christmas show. Choral ensembles and a live orchestra...

12/15/2018: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Escape Reality at Magicopolis

Escape Reality at Magicopolis

Magicopolis, Santa Monica, CA

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 26-Dec. 30. Audiences can "escape reality" at this all-ages, Broadway-style magicomedy stage show. The husband-and-wife duo of Steve...

12/15/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Festival of Carols

Festival of Carols

Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A., CA

Hark! The L.A. Master Chorale presents its popular holiday concert that features a diverse selection of holiday standards, old and younger, such as "Silent Night"...

12/15/2018: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Griffith Observatory's Star Party

Griffith Observatory's Star Party

Griffith Observatory, L.A., CA

2-9:45 p.m. July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15. Stargazers of all ages can try out a variety of telescopes...

12/15/2018: 2:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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Illusions by Allen Oshiro

Illusions by Allen Oshiro

Mark Taper Auditorium, L.A. Central Library, Los Angeles, CA

Straight from the world-famous Magic Castle, Oshiro presents an outstanding, well-polished act with astonishing sleight of hand and fun comedy for all ages!

12/15/2018: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Kentwood Players Presents Disney's The Little Mermaid

Westchester Playhouse, L.A., CA

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. (plus Dec. 1, 8) Nov. 9-Dec. 15. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the...

12/15/2018: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Long Beach Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

Long Beach Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

Long Beach Terrace Theater, Long Beach, CA

2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 22; 2 p.m. Dec. 16; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21; 2 p.m. Dec. 23. For 36 years, the Long Beach...

12/15/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Pacific Festival Ballet's The Nutcracker

Pacific Festival Ballet's The Nutcracker

Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Center, Thousand Oaks, CA

2 p.m, 7 p.m. Dec. 15-16. The PFB welcomes back New York City Ballet principal dancers Tiler Peck and Gonzalo Garcia, as well as members...

12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Santa Clarita Ballet's Nutcracker Ballet

Santa Clarita Ballet's Nutcracker Ballet

The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA

2  p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15; 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec. 16. The SCB's production of this holiday favorites illuminates E.T.A. Hoffman’s timeless story, with...

12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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T’is the Season to be Jolly! by Flights of Fantasy Story Theater

T’is the Season to be Jolly! by Flights of Fantasy Story Theater

Pacoima Branch Library, Pacoima, CA

A rousing good time will be had by all as Lorrie Oshatz and Theresa Amy present stories from around the world seasoned with a healthy...

12/15/2018: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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The Disgusting Food Museum

The Disgusting Food Museum

A+D Architecture and Design Museum, L.A., CA

2-8 p.m. Wed.-Fri., noon-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Dec. 9–Feb. 17. "Yuck" and "gross" are the normal desired reactions from a normal museum exhibit but The Disgusting...

12/15/2018: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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The Inland Pacific Ballet presents The Nutcracker

The Inland Pacific Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside, CA

7:30 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Dec. 16. The IPB will stage its majestic production of "The Nutcracker," which...

12/15/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

South Coast Rep., Costa Mesa, CA

7:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sat.; noon, 4 p.m. Sun. (no matinee performance Nov. 24 and no shows on Dec. 4). Nov. 24-Dec....

12/15/2018: 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Sandra Tsing Loh’s “Sugar Plum Fairy”

Sandra Tsing Loh’s “Sugar Plum Fairy”

Skylight Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

8:30 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Dec. 1-23. This offbeat and thoroughly original holiday treat offers festive cheer while engaging...

12/15/2018: 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Pump Station presents Baby Gear 101

The Pump Station presents Baby Gear 101

The Pump Station & Nurtury, Los Angeles, CA

Finding out you’re expecting is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. But once the reality of preparing for a baby kicks...

12/15/2018: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Winterfest

Winterfest

Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA

3-10 p.m. Thur.-Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Nov. 23-Dec. 23. Santa Anita’s Winter Wonderland contains an ice rink, a tree lot,...

12/15/2018: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Beauty and The Beast: a Christmas Rose

Beauty and The Beast: a Christmas Rose

Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, CA

7 p.m. Wed.-Fri., noon, 4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Dec. 5-30. Lythgoe Family Panto returns to the Laguna Beach Playhouse with this playful holiday panto production. This...

12/15/2018: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Holiday Candlelight Concert

Holiday Candlelight Concert

All Saints Church, Pasadena, California

4 p.m, 7 p.m. Come experience a program of gorgeous choral music performed in the sublime, acoustically sonorous All Saints Church. Several choruses will join...

12/15/2018: 4:00 pm - 8:45 pm

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Marina Del Rey's Holiday Saturday Nights

Marina Del Rey's Holiday Saturday Nights

Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey, CA

Marina del Rey invites folks down to Chace Park for a Saturday night filled with a free film and other entertainment. Dressed in Dickensian costumes,...

12/15/2018: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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One Colorado Holiday Performances

One Colorado Holiday Performances

One Colorado Old Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

Take a break from your holiday shopping and catch a free performance or two in the One Colorado courtyard. The Barnhart School Choir will sing...

12/15/2018: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Fillmore & Western's North Pole Express

Fillmore & Western's North Pole Express

Fillmore & Western Railway Co., Fillmore, CA

4:45 p.m. 6 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. This rail excursion offers a quick trip to the "North Pole" and a visit to Santa's Village. Santa,...

12/15/2018 - 12/23/2018: 4:45 pm - 8:30 pm

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Remembering Boyle Heights

Remembering Boyle Heights

CASA 0101 Theater, L.A., CA

7:45 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 4:45 p.m. Sun. Nov. 9-Dec. 16. Playwright Josefina López ("Real Women Have Curves"), director Corky Dominguez and the ensemble cast of "Remember Boyle Heights"...

12/15/2018: 4:45 pm - 9:45 pm

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Parade of 1,000 Lights

Parade of 1,000 Lights

Shoreline Yacht Club, Long Beach, CA

Long Beach's holiday boat parade, which starts at 5:30 p.m., starts Shoreline Marina, goes past the Pine Avenue Pier and  proceeds across the bay by...

12/15/2018: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Yuletide Cinemaland at Heritage Square

Yuletide Cinemaland at Heritage Square

Heritage Square Museum, L.A.,

5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Dec. 7-23.  Street Food Cinema and the Heritage Square Museum have teamed up to host a program of holiday films and holiday...

12/15/2018: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Hanart Chinese Lantern Festival

Hanart Chinese Lantern Festival

Pomona Fairplex, Pomona, CA

5:30-10 p.m. Thur.-Sun. Nov. 15-Jan. 6. This illuminating festival will be lighting up the Pomona Fairplex for the first time. Reflecting this year’s theme of...

12/15/2018: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Holiday Movie on the Roof: The Polar Express

Holiday Movie on the Roof: The Polar Express

ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB, LOS ANGELES, CA

All aboard The Polar Express and experience a fun holiday rooftop cinema experience under the stars. There will be Winter Wonderland decorations, hot chocolate, comfy...

12/15/2018: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Moonlight Forest: Magical Lantern Art Festival

Moonlight Forest: Magical Lantern Art Festival

Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia, CA

5:30-10 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Oct. 26-Jan. 6. Escape the realities of the everyday world and spend an evening on an fanciful, majestic Moonlight Forest at the...

12/15/2018: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Luminaria Nights at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Luminaria Nights at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA

Be enchanted at this year's Luminaria Nights at Origami in the Garden. Featuring over 1,000 illuminated lights along Garden trails, this Claremont tradition will transform...

12/15/2018: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Snow Day L.A.

Snow Day L.A.

The Old Lodge, L.A., CA

6-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Nov. 16-Dec. 30. Snow is in the forecast again in downtown L.A. Montecillo De Leo Politi Park will transform into a 9-acre...

12/15/2018: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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National Children's Chorus Celestial Voices

Bel Air Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA

Come experience a sublime concert presentation as the NCC performs an exquisite collection of holiday music, featuring some of the most beautiful melodies ever written....

12/15/2018: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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44th Annual Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights 

44th Annual Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights 

Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, CA

7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 14-15. With "A Western Wonderland” as its theme, expect to view a nautical roundup of vessels displaying country-western themed decorations, animation,...

12/15/2018: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Disney's Moana Jr. Musical at Theatre 360

Disney's Moana Jr. Musical at Theatre 360

Theatre 360, Pasadena, CA

Theatre 360 is proud to be invited to participate in the Disney Theatrical Productions Pilot Program and stage the brand-new Moana Jr. musical. With popular...

12/15/2018: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, L.A., CA

The beloved fairy tale becomes grand opera with 12-foot-tall creatures, fantastical sets, elaborate special effects and an epic score conducted by James Conlon. The running...

12/15/2018: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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David Benoit's Charlie Brown Christmas

David Benoit's Charlie Brown Christmas

Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA

A Carpenter Center favorite is back! Get your family into the holiday spirit with an evening of cherished Vince Guaraldi tunes, starring jazz pianist David...

12/15/2018: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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