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Event Date

Event Description


Time


Location


Price


Nov. 18-Jan. 2, 2011

An American Christmas

See Christmas trees decorated with items that represent the many decades of American history.

10 am-7 pm (hours vary on different days so check the website before going)

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley

Free with paid admission: Adults: $12, Seniors: $9, Students (11-17): $6, Children (11 and younger): Free

Dec. 1

Menorah Lighting and Hanukkah Celebration

Latkes, donuts, live concert and fireworks

6:30 pm

Calabasas Commons, 4799 Commons Way, Calabasas

Free

Dec. 3-5

Family Fun Fest

Join Westfield for a weekend of fun and free activities to celebrate the opening of the shopping center’s new kids play area and Giggles N Hugs Children’s Restaurant.

Fri.: 10 am-3 pm, Sat.: 12-8 pm, Sun.: 12-6 pm

Westfield Century City

10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles

Free

Dec. 4-5

Festival Navideno de la Calle

12th Annual Christmas Street Fair: Live music, arts and crafts, food, carnival rides and games, free health screenings and exhibitors.

12-10 pm

8th St. and Normandie Ave., Los Angeles

Free

Dec. 4

CARnival Family Fun Day

Arts and crafts, face painting, balloon sculptures, a magician and an opportunity to paint a mural designed by comic artist Phil Yeh.

11 am-3 pm

Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Adults: $10, Children 12 and younger: Free

Dec. 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19

Santa and the Jolly Trolley

Take a special trolley ride with Mrs. Claus with holiday music and fun. The ride ends at the Paley Center for Media and the celebration continues with a holiday movie screening and photo with Santa.

11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm

Intersection of Rodeo Dr. And Dayton Way, Beverly Hills

Adults: $10, Children: $5

Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 10-12

Winter Sawdust Festival

Visit booths to view and purchase handmade crafts, jewelry and art. For kids, there are art projects, a real snow play field, live holiday entertainment, daily visits with Santa.

10 am-6 pm

935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach

Adult: $6, Children ages 6-12: $3, Children ages 5 and younger: Free

Dec. 5

Hannukkah Kids Event

Kids ages 3 to 8 are invited to celebrate Hannukkah with holiday stories, games, songs and more!

3 pm

Borders Bookstores located throughout Los Angeles



Free

Dec. 5

Down Home Hanukkah

Celebrate American folk art and roots music traditions at this year's Down Home Hanukkah festival at the Skirball, featuring live music, hands-on arts and crafts projects, woodworking and quilting demonstrations, circus arts, and tasty Hanukkah treats.

11 am-4 pm

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles

Adults: $10, Seniors and Students: $7, Children 12 and under: Free

Dec. 5

Leonis Adobe Holiday Open House and Lighting Ceremony

Visit with Santa, craft projects for kids, live entertainment and refreshments

2-5 pm

Leonis Adobe Museum

23537 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas

Free admission and parking

Dec. 7

Free Family Night

Discover creative educational winter crafts with Lakeshore Learning Materials fit for the whole family.

4-8 pm

Kidspace, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

Free

Dec. 11

Holiday Kids Event

Kids ages 3 to 8 are invited to celebrate the holidays with stories, songs, games and more.

11 am

Borders Bookstores located throughout Los Angeles

Free

Dec. 11-12 and Dec. 18-19

Boat Parade of Lights

Annual celebration of the season with boats decorated for the holidays.

7:30 pm

Dana Wharf

34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point

Free to view the parade, $25 to ride on a boat and see the decorated boats up close.

Dec. 11-12

Winter Holiday Festival

Ice skating exhibitions, snow zone, miniature train village, arts and crafts, puppet shows, dancing and live music.

12 pm-6 pm

Pershing Square

5th, 6th, Hill and Olive Streets, Los Angeles

Free

Dec. 11

Holiday Cookie Making

Come to Kidspace and make holiday cookies for your mom and dad, or any other people you want to show how much you love.  We’ll have lots of cookie dough, sprinkles and other fun things to put on the cookies.

3:30 pm

Kidspace, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

$35

Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13

Winter Sawdust Festival

Visit booths to view and purchase handmade crafts, jewelry and art. For kids, there are art projects, a real snow play field, live holiday entertainment, daily visits with Santa.

10 am-6 pm

935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach

Adult: $6, Children ages 6-12: $3, Children ages 5 and younger: Free

Dec. 15-19

Newport Beach Boat Parade

Enjoy watching the boats and the homes that front the bay as they decorate for season.

6:30-9 pm

Newport Landing Whale Landing, Newport Beach

Free

Dec. 17-20

Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate

This all-new, high-energy show features a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe and is set to a blend of contemporary music and favorite Disney songs.

Dec. 15 and Dec. 16: 7:30 pm

Dec. 17: 11 am and 7:30 pm, Dec. 18-19: 11:30 am, 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm


Staples Center

1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles


$16-65; Opening night tickets are available for only $12.

Dec. 18-19

Arctic Lights

Winter holiday festival with animals, real snow to play in, games, crafts and cocoa

11 am-6 pm

America’s Teaching Zoo, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Rd., Moorpark

Adults: $5, Children: $4

Dec. 21-26

Disney on Ice:

Let’s Celebrate

This all-new, high-energy show features a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe and is set to a blend of contemporary music and favorite Disney songs.

Dec. 21 – 7:30 pm

Dec. 22 – 1 pm, and 7:30 pm

Dec. 23 –11:30 am, 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Dec. 24 – 1 pm and 4:30 pm

Dec. 25- 4: 30 pm

Dec. 26 – 12 pm, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm


Honda Center, Anaheim

$16-65; Opening night tickets are available for only $12.

Dec. 25

Christmas Day Bird Hike

Take a fun walk through a beautiful park.

8-10 am

Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Franklin Canyon Park, 2600 Franklin Cyn Dr., Beverly Hills

Free

Dec. 26-28

Snow Days

The museum transforms into a winter playground. Make snowmen and learn how snow is formed.

10 am-5 pm

Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

Free with admission: $10.

Dec. 26-29

Cirque Shanghai Bai Xi

Aerial acrobatics, martial arts and theatrical Chinese customs.

Sun.: 3 pm, Dec. 27-29: 7:30

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

12700 Center Court Dr. S, Cerritos

$25-40

Dec. 29-Jan. 2

Disney on Ice:

Let’s Celebrate

This all-new, high-energy show features a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe and is set to a blend of contemporary music and favorite Disney songs.

Dec. 29 – 7:30 pm

Dec. 30 –1 pm,, 7:30 pm

Dec. 31 – 11:30 pm, 3:30 pm

Jan.  1 –  3:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Jan. 2 – 11:30 am, 3:30 pm

Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario

$16-65; Opening night tickets are available for only $12.

December 2010 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles