FUN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN LA THIS WEEKEND, NOV 10-13, 2017


This Veteran's Day weekend, there are so many fun things to do with kids in Los Angeles. If you are in town, check out our list and have fun with your family.

ICE at Santa Monica

1324 Fifth Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Nov 9, 2017-Jan 15, 2018

Every holiday season, Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beach-side community and transforms the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into Ice at Santa Monica, into the winter wonderland known as Ice at Santa Monica, an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink. Admission & Skate rentals are $15. Locker Rental are $10 with $5 refund upon key return. Hot dogs, cocoa, and other snacks are available for purchase. Check the website for opening hours.


Circus Vargas presents Steam Cirque

Santa Anita Race Track

285 Huntington Dr.

Arcadia, CA 91007

Fri Nov 10th - Mon 13th

This weekend, let this brand new epic adventure take you to a world of excitement. Goggles, gears, and gadgets set the stage for the retro-futuristic production, Steam Cirque, a journey of fantastic proportions where children of all ages will marvel at the wacky and wonderful cast of characters that come alive in this exciting steampunk, science-fiction fantasy inspired circus odyssey. Arrive 45 minutes early for the interactive pre-show where kids can join the circus; stay for a post-show meet and greet with the stars. Purchase your tickets now or enter here for a chance to win a family 4 pack for the San Pedro show.


Sistine Chapel in Canoga Park

Westfield Topanga

6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Canoga Park, CA 91303,

Fri Nov 10th - Sun Dec 31st

This weekend until December 1st, you won't need a pass to Italy to see Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Italy is coming to you at Westfield Topanga. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel recreates the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, while allowing you to experience this art from a new perspective. With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using state-of-the-art technology. This weekend, explore the artwork up close with your family at Westfield Topanga for only $10 per person.


Photos with Santa at Westfield Topanga

6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Canoga Park, CA 91303,

Fri Nov 10th - Sun Dec 31st

Start the holidays early and take a family photo with Santa this weekend at Westfield Topanga. Santa will be at the Mall for photos starting Nov 10. Photo packages start at $24.99. You can pay for photos in advance through the Santa Fast Pass and skip the line! Santa will be located in the canyon (near California Pizza Kitchen).


Celebrate Disney Pixar's Coco

Westfield Century City

Disney Store

10250 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles CA 90067

Fri Nov 10 - Sun Nov 12

3pm-5pm

Celebrate Disney/Pixar’s Coco at Disney store at Westfield Century City! Receive a free giveaway and get ready for a post-worthy photo op and immerse yourself in the exclusive Coco Augmented Reality Experience from Walt Disney Studios. Minimum age for participation is 3 years. See the website for details and participation rules.


Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

1313 Disneyland Dr.

Anaheim, CA 92802

Fri Nov 10th - Sun Jan 7th

The Holidays Begins early at The Disneyland Resort. This year, from November 10 through January 7, Holiday celebration returns again with wonder, joy and, of course, plenty of magic in both Parks. Gather together to enjoy the heartwarming delights of live music, dance and holiday-inspired performances. Meet Santa and his joyful elves at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, and let Princess Elena of Avalor and her friends delight you with musical celebration, and much much more.


Safari Days at LA Zoo

5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Fri Nov 10th

9:00am - 4:00pm

No School and you don't know what to do? Grab your backpack, lunch, and safari gear and head to the Zoo for a fun-filled day of adventure. You can explore the far reaches of the world, seeking out some of nature’s most amazing animals. Instead of working on sight words, you will have animal sightings; instead of reading comprehension you will help others comprehend your discoveries by sharing stories about what you saw and did. This safari experience is for Kindergarteners through sixth graders and is $75 per child. The class starts at 9am through 4pm. Extended care is available for additional $5. Also available from Nov 20 through 22nd during thanksgiving break.


Friday Night Jazz at LACMA

5900 Wilshire Blvd,

Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

Fri Nov 10th

6:00pm

Every Friday through the end of November, you can hear a free jazz concert at LACMA in the grand entrance. Go early so the kids can enjoy running around Hancock Park and the tar pits before the concert starts. We recommend blankets, jackets, blanket or picnic chairs while you listen to the jazz. The museum is free after 5 p.m. on Fridays (Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays too!), so be sure to check out the latest exhibits.


16th Annual Tree Lighting Concert at Citadel Outlets

100 Citadel Dr.

Los Angeles, California 90040

Sat Nov 11th - Sun 12th

5:00 pm - 8:00pm

Over 18,000 LED bulbs will light up the World’s Tallest Live-Cut Tree (115 ft.) on Saturday, Nov. 11 during the grand finale of Citadel Outlets' 16th Annual Tree Lighting Concert. The free concert is a family-friendly holiday tradition and will include a mix of original pop songs and holiday favorites. This year's concert will run from 5pm-8pm and kick-off with a high-energy performance by John Lindahl followed by the headline act, Forever In Your Mind. At 7pm, Santa Claus will join the performers on stage for the tree lighting. The 30-person chorus will treat the crowd to classic holiday favorites.


The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast Live Show

1367 North Saint Andrews Place

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Sun Nov 12th

2:00pm - 4:00pm

In the castle of the rich, self-centered Prince, an old woman suddenly appears and begs him for shelter. When the arrogant Prince refuses her pleas, the old woman (who is really an enchantress) turns him into a Beast. The spell can only be broken when the Beast is humbled and someone loves him for who he is inside, not what he looks like. This weekend, help the prince break the spell in this enchanting musical tale for the entire family. The tickets are $15 per person.


Passenger Cars Tour at Travel Town

Griffith Park/Locomotive Pavilion

5200 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sat Nov 11th 10:30am - 3:00pm

This Saturday, come for Docent lead tours through selected historic railroad passenger cars at Travel Town. No reservation necessary. Just grab some snack and let the kids run through this beautiful historic travel town.


The Grove Annual Tree Lighting

189 The Grove Dr.

Los Angeles, California 90036

Sun Nov 12th

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Celebrate the Joy – A California Christmas at The Grove presented by Citi. Join for the annual tree lighting celebration to kick off the holiday season. There will be music, the season’s first snowfall, and lighting of the biggest Christmas tree in town. Go early to explore the decor, and to snag a table to watch the festivities from afar.


American Indian Arts Market place

The Autry

4700 Western Heritage Way,

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sat Nov 11th - Sun 12th

10:00 am - 5:00pm

The largest Native American arts fair in Southern California, the Autry’s American Indian Arts Marketplace features 200 Native American artists representing more than 40 tribes. Top Native artists from across the country offer sculpture, pottery, beadwork, basketry, photography, paintings, jewelry, textiles, wooden carvings, mixed-media works, and more. Plus, enjoy a full weekend of food, film, performances, poetry, informative demonstrations, and family activities.


Pokemon Trade, Collect, and Build Event

Toys R Us Stores

Various Locations

Sat Nov 11, 2017

12:00pm to 2:00pm

This weekend, Toys 'R' Us hosts a Pokemon Card event for Pokemon lovers. Your kids can get a free collectors album, a Jangmo-o foil card and a buildable Mega Construx Poke Ball. And the first 50 attendees receive a free Togedemaro figure. This event is for children ages 6 and up. Check the website for details.


For more events, check out our L.A. events calendar page.

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