It a week before the Thanksgiving week and it is a great week to spend some quality time with your kiddos before you have to start cooking that big turkey! There are so many fun things to do in the city this week with the holidays approaching. Get out and have fun with the kiddos before they grow up and don't want to hang out with you anymore!
Pacific Theatres, Various Locations
Nov 13th 11am - 1pm
Select Pacific Theaters locations offer newly released films on Monday Mornings to accommodate parents with infants. The volume is lower to let the babies sleep, and the theater isn’t quite as dark. Check the list of the movie theaters and the list of the movies here. [Cost: Various]
Nov 13th Arcadia
Nov 16th-20th San Pedro
This is a brand new epic adventure under the big top. 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. [Cost: $25+]
Nov 13rd - Dec 31st
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Canoga Park, CA 91303, USA
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel comes to Westfield Topanga & The Village. With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using state-of-the-art technology. Explore the artwork up close at a distance impossible to achieve in the Sistine Chapel. [Cost: $10]
Nov 13, 14, 16, 17
5900 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Boone Children’s Gallery is a free, creative space where you can explore the art of East Asian brush painting. Friendly and helpful staff introduce painting techniques, offer tips, and even provide high chairs for very young artists. You sit at communal tables in this fun, family-friendly, and resourceful place to relax, create, and make new friends. [FREE]
The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles
Nov 15th - 19th - 2pm-5pm
465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Join at the Paley Center to celebrate twenty-five years of drawing on creativity! Experience the creative process from sketch to screen and beyond with an in-depth look at Steven Universe, enjoy special exhibits including stop-motion sets from Adventure Time, and have photo ops with sculptures from The Powerpuff Girls and Cartoon Network's newest hit OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes! [FREE]
200 Block of Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
Beverly Hills is the place to be this Thursday night. The festivities officially begin at 5 p.m. with the Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration and a special performance by Robin Thicke as the headlining performer. DJ Balthazar Getty will be performing during the lighting celebration while the talented Vanessa Lachey will host the event that will end with a fireworks display over Rodeo Drive. You are invited to continue the celebration on November 20th on Rodeo Drive and are encouraged to bring a coat or warm clothing item to donate to give the gift of warmth for the holiday season. [FREE]
Nov 13th - Mar 31st - 9am-6pm
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
Hop on over to the Aquarium of the Pacific to see a wild array of frogs and their fellow amphibians. Interactive exhibits, educational graphics and thematic displays will spotlight more than 24 different creatures. Learn about the history of amphibians, their life cycles, their various species and the different habitats where they live. The exhibit also examines the threats to these amphibians’ existence and their uncertain future. [Cost: $17.95+]
Nov 13th - Jan 7th
1313 Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802, USA
The Holidays Begin at The Disneyland Resort. Holiday celebration returns 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, let Princess Elena of Avalor and her friends delight you with musical celebration, and much much more.
Nov 13th - Dec 31st - 3pm-6pm
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
Meet and learn about 11,000 animals in more than 50 exhibits at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Come face-to-face with and touch the ocean's ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds and watch Magellanic penguins play. You'll get closer to animals than ever before at the bonnethead shark and cownose ray touchpool, the horseshoe crab touch lab, and tidepool touch lab. Explore the new frog exhibit, Dazzling and Disappearing, featuring two dozen frogs from a range of environments, from lush rainforests to arid deserts. You can choose any weekday during afternoon hours (3:00pm-6:00pm) to visit this world-class aquarium featuring a wide array of hands-on activities, live and video presentations and much more. [$9-$15 VIA GOLDSTAR]
UCLA Meteorite Gallery
Nov 13th 9am - 4pm
595 Charles E Young Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The UCLA Collection of Meteorites is the largest on the West Coast and contains over 2500 samples from about 1500 different meteorites. It is the fifth largest collection of meteorites in the United States and the second largest housed at a university. Learn fun and interesting facts about meteorites and the solar system. [FREE]
Nov 13th - Nov 26th
9:30am - 5:00pm
900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Walk through a safe, fascinating open-air pavilion and learn about the amazing engineering that goes into each spider's web. Here spiders freely spin their spectacular webs for all to see. Spiders are some of the most amazing architects in the world – working with eight legs and some of the most high-performance building material known to man. Learn about the different designs and tactics each spider weaves with, and check out spectacular webs that range up to three meters in diameter.
1324 Fifth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Every holiday season, Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beachside 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.
Mon-Thu: 2pm-10pm (during school break 10am-10pm)
Fri: 2pm–Midnight (during school break 10am-12pm)
Sat: 10am–12pm and Sun: 10am-10pm
To find more fun events this week and every day of the week, check out our LA Event Calendar.