CHRISTMAS WEEKEND ACTIVITIES IN LA WITH KIDS, DEC 21-24, 2017


If you are looking for fun things to do with your kids in LA this Christmas weekend, look no further! In this beautiful city, there is always something fun to do, and we have found the best activities for you to enjoy with your family.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood

6838 Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood, CA 90028

Dec 15st - Jan 28th

In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Experience an all-new Laser Lightsaber Show before each screening. The film is rated PG-13.

Pirates Take Christmas

Holiday Dinner Adventure Show

7600 Beach Blvd.

Buena Park, CA 90620

Dec 21st - Dec 31st

Cheer for the heroes and boo and hiss the villains at this holiday dinner adventure show, featuring swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels. While reveling in Pirates Take Christmas, you'll feast on fine grub and grog. Cheer Santa as he saves Christmas from the wicked pirates who have captured him and Mrs. Claus, while having a hearty four-course feast.

CHILL at Queen Mary

1126 Queens Highway

Long Beach, CA 90802

Dec 21st - Jan 7th

Embark on an International Holiday Expedition at the CHILL, featuring 38,000-square-foot Ice Adventure Park with ice skating, ice bumper cars, and ice tubing slides. Enjoy a global sampling of food, music and live entertainment perfect for the holidays.

Santa Claus at Malibu Country Mart

3835 Cross Creek Road

Malibu, CA 90265

Dec 23rd

12 pm - 4 pm

This weekend, the Malibu Country Mart hosts special visitors from the North Pole: Santa Claus and his reindeer friends. [FREE]

The Rink in Downtown Burbank

3rd Street & Orange Grove

Dec 21st - Jan 7th

Glide across the ice and celebrate winter at The Rink in Downtown Burbank! The Rink will offer $25 lessons every Saturday, which include skate rental and a skating session. The Rink in Downtown Burbank is just steps away from more than 400 shops and restaurants, and the recently renovated Burbank Town Center. Located next to Burbank City Hall at the corner of Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue in Downtown Burbank.


Los Angeles Ballet The Nutcracker

Various Locations

Dec 21st - Dec 31st

Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker is LA’s ultimate family holiday tradition, perfect for celebrating the season. Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, this original production takes place in 1912 Los Angeles. You will be captivated as Clara and her beloved Nutcracker battle a most memorable Mouse King, encounter dancing Snowflakes and travel to the Palace of the Dolls.

Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia

Los Angeles Dodger Stadium

1000 Vin Scully Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dec 21st - Jan 21st

See Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia with the family at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium this holiday season. The mesmerizing performance takes audiences on a vibrant journey throughout the places, sounds and traditions of Mexico.

Las Posadas

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument

125 Paseo de la Plaza Olvera Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dec 22nd - Dec 24th

Reenacting the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem with traditional songs, colorful costumes, and vibrant music brings one of the oldest Christmas stories to life. A piñata is filled with candies every night for the children to break and enjoy. The celebration begins at the Avila Adobe at 6pm. [FREE]

58th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration

The Music Center

135 N Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dec 24th, 3 pm - 6 pm

As Los Angeles’ largest multicultural holiday celebration, the 58th annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration provides Angelenos of all ages an opportunity to come together to experience and honor the dynamic, rich cultures of the County. During the free event, many diverse L.A. based artists and community groups showcase their talent, artistry and traditions on The Music Center’s iconic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. first come, first seated. People begin lining up early. Complimentary parking will be available at The Music Center's main parking garage. [FREE]

Kiddee Matinees

Beverly Cinema

7165 Beverly Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

Dec 21st - Dec 31st

Catch a matinee screening of a kid-friendly movie at The Beverly Cinema every Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are only $6, which include a bag of popcorn for kids 12 and under.


Cavalia

Odysseo's White Big Top

5230 Camino Ruiz

Camarillo, CA 93012

Dec 21st - Jan 9th

Presented under a massive White Big Top, Cavalia features over 65 horses and 50 artists. Blending awe-inspiring equestrian arts with imaginative stagecraft, amazing acrobatic feats and cutting-edge technical effects, this extravaganza expands the definition of performance into an epic yet soulful theatrical experience. Ages 4+

Lights on Miracle Hill

A Christmas Light Show in Walnut

18901 Amar Rd.

Walnut, California 91789

Dec 21 - Dec 27

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy the merriest Christmas light show at City Blessing Church in Walnut during Lights on Miracle Hill. Gather your family for light shows, nativity, music, a cafe, a photo booth, and much more. [FREE]

ICE at Santa Monica

1324 Fifth Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Dec 21 - Jan 15

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.

Aquarium Holidays

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Dec 2nd - Dec 24th

Aquarium Holidays features special holiday décor, a display of gingerbread houses, daily Penguin Walks at 10 a.m., shopping, snowfall in the Great Hall, daily screenings of the original cartoon Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a special holiday menu in Café Scuba, and daily appearances by Santa Diver and the Aquarium characters in their holiday outfits. This weekend the Aquarium will have a snow play area, children’s crafts, and photo opportunities with Santa.

Enchanted: Forest of Light

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 91011

Dec 1st - Jan 7th

Enjoy an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles, featuring a one-mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens.


Aladdin and His Winter Wish

606 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Dec 21 - Dec 31

American Panto returns for the third year to Laguna Playhouse in Aladdin and His Winter Wish. Enjoy this classic fairy-tale with modern music, complete with dancing, humor, magic and audience participation.

Winter Fest Orange County

88 Fair Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Dec 21st - Jan 1st

5 pm - 10 pm

Celebration Festivals is “bringing winter to the OC” with the return of Southern California’s largest winter tradition - Winter Fest OC. Don't miss one of the most magical experiences at Winter Fest. Santa and his reindeers will fly over the fairgrounds through Christmas Eve before heading back to the North Pole. At 5:30 pm, there will be Christmas tree lighting celebration with fireworks and snow flurries!

See our event calendar to find more events during the winter break, and every day of the week.



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