There is always so much to do with kids in Los Angeles, and at Fun With Kids in LA, we are we are dedicated to bring you the best of them. Our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles this weekend include Moonlight Forest at Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanical Garden, OZ Live Show at Nine O'Clock Players, ICE at Santa Monica, and much much more!
Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanical Garden
301 N Baldwin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91007
Now – Jan 6th
A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and other themes create the mesmerizing experience of Moonlight Forest.
1367 North St. Andrews Place
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Nov 4th - Dec 2nd
See the show everyone has been raving about! When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked away to the magical land of Oz. As they follow the Yellow Brick Road to meet the Wizard and find their way home, Dorothy and Toto come upon a rubber-legged Scarecrow that needs a brain, a kindly Tin Man missing a heart, and a lovable Cowardly Lion who wants courage.
Together they battle the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys until Glinda the Good Witch helps them get to the Emerald City. Will the great and powerful Oz grant Dorothy and her friends their wishes? Find out in this dazzling musical filled with wonderful songs and thrill after thrill.
1324 Fifth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Nov 3rd - Dec 31st
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.
Wallis Annenberg Center of Performing Arts
9390 N Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Nov 3rd – Nov 4th
12:30 pm - 2:00pm
What happens to your shadow while you sleep? Discover the answer at Trusty Sidekick Theater Company’s production of SHADOW PLAY, presented by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. This innovative, original performance for youngsters – and the young at heart – tells the story of Flash, whose shadow turns out to be more mischievous than he'd ever imagined.
Soon after moving into his new home, Flash discovers that his shadow has moving plans of his own. In the middle of the night, the shadow packs up a few belongings and goes in search of a new home on the moon. Flash embarks on a quest to bring his shadow home in this playful production that utilizes stunning animation, video production and an original score to create a highly sensory, multimedia experience designed with a very young audience in mind. (Cost: $25 per person)
King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 91302, USA
Nov 2nd - Nov 4th
This weekend is the last weekend you can experience Nights of the Jack this year. The immersive experience showcases thousands of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins, situated throughout the stunning property at King Gillette Ranch. Expect to see some larger than life pumpkin installations as well as detailed artist depictions of your favorite movie stars, sports heroes, and animated characters. In addition to the attractions, there will be seasonal food and beverage offerings from some of LA’s top food trucks and vendors. (Cost: $20-$25, Under 3 free)
Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 S A Street
Perris, CA 92570, USA
Nov 3rd – Nov 4th
Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018 is a fun-filled family event where conductors-in-training can meet and pose for pictures Sir Topham Hatt and Percy, play in the Imagination Station, take a trolley ride, relax with storytelling and entertainment, check out exclusive Day Out with Thomas gifts, and take a ride on the #1 Blue Engine, Thomas!
Each ticket also includes admission to the museum to Explore the West’s largest collection of railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars, buildings and other artifacts dating from the 1870’s.
Hot Wheels Garage
Automobile Driving Museum
610 Airport St.
El Segundo, CA
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
If your kids love cars, this is an event they would love. Enjoy life size Hot Wheels cars, race tracks, art projects, face painting, balloon artist, train rides, prizes and raffles! (Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 11-17, children 10 and under are free).
Sat Nov 3rd 9:00am - 1:00pm
Brain Balance Achievement Centers
11740 San Vicente Blvd Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Brain Balance of Los Angeles is a proud supporter of The Teal Pumpkin Project!! Stop by the center from November 1st through November 3rd for the Candy Buy-Back Event where your child can trade in their candy for toys and other non-food items!
Temple and 5th
Los Angeles, CA 90012
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
For the fourth year in a row, Grand Ave Arts invites all to explore, be curious, pop in, and choose their own adventures with more than 10 participating cultural institutions along Grand Avenue. All events are free and open to the public.
Educational exhibits for children and families at Children's Garden
The Huntington Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, CA 91108
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Encouraging observation and exploration, mobile Discovery Carts at Children's Garden, offer visitors the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities in the gardens using live plants, artifacts, and other objects. Each cart features 3-5 activities throughout the day, changing each weekend. Activities may take between 2-5 minutes each, and though designed for children, are also engaging for adults. Cart activities vary by theme.
12th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival
24th Street Theatre
1117 W. 24th St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90007
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
24th Street Theatre hosts its 12th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival features live music, dance performances, face painting, the chance for families to create their own altars, and much more. There will be vendors and food for purchase. (Free)
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