Fun Things To Do in LA With Kids This Weekend, Dec 21-24

Updated: Oct 9, 2019


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 includes Christmas Festivities, LA Zoo Lights, Fa La Land, Aquarium of Pacific Holidays, Holidays at Malibu Country Mart, and much much more!


Christmas Festivities The Original Farmers Market

6333 W. 3rd St.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Dec 20th - Dec 24th

On December 24th, take the kids to the original farmer's market and spend the day at the market. You can also enjoy the holidays at the market with music, arts and crafts, variety shows, Dickensian carolers and more. Then go for a train ride at the grove.

Fa La Land at ROW DTLA

787 S Alameda St.

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Now - Dec 25th

Various Times

Fa La Land showcases dazzling lights, jolly sounds and comforting scents of the holiday season like never before. At Fa La Land, everything sparkles! This immersive and interactive setting is crafted for all ages. From your little ones to the oldest member of your family, would love stepping into an old fashioned North Pole, and help make toys at "Jingle Bell Toy Factory.

It is like stepping into your most exciting childhood fantasy! Get lost in light in a fluorescent "Fa La Forest", jump in on the action at "Fa La Fest", and take pictures with Santa, while he spread his good cheer. ($37 per person)

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L.A. Zoo Lights

5333 Zoo Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Now - Jan 6th

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

L.A.’s brightest holiday tradition is more brilliant than ever this year! Make unforgettable holiday memories as you explore this wild wonderland of light under the stars at the beautiful L.A. Zoo. Along the way, view real reindeer, visit with Santa, and enjoy seasonal treats and goodies.

Holidays at Malibu Country Mart 3835 Cross Creek Rd.

Malibu, CA 90265

Join Malibu Country Mart on Saturday, December 22nd from 12 pm to 4 pm to celebrate the holiday season. Take photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus and enjoy live carolers and festive arts & crafts. In the spirit of giving, drop off a toy for Toy Drive, located outside of Toy Crazy. You can also see live reindeer at this event.

White Christmas Sing-Along Walt Disney Concert Hall 111 S. Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dec 23rd

3:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Sing with fellow revelers at this special screening of the 1954 holiday classic, presented with lyrics on screen. And you might want to bundle up – you never know what might happen when a couple of thousand people dream of a white Christmas together. There will be two performances that day - one at 3:00 pm and one at 8:00 pm.

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ICE at Santa Monica

1324 Fifth Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Now - 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.

Aquarium of the Pacific Holidays

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Dec 21st - Dec 22nd

Aquarium Holidays features special holiday décor, a display of gingerbread houses, snow fall in the Great Hall, and the Aquarium’s costumed characters in their holiday outfits. Visitors can also enjoy shopping and a special holiday menu offered daily in Café Scuba. On weekends the Aquarium will have a snow play area, underwater shows with Santa Diver, children’s crafts, photo opportunities with Santa and holiday characters, and Hanukkah storytelling with opportunities to play dreidel.

Snow Day LA

The Old Lodge

2002 Stadium Way

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Now - Dec 30th

LA's first winter themed tubing park is back with awesome new activities. The Festivities include Falling Snow Flurries, Multiple Tubing Lanes, Winter Skating Rink, Penguin Lounge, Animated Penguin Light Path, Giant Snow Globe Photo Booth, Games, and More. Food and Drinks are available for purchase. (Cost: $12+)

Winterfest at Santa Anita Park 285 W. Huntington Drive

Arcadia, CA 91007

Dec 20th - Dec 23rd

It is the first annual Winter Wonderland at Santa Anita Park from December 20th through December 23rd. The celebration will feature a free Family Fun Zone in the track’s infield with carnival games, pony rides, jumpers and face painting, surrounded by horses racing around the track, and more. It is only $5 per person and kids under 3 are free, and you get a free cup of cocoa and a cookie with your paid admission ticket.

Grand Park’s Winter Glow Grand Park 200 N. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Now - Dec 25th

Grand Park’s Winter Glow is an immersive nighttime art experience that is taking over Grand Park in celebration of the holidays. Make new holiday memories strolling with your family through this 12-acre art, projection and light display, exhibit and installation and experience the wonder of Grand Park lit up like never before. Familiar pathways will lead to exciting new discoveries as the latest in light and projection technology transforms spaces in the park. This experience is free and open to public.

Moonlight Forest

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. Get special $5 off discount with code ‘FriendsandFamily2018’ provided by Moonlight Forest only for our viewers.

Las Posadas Olvera Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dec 16th - Dec 24th

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The nine- night presentation of the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is portrayed with singing, a candlelight procession on Olvera Street and a children’s piñata breaking. Enjoy a free theatrical performance of the classic Mexican comedy La Pastorela following each evening procession. (Free)

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Snowflakes in Cali

Zimmer Children’s Museum 6505 Wilshire Blvd. #100

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Dec 23rd

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It may not be snowing in Los Angeles but it is in the Zimmer Art Room! Join the Zimmer Children's Museum at they turn into a Winter Wonderland by making all kind of sparkly snowflake crafts! Wear your favorite winter gear and take a photo with your frozen family in front of the snowflake wall! Aside from museum admission, this program is free to the general public.

Enchanted Forest of Light

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 91011

Now - Jan 6th

Enchanted: Forest of Light is 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. Tickets range from $28-$30 for the general public, and $23–$25 for Descanso Gardens members. For additional fee, you can have dinner with the family at The Maple, and enter the Enchanted experience after you dine.

59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration

The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dec 24th

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the largest holiday celebration at the music center from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The event is free to all and features the Ho’s original songs in English and Hawaiian with captivating hula choreography; Le Ballet Dembaya, a professional West African drum and dance company; Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts, a Filipino dance company noted for its extensive dance repertoire, costumes and music ensembles, Lorenzo Johnson & Praizum, a diverse choir with upbeat, inspirational and positive hymns and much more.

This event will be broadcasted live on PBS SoCal and KCET, and is free to all. No reservations or tickets are required to the show, but it is first come, first seated, so get there early. Parking is also free in The Music Center parking garage.

Pirates Take Christmas

Pirates Dinner Adventure

7600 Beach Blvd

Buena Park, CA 90620

Now - Dec 25th

Celebrate Christmas with Pirates Dinner Adventure. Laugh and cheer as the pirate crew tries to steal Christmas. Will they succeed? Will Santa escape? Will the season be saved? Find out at Pirate’s exciting Christmas spectacular! This Christmas dinner show is stuffed with magic, wonder, and adventure perfect for family fun and Christmas parties. Discounted Tickets on Goldstar range from $23 - $36.

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice

800 Olympic Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Now - Jan 7th

The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice brings outdoor ice skating to L.A. LIVE's Microsoft Square from now through January 7th. Skate your way into the holiday season at The LA Kings Holiday Ice Rink.

Christmas at The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608

Now – Jan 6th

Share memorable holiday experiences at Universal Studios Hollywood starting this weekend. Celebrate the holidays in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where Hogsmeade is transformed with festive décor and new nightly snowfall, and experience a holiday spectacle with dazzling lights and music at The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.

The FunBox

350 W Hillcrest Dr.

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Now - Dec 31st

FunBox is an interactive, brightly-colored maze of over 20 large art installations centered around the celebration of toys and other childhood favorites. Over 60,000 individual items were used to create this toy-themed pop-up experience. This will make kids go bonkers and adults feel like they are 5 again. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for kids.


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