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Fun Things To Do in LA With Kids This Weekend, Dec 28-31


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 Festival of Kwanzaa Celebration, 2nd Annual Polar Bear Swim, Mammoths and Mastodons at La Tar Pits, and much more!


Festival of Kwanzaa Celebration

Pretend City Children’s Museum 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Dec 26th - Dec 30th

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Pretend City as they celebrate Kwanzaa. Each day they will light a candle on the Kinara and celebrate a new principle through a variety of activities such as art projects, story time, and more.

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.

2nd Annual Polar Bear Swim

Annenberg Community Beach House 415 Pacific Coast Highway

Santa Monica, CA 90402

Dec 29th

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This event will have you plunging into the Pacific Ocean and then warming up in the heated Beach House pool. There will be games, warm beverages, s’mores, and more. Advance registration is required. (Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for seniors 60+; $4 for children ages 1-17).

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ICE at Santa Monica

1324 Fifth Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Dec 28th - 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.

Snow Day LA

The Old Lodge

2002 Stadium Way

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Dec 28th - 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+)

Mammoths and Mastodons

La Brea Tar Pits

5801 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

The La Brea Tar Pits Museum is experiencing a takeover of epic proportions. Experience the Museum in a whole new way. The Mammoths and Mastodons exhibit features life-sized models, hands-on activities and the latest research on these amazing creatures. At this exhibit you can see these creatures come to life, find real fossils, and more. The Exhibit is now open to public. Please check the website for hours.

Moonlight Forest

Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanical Garden

301 N Baldwin Ave

Los Angeles, CA 91007

Dec 27th - 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.

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Enchanted Forest of Light

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 91011

Dec 27th - 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.

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice

800 Olympic Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Dec 27th - 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

Dec 27th – 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

Dec 27th - 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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