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Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA This Weekend, Nov 8 - 10

Updated: Nov 19, 2019


There is always so much to do with kids in Los Angeles, and at Fun With Kids in LA, we are dedicated to bring you the best of them. Our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles this weekend includes Ice at Santa Monica, Holiday Dinner at American Girl Place, Skating Under the Stars, Very Special Arts Festival, Coco Live at Hollywood Bowl, Jack and the Giant at Nine O'clock Players Theatre, and much more!


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Ice at Santa Monica

1324 5th St.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Nov 1st – Jan 20th

2 pm -10 pm


Every holiday season Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to our beachside community, transforming the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into the winter wonderland known as Ice at Santa Monica, an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink. You can also book private or group skating lessons.

Holiday Dinner at American Girl Place

189 The Grove Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Nov 8th

5:00pm - 7:30pm


Join the American Girl team for a special holiday celebration this Friday. The event will commence with a private trolley ride through The Grove followed by cookie decorating in the café and a spectacular window unveiling. Girls will enjoy a delicious dinner together and be eligible to enter a giveaway, with one lucky winner receiving an 18” doll of their choice!


OUE Skyspace LA

70th Floor of the U.S. Bank Tower

633 W. 5th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Now – Nov 22nd

11:00 am & 1:00 pm


To celebrate one million visitors, families can visit OUE Skyspace LA during the month of November for just $1! On Friday, November 1st, between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, take advantage of a $1 Entrance fee and $1 fee for the Skyslide Ride. And from November 2nd through Tuesday November 22nd, you can enjoy the Skyslide Ride for just $1! Check the website for details.

Skating Under the Stars

Irvine Spectrum Center 

670 Spectrum Center Dr.

Irvine, CA 92618

Now - Jan 2nd


Visit Giant Wheel Court to “skate under the stars” in Irvine’s very own winter wonderland. Open to the public daily, Irvine Spectrum’s ice rink is a perfect destination for family and friends to take a break and capture the true essence of the holidays by creating magical memories together.

Castle Builder: Build Your Kingdom

Discovery Cube Orange County 

2500 N Main St.

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Now - Jan 26th


Become master castle builders and build your own castle brick by brick! Explore the world of Castle Builder to learn the planning skills necessary to build a castle able to sustain your kingdom and ward off attacks.


Very Special Arts Festival

The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Plaza

135 N. Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Nov 8th

9:30 am – 1:00 pm


This free festival is an annual inclusive event celebrating the artistic achievements of students with all abilities. This year, the Festival’s theme is Homecoming. Enjoy a student art exhibit, visual and performing arts workshops, and performances on two stages.


Disney Pixar Coco: Live-to-Film Concert

Hollywood Bowl 

2301 N Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90068

Nov 8th - Nov 9th


To Celebrate Diá de los Muertos, the Beloved Oscar winning Disney and Pixar Film Coco is Reimagined at the Legendary Hollywood Bowl. Amazing Live-to-Film Concert Experience will Feature Live Orchestra and Digital Projection on the Shell of the Historic Venue.

The Adventures of Peter Rabbit

Theatre West

3333 Cahuenga Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90068

Now - Apr 4th

1 pm


Storybook Theatre's version of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale is hopping into Theatre West this Fall. As always at Storybook, there will be plenty of audience participation and singing and dancing. You can even expect audience members to join in a special version of “The Bunny Hop.” This funny version is specifically created to appeal to children and the whole family.

Sesame Street Live: Make Your Magic

Terrace Theater 

300 E Ocean Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90802

Nov 8th - Nov 10th


This weekend, take your kids to see Elmo and his friends at Terrace Theatre! When magician extraordinaire Justin visits Sesame Street to put on a magic show for the whole neighborhood, Elmo wants to be part of the big event. But there’s one problem … Elmo doesn’t know how to do magic. See the website for showtimes.

Noah’s Ark After Dark Pajama Party

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Nov 9th

5:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Wear your favorite PJs as you play with puppets, tell stories, and make new friends. Also enjoy a special dinner with the family. Advance tickets are required. This event is recommended for children ages 4 and older. Tickets available online.

Moonlight Forest

Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanical Garden

301 N Baldwin Ave

Los Angeles, CA 91007

Nov 9th - Jan 12th


A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland starting this weekend. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and other themes create the mesmerizing experience of Moonlight Forest.

Tree Lighting Concert

Citadel Outlets

100 Citadel Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90040

Nov 9th

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Enjoy live musical performances as well as a visit from Santa Claus for the lighting of the World’s Tallest Tree. And don’t forget to bring new, unwrapped toys to benefit the CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive.


Family fun with Thomas and Percy!

Southern California Railway Museum 

2201 S A St, Perris, CA 92570

Nov 9th - Nov 10th


Take a ride with Thomas, meet Percy and Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a day of family fun! Advanced Ticket Purchase is highly recommended and will be available online prior to the event.


Cultural Harvest Faire

Camp Fire USA Site

7070 E Carson St.

Long Beach, CA 90808

Nov 9th

10:00am - 4:00pm


Join the annual Cultural Harvest Faire in Long Beach this Saturday, November 9th. This event promises to be a day of fun and cultural enrichment for the whole family! There will be cultural booths from Mexico, Italy, China, Japan and Sweden, along with Polynesian crafts, Tea with the World Queens from Kenya and Samoa, and more.

Jack and The Giant

Assistance League Theatre

Nine O'clock Players

1367 North St. Andrews Place

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Nov 10rd at 2 pm


With singing, dancing and fantastical characters, "Jack and the Giant" is another gorgeous production of Nine O'clock Players full of fun and excitement for audiences of all ages! Tickets are only $15 per person and you can purchase them online.

Beverly Hills Farmers Market!

9300 Civic Center Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Nov 10th

9:00am - 1:00pm

The Beverly Hills Farmers' Market provides the finest California-grown, fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, juices, breads, specialty items and more in a festive outdoor setting. The market features special events such as a Kid's Zone and Story Time, and a Petting Zoo.





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