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Fun Things To Do This New Year's Eve Week in LA With Your Kids!

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 New Year‘s Eve week includes Snow Play at Kidspace Children’s Museum, Skating under Stars, NYELA at Grand Park, New Years Eve Celebrations, Rose Parade, and much more!

Kidspace Children's Museum

480 North Arroyo Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91103

Dec 30, 2019

9:30am - 5:00pm

Break out your mittens, boots, and hats to play in REAL snow at Kidspace Children’s Museum. Build a snowman, make snowballs and snow angels, and enjoy two live performances each day! Meet Jill & Jack Frost for special story times, cookie decorating, and holiday LEGO challenge, and more.

1324 5th St.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Dec 26th – Jan 20th

2 pm -10 pm

Ice at Santa Monica is an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink that is perfect for families and kids who love to ski. You can also book private or group skating lessons. Ice at Santa Monica is a seasonal event and will last till January 20, 2020.

Queen Mary

1126 Queens Highway

Long Beach, CA 90802

Now - Jan 1, 2020

Embrace the holiday spirit at Queen Mary Christmas with an adventure at the outdoor North Pole Village, ice skating at the True North Ice Rink circling a 26-ft Christmas tree. Jump aboard the QM Express Train or the Grand Carousel for more festive fun. Enjoy a sweet treat or libation as you watch live entertainment on the outdoor stage before climbing aboard the Queen Mary to take in the dazzling decor.

3901 Longview Valley Rd.

Sherman Oaks, California

Dec 30th - Jan 1, 2020

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The elaborate Christmas themed animatronics characters are returning with lights on display, dazzling light show, and a playlist of holiday tunes by the beloved DJ Jingles in Sherman Oaks at the resident of Mike Ziemkowski. The show runs every night until January 1, 2018. Check the website for exact times.

The Old Lodge

2002 Stadium Way

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Dec 26th - Dec 29th

LA's first winter themed tubing park is where to be this new year 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.

Irvine Spectrum Center 

670 Spectrum Center Dr.

Irvine, CA 92618

Dec 30th - 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.

Los Angeles Zoo

5333 Zoo Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Dec 30th - Jan 5th

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

L.A.’s brightest holiday tradition is only here till January 5th and this is your last chance to see the amazing Lights! Make unforgettable holiday memories as you explore this wild wonderland of light under the stars at the beautiful L.A. Zoo.

Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanical Garden

301 N Baldwin Ave

Los Angeles, CA 91007

Dec 30th - Jan 12th

This evening wonderland is a must see before it is gone. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and other themes create the mesmerizing experience of Moonlight Forest.

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 91011

Dec 30th - Jan 7, 2020

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 are $30 for the general public.

Los Angeles Zoo

5333 Zoo Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Dec 31st

Celebrate the new year in style with express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, buffet dinner with dessert, dancing, live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop, and more.  Festive photos are available courtesy of PRIMs Photo Booth. After the party, families are welcome to enjoy L.A. Zoo Lights until closing. Tickets are $70 for adults, and $45 for children 2-12. Includes express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights.

N.Y.E.L.A. at Grand Park

200 N Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dec 31st

Dance your heart out and into 2020 with your family. Grand Park and The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. welcome new beginnings with a countdown on City Hall. Enjoy live music, food and photo booths in one big, beautiful, colorful Angeleno experience to remember! Experience a spectacular interactive countdown featuring 3D digital video mapping on City Hall. (Free)

The Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th St.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Dec 31st

A scrumptious and sumptuous complimentary buffet supper starts off the event, then "on with the show!" as acclaimed Actors' Repertory Theatre brings you a highly entertaining, family-friendly Rudie-DeCarlo musical revue, with prizes, sing-a-long songs, dancing in the aisles, humor, and other delights culled from five decades of Santa Monica Playhouse productions.

Finger-snapping '40s jazz, foot-stompin' country rock, Jewish patter songs, romantic ballads — this show has it all! Add champagne, non-alcoholic sparkling cider, hats, tiaras, leis, noisemakers, and surprises, and you have a not-to-be-missed New Year's Eve celebration.

Burton Chase Park

13650 Mindanao Way

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Dec 31stg

Ring in 2020 with your family and loved ones at the Marina’s annual fireworks show. Don’t miss the Glow Party, 7 p.m. through midnight, with activities the whole family will enjoy. Watch a live broadcast of the east and west coast countdowns to 2019, plus fireworks at 8:59 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Admission is free, with food for purchase.


7662 Beach Blvd.

Buena Park, CA 90620

Dec 31st

Bring in the New Year by traveling back in time for the celebration of the century! Enjoy Two-Hour Tournament, Four-Course Feast, Admission to the Museum of Torture, Midnight Countdown with the Knights of the Realm, Champagne Toast (for adults only), Party Favors, DJ, and Dancing.

Burton Chase Park

13650 Mindanao Way

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Dec 31st

Marina del Rey rings in the new year in style, starting with a free family-friendly glow party. Head to Burton Chace Park for a Glow Party from 7 p.m. to midnight, with face painting, DJ music, dancing, and food trucks. Watch live broadcasts of the east and west coast countdowns to the New Year, with fireworks at 8:59 p.m. and again at 11:59 p.m. Admission is free, and food is available for purchase. Parking is $8 at Lot #77 and Lot #4 on Mindanao Way. Register online in advance for free tickets.

Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 N Arroyo Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91103

Dec 31st

Midnight is way past bedtime, so celebrate the new year early at Kidspace! Ring in the (almost) new year with live DJ's, party hats, confetti, and more from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Dance till the count down to the stroke of noon! Arrive early to avoid parking and admission line delays. The museum will close at 3:00pm for the holiday.

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608

Dec 31st

Be part of Hollywood’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood’s EVE event this December 31. Fill your day with heart-pounding rides and attractions, then party with music, dancing, photo-ops and a special midnight countdown celebration with fireworks.

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Dec 31st

Ring in 2020 at the New Year’s Eve Night Dive at the Aquarium of the Pacific. It will be a night to remember, with live bands playing in the Great Hall and DJs spinning in the galleries—all curated by the team that brings you Night Dive. This event will include dancing, a cash bar, small-bite appetizers for sale throughout the Aquarium, and a midnight countdown.

1313 Disneyland Dr.

Anaheim, CA 92802

Dec 31st

Ring in 2020 with pyrotechnical spectacles that light up the sky-special dual performances at Disneyland Park! Get the latest on all New Year’s Eve festivities across Disneyland Resort-many featuring guest DJs and special musical performers. Fireworks are at 9pm and 12am.

Knott's Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd.

Buena Park, CA 90620

Dec 31st

The New Year’s celebration at Knott's Berry Farm features entertaining activities for the whole family including a family friendly comedian, live bands, swing dancing and more. Count down the final moments of 2019 with music, party hats and noisemakers making this night extra special. Firework celebration starts at the stroke of midnight.

Rose Bowl

391 South Orange Grove Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91184

Jan 1, 2020

8 am - 12 pm

The Rose Parade begins at 8:00 am on January 1, 2020, in Pasadena. For millions of people around the world, the Rose Parade is an iconic New Year’s Day tradition. The Rose Parade travels 5 ½ miles down Colorado Blvd. and features four types of entries: floral-decorated floats entered by a participating corporation, non-profit organization or municipality, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament Entries. Rose Parade participants have long histories with the Tournament of Roses and keep the traditions alive.

Tournament of Roses Parade

Rose Bowl

391 South Orange Grove Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91184

Jan 1st - Jan 2nd

If you can't make it to the Rose Parade, join the Tournament of Rose Parade on January 1, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, or all day on January 2nd, and walk within feet of the floral and animated masterpieces parked along Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards to take a closer look at the design and workmanship that went into each float entry. Comfortable walking shoes and early arrival are suggested. No pets or bikes allowed. General admission tickets are $20 per person (free for children 5 and under).

Museum of Illusions

6751 Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood, CA 90028

Dec 2nd - Dec 31st

Discover a world of mind blowing 3D murals at Museum of Illusions. Located on Hollywood Blvd, tourists and locals, friends and family, people of all ages can visit us and create unforgettable memories. The Museum of Illusions is the place to be to have fun and let your imagination soar.

Pantages Theatre

6233 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Now - Feb 2nd 2020

FROZEN will celebrate its North American tour opening at the Pantages Theatre; December 4, 2019 through February 2, 2020. A mysterious secret. A family torn apart. As one sister struggles with being an outsider and harnessing her powers within, the other sets out on a thrilling adventure to bring her family together once again. Both are searching for love, but they’ll learn that to find it they’ll have to look inside themselves first.

5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

January 3, 2020

If you have never been to LACMA, you can get a free poster, discounts, and a welcome gift every first Friday of the month at LACMA. Plus, if you are a L.A. County resident, you can get free admission after 3pm.

411 West Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105

January 3, 2020

Get a free admission to Norton Simon Museum this Friday after 5pm and check out the collection of art and a fantastic outdoor garden.




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