Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA This Weekend, Nov 15 - 17

Updated: Nov 17, 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 The Polar Express, Ice at Santa Monica, Skating Under the Stars, That Holiday Feeling on Rodeo Drive, Jack and the Giant at Nine O'clock Players Theatre, and much more!


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The Polar Express

Fillmore & Western Railway 

N Main St, Fillmore, CA 93015

Nov 14th - Dec 29th


The magical story comes to life as families board a one-hour journey to the North Pole to meet Santa. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, characters lead fantastic onboard entertainment – just like in the film! Car hosts punch golden tickets and dancing chefs serve each passenger hot chocolate and a delicious cookie. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride!


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.

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.

The Jolly Trolley With Mrs. Claus on Rodeo Drive!

280 N Rodeo Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Nov 15th

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join Mrs. Claus for a complimentary scenic tour of the city's holiday lights on the Beverly Hills Trolley. Boarding is at the southeast corner of Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way.

Autumn Festival at Aquarium of the Pacific!

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Nov 16th - Nov 17th

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Delve into the arts, cultures, and marine environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s eighteenth annual Autumn Festival. Autumn Festival highlights the traditions and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines through a weekend of learning opportunities and family entertainment celebrating the rich diversity of Asian and Asian-American cultures.


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.

33rd Israel Film Festival Screenings

8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Nov 13th - Nov 26th


Celebrate the best Israeli feature films, documentaries, TV series and short films at one of the biggest cultural events for Israeli cinema and television in the US.

A holiday treat: The Magic Flute

Music Center 

135 N Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Nov 16th - Dec 15th


True love is never easy. Especially when there's a giant, angry spider, and she's your mom! A dazzling celebration of love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports you into an enchanted world where good battles the forces of darkness. ( Not recommended for kids under 6)

Moonlight Forest

Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanical Garden

301 N Baldwin Ave

Los Angeles, CA 91007

Now - 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.

Jack and The Giant

Assistance League Theatre

Nine O'clock Players

1367 North St. Andrews Place

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Nov 17th 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 17th

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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