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 Martin Luther's Day weekend includes Lunar Celebrations Martin Luther King's Holiday Celebrations, Ben Franklin's Birthday Celebration and more!
Lunar New Year at Disneyland
Disney California Adventure Park 1313 Disneyland Dr.
January 17 - Feb 9, 2020
Lunar New Year celebration starts this weekend at Disney California Adventure Park. Learn about Asian cultures, enjoy special appearances by popular Disney characters, marvel at Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, enjoy Asian cuisine with a Disney twist, enjoy lots of live entertainment, and more.
Saban Theatre 8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
January 18, 2020
The 2020 Chinese New Year event will be divided into three parts: a variety show, a "Jing-Jin-Ji" photo exhibition and a cultural heritage crafts display and demonstration. The variety show will feature performance groups from Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei with Chinese acrobatics, martial arts, folk dance, traditional music, Peking opera and more.
The cultural heritage crafts display and demonstration will include Chinese culture painting and folk arts. During the VIP reception, you can engage in a ceremonial tea service and paper cutting demonstration, while enjoying folk music and elaborate Peking Opera costumes.
SGI Auditorium 525 Wilshire Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90401
January 18, 2020
The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra invites you and your family to its Annual Martin Luther King Holiday Concert this Saturday. This event is free and features open seating.
1324 5th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
January 3 – January 20, 2020
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.
Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
January 18, 2020
The Skirball Cultural Center is hosting the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Concert this Saturday. The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles will perform an array of uplifting numbers, including “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “From Sea to Shining Sea,” and “I Have a Dream”—an orchestral and choral setting of Dr. King’s 1963 speech delivered during the March on Washington. The program will also feature the winners of the SCLC Annual Oratorical and Essay Contest.
Microsoft Store Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Jan 17th - Jan 19th
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., kids will learn to create and share their own digital art inspired by MLK’s “I have a dream” speech. They’ll explore the basics of Fresh Paint and Photos, using life like oil and watercolors, pastels, and more to craft their own creations.
At the end of the workshop, participants will have the chance to use their new skills to create artwork that expresses what “I have a dream” means to them. (Free)
The Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
January 19, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marking its 11th year, the highly anticipated annual Lunar New Year celebration returns to kick-off the Year of the Metal Rat, hosted by The Americana at Brand on Sunday, January 19, 2020. The festivities will feature an opening parade highlighting the classic Dragon Dance, as well as the Lion Dance, traditional Korean and Chinese dances and a dazzling magic show. Additional activities include calligraphy, sugar painting, dough figurine making and more.
The International Printing Museum
315 W Torrance Blvd
Carson, CA 90745
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join the good Doctor on his 314th Birthday where he will regale guests on his life and many inventions. Family friendly show at 11 am and adult show at 1 pm. A Special Question & Answer period with his revolutionary friends at 2:15 pm. Reservations are highly recommended. Enjoy refreshments and birthday cake with Dr. Franklin after each performance. On-going activities throughout the day include printing historical keepsakes on the Museum’s antique presses, as well as tours of the gallery and printing demonstrations.
STAR Eco Station Tour
10101 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
January 18-19, 20202
Take a guided tour at the STAR Eco Station to see over two hundred rescued exotic wildlife, from tropical fish to tortoises, from parrots to pythons. Each tour is led by an Eco Station staff member, and features fun animal facts, hands-on animal encounters, surprising rescue stories, environmental exhibits, and innovative approaches to going green.
Museum of Illusions
6751 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Jan 10th -- Jan 12th
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.
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Now - Feb 2, 2020
FROZEN will celebrate its North American tour 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.