This is definitely the holiday season! Here are some holiday activities for families, friends and you! Enjoy!
A Whistling White House Wonderland
Richard Nixon Foundation, Library, & Museum
18001 Yorba Linda
714 528 0544
Vintage model trains fill the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.
The holiday season showcase reflects President Richard Nixon’s love of trains that began in his hometown of Yorba Linda.
For admission information, you’re going to want to check the website: nixonfoundation.org
The holiday display is made possible thanks to the generosity of Ruth Ann Segerstrom Moriarty, Pacific Mercantile Bank and The Cookie Element.
Train To Santa’s Workshop
Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 South “A” Street
951 943 3020
We can take the train to Santa’s Workshop at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris. Once this special train gets the family to Santa’s Workshop, children have a play and craft area as well as some Christmas time with Santa.
Ticket prices start at $15.00. For more details take a look at the website: http://www.oerm.org
Titanic at the Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
40 Presidential Drive
805 522 2977
Time is running out to see Titanic at the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The 10-thousand square foot exhibition curates hundreds of Titanic artifacts that have not been together since the ship’s fateful night in 1912. The venue also includes items from the 1997 movie.
Titanic at the Reagan Library closes January 7th, 2018.
5230 Camino Ruiz
1 866 999 8111
Also moving on in January, what has been described as “THE BEST SHOW EVER!” Cavalia Odysseo’s artistic equestrian and theatrical production is happening in Camarillo. Audiences are taken to a live Hollywood-style movie set, where the moving interactions between human and horse are at the heart of the action. Layers of mesmerizing decor are combined with live music, gravity-defying acrobatics and aerial stunts. Add the staggering effects created by state-of-the-art scenery creating a sumptuous feast for the senses.
Ticket information is available at avalia.com/venturacounty
Sawdust Art Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road
949 494 3030
Also closing Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach. This is the last weekend to shop one-of-a-kind gifts created by more than one-hundred artists. In addition, to unique and rare treasures, there’s live entertainment, art classes and art demonstrations. Oh, and don’t forget Santa Claus might stop by for photo opportunities.
Check the website sawdustartfestival.org for ticket and festival hours information.
Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel @ 10am
21900 Vanowen Street
This won’t be around much longer either. At Westfield Topanga, we can see Michelagelo’s breathtaking SISTINE CHAPEL without going to the Vatican! One of the world’s greatest artistic achievements has been reproduced in near original size at Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park. For ticket information, check the website: westfield.com/upclose.
This unique art experience closes the end of this month.
380 Santa Monica Pier
310 260 8744
Santa Monica’s Pacific Park is a place for holiday play. L.A.’s only admission free amusement park offer 12 amusement rides, 14 midway games, an oceanfront food plaza, retail shops and the world’s only solar powered ferris wheel.
For operation hours, check the pacpark.com website.
Most Wanted Holiday Toys 2017
Time to Play Magazine
While we’re on the subject of play, TIME TO PLAY MAGAZINE has released its list of the “Most Wanted Holiday Toys” for 2017 to help you with your last minute toy shopping. There’s something for all age groups and all interests. Check the website: http://www.TTPM.com/mostwanted
Hanukkah Menorah Lighting @ 7:30pm
Sherman Oaks Galleria
15301 Ventura Boulevard
818 382 4100
This is not just Christmas time, it’s Hanukkah time, the eight day Jewish Festival of Lights, remembering the Hebrew victory against the Greeks more than 2,000 years ago to practice their religion without restriction.
We can celebrate the holiday at the Sherman Oaks Galleria at a special Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Saturday night at 7:30.
An Evening with Jenifer Lewis @ 7pm
Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
4718 West Washington Boulevard
ABC’s “Blackish” television star Jenifer Lewis, the author of the new book THE MOTHER OF BLACK HOLLYWOOD, lights up the stage at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, where she invites us to her show and book signing “An Evening with Jenifer Lewis.”
The actress, singer, comedian and activist will talk about her show business career as well as coping with ups and downs of bipolar disorder.
The event begins at 7pm.
Magic of Lights
O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone
Auto Club Speedway
9300 Cherry Avenue
800 944 RACE
There’s a new drive through experience at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. This is MAGIC OF LIGHTS.
From the comfort of our own vehicles, we wind through the sparkling nearly two mile path in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone.
To learn more about the Inland Empire’s newest holiday tradition, here’s the website: http://www.autoclubspeedway.com/magicoflights
L.A. Zoo Lights
5333 Zoo Drive
323 644 4200
L.A.’s bright lights holiday tradition returns to the Los Angeles Zoo. L.A. Zoo Lights takes us on a 60-to-90 minute tour of the zoo featuring creative animal themed light displays, including 3D projections, lasers, and thousands of holiday lights.
Ticket price information is available at lazoolights.org
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