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7 Fun Things to Do In Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend

It's your last weekend to enjoy Chill at the Queen Mary - one of the fun things to do this weekend with kids in Los Angeles

On this first weekend of the new year, there are lots of fun things to do in Los Angeles with your kids! Before they go back to school, take advantage of viewing some special exhibitions that will be closing soon, attend a museum festival, make some art, and more.

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It's your last weekend to enjoy Chill at the Queen Mary - one of the fun things to do this weekend with kids in Los Angeles

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LA Zoo Lights and Reindeer Romp
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027

If you haven’t yet been to the Los Angeles Zoo to check out their yearly celebration, LA Zoo Lights and Reindeer Romp, this is your last chance. The festivities end on Sunday, January 7th. L.A. Lights happen each night between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Families will marvel at the holiday “wonderland of light.” With Reindeer Romp, children will have the chance to observe real reindeer, learn fun reindeer facts, make antler crafts, and more. Reindeer Romp is included in general Zoo admission; separate admission fees are required for LA Zoo Lights.

Cabrillo Art Corner
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, CA 90731

The Carbrillo Marine Aquarium hosts a free “Art Corner” on Saturday, January 6th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. On the first Saturday of each month, the Aquarium features an ocean-themed project. This event is open to all ages.

Oshogatsu Family Festival
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Japanese American National Museum invites families to its Oshogatsu Family Festival on Sunday, January 7th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. This free event celebrates the  Year of the Dog with live performances, arts and crafts, story time, and more. Check the website for a schedule of the day’s events.

Creation Station: Winter Wonders
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd., Long Beach, CA 90807

Children are invited to participate in this month’s Creation Station at Rancho Los Cerritos on Saturday, January 6th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This free drop-in event allows children to experiment with a variety of colorful materials as they create different arts and crafts. This month’s theme is Winter Wonders.

Enchanted: Forest of Light
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

Descanso Gardens doesn’t want families to miss out on an enchanting, beautiful nighttime experience. This special interactive event features a one-mile walk through “unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens.” Enchanted: Forest of Light runs nightly from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and ends on Sunday, January 7th. Timed tickets are available online. EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

CHILL at The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

Don’t forget; this is your last chance to experience an “International Christmas Expedition at the all-new CHILL.” The fun includes a 38,000-square foot Ice Adventure Park with ice tubings, ice skating, ice bumper cars, and lots more. You’ll also enjoy international food, live entertainment, and more! CHILL is open daily from 4:30 pm until 11:00 pm and ends on January 7th. Tickets are available online.

Chagall: Fantasies For the Stage
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Chagall: Fantasies For the Stage will only be on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art until Sunday, January 7th. This special exhibition “highlights the principal role that music and dance played in Chagall’s artistic practice.” Families will see Chagall’s costumes and set designs for four different stage productions. The special exhibition is now included in general Museum admission.



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