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Fun Things To Do in Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend

Every Weekend there are amazing Things to do in Los Angeles with Kids! We’ve curated a list of what we think are the most fun, most interesting and hopefully will result in LA parents and kids having the best time together as a family.

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Things to do in Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend

Families will find lots of fun things to do in Los Angeles with your kids this weekend, December 14-16! Enjoy a Ranch Christmas at Rancho Los Alamitos, play in the snow by the beach, celebrate Las Posadas at Olvera Street, and much more.

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Festival of Carols is one of the fun events this weekend to celebrate the holidays. #losangeles #losangelesholiday

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A Ranch Christmas
Rancho Los Alamitos
6400 E. Bixby Hill Rd., Long Beach, CA 90815

Families are invited to have “A Ranch Christmas” at Rancho Los Alamitos from Wednesday, December 12th through Friday, December 14th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Pick a date to celebrate the holiday season with a special evening visit featuring a tour of the historic Ranch House (decorated in 1930s holiday style), holiday music, refreshments, and the chance to visit the ranch animals. The event is free; however, reservations are required for parking.



2018 Beach Winter Wonderland
Dockweiler Youth Center
12505 Vista Del Mar, Los Angeles, CA 90293

The 2018 Beach Winter Wonderland is happening on Saturday, December 15th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This free event offers fun for the whole family including bouncers, winter-themed activities, and real snow at the beach! Admission is free; however, for faster entry and access to all attractions, each entrant must show a printed or digital ticket. RSVP online.


Festival of Carols
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Enjoy the sounds of the season at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on  Saturday, December 15th at 2:00 pm. The “Festival of Carols” includes traditional favorite holiday music as well as new arrangements all performed by the singers of the Los Angeles Master Chorale! Tickets are available online. (Children under 6 are not permitted to Master Chorale concerts). 


Annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Celebration
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

Families are invited to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza on Saturday, December 15th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm for their Annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Celebration. Enjoy live entertainment, giveaways, a S’mores bar, sledding and snow play, a visit from Santa, and more.


Annual Parade of 1000 Lights
Shoreline Village
401-435 Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach, CA 90802

Head to Long Beach on Saturday, December 15th for the city’s Annual Boat Parade of 1000 Lights. The festivities begin at 5:00 pm and finish at 7:00 pm. The parade starts outside the Shoreline Marina. Enjoy the sights of colorfully decorated boats and yachts as they sail past. Prime viewing spots include Shoreline Village, the Queen Mary, and Rainbow Harbor.


Family Flicks Film Series: A Christmas Story
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

The Hammer Museum invites families to a free screening of A Christmas Story on Sunday, December 16th at 11:00 am. The 1983-holiday classic, which tells the story of Ralphie’s Christmas wish, is recommended for children 8 and older.


The International Peace Choir Performance
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

The International Peace Choir Performance is happening at Pretend City Children’s Museum on Sunday, December 16th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. “The International Peace Choir Performance is a non-profit organization that embraces a vision of worldwide peace.” During this performance, the choir will perform traditional tunes and holiday favorites. The performers are all children between the ages of 5-17 and serve as Peace Ambassadors, wearing clothing that represents their heritages and cultural backgrounds.


Handcrafted Holidays
Westfield Topanga and The Village
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, Ca 91303

Westfield Topanga and The Village invites families to participate in “Handcrafted Holidays” on Sunday, December 16th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Kids can create their own Holiday Stocking at this special crafting event. This is a standing-room only event and takes place outdoors so dress warmly. Families must RSVP online to reserve their space. Tickets are $10 each and benefit The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. Details are available online.


Las Posadas
Olvera Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Olvera Street hosts its yearly Las Posadas event from Sunday, December 16th through Monday, December 24th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm each night. This yearly event is  a nine-night re-enactment of the journey of Mary and Joseph. Each night families will enjoy singing, a candlelight procession, and a children’s piñata breaking.

Want to learn about fun things to do with kids in your neighborhood? Check out our Los Angeles Neighborhood Guide.

Want to know where to go and what to do to celebrate The Holidays? Read our Guide to Holiday Fun in Los Angeles.

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