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 November 23-25! Attend a performance at the Disney Concert Hall, visit the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, enjoy the annual La Habra Tamale Festival, and much more!
And be sure to click here to read our post “Things To Do With Kids In Los Angeles During Thanksgiving Week.”
Open House – The Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater is hosting an Open House on Friday, November 23rd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This special event is a celebration of the performances that have taken place in this original space, dating all the way back to 1963. On November 23rd, families can speak with puppeteers and staff as well as go on tours of the space. No reservations are needed for the Open House. (This will be the last day at this location).
12th Annual Science of Gingerbread
Discovery Cube Orange County
2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
The Science of Gingerbread exhibition will be at the Discovery Cube from November 23rd until January 6, 2019. Learn about how everything we do in the kitchen involves science, math, and engineering. Kids can build a candy car and compete in the Gingerbread Derby, visit with Santa (on select days), and many other fun activities. The Science of Gingerbread is included in general museum admission ($19.95 for visitors 15+; $16.95 for visitors 62+; $14.95 for children ages 3-14; and free for children 2 and younger). Tickets are available online.
Small Business Saturday
Multiple Locations throughout Los Angeles
No need to go to a mall or large department store to start your holiday shopping. Shop locally, and take advantage of Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 24th. Also, be sure to check out the annual “We Heart Eagle Rock Block Party” a day-long event supporting small business in Eagle Rock (and featuring a special Family Zone).
Space Camp! (Grades 3-5)
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
The Central Library invites children in grades 3-5 to a special Space Camp activity on Saturday, November 24th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. “Get ready for the Insight Mars Mission Landing Event with STEAMy activities and a Storytime from Space!”
Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Brahms and his First Symphony
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Brahms and his First Symphony is happening on Saturday, November 24th at 11:00 am. “Through the eyes of a young girl desperate to finish a homework assignment, learn why it took one of the most famous composers, Johannes Brahms, more than two decades to write his first symphony.” These special events are designed for children ages 5-11 and also include hands-on workshops, including art-making and an instrument petting zoo. Ticket information is available online. (This performance is also scheduled for December 1st).
Home Depot Kids Workshops: Gingerbread Man Ornament
Several locations including
5600 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Get into the holiday spirit at the free Home Depot Kids Workshop on Saturday, November 24th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Children will assemble a gingerbread picture frame that can also serve as an adorable Christmas ornament. Once built, children will decorate the frame with paint and holiday stickers. Children will go home with their craft, a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin (while supplies last). Register online to reserve your spot.
Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)
5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Craft & Folk Art Museum invites families to its annual Holiday Marketplace happening on Saturday, November 24th (11:30 am to 5:00 pm) and Sunday, November 25th (11:00 am to 5:00 pm). This event is a special gift-shopping opportunity as well as museum fundraiser. Enjoy music and complimentary refreshments while browsing “handmade goods made by a curated selection of dynamic and vibrant makers in Los Angeles.” The marketplace is free with museum admission. (General admission is $9; seniors 65+, students, and teachers are $7; and children under 10 are free).
La Habra Tamale Festival
Euclid St. between La Habra Blvd. and Lambert Rd., La Habra, CA
The largest tamale festival in Orange County is happening on Sunday, November 25th. This all-day, free festival (9:00 am to 6:00 pm) features live musical and dance performances, a craft pavilion, contests, a health and wellness area, tamale making classes, a kid’s zone, and lots of delicious food. Be sure to check the website for information on the free shuttle.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade
Hollywood Blvd., Vine St., and Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA
The Hollywood Christmas Parade begins at 5:00 pm Sunday, November 25th. This annual event signifies the start of the holiday season for many local families. Enjoy marching bands, equestrian units, live performances, giant balloons, celebrities, and much more. Ticket information is available online.
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