Featured SoCal Events and Services

LA Youth Ballet Presents Nutcracker Dec. 22 & 23, at Alex Theatre 13-Year-Old Youth America Grand Prix Winner and Rising Dance Star Darrion Sellman is Nutcracker

Los Angeles Youth Ballet presents the world premiere of a new production of The Nutcracker by award-winning choreographer Andrea Paris-Gutierrez starring Joffrey Ballet principal dancers Jeraldine Mendoza (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Dylan Gutierrez (Sugar Plum Fairy's Cavalier) in three performances, Friday, December 22, 7 pm, and Saturday, December 23, 2 pm and 7 pm, at Glendale’s Alex Theatre.  … [Read More...]

Don’t Miss Santa HQ at Lakewood Center!

Lakewood Center, in partnership with HGTV, is hosting the North Pole’s most prominent resident at ‘Santa HQ.’ Families are encouraged to partake in an interactive, digital experience at Santa’s workshop. Guests will be engaged during their visit with Santa due to Santa HQ’s incorporation of an augmented reality environment and captivating social media experience. Upon entering Santa HQ, kids will … [Read More...]

The Queen Mary’s All-New CHILL Unveils Calendar of International Holiday Celebrations Nightly Entertainment Honors Holidays from Around the Globe

The world-famous Queen Mary invites guests to embark on an international holiday expedition this winter with the unveiling of the all-new CHILL, open December 13, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Featuring the first-ever Ice Adventure Park in the U.S., the newly-inspired CHILL offers a rush of icy family fun with nightly entertainment throughout the park including international cultural celebrations, … [Read More...]

Dana Point Harbor Welcomes “A Superhero Holiday” Boat Parade Dec. 8-16 Enjoy free holiday activities, Santa, superheroes, and more by the water's edge

Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, the County of Orange, OC Parks and Dana Point Harbor invite families to celebrate the season with “A Superhero Holiday” at the 43rd Annual Boat Parade of Lights. Enjoy jolly activities with a superhero twist on select dates December 8-16 by the water’s edge. The 43rd  Annual Boat Parade of Lights will take place on December 8, 9, 15 and 16 and feature the theme “A … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Shooby Dooby Down to Ruby’s Diner for Breakfast with Santa December 17

WHO: Ruby’s Diner Laguna Hills WHAT: Shooby Dooby down to Ruby’s Diner on Sunday, December 17 for a very special breakfast with Santa. Guests ages 12 and under can enjoy a pancake breakfast special for $9.99 that includes a holiday photo with Santa afterwards. WHERE: Ruby’s Diner Laguna Hills 24155 Laguna Hills Mall #1636, Laguna Hills, CA  WHEN: Sunday, December 17 10 a.m.-1 … [Read More...]

Celebrate Christmas with the Animals of the OC Zoo December 16

The County of Orange and OC Parks invite the community to celebrate the holiday season with the animals of the OC Zoo on Saturday, December 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. during Christmas at the OC Zoo. Christmas at the OC Zoo welcomes families to watch animals of all sizes open treat-filled gifts hidden inside Christmas trees and gift boxes. Children can delight in visits with Santa Claus and story … [Read More...]

LA Travel Destination: Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

Tonight (and every Wednesday) is Arabian Nights (5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.), featuring Disney’s ALADDIN theme skate performance. And a few other fun events going on: Silent Skate Party - Holiday Ice Rink presents its Silent Skate Party on Thursday, Nov. 30 and Wednesday, Dec. 13. Choose from three different channels of music and dance/skate the night away! Costumes are encouraged and skaters of all … [Read More...]

Lythgoe Family Panto’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – A CHRISTMAS ROSE

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – A CHRISTMAS ROSE marks Lythgoe Family Panto’s inaugural production at the venerable Pasadena Civic Auditorium and their sixth consecutive Panto presentation in Pasadena, five of which were presented at Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California. As part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to develop theatre for young audiences, a portion of Lythgoe Family … [Read More...]

Ruby’s Diner Celebrates 35 Years of America’s Favorite Burgers, Fries and Shakes on December 7

 Thursday, December 7 Ruby’s Diner celebrates 35 years of America’s favorite burgers, fries and shakes. On the milestone date, all Ruby’s Diner locations** will offer the classic RubyBurger with French fries for just $2.99 while supplies last. Proceeds from each sale will directly benefit The Ruby Dooby Foundation and Spark of Love. Ruby’s Diner invites guests to enjoy a classic RubyBurger and … [Read More...]

Featured Products

It’s time for Holiday Gift Suggestions! This week: The HP Sprocket 2-in-1, the evevu CUBE, Grow Love with Me by Yoko Ono and more!

          Is there someone on your gift shopping list that loves to take photos? They will love the HP Sprocket 2-in-1! I don't leave home for events without it! I absolutely love it because it's easy to use, completely small and easy to take on the go and it is so easy to print from social media. You simply connect your social media accounts to the HP Sprocket app and you're good to go! … [Read More...]

It’s still not too late to order Photo Cards! Walmart and Hallmark have you covered! Hallmark’s collection of Holiday photo cards are available on Walmart Photo!

It's not too late to get out Holiday cards! With the help of Walmart Photo and Hallmark, you can get your cards done super quick! All of Hallmark’s exclusive designs are located here.  I love all the designs this year and what I really like is there are so many different options. You can order online and pick up the same day! I like the variety of designs available. I've always been a big fan or … [Read More...]

Lifesaving holiday gifts for under $10! Great Stocking Stuffers!

The full line of products from the professional safety company resqme, Inc. provide lifesaving solutions in different emergency situations. These four smart safety tools retail for $9.95 and are a must-have to keep the family safe on and off the road.     The resqme® is made in the USA and is the original 2-in-1 car escape tool which cuts jammed seatbelts and breaks … [Read More...]

Stop by Rubio’s this Holiday Season!

Are you out and about this busy holiday season? Maybe Holiday shopping? Well, I know that I can always use a break from shopping to get lunch! What better place than Rubio's? I just love their food and it's a great place to go and take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle or to get take out to bring home so you don't have to cook dinner! One of my new favorites this season is the Rubio’s … [Read More...]

The top 3 strollers of 2018

If you are expecting a child, you are in for quite a treat. Before the baby comes however, there is much to be done, especially if you are a new parent. It is amazing how much stuff a little tiny baby needs to be taken care of. Bottles, sleepers, diapers, strollers, and blankets are just a few things that are needed when you have a new baby. When you begin shopping for these necessary items that … [Read More...]

Shh! Top Spots Parents Hide Christmas Gifts from their Kids

Looks like “Santa,” or should we say mom and dad, might make it on the naughty list next year! From wrapping paper swaps to half-eaten cookies, parents are going to tricky lengths to ensure their kids don’t discover the truth about Santa and,  at zulily, they're finding out just what those lengths will be…Read below for a few of their favorite holiday stats (polled from parents just like … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

MAM has your last minute gifts covered this December!

     Still looking for the perfect gift or stocking stuffer? MAM has a special promotion in December that you won't want to miss! While supplies last, receive a FREE pack of MAM Winter pacifiers when purchasing a set of MAM Personalized Pacifiers! We have teamed up for a special Holiday Giveaway! One winner will win a $40 gift package of assorted MAM items including their winter pacifiers! … [Read More...]

The 10th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade at Marina Park – Wednesday, Dec. 13 Special Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!

This is sure to be a fun event! One winner (and their family) will win an invite for an opportunity to enjoy opening night festivities at Marina Park! There will be Face Painters and Caricature Artists, Food Vendors and more! Fireworks too! Located at 1600 W. Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92663 Opening Night Festivities at Marina Park Locals and visitors alike can enjoy the … [Read More...]

R.M. Palmer Introduces New Holiday Confections for 2017! Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!

        R.M. Palmer is pleased to introduce new confections for the 2017 Holiday season!  These festive and delicious treats offer eye-catching packaging that mixes classic holiday charm with a modern twist.   New holiday products include:   Stocking Puppies: Foiled in life-like Golden Retriever and Dalmatian graphics, the adorable puppies are the perfect stocking stuffer. … [Read More...]

Sing to your baby in Spanish!: Cántale A Tu Bebé! Giveaway Opportunity!

Picture Book with Downloadable Music; Vocals by Sonia De Los Santos and Jorge Anaya Available from booksellers everywhere GRAMMY® winning musicians and authors Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer want to dispel the notion that a parent has to have tubes like Adele or Bruno Mars to enjoy music with their infants. Their Sing To Your Baby project gives parents the confidence, songs and a toolkit to … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Dolly Parton’s First Children’s Album ‘I Believe In You’ Proceeds to Benefit Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's first children's album was released nationwide this past October. All 14 tracks on I Believe In You were written and performed by Dolly Parton. “My first album was released 50 years ago and it's been an amazing 50 years since then. I am very excited that now I'm coming out with my first children's album in all of those 50 years. I'm proudest of all that all of the proceeds from … [Read More...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Just as Mind-Boggling As The Others!

Following the events of The Force Awakens, Rey begins her Jedi training under Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled about Rey's immense strength with the Force. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to continue the fight against the First Order, which is led by Kylo Ren and the mysterious Snoke. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Michelle C. comments, “…my only hope was that Star Wars: The Last Jedi would be just as … [Read More...]

Books that would make great gifts!

For the little fishes on your Christmas list, consider ALL FISH FACES: Photos and Fun Facts about Tropical Reef Fish. This special book was created by Tam Warner Minton, an empty-nester turned solo world traveler, who created this book to help children learn all about the colorful tropical fish faces beneath the sea. ALL FISH FACES shows you up-close images of tropical reef fish while providing … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Beauty Stocking Stuffers!

Savor Skin With Treets Traditions Body Oils!            Treets Traditions collection of body oils comfort tired and parched skin for effortless nourishment. Featuring a unique blend of herbs our ancestors passed down through generations to provide healing and nurturing, Treets Traditions body oils help rejuvenate and restore dull winter skin. Treets Traditions – Relaxing Chakra’s Body … [Read More...]

Shake It Up! With Rimmel London this Fall! Beauty Must-Haves!

  NEW! RIMMEL LONDON BROW SHAKE FILLING POWDER Edge Your Look in an instant with the NEW! Rimmel London Brow Shake Brow Filling Powder, a lightweight, three-in-one brow powder to fill, define and line your brows with ease and on-point precision. Its soft, long-wear formula creates bold, impactful brows, and can also double … [Read More...]

Sally Hansen for the Holidays!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Mini Sets, $9.99 Jazz up those tips and get jolly with the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure™ holiday collection of mini sets; quaint quartets of festive polishes in festive hues. The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure™ offers 7 benefits in 1 bottle, allowing you to skip the salon, for a party ready manicure. The chip-resistant polish with Keratin … [Read More...]

Jergens Nourishing Honey Dry Skin Moisturizer is a Must-Buy for the upcoming Winter!

Does your skin seem drier in the Winter? I know that mine does! There is a solution! Keep your skin hydrated this winter with the new Jergens Nourishing Honey Dry Skin Moisturizer. It made my skin feel softer instantly and it's great to use after the shower! WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: Honey is currently one of the most buzzed about ingredients in skincare. Formulated with antioxidant-packed Orange … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Doggy Desserts: 125 Homemade Treats for Happy, Healthy Dogs by Cheryl Gianfrancesco is a Must-Buy this Holiday!

Are you baking cookies this holiday season? How about making some delicious treats for your pups? Doggy Desserts: 125 Homemade Treats for Happy, Healthy Dogs is a must-buy! I am looking forward to using it next week to bake some yummy cookies for the special dogs in our life. I love this book because it has some really great recipes and you do not have to go out and find complicated ingredients. … [Read More...]

Atlas is Pet of the Week!

Atlas may be as strong as the mythical Titan he’s named for, but the shelter staff call him Lover Boy! He’ll run to you to give you kisses! He’s jolly and loves being with people, and he knows “sit” and “stay.” Atlas came in as a stray and his family didn’t come to look for him, but he’s not one to carry the world on his shoulders, like his namesake. Make his holiday happy—meet him at 7700 East … [Read More...]

Jack is Pet of the Week!

Noble, stately, dignified, loyal—they all describe Jack, a 6-year-old male boxer mix with brindle fur. Jack knows some commands, loves treats and loves people as well. He seems to be waiting for his people to come back for him—but they won’t. They left him at the shelter and went away. Can you make the holidays happy for him? He’ll return the favor a hundredfold. Meet Jack on the shelter side of … [Read More...]

Sandy is Pet of the Week!

Sandy, a female German shepherd mix, was found tied up in a brush-covered area, skinny and thirsty. She cooperated beautifully with the animal control officer, and she’s had a lot of good meals, a cleanup and lots of love. But she also has entropion, an extremely painful condition in which the eyelids are rolled inward toward the eye. Surgery is needed to correct it. At only 5 years old and as … [Read More...]