Sign up for The Coaster Run! Run, Walk and Ride the Coasters for Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)

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Run, Walk and Ride the Coasters for Talk About Curing Autism (TACA). The Coaster Run offers a 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and 1K Kids Fun Run in Bugs Bunny World followed by a finish-line expo. Purchase entrance to the theme park during checkout for more than half off regular price!

Distances:

5K (3.1 miles)
10K (6.2 miles)
1K Kids fun run in Bugs Bunny World

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Twitter: @RenegadeRace
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SoCal City Kids also has a special 10% off code to register! Just enter the code CITYKIDS. This expires when online registration closes or the race sells out.

Register here!

Credit: The Coaster Run/TACA.

Universal Studios Hollywood to Celebrate Lunar New Year with Kung Fu Panda’s Po and Tigress & Mandarin-Speaking MEGATRON January 21 to February 5

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The “Year of the Rooster” gets a wake-up call from DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda stars, Po and Tigress when they make their first-ever appearance during Universal Studios Hollywood’s annual Lunar New Year. The event is included in the price of theme park admission and will take place from Saturday, January 21 to Sunday, February 5, 2017.

A highlight of the time-honored tradition will mark the return of the Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON who will engage guests in conversation characteristic of his persona as the leader of the DECEPTICON.  MEGATRON – an ominous 12-foot-tall sentient robot – is one of the stars of Universal Studios’ award-winning thrill ride, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D.” Also joining the festivities will be theme park characters, Curious George and Woody Woodpecker, who will don festive Chinese attire.

Lunar New Year comes to life within Universal Plaza, situated at the heart of the theme park where guests will be ushered into the polygon-shaped piazza, under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and a stunning plum blossom arch. Inside they will encounter a dozen lampposts, each featuring banners of the twelve zodiac animal signs along with three symbolic attributes. A selection of Asian-inspired treats will also be available, including pastries decorated with the Chinese characters for “Rooster” and “Fortune.”

Year-round, Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature Studio Tour offers guests a revealing look at an authentic movie and television studio in select languages, including Mandarin.  Expertly-trained Mandarin-speaking tour guides provide insight into the world of movie-making magic as guests enjoy a front row seat and behind-the-scenes access to one of the largest production studios in the world.  In-language park maps are also available for guests.

As part of the celebratory Lunar New Year event, guests are also invited to toast the “Year of the Rooster” at Universal CityWalk’s newest restaurant, Dongpo Kitchen, serving upscale and modern Sichuan cuisine. Inspired by China’s premiere restaurant Meizhou Dongpo and its renowned and innovative owners, Chef Mr. Wang and his wife Mrs. Liang, Dongpo Kitchen, features the comforts of a casual dining environment with both indoor and al fresco seating and caters to an eclectic palate with a variety of signature dishes ranging from Dongpo fried noodles, roasted duck salad, spicy chicken to specialty beverage shakes such as dragon well green tea and roasted oolong milk tea.

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Mandarin-speaking guests can learn more about the Lunar New Year event at www.ush.cn.  Information is also available on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Weibo @好莱坞环球影城.

For California residents, Universal Studios Hollywood’s recently introduced California Neighbor Pass is chock full of benefits, enabling guests to choose any day for their first visit and return to enjoy Universal Studios Hollywood for select days and weekends. Discounts on general admission tickets for friends and family to the theme park also include access to special events, such as Lunar New Year.

Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood.

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and Flight of the Hippogriff™, Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster.  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM.” and the all-new “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction.  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The destination also features the Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, including the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.

Benjamin Franklins Electric Birthday Celebration Saturday January 14

Come celebrate the birthday of our Founding Father Ben Franklin! Highlights of the day include two special presentations by Dr. Franklin himself in the Museum’s Heritage Theatre, working tours of the Museum’s collection, and printing of colonial souvenirs. Join all the festivities with birthday cake, punch and more. Rumors abound that George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Madame Brillon from France will pay their respects to the good Doctor! Performances at 11am and 1 pm. Reservation for the show is highly recommended as seats fill up quickly

More Information & Tickets at: Printmuseum.org/franklin

Saturday January 14
10 am to 4 pm (performances 11 am & 1 pm)
The International Printing Museum
315 W Torrance Blvd
Carson, CA 90745
$10 students/seniors $12 general admission
Credit: The International Printing Museum.

Yogurtland Introduces Most Colorful Flavors Yet, Inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls ~ Adventure to Yogurtland for 10 Hair Raising Flavors ~

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Inspired by the colorful characters of the new DreamWorks Animation film Trolls, Yogurtland, the ever-popular self-serve frozen yogurt pioneer, is introducing 10 colorful flavors, a new fun topping and two collectible spoons, available since October 20th until December 21st.

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From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it.  This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs.

Trolls arrived in theaters on November 4th, 2016.

 

”This wonderful family film inspired us with its creativity and optimistic message for young and old alike. Our colorful, Trolls flavors give our fans of all ages something to sing and dance about,” said Phillip Chang, Yogurtland founder and CEO. “Just like the film joins family together on a wild ride, Yogurtland brings family and friends together to experience a deliciously inspired flavor spectrum.”

 

 

Ten Trolls Inspired Flavors

These flavors will have Yogurtland fans singing, dancing, and smiling while enjoying one of these creamy flavors inspired by the colorfully fun characters from the film, Trolls, such as Poppy’s White Chocolate Raspberry, Cooper’s Caramel Apple, King Peppy’s Chocolate Covered Pretzel, Branch’s Peanut Butter Caramel, Guy Diamond’s White Chocolate Peppermint, Creek’s Butterscotch Pudding Gelato, Smidge’s Cinnamon Donut Holes, and Biggie’s Frosted Cookie. And for those who prefer a tangier flavor, Yogurtland is offering innovative tastes such as Satin and Chenille’s Blueberry Mangosteen Tart, and DJ Suki’s Cranberry Raspberry Tart.

 

To complement the flavors, Yogurtland is introducing Milk Chocolate Mini Twist Pretzels as a new topping. These twists perfectly combine sweet and savory in each crunchy bite.

 

For a limited-time only, Yogurtland has two new collectible spoons inspired by the Trolls main characters Poppy and Branch so guests can bring home the fun from Trolls and the tasty flavor from Yogurtland. These collectible spoons are only available while supplies last.

I just tried the Biggie’s Frosted Cookie tonight and love it! I highly recommend trying this one this week! I love Yogurtland because they have so many flavor choices and so many different toppings! 

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The Yogurtland Difference

Continually evolving the popular frozen yogurt trend, Yogurtland has built a growing business by redefining dessert and delivering the ultimate culinary experience. The Trolls inspired flavors created by Yogurtland’s flavorologists allow the one-of-a-kind flavors to continue to grow beyond basic taste profiles and serve people a variety of toppings to delight every taste bud.

 

Separating Yogurtland from competitors is the company’s team of flavorologists who develop the proprietary recipes for the brand’s more than 250 different and customized flavors that are produced in the company’s own dairy plant in Paramount, Calif. Whether traditional or exotic, each flavor uses real ingredients sourced from their original locations. By controlling the entire frozen yogurt-making process, Yogurtland has raised the standards for flavors and quality to new heights much to the delight of millions of fans.

All of Yogurtland’s flavors meet the National Yogurt Association Criteria for “live and active culture frozen yogurt” and are produced in a kosher-certified facility. Yogurtland features non-fat and low-fat yogurt flavors as well as non-dairy and no sugar added choices while using milk that does not contain antibiotics or added hormones. As for the sorbet, fruit flavors are fortified with Vitamin C for an extra boost.

Connect with Yogurtland on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, add us on Snapchat at @yogurtlandinc or visit us online at Yogurt-land.com.

Self Disclosure: I received a free gift card to check out the newest flavors! Top photo was provided for this post. Other photos are my own.

LA Zoo Lights Returns with More Lights + More Nights of Dazzling Magic – Nov 18th-Jan 8th

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L.A. ZOO LIGHTS sets a magical nighttime wonderland aglow with thousands of festive lights to ZooLAbrate the Zoo’s 50th Anniversary; open nightly (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from Friday, November 18, 2016, through Sunday, January 8, 2017. Photo Credit: Jamie Pham.

L.A. ZOO LIGHTS 2016 PROMISES
MORE LIGHTS AND MORE NIGHTS OF
DAZZLING MAGIC
TO KICK OFF “ZooLAbration” OF ZOO’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

The Seven-Week Event,
Awarded USA Today’s 2015 “10 Best Zoo Lights” Honor,
Features Fanciful Menagerie of Animal Characters Brought to “Life,”
LED Lights by the Thousands, Giant Illuminated Snowflakes,
“Red Carpet” 50th Anniversary Party, Disco Ball Forest,
Glittering Twinkle Tunnels and Stunning 3-D Animated Projections,
Spectacular New Waterfall Feature in the Children’s Zoo and Shadow Puppet Installation
that Set the Zoo Aglow with Wonder and Delight to Top “Holiday Must” Destination List

L.A. Zoo Lights 2016 Also Presents
Early-Bird All-Ages $9 Discount Admission
(Nov 18-23, Nov 28-Dec 1 with online purchase),
New Unlimited Visits Season Pass,
Exclusive HOLIDAY HAPPY HOURS for Ages 21-and-Up on December 8 and 15
and FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE For All Ages

Friday, November 18, 2016, through Sunday, January 8, 2017
(except November 24, December 24 and 25)
6 to 10 pm Nightly
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

L.A. ZOO LIGHTS returns with more lights and more nights of dazzling magic for its third spectacular year as it kicks off a “ZooLAbration” of the Los Angeles Zoo’s 50th Anniversary on Friday, November 18, 2016, and remains open for seven awe-inspiring weeks through Sunday, January 8, 2017, under the stars at the L.A. Zoo.  Awarded USA Today’s 2015 “10 Best Zoo Lights” honor, L.A. Zoo Lights sets the Zoo aglow in wonder and delight to top everyone’s “holiday must” destination list with a fanciful menagerie of animal characters brought to “life,” LED lights by the thousands, giant illuminated snowflakes, a “red-carpet” 50th Anniversary party celebrating the Zoo’s Golden Year, a disco ball forest, glittering twinkle tunnels, stunning 3-D animated projections, and much more.  Guests this year enjoy a range of breathtaking new features, among them a laser show set to music boasting majestic screens of water with projections of fanciful animation and an animal shadow puppet installation complete with interactive photo-op and a new waterfall feature in the Children’s Zoo.  A giant illuminated snake atop the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), which made its debut last year, flicks its tongue at Zoo Lights visitors this time around as they approach past a bigger, brighter spider web hanging in the courtyard.  Inside the LAIR, guests are bathed in ultraviolet light for a black light party with scurrying “insects” above the rock walls.  L.A. Zoo Lights 2016 also presents a discounted all-ages $9 Early Bird admission available online only for November 18 to 23 and November 28 to December 1, a new unlimited-visits Season Pass, exclusive HOLIDAY HAPPY HOURS for ages 21-and-up on December 8 and 15 and a FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE for all ages.

An instant hit since its 2014 debut, L.A. Zoo Lights captivates guests for an ideal family outing, meet-up with friends or date night with self-guided 60- to 90-minute walking tour through select areas of the Zoo.  While most animal residents are asleep, visitors can view the LAIR’s amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles as well as enjoy the only opportunity in Los Angeles to see a real reindeer family comprised of two adults and two adorable babies.  A glittering snow-covered setting for photos with Santa Claus, available for an additional fee on select dates, captures holiday memories, and the Zoo’s hand-crafted Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel is open during L.A. Zoo Lights, with $3 per person on-site tickets.  L.A. Zoo Lights has attracted nearly 350,000 people over a two-year span, a vast number of whom consumed some 10,000 gallons of steaming hot chocolate and more than 30,000 irresistible churros in 2015.  The aforementioned goodies and other seasonal treats and light-themed souvenirs are available for sale.

Established by the private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) as a festive annual tradition, LA Zoo Lights 2016/17 celebrates not only the Zoo’s 50th anniversary but also its important role as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species, a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife and a special place for people of all ages in the world’s entertainment capital.

Returning this year are “VIP Experiences,” including two exclusive HOLIDAY HAPPY HOURs for the 21-and-up crowd on Thursday, December 8 with an “Ugly Sweater” theme, and Thursday, December 15 with a “60s-Style Cocktail Party” theme, as well as a FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE for all ages.  The two HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR evenings feature “skip-the-line” express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights at 6 pm with a private lounge from 6:30 to 8:30 pm including hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and hot and cold specialty cocktails.  Tickets for HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR are $75 per person.  FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE on Saturday, December 31, 6 pm, provides an opportunity to celebrate the coming of 2017 in style with “skip-the-line” express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, dinner buffet, soft drinks, complimentary champagne for adults, sparkling apple cider for kids, dessert, a ride on the conservation carousel, games, DJ dance party, cash bar and live broadcast of New York’s Times Square ball drop at 9 pm, after which guests are welcome to experience L.A. Zoo Lights until closing.  FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE tickets are $69 for adults and $45 for children, or $64 (adults) and $40 (children) for GLAZA members.  Tickets for all three “VIP Experiences” have limited availability, so early purchase is strongly suggested.

Sponsors of L.A. Zoo Lights include Service Systems Associates, 99 Cents Only Stores, Lyft, metroPCS, and Paramount.

The landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing 1.75 million visitors each year, is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered, as well as a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants.  Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), whose members meet rigorous professional standards for animal welfare, the Zoo has achieved renown as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife.  The L.A. Zoo’s lush grounds on 113 acres feature Rainforest of the Americas, an extraordinary collection of endangered and exotic mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians living in spaces that exemplify their natural habitat in the rainforest biosphere; Chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains, home to one of the largest troops of chimpanzees in the United States; Red Ape Rain Forest, where visitors can walk among orangutans; the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles); Elephants of Asia; Campo Gorilla Reserve; and one of the largest flocks of flamingos in any zoo in the world.  Among other highlights are an extraordinary, hands-on Hippo Encounter; the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo and Muriel’s Ranch animal contact area; the Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel; a variety of daily opportunities to learn more about animals, including close-up visits, special feedings and intriguing talks; and much more.  The private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), which has supported the Zoo in partnership with the City of Los Angeles for more than five decades and provides funding for and operates seven essential Zoo departments, has 60,000 member households representing more than 240,000 adults and children.  As evidence of the Zoo’s popularity, GLAZA attracts one of the largest membership bases of any cultural organization in Los Angeles.

Admission to L.A. Zoo Lights is $9 with online purchase for all ages and times during the Early-Bird admission period from November 18 to 23 and November 28 to December 1.  Thereafter, admission prices vary and start at $14 for adults and $11 for children ages 2 to 12.  GLAZA members enjoy ticket discounts of up to 33%.  Children under age 2 are free.  This year’s new unlimited-access L.A. Zoo Lights Season Pass, with express entry privileges nightly, is $49 for adults and $44 for children ages 2 to 12 (Holiday Happy Hour and Family New Year’s Eve benefits require a separate ticket).  Tickets for HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR are $75 per person (ages 21 and up).  FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE tickets are $69 for adults and $45 for children ages 2 to 12, or $64 (adults) and $40 (children) for GLAZA members.  All L.A. Zoo Lights events and evenings take place on a “rain-or-shine” basis, with no rain checks issued.  Visit LAZoolights.org for details and to purchase tickets.

The Los Angeles Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.  Free parking is available.  5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90027, (323) 644-4200. For additional information about L.A. Zoo Lights, call 866-949-8007; call center hours are 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.  For tickets and more, visit LAZoolights.org
Credit: Los Angeles Zoo. Photo Credit: Jamie Pham.

STACKED is the place to visit for delicious food! You must try the Pumpkin Cheesecake Milkshake and the Pumpkin Bread Pudding this month!

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Looking for a great place to go for lunch? STACKED is the place to go!

I recently had the opportunity to check this place out for lunch and I only have great things to say! The customer service is friendly, the food is delicious and this month they have two tasty pumpkin treats you do not want to miss!

What is really cool about STACKED is that you can place your order on an iPad! I know my son would love this so I plan to take him to lunch there soon!

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You also can add and change things to the food items. I think that everyone would just love to order their food this way. I think that this is the most unique thing about STACKED but it isn’t the only thing. I had heard that the hamburgers are really good but I didn’t know that they have such creative Mac & Cheese dishes! Personally, I’m not a big Mac & Cheese lover but when I saw that they had Stacked Mac in Cajun Shrimp…well, I just had to try it!

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This really is even better than it looks! I was impressed with how many shrimps were in the dish and it was so tasty! My Mother-in-law went to lunch with me and she tried a Stacked Mac with chicken…yum!

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This month there are two pumpkin treats that you do NOT want to miss! They have a Pumpkin Cheesecake Milkshake and it is really good! I honestly think that they should have it all year but it is only there until the end of the month!

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But, my ultimate favorite was the Pumpkin Bread Pudding! Oh my! I wish I knew how to make this one! You can also add whip cream, ice cream or a variety of other things! This is so good that it would be fine by itself but I added whip cream!

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The Pumpkin Bread Pudding alone is a reason to go to STACKED! But, I have to say that the customer service is amazing too! Our Waitress Diana was the best!

To find out more about STACKED, visit their website!  I highly recommend visiting this month!

Happy November!

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Self Disclosure: I received media comped meals to facilitate this post but no other compensation was received. Photo Credit: SoCal City Kids.

Spreading Holiday Cheer At The Shops At Montebello Santa Clause is coming to town!

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As the holiday season approaches, children and families can look forward to Santa’s arrival and a festive schedule of events at The Shops at Montebello, that bring so much joy this time of year.

 

Children can visit Santa daily at The Shops at Montebello starting November 5 at 10 a.m. to capture treasured photos and share their holiday wishes until December 24. The center will also feature special holiday events and entertainment throughout November and December, including:

 

  • Holiday Photo Booth: On Friday, November 25 from 12 to 2 p.m. in Center Court, enjoy the festive photo booth experience with holiday and winter wonderland accessories.
  • Pet Photos with Santa: Furry friends have the opportunity to pose with Santa during the popular Pet Photo Night on Sunday, November 27 and Sunday, December 4 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Christmas Giving at The Shops at Montebello: On Thursday, December 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Center Court, 100 students from the Boys & Girls Club of East Los Angeles will receive gifts from Santa.
  • Friday Free Days: On Friday, December 2, December 9 and December 16, the marketing team at The Shops at Montebello will be spreading holiday cheer by handing out holiday gift bags filled with retailer gift cards, coupons and other surprises to shoppers at random. There will also be a DJ and social media dessert bar in Center Court from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Gift Wrapping: Shoppers can get their holiday gifts and goodies wrapped on the Upper Level near the Macy’s Home entrance beginning Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m. All net proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club of East Los Angeles, Simon Youth Foundation and the Montebello-Commerce YMCA. A full gift wrapping schedule can be found at the center.
  • Holiday Photo Booth:On Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., enjoy a festive photo booth experience with holiday and winter wonderland accessories.
  • Kidgits Breakfast with Santa: On Saturday, December 3 from 9 to 10 a.m., children and families can enjoy a yummy breakfast with Santa to create special holiday memories. Reservations are required and can be made through the mall.
  • Countdown to Christmas Prize Giveaways: From Monday, December 19 to Friday, December 23, shoppers are invited to enter to win daily prize giveaways at Simon Guest Services. Winners do not need to be present to win. Prizes include:

o   Monday, December 19: $100 Crazy 8 Gift Card

o   Tuesday, December 20: Yves Saint Laurent Men’s Cologne Gift Set

o   Wednesday, December 21: $200 Express Gift Card

o   Thursday, December 22: Michael Kors Handbag

o   Friday, December 23: $300 Coach Gift Card

 

“The holiday shopping season brings a festive and bustling atmosphere to The Shops at Montebello,” said Marida Petitjean, director of marketing and business development at The Shops at Montebello. “We love the holiday cheer that lights up the center with Santa’s arrival and lasts throughout December with this year’s list of special events.”

 

This holiday season, Simon invites everyone to celebrate “The Joy of Giving.” Giving is contagious and this season Simon invites everyone to pass that spirit on and “Give Love,” “Give Sparkle,” “Give Warmth,” and “Give Fun.” Join The Shops at Montebello to experience the season’s good cheer with the best of holiday shopping and entertainment.

 

For ongoing updates and upcoming event information, follow The Shops at Montebello on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Credit: The Shops at Montebello.

New ‘SANTA HQ’ Is Coming To Los Cerritos Center! -Santa’s Arrival on November 5 Kicks Off a Season of Holiday Experiences-

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Santa is all about the experience and this year Los Cerritos Center has partnered with HGTV to present “Santa HQ.” Families are invited to experience the wonder of Santa’s workshop in the digital age. Exciting interactive technology transforms and customizes the experience.

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This engaging new version of a visit with Santa uses digital tools to offer an augmented reality environment and a thoroughly new, enhanced social media experience for families.  At Santa HQ, kids will be “scanned” as they arrive to determine if they’ve been “naughty or nice,” enter an observatory where they will use special tablets to view Santa’s magical world – the night sky or Santa’s elves at work, for instance – be able to take an “ELFIE” (a photo opp as a dancing elf) and much more.

Early Bird Photo packages are also available starting at $34.99 through December 8. As an added bonus, guests can start to make reservations with the man of the hour now by visitingwww.santa-hq.com.

Shoppers also are invited to bring in an unwrapped toy and participate in Help Through Holiday Giving.  Los Cerritos Center hopes to gather enough toys to beast last years ABC7 Spark-Of-Love Stuff-A-Bus Toy Drive record of nine commuter busses.  All Toys will be donated to Spark-Of-Love on December 2.

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WHAT ELSE:

Santa’s Welcome Party 

November 5, 10am to 11am

Join Mrs. Claus as we welcome Santa back to Los Cerritos Center and his headquarters.  Join us for a special holiday craft, hot coco, gift bags and your best chance to visit with Santa himself!

Help Through Holiday Giving – Spark of Love Toy Drive

November 5 – December 2

Join in a 20 Year Tradition of bringing holiday cheer to children in Los Angeles County.  In partnership with the Southern California Firefighters help us collect new and unwrapped toys to benefit kids in LA County. Bring new unwrapped toys or sports equipment Santa HQ Nov. 5 through Dec. 2.

Wishing for more jingle this holiday season?  One lucky shopper will win $10,000 cash as part of HGTV’s Spreading Holiday Cheer sweepstakes. Enter online (and find official rules and complete details) visiting www.santa-hq.com/sweeps or www.mallsweepstakes.com or enter in person at the Los Cerritos Center management office. (*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years or older (or legal age of majority under applicable law, whichever is older).  Odds of winning depend on total number of entries received.  Limit one entry per person regardless of method of entry.  Begins 11/14/16. Ends 12/24/16.  Void where prohibited.  Sponsored by Macerich Management Company, 401 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700, Santa Monica, California 90401.)

WHEN:

Santa HQ will be open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and is located in the Main Court next to Forever 21.

WHERE:

Santa will be available for photos and visits at his Headquarters presented by HGTV, located in the Forever 21 Court.  Reservations available, but not required!

Credit: Santa HQ.