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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

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...]

“Dickens Holiday Celebration” @ The International Printing Museum Sat. Dec.9th 2017 in Carson, CA

Dickens Holiday Celebration @ The International Printing Museum 315 W. Torrance Blvd. Carson, CA 90745 (310) 515-7166  www.printmuseum.org  Sat. Dec. 9th 2017 10:00 am-4:00 pm "Christmas Carol "performances 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm Reservations req. for play Note: Advised for children 10 years & up w/ Adults Admission includes activities, play w/ reservations & Holiday … [Read More...]

‘The Nutcracker’ Inland Pacific Ballet’s Spectacular with over 80 dancers returns to Claremont, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside

Inland Pacific Ballet Presents The Nutcracker A Holiday Tradition Returns to the Inland Empire  Performances in three theaters between December 9 - December 23, 2017 Claremont, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside  Enjoy a treasured holiday tradition with family and friends at Southern California’s most spectacular production of The Nutcracker from critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet. The … [Read More...]

Featured Products

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...]

Holiday Gift Guide: The Next Edition!

It's really starting to look like the holidays are here! I love this time of the year! Here are some more great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list! With ZIPIT Interactive Coloring& Activity Books your creation awakens. Our inspiring themes, coloring pages and Magic Stickers take the ordinary coloring book and makes it extraordinary. Inside this coloring book you will … [Read More...]

Happy Holidays from Stuck On You!…Introducing Stuck On You iMessage Holiday Stickers TIRED OF BULK SNAIL MAIL-OUTS OR TACKY IMPERSONAL E-CARDS? Stuck On You launch iMessage Holiday Stickers

Introducing the coolest iMessage Holiday Sticker Pack from Stuck On You! Tired of bulk snail mail-outs or tacky and impersonal e-cards? Personalize your Christmas photos and messages with our versatile, high quality (and hilarious) stickers. Our clever stickers operate on iOS 11, allowing you to share Yuletide fun with friends and family around the world. Simply download it for free on the … [Read More...]

5 Tips to Teaching Your Toddler to Swim

Watching your toddler learn some new skills can be a magical experience, and none is as rewarding as teaching them how to swim. The goal is to help them learn to swim early and avoid a fear of water. This is important not just for your kids’ safety, but also for their enjoyment. This is one of the main reasons why swimming lessons have become more and more popular. But what if you can’t afford … [Read More...]

CHUT UP Condiments are Healthier for you and they taste good too!

Looking for condiments that taste good and are healthy? Have you heard of Chut Up Condiments?  Beet Ketchup, Apple & Caramelized Onion Chutney and Peri Peri Hot Sauce. I had the opportunity to try them and they are quite tasty! I really like that they are healthier too! They are made with high-quality ingredients and my favorite is the Peri Peri Hot Sauce! Which one do YOU want to … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

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...]

Creative Holiday Gifts with Nielsen-Massey Vanillas & McCrea’s Candies! Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!

This holiday season here are some creative gift ideas from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas and McCrea's Candies. The two company’s flavors pair perfectly together, creating an outstanding, original present that will stand out from the crowd! Some ideas include: Hostess Gift – For the hostess who has it all, these luxurious products are the perfect, scrumptious way to say thank you. Infused … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

National Geographic’s Hey Baby!: A Collection of Pictures, Poems, and Stories from Nature’s Nursery is a Must-Read! Great book for the whole family! And, other book suggestions too!

Self Disclosure: I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.         I recently had the chance to receive a few great books and National Geographic's Hey Baby!: A Collection of … [Read More...]

The Snowman & The Snowman and the Snowdog – A Magical Holiday Duo

These two films are based on the books by Raymond Briggs. The Snowman is about a young boy who wakes up to find a thick blanket of snow has covered the ground as far as the eye can see. Filled with excitement, the boy decides to build a snowman using a tangerine for his nose, coal for his buttons and eyes, and tops him off with a hat and scarf. Later that night, the snowman comes to life! The … [Read More...]

Books of the week!

If you love dogs and stories about dogs, you will love this one! It has true adventure and it is a delightful story about a pack of rescue dogs. The first book in The Unleashed Series, The Adventures of Zooming Zip, is the tall tale of a small, wayward dog that discovers himself, God, and his true purpose in life. Check it out on Amazon.com. YOU'RE ALL KINDS OF WONDERFUL by Nancy … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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...]

Burke Williams Holiday Gift Card Packages Available Through 12.31 Give the Gift of Relaxation this Holiday Season

Give the gift of relaxation and renewal this holiday season with Burke Williams Holiday Gift Card Packages. Four special packages will allow those on your holiday list to indulge in world-class amenities and choose from a full menu of signature services that will transport them from the stress of everyday life. Each Holiday Gift Card Package purchased includes a bonus gift card and the coveted … [Read More...]

Glam in Grey with Sally Hansen and Rimmel London!

Get glam in grey this fall with the most beautiful nail and lip colors from Sally Hansen and Rimmel London. Grey is the perfect must have neutral for the fall season and was one of the top colors seen on the runways as the must have autumn shade! I received these products and love them! They are just perfect for the Fall!    RIMMEL LONDON STAY MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR ($5.79) Get ready … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

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...]

Holiday Bucket Full of Toys from Sniff & Barkens/Hartz Updated! You can order until December 10th!

Imagine a holiday gift that will delight dogs ... and their two legged parents! Envision a 5-gallon easy-to-open, yet dog-proof reusable Bucket covered with delightful dogs created by TADO and celebrated designer, Paul Budnitz, sure to become a collectors' item. Visualize this Bucket is filled with six favorite dog toys from Hartz!  The toys include the Hartz Tuff Stuff Nose … [Read More...]

Frost, Thanksgiving Day Pet of the Year!

“When the Frost Is on the Punkin,” a poem by James Whitcomb Riley, evokes warm, cozy, quiet feelings even in our hot California weather. It makes you think of a sleepy morning, a cup of tea or coffee, a silent room and a cat purring on your lap. Frost would be perfect to complete this picture! He’s the color of frost but warm as toast. He was found as a stray and has warmed up to the staff and … [Read More...]