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

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...]

“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...]

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

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

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...]

Super 4: Welcome to Kingsland – So Many Adventures! Something for Everyone.

Embark on a series of adventures with the Super 4 as they travel throughout the wider Playmobil® universes. Whether it be a sci-fi futuristic world, a magical fairy world, a world of pirates, or a world of medieval knights, the adventures are never ending! Welcome to Enchanted Island, an island covered with a mysterious enchanted forest, which is home to every form of magical creature you could … [Read More...]

Digimon Adventure Tri 3: Confession – A Beautifully Anime Film That Touches Your Heart

Tai and his friends are haunted by the infection that resulted in Meicoomon destroying Leomon. What could have caused it? When did it occur? Now, all of the Digimon are quarantined, in hopes that answers can be found and the infection can be stopped. Unfortunately, one of the quarantined Digimon is already showing symptoms. The adventure now evolves once again. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Jolleen M. … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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...]

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...]

Pet Corner

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...]

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...]