Featured SoCal Events and Services

Blue Man Group On Tour Comes to Segerstrom Center

Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Blue Man Group New Tour - Photo by Lindsey Best STILL BLUE. THE REST IS NEW. KIDS NIGHT ON BROADWAY ANNOUNCED FOR TWO PERFORMANCESBUY ONE TICKET AT FULL PRICE – RECEIVE ONE CHILD’S TICKET FREE.January 7 – 12, 2020Segerstrom HallTickets on sale now Segerstrom Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that tickets are on sale for the all-new tour … [Read More...]

Experience True Holiday Magic at Queen Mary Christmas Nov. 29 – Jan. 1st

(Image Courtesy of the Queen Mary | Credit: Mathew Martinez) The Queen Mary invites one and all to experience the spirit of the holiday season at Queen Mary Christmas, sailing into Long Beach November 29, 2019 through January 1, 2020, on select dates. Queen Mary Christmas will offer 25 days of holiday cheer with on-and-off ship activations, pairing an outdoor wonderland of fun with hints of … [Read More...]

Dana Point Harbor Presents “Tiki Holiday” at the 45th Annual Boat Parade of Lights

Dana Point Harbor is pleased to welcome a “Tiki Holiday” to the harbor as the 45th Annual Boat Parade of Lights returns on December 6, 7, 13 and 14. Families are invited to enjoy festive tiki-themed activities and live entertainment, restaurant offerings, visits with Santa, and the famous parade of local boats adorned with dazzling holiday lights. Each event date will kick off with entertainment … [Read More...]

Inland Pacific Ballet Celebrates 25th Anniversary with the Returns of its Spectacular Production of The Nutcracker

Photo Credits: E.Y. Yanagi Inland Pacific Ballet, Southern California’s premier professional ballet company presents The Nutcracker! 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. Celebrating 25 years, Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker comes to life with … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Grand Park’s Winter Glow Returns December 6-25, 2019

Grand Park’s Winter Glow 2018 photo by Javier Guillen for Grand Park/The Music Center  Grand Park’s Winter Glow returns for the park’s second annual nighttime art display, offering an immersive experience that will span two county locations this holiday season as the free event expands across Grand Avenue to include the newly renovated Music Center Plaza. With double the amount of … [Read More...]

TGA Premier Sports Makes Golf Accessible for Kids

You might find Kevin Oliver’s after-school TGA Premier Golf of Long Beach (CA) class decidedly louder than other golf programs you may have seen. However, compared to the unfettered chaos of kids at play in the adjacent open field — a never-ending game of tag (that, at times, resembles rugby), a toddler toppling unexpectedly over the top of a soccer ball the size of her entire torso and rowdy … [Read More...]

Downtown Santa Monica Transforms into a Winter Wonderland with Ice at Santa Monica and Winterlit Signature Events

Photo provided courtesy of Downtown Santa Monica, Inc Experience Downtown Santa Monica as a winter wonderland like never before as Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM) welcomes the 2019 winter season with a full calendar of family-friendly events and activities for the community to enjoy. Celebrate the holiday spirit with family and friends all winter long with festive … [Read More...]

GMCLA’s Holiday Spectacular

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles Presents Holiday Spectacular Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PMSunday, December 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM TIX: https://alextheatre.org/event/gay-mens-chorus-of-los-angeles-presents-holiday-spectacular-4 Experience the joy of the season as Jenny Wong, GMCLA’s interim Artistic Director and Associate Conductor of the LA Master Chorale, … [Read More...]

One-Man Production of A Christmas Carol Doused w EXTRA Humbug at The Wallis

A Christmas Carol. Photo courtesy of the production.  Don't be fooled by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts performance of Charles Dickens’ timeless, transformative masterpiece tale, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This mesmerizing one-man production, performed by David Mynne from Wednesday, December 4 through Sunday, December 8, 2019, in The Wallis' Lovelace Studio Theater, is … [Read More...]

Featured Products

It’s time for Holiday Gift Guide #2!

Looking for something for an 8-year-old? This one will be a hit! Air-Walker A robot that defies gravity?! That’s what you get with Air-Walker, a four-legged bot that uses an ingenious system of suction cups and pumps to crawl along smooth, vertical surfaces like windows. You can also build four other models with the same components and learn how suction and mechanical devices can be used … [Read More...]

It’s time for Week #1 of our Holiday Gift Suggestions!

Love tacos? Love Rubio's? This gift suggestion is for you and anyone on your shopping list that loves Rubio's! For the first time this holiday season, Rubio’s Coastal Grill is offering a limited-editionTaco Tidings Gift Box. The unique gift is ideal for taco lovers, and just 1,000 gift boxes will be available at the Taco Tidings order page (http://rubiosholidaystore.myshopify.com/). For more … [Read More...]

Time for the Fall Baby Roundup!

All babies need cute and comfy shoes this Fall! Pediped has you covered with these Desiree navy Originals shoes! They are available in sizes newborn-24 months and are made with Genuine leather with a soft breathable leather lining too! Also All leather soft-sole with slip-resistant diamond tread. Mary Jane with Velcro® closure and you can buy at www.pediped.com Recommended retail: $33.99. … [Read More...]

Stuffed Puffs®S’mores Indoors will surely be a hit this holiday season!

This summer, the s’more, a century-old American tradition, was re-born when Stuffed Puffs® debuted at WalMart® to rave reviews. Using an innovative and proprietary manufacturing process, Stuffed Puffs puts the chocolate inside the marshmallow, so the chocolate melts while the marshmallow toasts, virtually guaranteeing a perfect s’more. Stuffed Puffs puts an end to the frustration of … [Read More...]

Why You Should Have A Humidifier In A Baby Room

For expecting parents, preparing for the arrival of a new child can be a very emotional time. Often, you will put a lot of thought into designing the nursery, making sure that you’ve created the best possible environment. But it’s easy to overlook a humidifier. This simple device can help you create a more comfortable environment for your baby. When investigating these advantages, we came across … [Read More...]

Things You Should Know About Diaper Organizer or Caddy

A lot of new moms usually get surprised when they finally realize how fast the baby goes through the diapers and a few other accessories. If you are blessed with a baby, you must learn quick enough and find out how you can make things easily accessible and operate efficiently. Sometimes you often get entirely occupied. Thus you can't keep on making constant trips to your baby's room to change … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Ticket giveaway opportunity for a holiday concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall!

Los Angeles Children’s ChorusPHOTO CREDIT: Jamie Pham LOS ANGELES CHILDREN’S CHORUS, LED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FERNANDO MALVAR-RUIZ, PRESENTS BRITTEN’S BELOVED A CEREMONY OF CAROLS IN FEATURED HOLIDAY CONCERT ONLOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC’S “SOUNDS ABOUT TOWN” SERIESSunday, December 8, 2019, 7:30 pm Walt Disney Concert HallConcert Features Harp Virtuoso Cristina Montes and Marks Work’s Disney Hall … [Read More...]

#FindYourJoy with MAM and win BIG!

As the parent of a young child, the days may sometimes be long but the years are surely short. Focus too much on the struggles of the day-to-day of raising a child and the good times can easily get lost. “I hadn't showered, the kitchen was a mess, it was raining outside, and there was food all over baby's face. I groaned in frustration, only to notice that it made her laugh. Hearing her laugh … [Read More...]

Back-to-School Organization + Personalization Giveaway that you don’t want to miss!

The school year started a little while ago but I am still trying my best to get organized! I have teamed up with DAP, for a giveaway you won't want to miss! This amazing prize package will definitely help you get organized quickly for the school year! Heading into the back-to-school season, DAP is offering one of our readers a “Back-to-School Organization + Personalization prize package” to … [Read More...]

Queen Mary’s First-Ever Doggie Paradise 9/14 Giveaway Opportunity!

Bark Your Calendars for a Pawfect afternoon of Puppy Photo Opsand Meet n’ Greets, Workshops, Adoptions and More The Queen Mary invites all dog lovers, friends, and fanatics to the first-ever Doggie Paradise on Saturday, September 14 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bring the pups and pooches out for a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the four-legged family members. Doggie Paradise offers a full day of … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Christmas With Molang * Adorable Stories With Important Messages About Christmas

The magic of Christmas is all around! Join our best friends, Molang and Piu Piu, on their adventures during this idyllic season. It's the perfect time to build a snowman, go ice-skating with friends, find the most beautiful Christmas tree and of course, meet Santa! Merry Christmas from Molang and Piu Piu! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Jolleen M. comments, “The adorable episodes on Christmas with Molang … [Read More...]

Dark Waters * Compelling Look at One Man’s Fight Against the Corrupt Practices of a Multi-Billion Dollar Company

From Participant (Spotlight, Green Book), DARK WATERS tells the shocking and heroic story of an attorney (Mark Ruffalo) who risks his career and family to uncover a dark secret hidden by one of the world’s largest corporations and to bring justice to a community dangerously exposed for decades to deadly chemicals. Corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott (Academy Award®-nominee Mark … [Read More...]

Book of the week: A great book to boost young children’s confidence!

Try: Building Confidence for ChildrenJoseph S. DiMareIllustrated by John Wilson Try is a fun, uplifting, feel-good read with captivating illustrations and a positive message about trying new things. From tying a tie to climbing the highest mountain, kids are encouraged to try their best, no matter how big or small their dreams may be. Playful suggestions teach children to believe in … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Burke Williams Offers Peace This Holiday Season with Luxurious Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams Day Spa is pleased to spread joy this holiday season with four generous gift card packages. California’s ultimate self-care destination, Burke Williams, offers world-class amenities and a full menu of services for guests to relax, renew, and wash away the stress of the holiday season.Packages include a variety of signature Burke Williams treatments including massage therapy, … [Read More...]

Comedones and breakouts

Introduction There are many different sorts of acne and other skin problems that you’re likely to run into in regular life, and all of them are irritating and unsightly. One of the most common types are comedones, which you’re likely to encounter when you’re dealing with other skin conditions. But what causes comedones and how do you get rid of comedones? Read on to find out more! What are … [Read More...]

Burke Williams Celebrates Moms with Luxurious Mother’s Day Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams offers gifts of love this Mother’s Day with three special Gift Card Packages. Celebrate mothers this season with the gift of a transformative Mother’s Day experience they will never forget. Each package includes a collection of Burke Williams signature treatments that are sure to make mothers feel valued and appreciated. Packages are available now at all ten spa locations. Standard … [Read More...]

Spring Fashion Essentials! Yes! Sunglasses!

Love this style and the color!! Spring time is here so that does mean sunny days here in Southern California! I love Spring fashions and colors are lighter and brighter and must-buy accessories are sunglasses! Discountglasses.com has some great styles for women this Spring! I love the Westend Brookside Woods in pink and the Westend glacier ridge in black. They are so stylish and affordable … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Marvel, Dec. 5th Pet of the Week!

Marvel is all dressed up for the weather! This little guy is 4 years old and seems to be a terrier mix; he's neutered and is all ready to go home. He’s fun-loving and cuddly, but he’s going to hog all the toys in the Christmas stocking because he does not like to share! If you’re looking for an “only child,” meet our Marvel at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., … [Read More...]

Looking for the perfect gift for your fur babies?

Looking for a special gift for your pup? These are sure to be a hit! My dog loves them! Grandma Lucy’s Oven-Baked Dog Treats are 100 percent USDA-Certified Organic and Certified Kosher. Since they are made from the highest quality, human-grade organic ingredients – they are tasty for both pets and the bunnies (pet parents)! This season, give the gift of healthy and wholesome … [Read More...]

Violin, Nov. 28th Pet of the Week!

Violin plays the sweetest tunes you’ve ever heard on her little purr box! This 8-month-old girl is as graceful and adorable as an adagio and—shall we say it?—classically catlike curious. With her natural tuxedo and endearing half-mustachio, she’ll make beautiful music with you at your holiday parties and ever after! Meet Violin on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East … [Read More...]

Kobe, Nov. 21st Pet of the Week!

Pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie, pumpkin room spray—it’s all seasonal. Unless, of course, it’s a pumpkin-color cat! That’s Kobe, a 2-year-old pumpkin-and-white girl with a mustache that looks as if she’s been lapping up a pumpkin latte! Kobe’s unbelievably friendly and of course, absolutely adorable, and she’ll be so all year round! Make Kobe’s Thanksgiving happen—meet her on the shelter side … [Read More...]