Featured SoCal Events and Services

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade – Dec. 19th!

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Shogun Santa is Coming to Little Tokyo This Holiday Season Go Little Tokyo Presents the Top Five Reasons to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in the Heart of DTLA from November 23 – January 1

Photo Provided Courtesy of Go Little Tokyo Go Little Tokyo, the community campaign offering insights into one of LA’s most lively neighborhoods, will once again deck the streets of Little Tokyo with holiday cheer! Treat yourself and loved ones to the culturally-rich neighborhood with delectable bites, memory-making fun, and more, while finding the perfect holiday gift for that special someone … [Read More...]

Here Comes Santa HQ to Los Cerritos Center! Don't miss Santa HQ!

       Santa is all about the experience and this year Los Cerritos Center is again partnering with HGTV to present the incomparable, immersive “Santa HQ.” Families are invited to explore the wonder of Santa in the digital age. Exciting interactive technology transforms and customizes the experience. HGTV Santa HQ guests can customize their individual experience by using … [Read More...]

Dana Point Harbor Welcomes A Western Wonderland 44th Annual Boat Parade of Lights Dec. 7-15 Enjoy free western themed holiday activities, Santa, and the spectacular Boat Parade

Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, the County of Orange, OC Parks and Dana Point Harbor invite families to celebrate the season with “A Western Wonderland” at the 44th Annual Boat Parade of Lights. Enjoy festive family activities with a western twist on select dates December 7-15 by the water’s edge. The 44th Annual Boat Parade of Lights will take place on December 7, 8, 14 and 15 and feature the theme “A … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News


  Holiday by the Bay, San Diego’s waterfront adventure park returns for it’s most immersive season yet on select nights starting Wednesday, November 21, 2018, through January 5, 2019. The reimagined Holiday by the Bay will transform Bayfront Park into the ultimate holiday destination and ice adventure park featuring San Diego’s only two-story, 100-foot ice tubing slide, ice bumpers cars, … [Read More...]

Musco Center Presents A Southern California Christmas, 12/16 An Annual Holiday Favorite that Unites

Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University presents the second annual edition of A Southern California Christmas on December 16 at 4pm. The show brings together more than 150 performers with special appearances by Daniel Emmet (America’s Got Talent Finalist), Orange Community Master Chorale, Anaheim Ballet, Southern California Children’s Chorus, and Southern California Brass … [Read More...]

Reindeer Romp Happening Through Jan. 6 at the Los Angeles Zoo Weekend Holiday Activities Include Photo Ops with Santa, Reindeer Keeper Talks, Animal Enrichment, Crafts, and More

Reindeer Romp, the Los Angeles Zoo’s beloved daytime holiday celebration, is happening daily until Sunday, January 6, 2019, giving Angelenos the rare opportunity to see real reindeer this season at its “Reindeer Village” habitat. While visiting the “Reindeer Village” on weekends, guests can learn more about the herd from expert reindeer keepers at 11am and 2pm, as well as get crafty at the craft … [Read More...]

Celebrate Christmas at the OC Zoo Dec. 15th

The County of Orange, OC Parks and the animals of the OC Zoo invite the young and the young at heart to celebrate the holiday season on Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas at the OC Zoo invites guests to watch the loveable resident animals open treat-filled gifts, and treats hidden inside of Christmas trees throughout the day. Children can join the holiday fun with seasonally … [Read More...]

Orange County’s Only Mission Announces New Tree Lighting Experience “Capistrano Lights 2018” December 1 through January 6, 2019 MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO TO HOST FIRST-EVER CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING KICKING OFF NEW DECEMBER HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING

Mission San Juan Capistrano will celebrate this holiday season by holding its first-ever Christmas Tree Lighting program as part its long-standing annual Christmas at the Mission event. The December 1 st event will usher in more than 37 days of tree lighting and holiday experiences for the public, ending January 6, 2019. Capistrano Lights 2018 – 36 More Days of Holiday Programming: For those … [Read More...]

Featured Products

4 Fun School Activities for Elementary Kids

How many times have you seen a little boy crying hysterically and refusing to let go of his mommy’s skirt? Or a toddler lying on the floor, bawling her eyes out. These are common scenarios during the opening of classes at a preschool and even elementary schools. These youngsters have anxiety attacks from parting from their mommies and daddies and spending time at a room full of other hysterical … [Read More...]

You have to try the Habit’s Sriracha Lime Spicy Green Beans! Stop by The Habit when you are out holiday shopping!

This busy holiday season are you out and about shopping? Looking for somewhere to go to lunch or grab a quick bite? The Habit Burger Grill has you covered! I love this place! It's a great affordable place to go get a burger and fries or even a milkshake! My favorite is the Sriracha Lime Spicy Green Beans and they are back for a limited time! They have been back since November so I had to go and … [Read More...]

Time to send out the Holiday Cards and Invitations! How about going Paperless?

Paperless Post has partnered with several world-famous designers and lifestyle brands, including kate spade New York, Oscar de la Renta, Jonathan Adler, and Rifle Paper Co., and has delivered over 85 million cards to date. It is super easy to design a holiday card with Paperless Post! I love the different designs and how easy it is to simply send them online. No need to go to the post office and … [Read More...]

Holiday Season Musts! Wonder Drink Prebiotic Kombucha and Secret Squirrel Cold Brew are a must-buy!

It's that busy time of the year..where it seems like you are always on the go! So, you need to grab something and head out to go shopping, go see the lights and so many other fun things! I have a couple of new favorite go-to products for on the go! My first favorite is the Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee! It is never heated and is cold made with organic, Non-GMO coffee and premium … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving Family Fun! It's also time for holiday shopping and these products would make great gifts!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Time for Families to spend time together and what about some fun family game time while the food is cooking? Or maybe for after the big feast! Here are some of my favorites! They will also make great gift ideas this holiday season! Nobody puts princess in a tower!  Sparkle*Kitty is an adorably fun, social, and magical spell card game for all ages, sizes and … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving Break? How about a Family Game Night? These games would also make great Holiday Gift Ideas!

The holidays are here! Thanksgiving is this week and soon it will also be time for holiday shopping! I don't know about you but I am looking forward to a few days off from work and school. We already have a few things to do such as the movies and hitting up the Mall. But, it's also a great time to enjoy family time and playing games together is a fun thing to do! Here are a few of my new … [Read More...]

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A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi is a Holiday Must-Buy! Nostalgia Giveaway! A Charlie Brown Christmas [Green Vinyl LP!]

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi Trio is one of the most popular and beloved holiday albums of all-time. This remastered recording on green vinyl includes 3 bonus tracks not on the original 1965 LP plus a 20-page booklet filled with images from the program and liner notes by Vince Guaraldi historian Derrick Bang.   Artist:                   Vince Guaraldi Title:                     A … [Read More...]

R.M. Palmer candy is a must-buy this Holiday! Great for Stocking Stuffers! Holiday Giveaway!

R.M. Palmer has some really delicious candy this 2018 Holiday season!  These festive and delicious treats have eye-catching packaging and are simply delicious! They will be a hit as stocking stuffers!   Check out some of these New holiday products:           I just love the Puddles Snowmen! Decorated white and milk chocolate flavored, Puddles is available in four adorable snowman … [Read More...]

Visit Santa, see him SCUBA dive, see the Penguin Parade, enjoy a snow play area, and a variety of festivities during the holiday season at the Aquarium of the Pacific Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!

Get into the holiday spirit each weekend from December 1 through 23, 2018, at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Aquarium Holidays features a snow play area and photo opportunities with Santa in his traditional attire on weekends. Every day from December 1 to 23 Aquarium guests can also see Santa Diver giving “fishmas” gifts to the animals, watch the 10:00 a.m. Penguin Parade, take photos at the holiday … [Read More...]

What’s better than a little nostalgia at Christmastime? Concord Music has teamed up with SoCal City Kids for a Holiday giveaway! Winner will win A Charlie Brown Christmas [Doghouse Edition CD]

A Charlie Brown Christmas [Snoopy Doghouse Edition CD] is a deluxe package that includes the remastered CD of one of the most popular and beloved holiday albums of all-time, A Charlie Brown Christmas, with 3 bonus tracks not on the original 1965 recording, a 20-page booklet, plus --the highlight of the package-- Snoopy's colorfully decorated doghouse and cut-out replicas of the PEANUTS … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Once Upon a Deadpool * Action-Packed, Draped With The Famous Parody Of The Original

"Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006," Ryan Reynolds told Deadline. "I've said no since 2006. Now, this one time, I said 'Yes' on two conditions. First, a portion of the proceeds had to go to charity. Second, I wanted to kidnap Fred Savage. The second condition took some explaining..."Fred Savage will join Reynolds in new scenes for Once Upon A Deadpool in an homage … [Read More...]

The Snowman * A Holiday Classic Unlike Any Other!

One crisp, winter morning, a young boy 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, at the stroke of midnight, the snowman comes to life! The young boy and the snowman embark … [Read More...]

Puppy Star Christmas: Touching Delivery of a Very Special Message About The Meaning of Christmas

A song-filled new Air Bud 'Pup Star' movie that introduces four new pups to the family, who stow away on Santa's sleigh and find themselves trapped at the North Pole, trying to save the world's Christmas spirit. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Abigail Zoe L. comments, “The movie Puppy Star Christmas is a fun and entertaining holiday family film. It is full of upbeat music, dancing, humor and has a … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Looking for the perfect gift for your Mom this Holiday season? Burke Williams Spreads Joy This Holiday Season with Exclusive Gift Card Packages! These will be a hit with your loved one!

Looking for the perfect gift for Mom? Or maybe you're looking for the perfect gift for your wife? Burke Williams is my favorite Spa and they have some exclusive gift card packages that are sure to be a hit with your loved one this holiday. Burke Williams offers rest and sanctuary with luxurious spa days that can be curated to bring ultimate comfort, wellness and peace. Packages include a … [Read More...]

Olay Foaming Whip Body Wash is a Must-Try!

This breakthrough shower foam will change everything you think you know about foaming body wash. While other foams quickly dissolve into a watery solution that washes down the drain, Olay Foaming Whip lathers instantly into a thick and luxurious foam that literally defies gravity. Where other foams fall, Olay Foaming Whip flips. The difference A first-of-its-kind foam that envelops skin in a rich … [Read More...]

Fall Beauty Must-Haves from Rimmel London!

Fall is almost here even if it still seems like Summer! Here are some new beauty must-haves from Rimmel London! Wonder’fully Real Mascara is my new favorite to-go-to Mascara! It really makes my eyelashes look fuller! I like the brush on this one and I love that it is affordable! Retails for around $5.99 and easily found at Target and other retailers. It's available in Black, … [Read More...]

Mangiacotti’s Mini Lip Repair is a Beauty Must this time of year!

Are you looking for Lip Care with a very simple ingredient list? I finally found one! Introducing Mangiacotti’s Mini Lip Repair a trio of 1.5 inch travel sized, on-the-go, non GMO, ALL Organic, all-natural lip balms. These miracle lip treatments provide a subtle surface shine and crazy soft and supple feel while penetrating deep into the dermis to hydrate, nourish, moisturize and protect … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Mara, Dec. 6th Pet of the Week

Mara came to Long Beach Animal Care Services as a stray. She’s a year old and barely out of kittenhood. She has a look of wistfulness in her beautiful, round, green eyes, as if wondering when someone will take her home forever. She’s loving and social, and would be a cuddler on these chilly nights—and beyond! Meet Mara on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., … [Read More...]

Shadow, Nov. 28th Pet of the Week!

Shadow is a loving senior German shepherd mix. He was brought to the shelter on two occasions—the second time, his owner didn’t return to bring him home. He's 14 years old, knows all his commands, and deserves better than this in his late years. Could you bring him home for a holiday dinner and an extended stay, like forever? Shadow deserves his place in the sun. Meet him on the shelter side of … [Read More...]

Oliver, Thanksgiving Day’s Pet of the Week

You want a Black Friday deal? How about a sweet, black dog! His name’s Oliver, he’s only a year old, and he’s loving, alert and playful. Look at him anticipate that tennis-ball toss! Of course, you’re likely reading this on Thanksgiving, so think about how a forever home will make Oliver thankful. And we can guarantee that you will be, too! Meet Oliver at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal … [Read More...]

Christian, Nov. 15th Pet of the Week

Christian is only one shade of grey—gray, actually—but, like his namesake, his tastes are indeed singular: a warm lap to purr on, wholesome food, some toys, your bed to sleep in (very much like his namesake), hands to massage his sturdy neck, and of course, a forever home. Christian is only a year old, so he’ll have many sequels to the first good year he spends with you. Meet him on the shelter … [Read More...]