Veterans Day Weekend in Los Angeles: 23 Best Things To Do With Kids

Veterans Day celebrations take place across the county. Photo courtesy of the City of Santa Monica
Veterans Day celebrations take place across the county. Photo courtesy of the City of Santa Monica

Looking for the best things to do in Los Angeles this Veterans Day weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this long weekend!

We have so much to be grateful for in this country, and we owe so much to our veterans—those who have put themselves in harm's way to defend the liberties we hold dear. This year, many of the celebrations are being held on Veterans Day Friday (including that kid favorite: three-day weekend). This weekend also marks the start of a number of holiday-themed events, such as Lightscape at the Arboretum, the Holidays at Disneyland Resort, and Christmas Nights at 123 Farm. We even have our first official tree lighting!

It's already time to start thinking about Thanksgiving: If you don't feel like cooking, make a reservation at one of these favorite local restaurants open on Thanksgiving, or see where the free turkey giveaways are happening in LA this year.

Places featured in this article:


Ritchie Valens Recreation Center

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

DCFS Santa Clarita & Love SCV Turkey Giveaway

Victor Valley Rescue Mission Turkey Giveaway

azalea Regional Shopping Center
4th Friday Kids Club at Lakewood Center
Lakewood Center - 11:00 AM
UVSA Tet Festival
OC Fair & Event Center - various times
Lunar New Year at Disneyland
Disney California Adventure Park - various times
Exhibition: Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898 - 1971
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - various times
Bluey's Big Play (Dolby)
Dolby Theatre - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides