Surfing Santa Competition. Photo by Pacific Dream Photography courtesy of Surfers Healing
Surfing Santa Competition. Photo by Pacific Dream Photography courtesy of Surfers Healing

Things To Do in LA this Weekend with Kids: Surfing Santas, Doo Dah Parade, Frozen 2

It's not Thanksgiving; that's the first thing you need to know. No turkey, no punkin pie—instead we're serving up hot cars, icy princesses, and great white whales. Not a holiday, no celebration, just the usual doo dah in the City of Angels.

Speaking of, time to get started on your yuletide cheer, with Santas (both surfing and landbound), Nutcrackers, and tree lightings galore. We've a roundup chock full o' holiday jubilation, but I have to tell you the title is an outright lie. While, yes, it is the ultimate list, don't buy into the claim that there are only 50 celebrations listed. In fact, it's more like 58, or maybe 60, or possibly 6 zillion. But we're definitely not stopping at 50.

Thankfully, we have several more weeks to work on our truthfulness skills, which is pretty important if you want to stay off the naughty list. So we'll start with the following verified statement: 

Keep reading for our most festive picks for weekend fun. For reals.


Salt Creek Beach
33333 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Dana Point, CA 92629

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Venice Beach
by the breakwater rocks at the end of Windward Ave
Venice, CA

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Dr.
Irvine, CA

Sawdust Art Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theatre
27570 Crossfield Drive
Palos Verdes, CA 90274

The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Drive, Neiman Marcus - Bloomingdale's Courtyard
Newport Beach, CA 92660

South Bay Galleria
1815 Hawthorne Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Children's Book World
10580 1/2 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Norton Simon Museum
411 West Colorado Blvd
Pasadena , CA 91105

Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

FIGat7th Plaza
735 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Edwards Canyon Country Stadium
10 18800 Soledad Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA

AMC Theatres - Participating Locations
Burbank 16: 125 East Palm Ave
Burbank, CA 91502

Multiple Barnes & Noble locations, including The Grove
189 The Grove Drive, Unit K-30
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

starts at Arcadia County Park
Arcadia, CA

Colorado Boulevard, starting in East Pasadena:
2627 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107

Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Hauser & Wirth
901 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

The California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Huntington Beach
Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Palisades Village
1067 N. Swarthmore Ave
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272