Looking for a festive family hangout this Christmas weekend? What’s more family-friendly than a theme park! Here in L.A., we are blessed to have so many within a driving distance. Whether your little ones want to see Cars Land all up in Christmas lights, or they prefer strolling through Diagon Alley with a cup of Butterbeer – ‘tis the season to make all of that happen! Here are your best options in SoCal’s theme parks this holiday season:
Universal Studios Hollywood
What the holiday season at Universal Studios has in store for you is a magically transformed “Wizarding World of Harry Potter”. Potter fans are able to enjoy spectacular new holiday light and music show that is projected against the Hogwarts castle every night. An acapella Holiday Frog Choir, talented Hogwarts students who sing alongside their giant croaking frogs. Finally, Butterbeer is served hot this holiday season!
As for the rest of the park, “Grinchmas” returns and will take place daily from December through December 31, 2017. Holidays at Universal Studios take place until January 7, 2018. For more info, click here.
Disneyland & California Adventure
California Adventure presents the “Festival of Lights”, a seasonal celebration of diverse holiday traditions, which includes food booths, special live performances, and evening concerts featuring popular bands.
At Disneyland Park, Sleeping Beauty’s Castle has been transformed into a winter sight with more than 50,000 twinkling LED lights. Disneyland’s parades and fireworks shows have also been reworked for the holiday season. You have a chance to enjoy the holiday season at Disneyland & California Adventure until January 7, 2018. For more info, click here.
Knott’s Merry Farm
Celebrate Christmas with Charlie Brown at Knott’s Berry Farms’ annual holiday celebration. You’re in for Christmas Pizza, live Christmas carolers, a nightly falling snow show and much more. Definitely check out a lineup of holiday shows including the “Merry Christmas, Snoopy!” ice show; and “A Peanuts Guide to Christmas” at the Camp Snoopy Theatre. Knott’s Merry Farm welcomes you until January 7, 2018. For more info, click here.
LEGOLAND is an exciting place for kids this holiday season. From a 30-foot tall DUPLO Christmas tree to a life-size LEGO Santa and his reindeer, kids will get a full day surrounded by LEGO holiday spirit. This year, guests can enjoy an authentic “German Christmas Market” with holiday treats like traditional holiday breads, grilled sausages, giant Bavarian pretzel and more. Finally, LEGOLAND does a ball drop at 6 p.m. this New Year’s Eve, followed by a grand fireworks celebration to end the night. You don’t want to miss that! Holiday season ay LEGOLAND ends on January 1, 2018. Click here for more info.