The L.A. Zoo presents the only opportunity in Los Angeles to see a herd of live reindeer at its Reindeer Romp holiday celebration, which debuts Friday, November 17, 2017, and runs through Sunday, January 7, 2018 (except Christmas Day), 10 am to 4 pm. Guests are invited to make the most of the holiday season with a full day of fun and adventure at the Zoo, an especially beautiful and enriching place to spend quality time with kids and extended family during the holidays.
The season is highlighted by a rare chance to visit with reindeer in their charming “Reindeer Village” habitat also featuring fun reindeer facts and holiday photo ops daily. Weekend activities include make-your-own antler crafts, reindeer keeper talks at 11 am and 2 pm and a rotating schedule of animals unwrapping “gifts” of their own. Visits with Santa Claus in a whimsical North Pole setting (for a nominal fee) take place on weekend days, November 18 through December 17, 11 am to 3 pm, with a variety of photo packages available. For a great value, all Reindeer Romp activities, except Santa photos, are free with paid Zoo admission. Also included with paid Zoo admission are daily close-up “Animals & You” encounters, intriguing shows, talks and guided experiences, training demonstrations and more.
L.A.’s brightest holiday tradition returns, now more brilliant than ever! Make unforgettable holiday memories as you explore this wild wonderland of light under the stars at the beautiful L.A. Zoo. Along the way, view real reindeer, visit with Santa on select dates, and enjoy seasonal treats and goodies.
For details and tickets, visit http://www.lazoolights.org
Celebrate the holidays with your favorite Bricks!
This fall, we’ll bring you an exhibition 5,000 years in the making. The art of marking skin with ink spans cultures, continents, and has evolved over time. We find ourselves with a mysterious fascination with both ancient and modern tattoo practices. Are they considered a part of sacred ritual or an act of rebellion? A sign of belonging or expression of individuality? In the special exhibit Tattoo, you’ll explore the history, technique, motivation, and sheer artistic genius that are connected to one another by ink.
Aprons on, scientists! You’ll head into the world of the classic holiday dessert and find out how science plays a crucial role in the kitchen. Our favorite goodies don’t come together magically though. We use heat, math, engineering and other important components in order to bake and create the confections everyone loves. Build a candy car out of holiday treats and then compete, sweet-to-sweet in the Gingerbread Derby, Santa Claus will make special appearances, and other fa, la, la activities are on the schedule.
Join the Competition – Submit entries Nov. 18th – Dec. 3rd
Join in on the annual Science of Gingerbread competition by designing and building your very own delectable creation for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Plus, all entries will receive four admission tickets to the exclusive awards party on December 8th. Anyone can enter and family participation is encouraged. Local schools, families, and businesses compete in this annual event, so stop by and view your friends’ and colleagues’ creations. Click below for the entry form and rules and regulations.
LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul. With a surrealistic series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity.
Located in the heart of Downtown Burbank and just steps from San Fernando Boulevard, The Rink will provide a festive getaway for customers, employees and families out for seasonal fun from Thursday, December 14, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018.
Before or after a 90 minute session, skaters are invited to explore more than 400 shops and restaurants in Downtown Burbank.
Next to Burbank City Hall at the corner of Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue in Downtown Burbank.
The Rink will be open daily from 10:00 AM to 10:00PM, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM.
$10 Admission Unlimited Skating (no re-entry) + $6 Skate Rental + $8 Bobby/Tommy Skating Aid Rental.
OPENING DAY SPECIAL: Thursday, December 14 – $10 unlimited skating all day, FREE skate rental (Burbank residents only).
LEARN TO SKATE: $25 lessons every Saturday, includes skate rental & 10:00 AM session
9:00 AM to 9:25 AM kids (5yrs-15yrs)
9:25 AM to 9:50 AM adults (16yrs & older)
CURLING POP-UP: Sundays 12/24, 12/31, 1/7, Learn To Curl with Hollywood Curling, 9:00am-9:50am, Admission $15.
Like the Rink at www.facebook.com/rinkindowntownburbank !
Head to Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank every Friday for some eye candy! (And eat while you’re there!)
For certified California produce, flowers, organic cheeses and specialty breads, check out the Burbank Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Get there early to browse the widest selection of fruits, vegetables and other fare arriving fresh from local farms! At N Glenoaks Boulevard and E Olive Avenue in Downtown Burbank.