Harlem Globetrotters World Tour Comes Back to Los Angeles Area + Ticket Giveaway!

Providing smiles, sportsmanship, and service to millions of people worldwide, the famous Harlem Globetrotters is coming back to the Los Angeles area this February with more fan opportunities on their new Fan Powered World Tour! We went a couple of years ago and had a blast! Dunking their way into the hearts of more than 142 million fans, they have performed in 123 countries and territories on six continents over the past nine decades. Not your typical basketball game, it is a comedy show with incredible ball handling, audience interaction, and it is very entertaining. It’s also a great way to introduce the love of the game to your children, … READ MORE

OC Parks Monarch Butterfly Day

Monarch Butterfly Day Sat Feb 2 – FREE EVENT

Come learn about monarch butterflies in their natural habitat at OC Park’s 10th annual Monarch Butterfly Day! Held at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley on Saturday, February 2nd from 10 am to 2 pm, this free event invites families (or anyone that wants to learn) get a close-up look inside a netted butterfly enclosure, and you’ll also learn about the plants that attract them. Butterfly experts will be on-site to answer questions and provide educational fun facts about the life and transformation of these beautiful creatures. Additional activities include interpretive programs, children’s crafts, face painting, a balloon artist, and food available for purchase. This event is recommended for outdoor enthusiasts and … READ MORE

January is National Learn to Ski / Snowboard Month + Mt High Specials

Most of us in Southern California are so snow-deprived, we rush out the minute we learn there’s fresh powder. There is rain + snow in the forecast. I wonder how many people will call in sick so they can visit a ski resort. Lucky for us, Mountain High Ski Resort is about a 90-minute drive away from Orange County and Los Angeles making it great for day trips! We always try to get there annually, and we always take lessons at the beginning of the season as a refresher course. My kids always have a blast! Mountain High is where Southern Californians learn to ski and snowboard. Even international snowboarding superstars … READ MORE

Monster Jam Returns to Anaheim!

MONSTER JAM trucks are revving it up to go full throttle back into Angel Stadium of Anaheim for six weekend events between January 12 – February 24, 2019. That’s the most stadium events in one city in the world! It’s an action-packed show, and you’ll never know when they will make that backflip or recover after they spin out of control. They’ll be judged by not only speed, but how crazy their stunts were completed. Hint: Download the app to your phone so you can vote in real-time for your favorite truck in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions. This year’s truck lineup features appearances by super-truck icons Grave Digger® and Max-D™, along … READ MORE

Disneyland Southern California Resident Deal + New Experiences for Early 2019!

The Southern California Resident Deal at Disneyland Resort is back, and it’s offering locals a sweet deal to enjoy the park! Beginning Jan. 7, 2019, eligible guests may visit Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park for as little as $60 per day with the purchase of a three-day, one-park per day ticket. In addition to this special ticket offer, the three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort are offering special rates on standard and premium rooms for a limited time. This year they are offering three days, one park each for $179 with one magic morning access – that’s about $60 per park per day! (Non-resident pay $270). To compare, single … READ MORE

John’s Incredible Pizza Company New Years Eve Celebration Packages + Giveaway!

John’s Incredible Pizza Company combines a made-from-scratch All You Can Eat buffet with a vibrant Fun World entertainment area. The indoor facilities range in size from 30,000 to 60,000 square feet and are open year-round. Each location showcases a mix of traditional family-style items, innovative and fun food choices along with healthy alternatives all prepared onsite from fresh ingredients. Ten Signature and seasonal pizzas include John’s Spicy Peanut Butter Pepperoni, Buffalo Chicken, and Garlic Pesto. A custom pasta bar features a variety of pastas, 8 homemade sauces, and vegetable varieties to create a pasta masterpiece along with a variety of soups, 40+ item salad bar and an assortment of homemade desserts. Each John’s … READ MORE

Newport Beach Christmas Parade of Lights Opening Night is December 19th

One of the most prime viewing locations of the Newport Beach Christmas Parade of Lights can be found at the Marina Park located at 1600 W. Balboa Boulevard in Newport Beach. There is lots of space for the children to run around as well as a nautical-themed playground and a beach. Every year on opening night, they always kick off the event with fireworks. Festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with family-friendly activities including face painters, caricature artists, LA Chargers football toss competition and food vendors. Come watch the fireworks at 6:15 pm while waiting for the parade to pass by around 6:45 pm. It can also be seen from … READ MORE

American Ballet Theatre THE NUTCRACKER

Back for the holidays, American Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” is now performing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County (December 14th through December 23rd)! We took the children to see it Opening Night and loved it! The story is about a little girl and her cherished nutcracker around Christmas time. The villains are mice who causes havoc to the toys and the children are afraid of them. In ballet there are no voices nor talking. To understand the story and to understand what is happening in the scene, you have to watch their facial expression, body language and listen to the tone of the music. The props play … READ MORE