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

Knotts Berry Farm: 7 Perks for Season Passholders

We frequent Knott’s Berry Farm quite often throughout the year. We used to live minutes from Buena Park, California so it made it easy to get to, but now we’re in South County and our kids still asks to go. Having a season passes will definitely make it easier and the best part is – they have the best value! There are NO BLACKOUT dates, and it includes a BONUS DAY for 2018 (Hello, Knott’s New Years Eve!) Remember the tasty eats during Boysenberry Festival in the Spring? It’s the place to be for all things boysenberry. What about Ghost Town Alive during the Summer when the citizens came to … READ MORE

Newport Landing – Christmas Boat Parade Holiday Cruise

Need a fun holiday outing that the whole family will enjoy? In Orange County and Los Angeles County there are Christmas Boat Parades that you can enjoy by both boat or by land. You just need to know where the routes are. We got a preview of what the route would look like for the Christmas Boat Parade on Newport Landing’s Holiday Cruise. The cruise ran about 75 minutes long with plenty of time to enjoy the views, grab hot chocolate, and relax in the galley all the while listening to festive Christmas tunes. We’ve attended a boat parade in the past from the shores and can image how much … READ MORE

Universal Studios Hollywood Holidays

Holidays in Los Angeles and Orange County is the most wondrous time of the year with so much to see and so much do! It may be because it doesn’t snow or get terribly cold so we are always searching for all the Christmas feels. If you are in the Hollywood area, you don’t have to drive very far to enjoy all the festivities at Universal City. Universal Studios will surely brighten up the season with all things Grinchmas and a whimsical and celebratory tree lighting ceremony. With the new release of the film, “The Grinch”, the timing is just perfect. Harry Potter brings us “Christmas in the Wizarding World … READ MORE

SeaWorld San Diego – ‘O Wonderous Night’ Performances

The older my kids get, the more questions they ask! Every year they start to understand a little more that the meaning of Christmas is not just Santa delivering presents, but they still believe. We were pleased to learn SeaWorld San Diego brought back, “O Wondrous Night“. The live musical performance is the story of the birth of Jesus told through the eyes of the animals. The thirty minute show is narrated by storytelling puppet animals who all claim they are responsible for the birth of Jesus. It features more than 30 carols, beautiful storytelling puppets and live majestic animals, including camels, a donkey, llamas, sheep and doves. This show first premiered at … READ MORE