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Holiday Treats for the Animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

December 5 & 6, 9:00am – 5:00pm at the Aquarium of the Pacific, Free with admission

In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will be delivering an ocean of gifts to the Aquarium of the Pacific for its animals, including penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, lorikeets, and fish. Families can enjoy holiday music, crafts, special presentations, unique photo opportunities, shopping, and more.

Science of Gingerbread Exhibit at the Discovery Cube in Santa Ana

November 27, 2015 – January 3, 2016, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Free with admission

Inside the kitchen, much more is going on than pouring and mixing – it’s science at work! Our holiday festival is filled with great hands-on activities designed to bring families together this holiday season. Compete in a gingerbread derby, explore gingerbread learning stations, check out over 200 award-winning Gingerbread Competition entries and more!

Winter Zoobilation at the Santa Ana Zoo

December 1 – 31, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Free with zoo admission

Winter Zoobilation is our annual holiday family festival. The Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with beautiful, original, hand-crafted decorations by Board Member Rip Ribble, train and carrousel rides in their full holiday regale, mischievous monkeys, and festive weekend entertainment.

Christmas at the Mission at the Mission San Juan Capistrano

December 5, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, $5 Adults, $3 Children (4-11)

Celebrate the holidays with Mission San Juan Capistrano! Bring the family and enjoy this fun, festive and memorable evening together at the old Mission! There will be a snow play area, Santa’s Workshop with cookie decorating and holiday card making for service men and women, and photo opportunities with Father Christmas.

Breakfast with Santa at The Childrens Museum La Habra

December 5 & 6, 8:30am, 9:45am and 11:00 Seating Times, $10 Kids, $12 Adults

This morning includes a continental breakfast of yummy treats, a colorful craft for each child, the classic photo with Santa Claus and free admission into the Museum! Reservations are required for this event.

Christmas in the Cages at Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado

December 13, 11:00am – 3:00pm, Tickets presale $15 Adult, $10 Children (3-12), Additional $5/ticket at the door

Join us for our 6th annual Christmas in the Cages for a fun festive day! The children will enjoy crafts, holiday music, bounce house, reptile interaction provided by Reptile Rescue Orange County, Santa and watching the animals opening their Christmas presents. The parents can enjoy holiday shopping, silent auction, lunch and beverages. Pasta bar and salad is included with entrance and provided by 24 Carrots Catering.

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