Keep the kids entertained over winter break with Snow Days at Kidspace, a live PJ Masks musical, drop-in hours at LA’s coolest STEAM-inspired play space and more. Keep scrolling for all the details on these events, plus discover the rest of our top picks for what to do this weekend.

photo: Kidspace Museum


Snow Days at Kidspace
Break out your mittens, boots, and hats to play in real snow! Kids can build a snowman and make snow angels, plus enjoy snowy dance parties throughout the day. There will also be live performances, a LEGO challenge and more. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Imaginology Kid’s Winter Open Studios
Drop in and play at Imaginology Kid’s Winter Open Studios! Every lab at the STEAM play space will be available for exploration. Move an assortment of cylinders and spheres across the Earth Lab using fans. Send colorful scarves flying in our Wind Lab. Chase shadows in the Light Lab. Unearth watery or icy treasures in our Water Lab. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Disney’s FROZEN The Musical
Have a kid who just can’t “let it go” when it comes to all things Frozen? Take them to see Elsa and company on stage at the iconic Pantages Theatre. The Broadway production clocks in at more than 2 hours, so it’s best for little ones four and up. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Melrose Mornings at Melrose Trading Post
Make art, play mini golf, catch bubbles and groove to fun music—all before perusing the vintage treasures at this longtime LA flea market, which offers kid-friendly activities all morning. Sun. Event details.


Moonlight Forest: Magical Lantern Art Festival
Step into a fantasy of lights at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. Dive under the seas with exotic fish or step into a winter wonderland with the Polar Dreams experience. Enjoy these themes and more, along with entertainment by live acrobats, dancers and other performers. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Worth the Drive

PJ Masks Live
Head to Thousand Oaks’ Fred Kavli Theater to see the super-heroic, live musical show, featuring Catboy, Owlette and Gekko. Get ready for toe-tapping tunes, dancing in the aisle and more save-the-day fun! Fri. Event details.

Magical Chinese Lantern Festival
Experience awe-inspiring lantern displays that tower up to 30 feet high and 85 feet wide … even a 100-yard-long breathtaking Ceramic Chinese Dragon, all at the Pomona Fairplex. Explore vibrant lanterns depicting the four seasons of nature and animals in their native environments. Fri.-SunEvent details.

-Shannan Rouss