From an outdoor Lunar New Year Celebration to a drive-thru carnival of lights, we’ve got 11 fresh and fun ideas for what to do this weekend. Read on for all the details.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Santa Monica Place
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Santa Monica Place and enjoy seasonal decor and socially-distanced activities, including cherry blossom wishing trees, “red envelope” deals and free take-home craft kits for kids. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Street Food Cinema Drive-In
Ready to watch a classic movie while staying safe and cozy in your car? Join us for the SFC: Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport, for Toy Story on Fri., followed by The Princess and the Frog on Sat. Fri. & Sat. More details.

Parking Lot Cinema Drive-In
Catch a double feature of kid-friendly flicks at this Glendale drive-in series, showing Lady and The Tramp and The Lion King on Sunday evening. Sun. More details.

Electric Mile
Take your kids to their first rave… sort of. From the minds behind Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), comes a brand new, fully immersive drive-thru attraction—and yes, it’s family friendly. The drive-thru “rave” features seven magical worlds and an audiovisual rainbow colors. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Aquarium of the Pacific (Outdoors Only)
Reserve your tickets now to return to Long Beach’s Aquarium, where kids can check out the Moon Jelly Touch Lab, Shark Lagoon (including touch pools), Lorikeet Forest, Penguin Habitat and more! Fri.-Sun. More details.

Pick-Your-Own Fun at Underwood Farms
It’s a short-ish (and so worth it) drive to Moorpark’s Underwood Farms, where the pick-you-own fields are open daily, from 9a.m. to 5p.m. Currently in season? Mandarins, carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes galore and so much more! Fri.-Sun. More details.

Wee Jammin’ with Little Play Society
While Little Play Society was unfortunately forced to close its indoor brick-and-mortar space, the beloved kids gym offers socially distanced, outdoor classes. Sign up for a Wee Jammin’ session and get ready to jam with your little one. Sat. More details.

Zoofari Tour at Wildlife Learning Center
Get out of the house for some fresh air with a 30-minute guided tour of Wildlife Learning Center with your own personal biologist. The tour is totally private, and your guide will keep a 6-foot distance, although you will have a chance to get up close and personal with the animals. Fri.-Sun. More details. 

Worth the Drive

Santa Barbara Zoo
While the LA Zoo remains closed, the Santa Barbara Zoo reopens on Jan. 30. Book tickets in advance, and make the drive to visit this zoo by the beach. The Zoo Train is even running on a limited basis. Choo-choo! Fri.-Sun. More details.

U-Pick Wagon Ride at Tanaka Farms
Come on out to the farm for a U-Pick Wagon Ride adventure. You will learn about Tanaka Farms and its history, farming methods, and the crops we grow. You will make a few stops in the fields to pick your own produce! Fri.-Sun. More details.

–Shannan Rouss


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