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Holiday Survival Guide: 8 LA Area Kids Activities to Get in the Holiday Spirit

The holidays can be an overwhelming time of year but don’t worry — KidPass is here to save the season! From crafty camps to festive holiday shows to great ideas for homemade gifts, we’ve got all the ways to keep you and the kiddies feeling merry and bright — without the stress!

Craft Camp: Holiday Session at Craft Sierra Madre
December 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, & 28th, 9 AM / Arcadia / 6 – 12 years old

School’s out, but this studio is open! They’re pulling out all the stops at this holiday-decor-making-gift-giving-festive-cheer-sharing craft fest! Their craft cabinets will explode into an ‘all-you-can-eat’ holiday craft buffet for your little one’s creative pleasure.

Drop Off Open Studio at March Art Studios
December 15th, Every hour from 11 AM to 3 PM / Huntington Beach / 5 – 12 years old

For kiddos who want to make a surprise gift for you or a loved one, OR for parents that may need a little extra kid-free time to shop and get organized, this drop-off art class is the perfect solution. Little artists can experiment with different materials to create their very own work of art.

Gingerbread House Decorating at Lil’ Chef School
December 15th, 11 AM / Irvine / 3 – 12 years old

Kids get to decorate a delicious gingerbread house, and you get to keep your kitchen clean! Lil’ Chefs will learn how to make icing, make Christmas trees using sugar cones, and use plenty of candy/sprinkles to decorate their own masterpieces. As if that’s not tasty enough, kids will also make and decorate sugar cookies, sip on hot cocoa and snack on popcorn, all while listening to their favorite holiday jingles.

Gingerbread House

Holiday Music Jam at A Mother’s Haven
December 15th, 12 PM / Encino / 6 months – 3 years old

At this special holiday edition, you and your little ones will get to dance and play with musical instruments to the beat of popular holiday songs. This class is sure to get you into the holiday spirit!

Messy Masterpieces at Zimmer Children’s Museum
December 10th, 10:45 AM / Playa Vista / 18 months – 4 years old

Discover your little one’s innter Picasso! In this class, your kiddos will explore different artistic media and processes with ultimate hands-on fun! As a holiday bonus, bring home your little artist’s masterpiece and gift it to someone special.


Sewing Classes for Kids at Sew Creative Cafe
Every Wednesday through Friday, 3:30 PM & 4:30 PM / Redondo Beach / 6 – 16 years old

Drop your budding seamstress off at this class to learn the ins and outs of sewing. Not only will you get an hour to run some errands, but your kiddo will have the chance to create a one-of-a-kind dress-up item or a unique gift for a special someone.

The Greatest Holiday Showman and The Nutcracker at Creating Arts Company
December 9th, 16th, & 22nd, 12 PM (Holiday Showman) & 2 PM (Nutcracker) / Westwood / 24 months – 17 years old

Choose from one of two holiday mini musicals that will entertain the whole family. At The Greatest Holiday Showman, your fam will climb aboard the magic-holiday-sleigh with Elf as he takes you on a journey to discover holiday traditions from around the world! Or join Clara on a holiday adventure as the clock strikes midnight and the toys under the tree come to life, at The Nutcracker. Both shows are designed for little ones and will have you singing and clapping along with the stories!

Winter Wonderland Event at Au Fudge CAMP
December 14th, 10 AM / West Hollywood / Birth – 17 years old

Get in the holiday spirit at this festive event featuring cookie decorating and a holiday music class with a visit from a special guest, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! Can’t make the big event? Au Fudge CAMP is also offering holiday music classes all month long, so be sure to check out their calendar.

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