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8 Activities to Get LA Kids in the Holiday Spirit

Feeling stressed and busy this time of year and need to take some time out to enjoy the season with your family?

We’ve got you covered! From skating to arts and crafts to sing-alongs and more, there’s plenty to do in the LA area to get you and your family into the holiday spirit. Check out all of our picks below!

Go Skating at LA Kings Valley Ice Center

Where: Van Nuys
Best for: age 3 – 12 years

Go ice skating in LA! This full service ice arena is offering hour-long ice skating sessions for adults and their little ones. A great way to feel wintry this winter!

Come to What a Babe! Kids Studio’s Winter and Holiday Music Classes

Where: Sherman Oaks
Best for: age 4 years and under

What a Babe! offers awesome music, sensory, and musical story time classes for babies and toddlers. Bring your little one to these special music classes filled with your favorite holiday and winter tunes! Choose from Jolly Jingles Holiday Music Class or Winter Wonderland Mixed Music & Sensory Fun.

Make a Handmade Ornament at StitchSpace

Where: Sherman Oaks
Best for: age 6 – 12 years

All levels are welcome at these fun sewing classes. Beginners start with learning how to use a sewing machine, then move onto beginner projects, and soon kids are able to move onto projects of their own choosing!

Get A Seasonal Mani at Bella Noche Salon

Where: Beverly Hills
Best for: age 5 – 17 years

Take your little diva (and yourself) in for a holiday mani/pedi! Bella Noche is a luxury salon where pampering is the name of the game. You deserve it!

Mother and daughter having fun painting fingernails, family time concept, view from above

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Get Crafty at Young Art Lessons

Where: Canoga Park
Best for: age 1 – 17 years

Get your little into holiday crafts! In these top-rated art lessons, students will be introduced to a variety of mediums, including watercolor, oil pastel, tempera, acrylic, water pastel, colored pencil, and clay. Choose from 45-minute or 60-minute sessions.

Do Holiday Art at Gymboree

Where: Encino
Best for: age 18 months – 3 years

Or come by Gymboree for art classes especially designed for young artists. Toddlers will discover art hands-on through sculpture, painting, story time, a tactile table and more. Choose from Art I or Art II.

Come Serenade the Seniors at Tots 2 Seniors

Where: Culver City
Best for: age 6 months – 3 years

Bring your little to this multi-generational class where children have the opportunity to interact with each other and with seniors! Children engage joyfully in free play or more structured activities like art and puzzles, and enter into a magical world of puppets, storytelling, song, dance, and bubbles.

Check Out Mommy Nearest’s Holiday Activities List

Where: Various
Best for: various ages

Mommy Nearest has rounded up a ton of fun holiday-related things to do in the LA area this month. Why not put one (or all) of them on your list?

Looking for more to do in LA? Try one of these 10 Things to Do for $10 or Less. You can also check out all upcoming activities across the Los Angeles area for even more ways to have fun! 

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