Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart – Tickets on Sale Now!

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is coming to Southern California! This year’s ice skating extravaganza features stories and characters from Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory and Inside Out for the first time in a live production!

In addition to swimming along with the cast of Finding Dory and going on a heartwarming adventure with the characters from Inside Out, audiences will venture to wintery world of Arendelle with the cast of Frozen, see the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true, celebrate true friendship with the Toy Story gang, and more!

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart performances will run from December 14 through January 8, 2018 in Los Angeles (STAPLES Center), Anaheim (Honda Center), Long Beach (Long Beach Arena) and Ontario (Citizens Business Bank Arena).

Tickets are available now for purchase online, by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office. Tickets start at $25, with Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating).*

*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

Use offer code MOM20 at checkout, or show the flyer below at the box office for 20% off tickets! (Offer expires 1/8/18)

Hoot N’ Howling Carbon Canyon Night Hike

Come see Carbon Canyon Regional Park in a completely different setting – in the dark! OC Parks’ annual fall/winter night hikes are here again. Park Rangers will lead a hike to the Redwood Grove highlighting the natural wonders of the park only seen at night. Hoot ‘N Howling Night Hike will feature many fun activities, including hot cocoa and cookies, a live animal presentation by the Nature of Wildworks, a hike through the wilderness area.

Make sure you dress for cold weather good shoes for the trail, and bring your flashlight! Event and parking are both FREE. Space is limited. Please e-mail carboncanyon@ocparks.com to register. For more information visit www.ocparks.com/hoot.

For more OC Parks events visit the calendar of events at http://www.ocparks.com/.

Aliso Yoga Hike

Stretch your mind and body on this 2.4-mile hike with a yoga twist over steep and uneven terrain (100-ft. elevation gain) led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

Ages 12 and up. Please bring a towel and water, yoga mat optional. For questions, call (949) 497-8324 Mon-Fri or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun. Registration is required, sign up online at www.eventbrite.com/yogahike.

Event and parking are both free. Parking is street parking between Coastal Oak and Madia (22100 region of Canyon Vistas). Wood Canyon Trail starts as a paved sidewalk between a neighborhood park and tree-lined easement, then becomes dirt trail into the canyon. Hike leaders and participants will meet at the end of the paved sidewalk, entering the canyon.

For more OC Parks events visit the calendar of events at http://www.ocparks.com/.

Laguna Coast Family Hike

Come and enjoy an easy, 2.5-mile family hike over moderate but uneven terrain (45-ft. elevation gain). Starting at the James Dilley Preserve, we will hike one of the most diverse areas of the park to Barbara’s Lake and back. Hike is led by Laguna Canyon Foundation naturalist volunteers. 

For questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2200 Sat/Sun. Registration is required, sign up online at: www.eventbrite.com/familyhike. The event itself is free, but parking is $3 per car.

For more OC Parks events visit the calendar of events at http://www.ocparks.com/.

Long Distance Laguna Coast Hike

Explore the beauty and diversity of Willow Canyon, Bommer Ridge and Emerald Canyon in the backcountry of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. This will be a strenuous, 7.2-mile hike (650-ft. elevation gain) over rocky, steep, and uneven terrain. The hike goes through sycamore and oak woodlands, coastal sage scrub, and along ridges with beautiful vistas. Participants should be fit and able to hike long distances.

Ages 15 and up. For questions, call (949) 497-8324 Mon-Fri or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun. Registration is required, sign up online at: www.eventbrite.com/longdistance. Event is free, parking is $3 per vehicle.

For more OC Parks events visit the calendar of events at http://www.ocparks.com/.

Pumpkin City in Laguna Hills is a South Orange County Fall Tradition!

(We were provided with unlimited ride wristbands to enjoy during our visit to Pumpkin City. No other compensation was received.)

Visiting Pumpkin City has been kind of an unspoken tradition in our family since our kids were very small. Our first visit was back in 2009, and we’ve been coming back every year since then. Stop by any evening in October and you’ll see tons of families in coordinating outfits making memories and taking photos just like we do. [Read more…]

KLOS, Fat Mike, & P.I.D. Present: Punk ‘N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival!

Fat Mike’s Punk in Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival is making its way to SoCal on October 28th, and bringing the best in craft beer, food, and live music to Huntington Beach! The SoCal portion of the series, dubbed Punk ‘N Brew, offers craft beer enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy quality craft beer from over 100 brews, gourmet food trucks and restaurant vendors, with performances from NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Strung Out, Guttermouth, Ignite, The Dickies, D.I., and more.

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Halloween Fun at Knott’s Spooky Farm!

There’s no question about it; Knott’s Berry Farm knows how to do holidays right! So of course we were excited to check out what Knott’s Spooky Farm has in store for families this year. We were provided with free tickets and fast lane passes to help facilitate our review. (No other compensation was received and our opinions are all our own.) Read on to see all the Knott’s Spooky Farm fun!

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Haunt at Heritage Hill Opens Friday the 13th!

What better day to celebrate the 10th annual Haunt at Heritage Hill than Friday the 13th?

(​Photo credit: McGuire Photography)

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Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern Oktoberfest Menu

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern (JFAT) recently released their new Oktoberfest menu that includes 3 dishes, a dessert and beer offerings!

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