Tubing & Sledding • Alpine Slide and Snow Play November - March: Enjoy tubing and snow play, plus take a chairlift ride to the top of the Alpine Slide where riders navigate their own individually controlled sleds, each with teflon runners and ball-bearing wheels, down their choice of two quarter-mile long cement tracks filled with highbanked turns and long straightways. Go-Karts and mini-golf also offered. Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Christmas Day, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.). Tubing: $30 per person ages 7 and up, includes inner tube and unlimited rides down eight runs; kids (2-6) are free with a paying adult. Alpine Slide: $6, single ride; $25, five-ride book. Kids ages 2-6 and under 48” may ride for free with an adult ages 18 and older. 800 Wildrose Lane, Big Bear Lake. (909) 866-4626. www.alpineslidebigbear.com
www.bigbearsnowplay.com/tubing.html. See ad on page 2.
• Big Bear Snow Play Mid-November through Easter: Day and night “glow” tubing at Big Bear Snow Play. Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday, Saturday and holiday glow night sessions, 5-9 p.m. (Christmas Day, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.). Day tubing, $30; night tubing, $25. Kids (2-6) are free with a paying adult. 42825 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake. (909) 585-0075.
Mt. Baldy Tubing Park Thanksgiving weekend - end-of-snow season: Ride to the top of Sugarpine Chair Lift #1 for a zip downhill at the Mt. Baldy Tubing Park. Daily sessions are 90 minutes each, starting at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Kids must be at least 36” tall. Check weather conditions first and get there a half-hour early for your ski-lift ride. (909) 982-0800. www.mtbaldyskilifts.com
• North Pole Tubing Park at Mountain High December - Mid-March: For the closest snow tubing in Southern California head to the North Pole Tubing Park at Mountain High’s North Resort! The North Pole Tubing Park is the largest sliding facility in Southern California with up to ten lanes, two moving carpets and custom tubes. Open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Two hours $25. Tubes are included in the ticket price. Take advantage of their Early-Bird Special at 8:30 a.m. Perfect for celebrations and birthday parties. Kids under 36 tall are not permitted for safety reasons. Visit www.mthigh.com for directions or call toll free (888) 754-7878. See ad on page 41.
Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park Through March: Snowdrift offers tubing fun on snow tubes that are specially designed with belly straps and handles. Beginner, intermediate and advanced slopes available. Monday Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call first for pricing and to confirm good conditions. Highway 18, four miles past Running Springs. (909) 8672640. www.snowdrift.net Snow Valley Snow Play Through March: Enjoy a chairlift ride followed by a downhill sled ride. Snow accessories, including snow boots, gloves and waterproof pants, are available for purchase. Plus, take part in the Snow Play adventure while enjoying some food or a drink on a sun deck. Friday - Sunday, plus holidays, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Call or visit their website for snow conditions and ticket prices. Snow Valley Mountain Resort, (909) 867-2751. www.snow-valley.com Also see: “Snow Days” on page 18 for more snow fun!
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urday, doors open at 6 p.m., movie at 8 p.m. $20. 307 S. Broadway St., Los Angeles. www. streetfoodcinema.com/elf-3 • Vans Skatepark Holiday Skate Clinics December 10 and 17: Vans Skatepark in Orange, a 40,000-square-foot facility, offers two Holiday Clinics on Saturday, December 10 and 17. Instruction is offered for beginner to advanced street skateboarders, ages 6-16. Pizza lunch is included. Clinic hours: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. $40 for members; $50 for nonmembers. Space is limited, so sign up today. 20 City Blvd., West, Orange. (714) 7693800. www.vans.com. See ad on page 15. Christmas Parade in Whittier December 10: Enjoy “An Old Time in Uptown” as marching bands, vintage automobiles, local dignitaries, floats, equestrians, civic groups, dance troupes, drill teams, marching bands and Santa Claus himself roll through historic Uptown Whittier. Saturday, 10 a.m. - noon. Free. Whittier Blvd. and Greenleaf Ave., Whittier. www.whittieruptown.org/parade Posada Navideña at the Anaheim Marketplace December 11: Watch Christmas carolers as they sing throughout the marketplace ending at the Nativity set with a re-enactment of Mary and Joseph. Live festive music, plus Piñata breaking. Sunday, noon - 4 p.m. 1440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim. (714) 999-0888. www.anaheimindoormarketplace.com Autry Explorers The Gift of Giving at The Autry December 11: Explore the hidden stories of Los Angeles families from the 1890s and learn how generosity has influenced Los Angeles. Each Explorer will have the opportunity to create a unique gift that allows their generosity to flourish beyond the Autry. Plus, a special activity area with books, puzzles and toys. Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Included with museum admission. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. (323) 667-2000. www. theautry.org Family Day at El Segundo Museum of Art December 11: Explore the BRAIN exhibit with family and friends, take part in a scavenger hunt, and design a special award for yourself, a family member, or friend! Art-making materials available for all ages and skill levels. Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. 208 Main St., El Segundo. (424) 277-1020. www.esmoa.org Holly Days with Meritage Vocal Ensemble in Anaheim December 11: A holiday concert featuring seasonal favorites. Sunday, 4 p.m. $21. Anaheim United Methodist Church, 1000 S. State Collots more fun at kidsguidemagazine.com