SoCal Families | 7 Things To Do This Week 11/23-11/27/2015

Get into the Thanksgiving spirit! From Photos with Santa to “Turkey Day” activities and a compassionate way to celebrate Black Friday, this week has holiday cheer written all over it!


Shout out to November's 7 Things To Do This Week Sponsor! Join the holiday fun at the 3rd Annual Shop 'Til You Drop in Historic Downtown Upland on Sunday, December 6, 2015, 12-5 p.m. Take a photo with Santa with a toy donation to Upland Spark of Love Toy Drive. Bring your pet to Pet Food Emporium for "Santa Paws" photo opportunity, with $5 donation. 100% of donation goes to Upland Animal Shelter. You receive a photo and 4lb. bag of Zignature dry dog food. Enjoy shopping, food trucks, activities, giveaways, live entertainment and more! Learn more at



11/23, Photo With Santa – Get your photo with Santa Claus at The Shops at Dos Lagos in Corona from 12-5p.m. Santa just made his way to Corona, and he’s looking forward to hearing what your little one wants for Christmas. Whether your children have been naughty or nice, you’ll want to get a photo of them with good ol’ Saint Nick! 


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11/24, Arts & Crafts – Thanksgiving Craft at Casa Blanca Library in Riverside at 5p.m. School days go by a lot faster when there’s something exciting to look forward to at the end of the day! Give your children something to look forward to, and they can create a festive craft that will serve as one-of-a-kind décor during your holiday dinner.



11/25, Food Drive – Donate to Eat & Be Well at Seville Park and Cypress Neighborhood Center in Fontana from 11a.m.-3p.m.. Donate canned goods, a turkey, or $50 to feed a family of four. Teach your children what the holidays are really about, and give what you can to a local family.


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11/26, Turkey Trot – The 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk is happening at San Antonio Park in Upland. Check in and late registration is at 6:30a.m. Kids 1K starts at 7a.m. Adults 5K starts at 8a.m. Participation is free. You can choose to run or walk; either way you’re going to burn some calories before the big feast! You can even win medals and cash! Happy Thanksgiving!

11/26, 5K Run – Redlands Turkey Trot 5K around the University of Redlands. Kids 1K Fun Run begins at 7:30.a.m. Adult 5K begins at 8a.m. Registration is $15-35, discount with canned food donation. This run happens on the beautiful University of Redlands campus. Proceeds benefit both local and worldwide charities.



11/27, Pet Adoption – Black Friday Pet Adoption Event at Corona Animal Services & Shelter in Corona. If you’ve been thinking about bringing in another member of the family, then you might want to visit the animal shelter in Corona. Not only will you save a little cash on your adoption fee for their Black Friday special, but a furry friend will finally find its forever home, just in time for the holidays.

11/27, Holiday Lights – Wild Lights Holiday Light events at The Living Desert from 6-9p.m. Adult admission is $10, children $8, under three admitted free. Ditch those long holiday shopping lines, and opt for visiting some animals while viewing a spectacular array of holiday lights. This will be a tradition your family will continue year after year.


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