SoCal Families | 7 Things To Do This Week 12/28/2015-1/1/2016 

Enjoy the cool winter chill, and keep the good times of the season rolling with indoor and outdoor winter activities to enjoy with your family. Nothing says family fun like cold-weather sports, snow play and more!



12/28, Snow Play – Big Bear Snow Play in Big Bear Lake, open from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Cost for unlimited rides with inner tube provided is $30 per person. Do you want to build a snowman? Do you want to slide down huge hillsides in an inner tube? Spend the day in Big Bear Lake, and be sure to bundle up! 



12/29, Ice Skating – Public Ice Skating Sessions at Ontario Ice Skating Center in Ontario from 11a.m. to 4:45p.m. and 7:10p.m. to 8:30p.m. Admission is $9.50 including skates, $8 without skates. Are you coming down from the euphoria of experiencing Disney on Ice this weekend? Either way, practice your moves at Ontario’s ice skating destination.


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12/30, Hot Cocoa – Visit Mt. Baldy Lodge in Mt. Baldy from 11a.m. to 11p.m. After exploring the mountains and (hopefully) playing in some snow, stop by the lodge for a warm meal and some hot cocoa. Cozy up next to the fire, and enjoy the authentic cabin feel of this charming lodge and restaurant.



12/31, Ice Hockey – Ontario Reign VS. Stockton Heat at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario at 7p.m.  Doors open at 6p.m. Parking is $5, cash only. Tickets are $13-88 plus fees. Nothing rings in the New Year like athleticism, ice and the overall intensity that hockey brings. Treat your family to one last hoorah before 2016 is here.

12/31, New Year’s Eve Party – Ring in the New Year at the Civic Center in Temecula starting at 6p.m. The Annual Grape Drop will celebrate both the east coast and west cost countdown to the New Year with activities for kids until 9p.m., live music, face painting and an ice rink. The celebration continues until 12:30a.m.


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1/1, Ski Lift Ride – Scenic Chair Lift Ride at Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts in Mt. Baldy from 11a.m. to 5p.m. See website for pricing, and call ahead to check availability. There’s nothing more thrilling than riding up the side of the mountain on a scenic chair lift. Whether you want to climb to the top to enjoy snow play or are just looking to take a ride, this is a family-fun activity you don’t want to pass up.

1/1, Snowboarding & Skiing – Night Session Snowboarding at Snow Valley Mountain Resort in Running Springs. Call ahead or visit this website to check each day’s current snow conditions and lift hours of operation. For lift ticket pricing options click here. Are you the adventurous type? Then get ready to bomb some hills on a snowboard or skis at nighttime. You may even get a chance to take a lesson if you still need to refresh your skiing or snowboarding skill.