This delightful tribute to the horticultural magic of Southern California includes more than 600 varieties of camellias and some five acres of roses. Reservations aren’t required anymore, but you should try and grab one for Enchanted: Forest of Light, the illuminated, after-hours event that kicks off there that week.
If you’re sticking around for the holiday, it helps to know what’s open on Thanksgiving day. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to spend the day solo or just need something to do with your family that’s not in your living room, there are a surprising amount of options available to fill your day. In addition to the Christmas lights displays that kick off around Thanksgiving, you’ll find that some of the most notable L.A. attractions keep their doors open. The list below offers a variety of options—kid-friendly, daytime and night, near and far—to either help celebrate Thanksgiving or feel miles away from it all.
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