Things to do This Weekend In the IE
Whether you’re looking for something to do as a family, or a little me time, we put together some suggestions of things to do this weekend in the Inland Empire. Some are more family friendly than others. However you spend your weekend just remember to enjoy the #909Life.
Check out Disney’s Moana – Any Day
Released on Thanksgiving Day, Moana nearly broke the record for highest grossing film on a Thanksgiving weekend, coming in only second to Disney’s hit Frozen. This fun-for-the-whole-family hit starring Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a charming coming of age film about a girl and a Demi-God who can do just about anything. If they can get along that is.
Go to the Drive-In – Any Day
The mission Tiki Drive-In down in Ontario is a fun and unique experience for anyone who hasn’t checked it out yet. With an unbeatable price of 9$ per adult, and 1$ per kid, it’s super family friendly and affordable. Plus for that price you get to see two features. You can find coupons on their website for their concession stand, as well as find tickets and showtimes HERE
Visit Santa’s Village – Any Day Starting Dec. 2nd
Reopening Friday Dec. 2nd, Skypark Santa’s Village first opened their doors back in 1955. Bring the kids to meet Mrs. Claus, the Elves, Princess Sugar Plum and of course the big guy himself. While you’re visiting the North Pole in your back yard, check out their skating rink, go mountain bike riding, and catch the parade. There’s so many new things to do at this newly renovated park, you’ll need to come back a second time. Which is good because during this holiday season your 2nd visit is half off. Tickets are 49$ for kids and seniors, 59$ for adults. Check out all the other details, and get your tickets HERE.
See the Festival of Lights – Special Hours
The 24th annual Mission Inn Festival of Lights is a long standing tradition in Riverside now. A dazzling display of lights, wonderful restaurants all around and of course, a chance to sit down with jolly ol’ Saint Nick with the kids. You can ride a horse drawn carriage, visit the art galleries, listen to the carolers sing and so much more. This open market festival is free to get in, but the parking becomes a bit limited during certain hours, so keep warm. For all the hours of attractions check them out HERE.
Visit the Wine Tailor for “Me-Time” – Sat. & Sun.
The Wine Tailor is located in California’s oldest winery, The Thomas Winery, at 8916 Foothill Blvd. in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca. All the wines sold at the Wine Tailor are actually made in house, and they often host tasting events, private parties and more. They’ve recently started hosting live music every Saturday, and my personal favorite, Sangria Sunday’s. Fill your glass with your own personal mix of fresh fruits and have it topped off with your favorite house wine, red or white, for just 6.99. For all their holiday times and hours, check them out HERE.
Get Crafty at the Fairplex – Dec. 2nd – 4th
There’s no such thing as a bad day at the Pomona Fairplex, home of the world’s famous LA County Fair. This weekend they’re hosting the Harvest Festival & Original Arts and Crafts fair. You can come by and check out over 300 unique vendors selling their own home made art. Blown glass, wood carving, unique and custom kids toys and so much more are all on sale. You can find that special someone, something special, plus you know there will be tons of fun and exciting entertainment such as live music and games; and of course some amazing food. General Admission is just 9$, and kids under 5 get in free!