The Circus is Coming to Southern California

this is a sponsored post on behalf of Feld Entertainment for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.

it’s that time of year again…the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is coming to Southern California just in time for some summer fun!


if your family loves the circus, then be ready to see an all-new show with lots of new acts…like the Ringling Girls and Barnum Boys who will kick-off an epic battle of girl power versus boy power.


and see amazing daredevils perform dangerous stunts….


and fun unicycle basketball acts like this!


and the elephants! we just love the elephants.


the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey‘s all-new show Built to AMAZE will be an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where the audience will experience what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth! high-energy, high-jinx and hilarity will be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes from. and one hour before show time, families can meet the performers, get autographs, dress-up in circus clothes and see an amazing elephant that paints masterpieces at the All Access Pre-show –free with a purchased ticket!
rolling into town
july 10th – july 16th – Staples Center, Los Angeles
july 19th – july 23rd – Citizen’s Business Bank Arena, Inland Empire
july 26th – august 4th – Honda Center, Orange County
$20, $26, $45-50 vip, $70-80 front row & $100 circus celebrity
opening night tickets are $12 (not valid for vip or premium tickets)
special coupon code!!!!!
4-pack of tickets for $60
just make sure to use code MOM by phone or online when ordering tickets.
(800) 745-3000 or
{disclosure: i was given complimentary tickets to media night. all thought and opinions are my own. }

Santa’s Wonderland in Irvine

Santa Wonderland is now open in Irvine! what is Santa’s Wonderland you ask? it’s a 23,000 square foot building where the kiddies can experience everything Santa. It is on of Orange County’s newest holiday attractions.

you can visit the Reindeer Stables
or Santa’s Mail Room….
write a letter to Santa Claus….
and even mail it to the North Pole!
check out Santa’s magical office….
the wrapping room….
or the control room.
our favorite room was the snow room.
the kids played and played in it. it isn’t “real” snow, and i’m not sure what it even is….but it was cool.

and what kid doesn’t like candy….or cookie decorating.
definitely something my kiddies love.
there is candy galore at Santa’s Wonderland.
other activities include, playing toy and games with the elves, like having a stacking cup game.
and you can make Reindeer Food….
or play Reindeer Games.
you can warm yourself up with some hot cocoa and sugar cookies.
(not included in admission price. sandwiches and other items available for purchase at the Candy Cane Càfe.)
and before you go, make sure to find out if you are on the “naughty or nice” list.
hopefully you are nice!
and don’t forget to visit Santa and get your picture with him…..
he’s waiting to see you.
Santa’s Wonderland is a family-friendly facility. please allow yourself at least 1-1/2 to 2 hours of visiting time. there is a lot to see and do. not pictured was Santa’s Light Show, the Elf Academy room where you can get made up like an elf and more. all rooms are located indoors.