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San Diego Parent Connections Upcoming Events

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

With special festive-themed animal shows, real snow, reindeers, festive decor and more, SeaWorld is the place to be this Christmas season.  Mrs. Claus will join the festivities this year, greeting children at Santa's Cottage, located a a magical Christmas wonderland on the lawn near Seaport Marketplace.  SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration takes place, Nov. 17-18; Nov. 23-25, Dec. 1-2; Dec. 8-9; Dec. 15-16; Dec. 22 through Jan 5.  All holiday festivities are included with park admission.  Highlights include:
  • Shamu and friends celebrate the season with classic Christmas songs and carols featuring a vocal soloist, a hand-signing choir, community carolers, a saxophonist and, of course, Shamu!
  • Festive-Themed Animal Shows!
  • SnowWorld:  A winter wonderland of snowmen, snowballs and family fun awaits at SeaWorld's Arctic Plaza!  The expanded play area will feature more than 6,500 square feet of fresh snow each day and impromptu visits with SeaWorld's artic foxes, adding to the wintery atomosphere.
  • Santa's Cottage is home away from home for Santa, Mrs. Claus and their delightful elves this holiday season!
  • Breakfast with Shamu and Santa offers diners a chance to enjoy a breakfast buffet at poolside tables just a few feet away from SeaWorld's family of killer whales.  Santa makes an appearance during the event, posing for festive holiday photos.  Cost is $26 for ages 10 and older; $16 for ages 3-9 (plus tax, gratuity and park admission).  For reservations, visit seaworldsandiego.com or call 800-25-SHAMU.

It Must Be the Holidays!

This holiday digital show features seasonal sights and festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee––it even includes a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra! Immersed in delightful animation, cutting-edge special effects and a full-dome giant-screen setting, you just might find yourself singing along. Stay warm and dry in the Heikoff Dome Theater while inside we LET IT SNOW.
Location:  Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Heikoff Dome Theater
DIGITAL PLANETARIUM SHOW ADMISSION (1 film + access to all exhibit galleries):  Adults $15.75; Children/Seniors $12.75

Celebrate the Season at the Disneyland Resort

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort have always been a magical time for making lasting memories.  But from now until January 6, 2013, the spirit of the season is going to shine brigher than ever, because The Happiest Place on Earth just got merrier!
In Disneyland Park, feel the joy as you sail into the twinkling "it's a small world" holiday.  Marvel at the sparkling transformation of Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle.  Cheer with delight when the festive Christmas Fantasy Parade passes by. 
Over at the newly expanded and re-imagined Disney California Adventure Park, holiday cheer is everywhere - from the traditional Christmas tree and classic decor donning Buena Vista Street to the wacky and whimsical holiday look for the new Cars Land. 


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Registration:   Registration is required for all events and classes.  Members and nonmembers, log in here.  If you are not a member and would like to join, click here.  Discounts to attractions are only available for members.  Members:  You must be logged in to view the Attraction Discount page.  If you do not know your password, email info@sandiegoparent.com to request a reset of your password.

Nine Things To Do Besides Spanking

Do you get frustrated hearing yourself say, NO! NO! NO!"  Discover how positive discipline can make those frustating "NOs" vanish.  Our speaker will discuss how to use positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior.  You'll learn the difference between discipline and punishment and, more importantly how to keep your child's self-esteem intact, thereby decreasing the possibility of future behavioral problems.
This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10/person for nonmembers.  Registration is required.
Monday, November 19, 7-8:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Playgroup Captain Training

Have you considered forming a playgroup?  Want to add some fresh activities to your playgroup's calendar?  Need help with playgroup problem solving?  Being a playgroup captain is one of the most important and rewarding Parent Connection positions.  Just us for this workshop full of helpful tips and new ideas that make it fun and easy to be a playgroup captain.
This event is free for Parent Connection members.  Registration required.
Monday, November 19, 7-9pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

3-Week Accelerated Parenting Program

This three week Redirecting Children's behavior course is perfect for those with time constraints or who want to take the course in an accelerated format.  The course give you all the information and tools provided in the 5-week course but there is less time for discussion.  The cost is $200/member of $350/member couple.  The cost for nonmembers is $395/family.  Fee does not include textbook and/or workbook, which is $30.
Wednesdays, November 28-December 12, 6:30-9:00pm, Scripps Clinic, Carmel Valley, 2nd Floor Conference Room.
Contact Susie Walton to register at 760-633-3754.
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