πŸ’š Festival of Kwanzaa Celebration - Irvine

Sunday December 26, 2021 11:00 am
Pretend City Children's Museum29 HubbleIrvine CA 92618
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Join us as we celebrate Kwanzaa at Pretend City! Each day we will light a candle on the Kinara and celebrate a new principle through a variety of activities.  

Sunday, December 26

Art Studio Sessions (Times Vary):  Join us for an exploration of Kwanzaa Kufi!

Wednesday, December 29

Sensational Story Time (11 AM & 2 PM): “Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa” > Inspired by Brer Rabbit, a trickster character from the African-American folklore tradition, the story of Li’l Rabbit captures the true meaning of Kwanzaa—coming together to help others.

Thursday, December 30

Sensational Story Time (11 AM & 2 PM):  “My First Kwanzaa” > This story written by Karen Katz is a warm and lively introduction to a special holiday that will help even the youngest child to understand and join in the festivities of Kwanza. A Kinara activity will follow this storytime.

Friday, December 31

Sensational Story Time (11 AM & 2 PM): “Kevin’s Kwanzaa” > This story written by Lisa Bullard follows Kevin and his family as they celebrate the seven days of Kwanza. They light candles, learn special words, and talk about the importance of working together. A Kwanzaa Unity Cup activity will follow this storytime.

Grown-up Tip: If you don’t celebrate Kwanzaa in your home, take a trip to the Pretend City Library or even your local library to pick up stories about the holiday. While you read, make connections to details that relate to your own familiar celebrations, and discuss what’s different. It’s a wonderful time to talk about the similarities and differences of those around you. It’s what makes our community so special and unique!





$14.95 for Adults and Children 1 yr and older, $11.95 for Military and family


RSVP: Not required  

Included with museum admissionβ€―

Session Hours

General admission tickets are only valid for purchased session.

  • Monday & Tuesday – Closed
  • Wed – Sat 10am – noon (Closed 12-1pm for cleaning) & 1pm – 4pm
  • Sun 11 am – 1pm (Closed 1pm-2pm for cleaning) & 2pm – 5pm

Parking is free and available in the parking lot or behind the building. Additional street parking is available on Bunsen and Hubble.

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