Festive fun awaits families at Discovery Cube OC.
Discovery Cube Orange County is ushering in the holiday season with the brand-new Holidays at the Cube from Nov. 18 to Jan. 7. Holidays at the Cube is a festive extravaganza that celebrates science, creativity and joy for the whole family. This year’s much-anticipated event will feature family favorites like the largest gingerbread competition in Southern California — Science of Gingerbread, as well as the return of Broadway-inspired “Winter Lights” theatrical show and indoor holiday festival.
“We are thrilled to introduce Holidays at the Cube, a festive celebration where joy meets discovery at both our campuses in OC and LA,” said Discovery Cube CEO Joe Adams. “This event is a testament to our commitment to making science and learning a vibrant part of the holiday season, offering families interactive exhibits, festive workshops and enchanting displays.”
Science of Gingerbread is a beloved highlight of Discovery Cube’s holiday festivities starting Nov. 18 until Jan. 7. It seamlessly blends the holiday spirit with the principles of science, creating an engaging and interactive experience. As visitors explore the one-of-a-kind skillfully creative gingerbread creations, they discover the scientific principles behind the creation of gingerbread houses and the chemistry involved in baking delicious treats. From the molecular structure of sugar to the physics of construction, Science of Gingerbread provides an engaging learning opportunity in a festive setting.
The auroras are back in OC with the return of “Winter Lights” — a holiday musical showing on select dates between Dec. 15 to Jan. 7. Created by Discovery Cube, in partnership with the Tony Award-winning production team, Apples & Oranges Studios, “Winter Lights” magically weaves together an enchanting story of family through the eyes of a tenacious young girl who wants to make the world a better place. The show brings to life unique characters, including a science fairy and a lovable robot crafted from a toaster. Set against the backdrop of the Aurora Borealis, the show blends hope, resilience and the magic of discovery. With Pamela Winslow Kashani, a Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran, bringing her musical talent, each song explodes with joy and emotion, resonating with audiences of all ages.
“’Winter Lights’ offers a unique blend of science and art that perfectly aligns with Discovery Cube’s mission to inspire and educate,” said Tim Kashani, co-founder of Apples & Oranges Studios. “The visually stunning musical entertains and ignites curiosity about the wonders of science. Where else can families enjoy a Broadway-caliber show that also deepens their appreciation for science and our future?”
To perfectly accompany the theatrical performance, The Winter Lights Festival transforms Discovery Cube OC into a dazzling winter wonderland, captivating visitors with a mesmerizing display of lights and decorations. The Cube comes alive with interactive light displays that showcase the physics of illumination and the science behind the mesmerizing colors. “Winter Lights” not only celebrates the beauty of the season but also educates visitors on the science that makes it all possible.
All the offerings of Discovery Cube’s Holidays at the Cube give a unique alternative to traditional holiday festivities. It provides an opportunity to spend quality time together while engaging in educational and entertaining activities. The blend of holiday-themed exhibits and scientific exploration creates a memorable experience that appeals to both children and adults through Jan. 7. Visit discoverycube.org for information on all the offerings and dates.