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Beginning Monday November 22, 2021 through Sunday November 28, 2021, Nat Geo WILD recognizes the professionals who work to keep our animal friends healthy with the network’s annual VETSGIVING celebration exclusively on Disney+.


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[Los Angeles, CA] —Grab your furry four legged friends, kids, and the whole family and get ready for a whole week of Nat Geo WILD's VETSGIVING on Disney+. This Thanksgiving, Nat Geo WILD recognizes the professionals who work to keep our animal friends healthy. The network’s annual VETSGIVING celebration returns with an expanded lineup of programming from Monday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 28. Each night, feast on four-hour helpings of the veterinarian shows viewers can’t get enough of, including HEARTLAND DOCS, DVM; CRITTER FIXERS: COUNTRY VETS; HATCHER FAMILY DAIRY; THE INCREDIBLE DR. POL; DR. OAKLEY, YUKON VET; and VETS ON THE BEACH.

Last week we got a special sneak peak of POP GOES THE VET WITH DR. JOYA and we couldn't get enough. It was inspiring, fun, gross, and cute all at the same time. Livi loves science and wants to be a doctor one day, so she loved watching Dr. Joya cut out masses, investigate oozing cysts, and helping people's pets. Dr. Joya shared a special message with the mom bloggers who got to preview the show and we were all inspired. She is a mom herself, a veterinary dermatologist, runs marathons and more. Livi thought she was the coolest and as a full time working mom and blogger, I was blown away by her. There will be a sneak peek of POP GOES THE VET WITH DR. JOYA in this special Thanksgiving line up and you don't want to miss it!

This year’s VETSGIVING will provide an extra helping of fan-favorite veterinarian series each night beginning at 8/7c. The 2021 Vetsgiving lineup is as follows and is subject to change:

Monday, Nov. 22:


Lifelong friends Drs. Vernard Hodges and Terrence Ferguson are back for another wildly extraordinary new season of their hit series CRITTER FIXERS: COUNTRY VETS. The docs, who own and operate Critter Fixer Veterinary Hospitals, located 100 miles south of Atlanta, work around the clock with their loving staff to bring heart, soul and a lot of humor to their treatment and care of more than 20,000 patients a year. Between emergency visits to the office and farm calls throughout rural Georgia, this special team constantly encounters unique cases. For the Critter Fixer team, there is no such thing as “normal.”

Tuesday, Nov. 23:


In Hartington, Nebraska, Drs. Ben and Erin Schroeder put thousands upon thousands of miles on their truck as they crisscross America’s Heartland, employing their expertise to treat all creatures great and small. From furry pets at the clinic to herds of cattle by the hundreds, few vets have the skill and heart to take on the unique challenges that come their way every day. Whether they are up against intense summer heat, bitter cold, white-out blizzards or impassable roads, the Schroeders will do whatever is necessary to treat animals in distress, including opening their clinic on the weekends with the help of their sons Chase and Charlie or making farm calls in the middle of the frigid night. The Schroeders’ dedication to their hometown, and the animals that are a part of it, is what makes them invaluable members of their local community.

Wednesday, Nov. 24:


The Hatcher Family Dairy is an animal-packed docu-series that follows the wildly unpredictable, often funny, and always charming lives of the Hatchers. With a six-generation dairy farm, a menagerie of animals, a creamery and a vet clinic, this family is always on the go! The Hatchers are a rare gem in today’s society: a family that lives together, works together and still wants to spend their free time together. It’s farm, animals and family, creating pure feel-good entertainment.

Thursday, Nov. 25:


In this season of THE INCREDIBLE DR. POL, it’s piggies, ponies and puppies; heifers, horses and hounds; goats, geckos and geese; whether it’s a dose of TLC, urgent critical care or after-hours emergencies, Doc Pol and his team are on call … all day, every day. Doc hustles to a nearby farm in a bid to save a cow in labor struggling to deliver her twins! Daisy the Labrador suffered a painful injury in an accident, but in Doc’s care, she’ll be good as new. It’s another season where heroics are on display every day as this dedicated team answers the call for help. We laugh, we cry, and we raise a glass to Doc as he celebrates 50 years of veterinary service to animals small and large in central Michigan.


Series Sneak Peek at 11/10c and Saturday, Nov. 27, at 10/9c

Pus, gunk and goo! Leading veterinary dermatologist Dr. Joya and her protégé Dr. Jeff see it all in their Kentucky-based animal dermatology clinic. From impacted earwax to oozing cysts to massive hair loss, there’s no case too mysterious or bizarre. They put on their detective hats and investigate the largest organ in an animal’s body—the skin—to get our four-legged friends back to living their best lives.

Friday, Nov. 26, and Sat, Nov 27:


Making house calls in the far reaches of the Great North is a daunting task in the least, considering hundreds of miles may separate the houses. That challenge doesn’t stop Dr. Michelle Oakley from performing her many duties as a veterinarian in one of the most rugged environments on Earth. In addition to running an animal clinic in Haines, Alaska, she makes house calls, sometimes driving for long stretches through desolate wilderness to check on a patient. This series documents how Dr. Oakley juggles being a full-time vet, wife and mom with a sense of humor and devotion.

Sunday, Nov. 28:


No day is ordinary for these dynamic vets across the Australian coast as they tackle cases like no other. Adorable pets face major problems – from a dog with a fishhook caught in his tongue to acupuncture for a spine injury. But pets aren’t the only patients on the docket. Aging elephants, orphaned kangaroos and sick wallabies need these superstar vets’ attention too.

Livi and Scout excited for Nat Geo's Vetsgiving!

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For the First Time, Angel Stadium to host a dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience

Nov. 19 through Dec. 26

Special “Affordable for All” Holiday Pricing – One Carload, One Price, Starting at $25.

Tickets Go On Sale Friday, October 22 -

ANAHEIM, CA. This holiday season will be brighter, bolder and more colorful as the Angel Stadium parking lot is transformed into a vibrant drive-through, holiday themed light display starting Friday, November 19 through Sunday, December 26. Tickets for this event go on sale Friday, October 22 at 10am.

Produced by FunGuys Events, “Magic of Lights” will make its Southern California debut at the home of the Los Angeles Angels, featuring dozens of displays, illuminated canopies, and digital animation, all constructed with thousands of individual LED lights, which will take place in the Angel Stadium parking lot.

"We are excited to bring Magic of Lights to the Anaheim community and Angel Stadium for the first time ever and hope it becomes an annual holiday tradition," says Ken Hudgens, Owner of Magic of Lights.

Inside the comfort of their own vehicle, guests will enjoy the tour’s brand-new displays including Prehistoric Christmas, Big Foot Monster Trucks and the Snow Flurry Tunnel, as well as Magic of Lights favorites including the 12 Days of Christmas, Toyland and the Enchanting Tunnel of Lights. Created with nearly one million sparkling lights, Magic of Lights is a nostalgic and festive experience for guests of all ages.


· 2+ million lights per Magic of Lights event

· 12.6 miles of light cord per Magic of Lights event

· 3,750 manhours to set up each Magic of Lights event

· The steel displays are designed, bent, cut and welded into about 800 frames that are combined in different configurations to create each show's giant winter holiday scenes. each frame of each scene is designed using the latest CAD technology and hand built in-house from 15 pages of design specifications each.

· Each magic of light shows uses about 10 miles of steel to build the displays and 10 miles of LED lighting installed inside the displays, there are 10 different colors of LED bulbs used in the shows.

· Scenes are as high as 32 ft tall and as long as several hundred feet.

Magic of Lights shines daily from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. beginning Friday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 26. Tickets for this festive holiday event are on sale now and can be purchased for an assigned date starting at just $25 per vehicle. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, visit Tickets must be purchased online in advance and will not be available for purchase at the gate.


Angel Stadium has been home to the Los Angeles Angels for 56 seasons. As baseball’s fourth-oldest ballpark, trailing only Boston’s Fenway Park, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium, it has hosted seven American League Division Series (2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2014), six American League Championship Series (1979, 1982, 1986, 2002, 2005 and 2009) and the 2002 World Series, as well as the 1967, 1989 and 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Games. In addition, Angel Stadium has hosted various events including AMA Supercross and Monster Jam, as well as the concerts for U2, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves and Chance the Rapper.


A division of FunGuys LLC, based in Ohio, whose principals include Ken Hudgens, Tim Murray, Eric Cole, and Grant Reeves. Hudgens, Murray and Cole each have decades of experience at Live Nation® and Feld Entertainment® as top executives in the Motor Sports divisions, with Reeves as the owner, producer and promoter of DockDogs®, Upbeat K9® and other internationally touring entertainment properties for more than 20 years.

This Much Anticipated Return Plays The Southland This Holiday Season from December 8th– January 2nd

**Feld Entertainment Introduces Guest Wellness Enhancements to the Beloved Live Family Experience**


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[Los Angeles, CA] — Courage leads the way for Disney’s most adventurous heroes when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big skates into the Southland this holiday season playing Anaheim, Los Angeles, Ontario and Long Beach from December 8th – January 2nd. Dream Big features favorite Disney friends such as Mickey, Minnie, Miguel, Moana, Elsa, Belle, Genie, and more highlighting all the magic and adventure of Disney’s tales through world-class figure skating. Audiences will be transported to exciting worlds where heroes of every kind seek to fulfill their dreams at a live experience families will never forget!

Join the fearless Moana and the greatest demigod that ever lived, Maui, on an action-packed voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti. Explore the Land of the Dead as Miguel from Disney Pixar’s Coco brings the festivities of Día de los Muertos to the ice. Get tangled up in Rapunzel’s hair-raising quest to see the floating lights. Travel to the kingdom of Arendelle with Anna, Elsa and Olaf in a dramatic retelling of the sisterly love that saved a kingdom. And discover the strength, bravery and kindness that inspired generation after generation with Jasmine, Ariel, Aurora, Belle and Cinderella.

While delivering the same magical experiences guests expect from Disney On Ice, Feld Entertainment is continuing Guest Wellness Enhancements to help keep families safe at its live events. Feld Entertainment is working closely with venue partners to establish and follow COVID-19 health and safety standards in accordance with all federal, state and local guidelines. Full details on Feld Entertainment Guest Wellness Enhancements can be found here. Please monitor the venue websites at Honda Center Reopening Policies,

STAPLES Center SAFE, Toyota Arena COVID Response and Long Beach Arena Reopening for health and safety policies, including face covering and entry requirements, which are subject to change.

Guests looking to purchase Disney On Ice souvenirs will find the process easier than ever thanks to a new contactless shopping experience with touch-free payment and digital purchasing options. Guests can pre-order items prior to arriving at the venue. Once ordered, guests can pick up their purchases at a convenient, contactless pickup station during the show. Additional information can be found here.


WHEN: Thursday, December 16 – Sunday, December 19

TICKETS: Family friendly ticket pricing available – tickets can be purchased online at or in-person at the venue Box Office.

*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

o Thursday, December 16 7:30 PM

o Friday, December 17 7:30 PM

o Saturday, December 18 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

o Sunday, December 19 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

WHERE: STAPLES Center – 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

TICKETS: Family friendly ticket pricing available – tickets can be purchased online at or in-person at the venue Box Office.

*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

Save 20% off select performances and price levels

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WHEN: Wednesday, December 8 – Sunday, December 12

o Wednesday, December 8 7:00 PM

o Thursday, December 9 7:00 PM

o Friday, December 10 7:00 PM

o Saturday, December 11 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

o Sunday, December 12 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

WHERE: Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

TICKETS: Family friendly ticket pricing available – tickets can be purchased online at or in-person at the venue Box Office.

*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

Save 20% off select performances and price levels

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WHEN: Thursday, December 30 – Sunday, January 2, 2022

  • Thursday, December 30 7:00 PM

  • Friday, December 31 12:30 PM & 4:30 PM

  • Saturday, January 1 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

  • Sunday, January 2 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

WHERE: Long Beach Arena – 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

TICKETS: Family friendly ticket pricing available – tickets can be purchased online at or in-person at the venue Box Office.

*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

Save 20% off select performances and price levels

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WHEN: Wednesday, December 22 – Monday, December 27

  • Wednesday, December 22 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, December 23 7:00 PM

  • Friday, December 24 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

  • Saturday, December 25 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

  • Sunday, December 26 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

  • Monday, December 27 7:00 PM

WHERE: Toyota Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

(formerly Citizens Business Bank Arena)

TICKETS: Family friendly ticket pricing available – tickets can be purchased online at or in-person at the venue Box Office.

*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

Save 20% off select performances and price levels

Use Code: MOM20

To discover more about Disney On Ice, visit