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November 2018

November 15, 2018 - January 15, 2019
Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA United States

Downtown on Ice Outdoor Skating Rink

Situated amid the Downtown Los Angeles skyscrapers, the rink will be open for ice skating daily, including holidays. There will also be a variety of free activities, including live concerts, youth programs, and special events. Mondays through Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Fridays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Sponsor: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

December 2018

December 1 - December 31
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 United States
$28 – $30

Enchanted: Forest of Light

Enchanted is a one-mile, nighttime walk through distinct lighting displays. Some of the displays are interactive and invite participation, while some are merely there to be observed and enjoyed. Food and beverage options abound at Enchanted! Grab a quick bite, a hot chocolate, or an adult beverage within the within the Enchanted experience. Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 15th at 10:00 a.m. at enchantedLA.com. Sponsor: Descanso Gardens

December 1 - December 2
8th Street – Los Angeles, 8th Street at Normandie Avenue
Los Angeles, CA United States

Navidad en la Calle Ocho, Los Angeles

The Christmas Navidad en la Calle Ocho festival is considered the biggest toy giveaway and one of the most important festivals in the community. This two-day event will include entertainment on four stages, free toys and products, clowns, and small rides. Come celebrate the joy of the Christmas spirit and the happiness of children. Site: 8th St. & Normandie Ave., Los Angeles When: December 1 & 2, 12:00 noon. – 10:00 p.m. Sponsor: Edgar N. Palacios Fundación ECUA-USA

December 1 - December 31
Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States

Zoo Lights

Brighten up your holidays with an all new Yuletide tradition! The Zoo will be decorated with festive lights for the winter holiday season. This fresh, exciting event will include family-friendly evening activities to illuminate the season for memories that will make you smile all year. When: December 1 – 31, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Cost: $21 Adults, $18 Seniors, $16 Children ages 2 to 12, Free children under 2 Sponsor: Los Angeles Zoo

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ken Miller Recreation Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503 United States

The Swedish Christmas Fair

This is the 38th annual Swedish Christmas Fair with Scandinavian crafts, food and Christmas collectibles. Enjoy the beautiful Lucia arrangement with Scandinavian Christmas songs by the choir. Find unique Swedish Christmas gifts, take home a tasty home baked goods, and get in the mood for the Holidays! Cost: $10 (free for children under 12) Sponsor: Swedish Women´s Education Association, Los Angeles

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States
$7 – $12

Hanukkah Family Festival

Hanukkah Family Festival offers “light for the people” with lively music, a sing along, storytelling, and art activities at Skirball Cultural Center. Sponsor: Skirball Cultural Center

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grier Musser Museum, 403 S. Bonnie Brae Street
Los Angeles, CA United States
$6 – $12

Victorian Christmas House Tour

The Grier Musser Museum will host its annual Christmas party in a festive Victorian, turn-of-the-century restored setting. There will be guided tours and refreshments. Site: Grier Musser Museum, 403 South Bonnie Brae St., Los Angeles

December 8 - December 9
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States

Holiday Treats for the Animals

In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will be delivering an ocean of gifts to the Aquarium of the Pacific for its animals, including penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, lorikeets, and fish. Guests can see Santa Diver with sharks and watch the Aquarium’s animals receive their special treats and enrichment gifts during the Holiday Treats for the Animals weekend. When: December 8 & 9, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cost: $29.95 Adults, $26.95 Seniors, $17.95 Children (3 -11),…

December 11 - December 12
El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Virgen de Guadalupe Celebration

Celebrating the Virgen de Guadalupe’s appearance to native Mexican San Juan Diego in 1531. The event includes food, shopping, and family entertainment. Sponsors: El Pueblo Historical Monument & Olvera Street Merchants

December 16 - December 24
El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Las Posadas

This presentation of the 9-day journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is depicted with singing, a candlelight procession, and the breaking of a piñata each night. When: December 16 – 24, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sponsors: El Pueblo Historical Monument, Olvera Street Merchants


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