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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! LA’s Best Holiday Celebrations

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With jingle bells ringing and carols for singing, you’ll be of good cheer. There’ll be shopping til dropping, popcorn for popping, and evergreens decking the hall! You’ll have holiday greetings and fun happy meetings when friends come to call – with LA’s best celebrations for the happiest season of all!

 

 

BOLD Holidays

City of Beverly Hills

 

Beverly Hills is delighted to bring special entertainment and activities, such as spectacular holiday lighting displays, an interactive photo experience, live entertainment, visits with Santa Claus, and extended holiday shopping hours at select retailers until December 21.The Scenario Studio is a new interactive photo experience event that invites guests to experience a variety of professional photography sets unlike anything they’ve seen before. Participants style and create their own photo shoots, complemented by full-scale sets designed by renowned photographer John Ganun. On set, guests use smartphones paired with special pro LED lighting to replicate quality photo shoots that normally require professional cameras and intricate strobe lighting.

 

 

The Grove Winter Wonderland

The Grove

189 The Grove Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

Come celebrate the magic of the holiday season and see The Grove transform into a winter wonderland. Snow falls every evening at 7 & 8 pm, through December 25. Need some help with your holiday shopping?  Located in The Grand Lobby, The Grove’s award-winning Concierge is available to assist with any task. This complimentary resource offers guests the ultimate in convenience, from gifting and shopping assistance, to travel and meal reservations and one-of-a-kind event planning.

 

 

In the Present Holiday Experience

Beverly Center

8500 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

 

Ring in the Holidays at Beverly Center with special events and programs all season long! Visit the holiday experience In the Present featuring a 35 ft. tree, giant mirrored gift boxes, and a new Instagrammable wall, perfect for photo ops!

 

 

Hollywood Night Market @Yamashiro

1999 North Sycamore Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90068

 

The Hollywood Night Market presents the Winter Bazaar Holiday Night Market! Enjoy live music featuring some of the best Christmas & Hanukkah classics; soulful carolers spreading the holiday cheer; and a spectacular Instagram worthy light show and tree lighting throughout the market and historic Yamashiro gardens. With more than 30 artisan craft vendors, offering a wide variety of unique gift ideas, you are sure to find something memorable for your loved ones this holiday season. When you’re done shopping, grab a bite at one of the many food trucks, and stop by the outdoor bar for a seasonal cocktail.

 

 

39th Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S Grand Ave,

Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Dec 18 LA Master Chorale conductor leads the popular do-it-yourself version of Handel’s Messiah, where the audience is the chorus.This will be the 39th annual Messiah Sing-Along and is sure to pack the house. Bring your own score or purchase one in the lobby. A limited number of VIP onstage tickets are available to bring you closer to the musical action. Hallelujah!

 

 

Moonlight Forest

LA County Arboretum & Botanical Garden

301 N Baldwin Ave.

Arcadia, CA 91007

 

The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden invites you to experience the Moonlight Forest, a fantasy of lights that takes you to new places. Dive under the seas with exotic fish and a giant shark in the new Ocean Visions exhibit. Next step into a winter wonderland with the new Polar Dreams experience. Enjoy live entertainment nightly. Parking is free. If onsite Arboretum parking lots are full, you’ll be directed to additional parking at Santa Anita Park. Free shuttles run from and to Santa Anita throughout the event. If you ride share, the Depot entrance is the drop off and pickup location.

 

 

LA Zoo Lights

5333 Zoo Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

Glowing animals welcome you on an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook, a magical disco ball forest, giant glittering snowflakes, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. L.A. Zoo Lights is a not-to-be-missed holiday light experience that has glowed brighter each year since its debut in 2014. This year’s event features more light animals than ever before, spectacular new additions – both hand-crafted and high-tech – and returning favorites.

 

 

Enchanted Forest of Light

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

 

Enchanted Forest of Light is an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles, featuring a one-mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens. There are a variety of large-scale light displays, many of which are interactive, allowing visitors to manipulate the lights and sounds.