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Union Station Christmas Tree near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

The Pearl Unwraps LA’s Most Dazzling Holiday Celebrations

It’s your time to sparkle and shine, and we have a sleigh full of festivities to celebrate the holiday season. Immerse yourself with interactive illuminated shows at Descanso Gardens, LA Arboretum, and South Coast Botanic Garden. Take in a holiday concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall, thrill to a live production of Love Actually, or a mesmerizing ballet performance of The Nutcracker Suite. Ice skating enthusiasts can show off their glides and spins at LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE. Ring in the New Year at Gloria Molina Grand Park’s NYELA Countdown to 2024, with their signature 3D light show projected onto L.A.’s iconic City Hall.

 

The Pearl Casino Royale Holiday Party

 

Residents of The Pearl are invited to join us for our Annual Casino Royale Ugly Sweater Party on Friday December 15 from 7PM to 10PM in the Clubroom. Enjoy delectable holiday eats with cocoa bar and open bar. The evening’s festivities include our Ugly Sweater Contest, along with a violin serenade, 360 photo booth, snow machine, casino games, tarot card reader, a roving magician, and more.

 

Enchanted Forst of Light at Descanso Gardens near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Enchanted Forest of Light Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Dr. 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 spectacular lighting displays in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens. Don’t miss popular returning illuminated favorites, including an entire town of magical “stained glass” creations on the Main Lawn by contemporary sculptor Tom Fruin; sparkling geometric installations from HYBYCOZO in the Rose Garden; Flower Power on the Promenade; and exquisite lighting effects in the Ancient Forest.

 

Lightscape at LA Aboretum near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Lightscape at LA County Aboretum 301 N Baldwin Ave. Arcadia, CA 91007

 

Escape into a world of color, imagination and sound. The internationally acclaimed Lightscape has been reimagined for 2023 with brand new installations from around the world. Wander through captivating illuminations that dazzle the senses and celebrate the holidays with joy and good cheer. Whether with friends, family or a date, enjoy a memorable evening of art and nature in the garden.

 

Astra Lumina at South Coast Botanic Garden near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Astra Lumina South Coast Botanic Garden 26300 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90274

 

We’ve always been told to reach for the stars, but what if the stars could reach for us? Embark on an enchanted night walk across mysterious grounds to discover a celestial pathway of lustrous light, cosmic visions, and astral song. Immerse yourself in illuminating encounters of lighting, projection and sound, and connect with the stars before they return to the sky above. Astra Lumina at South Coast Botanic Garden is the 17th experience in the Lumina Enchanted Night Walk series.

 

LA Phil Deck the Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

LA Phil Deck the Hall Walt Disney Concert Hall 111 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

A treasured L.A. tradition, Deck the Hall offers outstanding holiday programming for a wide variety of tastes at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The program includes Chanticleer, Home Alone in Concert, Arturo Sandoval ’s Swinging Holiday, and a Holiday Sing-Along. Make sure to arrive early for drinks and merriment in the fun-filled Winter Wonderland. Snowshoes not required!

 

LA Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

LA Master Chorale Walt Disney Concert Hall 111 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

LA Master Chorale is presenting a festive line-up of holiday concerts including Handel’s Messiah, Carols on the Plaza, and the ever popular Messiah Sing-Along. Founded by the legendary Roger Wagner in 1964, the Los Angeles Master Chorale is “the finest-by-far major chorus in America” (Los Angeles Times) and a vibrant cultural treasure. Hailed for its powerful performances, technical precision, and artistic daring, the Chorale is a founding resident company of The Music Center and choir-in-residence at Walt Disney Concert Hall. 

 

Love Actually Live at The Wallis near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Love Actually Live The Wallis 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

Love Actually Live, the critically acclaimed theatrical experience, makes a triumphant return to commemorate the film’s 20th anniversary. Set within a picturesque London cityscape, iconic scenes from the film are displayed on screens alongside all-star singers and a live orchestra. L.A.’s quintessential holiday tradition brings together friends and loved ones in an awe-inspiring winter wonderland, where film and live action seamlessly intertwine. Love Actually film Director Richard Curtis will donate his royalties from this production of Love Actually Live to Comic Relief, a major charity based in the UK with a vision of a just world, free from poverty. 

 

The Nutcracker Suite ballet performance near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

The Nutcracker Suite Two California Plaza 350 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071 

 

American Contemporary Ballet presents an immersive experience for all five senses of the Tchaikovsky classic that delights children and adults alike. American Contemporary Ballet was founded by choreographer Lincoln Jones and dancer Theresa Farrell to produce original contemporary classical ballets. The company performs over 60 shows each season, spanning a repertory which includes works by George Balanchine, Fred Astaire, Lincoln Jones, and reconstructions of seminal ballet works. 

 

LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

LA Kings Holiday Ice L.A. LIVE 800 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015

 

Skate like a King! The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice brings outdoor ice skating to L.A. LIVE.  Skate your way into the holiday season and enjoy the rink until January 8, 2024. Bring your friends, family, date or enjoy the ice before and after a sports game or concert. Grab a bite to eat or drink when you come to skate at L.A. LIVE. Present your LA Kings Holiday Ice receipt on the day you skate at participating L.A. LIVE restaurants to receive discounts and dinner deals.

 

LA Phil Pink Martini at Walt Disney Concert Hall near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini Walt Disney Concert Hall 111 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Pink Martini, featuring China Forbes, return for another quintessentially eclectic New Year’s program that mixes Brazilian samba, party sounds of ’30s Cuban dance music, and a dash of Parisian café cool. There’s no classier way to ring in 2024!

 

EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608

 

Be part of Hollywood’s biggest New Year’s EVE celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood’s EVE event on Dec. 31, where you can party ’til 2AM. Fill your day with heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions, and then keep the thrills going into the night. Have fun and celebrate with multiple party areas featuring music, dancing, photo ops, drinks available for purchase^ and a midnight countdown celebration with fireworks. 

 

Prohibition at Union Station near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Prohibition at Union Station 800 N Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

For its 10th year, Prohibition NYE will return to the iconic Union Station to bring back the excitement and glamour of the Roaring Twenties. Experience theatrical burlesque, live jazz ensembles, a headlining DJ SET by renowned duo Chromeo, and a premium open bar featuring champagne and specialty cocktails. Don’t miss Prohibition NYE’s signature 60 foot, midnight ball-drop celebration!

 

Gloria Molina Grand Park’s NYELA Countdown near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Gloria Molina Grand Park’s NYELA Countdown to 2024 200 N Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

The West Coast’s largest FREE New Year’s Eve event is back! Revelers will welcome 2024 with the park’s signature 3D countdown art show projected onto L.A.’s iconic City Hall, and La Doña and La Verdad Band will be topping off this highly-anticipated New Year’s Eve celebration. Bring your appetite for delicious foods from 30 of LA’s Favorite Food trucks. Alcohol is not permitted and will not be sold at Gloria Molina Grand Park.

 

Photo credits:

Photo #1: Union Station

Photo #2: The Pearl

Photo #3: Descanso Gardens

Photo #4: LA County Aboretum

Photo #5: Astra Lumina

Photo #6: LA Phil

Photo #7: LA Master Chorale

Photo #8: The Wallis

Photo #9: American Contemporary Ballet

Photo #10: LA Kings

Photo #11: LA Phil

Photo #12: Universal Studios Hollywood

Photo #13: Prohibition at Union Station

Photo #14: Gloria Molina Grand Park