Visiting Los Angeles this season? With festivities in full swing, there's plenty of activities to enjoy with loved ones. Discover our travel guide for a round-up of the most exciting events happening across town to make your holiday a memorable one.
Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the city’s own holiday tradition, perfect for celebrating the season. This production is set in 1912 Los Angeles. Throughout the five scenes in two acts you will find hints and tastes of Southern California - a Spanish style home, calla lilies, bougainvillea, the snowy forests of the Sierras, Venice archways, a moonlit Pacific Ocean and more!
DATES & TIMES 8PM | December 20, 2019 5PM | December 21, 2019 12PM | December 22, 2019 3PM | December 24, 2019
LOCATION Dolby Theatre, Hollywood
Enchanted: Forest Of Light
Each year during the holidays, Descanso Gardens transforms its grounds into an enchanted forest with whimsical lighting displays and interactive exhibitions. A one-mile path, intended for nighttime enjoyment, veers through the Oak Woodland, Camellia Forest, Japanese Garden, and Rose Garden.
DATES & TIMES November 17, 2019 to January 5, 2020
LOCATION Descanso Gardens
Holiday Ice Rink
Glide into the holidays at Pershing Square! The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square offers the quintessential winter activity in the heart of beautiful downtown Los Angeles. Surrounded by art, lively activity and the impressive city skyline, our outdoor ice rink lets you enjoy entertainment and ice skating in Los Angeles under the sun and stars.
DATES & TIMES November 14, 2019 to January 20, 2020
LOCATION Pershing Square
Winterlit At Santa Monica
Santa Monica will be glowing like never before, helping to make your season merry and bright with thousands of colorful, twinkling lights and a daily dancing neon light show synrchonized to tunes and falling snow. Enjoy family-friendly activities, Christmas carols, festive movies and much more.
DATES & TIMES 5PM to 10PM Daily | November 20, 2019 to January 20, 2020
LOCATION Third Street Promenade, Downtown Santa Monica
Your Holiday Shopping
Don't forget to complete your trip with a visit to DFS for some last minute gifting ideas! Discover a curation of luxury gifts and travel-friendly items across fashion, beauty, jewelry & more.