Los Angeles is a warm winter wonderland, making it the perfect destination for travellers looking to escape the extended family get together and experience something a little different.
With gorgeous weather and endless entertainment options, the holidays in Los Angeles are like no other city.
From classic Christmas music concerts and dazzling light displays to outdoor ice skating and pop-up rooftop cinemas, there is something to suit the whole family.
We’ve put together five fun and festive things to do when visiting LA during the silly season:
Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood
When? November 28 – December 29, 2019
Guests of Universal Studios Hollywood will experience the park adorned in sparkling lights and festive decorations.
Returning for 2019, Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter transforms Hogsmeade into a winter dream where the Hogwarts Castle is the backdrop for a dazzling light show while holiday-themed food and merchandise are available for purchase.
Grinchmas also returns this year, inviting guests to snap a photo with The Grinch and his dog Max and take in the Grinchmas tree lighting ceremony.
Holidays at The Citadel
When? Now through January 3, 2019
The holiday season at The Citadel means the return of the world’s tallest live-cut Christmas tree to Los Angeles.
The 115-foot-tall white fir tree from northern California is decorated with more than 18,000 multi-colored, energy-efficient LED lights and 10,000 ornaments.
New at The Citadel this year is a nightly snowfall experience, which transforms the shopping center into a winter wonderland.
Celebrations at Original Farmers Market
When? December 20 – 24, 2019
The Original Farmers Market in Mid-City will present their annual Hanukkah Celebration on Sunday, December 22 where the whole family can come together for dreidel decorating, live performances and a unique opportunity to help construct a LEGO menorah that is followed by a special menorah lighting.
From December 20 to December 24, families can also enjoy a rotating schedule of live Christmas-inspired crafting projects and
performances such as Dickensian carolers and a Nutcracker Marionette show.
Snow Day LA
When? Select nights now through December 29, 2019
Snow Day LA returns to Elysian Park for the holiday season bringing with it thrilling winter tubing, an interactive light show, food trucks, photo opportunities and a new glowing enchanted crystal winter garden that extends up to 10 feet tall.
As an added bonus, guests who purchase the Penguin VIP Pass can zip down their tubing lane in a penguin onesie and enjoy unlimited access to all activities.
Rooftop Cinema Club
When? Now through December 22, 2019
Rooftop Cinema Club proudly presents a winter lineup of beloved holiday movies like “It’s A Wonderful Life,” “Elf” and “Home Alone” this season at NeueHouse in Hollywood and LEVEL Furnished Living in Downtown Los Angeles.
This year, LEVEL has been transformed into “The Lodge”, an apres-ski-esque winter wonderland escape in the heart of the city. At “The Lodge,” guests can eat, drink and be merry as they choose from seasonal hot drinks including hot toddies, mulled wine and Irish coffees, on a rooftop fully decked out with holiday decorations.
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