Our favorite time of the year is finally here! It’s time for Christmas music, decorations, holiday festivities, and shopping; the list can go on and on! Our favorite part of the holiday season is spending time with the people we love, and what better way to spend time together than doing holiday festivities that will set the mood right? Throw on your favorite puffer jacket and head out to experience 10 things you can do this December to make the most out of this holiday season!
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December 13, 2022 – December 14, 2022
If you’re looking to experience multiple holiday festivities in one place, Westfield Century City is the place to do so. Capture the holiday magic by taking pictures with Santa for your kiddos AND your even fur babies. Need to check off names to shop for? Be sure to visit their holiday market! Don’t miss out on exploring the winter village, holiday magic, snow, live performances, gift shops, and more!
November 24, 2022 – December 24, 2022
Your wallet is going to love this one (& we bet you will, too)! Experience an epic New Year’s Eve bar-hopping event with all of your favorite gals. For only $20, you can enjoy visiting the best bars LA has to offer, with no entry covers, plenty of drink specials, and high-spirited music to vibe to. Dance your way into the new year, and don’t forget to count down til the clock hits 12!
December 31, 2022
Celebrate the holidays with some laughter at the Mish Mosh Stand-Up Comedy show in Glendale. In the season of giving back, proceeds from this show will benefit LA Animal Rescue. Tickets are $10 when you buy ahead of time on Eventbrite and $12 on the day of. Want to know the best part of all? One of our amazing LA Girl contributors, Meryl Klemow, is hosting and producing this fabulous event! Laugh the night away and help raise money for the cute snuggly animals we all love so much.
December 17, 2022, at 8 PM
If you’re looking for an adorable holiday date night, this is it. 123 Farms brings you Christmas Nights, featuring special festive foods and drinks, horse-drawn carriage tours, smores pits, Santa, and a display of over one MILLION lights! You do not want to miss out on this gorgeous experience. Wear your coziest holiday sweater, and bring a camera to capture photos with the most glistening backgrounds.
Now – January 8, 2023
This holiday season, rumor has it that The Grove LA is building a full-stage on-site for all holiday festivity purposes. There is something for everyone here. From a giant sleigh suspended 20 feet in the air to the venue’s signature towering Christmas tree and photos with Santa Claus, the entire grounds are a vibe this season. Plus, Netflix is debuting their first-ever signature retail store (with all the photo ops) on the corner of Santa’s sleigh there too.
Now – December 31st
Explore a recreation of the ship’s interior, hear music from the era, and experience the story of a real passenger. Immerse yourself in tales of the design, creation, launch, voyage, and tragedy of the Titanic. You will even get to see hundreds of recovered artifacts from the Titanic, as well as get to feel how cold the iceberg was! This is truly an incredible experience that you do not want to miss while it’s in LA. Tickets start at $19.20.
Now – January 14, 2022
Open from 5 PM to 10 PM every day, Holiday Road in Calabasas is the event of the season for all to enjoy! You do not want to miss out on this immersive holiday experience. Tickets start at $24.99 (purchase online), and you’re in luck because the Holiday Road is good for people of all ages. Step into Christmasland and experience larger-than-life holiday displays, over 1000 Christmas lights, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, food trucks, and even a holiday bar. Cheers!
Now – December 30th
After a two-year hiatus, the Ice at Santa Monica skating rink is finally reopening (Yay)! The 8,000-square-foot rink will be open from November 11th through January 16, 2023, from 12 PM to 10 PM. Snuggle up, dress warm, and hit the rink to skate the night away, all while feeling like you are in a winter wonderland. Skate rental and all-day admission cost $20.
November 11, 2022 – January 16, 2023
Griffith Park is an absolute staple in Los Angeles and always seems to have some event or activity going on for locals to experience. During the best time of year (yes, the holiday season!), they invite you to enjoy a $7 train ride while gazing at festive holiday light displays and riding through decorated tunnels at Griffith Park. This is a 10-minute ride and is perfect for an adorable date night, getting together with friends, or a family-friendly activity. Purchase your tickets in person at Griffith Park or Southern RR, online purchasing is currently unavailable.
November 25, 2022 – January 6, 2023
Ever wish Jurassic Park was real? Well, this is as close as we’re going to get (probably for the best). At the Dinos Alive Exhibit, you will come face to face with over 80 moving replicas; T-Rex, Velociraptors, Jurassic Sea Giants, and many more! For just $20, you can give the kiddo in your life a Christmas present they will remember forever!
Now – January 15, 2023
12. LA3C Creativity & Culture Festival
A two day music art & food festival at LA Historic Park celebrating the immense culture and rich creativity of Los Angeles. From headlining musical talent to art installations and foods and flavors from around the city, the festival will be buzzing with trending entertainment and experiences.
13. Chaotic Singles Ho Ho Holiday Party
Calling all the single ladies (and guys)! If you haven’t been to one of the Chaotic Singles Parties this year, now is the perfect time. Tickets are $20 and cocktail attire is required. Here are the rules:
1. Match with someone on a dating app
2. Invite them to the Chaotic Singles Party
3. Let chaos ensue!
December 10 at 8 PM
Because it’s the most wonderful time of the year, get cozy and head off to enjoy all of the holiday festivities that LA has to offer! For more holiday excitement, here are the best spots to view holiday lights in Los Angeles.