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Westfield Century City Live Music

Calling all of our music lovers! If you love music as much as we do, you’ll love the live music series happening at Westfield Century City. They have live music lined up for every single weekend throughout October. Sets usually are played between 3 PM – 5 PM PST, which gives you the perfect time to grab a tasty dinner afterward. This fabulous location has tons of space for you and a friend to set out a blanket on the grass and enjoy some lovely tunes. For a casual outing and unique shopping experience, visit Westfield Century City.

Weekends, 3 PM to 5 PM PST

Time to Jam Out to Some Tunes

Unique Markets

December 10 & 11, 10 AM – 4 PM

If you’re looking to find some unique holiday gifts for your loved ones this season, check out Unique Markets. Unique Markets, located in Downtown LA, is home to over 150 emerging brands, designers, and small businesses. This is one of the best shopping experiences in LA, making it easy for you to meet the founders and see their products IRL.

Skip the mall, shop small!

Titanic the Exhibition

Explore a recreation of the ship’s interior, hear music from the era, and immerse yourself in 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 14th

Explore the Titanic

Holiday Road in Calabasas

Open from 5 PM to 10 PM every day is Holiday Road in Calabasas. You do not want to miss out on this immersive holiday experience. Tickets start at $24.99 for the family holiday event of the season. You will experience larger-than-life holiday displays, over 1000 Christmas lights, Santa and Mrs. Claus, food trucks, and even a holiday bar.

Now – December 30th

Join the holiday fun here!

Ice at Santa Monica

After a two-year hiatus, the Ice at Santa Monica skating rink is finally reopening (Yay)! The 8,000 square foot rink will open November 10th with a celebration from 6:00 to 10:00 PM, featuring free skating, a live DJ, and plenty of food and freebies! You don’t want to miss it, but if you do, there’s no need to worry because the rink will remain open from November 16th through January 16, 2023, from noon to 10:00 PM. Skate rental and all-day admission cost $20.

November 16, 2022 – January 16, 2023

Get Your Skating On

Lightscape Los Angeles

Enjoy an evening walking a stunning trail of lights in Los Angeles. You will find yourself in dazzling displays of color, light, and sound. Lightscape is an outdoor event and it takes place rain or shine, so no need to worry about that pesky winter rain! Tickets start at $18. This is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season!

November 11, 2022 – January 8, 2023

Get your ticket here!

Dinos Alive Exhibit: An Immersive Experience

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

Travel back to the Jurassic

123 Farms Christmas Nights

If you’re looking for an adorable holiday date night, this is it. 123 Farms brings you Christmas Nights, featuring 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.

Now – January 8, 2023

Buy tickets here!

Sparkle Downtown LA

It’s the time of year for sweaters and Instagram-able photos. Happening in Downtown LA at The Bloc, experience one of LA’s largest multi-colored interactive holiday displays. A magical holiday show featuring 18 million hues of lights synchronizing with festive tunes. Come join us and capture your photo-ops with the 32ft Christmas tree.

November 17, 2022 – January 23, 2023

Ultimate Holiday Experience

Griffith Park Holiday Train Ride

Enjoy a $7 train ride while gazing at adorable holiday light displays and riding through decorated tunnels at Griffith Park. The 10-minute ride is perfect for couples, friends, and family!

Now – January 6, 2023

All aboard!

Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego

Looking for a mini holiday weekend getaway? Just two hours outside of LA is Coronado Island in San Diego. The famous Hotel Del Coronado has a ton of holiday activities to get you in the spirit. Starting November 17th to January 1st they will have a tree light show, with lights orchestrated to holiday music, every night. You can catch this show from 5 PM to 9 PM every 30 minutes. After the light show, be sure to enjoy the ice rink by the sea at Hotel Del Coronado for even more holiday fun!

November 17, 2022 – January 1, 2023

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Love Yoga

What could be better than Saturday morning yoga on a rooftop overlooking the city? Umm… not much! Join Love Yoga every Saturday at 10:30 AM on Thomson Hollywood’s rooftop for a little self-care and panoramic views of Hollywood Hills. Reserve your spot now, as space is limited to 15 people per session, and enjoy complimentary mimosas or fresh fruit juice! See ya there!

Saturdays at 10:30 AM

Book your space here!

A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio

The IAMLA, known as The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, is excited to announce a new exhibition at their museum. A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio is open to the public starting on November 5th, and the best part is, it is FREE (with donations encouraged). Located in Downtown Los Angeles, immerse yourself in exploring the culture and fascinating appeal that this special character has to so many people.

November 5, 2022 – October 15, 2023

Back to Your Childhood

Grammy Museum

If you’re a music lover, you need to know about the in-person public programs that the Grammy Museum hosts. All throughout November, musical artists, including Sabrina Carpenter, Kendrick Lamar, and LAY, will perform and discuss their music. Check out the November lineup here.

Throughout November

Music Fans!

Flutter: A Multisensory Immersive Experience

This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. No matter how old you are, this art experience will inspire you to play, create, imagine, and explore. You will enjoy a guided tour through 14 immersive rooms with projection mapping, painting, virtual reality, and more! This is the perfect escape from reality, especially during one of the most stressful times of the year! Be sure to buy your tickets to ensure your weekend is filled with creativity.

Now – December 31, 2022

Creative Experience

Melrose Trading Post

The perfect vibe awaits you at the Melrose Trading Post. Live music to dance to, dozens of amazing vendors offering food, unique clothing, and art, and shall we mention more? This event has everything you can imagine for an entertaining and busy day out in Los Angeles. Afterward, head to the infamous Melrose Street shopping strip and visit local thrift stores and eateries to truly set into the LA vibe. Enjoy and get your shopping on!

Every Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM PST

Shopping Time

Warner Bros Tour

If you are a big fan of ‘Friends’, ‘Big Bang Theory’, ‘Two and a Half Man’, or other major movies such as Harry Potter, then we have a tour for you. Pick a day when your day is cleared because you don’t want to miss your opportunity for a Warner Bros Tour. Each admission guarantees a 3-hour tour (1-hour guided tour + 1.5-hour self-guided tour) where you get to visit the backlot exterior sets, sound stages, archives, the Batcave and Batmobile Collection, the Prop Department, the DC Universe Exhibit, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, and more. You will also get to visit original sets, including the living room from ‘Two and a Half Men’, and Central Perk Café from ‘Friends’, design your own Batmobile and movie costumes, and test green screen technology.

Secure Your Tickets Here

Snow Line Orchard – Apple Picking

Ever been apple-picking? Well, we got the perfect place for you. Bring the friends or fam and spend the whole day at the family-owned apple farm, winery, and cidery in Oak Glen. Family activities include apple picking, raspberry picking, winery and cider for the adults, and amazing mini cider donuts.

Monday – Sunday 9 am – 5 pm PST

Apple Picking

Academy Museum of Motion Arts

Still haven’t been to the biggest museum in LA? Reserve your tickets for August to secure a spot to attend and learn about the past, present, and future of film. Experience all the fabulous exhibitions, and don’t miss the opportunity to reserve tickets to enjoy the feeling of receiving an Oscar. Spend the night feeling like the star you are!

Sunday-Thursday 10 AM to 6 PM PST

Friday-Saturday 10 AM to 8 PM PST

And the Oscar goes to…

LACMA Objects of Desire Exhibit

We know everyone’s heard of this museum, but we have a new, exciting event at LACMA that is starting from September 4th until December 18th. LACMA’s new exhibit Object of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising will explore the artistic manipulation of advertising. View images all the way back from the 1970s to now about advertisement’s visual vocabulary.

September 4th – December 18th

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday, 10 AM to 6 PM PST

Friday, 11 AM to 8 PM PST

Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM to 7 PM PST

LACMA Tickets

The Escape Game LA at Westfield Century City

If you’re looking for an escape room in LA you have to check this place out! The LA Girl was invited to experience The Escape Game and we had a blast! We had 60 minutes to solve the clues and break out of prison. The design of the escape room was so detailed, which made it an experience where we got to escape the reality of everyday life and exercise our team skills to escape. The Escape Game is located at Westfield Century City mall so be sure to get your shopping on afterward!

Open Monday- Sunday from 8 AM to 11:59 PM.

 

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