LA Holiday Hotlist

So your friends and family are finally in town and LA is happening for the Holidays. Check out the top picks of places to go and things to see in Hollywood for the season.

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Kids are invited to join the herd and make your own reindeer antlers at a flurry of festivities and holiday entertainment at the LA Zoo. Check out for more info.
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Las Posadas recreates the nine-day journey of Mother Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem at the El Pueblo Historical Monument. Each night, the procession adores the coming birth of Jesus with singing and a festive breaking of a piñata. Check out for more info.
The Deck the Hall tradition returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall! From a traditional holiday sing-along to swinging, from Handel’s Messiah to Sweet Honey In The Rock, you’re sure to find something fun and exciting to share with the ones you love. Check out for more info.
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Check out the opportunity to play in real snow while meeting the Grinch! See Whoville come to life and share the true meaning of Christmas at Universal Studios Hollywood’s 13 Days of Grinchmas.” Sing along with the Whos and gather around for a spectacular tree lighting ceremony. Check out for more info.
Acting is the Hollywood way and just because it’s not quite a winter wonderland in LA doesn’t mean we can’t whip up a fake frozen pond to ice-skate on. Head downtown to Pershing Square and enjoy family ice skating events from Nov. 19 - Jan. 18 till as late as 10pm! Check out for more info.
It just wouldn’t be the holidays in LA without the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Annual Holiday Light Festival in Griffith Park. A beloved tradition that is free of charge and open to all. Bring the family and come view more than one million energy-efficient LED lights in festive displays showcasing the uniqueness of the City of Los Angeles. Check out for more info.
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Join the famous Laugh factory for hilarious adult holiday specials. Dec 24th laugh factory features “Merry Erev Christmas Comedy show” and Dec 25th “Ba Humbug Holiday Show”. Plan the night and after the show visit a few classy cocktails lounges on the same block. Check out for more info.
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Get ready as CityWalk brings the holidays alive with 35 nights of continuous holiday entertainment. Check out for more info.
This year, make your holiday party an event to be remembered. Rent an Event Suite and experience the thrill of the NBA Champion Lakers, the re-birth of the Clippers with #1 draft pick Blake Griffin, and the passion of the powerful, young Kings as they run to the playoffs. All-inclusive holiday packages include suite rental, game tickets, holiday-themed menu, non-alcoholic beverages and gift bag for all guests. Check out for more info.
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You and your family will never forget this Hollywood event at the famous Pantages Theatre. The mean Grinch decides to steal Christmas away from Holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss' original illustrations. Check out for more info.
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Jump out of the box and get into this season's festivities with an entertaining holiday scavenger hunt on Rodeo Drive. Learn the history of the stores, the stars and the stories of this world famous avenue while having fun with your friends, co-workers or families. Highlights of the hunt route include the store that banned Michael Jackson and the hotel where Pretty Woman was filmed. Prizes are awarded to the winning team. Check out for more info.
The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event richly illuminated with thousands of lights and hundreds of themed estates. Check out for more info.
Enjoy a 100 foot Christmas tree taller than the 70-foot tree at NYC’s Rockefeller Center. Sit with Santa in Santa’s Cottage and go home with photos you’ll always treasure. Enjoy the merry melodies of holiday brass and other joyous musical performers and entertainment. Snowflakes float from above every night at 7pm and 8pm. come enjoy this LA Winter Wonderland. Check out for more info.
Rev up for non-stop holiday fun as your family's favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy with dazzling skating, special effects and beloved characters certain to create a lifetime of memories. Check out for more info.
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