It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We know, now that song will be stuck in your head for days. But it’s okay because it’s that time of year again. The holidays are upon us! Everywhere you look, your eyes are delighted with lights, wreaths, and frosted windows. Santa and his helpers are gathering together to listen to children’s wish lists and spread holiday cheer. Festive music serenades you from the radio, and holiday movies can be found in abundance.
The holidays are a time of year to be grateful for all you have and spend time with those you love. We are sure you have a few beloved Christmas traditions you and your family plan to keep this year, but may we also suggest you attend a few new events to add an extra dose of magic to your holiday season? We’ve compiled a festive list of several amazing events happening this holiday season in LA. So, grab a gingerbread latte or sip a cup of hot cocoa as you take a look and plan your 2019 holiday event schedule.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
December 1st – December 29
Experience the magic of L. Ron Hubbard’s Winter Wonderland this December by stopping by the set located on Hollywood Blvd. Walking through the wintry setting as you and your friends or family take a tour of the Santa house, surrounded by a forest of real evergreen trees is sure to put you in the holiday spirit! While you’re there, enjoy the variety of entertainment and activities provided for all ages. And, it simply wouldn’t be a true Winter Wonderland without the jolly man himself. That’s right; Santa will be there taking photos and listening to children’s holiday wishes.
A Funny Way to Make the Naughty List
December 8th from 8:00-11:00 PM
21+ with a 2 drink min per person
If you want to mix things up this holiday season and stray away from “Hallmark moments” then this is the event for you. The legend, John Waters, a man with credits like “Female Trouble” and “Hairspray” is coming to town. Don’t mistake him for a wholesome, holly jolly Santa. Though he is making a list and checking it twice, determined to add as many names to the “Naughty” column as he can. His brand of push-the-box jokes and crude humor isn’t for everyone, but if it sounds like your cup of tea, you’re in for a night filled with side-splitting laughs and memories you won’t soon forget. Plus, you and your friends can finally find out the answers to the holiday’s most pressing questions. Such as, “is Prancer the only gay reindeer?” and “Has Santa ever been nude?” You can’t tell us you don’t want to know. If you’re looking to add a dash of naughty to your nice this year, or if you share John’s shared for email Christmas cards and the Easter Bunny, grab your tickets, and get ready for a holiday special unlike any other.
December 14th from 12:00 – 6:00 PMIf you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, then head down to Burton Chace Park for “Snow Wonder.” This event is bringing snow to LA! Snow Wonder is a family-friendly event that’s perfect for kids of all ages and provides a variety of crafts and entertainment, including sledding and face painting. If you want to extend your holiday fun, stay late. Because at 5:55, as Snow Wonder is winding down, fireworks will usher you into the next great holiday event; the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade. The parade is sure to dazzle this year, so you won’t want to miss it.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Perhaps you’ve seen Cirque du Soleil before, and maybe you haven’t, but you haven’t seen them like this! This talented troupe of 30 performers bring holiday cheer to life in this holiday spectacle. You won’t believe your eyes as you watch various Christmas ornaments magicked to life right in front of you. And that’s just the beginning. This event is one you don’t want to miss, as it will be filled with nonstop fun, excitement, creative imagination, and insane talent. After all, where else can you watch as gingerbread flip through the air, toy soldiers march on thin wires, balancing snowmen, or spinning penguins? All this performed by talented performers in dazzling costumes on a magical stage, with your favorite holiday music. It’s a holiday spectacular that you won’t soon forget!
A Little Tokyo Christmas
December 21 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
This holiday season, come down to the Aratani Theatre for a show you won’t want to miss. That’s right. A Little Tokyo Christmas is back! Bring your friends and family for a night filled with music, laughter, and dancing. You can expect to see a variety of talented performers and celebrity guests in this truly incredible, and very unique show! Afterwards, do some last minute shopping for your family, or yourself (we won’t judge) at the Holiday Gift Boutique.
Disney Fun This Christmas Season
December 22 at 12:00 PM
Disney has brought us so many beloved classics over the years, and now they’re bringing the party to Los Angeles. This holiday season The Disney Junior Holiday Party will provide fun for the entire family with Disney Junior songs, along with your holiday favorites. Come dance and sing along with your family and your favorite Disney friends. The guest list contains some pretty incredible names, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, the Puppy Dog Pals, Vampirina for singing and dancing. We even heard there will be a special visit from Santa! Tis the season to make lasting memories, take lots of pictures, and enjoy cherished time with those you love. Whether you choose to do that by watching a performer dressed as your favorite holiday cookie fly through the air, singing along to Disney favorites with Mickey and Minnie, or laughing at “naughty” jokes, you’re sure to have an unforgettable holiday at these exciting events!