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No more long introductions. We know that you’re just as excited for the Holidays as we are, so we’ve made you a list of the top Christmas events you and your family can participate in. We really recommend these events!

Enchanted: Forest of Light 

Event website: https://www.descansogardens.org/programs-events/enchanted/

Schedule and Prices 

Dates: Nov. 21 – Jan. 9 (Closed Nov. 25, Dec. 24 & 25), open 5:30–10pm

Entry times: 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm & 8:30pm

Tickets: $25–$28 for Descanso Gardens members, $32–$35 for non-members

Phone: (818) 949-4200


Marina Del Rey Boat Parade 

Event Website: 

Schedule and Prices 

No Fee

Saturday, December 11, 2021

5:55 pm – 6:00 pm Fireworks Show

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Holiday Boat Parade 

A traditional fireworks display kicks off the evening. Fireworks site is on the jetty near the entrance of the main channel.  All boats will begin circling the main channel of the Marina at 6:00 PM.


Yuletide Cinemaland 

Event Website: 

www.streetfoodcinema.com

Schedule and Prices 

December 18 – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York: https://streetfoodcinema.com/home-alone-2-2021/

December 19 – It’s A Wonderful Life: https://streetfoodcinema.com/its-a-wonderful-life-2021/

December 20 – A Christmas Story: https://streetfoodcinema.com/a-christmas-story-2021/

December 21 – Home Alone: https://streetfoodcinema.com/home-alone-2021/

December 22 – How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000): https://streetfoodcinema.com/how-the-grinch-stole-christmas-2021/

December 23 – Elf (Encore): https://streetfoodcinema.com/elf-encore-2021/


L.A. Zoo Lights

Event Website:

https://www.lazoo.org/plan-your-visit/special-experiences/zoolights/

Schedule and Prices

November 19, 2021 – January 9, 2022

6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Closed November 25, December 24 and December 25

This is a rain or shine event

VALUE NIGHTS*

Adults (13+) $22.00 • Children (2-12) $16.00 • Members $15.00

PREMIUM NIGHTS*

Adults (13+) $24.00 • Children (2-12) $17.00 • Members $15.00

Children younger than 2 are free. 

*Convenience fee may apply. No refunds. Discount code required for member pricing. Member pricing not valid December 17 – 23.

Three sessions will be available for purchase nightly to aid in efforts to socially distance

6:00 p.m. •7:00 p.m. •8:00 p.m.


Holiday Time at Disneyland 

Event Website: 

Disneyland.disney.go.com

Schedule and Prices 

Hours vary by day: call or check online for full details. Disneyland summer hours are usually 8am-midnight daily; winter usually Mon-Thu 9am-8pm, Fri & Sat 8am-midnight, Sun 9am-9pm. California Adventure summer hours are usually 10am-10pm daily; winter usually Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sun 10am-10pm.

$104-$149 one-day, one-park. Extra $50 for park hopper. Parking $25.


Christmas at the WIzarding World of Harry Potter

Park Website: https://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/web/en/us/things-to-do/rides-and-attractions/the-wizarding-world-of-harry-potter


L.A. County Holiday Celebration 

Event Website: https://www.musiccenter.org/tickets/events-by-the-music-center/holidaycelebration/

Event phone: 213-972-3099Doors open at 2:30pm and guests are encouraged to come and go as they please throughout the show. Reservations and tickets are not necessary; parking at the Dorothy Chandler is also free. 

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