Have any plans for the weekend? There are plenty of things to do in and around Los Angeles. For instance, visit the LA Auto Show, enjoy a holiday screening put on by the Rooftop Cinema Club, or take a festive one mile train ride at Griffith Park! Whatever you decide to do, get out and do something fun!
So, here is a list of events to help you get your planning started! Lastly, make sure to look out for discounted tickets for many of the events!
Friday Nov. 30th, 2018
1. November 29 – December 16: Firstly, Canon PORTALS will be coming to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Guests will enjoy photo-walks, workshops, and on-site camera experts. FREE
2. November 23 – December 2: The Santa Ana Park is kicking off the holiday season with Winterfest. The event will include a petting zoo, carolers, more than 80 vendors, and a special visit from Santa. Check for discounted tickets. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
3. November 30 – December 9: View thousands of cars on display at the LA Auto Show. This event will take place at the LA Convention Center.
4. November 10 – January 6: Go to the outdoors holiday skating rink, the LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE’s Microsoft Square.
5. The Pershing Square Holiday Ice Rink is hosting The Silent Skate Party. Therefore, headphones will be provided to all skaters.
6. November 18 – January 6: Enjoy a pop up museum at Row DTLA. Fa La Land will have a variety of installations. This event is happening Tuesdays through Sundays. Look for discounted tickets. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
7. Enjoy Silent Night, Silent Disco at FIGat7th. This event will feature three DJs curated by KCRW’s Anthony Valadez. Everyone is welcomed, however, donations of food and or new toys are required for entrance.
Saturday Dec. 1st, 2018
8. December 1 – 25: Experience a nighttime light attraction at Grand Park’s Winter Glow. The event will include 19 large scale installations by local artists. FREE
9. December 1 – 2: Also this weekend, Grand Central Market in DTLA will be turning into a holiday marketplace. In addition, ticketed workshops, live music and holiday inspired offerings from food hall vendors. Admission is free.
10. The Union Station Holiday Festival is hosting a pop-up artisan marketplace with live entertainment, activities for kids, food trucks, a craft beer garden, and plenty more! Most importantly, admission is free.
11. November 23 – January 6: Celebrate the holiday with Queen Mary Christmas. The Long Beach vessel will include an 80-foot Christmas tree and many holiday activities! Also, look out for discounted tickets. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
12. November 15 – January 21: Pershing Square is bringing back the Bai Holiday Ice Rink. Enjoy a 7200 sq. ft. outdoor ice-skating experience. In addition to skating, other events will take place throughout the duration of the rink.
13. An interactive pop-up museum has arrived to Pasadena! The Foodie Space is a great place for those foodie photo-taker’s. For example, food-themed exhibits will include a giant bowl of phở, glitter fries, and more. The pop-up is open Tuesdays through Sundays.
14. View a holiday themed screening at the Rooftop Cinema Club. The venues will turn into a Winter Wonderland with many holiday decorations! Home Alone will be screening this weekend.
Sunday Dec. 2nd, 2018
15. Celebrate Hanukkah at the Skirball Cultural Center. There will be various Hanukkah lamps on display, dancing, musical performances, workshops and much more! So, double check for discounted tickets. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
16. Enjoy a holiday show at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, an English Cathedral Christmas. Also, L.A. Master Chorale will be performing both classic and modern tunes.
17. Want to learn more on Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques? Take the home cooking series, Japan House presents Japanese Food Lab. Attendees will learn how to make chakin sushi. Also, students will see a demonstration on how to use seasonal ingredients to make miso soup.
18. First Sunday of Every Month: Stop by The Regent in DTLA and check out The Rock and Roll Flea Market. The flea market will include 50 vendors. In addition, a brunch menu, two full bars, and a DJ will also be offered. FREE entrance.
19. December 2: The East Los Angeles Christmas Parade will go through Whittier Blvd with a variety of floats and bands. In addition, the event will also include food, games, live music, and much more. FREE
20. December 2: This weekend, The Original Farmers Market Annual Hanukkah Celebration will feature arts and crafts, live entertainment, a lighting ceremony and much more!
21. November 3 – January 21: As a result of the holiday season, ICE at Santa Monica is returning with a 8,000 sq. ft. ice skating rink.
22. November 23 – December 23, December 26 – December 30: Lastly, get in the holiday spirit with a festive one mile ride, The Holiday Light Festival Train Ride at Griffith Park.