Weekend Events: December 17-19

We are halfway through the holiday season but right on time for some festive fun! Check out our round-up of the weekend’s top holiday and local events happening near you!


Vienna in Hollywood

When: Until January 31, 2022

Where: The Academy Museum | Miracle Mile

What: The Academy Museum invites you to take part in this six-week USC symposium and screening series. The exhibit dives into the impact of Jewish, Austrian-born film artists and professionals and the ways in which they shaped Hollywood.

CHVRCHES Live in Concert

When: December 17, 2021

Where: The Hollywood Palladium.

What: Don’t miss CHVRCHES with special guest Donna Missal live in concert at the Hollywood Palladium! Experience the “hurricane of kinetic pop energy” in a truly brilliant show and snag your tickets today!


Cinespia Presents Bridget Jones Diary

When: December 17, 2021

Where: Palace Theater | Los Angeles

What: The ultimate cult classic rom-com of the early 2000’s heads to the big screen in a beautiful 1911 movie palace. Join Cinespia for a holiday party with DJs, a themed photo booth, and bars!


And to All a Good Night

When: December 17, 2021

Where: Santa Monica Playhouse | Santa Monica

What: Bring the entire family along for the final showing of this delightful holiday play. This brand-new multi-media Holiday Musical for theatre lovers of all ages invites you to partake in the joy of the season. See ‘And to All a Good Night’ this Friday for a fun family evening!


Long Beach Ballet: The Nutcracker Preview Performance

When: December 17-19, 2021

Where: Terrace Theater | Long Beach

What: Enjoy this timeless classic brought to life on stage at the Terrace Theatre. The Long Beach Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker will surely dazzle you in this enchanting performance.


Skating by the Sea

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When: December 4-December 31, 2021

Where: Rancho Palos Verdes/Rolling Hills Estates

What: This takes skating and sites to new heights. The rink at the RPV Civic Center offers you the chance to skate around atop a bluff overlooking the ocean at this Rancho Palos Verdes rink. Stop by on the weekend and plan for themed nights throughout the month. 

Movies on the Roof

When: December 3-18, 2021 

Where: Sherman Oaks

What: More holiday film series? Yes, please. Enjoy a series of holiday screenings alfresco at Westfield Fashion Malls’’ holiday film event. Every Friday and Saturday of December, you can catch flicks as Bad Santa and Batman Returns, with ticket sales going towards a good cause.

Gelson’s Toy Drive For Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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When: December 1-19,2021

Where: Encino, Sherman Oaks, and Tarzana Gelson’s Locations

What: Give back this holiday season by participating in the annual Gelson’s Community toy drive. Drop off a toy at one of the Gelson’s locations listed and bring a smile to a child’s face this December! 


Holiday Pop-up Market

When: Dec 18, 2021

Where: Tujunga Village | Studio City

What: For those still in need of a holiday gift, you are in luck! Get everyone on your list checked off at Tujunga Village’s Indoor and Outdoor Holiday pop-up mart. Support over 20+ small businesses while finding a unique gift for that special someone. 


Ventura Harbor Holiday Parade of Lights

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When: December 17, 2021

Where: 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura

What: For the 45th year in a row, the Ventura Harbor Holiday Parade of Lights returns to celebrate the season! Enjoy this two-day event, which will include a carnival, seaside shopping, and dining followed by the lighted boat parade at 6:30 pm!

Holiday Movie Marathon 

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When: December 18, 2021

Where: High Street Arts Center | Moorpark

What: Are you ready for a Holiday Movie Marathon?! The City of Moorpark and the High Streets Arts Center are bringing you a slew of delightful holiday films and fun activities this Saturday, plus it’s FREE!

Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 5K, and 10K

When: December 19, 2021

Where: Pleasant Valley Fields | Camarillo

What: Get into the spirit with a Holly Jolly run! Take part in the 10th annual Holly Jolly Half Marathon this Sunday. The 5k and 10k will take place at the Pleasant Valley Fields Park at the Village At The Park Sports Complex.