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LA Food Bowl 8:00 am
LA Food Bowl
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – Jun 1 @ 12:48 am
LA Food Bowl
LA Food Bowl A NEW KIND OF FOOD FESTIVAL LA Food Bowl -The citywide festival features hundreds of events across Los Angeles with a mix of local favorites and world-renowned chefs. Spanning 31 days of[...]
Rooftop Cinema Club 6:00 pm
Rooftop Cinema Club
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 11:45 pm
Rooftop Cinema Club
Rooftop Cinema Club The Ultimate Film Experience Rooftop Cinema Club : See what makes the movie experience at Rooftop so special.   Wireless Headphones We believe iconic movies and great dialogue deserves to be heard[...]
LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers @ Dodger Stadium
Feb 23 – Sep 29 all-day
LA Dodgers @ Dodger Stadium
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Family Feud
Family Feud
May 21 – Jun 30 all-day
Family Feud
Family Feud Name one thing missing from Family Feud. Survey says, You! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the live studio audience for one of America’s longest-running and most beloved game shows.[...]
Let’s Make a Deal
Let’s Make a Deal
May 22 – Jun 28 all-day
Let's Make a Deal
Let’s Make a Deal! Let’s Make a Deal is back! Sign up now! UPCOMING TAPING DATES: May 22nd – May 25th May 29th – June 1st June 5 – June 8th June 12th – June[...]
One City, One Pride
One City, One Pride
May 22 – Jun 30 all-day
One City, One Pride
 One City, One Pride  LGBTQ Arts Festival One City, One Pride is West Hollywood’s Arts Festival that celebrates Pride from Harvey Milk Day (May 22) through the end of June Pride month (June 30) with[...]
Cinespia
Cinespia @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary
May 25 – Jun 29 all-day
Cinespia @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary
Cinespia At Hollywood Forever Cemetary Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery have offered audiences one of the most magical nightlife entertainment experiences in greater Los Angeles. In addition to showcasing the best of cinema, the cemetery screenings[...]
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LA Pride Opening Ceremony 6:00 pm
LA Pride Opening Ceremony @ West Hollywood Park
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
LA Pride Opening Ceremony @ West Hollywood Park
LA Pride Opening Ceremony 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM PST LA Pride Opening Ceremony will kick off LA Pride Weekend in West Hollywood at the FREE Opening Ceremony presented by Johnson & Johnson Want to[...]
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LA Pride Festival 2019 10:00 am
LA Pride Festival 2019
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – Jun 9 @ 11:45 pm
LA Pride Festival 2019
LA Pride Festival 2019 LA Pride Festival 2019 It’s that time of year again! Get ready for the 2019 LA Pride Festival in West Hollywood, presented by Verizon! We’ve got a diverse group of LGBTQ+[...]
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LA Pride Parade 2019
LA Pride Parade 2019
Jun 9 all-day
LA Pride Parade 2019
LA Pride Parade 2019 LA Pride Parade 2019 It’s time to celebrate!   The annual LA Pride Parade – telling this year’s #JUSTUNITE story – returns to Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood on Sunday, June[...]
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Nov
15
Thu
2018
PERSHING SQUARE HOLIDAY ICE SKATING RINK @ Pershing Square
Nov 15 2018 @ 10:00 am – Jan 21 2019 @ 11:00 pm
PERSHING SQUARE HOLIDAY ICE SKATING RINK @ Pershing Square

PERSHING SQUARE HOLIDAY ICE SKATING RINK

Glide into the holidays and join us for ice skating in Pershing Square! The Bai Holiday Ice Rink offers the quintessential winter activity in the heart of beautiful downtown Los Angeles. Surrounded by art, lively activity and the impressive city skyline, our outdoor ice rink lets you enjoy entertainment and ice skating in Los Angeles under the sun and stars.

Open daily starting November 15, 2018, until January 21, 2019, you won’t want to miss this magical winter wonderland that promises to delight all ages. Grab family, friends, co-workers or a date and visit us for festive fun and unforgettable memories. Take a spin on the ice or check out some of our special Los Angeles events.

Plan your trip now and get ready for ice skating at The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square – the coolest adventure this winter!

Nov
16
Fri
2018
Knott’s Merry Farm @ Knotts Berry Farm
Nov 16 2018 – Jan 6 2019 all-day
Knott's Merry Farm @ Knotts Berry Farm

Knott’s Merry Farm

Knott’s Merry Farm celebrates the merriest of seasons as the park wondrously transforms into a holiday festival for all ages. Spend the most wonderful time of the year with your family at Knott’s Merry Farm enjoying thrilling attractions, live entertainment, a Christmas Crafts Village, festive food, lavish holiday decorations, and nightly snow in Ghost Town.

Joy is in Season at Knott’s Merry Farm on select days in November – January. As the perfect thing to do for the Christmas season, Knott’s Merry Farm provides an awesome backdrop for your family’s holiday memories with a park transformation that surrounds you with the glorious sights, sounds and scents of the holiday season.

Guests of all ages can embrace the joy of Christmas at Knott’s Merry Farm, with classic shows like the Holiday Ice Show featuring Snoopy, the Peanuts Gang and a cast of world class ice skaters, the nightly tree lighting ceremony and The Christmas Carol. Plus stroll through the merry streets of Calico for unique seasonal treats, Santa’s Christmas Cabin, traditional live Christmas Carolers, a Christmas Crafts Village, an enchanting Snow and Glow show with nightly falling snow, and so many more holiday attractions and activities.

Knott’s Merry Farm is Southern California’s ultimate holiday event full of Christmas activities and attractions that the entire family can enjoy. The Christmas celebration runs select days November – January.

LA ZOO LIGHTS @ Los Angeles Zoo
Nov 16 2018 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 7 2019 @ 12:45 am
LA ZOO LIGHTS @ Los Angeles Zoo

LA ZOO LIGHTS

At the Los Angeles Zoo

LA ZOO LIGHTS presents glowing animals welcome you on an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes giant illuminated snowflakes, a disco ball forest, a whimsical herd of animated elephants, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. L.A. Zoo Lights is a not-to-be-missed nighttime holiday light experience and has glowed brighter each year since its debut in 2014. This year’s event features a dazzling new area to explore, luminous new displays, and reimagined favorites.

Nov
18
Sun
2018
Enchanted: Forest of Light @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 18 2018 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 6 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Enchanted: Forest of Light @ Descanso Gardens

Enchanted: Forest of Light

Enchanted: Forest of Light is an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles, featuring a one-mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens.

Enchanted is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable, have timed entry and must be purchased in advance. See a map of Enchanted here.


Ticketing options:

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Important dates:

  • Event runs daily from 5:30 to 10pm, November 18, 2018 – January 6, 2019.
  • closed on November 22 (Thanksgiving), December 24 (Christmas Eve), and December 25 (Christmas Day).

Nov
19
Mon
2018
WINTERLIT @ Downtown Santa Monica
Nov 19 2018 – Jan 21 2019 all-day
WINTERLIT @ Downtown Santa Monica

Winterlit

LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS

IN DOWNTOWN SANTA MONICA

WITH WINTERLIT

 

Winterlit, located Downtown Santa Monica and the Third Street Promenade will be glowing like never before, helping to make your season merry and bright with thousands of colorful, twinkling lights and a daily dancing neon light show synchronized to festive tunes and featuring falling snow.

 

Forecasters are reporting there will even be an appearance by the jolly one himself, Santa Claus, who will help light up Santa Monica’s Official Holiday Tree on the Promenade.

 

Local synagogues will celebrate the Festival of Lights every night of Hanukkah with gatherings at the Promenade Menorah.

 

Shop, dine and take a spin at the dazzling winter wonderland, Ice, everyone’s favorite outdoor ice-skating rink, presented by The Plaza at Santa Monica.

 

It’s a full slate of family-friendly holiday happenings in Downtown Santa Monica. Open to all.

 

SIGNATURE EVENTS

 

THIRD STREET PROMENADE MERRY & BRIGHT LIGHT SHOW

November 19 – January 21

Daily, every half hour from 5pm-10pm

1200 Block of the Promenade

 

ICE AT SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

November 8

6pm-10pm

Featuring free skating, food, music & skate performances

1324 5th Street

 

PLAZA FILM NIGHTS

Wednesdays

November 21-January 16

Family Films: 6pm

LA Films: 8pm

A cinephile’s exploration of the City of Angels’ role in motion pictures.

1324 5th Street

 

Film Schedule

 

November 21

 

SMOKE SIGNALS

1998

Director Chris Eyre

Duration: 1h 29m

PG-13

 

THE EXILES

1961

Director Kent Mackenzie

Duration: 1h 12m

Not Rated

 

November 28

 

EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS
2002
Director Seth Kearsley
Duration: 1h 26m
PG-13

 

CHINATOWN
1974
Director Roman Polanski
Duration: 2h 11m
R

 

December 5

 

A CHRISTMAS STORY
1983
Director Bob Clark
Duration: 1h 34m
PG

 

SHOTGUN FREEWAY
1995
Director Morgan Neville and Harry Pallenberg
Duration: 1h 28m
Not Rated

 

December 12

HOME ALONE
1990
Director Chris Columbus
Duration: 1h 43m
PG

 

SUNSET BOULEVARD
1950
Director Billy Wilder
Duration: 1h 55m
Not Rated

 

December 19

 

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
1993
Director Henry Selick
Duration: 1h 16m
PG

 

PUNCH DRUNK LOVE

2002

Director Paul Thomas Anderson

Duration: 1h 35m

R

 

December 26

 

THE BLACK CANDLE

2008

Director MK Asante

Duration: 1h 11m

Not Rated

 

DIE HARD

1988

Director John McTiernan

Duration: 2h 12m

R

 

January 2

 

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
2005
Director Andrew Adamson
Duration: 2h 30m
PG

 

LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF

2003
Director Thom Andersen
Duration: 2h 49m
Not Rated

January 9

 

COOL RUNNINGS
1993
Director Jon Turteltaub
Duration: 1h 38m
PG

 

 

STAND AND DELIVER

1988

Director Ramón Menéndez

Duration: 1h 43m

PG

 

January 16

 

HAPPY FEET

2006

Director George Miller

Duration: 1h 48m

PG

 

KILLER OF SHEEP

1978

Director Charles Burnett

Duration: 1h 23m

Not Rated

 

 

OFFICIAL CITY OF SANTA MONICA TREE LIGHTING WITH SANTA

November 30

6pm-9pm

1200 block of the Promenade

 

BREAKFAST AND KIDS CRAFTS WITH SANTA

December 1

9am-10:30am

Santa Monica Place, Level 3 Food Court

 

MENORAH LIGHTINGS

December 2 – December 9

6pm

1300 Block of the Promenade

 

HOLIDAY KIDS CLUB WITH MRS. CLAUS

December 5

11am-12pm

Santa Monica Place, Level 3 Food Court

 

PET NIGHTS WITH SANTA

December 12 & 19

5pm-8pm

Santa Monica Place, Level One

 

DANCING WITH THE BEACH BELLES

December 13-16

December 20-24

4pm-8pm

Santa Monica Place, Level One

 

LIVE HOLIDAY MUSIC

Thursdays, 4-7pm

Weekends, 3-6pm

Santa Monica Place, Level One

Nov
23
Fri
2018
Queen Mary Christmas @ Queen Mary
Nov 23 2018 @ 12:00 am – Jan 6 2019 @ 11:45 pm

Queen Mary Christmas

Discover new traditions mingled with good old-fashioned Christmas cheer as you stroll the beautiful decks of the legendary ship, experiencing thousands of twinkling lights, carolers and musical performances, our outdoor skating rink atop the Sports Deck, meet and greets with Santa, and more!

Events:

Main Hall

Queen Mary Christmas

 

To begin your journey, step into the beautifully decorated Main Hall with an art-deco inspired Christmas tree centerpiece fit for a Queen. Check in at the Passenger Information window to find out about all of the holiday offerings on board the ship

Santa’s Captain’s Quarters

Queen Mary Christmas

Your next stop on our holiday tour will have to be our Santa’s Captain’s Quarters, where St. Nick charts the course to the North Pole. Grab a photo with Santa* at the ship’s wheel, and decorate your own stocking* to take home.

*Price: 
Photo with Santa: $25.00 per photo
Stocking Decorating: $10.00 per stocking

Starboard Lounge

Gather the family ‘round to hear Mrs. Claus spin one of her holiday yarns while sipping hot chocolate (or something with a kick for the adults). Grab a souvenir mug* and go all out at the hot chocolate toppings bar!

*Price: Souvenir Mug (with Hot Chocolate) $8.00 per mug.

Sports Deck

Slip on a pair of skates and glide around the True North Ice Rink* located on the uppermost deck of the Queen Mary – 181 feet above sea level – with a panoramic view of the Long Beach harbor and skyline. The glittering stars and historic smoke stacks will light your way!

*Price: Ice Skating (Includes Ice Skates) $15.00 per person.

Gingerbread Village

Queen Mary Christmas

Known for its Singing Baker and giant gingerbread replica of the Queen Mary, kids can stop here to decorate their own gingerbread houses*. From the Village, enter our 4-D Theater for a very special screening of The Polar Express, a festive delight for all of the senses.

*Price: Gingerbread House Decorating: $15.00

The Ship’s Bow

The bow of our ship may just be the bow on top of a wonderful holiday experience. Marvel at our 80-foot animated lighted tree and witness our nightly countdown/celebration as we light her at dusk in a synchronized display of over 45,000 LED lights.

Promenade Deck

Queen Mary Christmas

 

Wander the tree-lined Promenade Deck for access to our Queen Mary shops and restaurants. A holiday stroll around the Promenade Deck offers a great view of some of our light shows, a place to spot strolling entertainment, and offers sweet treats, pastries, and coffee in Midship Marketplace.

Canopy of Lights

This outdoor, Christmas-themed canopy connects the bow and stern areas of the ship, taking you to Gingerbread Village, the 4D Theater, and more. Your stroll will be illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights, creating photo opportunities galore.

Breakfast With Santa

Join Santa every Saturday morning in December leading up to Christmas (Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22) in one of our beautifully decorated salons for Breakfast with Santa. For just $19 for children age 4-11 and $39 for adults, enjoy a pajama party breakfast, holiday stories, and the chance to take pictures with Jolly Old Saint Nick.

Breakfast with Santa, Adult (12+ Years): $39.00
Breakfast with Santa, Child (Ages 4-11): $19.00

Holiday Dinner Show

Don’t miss this three-course dinner and show featuring the Holiday Follies or American Bombshells on select nights!

The Holiday Follies will take you on a fun-filled musical journey through the holidays! This spectacular features current arrangements of holiday classics as well as the traditional melodies that we all hold so deeply in our hearts.

An Andrews Sisters-inspired show fitting for the whole family! The American Bombshells bring you an All-American Holiday Spectacular.

Nov
28
Wed
2018
WICKED The Musical @ Hollywood Pantages Theatre
Nov 28 2018 – Jan 27 2019 all-day
WICKED The Musical @ Hollywood Pantages Theatre

WICKED the Musical

At The Pantages Theatre

WICKED: So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place.” The Gershwin Theatre on 50th Street and Broadway is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.

Article credited to https://www.broadway.com/shows/wicked/story/

 

Experience the musical that everyone is talking about at the historic Pantages Theatre and get your tickets before they’re sold out!

Dec
8
Sat
2018
Christmas Tree Lane
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 11:00 pm
Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane:

An Epic Drive-Through Holiday Lights Experience

Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena (Santa Rosa Avenue, between Woodbury Avenue and Altadena Drive) is the oldest large-scale Christmas lighting spectacle in the United States.

In 1885, real estate magnate John P. Woodbury of the Woodbury Family, the founders of Altadena – planted 134 deodar trees (Cedrus deodara) as a grand mile-long driveway entrance to the mansion he would build. Woodbury’s mansion was never built, but the trees thrived and the “driveway” became Santa Rosa Avenue.

In 1920, Altadena resident and department store owner Frederick C. Nash organized the first tree-lighting spectacle. In that first December when deodars were decorated with colorful lights with the goal of attracting shoppers to Nash’s store, one of the most celebrated Los Angeles-area traditions was born. The Lane is recognized as the oldest large-scale outdoor Christmas display in the world, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated as the California State Landmark No. 990.

Every Christmas season for more than 80 years, the majestic deodars on the “Mile of Christmas Trees” are strung with 10,000 lights.

Since 1956, the tradition has been kept alive by the Christmas Tree Lane Association (CTLA), a non-profit group of volunteers that has preserved the Lane without corporate sponsors or government funding, relying only on community support. CTLA members put up the lights between October and early December, then work on taking them down from February to April. In the spring and fall, volunteers rebuild the lines, replace faulty bulbs, and clear the brush growing under the deodars.

All this hard work culminates on the second Saturday in December, when the festive lighting ceremony brings out thousands of revelers from all around the area, as well as local choirs, marching bands, solo performers, and of course – Santa Claus!

Jan
29
Tue
2019
Hello, Dolly! @ Hollywood Pantages Theatre
Jan 29 – Feb 17 all-day
Hello, Dolly! @ Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Hello, Dolly!

At the Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Hello, Dolly!  Winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Broadway’s most beloved musical is back where it belongs! Directed by Tony winner Jerry Zaks and featuring choreography by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, HELLO, DOLLY! is “the best show of the year” (NPR). Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous critical raves on Broadway, this “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion — hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow indeed!”

The bold and enchanting Dolly Gallagher Levi is a widow, matchmaker and professional meddler. When she decides the next match she needs to make is for herself, she weaves a web of romantic complications for her newest client, the cantankerous “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder, his two clerks, a pretty hat maker and her assistant. HELLO, DOLLY! features Broadway classics like “Before the Parade Passes By,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” and, of course, the title number, “Hello, Dolly!”

Feb
17
Sun
2019
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS WORLD TOUR @ Staples Center
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS WORLD TOUR @ Staples Center

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS FAN POWERED WORLD TOUR

The Harlem Globetrotters are a must-see for any basketball fan!

New this year, you can download the Globetrotters’ interactive mobile application with exclusive features, including an augmented reality (AR) basketball toss game. You can also use the app to participate in an extended world record by spinning a ball on your finger.

Before every game, you can secure a spot at Magic Pass, the Globetrotters’ exclusive pre-game event. Magic Pass gives you unprecedented access to the stars of the team, as you learn tricks, shoot hoops, and take photos on the court. After the game, you can take part in a free autograph session.

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, with some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus women stars TNT Lister, Torch George and Hoops Green*. Back by popular demand are the Flying Globies acrobatic trampoline dunk team. (*player availability subject to change)

Nov
15
Thu
2018
PERSHING SQUARE HOLIDAY ICE SKATING RINK @ Pershing Square
Nov 15 2018 @ 10:00 am – Jan 21 2019 @ 11:00 pm
PERSHING SQUARE HOLIDAY ICE SKATING RINK @ Pershing Square

PERSHING SQUARE HOLIDAY ICE SKATING RINK

Glide into the holidays and join us for ice skating in Pershing Square! The Bai Holiday Ice Rink offers the quintessential winter activity in the heart of beautiful downtown Los Angeles. Surrounded by art, lively activity and the impressive city skyline, our outdoor ice rink lets you enjoy entertainment and ice skating in Los Angeles under the sun and stars.

Open daily starting November 15, 2018, until January 21, 2019, you won’t want to miss this magical winter wonderland that promises to delight all ages. Grab family, friends, co-workers or a date and visit us for festive fun and unforgettable memories. Take a spin on the ice or check out some of our special Los Angeles events.

Plan your trip now and get ready for ice skating at The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square – the coolest adventure this winter!

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Nov
16
Fri
2018
Knott’s Merry Farm @ Knotts Berry Farm
Nov 16 2018 – Jan 6 2019 all-day
Knott's Merry Farm @ Knotts Berry Farm

Knott’s Merry Farm

Knott’s Merry Farm celebrates the merriest of seasons as the park wondrously transforms into a holiday festival for all ages. Spend the most wonderful time of the year with your family at Knott’s Merry Farm enjoying thrilling attractions, live entertainment, a Christmas Crafts Village, festive food, lavish holiday decorations, and nightly snow in Ghost Town.

Joy is in Season at Knott’s Merry Farm on select days in November – January. As the perfect thing to do for the Christmas season, Knott’s Merry Farm provides an awesome backdrop for your family’s holiday memories with a park transformation that surrounds you with the glorious sights, sounds and scents of the holiday season.

Guests of all ages can embrace the joy of Christmas at Knott’s Merry Farm, with classic shows like the Holiday Ice Show featuring Snoopy, the Peanuts Gang and a cast of world class ice skaters, the nightly tree lighting ceremony and The Christmas Carol. Plus stroll through the merry streets of Calico for unique seasonal treats, Santa’s Christmas Cabin, traditional live Christmas Carolers, a Christmas Crafts Village, an enchanting Snow and Glow show with nightly falling snow, and so many more holiday attractions and activities.

Knott’s Merry Farm is Southern California’s ultimate holiday event full of Christmas activities and attractions that the entire family can enjoy. The Christmas celebration runs select days November – January.

LA ZOO LIGHTS @ Los Angeles Zoo
Nov 16 2018 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 7 2019 @ 12:45 am
LA ZOO LIGHTS @ Los Angeles Zoo

LA ZOO LIGHTS

At the Los Angeles Zoo

LA ZOO LIGHTS presents glowing animals welcome you on an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes giant illuminated snowflakes, a disco ball forest, a whimsical herd of animated elephants, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. L.A. Zoo Lights is a not-to-be-missed nighttime holiday light experience and has glowed brighter each year since its debut in 2014. This year’s event features a dazzling new area to explore, luminous new displays, and reimagined favorites.

Nov
18
Sun
2018
Enchanted: Forest of Light @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 18 2018 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 6 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Enchanted: Forest of Light @ Descanso Gardens

Enchanted: Forest of Light

Enchanted: Forest of Light is an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles, featuring a one-mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens.

Enchanted is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable, have timed entry and must be purchased in advance. See a map of Enchanted here.


Ticketing options:

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Important dates:

  • Event runs daily from 5:30 to 10pm, November 18, 2018 – January 6, 2019.
  • closed on November 22 (Thanksgiving), December 24 (Christmas Eve), and December 25 (Christmas Day).

Nov
19
Mon
2018
WINTERLIT @ Downtown Santa Monica
Nov 19 2018 – Jan 21 2019 all-day
WINTERLIT @ Downtown Santa Monica

Winterlit

LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS

IN DOWNTOWN SANTA MONICA

WITH WINTERLIT

 

Winterlit, located Downtown Santa Monica and the Third Street Promenade will be glowing like never before, helping to make your season merry and bright with thousands of colorful, twinkling lights and a daily dancing neon light show synchronized to festive tunes and featuring falling snow.

 

Forecasters are reporting there will even be an appearance by the jolly one himself, Santa Claus, who will help light up Santa Monica’s Official Holiday Tree on the Promenade.

 

Local synagogues will celebrate the Festival of Lights every night of Hanukkah with gatherings at the Promenade Menorah.

 

Shop, dine and take a spin at the dazzling winter wonderland, Ice, everyone’s favorite outdoor ice-skating rink, presented by The Plaza at Santa Monica.

 

It’s a full slate of family-friendly holiday happenings in Downtown Santa Monica. Open to all.

 

SIGNATURE EVENTS

 

THIRD STREET PROMENADE MERRY & BRIGHT LIGHT SHOW

November 19 – January 21

Daily, every half hour from 5pm-10pm

1200 Block of the Promenade

 

ICE AT SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

November 8

6pm-10pm

Featuring free skating, food, music & skate performances

1324 5th Street

 

PLAZA FILM NIGHTS

Wednesdays

November 21-January 16

Family Films: 6pm

LA Films: 8pm

A cinephile’s exploration of the City of Angels’ role in motion pictures.

1324 5th Street

 

Film Schedule

 

November 21

 

SMOKE SIGNALS

1998

Director Chris Eyre

Duration: 1h 29m

PG-13

 

THE EXILES

1961

Director Kent Mackenzie

Duration: 1h 12m

Not Rated

 

November 28

 

EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS
2002
Director Seth Kearsley
Duration: 1h 26m
PG-13

 

CHINATOWN
1974
Director Roman Polanski
Duration: 2h 11m
R

 

December 5

 

A CHRISTMAS STORY
1983
Director Bob Clark
Duration: 1h 34m
PG

 

SHOTGUN FREEWAY
1995
Director Morgan Neville and Harry Pallenberg
Duration: 1h 28m
Not Rated

 

December 12

HOME ALONE
1990
Director Chris Columbus
Duration: 1h 43m
PG

 

SUNSET BOULEVARD
1950
Director Billy Wilder
Duration: 1h 55m
Not Rated

 

December 19

 

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
1993
Director Henry Selick
Duration: 1h 16m
PG

 

PUNCH DRUNK LOVE

2002

Director Paul Thomas Anderson

Duration: 1h 35m

R

 

December 26

 

THE BLACK CANDLE

2008

Director MK Asante

Duration: 1h 11m

Not Rated

 

DIE HARD

1988

Director John McTiernan

Duration: 2h 12m

R

 

January 2

 

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
2005
Director Andrew Adamson
Duration: 2h 30m
PG

 

LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF

2003
Director Thom Andersen
Duration: 2h 49m
Not Rated

January 9

 

COOL RUNNINGS
1993
Director Jon Turteltaub
Duration: 1h 38m
PG

 

 

STAND AND DELIVER

1988

Director Ramón Menéndez

Duration: 1h 43m

PG

 

January 16

 

HAPPY FEET

2006

Director George Miller

Duration: 1h 48m

PG

 

KILLER OF SHEEP

1978

Director Charles Burnett

Duration: 1h 23m

Not Rated

 

 

OFFICIAL CITY OF SANTA MONICA TREE LIGHTING WITH SANTA

November 30

6pm-9pm

1200 block of the Promenade

 

BREAKFAST AND KIDS CRAFTS WITH SANTA

December 1

9am-10:30am

Santa Monica Place, Level 3 Food Court

 

MENORAH LIGHTINGS

December 2 – December 9

6pm

1300 Block of the Promenade

 

HOLIDAY KIDS CLUB WITH MRS. CLAUS

December 5

11am-12pm

Santa Monica Place, Level 3 Food Court

 

PET NIGHTS WITH SANTA

December 12 & 19

5pm-8pm

Santa Monica Place, Level One

 

DANCING WITH THE BEACH BELLES

December 13-16

December 20-24

4pm-8pm

Santa Monica Place, Level One

 

LIVE HOLIDAY MUSIC

Thursdays, 4-7pm

Weekends, 3-6pm

Santa Monica Place, Level One

Nov
23
Fri
2018
Queen Mary Christmas @ Queen Mary
Nov 23 2018 @ 12:00 am – Jan 6 2019 @ 11:45 pm

Queen Mary Christmas

Discover new traditions mingled with good old-fashioned Christmas cheer as you stroll the beautiful decks of the legendary ship, experiencing thousands of twinkling lights, carolers and musical performances, our outdoor skating rink atop the Sports Deck, meet and greets with Santa, and more!

Events:

Main Hall

Queen Mary Christmas

 

To begin your journey, step into the beautifully decorated Main Hall with an art-deco inspired Christmas tree centerpiece fit for a Queen. Check in at the Passenger Information window to find out about all of the holiday offerings on board the ship

Santa’s Captain’s Quarters

Queen Mary Christmas

Your next stop on our holiday tour will have to be our Santa’s Captain’s Quarters, where St. Nick charts the course to the North Pole. Grab a photo with Santa* at the ship’s wheel, and decorate your own stocking* to take home.

*Price: 
Photo with Santa: $25.00 per photo
Stocking Decorating: $10.00 per stocking

Starboard Lounge

Gather the family ‘round to hear Mrs. Claus spin one of her holiday yarns while sipping hot chocolate (or something with a kick for the adults). Grab a souvenir mug* and go all out at the hot chocolate toppings bar!

*Price: Souvenir Mug (with Hot Chocolate) $8.00 per mug.

Sports Deck

Slip on a pair of skates and glide around the True North Ice Rink* located on the uppermost deck of the Queen Mary – 181 feet above sea level – with a panoramic view of the Long Beach harbor and skyline. The glittering stars and historic smoke stacks will light your way!

*Price: Ice Skating (Includes Ice Skates) $15.00 per person.

Gingerbread Village

Queen Mary Christmas

Known for its Singing Baker and giant gingerbread replica of the Queen Mary, kids can stop here to decorate their own gingerbread houses*. From the Village, enter our 4-D Theater for a very special screening of The Polar Express, a festive delight for all of the senses.

*Price: Gingerbread House Decorating: $15.00

The Ship’s Bow

The bow of our ship may just be the bow on top of a wonderful holiday experience. Marvel at our 80-foot animated lighted tree and witness our nightly countdown/celebration as we light her at dusk in a synchronized display of over 45,000 LED lights.

Promenade Deck

Queen Mary Christmas

 

Wander the tree-lined Promenade Deck for access to our Queen Mary shops and restaurants. A holiday stroll around the Promenade Deck offers a great view of some of our light shows, a place to spot strolling entertainment, and offers sweet treats, pastries, and coffee in Midship Marketplace.

Canopy of Lights

This outdoor, Christmas-themed canopy connects the bow and stern areas of the ship, taking you to Gingerbread Village, the 4D Theater, and more. Your stroll will be illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights, creating photo opportunities galore.

Breakfast With Santa

Join Santa every Saturday morning in December leading up to Christmas (Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22) in one of our beautifully decorated salons for Breakfast with Santa. For just $19 for children age 4-11 and $39 for adults, enjoy a pajama party breakfast, holiday stories, and the chance to take pictures with Jolly Old Saint Nick.

Breakfast with Santa, Adult (12+ Years): $39.00
Breakfast with Santa, Child (Ages 4-11): $19.00

Holiday Dinner Show

Don’t miss this three-course dinner and show featuring the Holiday Follies or American Bombshells on select nights!

The Holiday Follies will take you on a fun-filled musical journey through the holidays! This spectacular features current arrangements of holiday classics as well as the traditional melodies that we all hold so deeply in our hearts.

An Andrews Sisters-inspired show fitting for the whole family! The American Bombshells bring you an All-American Holiday Spectacular.

Nov
28
Wed
2018
WICKED The Musical @ Hollywood Pantages Theatre
Nov 28 2018 – Jan 27 2019 all-day
WICKED The Musical @ Hollywood Pantages Theatre

WICKED the Musical

At The Pantages Theatre

WICKED: So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place.” The Gershwin Theatre on 50th Street and Broadway is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.

Article credited to https://www.broadway.com/shows/wicked/story/

 

Experience the musical that everyone is talking about at the historic Pantages Theatre and get your tickets before they’re sold out!

Dec
8
Sat
2018
Christmas Tree Lane
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 11:00 pm
Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane:

An Epic Drive-Through Holiday Lights Experience

Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena (Santa Rosa Avenue, between Woodbury Avenue and Altadena Drive) is the oldest large-scale Christmas lighting spectacle in the United States.

In 1885, real estate magnate John P. Woodbury of the Woodbury Family, the founders of Altadena – planted 134 deodar trees (Cedrus deodara) as a grand mile-long driveway entrance to the mansion he would build. Woodbury’s mansion was never built, but the trees thrived and the “driveway” became Santa Rosa Avenue.

In 1920, Altadena resident and department store owner Frederick C. Nash organized the first tree-lighting spectacle. In that first December when deodars were decorated with colorful lights with the goal of attracting shoppers to Nash’s store, one of the most celebrated Los Angeles-area traditions was born. The Lane is recognized as the oldest large-scale outdoor Christmas display in the world, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated as the California State Landmark No. 990.

Every Christmas season for more than 80 years, the majestic deodars on the “Mile of Christmas Trees” are strung with 10,000 lights.

Since 1956, the tradition has been kept alive by the Christmas Tree Lane Association (CTLA), a non-profit group of volunteers that has preserved the Lane without corporate sponsors or government funding, relying only on community support. CTLA members put up the lights between October and early December, then work on taking them down from February to April. In the spring and fall, volunteers rebuild the lines, replace faulty bulbs, and clear the brush growing under the deodars.

All this hard work culminates on the second Saturday in December, when the festive lighting ceremony brings out thousands of revelers from all around the area, as well as local choirs, marching bands, solo performers, and of course – Santa Claus!

Jan
29
Tue
2019
Hello, Dolly! @ Hollywood Pantages Theatre
Jan 29 – Feb 17 all-day
Hello, Dolly! @ Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Hello, Dolly!

At the Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Hello, Dolly!  Winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Broadway’s most beloved musical is back where it belongs! Directed by Tony winner Jerry Zaks and featuring choreography by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, HELLO, DOLLY! is “the best show of the year” (NPR). Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous critical raves on Broadway, this “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion — hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow indeed!”

The bold and enchanting Dolly Gallagher Levi is a widow, matchmaker and professional meddler. When she decides the next match she needs to make is for herself, she weaves a web of romantic complications for her newest client, the cantankerous “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder, his two clerks, a pretty hat maker and her assistant. HELLO, DOLLY! features Broadway classics like “Before the Parade Passes By,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” and, of course, the title number, “Hello, Dolly!”

Feb
17
Sun
2019
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS WORLD TOUR @ Staples Center
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS WORLD TOUR @ Staples Center

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS FAN POWERED WORLD TOUR

The Harlem Globetrotters are a must-see for any basketball fan!

New this year, you can download the Globetrotters’ interactive mobile application with exclusive features, including an augmented reality (AR) basketball toss game. You can also use the app to participate in an extended world record by spinning a ball on your finger.

Before every game, you can secure a spot at Magic Pass, the Globetrotters’ exclusive pre-game event. Magic Pass gives you unprecedented access to the stars of the team, as you learn tricks, shoot hoops, and take photos on the court. After the game, you can take part in a free autograph session.

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, with some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus women stars TNT Lister, Torch George and Hoops Green*. Back by popular demand are the Flying Globies acrobatic trampoline dunk team. (*player availability subject to change)