Making Spirits Bright This Holiday Season
This is your season to sparkle and shine! And there are so many wonderful ways to brighten your spirits in LA, not far from THEA. Light up the night with illuminated holiday shows at Descanso Gardens and LA Arboretum. Ice skating enthusiasts can show off their glides and spins at LA Kings Holiday Ice and Pershing Square outdoor rinks. Or take in a holiday performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall. And if you’re looking for some gift giving inspiration, Holidays at ROW DTLA and Holiday Wonderland at Grand Central Market will help you channel your inner Santa for everyone on your list. Check websites for health & safety protocols.
Enchanted Forest of Light Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Dr. La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
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. This iconic show runs until January 8, 2023. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Lightscape LA Aboretum 301 North Baldwin Ave. Arcadia, CA 91007
Lightscape is an internationally acclaimed extravaganza of light, art and music that transforms the Arboretum into an illuminated night experience. Wander along stunning new installations on an expanded trail that includes the magnificent Winter Cathedral. Due to high demand, they recommend you purchase tickets in advance to ensure your entry.
LA Zoo Lights: Animals Aglow 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027
L.A.’s brightest winter tradition has been reimagined for the 2022/2023 season. Explore an immersive landscape filled with spectacular lantern sculptures of animals among blooming flowers, towering trees, and more, for a wildlife-centered experience that’s as inspiring as it is breathtaking. Nature is something we all share, and this celebration of nature’s wonders is meant for all to enjoy.
LA Kings Holiday Ice L.A. LIVE 800 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Skate Like A King! The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice brings outdoor ice skating to L.A. LIVE on Xbox Plaza right out front of Crypto.com Arena. Skate your way into the holiday season and enjoy the rink until January 8, 2023. Bring your friends, family, date or enjoy the ice before and after a sports game or concert.
Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square 532 S Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90013
The hottest place to chill during the holidays, Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square is back for a season of outdoor ice skating in the heart of downtown LA. Plan a night out with your friends and get on the ice. Open daily through January 8, 2023.
Deck the Hall Holiday Concerts Walt Disney Concert Hall 111 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
A treasured L.A. tradition, Deck the Hall offers outstanding holiday programming for a wide variety of tastes at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Make sure to arrive early for drinks and merriment in the fun-filled Winter Wonderland. The program includes The Nutcracker with Dudamel: Tchaikovsky & Ellington, Home Alone in Concert, A Chanticleer Christmas, and more. Snowshoes not required!
The Nutcracker Suite Two California Plaza 350 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071
American Contemporary Ballet presents an immersive experience for all five senses, of the Tchaikovsky classic that delights children and adults alike. American Contemporary Ballet was founded by choreographer Lincoln Jones and dancer Theresa Farrell to produce original contemporary classical ballets. The company performs over 60 shows each season, spanning a repertory which includes works by George Balanchine, Fred Astaire, Lincoln Jones, and reconstructions of seminal ballet works.
Sparkle DTLA at The Bloc 700 W 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90017
Experience a magical holiday show as 18 million hues of lights illuminate the night and synchronize to festive tunes. Sparkle DTLA at The Bloc will take you through an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes one of LA’s largest multi-colored interactive holiday displays. Capture your perfect photo-op moments at this ultimate holiday experience. Get in some holiday shopping, then grab a bite and beverage at the eclectic line-up of restaurant offerings.
Holidays at ROW DTLA 777 S Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90021
That winter wonderland you’ve been looking for is right here at ROW. Enjoy festive holiday decor, holiday markets, cozy winter workshops and expertly curated gift guides by some of LA’s best creatives. For Christmas movies, music, cookies, and cocktails, you’ll find everything you need to sleigh this holiday. Did we mention they will also be offering free gift wrapping? It’s true.
Holiday Wonderland at Grand Central Market 317 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013
Celebrate a month of holiday spirit at Grand Central Market. There’s lots to see and enjoy with food, friends, family and fun, from special appearances with Santa to Instagrammable photo moments, holiday workshops, live music and more.
Photo #1: The Bloc
Photo #2: Descanso Gardens
Photo #3: LA Arboretum
Photo #4: LA Zoo
Photo #5: LA Kings / L.A. Live
Photo #6: Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
Photo #7: LA Phil
Photo #8: American Contemporary Ballet
Photo #9: The Bloc
Photo #10: ROW DTLA
Photo #11: Grand Central Market