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Sparkle DTLA The Bloc holidays near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year in LA

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  And there are so many wonderful ways to celebrate in LA, not far from THEA. Put some sparkle in your season with holiday light shows at Descanso Gardens and LA Arboretum. Ice skating enthusiasts can show off their glides and spins at LA Kings Holiday Ice and Dodger Stadium outdoor rinks. And if you’re looking for some gift giving inspiration, Sparkle DTLA at The Bloc is presenting one of LA’s largest multi-colored interactive experiences. Or consider shopping at your favorite museum store. Your purchase helps support these treasured institutions. Check websites for health & safety protocols. 

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One of the most popular perks at THEA is Hello Alfred, the app to handle all your personal needs. Let Alfred help you with your holiday gift giving including specialty shopping, gift wrapping, delivery and returns. Download the Alfred app HERE

Package Delivery

Use the Alfred app to have your mail and packages picked up, and packages boxed and sent. Cost of purchased services and items will be billed directly to residents.

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Union Station 800 N Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

To kick off the season, Union Station has illuminated a towering 30-foot tree with thousands of glistening lights. located on the station’s South Patio.


The Holidays at ROW DTLA 777 S Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

The holidays are here and ROW DTLA has never felt more festive! Tenants were given the theme “Brighter Days Ahead” in reference to their window displays. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for whimsical, holiday magic around every corner. There will also be live holiday music playing every Saturday to keep the merriment going. Every weekend ROW DTLA will be collecting donations to give to LA Mission, including canned foods, lightly worn clothing and unopened personal care products. Drop off your donation at The Giving Tree.

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Give the Gift of Arts & Culture

Your favorite DTLA museum stores including The Shop at The Broad, California Science Center, LA Phil Store, MOCA Store, Japanese American National Museum, and Grammy Museum Store at L.A. LIVE are great places to shop for art-inspired products. books, home decor, paper goods, apparel, and more. Your purchase helps support the programming at these nonprofit organizations. Museum memberships also make thoughtful gifts – while you’re at it, buy one for yourself.

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Sparkle DTLA The Bloc 700 W 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90017

Experience the season of joy with a magical holiday light 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. Safely capture your perfect photo-op moments at this ultimate holiday experience. Sparkle DTLA is free to attend and is open to all ages. Furry friends are also welcome!

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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. New this year will be an entire town of magical stained glass creations built in the Rose Garden by contemporary sculptor Tom Fruin. Popular returning favorites returning include sparkling, swirling installations from HYBYCOZO on the Main Lawn, Flower Power on the Promenade, and exquisite lighting effects in the Ancient Forest.

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Lightscape LA Aboretum 301 North Baldwin Ave. Arcadia, CA 91007

Direct from a sold-out run in London, Lightscape makes its West Coast debut at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. The internationally acclaimed Lightscape is the must-see holiday event for 2021. Wander through the magnificent Winter Cathedral and experience the breathtaking Fire Garden and more. Lightscape transforms the Arboretum into a night of wonder and light for an unforgettable holiday event for family and friends. 

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Dodgers Holiday Festival 1000 Vin Scully Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting a Holiday Festival in the beautiful, newly-renovated Centerfield Plaza, the warning track, and both bullpens. Enjoy nightly entertainment, scenic and light displays, holiday-themed food and beverage, and an opportunity to take photos with Santa. For the first time ever, Dodger Stadium offers an illuminated, open-air ice skating experience constructed across the outfield. 

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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 Staples Center (to be renamed Crypto.com Arena on December 25). Skate your way into the holiday season and enjoy the rink through January 7, 2022. Bring your friends, family, date or enjoy the rink before and after a sports game or concert.

Photo Credits:

Photo #1: Sparkle DTLA

Photo #2: Hello Alfred

Photo #3: Hello Alfred

Photo #4: Los Angeles Union Station

Photo #5: ROW DTLA

Photo #6: The Broad

Photo #7: Sparkle DTLA

Photo #8: Descanso Gardens

Photo #9: LA Arboretum

Photo #10: Los Angeles Dodgers

Photo #9: LA Kings