You might not find snow-covered trees and below-zero temperatures in L.A. but the ‘City of Angels’ is still alive with Christmas spirit over the holiday season. With plenty of events and holiday activities, you’d be sure to get in the festive mood – just with a dose of blue skies and sunshine. Here at Hero & Leander we have put together a list on the top 10 things to do during Christmas in Los Angeles.

 

 Top 10 Things To Do During Christmas In Los Angeles | The Grove Christmas With Seth MacFarlane Presented By Citi

Top 10 Things To Do During Christmas In Los Angeles | The Grove Christmas With Seth MacFarlane Presented By Citi

  1. Snow at The Grove

Have a white Christmas in the city which never snows, thanks to The Grove. Twice a night throughout December, shoppers at The Grove are sprinkled with fake snow for five minutes. The magical effect is created with flakes of biodegradable, water-based foam.

For more information please visit thegrovela.com/events/a-winter-wonderland/

 

 Top 10 Things To Do During Christmas In Los Angeles | LA Kings Holiday Ice Rink

Top 10 Things To Do During Christmas In Los Angeles | LA Kings Holiday Ice Rink

  1. Outdoor Ice Skating

Despite the warm weather, new technology allows rinks to stay frozen and there’s a number of different options to enjoy. For example, skate at ICE in Santa Monica, where you can also watch broomball games or take lessons. Or perhaps visit the Holiday Ice Rink in Pershing Square, which has special events throughout the season such as silent disco and DJ nights.

 

 Top 10 Things To Do During Christmas In Los Angeles | Universal Studios Hollywood

Top 10 Things To Do During Christmas In Los Angeles | Universal Studios Hollywood

  1. Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

New for 2017, Hogwarts™ castle will be transformed into a dazzling light projection spectacular, while the quaint town of Hogsmeade™ village will shine brightly with décor uniquely themed to each of the individual storefronts.

For more information please visit www.universalstudioshollywood.com/things-to-do/events-and-seasonal-activities/christmas-in-the-wizarding-world-of-harry-potter/

 

 Top 10 Things To Do During Christmas In Los Angeles | CHILL at the Queen Mary

Top 10 Things To Do During Christmas In Los Angeles | CHILL at the Queen Mary

  1. CHILL at the Queen Mary

This winter holiday event the Queen Mary, a retired transatlantic ocean liner, includes ice skating, ice tubing, rides and entertainment.

For more information please visit www.queenmary.com

 

  1. Grinchmas at Universal StudiosHollywood

The annual event “Grinchmas” comes to life with a towering 60-foot-tall whimsical “Grinchmas” tree where Martha May Who-vier and the Who Dolls will take centre stage performing energetic musical sets to usher in the Christmas season in style.

For more information please visit www.universalstudioshollywood.com/things-to-do/events-and-seasonal-activities/grinchmas/

 

 Top 10 Things To Do During Christmas In Los Angeles | Harbour Holiday Afloat Parade Credit : Port of Los Angeles

Top 10 Things To Do During Christmas In Los Angeles | Harbour Holiday Afloat Parade Credit : Port of Los Angeles

6. Harbour Holiday Afloat Parade

For more than 50 years, this holiday tradition has brought elaborately decorated boats to the harbour. The waters sparkle with lights of the festively decorated boats that parade through the night, which can be seen atop the Battleship Iowa ($15) or free viewpoints scattered around the harbour.

For more information please visit www.universalstudioshollywood.com/things-to-do/events-and-seasonal-activities/grinchmas/

 

 Top 10 Things To Do During Christmas In Los Angeles | LA Zoo Lights | Credit Jamie Pham

Top 10 Things To Do During Christmas In Los Angeles | LA Zoo Lights | Credit Jamie Pham

  1. L.A. Zoo Lights

L.A. Zoo invites visitors to enter after-hours for an hour-plus stroll showcasing eye-popping wonders, seasonal sights and sounds with animal-themed LEDS, lasers, 3D projections and animal displays.

For more information please visit www.lazoolights.org/

 

  1. The Enchanted: Forest of Light

A new holiday light exhibit at Descanso Gardens in Glendale, the night-time interactive experience features a one-mile walk through eight distinct lighting displays in some of the most beloved areas of the gardens.

For more information please visit www.descansogardens.org/programs-events/enchanted/

 

 Top 10 Things To Do During Christmas In Los Angeles | Downtown L.A. Holiday Walking Tours

Top 10 Things To Do During Christmas In Los Angeles | Downtown L.A. Holiday Walking Tours

  1. Downtown L.A. Holiday Walking Tours

Running each night, this tour exposes visitors to the beauty of Downtown L.A. at night, showing the festival holiday decorations and traditions, and celebrates the seasons of Christmas, Hanukkah and more.

For more information please visit www.dtlawalkingtours.com/holiday-lights

 

  1. Watch a Christmas show at Los Angeles Theatre

From The Nutcracker to A Christmas Carol and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the Los Angeles Theatre has a wide choice of festive performances to enjoy.

For more information please visit www.los-angeles-theatre.com

 

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