Whether you’re looking to spend your weekend outdoors and reconnecting with nature or in at home, in your car at a drive-thru holiday experience, or on your couch celebrating virtually, we’ve got you covered.

Reflections at Descanso Gardens
After a challenging 2020, Descanso Gardens invites guests to take a moment to reflect and enjoy the beauty around us with celebration of all that’s hopeful and peaceful in this world. Be sure to stop at the stunning and magical Wishing Tree where you and your kids can add your own wish to the display. Fri.-Sun. More details. 

Dodgers Holiday Festival
The 2020 World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting a drive-thru Holiday Festival, complete with a light show, LED video displays, fake snow and interactive displays honoring the Dodgers World Championship and celebrating the holidays! Fri.-Sun. More details.

Pawlidays Kids Party (Virtual)
Join Annenberg PetSpace for their annual holiday party, now being celebrated Zoom-style. Visits from our PetSpace puppet friends: Watch Wally the Dog’s latest adventure. Pet Encounters: Virtually meet adoptable pets and fascinating critters. Sat. More details. 

Skirball Hanukkah Celebration (Virtual)
Celebrate the Festival of Lights online, starting with a community candle lighting and sing-along. In addition to live musical performances, there will be a puppet show retelling of the Hanukkah story, and live virtual games and prizes. Sun. More details.

Los Angeles Christmas Market
Find gifts for everyone on your list at this outdoor, Covid-safe pop-up. You can also book a contactless visit with Santa and get a pic taken in his sleigh. Fri.-Sun. More details. 

Grinch’s Grotto
This 2020 holiday season belongs to the Grinch, who will be setting up shop at Westfield Century City. Reserve your spot for a chance to visit the Grinch in his special cave and strike a pose (or two) with him. Fri.-SunMore details. 

GLOW at South Coast Botanic Garden
Stroll through this visually stunning art installation that has transformed the South Coast Botanic Garden’s lush oasis into an underwater-like experience. The garden is aglow with thousands of lights, all set to a music. Fri.-SunMore details.

Christmas on the Farm
Stay safe, outdoors and socially distanced at Underwood Family Farms. It’s a chance to pick out a tree, visit with Santa (contactless, of course), and take all the holiday pics in a decked-out farms setting. Fri.-Sun. More details. 

–Shannan Rouss


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