Get ready for a fun-filled Chrismukkah weekend, complete with funky Klezmer music and storytelling at this Hanukkah festival, a visit to Santa’s North Pole (by way of Downtown LA), a trolley ride with Mrs. Claus through Beverly Hills and more can’t-miss holiday fun. Read on for the details on these events, plus check out the rest of our picks for what to do in LA this weekend below.
photo: Hugh Barth
Santa’s North Pole Village at Wisdome
Childhood dreams will come true as visitors go on a sensory journey through four fun-filled, 360-degree, geodesic domes. Visitors will discover Santa’s enchanted world, filled with elves, nutcrackers, snowmen, reindeer, snow and more! Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Holiday Market at Hauser & Wirth
Celebrate the season with a two-day marketplace showcasing LA-based makers, nonprofits, artists, and performers. The market will offer hand-crafted products and locally-made wares, as well as family workshops led by educators. Enjoy specialty foods and confections by the onsite restaurant, Manuela, in addition to a robust program of performances. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Skirball Hanukkah Festival
Celebrate the Jewish festival of light, while enjoying music, dance, storytelling, art making and tasty treats! Get in the holiday spirit with musical performances by Klezmer Juice, hear classic Hanukkah tunes and folk music by fiddler and accordionist duo Zingarella, be dazzled by capoeira performed by Dana Maman and Friends, and join a special Hanukkah sing-along. Sun. Event details.
Jolly Trolley with Mrs. Claus
All aboard the Jolly Trolley for a ride with Mrs. Clause around Beverly Hills. Free and open to the public, this experiential engagement will feature a diverse range of programming, including live acrobatic performances, strolling carolers, visits with Santa a the Jolly Trolley with Mrs. Claus on selects nights. Fri. & Sat. Event details.
Holiday Reading Festival
Take a break from the December hustle and bustle to celebrate the gift of reading with your children. Enjoy a special preschool family story time, play some outdoor games and rop off your morning with a visit with Santa! Sat. Event details.
Holidays at Malibu Country Mart
Christmas comes to Malibu. Visit the Country Mart to take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, create festive arts and crafts, listen to carolers, write letters to Santa and drop them off in the Mart’s North Pole-bound mailbox. Sat. Event details.
Marina Del Rey
Burton Chace Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with tons of real snow and a sledding hill (sleds provided for your use). Also enjoy crafts, music, face painting, and food booths. Sat. Event details.