Wondering what to do this weekend in LA with the kids? We’ve got you covered with outdoor activities, family-friendly drive-ins and drive-thrus, conctactless Santa encounters and more, happening around town. Read on for all the details.


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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.

Winter Wonder Magical Forest at the Beverly Center
Wander through Beverly Center’s outdoor magical forest of over one hundred live Christmas Trees where holiday tradition comes to life! Enjoy socially distanced photo moments on Santa’s sleigh, Frosty and more! Every Saturday in December, watch Frosty come to life with our Snowman Show, made out of real snow! Pose with contactless photos at our Beverly Center snowman. Fri.-Sun. More details. 

From the comfort and safety your car, go on an hour-long adventure through a series of larger-than-life, holiday dreamworlds to help find the magic Santa needs to fly again, including a Toy Repair Workshop, Gingerbread Village covered in decadent candy, Arctic Winter Wonderland, Santa’s Magical Grotto, and so much more. 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. Part of the Garden Lights & Ocean Waters theme, the display incorporates thousands of lights, all set to a music. Fri.-SunMore details.

Santa’s Speedway Christmas Lights Spectacular
The Irwindale Speedway & Event Center is stepping in to bring holiday cheer with an immersive drive-thru holiday lights experience. Designed to make Christmas this year a little bit brighter, the experience will take you along an actual NASCAR track, where you’ll see Santa’s Village, along with a series of festive vignettes and lighting displays, including the world’s largest free standing Christmas tree (made up of more than 2 miles of lights!). Fri.-Sun. More details. 

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 can add your own wish to the display. Fri.-SunMore details.

–Shannan Rouss

featured photo: via instagram.com/dodgers


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