Do you wanna build a snowman? This weekend, LA kids can—and at the beach no less! Get the details on the upcoming Beach Winter Wonderland, plus find out about the wild spot where you can to do some last-minute holiday shopping, where to see your kids favorite Disney characters and more can’t-miss weekend events.

photo: LA County Beaches via Eventbrite

Playa Del Rey

Beach Winter Wonderland
Build your own Olaf at the beach with this free event at Dockweiler Youth Center. In addition real snow, there will be bouncers, live music, face painting and more wintry activities. Sat. Event details.


Disney Journey Holiday Party on Tour
Take your little Mouseketeers to see their favorite Disney Junior characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Vampirina and more, performing live on stage to Disney Junior hits along with holiday classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Let It Snow,” and “Dreidel Song.” Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Holiday Sing-Along
Ring in the season at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Join in song with hundreds of fellow revelers—plus a jazz combo, a choir, and the mighty pipe organ. It’s jolly good time for the whole family! For children 2 and up only. Sat. Event details.


The Aeronauts Incredible Journey
In honor of The Aeronauts—available on Prime Video Dec. 20—Amazon Prime Video is bringing the spirit and magic of 1862 to The Grove. Kids will be awed by The Aeronauts’ Incredible Journey, a sprawling Victorian fair featuring period performers, breathtaking exhibits and hot air balloons. Fri. Event details.

Mid City

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Bringing seasonal magic—and a little Hollywood razzle-dazzle—with its 2019 Gift of Christmas tour, the Moscow Ballet’s show is packed with premier Russian dancers, 10 foot-tall puppets, sparkling costumes, young local dancers and even a falling-snow effect. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Beverly Hills

Magic of the Holidays on Rodeo Drive
LED lights will bring modern holiday magic to Rodeo Drive. Dancers, singers, stilt walkers and acrobats will all features elements of light as they move along Rodeo Drive. Fri. Event details.

Griffith Park 

Winter Wild Weekends at the LA Zoo
Sneak in some last minute holiday shopping at this event, which features hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind items for everyone on your list. Plus, there’s also eco workshops and kids’ craft activities, live music, snow flurries, treats for select animals, and, of course, photos with Santa! Sat. & Sun. Event details.


One (Colorado) Snowy Night
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! It’ll be snowing on and off in Douglas Alley as Charles Dickens Carolers serenade and snow cones are served. Sat. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Winterfest OC
This may be SoCal’s biggest holiday extravaganza and it opens this weekend! Make the trip to discover the “World’s Largest Candy Maze,” ice skating under in an outdoor rink with two interactive islands, an all-new 50-foot walk-through Tree of Dreams Christmas tree, daily entertainment from popular children’s cartoon characters and more. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

-Shannan Rouss


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