We know what you’re thinking: Hooray, it’s 2021…um, now what? Not to worry. We’ve got you covered with our roundup of outdoor, socially-distanced events and activities to enjoy this weekend in LA. Read on for all the details.


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Self-Guided Walk at Los Angeles County Arboretum 
Take a self-guided walk through the most spectacular color-changing trees and vines at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden. At any time of the year, you’ll also find a variety of colorful flowers blooming at the Arboretum. Sat. & Sun. More details.

Hikari: A Festival of Lights
Hikari means shine in Japanese, and this holiday season we have really made Tanaka Farms shine with over a mile of twinkling lights! As you drive through our 30-acre farm, you will be dazzled by farm-themed lighting from trees, to scarecrows, tractors…even the sugarcane got the holiday light treatment. The event goes until Jan. 10, so don’t miss your chance to see it. Fri.-Sun. More 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. Sat. & SunMore 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. Sat. & SunMore details.

Happy Place Drive-Thru
They had us at drive-on piano. This drive-thru experience at Westfield Century City includes a 30-foot floor piano that you cruise over in your car. There’s also a Rainbow Road, beach scenes, giant unicorn and more in the 50,000 square foot drive-through experience. From Dec. 28 through Jan. 3 (excludes New Year’s Day), Red Tricycle fans are invited to a Special Price using Promo Code M5Y7C3, granting you 10% off your ticket. Be HAPPY and healthy in 2021! Sat. & SunMore details. 

–Shannan Rouss


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