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December Activities in Los Angeles to Spark Holiday Cheer


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The best thing about Los Angeles in the wintertime is how the holiday spirit fills the air, and transforms the city into a vibrant tapestry of festive lights and seasonal celebrations. Locals and visitor alike can always find an array of activities to enjoy the end of year in a memorable fashion. Here's a guide to some of the must-attend festive activities in Los Angeles this December.


Santa’s Circus:

Santa’s Circus ramps up the Christmas Spirit with its exhilirating acrobatic, magic and comedy shows. You won’t want to miss out on this interactive christmas wonderland so be sure to pay them a visit. Click this link for more.


Twinkling Light Displays:

Start off the season right by delighting in the magic of sparkling light displays. Descanso Gardens' "Enchanted Forest of Light" is a spectacle of illuminated landscapes and interactive displays that captivates visitors of all ages. Vist this link for details. Another must-see is the LA Zoo Lights at the Los Angeles Zoo, where the grounds come alive with colorful animal-themed displays and festive attractions. Visit this link for details. Both exhibits are showing all the way into the New Year.


Holiday Markets and Shopping Extravaganzas:

Explore the city's holiday markets and shopping events for unique gifts and festive treats. The Grand Central Market, known for its diverse culinary offerings, transforms into a winter wonderland with seasonal goodies and artisanal crafts during the holiday season. Also, the holiday markets in neighborhoods like Silver Lake and Venice Beach are perfect for unearthing unique finds.


Ice Skating Under the Stars:

What better way to experience holiday joy than to glide across the ice at one of Los Angeles' outdoor ice skating rinks. The iconic Pershing Square Ice Rink in Downtown LA offers a picturesque setting surrounded by skyscrapers. They also host some holiday themed events that can be found here.


Solvang Julefest:

This Danish Christmas Town turned winter getaway is covered with lights, traditional ornaments, and much more! Plan a trip to the location to fully enjoy their music shows, light tours, and Nisser adventure. Visit this link for more.

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