I tried to find alternative events one might love during the Holiday season in the city that has no seasons. It’s true! I scoured the city to find some of the most off-the-wall events that might be left off the old holiday bucket list. We all need to open our minds and try new things. So, try these events that might make your holiday season a little more exciting in the city that sleeps by 9.
Marina Del Rey Boat Parade
It’s like you found a small-town fishing village during the Marina Del Rey Boat Parade. Gather around Fisherman’s Village or Burton Chace Park to watch as about 70 boats sail through the marina with holiday lights and decorations in competition. The sailors go against one another in categories such as Best Theme, Best Animation, Best Band, Best Lights, and more. The pre-parade kicks off at 5:55(angel number) pm with amazing fireworks, and the boat parade starts at 6 pm. Don’t be late or you will be on the naughty list!
Street Food Cinema has put together a series of outdoor holiday screenings in the Heritage Square which is the closest thing to an old English square in L.A. In the mists between Victorian home tours, piano sing-alongs, pleasureful strolls through a light tunnel, drinking hot chocolate, wine and craft beer, you can sneak a peek at screenings of films (showing twice each night, typically at 6 and 8 pm) like Elf, Home Alone, Scrooged, The Muppet Christmas Carol and more. If you miss this awesome event – Bah Humbug on you….
Holiday Time at Disneyland
When the Halloween pumpkins disappear from Main Street, the holidays take over at Disneyland. The world-famous theme park morphs into the merriest place on earth for a sixty days (Nov 10–Jan 7), with Christmas makeovers of popular rides and holiday-themed nighttime shows. As far as Christmas lights go, you’ll spot festive decor all over the parks, from the auto-themed Americana decorations in Cars Land to icicle lights draped atop Sleeping Beauty Castle. But the real standout is international hit It’s a Small World. Heads up – you’ll need to a reservation – so get to it or you might be left under the tree.
L.A. County Holiday Celebration
Celebrate a Christmas Eve at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Get your friends and family and listen to L.A.’s biggest holiday show, which includes more than 20 choirs, music ensembles, and dance troupes from all over the city. The free three-hour show celebrates L.A.’s multicultural observation of the holidays with everything from an all-women soul ensemble to Hawaiian music to Indian dance.
‘Home Alone’ in Concert
Reserve a seat for the upcoming special screening of Home Alone at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Los Angeles Philharmonic is bringing the classic to life and performing John Williams’s score live to picture in an immersive experience, conducted by David Newman. I don’t know if Macaulay Culkin will be there, he might be… you know…Home Alone!