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LA celebrates the Holidays

Safe ways to feel some holiday cheer during the most unusual holiday season.

The holidays are fast approaching and we can all agree this will be a holiday season like no other. Can we dine in, out or is delivery the only option? Can we shop for gifts in store or just online? Will there be a line to pick out my Christmas tree?  Is there a stay at home order? By the time you read this post the rules will have probably changed. As we all navigate the next wave of this pandemic, and recently imposed restriction, you may be wondering what can I do to feel some holiday cheer.  Listed below are a few events that just might kick you into the holiday spirit. Take a look.

I love holiday Lights!


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!

Open Nightly* at Dodgers Stadium
November 27th-December 24th
5-10PM.  $55 per vehicle
More info and Tickets

Sparkle DTLA

Experience the season of joy with a magical holiday light show as 18 million hues of lights illuminate the night and synchronize to festive tunes. Sparkle DTLA at The Bloc will take you through an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes one of LA’s largest multi-colored interactive holiday displays. Safely capture your perfect photo-op moments at this ultimate holiday experience.

November 16-December 24th
Nightly Light Show
5p      6p      7p      8p      9p
at The Bloc and its FREE’
More Info

Holidays in Your Car

Its a bit out of the neighborhood but if your into holiday lights this just might be worth a drive to Ventura. Discover a symphony of sight and sound at one of southern California’s largest Drive-Thru Holiday Light Spectaculars! Experience Holidays in Your Car at the Ventura County Fairgrounds featuring more than ONE MILLION LED lights, Holograms, Projection Mapping, and lasers animated to the tunes of Holiday Classics. Sounds Spectacular!

November 22-January 2nd
Ventura County Fairgrounds
More info and Tickets


I love a good Show!


The 61st Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration

An LA tradition.  In it’s 61st year, with a vibrant new format, the Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration is a holiday tradition that offers Angelenos of all ages the opportunity to experience and honor the dynamic, rich cultures of the County. Enjoy a diverse lineup of L.A.-based artists including many favorites and some exciting new performances! Not even a  pandemic will stop this annual holiday event.

When: December 24, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PST

How: Watch the broadcast on PBS SoCal 1 or stream online right here

Rebroadcast Dates:

  • December 24, 2020, 7:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m. PST on PBS SoCal 1
  • December 25, 2020, noon – 3:00 p.m. PST on KCET
  • December 25, 2020, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. PST on PBS SoCal 2


I love to SHOP!


A Current Affair: Pop-Up Vintage marketplace: virtual event

Do you love vintage! Shop dozens of the top vintage retailers (local and national) and private dealers at this vintage market—which this December returns as a virtual event.

More Info

However you choose to celebrate this unusual holiday season I hope you spend it with those you love ( at least a few). Also make an effort to  support your local businesses, they really could use some holiday cheer.

Be well and stay safe. Happy Holidays

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