December In Los Angeles

Celebrate the holiday season SoCal style! We may not have snow here but Los Angeles sure knows how to spread the Christmas cheer regardless. There will be plenty of fun activities for family and friends to enjoy including; outdoor ice rinks, Santa runs, Christmas boat parade of lights, and much more!

Knott’s Merry Farm

November 22-January 5

Every winter, Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates the merriest of seasons as the park wondrously transforms into Knott’s Merry Farm, a Christmas celebration for all ages. Spend the most wonderful time of the year with your family at Knott’s Merry Farm enjoying thrilling holiday attractions, live entertainment, a Christmas Crafts Village, festive food, lavish holiday decorations, and nightly snow in Ghost Town. Park-goers of all ages can enjoy classic shows like Merry Christmas, Snoopy!, the beloved ice show starring the famous beagle, the Peanuts Gang and a cast of world-class ice skaters. Use code 101OC for a discount on tickets.

Pershing Square’s Winter Holiday Festival

November 14-January 20

Glide into the holidays and join us for ice skating in Pershing Square! The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square offers the quintessential winter activity in the heart of beautiful downtown Los Angeles. Surrounded by art, lively activity, and the impressive city skyline, our outdoor ice rink lets you enjoy entertainment and ice skating in Los Angeles under the sun and stars. General admission is $9 with $5 for skate rentals.

Santa Monica-Venice Beach Christmas Run

December 7

The race start is adjacent to Santa Monica Beach on Barnard Way near the intersection of Ocean Park Blvd. The Christmas Run 5K and 10K will run south from Santa Monica, down the world-famous Venice Boardwalk, meander onto the scenic streets of Venice and finish at the iconic Venice Pavilion. Join us for the finish line festival with costume contests, music, vendors, holiday inflatables and more. Early bird race day tickets (Nov.2-Dec.5) are $55 per person.

Marina Del Rey Holiday Boat Parade

December 14

The Marina Del Rey Boat Parade is annually held in North America’s largest man-made small-craft harbor. The festival begins with the Snow Wonder, which takes place in Burton Chace Park from noon till almost 6 p.m. During this time everyone can enjoy various entertainment and crafts, snow, sledding, and so much more. At 5:55 p.m. a great fireworks show starts the main event—the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade. Dozens of beautifully decorated and illuminated boats float through the harbor. This fascinating show lasts for about two hours, from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m.

Christmas Dinner at Le Petit Paris

What’s better than brunch with friends and family for Christmas? Le Petit Paris will be offering an amazing Brunch Buffet (all you can eat ) with a large and delicious selection of food and Christmas specials. $79 per person, $35 under 10 years old.