May 2019 Events



Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing

Renaissance Pleasure Faire Through May 19
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire, where fantasy rules and whimsical delights take flight, where worlds coexist and dreams come to life! Immerse yourself in a village of more than 1,600 costumed performers and artisans including dazzling acrobats, internationally acclaimed musicians and entertainers, juggling jokers and jesters, willful wenches, and jousting knights are ready to celebrate!

Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie Festival 2019 Through Sept.
Good luck trying to think of something better than Eat|See|Hear, which is exactly what it sounds like: popular movies shown outside on the biggest screen West of the Mississippi, food from local food trucks and local bands providing pre-show entertainment all summer long. Catch them every Saturday from May until September, and don’t forget to bring your pup to this dog-friendly event!

The Los Angeles Pancakes & Booze Art Show May 3-4
The Los Angeles Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition of 150 artists, with pancakes, live music, body painting, and multimedia displays for age 21+

Long Beach Seafood Festival May 4
The new event Long Beach Seafood Festival promises vendors selling $5 samples and full meals, a beer garden for adults, life-size games, and both live and DJ music at Shoreline Aquatic Park.

Derby Day LA May 4
Wear a stylish hat and derby attire to the Kentucky Derby Viewing Party & Opening Day 2019. This event includes gourmet food trucks, craft cocktails for sale, polo matches, lawn games, and a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby at Will Rogers State Historic Park.

Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation May 4
Join us on Saturday, May 4th in Culver City for an unforgettable afternoon of unlimited bites and sips from LA’s best restaurants and drink purveyors.

Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles May 5
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles with our guide to the best tacos, Mexican grub, cocktails, festivals and more. Click on the link to see a full guide for your Cinco de Mayo festivities.–los-angeles/cinco-de-mayo/

Los Angeles VegFest 2019 May 5
The one-day event features 100 exhibitors and organizations presenting earth-friendly product demos, 50 food booths and trucks, a beer and wine garden, animal adoptions, an art avenue with works focused on showing compassion for Mother Earth and more!

Lightning in a Bottle May 8-13
You’ll need to trek up to the Central Coast for this annual event, but where else can you find a sustainable, vegetarian festival dedicated to equal parts music, food, art, yoga and wellness? Expect to do some serious soul-searching during this six-day retreat, all while immersing yourself in everything from guest speakers, food workshops, health and healing workshops and much more!

Cinespia Cemetery Screenings May 11-26
It isn’t summer in L.A. until the first cemetery screening brings hoards of movie-lovers to Hollywood Forever, toting folding chairs, picnic blankets, snack spreads and lots of booze.

Mother’s Day Specials May 12
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner on Mother’s Day.

NLPOA SGV Fiesta & Craft Beer Festival 2019 May 18
National Latino Peace Officers Association, San Gabriel Valley’s Fiesta & Craft Beer Festival is a food festival that is a fundraiser where all proceeds benefit the NLPOA 2020 College Scholarship Fund.

Long Beach Pride 2019 May 18-19
Long Beach Pride celebrates love of all kinds and is the annual LGBT pride festival in the area. Live music coupled with passion for universal acceptance keeps this festival pulsing.

Beverly Hills Art Show May 18-19
The free show features art by over 245 artists from around the nation who showcase their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and print making.

Museums of the Arroyo Day May 19
Explore six historical museums in Los Angeles and Pasadena free of charge!

Los Angeles Salsa Festival May 24-26
Los Angeles Salsa Festival promises “the best Latin bands, dancers, and instructors of our generation,” with more than 80 performances at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport.

Memorial Day Parade May 27
The 29th Annual Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade is a wonderful tradition that allows our community comes together to honor our fallen and the families of those gave that gave their lives to insure our freedom. Our theme every year is “Saluting the Price of Freedom”. It will include marching bands, equestrians, floats and many military displays.


April 2019 Events

April 2019 Los Angeles Events | California Title Company Blog


Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing

Easter Egg Hunts Through April
A list of egg hunts and spring activities in Los Angeles County!

L.A. Beer Festival Apr. 6
A ticket to L.A. Beer Festival [sound] includes samples of 200 beers from 80 breweries, live bands, DJ dance music, a dueling piano bar, and food truck vendors outdoors at Los Angeles Center Studios.

Champagne on Main Apr. 6
The Spring Wine Walk & Street Fair in Ventura is a FREE street fair with live music and a $50 wine walk which includes champagne on Main Street!

Foodie Con Apr. 6-7
A ‘Comic-Con’ for Foodies! This two-day shopping and educational event offers attendees the chance to meet culinary purveyors, purchase the newest food trends, and experience cuisines from hand-selected vendors including food artisans, cookware and gadgets, restaurants, local chefs, food trucks, craft breweries, wineries, and more.

Scandinavian Festival Apr. 6-7
The 44th Annual Scandinavian festival is to feature authentic food, music, singing, dancing, games, and crafts from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland in Thousand Oaks!

Ukrainian Pysanka Festival Apr. 7
Learn how to make beautiful Easter eggs​, see crafts on display, and taste Ukrainian food at the Ukrainian Cultural Center. Enjoy traditional Ukrainian food, music, dancing, and crafts. This event is FREE to attend!

Montrose Food & Brewfest Apr. 7
Taste beer from 50 breweries and food from 20 restaurants at Montrose Food & Brewfest at 2200 Honolulu Avenue in Montrose for age 21+.

Sustainable Wine & Dinner Series Apr. 11
Farm-to-table dinners, local wineries, and an exciting take on conservation and sustainability. Each evening focuses on a different topic and features conversations with a curator or keeper, up-close animal encounters, and wine introductions from winery representatives.

The Taste of the Valley Apr. 11
Over 1,000 connoisseurs from all over the Valley will gather to experience the ultimate in dining indulgence from local restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries. Enjoy the evening in our beautiful 20,000 square-foot garden venue at Westfield Topanga. All tastings included in price of ticket. Net proceeds will benefit the Valley Cultural Foundation.

Earth Day Apr. 11
Discover how to live green at Earth Day LA, with displays, performances, food vendors, recycled art, health exhibitors, and free trees (while they last if you have city of L.A. ID) in Grand Park.

Classic Film Festival Apr. 11-14
Join us for the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival, celebrating the representation of the written word on the silver screen. From original screenplays to unique adaptations to portrayals of writers real and imagined, we will celebrate the foundation of great film: the written word.

Taste of South Pasadena Apr. 16
Spend time with your neighbors and enjoy a relaxing evening on the town exploring our fabulous city and our terrific food. Sample dishes from 29 local restaurants and sip wine from 15 craft wineries!

Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk Apr. 27
The family-friendly Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk features 60 acts on 16 stages, outdoor art installations, food trucks, and a beer and wine garden in downtown South Pasadena. Free.

Cherry Blossom Festival Apr. 27-28
Take the time to see, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture through a first-hand experience of watching traditional Japanese dancing, hearing the resounding beats of the taiko drums, observing the mastery and various skills of martial arts, participating in the ancient art of the tea ceremony, or buying hand-made crafts or food with an Asian flair.

California Poppy Festival Apr. 27-28
Celebrate the state flower at California Poppy Festival, which has live music and dance on two stages, arts & crafts, food vendors, a farmer’s market, animal attractions, health exhibits, and a Sunday car show!

Jackalope Pasadena Apr. 27-28
A weekend shopping destination featuring over 200 local, curated and hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts. Shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art and photography, plus much more.

Fiesta Broadway Apr. 28
Billed as America’s largest Cinco de Mayo festival, Fiesta Broadway features Latin American food, live entertainment, and carnival games on the streets west of Los Angeles City Hall. Free.

Taste of the Eastside Apr. 28
Taste of the Eastside is a food and drink festival featuring two dozen Eastside restaurants with live and DJ music at Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.

Los Angeles March 2019 Events

Los Angeles March Event Calendar | California Title Company


Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing

Cinderella: The Musical Through Mar. 24
It’s the all-time favorite, internationally acclaimed Family Theatre Series fairy tale, a classic tale with a twist offering romantics from all walks of life the chance to try on the glass slipper and help Cinderella find her happily-ever-after. For tickets and showtimes
please visit:

CicLAvia Mar. 3
Join us for the first CicLAvia of 2019! On March 3rd Culver City, Mar Vista and Palms will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space. This event is
FREE to attend and will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

L.A. Festival of Colors Mar. 9-10
L.A.’s Festival of Colors brings the traditional Indian custom of Holi—during which revelers douse each other in colorful powder as a way to welcome spring—to the West coast. There will also be Bhangra (group Punjabi folk dancing) and performances by
world-music phenoms.

Almond Blossom Festival Mar. 9-10
Almond Blossom Festival has arts and crafts, food vendors, carnival rides, live music, and a car show at George Lane Park in Quartz Hill. This event is FREE to attend.

Arcade Expo Mar. 15-17
Bump and tilt your way to pinball wizardry at the Arcade Expo. This three-day tournament and expo at the Museum of Pinball (700 S Hathaway) in Banning includes free play on 1,100 modern and retro arcade cabinets and pinball machines.

PaleyFest Mar. 15-24
PaleyFest is the premier television festival in the country—a must-attend entertainment event produced by The Paley Center for Media that brings you together with the talent behind your favorite TV shows. Join us at the world-renowned Dolby Theatre,
as the hottest stars delight fans with exclusive behind-the-scenes scoops, hilarious anecdotes, and breaking news stories. Enjoy a screening followed by a discussion with your favorite stars live on stage, capped off by a Q & A with the audience.

25th Annual Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mar. 16.
It’s no emerald seaside, but Hermosa Beach injects a bit of Irish spirit into the coastal city for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Bagpipers, marching bands, cars decked out in green and festive pups from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California all make
their way across the seven-block route.

Calabasas Shamrock Shuffle Mar. 16
Don’t miss out on the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in town! Run, jog, or walk along the beautiful streets of Calabasas this St. Patty’s Day during the Shamrock Shuffle 5K or Fun Run! After the race, enjoy the Irish Festival in Aguoura Hills with Irish music, games, food, a beer garden, and much more. The post-race St. Patrick’s Day
celebration is FREE!

Pasadena Spring Home Show Mar. 16-17
At the Home Show, our goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement – whether it’s a minor renovation or a major remodel. After meeting with and comparing our expert exhibitors, we know you’ll be inspired and motivated to start planning with confidence. More importantly, we want you to be
excited for all the fantastic possibilities that come with your project!

L.A. Nature Fest Mar. 16-17
The Natural History Museum is celebrating that amazing urban wilderness with garden tours, nature walks and early morning bird walks. Come out over two days for music and family-friendly performances, as well as crafts and animal presentations.

St. Patrick’s Day Block Party & Bar Crawl Mar. 17
Taking place in TWO locations (downtown L.A. and Hollywood) is the very anticipated St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Dress in green and enjoy a pint, Irish cuisine, music, and other
festivities to celebrate the day. Get your tickets today!

Inflatable Run & Festival Mar. 23
When you arrive at The Inflatable Run & Festival, you won’t have to wait in the registration line because your items were sent directly to your door. So you stroll through the entry gate; you look around at all the inflatable attractions, and decide to start with your first 1-mile lap on the inflatable obstacle course.

13th Annual Airport ArtWalk Mar. 23
The Annual Airport ArtWalk in Santa Monica showcases the artist studios and multiple creative venues that occupy the airport’s converted airplane hangars. Featuring art and ceramic demonstrations, theater and art workshops, live music and food
trucks, the ArtWalk offers a fun-filled day of artistic exploration. Best
of all, this event is FREE to attend.

LA Marathon Mar. 24
Kicking off at Dodgers Stadium, this annual parade of physical endurance and community spirit winds its way through 26.2 miles of L.A., culminating at Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. More than 25,000 runners will participate, and even if you aren’t one of them, being a spectator can be an exhilarating experience as well.

Latin Food Fest Mar. 29-30
Come and celebrate our 7th annual Hispanic culinary extravaganza! Enjoy celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, tasty appetizers, beer, wine, spirits, live music, and MUCH more.

Los Angeles February 2019 Events

LA February 2019 Event Calendar | California Title Company


Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing

Romantic Gondola Rides Ongoing
What could be more romantic than sitting together in a gondola as you cruise a scenic waterway? Gondolas D’Amore in Marina del Rey will take you on a romantic ride around the marina. Candlelight and light music set the tone as you snuggle -up with your Valentine while enjoying appetizers, wine, or champagne.

Dinosaur Encounters Weekends Through February
Get close to a living, breathing dinosaur! Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM’s life-size dinosaur puppets. Each presenter focuses on a different topic, including theories on dinosaur behavior, extinction, adaptation, and the relationship between birds and dinosaurs. Please note these are not small hand puppets. The Museum’s puppets are very large, realistic interpretations of wild animals. Please prepare small children accordingly.

Museum Free-for-All at Descanso Gardens Feb. 2
Descanso Gardens opens its doors for Museums Free-for-All and and invites visitors to explore the Gardens free of charge. Visit the museum website to reserve your tickets (free admission is applied at checkout when booking online).

One Love Cali Reggae Fest Feb. 8-10
One Love Cali Reggae Fest is a three day festival that will take place at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, CA. Some of this year’s performers include the Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Rebelution and more.

Los Angeles A Capella Festival Feb. 8-10
Performances by The House Jacks and Top Shelf, plus competitions, workshops and master classes are on tap during this three-day event. For more information please visit

Cupid’s Undie Run Feb. 9
We run in our undies because those affected with neurofibromatosis (NF) can’t cover up their tumors to feel more comfortable, so why should we? So start a team of your friends, join a team, or run solo, just come out, have a blast, and raise some money for NF research (and earn some cool fundraising rewards too!).

Valentine’s Day Tea Feb. 9
Don your hats, gloves, and finery for Tea & Tunes Luncheon, “an enchanting afternoon of specially selected teas, an elegant light luncheon, and live music”. Reservations are required. Please call (310) 548-2005 for further information.

Gold Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival Feb. 9
Join in one of L.A.’s oldest traditions at the 120th Annual Chinese New Year Parade and Festival in Chinatown. The day of the Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday of the year for nearly 1.5 million persons of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese descent in Southern California. Families can enjoy activities for the kids, traditional foods, live entertainment, and much more.

Los Angeles Bachata Festival 2019 Feb. 14-18
The Los Angeles Bachata Festival is the perfect dance festival for those looking to show off their bailando skills while learning a thing or two from seasoned dance instructors.

Superfine! LA Feb. 14-17
Rent a convertible and a bungalow in the hills (or a hip downtown loft; or a room at The Standard – the options abound!) and spin your wheels down to Magic Box where Superfine! LA will take residence in February 2019. Thousands of works from top west coast and global new contemporary artists coupled with the accessible, transparent Superfine! approach make Superfine! LA a must-stop for those looking to discover and take home great new art.

Modernism Week Feb. 14-24
Fans of mid-century-modern architecture, design and culture will enjoy the home tours (on foot and via bus), symposiums, lectures, film screenings art events and martini parties featured at this showcase that’s uniquely Palm Springs. Other events include “Modern Love” opening night party and a vintage trailer show.

Night Dive Feb. 15
This adult-only event features live DJs, local bands, cocktails, food, and dancing at the Aquarium of the Pacific! Tickets are $17.65 (food and drinks sold separately) and it’s FREE Aquarium members!

2019 Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show Feb. 16-17
Figure out where to go on your next trip at the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show. Taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 16-17, you’ll meet destination experts from around the globe to help you personalize your perfect journey.

L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5k & 10k Feb. 16-17
The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Festival is returning for another year of celebration and fun activities! The event will take place February 16-17 with various activities throughout the weekend. Highlights include the 20/40 mile bike ride, 5k run/walk, 10k run/walk and the Kiddie Run.

Chocolate & Art Show Los Angeles 2019 Feb 22-23
Indulge yourself in some of LA’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators! There is something for every body including live body painting, vendors, live music, face-painting, and free chocolate! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Art for Trauma, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping trauma victims find a path to recovery through artistic expression and human connections. https://www.eventbrite. com/e/chocolate-and-art-show-los-angeles-february-22-23-2019-tickets-50507004811

African American Festival Feb. 23-24
The 16h Annual African American Festival will feature live entertainment and arts and crafts. Festival performers include Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circles, West African dancers, and storytellers.

Santa Monica Wine Festival Feb. 23-24
The Santa Monica Wine Fest is a two-day celebration of wine in Santa Monica, California. From crisp, refreshing whites to deep-flavored reds, whatever your preferred grape, you’ll find plenty to discover and love at the Santa Monica Wine Fest.

Los Angeles January 2019 Events

Los Angeles Events January 2019 | California Title Blog


Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing

Melrose Trading Post Every Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM
Smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles, it’s much more than a mere flea market: live music, a food court, local LA artists and musicians, and expansive grounds bring people out to wile away the day, chat with old friends, and yes, be seen. Fortunately, the Trading Post is also a world-class flea market. With the right balance of new and old, expensive and affordable, the many vendors hustling artwork, succulents, and vintage jackets fill a startlingly expansive space in an urban epicenter.

Rose Bowl Parade Jan. 1
The 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda begins at 8 AM on January 1, 2019, and will feature floral floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units along the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Blvd.

Rose Bowl Jan. 1
The 105th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual will be held on January 1, 2019. The game will feature a traditional match up of teams from the Pac-12 and Big Ten. Come early and enjoy pre-game activities including tailgates, Rose Queen and Royal Court appearances, and more.

Yoga Expo Jan. 5
The Yoga Expo is an all-day yoga event at the Pasadena Convention Center, featuring local & national teachers. Studios showcase their unique styles of mind & body practice. The Yoga Expo serves as a platform to empower and strengthen the local yoga community. Connect with local teachers, bring a friend (or make one), explore yoga studios in your area, and taste local and sustainable food & beverages.

Bricks LA Jan. 5-6
Bricks L.A. is a convention for fans of LEGO. Buy a ticket to see their amazing creations and make your own on the weekend at Pasadena Convention Center. Tickets start at $5 and children under five are FREE!

New Year’s Race Jan. 6
Celebrate the new year by joining the 10K or 5K New Year’s Race, which has music, food trucks, and a beer garden at Grand Park.

Boat Show Jan. 10-13
See a wide variety of boats at Los Angeles Boat Show [sound], including performance boats, wakesports boats, deck boats, personal watercraft, sport fishing boats, runabouts, cabin cruisers, dinghies, inflatables, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards at the Fairplex.

Winter DineLA 2019 Jan. 11-25
It’s baaaack. DineLA returns for its annual winter edition for a full 15 days, featuring 400 of L.A. restaurants offering discounted lunch and dinner meals. Lunch menus range from $15-$35 for two courses and dinners range from $29-$99+ for three courses. Prices and dining schedules vary by restaurant. Please contact the restaurant directly to make a reservation and view the menu.

Foster the Future Jan. 12
The 4th Annual Foster The Future 5/10K Run/Walk & Youth Wellness Festival is coming to Pasadena, California just south of the world famous Rose Bowl! Join us on January 12, 2019 for this is a wonderful wellness opportunity to help support the Journey House of Pasadena which provides transitional services to emancipating youth.

Chinese Business Exhibition Jan. 19-20
After more than 30 years of continuous growth and transformation, there are now six exhibition halls and more than 1,000 exhibitors, attracting hundreds of thousands of representatives from different countries and different ethnic groups every year, becoming the largest trade show for overseas Asians. From the food court to the performance stage, the merchants cover everything from clothing and food to entertainment.

LA Art Show Jan. 23-27
The Los Angeles Art Show is the longest running venue for contemporary, modern, historic and traditional art in the country—there’s something for everyone here, from art history majors to avant-garde gallery owners. The show is broadly divided into Modern & Contemporary and Traditional Contemporary sections. The event will feature top galleries and programming, including lectures, tours, special exhibits, and after-parties, and beginning with a benefit opening night premiere party.

Fitness Expo Jan. 26-27
See martial arts, power-lifting, strongman, and wrestling competitions plus 200 vendors of fitness products and services at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This family-friendly event provides the opportunity to discover new health and wellness products, access cooking classes, meet fitness celebrities and much more!

Uncorked Wine Festival Jan. 26
More than 200 wines plus wineries, food trucks, music and a beautiful setting—sounds like a perfect Saturday to us. Uncorked Wine Fest returns to Union Station on January 26, sending wine fiends into a frenzy with some incredible varietals. Tickets include admission and wine tastings. Food is sold separately and pets are prohibited.

Griffith Park Half Marathon & 5K Jan. 27
Half Marathon and 5K road race through iconic Griffith Park, plus an expo with music, local vendors and fun for the whole family! Both courses are USATF Certified! All proceeds benefit Los Angeles City Parks.

Holiday Lights 2018

Holiday Lights in Los Angeles 2018

Los Angeles Holiday Lights

There are many places to view the wonderful sights of Los Angeles’s Holiday Lights. Here are a few of the popular places, in addition to a list of links to assist in guiding you around to some of the favorite areas.
ALTADENA Christmas Tree Lane, Santa Rosa Ave, between Woodbury Ave. & Altadena Dr. | 1980 Mendocino Ln. BEVERLY HILLS Rodeo Dr., between Santa Monica Blvd and Wilshire Blvd
EL SEGUNDO El Segundo Candy Cane Lane, 1200 E. Acacia Ave. La Cañada Enchanted Forest of Light 1418 Descanso Dr.
LONG BEACH Christmas Tree Lane, Daisy Ave & W Willow St. | Canals of Naples, E 2nd St. & E Naples Plz.
LOS ANGELES The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Dr. | The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr. | LA Zoo Lights, 5333 Zoo Dr. | Moonlight Forest- LA Arboretum | Union Station | Grand Park’s Winter Glow, http://grandparkla. org/event/grand-parks-winter-glow/
MANHATTAN BEACH Pier Lighting, 117 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
MARINA DEL REY Venice Canals, 115 S. Casey Key Road
PALM DESERT A Desert Delight Worth the Drive: WildLights, 38101 Portola Ave.
PASADENA Upper Hastings Ranch, N. Sierra Madre Blvd. & Riviera Dr.
RESEDA Block-long Light Tunnel, 7300 Yolanda Avenue
SAN MARINO Christmas Tree Lane, E. California Blvd. at S. Fair Oaks Ave. | St. Alban’s Rd.
SAN PEDRO Los Angeles Harbor Boat Parade, 1200 Nagoya Way
SANTA CLARITA Follow the link to a list and Google map of the numerous (10+) neighborhoods in Santa Clarita:
SANTA MONICA Winterlit Celebration, Wilshire Blvd & 3rd Street Promenade
SHERMAN OAKS A Prize Winner: Lights On Display, 3901 Longview Valley Rd.
TORRANCE Sleepy Hollow, 23220 Robert Rd.
WALNUT Lights on Miracle Hill – A Christmas Promise, 18901 Amar Road | Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Rd.
WOODLAND HILLS Candy Cane Lane, Lubao Ave & Oxnard St.
VENICE Venice Canals, 115 S. Casey Key Rd.


Los Angeles December 2018 Events

Los Angeles December 2018 Event Calendar | California Title Company


Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing

Hanukkah Celebrations Through December
A list of Hanukkah celebrations in and around Los Angeles

LA Zoo Lights Through Jan. 6
Whether you like your holidays on the traditional side or served with a twist, you’ll find plenty of eye-popping, jaw-dropping wonder at L.A. Zoo Lights, which is delivering seasonal sights, sounds and delights nightly. Glowing animals welcome you on an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes giant illuminated snowflakes, a disco ball forest, a whimsical herd of animated elephants, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color.

Enchanted Forest of Light Through Jan. 7
As the days get darker, Descanso Gardens transforms its grounds into an enchanted forest with whimsical lighting displays and interactive exhibitions. Visitors will stroll along a one-mile walk through the Gardens to experience the most beloved collections of Descanso illuminated in glorious color. Some of these displays will be interactive, allowing visitors to manipulate the lights and sounds. The Enchanted Forest

Smorgasburg LA Through Dec. 23
Indulge your inner foodie and shopaholic at this weekly food-focused market. The Brooklyn export has landed in the Arts District and become a hotbed of fantastic food and retail vendors, with some that are testing out their dishes before launching a full-blown brick-and-mortar in the city. BONUS: Find free, two hour parking in the nearby garage!

Holiday Lamplight Celebration Dec. 1-2
As a guest, you must solve the mystery! It is Christmas Eve in 1918 and Alma Whitaker is missing. Bertram & Bloom, Private Inquiry Agents are on the case and hope to have the case wrapped up before Christmas morning.  

Festival of Carols Dec. 8 and 15
This season, we’ll leave the singing to the pros. Join the Los Angeles Master Chorale for all of your favorite holiday carols in concert at the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall. One hundred and ten singers will belt out “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night,” “The First Noel,” “White Christmas,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and more to get you in the festive spirit.

Marina Del Rey Boat Parade Dec. 8
Feel as though you’ve escaped to a small-town fishing village with the 55th anniversary of the Marina Del Rey Boat Parade. Bring a blanket and gather around Fisherman’s Village or Burton Chace Park to watch as 70 boats glide through the marina with holiday lights and decorations in competition. Categories include Best Theme, Best Animation, Best Band, Best Lights and more. The festivities begin at 5:55 p.m. with fireworks, and the boat parade starts at 6:00 p.m., rain or shine.

Echo Park Craft Fair  Dec. 8-9
Reserve a spot in your weekend for the latest installment of this Pinterester’s Utopia. Hosted at the 5,000-square-foot Mack Sennett Studios, the Echo Park Craft Fair returns, welcoming artsy Eastsiders for a feast of hand-dyed clothing and delicately concocted bath oils, one-of-a-kind ceramics, weavings, jewelry and beyond.

Renegade Craft Fair Dec. 8-9
Shop emerging and established Makers’ goods, discover rarities and remixes from local DJs, get creative while shopping, eat from exceptional food trucks and end the day with a cocktail.

Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Dec. 9
The Holiday Fireworks have, over an entire generation, become part of the very heart and soul of the Manhattan Beach community. This event is FREE to attend and the show will go on rain or shine!

Sips & Sweets Dec. 14
Taste treats from 40 of the city’s top bakers and mixologists (chosen by LA Weekly) at Sips & Sweets, which includes a live DJ, music, and a craft market among vintage autos at Petersen Automotive Museum.   

Hanukkah Celebration Dec. 18
Take part in the Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony and enjoy live entertainment, hot drinks, traditional Hanukkah food and crafts for the kids. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Holiday Sing Along Dec. 22
Strike the harp and join the chorus with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Holiday Sing-Along at Walt Disney Hall. The seasonal program offers two performances, with a special guest to-be-named taking the stage to recite holiday poems. A festive sing-along of holiday classics by the Angeles Chorale will include provided lyric sheets just in case you forget how many “fa-la-la-la’s” are in “Deck the Halls.” 

LA County Holiday Celebration Dec. 24
As Los Angeles’ largest multicultural holiday celebration, the 59th annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, presented by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, provides Angelenos of all ages an opportunity to come together during the holidays to experience and honor the dynamic, rich cultures of the County. During the free event, many diverse L.A. – based artists and community groups showcase their talent, artistry and traditions on The Music Center’s iconic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage. 

Prohibition NYE  Dec. 31
Travel back to the 1920’s for this massive Prohibition era themed NYE party, set in Downtown’s 1930’s Art Deco marvel, Union Station. The Main Concourse serves as the decadent celebration’s backdrop, featuring live DJ sets and jazz, burlesque dancers, custom cocktails and champagne. Roaring Twenties attire is encouraged (think: flapper dresses, feathered headbands, tuxedos, top hats and spats); formal attire is required. See our photos from Prohibition New Year’s Eve.