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. http://www.lazoolights.org

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 https://www.descansogardens.org/programs-events/enchanted/about-enchanted/

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! https://www.timeout.com/losangeles/things-to-do/smorgasburg-la

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. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3759617  

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. http://lamasterchorale.org/festival-of-carols

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.  http://mdrboatparade.org

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. http://echoparkcraftfair.com

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. https://www.renegadecraft.com/fair/los-angeles-winter

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! http://mbfireworks.com

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. https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1542068   

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. https://lovebeverlyhills.com/events/view/hanukkah-celebrationevent-at-two-rodeo-drive

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.” https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/315/2018-12-22/holiday-sing-along/ 

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. https://www.musiccenter.org/tickets/events-by-the-music-center/holidaycelebration/ 

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. http://prohibitionnye.com


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