2018 Los Angeles County Christmas & Holiday
Events & Activities
Reindeer Romp, LA Zoo
Downtown on Ice, Los Angeles
Victorian Christmas House Tours, Oxnard
Check out these great holiday events in Los Angeles! Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, Santa, Christian times of remembrance...the best celebrations
of the season in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY:
Downtown on Ice Winter Wonderland Outdoor Skating Rink, Pershing Square
Grab the family and jump into this 'Christmas Card' scene on the 50x90 foot rink.
532 S Olive St, Los Angeles
Harvest Festival, Pomona
America's oldest and largest touring crafts marketplace. The Harvest Festival transforms major convention centers into festive marketplaces, reminiscent of early 19th century villages and features the sights and smells of the harvest season, with early American decor, costumed exhibitors and strolling performers. Fairplex L.A. County Fairgrounds
1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona
Reindeer Romp, Los Feliz
For a limited time, the LA Zoo offers the only opportunity to see real reindeer in Los Angeles. They typically visit the zoo from the day following
Thanksgiving until just after the New Year.
5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles
Holiday Festivities, LA Farmers Market
Holiday headquarters for the finest food, great gifts and wonderful holiday fun. Entertainment throughout the month includes a menorah lighting, traditional caroling, holiday arts and crafts and live swing, jazz, and country/western bands playing all of your favorite Christmas tunes and more.
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles
Free Concerts, Rock and Roll Santa and Light Show Extravaganza!t
Throughout CityWalk's holiday festivities, "5 Towers" will radiate with concert performances, a dazzling new, multimedia light display and the illumination of a towering custom-built Christmas tree-the first-of-its-kind in North America-choreographed in unison to a vibrant spectrum of countless shimmering lights glistening throughout the plaza.
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
Rancho Los Cerritos Old Time Christmas Festival, Long Beach
Decorated adobe, holiday music, old fashioned crafts and activities for children, light refreshments and Santa.
4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach
LA County Holiday Celebration
For over forty years, community and professional choirs, music ensembles, folk and traditional artists, and dance companies have been performing for an audience in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion while the program is broadcast live throughout Southern and Central California on KCET. Attendance and parking are free.
135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles
South Lake Holidayfest
Special themed happenings and complimentary festive activities include photos with Santa, roaming characters, horse & carriage rides, live musical performances, carolers, holiday crafts, kids activities, a themed scavenger hunt, giveaways and much more!
345-455 S Lake Ave, Pasadena
Christmas Town, Bakersfield
The Kern County Museum invites you to experience Santa Claus' Cozy Cottage, Jingle Bell Sledding Hill, Holly Jolly Hayride, Under the Mistletoe Skating Rink, and much more!
3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield
Holiday on Ice Skating Rink, Irvine Spectrum Center
From early November to early January, practice your skating techniques in Giant Wheel Court.
670 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine
Christmas at the Mission, San Juan Capistrano
Following the tree lighting ceremony in downtown San Juan Capistrano, head over to the mission for music, crafts for the kids, and great food.
26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano
Sawdust Art & Craft Festival's Annual Winter Fantasy, Laguna Canyon
Arts and crafts fair featuring works by local artists, holiday entertainment and activities.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach
Medieval Times, Buena Park
A fabulous four-course medieval banquet amidst towering pines, brilliant lights and festive holiday music, with the presentation of spectacular pageantry and excitement of an 11th century tournament.
7662 Beach Blvd, Buena Park
Victorian Christmas at the Banning Museum, Wilmington
The Banning Museum recreates a 19th Century Christmas for patrons, featuring four historic buildings. The home will be decked out with Christmas trees, wreaths and elaborate ribbons. A horse-drawn trolley ride, craft projects for the kids, and local food and craft vendors round out the festivities.
401 E M St, Wilmington
Jingle Jam, Garden Grove
Kids of all ages will love the performances, vendors, visit from Santa, train rides and more.
12001 St. Mark St, Garden Grove
SAN DIEGO COUNTY:
Bethlehem Walk, Escondido
Step back into Bethlehem, two thousand years ago to the time just before Christ's birth. At the end, enjoy refreshments and live Christmas music.
341 S Kalmia St, Escondido
Balboa Park December Nights, San Diego
Balboa Park is filled with holiday spirit as buildings are bedecked with sparkling lights, carolers and musicians present seasonal favorites, the Organ Pavilion Stage features the Del Cerro Baptist Christmas Story Tree, museums offer free admission (at select times) and culinary treats from around the globe are available.
1549 El Prado, San Diego
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY:
Founding Day Christmas Concert, Lompoc
Luminaries lead the way to a musical evening celebrating the anniversary of La Purisima Mission's founding in 1787.
2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc
Holiday at the Ranch, Historic Stow House, Goleta
Celebrate the holidays at historic Stow House. A unique family tradition featuring the beautifully decorated Stow House, Santa, cookie-baking, crafts and live holiday music.
304 N Los Carneros Rd, Goleta
Julefest Celebration, Solvang
A bedecked Danish town reminiscent of an ancient village (with all the modern amenities) serves as the background for these festive events: A tree lighting ceremony, live music and nativity pageant.
1639 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang
Sugar Plum Express, Fillmore
Fillmore & Western Railway
Take a 3-hour adventure to Holiday Village and select a pre-cut Christmas tree.
351 Santa Clara St, Fillmore
The North Pole Express, Fillmore
Fillmore & Western Railway
Kids can wear their pj's as they listen to Santa's elves read "The Polar Express." Santa will visit and cookies and chocolate milk will be served. Fillmore & Western Railway Company
351 Santa Clara St, Fillmore
Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace
Enjoy a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus, Dickenson Carolers, and faux snowfall every 15 minutes.
1583 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura
Holiday Lights Experience, Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley
Enjoy an outdoor walking tour to view holiday lights and live musical entertainment.
40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley
Victorian Holiday Tours, Oxnard
Take a step back in time as you visit Oxnard's early pioneer families this holiday season and take a rare view of the interior of several of the Victorian homes decorated in holiday splendor.
715 S A St, Oxnard
Winter Fantasy Music & Lights Show, Oxnard
View more than 30,000 lights synced to your favorite holiday classics in Plaza Park, downtown Oxnard.
500 S C St, Oxnard
Winter Wine Walk, Ventura
Each guest gets a tasting cup and map of participating businesses where world class wineries are showcased. Live jazz and blues entertainment will be heard along the way.
400 E Main St, Ventura
Updated November 28, 2018