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2018 Los Angeles County Christmas & Holiday
Events & Activities


$18 Christmas Boat Parade Offer coupon for 2018
 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
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Reindeer Romp, LA Zoo
Reindeer Romp, LA Zoo

Downtown on Ice, Los Angeles
Downtown on Ice, Los Angeles

Victorian Christmas House Tours, Oxnard
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
213-847-4970
Grab the family and jump into this 'Christmas Card' scene on the 50x90 foot rink.
532 S Olive St, Los Angeles

Harvest Festival, Pomona
415-447-3205
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
323-933-9211
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
562-570-1755
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


KERN COUNTY:

Holiday Lamplight Tours, Bakersfield
661-868-8400
The Kern County Museum invites you to experience an old fashioned Christmas as beautifully costumed interpreters bring the 19th century to life. Strolling minstrels, bell choirs, carolers and over 100 vintage lanterns adorn the grounds.
3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield


ORANGE COUNTY:

Holiday on Ice Skating Rink, Irvine Spectrum Center
949-748-8280
From mid-November to mid-January, practice your skating techniques in Giant Wheel Court.
670 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine

Christmas at the Mission, San Juan Capistrano
949-234-1300
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

Shepherd's Grove Christmas Concert
714-971-4000
Kick off the Christmas season during this amazing night of music with a full orchestra, choral ensembles, and soloists.
12921 Lewis St, Garden Grove

Sawdust Art Festival's Annual Winter Fantasy, Laguna Canyon
949-494-3030
Arts and crafts fair featuring works by local artists, holiday entertainment and activities.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach

Skate Into the World of Tinker Bell, Downtown Disney, Anaheim
714-781-4565
Enjoy this beautiful outdoor rink, with mood-setting music and cool lighting effects. It was inspired by the Disney film, "Secret of the Wings."
1580 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim

Medieval Times, Buena Park
866-543-9637
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
310-548-7777
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

Winterfest Carnival, Garden Grove
714-741-5000
Kids of all ages will love the 30 tons of snow, train rides, holiday treat-making activities and visit from Jolly Ol' St. Nick and Mrs. Clause.
13630 Atlantis Way, Garden Grove

SAN DIEGO COUNTY:

Bethlehem Walk, Escondido
760-745-5100
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
619-239-0512
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

Rancho Christmas, Vista
760-724-4082
Step back in time as you celebrate Christmas through candle making, horse-drawn wagon rides, and crafting items such as corn husk angels.
2210 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista


SANTA BARBARA COUNTY:

Founding Day Christmas Concert, Lompoc
805-733-3713
Luminaries lead the way to a musical evening celebrating the anniversary of La Purisima Mission's founding in 1787.
2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc

Holiday Gala, Santa Barbara
805-966-1601
Celebrate the holiday season in style with wine, hors d'oeuvres and desserts. There will be music for the celebration. RSVP
136 E De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara

Holiday at the Ranch, Historic Stow House, Goleta
805-681-7216
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

Trees of the Season, Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve
805-343-2455
Festive trees and wreaths on display. Live music and refreshments.
1065 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe

Julefest Celebration, Solvang
805-688-6144
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


VENTURA COUNTY:

Dinner with Santa, Fillmore
805-524-2546
Fillmore & Western Railway
Dine onboard with Santa. Enjoy caroling, photo opportunities and children will delight at wish list time with Santa.
351 Santa Clara St, Fillmore

The North Pole Express, Fillmore
805-524-2546
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

Christmas Tree Holiday Train, Fillmore
805-524-2546
Fillmore & Western Railway
Ride on the train to the Christmas Tree Farm to select and cut your family's tree. Santa will be on board, too!
351 Santa Clara St, Fillmore

Holly Trolley, Ride with Santa
805-827-4444
Free Ride on the Holly Trolley with Santa Claus! Kids receive a FREE Village Carousel Ride Ticket. Faux snowfall in Village every 15 minutes on certain days from Noon - 3 pm.
1583 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura

Holiday on the Hill, Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley
805-577-4057
Enjoy a tour to see a new exhibit and Christmas trees decorated to highlight the great state of California. A holiday dinner buffet and entertainment are also provided.
40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley

Victorian Holiday Tours, Oxnard
805-483-7960
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

A Yuletide Album of Oxnard Back in Time
805-385-2705
View 'Retro Holiday-themed Slideshows' displayed in numerous downtown storefronts to December 25th.
500 S C St, Oxnard

Winter Wine Walk, Ventura
805-323-5691
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

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