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Daisy Avenue "Christmas Tree Lane" -- Long Beach (between Willow Street & Pacific Coast Highway)
From Mid-December. Celebrating Daisy Avenue’s 23 lighted and decorated Christmas trees. Musical entertainment is featured on weekends. Information: (562) 570-4450

Downtown on Ice, Winter Wonderland Outdoor Skating Rink -- Los Angeles (Downtown - Pershing Square)
Mid Nov. - January. This outdoor ice skating program is located at Pershing Square, with holiday-themed concerts and refreshments. A 50 by 90-foot rink is set up for use during the holiday season, making it possible for people who work downtown, as well as those who just come to visit, to enjoy a traditional wintery recreational activity. Information: (818) 243-6488, (888) 527-2757

Griffith Park Light Festival -- Griffith Park (Crystal Springs Road), Los Angeles
Every year during the holiday season Crystal Springs Road in Griffith Park sparkles at night during this festival. It features a full mile of spectacularly lighted displays which can be enjoyed from your car or during a casual walk.  The Light Festival includes a drive through a tunnel of lights, lighted representations of downtown Los Angeles, the new Staples Center, the Hollywood Sign, the L.A. Zoo, and much more. Information: (213) 485-8743

Glory of Christmas -- Garden Grove, Orange County (Crystal Cathedral)
The story of the birth of Christ from the journey of Mary and Joseph to the manger. Information: (714) 54-GLORY or (714) 544-5679

Candy Cane Lane Holiday Lights -- Woodland Hills (Lubao Avenue and Oxnard Street)
An eight square-block area in Woodland Hills is annually transformed into Candy Cane Lane, with a celebration of lights, figures and artificial snow. Information: (818) 347-4737 (Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce)

Queen Mary Tree Lighting -- Long Beach (Queen Mary)
Join the Mayor of Long Beach at the Queen Mary's annual tree lighting ceremony. The program will also feature holiday entertainment, a holiday sing-a-long, and refreshments. Information: (562) 435-3511

Lynwood Candy Cane Lane Christmas Parade -- Lynwood
A community holiday parade.
Historically, the Lynwood Candy Cane Lane Christmas Parade is one of only two night time Christmas Parades held in Southern California. The parade begins on Martin Luther King Jr. and Atlantic Boulevard and terminates at Lynwood City Park. Information: (310) 603-0220, ext. 319

Harvest Festival -- Pomona (Fairplex – L.A. County Fairgrounds)
America’s oldest & largest touring crafts marketplace. The Harvest Festival transforms major convention centers into festive marketplaces, reminiscent of early 19th century villages. The festival features the sights and smells of the harvest season, with early American décor, costumed exhibitors and strolling performers. Information: (800) 321-1213 x234

Belmont Shore Christmas Parade -- Long Beach (Belmont Shore)
This holiday parade, attracting more than 45,000 spectators, features more than 100 entries, including bands, homemade floats and Santa Claus. Information: (562) 434-3066

Montrose Christmas Parade -- Montrose (Honolulu Avenue)
This popular parade features marching bands, school drill teams, government dignitaries, TV personalities, and a Santa Claus flyover in a helicopter. The parade’s big finale features Santa on a red vintage fire engine. Information: 818-399-0296

“Festival Navideño" Christmas Annual Street Fair -- Los Angeles (Lincoln Heights, Broadway & Daly St)
Families from Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South America (21 Latin American countries) celebrate the Christmas holidays at this free weekend festival. Children receive 10,000 free toys. Enjoy arts and crafts, traditional foods and beverages, services and products, carnival rides and games, and booth presentations of community services and products. Information: (323) 962-4760

Downey Holiday Lane Parade -- Downey
A high-profile Grand Marshal leads marching bands, drill teams, equestrians, novelty acts, cartoon characters and spectacular floats. Miss Downey, surrounded by members of her court, sails down the street on one of the floats. Information: (562) 923-2191

Peninsula Holiday Parade -- Rolling Hills Estates
A community parade with floats, bands, marchers and Santa Claus. Information: (310) 377-1577

San Pedro Christmas Parade -- San Pedro (Pacific Avenue)
Annual holiday parade with marching bands, drill teams, floats and antique-classic cars. Information: (310) 832-7272

Victorian Christmas House Tour -- Los Angeles (Grier Musser Museum)
The Grier Musser Museum is a beautifully restored turn-of-the-century home that celebrates Christmas with a festive traditional Victorian party. Information: (213) 413-1814

Christmas Boat Parades -- Long Beach, Marina Del Rey, & Redondo Beach
There are a number of Christmas boat parades in Los Angeles County:

  • Long Beach Christmas Boast Parade of a Thousand Lights (Long Beach Downtown Marina)
    Information: 562) 435-4093

  • Marina Del Rey Boat Parade (Burton Chace Park and Fisherman’s Village)
    The second largest boat parade on the west coast. Information: (310) 670-7130

  • Naples Island Christmas Parade (canals in Naples Island, Long Beach)
    The second oldest boat parade in Southern California. A spectacular display of decorated boats and gondolas sail through the charming canals of Naples Island. Information: (562) 570-5333

  • Redondo Beach Boat Parade -- Redondo Beach
    Information: (310) 376-2459

Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena -- Altadena (Santa Rosa Avenue)
Initiated more than 100 years ago, this annual holiday display is the oldest large-scale holiday lighting event in Southern California. The street's majestic cedars are decorated. with thousands of lights. Information: (626) 794-4230

Whittier Christmas Parade -- Whittier (Uptown)
This parade hails the holiday season with marching bands, drill teams, floats, and antique and classic cars. Information: (562) 696-2662

A Southern California Christmas -- City of Industry (Homestead Museum)
Historic Californian Christmas traditions are explored through music, theatrical performances, and historic house tours. Information: (626) 968-8492

Rancho Los Cerritos Christmas Open House -- Long Beach (4600 Virginia Road)
Rancho Los Cerritos invites friends and neighbors to a free and festive afternoon where it will showcase the decorated adobe and guests can take self-guided tours through the house. Santa Claus will surely visit, and free refreshments, storytelling, and live music will be provided throughout the afternoon. Children have opportunity to batter piñatas. Information: (562) 570-1755.

South Gate Children's Christmas Lane Parade -- South Gate
Featuring scores of floats, marching bands, celebrities , equestrian brigades, Miss South Gate, and Santa Claus himself. Information: (323) 567-1203

Las Posadas -- Los Angeles (Olvera Street)
This traditional Mexican festival and procession down Olvera Street is a beautiful reenactment of the nine day journey of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem.  It is depicted each evening with singing and a candlelight procession.  Free food, drink, and candy. Information: (213) 625-5045

Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration -- Performing Arts Center - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
A six-hour event featuring music, dance and theatre by local artists. Information: (213) 974-1396 or (213) 972-3099

New Year's Festival-Annual New Year’s Carnival Fair -- Los Angeles (Whittier Blvd & Atlantic Ave)
Families from Mexico, Caribbean, Central & South-America (total of 21 Latin countries) attend this free festival to celebrate the New Year. Enjoy live musical groups, arts & crafts; traditional foods & beverages; carnival rides & games; services and products provided by community/businesses. Information: (323) 962-4760



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