The weather is cooling down and our calendars are filling up! There is so much going in in LA this December. Whether you’re planning a holiday visit to southern California or you live here and just need to get out of the house, here are 11 fun things to do this December.
Go to the Ballet
Is there anything more quintessentially winter than going to the ballet? Get dressed up and catch the Los Angeles Ballet’s performance of the Nutcracker or the Moscow Ballet’s version of this Christmas Classic at the Wiltern.
Watch a Holiday Movie on the Rooftop
The Rooftop Cinema club is hosting 19 holiday movie nights December 1 – 23rd. You’ll sit in a comfy deck chair with your own pair of wireless headphones while surrounding by incredible LA views. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday night!
Christmastime at Harry Potter World
For the first time ever, Christmas is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Universal is tight-lipped about what surprises are in store, but we know that Hogwarts will have holiday projections and new seasonal treats will be released. Accio, fun!
Listen to Carols at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Los Angeles Master Chorale comes to the Walt Disney Concert Hall to sing your favorite Christmas carols. After the show, composer Eric Whitacre and Santa will meet with guests in the lobby. Get your tickets now!
LA Zoo Lights
The LA Zoo is merry and bright with thousands of lights, seasonal treats, and of course, animals this December. Santa might stop by on certain dates, so be sure to check out what all is happening on the date that you bought your ticket for.
Cirque de Soleil: LUZIA
Cirque de Soleil’s newest show LUZIA is coming to Dodger’s Stadium. Set in an imaginary Mexico, this newest show features new acrobatic stunts and stunning visual affects.
Hannukah Festival: LA/LA
Storytelling, music, and classic Hannukah dishes await you at this festival inspired by the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
Meet Santa at Westfield Century City
On Saturday December 9th, 15th, and 23rd head over to Century City for cocoa and a photo with Santa. You’ll get to sip other beverages provided by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and munch on Candy by Sugarfina. 100% of the proceeds go to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, so there’s no reason not to go!
Visit Santa’s Workshop at the Grove
Did you know that Santa’s workshop has a satellite office in the heart of the Grove? Take a break from shopping and admiring the lights to say hi to old Kris Kringle. Trust us – you can’t miss it!
Snow Day LA
Lace up your warmest boots because the 3rd annual Snow Day LA is here! Revel in the “snow” and go tubing, skate around the pop-up rink, and explore the illuminated Penguin Path. Tickets are going fast, so get yours now!
On December 7, the LA Girl Society is hosting a ladies-only happy hour mixer in Downtown LA. RSVP and reserve your space now!
“Our Journey Home” Movie Screening
On December 13, the ladies of The LA Girl Society will be attending a documentary screening of Our Journey Home followed by a panel of public housing experts and/or residents who will take questions from the audience and open up the floor to a conversation about the housing crisis in Los Angeles and the rest of the country. Secure your tickets now!
On December 16 you can join the LA Girl Society for a trip to the Enchanted Forest, a mile-long walk through a forest made of lights. The twinkling lights provide a perfect backdrop for your next Instagram post.
If you need some cheering up this winter, tickets for Downtown LA’s The Happy Place are on sale now as well!