Christmas in Los Angeles

Your guide to Christmas events and activities in Los Angeles, including a holiday gift guide, the best Christmas movies and fun ways to warm up

Photograph: Courtesy Cameron Venti

While we may not be dreaming of a white Christmas in Los Angeles (except for that day last year when it totally snowed), we can certainly look forward to more than a few Christmas lights on palm trees. The holidays will certainly look a bit different this year, but we’re still working on gathering together a list of the best Christmas events, activities, movies and songs for this most magical time of year. Don’t miss out on these holiday events because before you know it New Year’s Eve planning will be in full swing (maybe) and then it’ll be back to work (or whatever pays for all your at-home partying). Merry Christmas!

Christmas events and activities in Los Angeles

Christmas events in Los Angeles
Things to do

Christmas events in Los Angeles

There are plenty of Christmas events and holiday activities to get you in the festive mood.

Where to see Christmas lights in L.A.
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Where to see Christmas lights in L.A.

Take the time to check out these twinkling neighborhoods and attractions.

Holiday markets in Los Angeles
Shopping

Holiday markets in Los Angeles

Fed up with mass-produced merch and crowded stores? Try a holiday market instead.

These L.A. bars are selling holiday cocktails to-go
Bars

These L.A. bars are selling holiday cocktails to-go

This year we can enjoy some festive vibes at home.

What you need to know about the Hollywood Christmas Parade
Things to do

What you need to know about the Hollywood Christmas Parade

Every year we don our gay apparel (still too tight from Thanksgiving dinner) for this Walk of Fame tradition.

See more in our December events calendar
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See more in our December events calendar

The holidays are here for real and they’ve taken over our December events calendar.

More ways to celebrate Christmas

11 holiday gifts to pick up that support Los Angeles stores and institutions
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11 holiday gifts to pick up that support Los Angeles stores and institutions

Find the perfect present while keeping your favorite businesses going at the same time.

Where to buy Christmas trees in Los Angeles
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Where to buy Christmas trees in Los Angeles

Start decorating with a tree from one of these places, including real, fake and live trees, along with places where you can cut your own.

The best local charities to donate to in L.A.
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The best local charities to donate to in L.A.

Spread the wealth during the holiday season with these 10 fantastic local organizations 

The 50 best Christmas movies
Movies

The 50 best Christmas movies

Roast a chestnut, nog an egg and settle in with some cookies and milk to Time Out’s top Christmas movies.

See more of our past Christmas coverage

13 winter cocktails to keep you warm and fuzzy
Bars

13 winter cocktails to keep you warm and fuzzy

We scoured LA's best bars to find the drinks that make you want to curl up by the fire and get toasted.

12 L.A. beers of Christmas
Bars

12 L.A. beers of Christmas

Here are 12 holiday beers from local breweries that are just as tasty as they are festive.

Where to find the best Christmas cookies
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Where to find the best Christmas cookies

Head to these bakeries for all your holiday cookie needs.

Best gift shops in L.A. for anyone on your list
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Best gift shops in L.A. for anyone on your list

We searched the city for the best gift shops and bring you the top places for the next time you need to buy a present.

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