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Christmas 2023 in Los Angeles

Your guide to Christmas events and activities in Los Angeles, including lights, local gifts, festive movies and more

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano

While we may not be dreaming of a white Christmas in Los Angeles (except for that day the other year when it totally snowed), we can certainly look forward to more than a few Christmas lights on palm trees. Like Santa’s elves, we’re constantly working on putting together a list of the best Christmas events, activities, movies and songs for this most magical time of year—so keep checking back throughout the season. Don’t miss out on these holiday events because before you know it New Year’s Eve planning will be in full swing and then it’ll be back to work (or whatever pays for all your year-end partying). Merry Christmas!

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Christmas falls on a Monday in 2023 (and it’s on December 25, obviously).

Christmas events and activities in Los Angeles

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