While we may not be dreaming of a white Christmas here in Los Angeles, we can certainly look forward to tons of shopping and more than a few Christmas lights on palm trees. We've gathered together a list of the best Christmas events, activities, movies and songs for this most magical time of year. If it's shopping you're after, we have the ultimate holiday gift guide and some great stocking stuffer ideas. 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 partying). Merry Christmas!
Christmas events in Los Angeles
Christmas events, performances and things to do in LA
You won't find snow-covered trees and below-zero temperatures in LA, but there are still plenty of Christmas events.
Where to see Christmas lights in Los Angeles
In between a deluge of Christmas activities and frantic shopping trips, take the time to check out these twinkling neighborhoods.
Where to go ice skating in Los Angeles
In between a deluge of Christmas events and frantic shopping trips, take the time to check out these twinkling neighborhoods.
Holiday markets in Los Angeles
Fed up with mass-produced merchandise and stuffy, crowded stores? Try a holiday market instead.
Six Christmas Day movies to see in theaters
Check out our guide to six Christmas Day movies to see in theaters on opening day.
December 2015 events calendar
After endless, premature teases from retailers, the holidays are here for real and they've taken over our December 2015 events calendar.
SantaCon is a holly jolly good time in Los Angeles
The red tide of jolly Santas took to the streets, and bars, for another year of festivities in Los Angeles
Christmas for kids
The best Christmas plays in Los Angeles
What better way to get in the festive spirit than with a Christmas play?
Where to hear and go Christmas caroling in Los Angeles
Belt out classic Christmas songs—or, if you're feeling shy, leave the caroling to the pros.
More ways to celebrate Christmas
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.
Grocery stores open on Christmas in LA
Need a last minute ingredient? These grocery stores have you covered.
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.
The best LA Christmas ornaments
Los Angeles may have the nickname of "Tinseltown," but at Christmas time, it's all about the ornaments.
Where to eat Christmas dinner in LA
Skip the at-home turkey basting and dine out instead
The best holiday movie screenings from now until Christmas day
These Christmas movies are playing at some of the best theaters in LA
Where to have Christmas brunch in LA
Take a break from unwrapping presents with a fantastic Christmas brunch at these festive LA restaurants
Santa will have a full moon backdrop for the first time since 1977
Christmas will have some extra light to guide him this year
15 Christmas tree fails on Instagram
Some of these are worse than Charlie Brown's Christmas tree
The best local charities to donate to in LA
Spread the wealth during the holiday season with these 10 fantastic local organizations
Holiday gift guide
White elephant and secret santa holiday gift ideas
Make it easy on yourself with these top gender-neutral gifts.
The best LA experiences to give as gifts
Give your friends and family gifts that create memories (instead of clutter) like these only-in-LA experiences
The best gifts for men
Whether the guys on your list are dapper or dudely, these gifts for men are ones they won't want to return.
The best Christmas gifts for women
We’ve done the shopping for you with these great Christmas gifts for women.
The best funny gifts for the holiday season
We found the best funny gifts that are perfect for everyone on your holiday list.
25 stocking stuffer ideas for $25 or less
This Christmas, stuff your family's stockings with something other than gift cards and candy. There's so much potential in stocking stuffers: think small gifts with big personality.
See more of our past Christmas coverage
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 LA 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
Head to these bakeries for all your holiday cookie needs.
Best gift shops in LA 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.
Artisans in LA show off their handmade wares
Meet 13 local artisans and shop their hand-crafted wares—you'll never give a boring gift again.
The best ugly Christmas sweaters
Shop our picks of the season's hilarious knits, sure to stand out at any ugly sweater party.