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.
A guide to the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016
Every year we don our gay apparel (still too tight from Thanksgiving dinner) and head to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The best Christmas shows and Nutcrackers in Los Angeles
The holidays are a time for family and friends to come together, and what better way to get in the festive spirit than with a Christmas show?
Where to hear and go Christmas caroling in Los Angeles
Belt out classic Christmas songs or hum along to traditional hymns at these performances.
A guide to SantaCon 2016
SantaCon is a holiday celebration with a pretty simple premise. Get a whole bunch of people to dress up like Santa Claus and hit the town.
December 2016 events calendar for Los Angeles
The holidays are here for real and they've taken over our December 2016 events calendar.
Holiday gift guide
Shop local this year with our 100% made-in-L.A. holiday gift guide
You can give gorgeous, handcrafted gifts and support small-operation, local businesses in one fell swoop this holiday season.
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
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.
White elephant and secret santa holiday gift ideas
Make it easy on yourself with these top gender-neutral gifts.
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.
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.
Where to go for pictures with Santa in Los Angeles
Whether for your Christmas cards or a keepsake, here are the best places to get a picture with Santa.
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
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.