December 2018 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our December 2018 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, holiday festivals and our favorite concerts

Photograph: Courtesy Los Angeles Downtown Center Business Improvement District

After endless, premature teases from retailers, the holidays are here for real and they’ve taken over our December 2018 events calendar. Dive into the spirit of giving with a stop at one of the best gift shops in L.A. or channel your altruistic side with these volunteer opportunities. If you’re not stuck showing your visiting relatives around town, maybe consider making an escape to one of our favorite weekend getaways. Whatever your plans are—even if you’re feeling like a bit of a grinch—you’ll find plenty of activities to take advantage of in our December events calendar.

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Christmas in Los Angeles

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.

By: Time Out editors


The W

Can you please tell me what kind of activities Us people mostly do on Christmas Day

Jim T

Hi.. Looking for concerts and fun LA and Santa Monica - venues for Holiday week 2016 from Christmas till New Years.

Any concerts or events out there... seems totally dead...