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December 2020 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our December 2020 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, holiday festivals and our favorite concerts

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Photograph: Courtesy the Music Center/Grand Park N.Y.E.L.A.

After endless, premature teases from retailers, the holidays are here for real and they’ve taken over our December 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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Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
Photograph: Michael Juliano
Things to do, Ice skating

Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

Pershing Square Park, Downtown Financial District

L.A. doesn’t typically seem like much of a winter wonderland, until, that is, you create an ice skating rink right in the midst of Downtown skyscrapers and L.A. icons. Come glide and pretend there’s snow on the ground at Pershing Square’s outdoor holiday skating rink—one of the biggest in the city.

Frozen
Photograph: Courtesy Deen van Meer/Disney
Theater, Musicals

‘Frozen’

Pantages Theatre, Hollywood

Do you want to build a... rainy day fund to save up for tickets to a smash hit Disney-inspired Broadway musical? Good, because Frozen is coming to L.A. The Broadway musical based on the 2013 animated Disney film, will kick off a national tour with a string of fall 2019 performances at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre.

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Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
Photograph: Michael Juliano
Things to do, Ice skating

Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

Pershing Square Park, Downtown Financial District

L.A. doesn’t typically seem like much of a winter wonderland, until, that is, you create an ice skating rink right in the midst of Downtown skyscrapers and L.A. icons. Come glide and pretend there’s snow on the ground at Pershing Square’s outdoor holiday skating rink—one of the biggest in the city. Look out for special events throughout the season, like curling lessons, a silent disco skate and DJ nights.

Photograph: Courtesy Joel Marasigan
Things to do, Ice skating

ICE at Santa Monica

Location T.B.A.,

Located just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, ICE in downtown Santa Monica (1324 5th St) is a full-service 8,000-square-foot outdoor rink. Watch broomball games, take up skating lessons or host a party at the rink and get your own private cabana.

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Christmas lights in Los Angeles: Upper Hastings Ranch.
Photograph: Michael Juliano
Things to do

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.

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