The Downtown park is taking advantage of winter’s ever-shortening daylight with a light-up activation that brings a bit of warmth to the area. For most of December, Winter Glow will complement the park’s traditional holiday decor with hands-on displays of all sizes.
For the second year, the art, projection and light display will feature works from local artists and organizations. This time around, Winter Glow will expand to the renovated Music Center Plaza across the street, as well.
Winter Glow doesn’t bring anywhere near the same sense of awe you’ll find at L.A.’s more ambitious lights displays. While we appreciate the gesture of incorporating local artists’ works, in practice it means there’s a dim patchwork of little installations instead of a cohesive, all-over-the-park glow of lights. But it’s hard to argue with the cost: free. It’s not as much of a destination compared to competing ticketed displays, but if you’re in the area in the evening, it’s worth a stroll through the park.
Grand Park’s Winter Glow runs from December 6 to 25, from sunset to 10pm each night. Admission is free and easily accessible via the Civic Center/Grand Park Station on Metro’s Red and Purple Lines. Check out our video below from last year’s debut.