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Christmas events in Los Angeles

Your guide to the best Christmas events and activities in L.A., from tree lightings to holiday performances

Photograph: Courtesy Los Angeles Ballet

You won't find snow-covered trees and below-zero temperatures in LA, but there are still plenty of Christmas events and holiday activities to get you in the festive mood—even when it's 70 and sunny in December. From meeting Santa and his (real) reindeer to singing Christmas carols and scooping up crafty gifts at holiday markets—our list of the city's best events and things to do this season will help make L.A. a winter wonderland all month long.

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Our favorite Christmas events and holiday activities

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice

The annual L.A. Kings  ice skating rink returns to L.A. Live this year—along with four other locations around Southern California. At L.A. Live, skate around the dazzling Christmas tree that stands in the middle of the outdoor rink, and take in an LED holiday light show on the huge screens around the plaza. The rest of the locations include the Westfield Topanga, Battleship Iowa, Redondo Beach Marina and the Pike in Downtown Long Beach.

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Westfield Topanga , Woodland Hills Until Monday February 20 2017