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Christmas events in Los Angeles

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

Long Beach Ballet, The Nutcracker
Photograph: Courtesy Long Beach Ballet
By Michael Juliano and Time Out contributors |

You won’t find snow-covered trees and below-zero temperatures in L.A., 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 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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