Fill up your calendar with the most exciting Christmas events happening in the City of Angels this December. Here are our top three for the whole family.
Snow in Los Angeles
Yes, you read that correctly. Thanks to technology, we can now have fun in the snow, too, for a limited time and minus the frostbite!
Experience snow in forever sunny Los Angeles when you drop by at Snow LA at Elysian Park. The pop-up park promises 10,000 square feet of artificial snow and snow tubing, complete with trees frosted with icicles, snowcaps, and decorative lights.
Go ice skating all day at ICE located in downtown Santa Monica. The super cool 8,000-square-foot outdoor rink lets you take ice skating lessons, play or watch broomball games, and chill with a hot cup of chocolate in your private cabana. This ice paradise is open until Martin Luther King Day.
L.A. Zoo Lights
After giving serious goosebumps last Halloween, the Los Angeles Zoo is decked all out this time with bright lights and festive tunes until the 8th of January 2018.
Among many exciting things, the L.A. Zoo Lights features "ZOOray for Hollywood," which is a sparkling tunnel that showcases the iconic city landmarks, plus a chance to take a selfie with Santa Claus and one of his reindeers (hopefully, it’s Rudolf), which would be an absolute treat for the little kids and the young at heart, too.
Enchanted: Forest of Lights
If you’ve been to Descanso Gardens during the day and have found it breathtaking then, try visiting the park’s Christmas display at night and you’ll surely be at a loss for words. The promising presentation boasts of 10 illuminated installations that can be found all over the sprawling botanical garden.
Dubbed Enchanted: Forest of Lights, the lights and sounds were designed to be interactive and to encourage visitors to explore the area and stomp their feet to the various beats they’ll hear. Must-see installation works include “Celestial Shadows” by Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu, and “Aqueous” by Jen Lewin.