Places in L.A. Where it Feels like the Holidays

Arlene Rutenberg


While Los Angeles is not often synonymous with cozy nights by the fire or a snowfall on Christmas morning, there are ways to increase the holiday-feels this season. Check out this list of the best L.A. spots where it feels like the holidays!

The Grove

Your shopping experience has now been transformed into a winter wonderland. From a 100-foot twinkling Christmas tree, to a trip to Santa’s house, kids will revel in this magical ambiance. A perfect place for family photos, the Grove and Farmer’s Market are not only two of the top tourist destinations in town, but are now a holiday haven for everyone to enjoy.

Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square

If you thought that Los Angeles would not be able to create its own “winter wonderland,” you will be pleasantly surprised to see that it not only exists, but it lies within the heart of downtown. This outdoor skating rink combines the perfect, cozy holiday feel within the cityscape as you skate among L.A.’s tallest buildings. In true Los Angeles fashion, don’t miss the Silent Disco Skate, or any of the DJ nights!

Beverly Hills

Watch the most famous streets of LA come alive with festive light and geometric sculpture displays this holiday season. Looking to fit in a little more shopping during this busy time of year? Enjoy extended shopping hours Friday and Saturday evenings so you can easily check off everyone on your list! 

L.A. Zoo Lights

Happening now through January 7th, experience the zoo like you never have before! The 3rd annual L.A. Zoo Lights, where glowing animal structures illuminate the Los Angeles sky, is now in full effect for the season. Complete with photo ops with Santa, an incredible water show, real reindeer and delicious holiday treats, this is sure to be a unique and memorable experience for the whole family.

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