It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Why not spend it in Los Angeles?

‘Tis the season! Between our year-round perfect weather and constant event schedules, it’s easy for Angelenos to forget that holidays are among us. While it may be sunny in December, there are still a couple of local winter wonderlands that are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.

From snow activations and interactive walkthroughs to light displays and photos with Saint Nick himself, we’ve put together a list of the city’s best holiday happenings. Keep scrolling for the merriest events around (in no particular order), and be sure to check back every couple of days for updates.

Christmas at The Grove (Beverly Grove): Head over to The Grove to kick off the holiday season. Even though the popular outdoor mall will not be hosting their annual holiday party, guests can still see the iconic towering Christmas tree, experience nightly snowfall with festive tunes and even an appearance from Santa Claus himself!
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, 90036
Tickets: Free Admission

Christmas at The Americana at Brand (Glendale): The Glendale shopping center is no longer hosting its annual tree lighting celebration, however, guests can still visit to see their signature decorated tree. To celebrate the holidays, The Americana at the Brand will be covered with festive decor and more. Santa Claus will also be making appearances along the center’s iconic trolley.
When: Friday, Now through Friday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Where: The Americana at Brand, 189 Americana Way, Glendale, 91210
Tickets: Free Admission