With gorgeous weather and endless entertainment options, the holidays in Los Angeles are like no other city. From classic Christmas music concerts to dazzling light displays and outdoor ice skating, read our guide and learn about some of the fun things to do in LA this season. We have complied some of the best Los Angeles holiday events and activities that will keep you joyfully warm throughout the season.

The Grove

Santa lives at the Grove during Christmas in Los Angeles. We swear.

Located adjacent to the Original Farmer’s Markets, the Grove turns into a magical Christmas wonderland.

It’s decorated with lights and ornaments. Reindeers and Santa can be found flying over the famous dancing fountain. And kids can visit Santa’s Workshop and meet the big guy in red.

A tree lighting ceremony occurs yearly at the Grove for their 100-foot tree. Along with performers, carolers, and other entertainment.

Every night, it snows at the Grove. For one hour. Can it get any more magical?


If there is any time of year that Hollywood is sparkling with magic -outside of Academy Award night- it’s Christmas time. Hollywood Blvd is filled with Christmas lights and decorations.

On a cold evening in the middle of Hollywood Blvd, you will feel the spirit of Christmas in Los Angeles.

LA Live at Crypto.com Arena

Ice Skating at LA Live opens up during the holidays in Los Angeles. You can skate around a huge Christmas tree and sparkling lights. Get in the festive spirit of Christmas.

This is a great spot for family night. Grab dinner or lunch at one of their many restaurants. Then head out to the ice skating rink for some fun.

Many events do occur at LA Live and Crypto.com Arena this year. You’ll want to plan accordingly.

There are tons of fun things to do in LA during the holiday season. Book one of our rooms today if you are trying to stay close to all these options. Our Topper Motel rooms are clean and comfortable, so you can plan your next LA adventure in peace.