December in Los Angeles
This December, go out and explore all of the swanky, playful, tasty, adventurous events LA has to offer. Dust off those cute chunky sweaters you’ve been storing under your bed, the scarfs you’ve been dying to wear, and even your winter jackets because ladies and gentlemen of Los Angeles, we have snow!
PERSHING SQUARE ICE RINK
Through January 6, 2020
In the heart of downtown LA, Pershing Square outdoor ice skating rink is officially open and hand-holding, kids laughing, and perhaps some ice disco dancing are encouraged.
Making Mammy: A Caricature of Black Womanhood, 1840–1940
Through March 1, 2020
Curated by Tyree Boyd-Pates, Taylor Bythewood-Porter, and Brenda Stevenson this exhibition explores the embellishments of southern plantation hierarchies and the portrayal of black womanhood. Making Mammyexposes the misrepresentation of African American women depicted in film and literature from 1840 to 1940.
California Africa American Museum | caamuseum.org
Rolling Loud Festival
Banc of California Stadium Grounds
Two-Day Pass $250 | rollingloud.com
Frozen the Musical
December 4–February 2
Hollywood Pantages Theatre
Tickets $69–$295 | hollywoodpantages.com
Tickets $50–$80 | staplescenter.com
St. Alban’s Road| San Marino
San Marino is known for having the oldest, tallest pine trees in LA. For the holidays, they are strung with lights.
Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge
The Enchanted Forest of Light is back again. Stroll through the luminous gardens through January. Lights go on at sunset.
Tickets $30 | descansogardens.org
Candy Cane Lane | Woodland Hills
The entire neighborhood joins in for impressive light displays at this local holiday decoration hotspot.
Mission Inn Hotel & Spa| Riverside
Celebrating the holidays, the 27thannual Festival of Lights kicked off on November 29. Highlights are fireworks, carolers, special Santa Claus appearances, horse-drawn carriage rides, freshly fallen snow, gourmet cupcakes, and several brightly decorated Christmas trees. There will also be a New Year’s celebration.
Special Room packages are available from $290 to $1,430 | missioninn.com
NEW YEAR’S EVE
Cleopatra’s New Year’s Eve Ball
The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
Tickets $60–$2,000 | newyearsla.com
Yamashiro Nye 2020
Tickets $109 | yamashirohollywood.com
Roarin’ 2020 New Year’s Party
The event takes place in a private mansion that once belonged to Frank Sinatra in Woodland Hills.
Tickets $200–$500 | roarin2020.com