Submitted by Roberta B on Tue, 11/03/2015 - 5:59am Winter Holiday Fun for LA FamiliesChristmas or Xmas, Hanukkah or Chanukah, there are plenty of ways for families to enjoy the season around LA and Orange County. Keep checking our Holiday Activities Guide for all of your family's holiday season needs (and whims!). Looking for a tree? A Nutcracker performance? The best neighborhoods to see holiday lights? Where to donate gifts? What to do on Christmas Day? All that and more is in our Holiday Guide. Note that we are currently updating our Holiday Guide for the 2015 season; if you find a post that still has last season's information, check back soon; we'll be updating it as soon as new details are available. Category: Christmas/HanukkahArea/Neighborhood: Los Angeles Holiday Activities and EventsBest Christmas Lights and Awesomely Decorated Homes around Los AngelesLA's Christmas Boat Parades: Newport Beach, the Marina, and MoreHoliday Volunteering: Helping LA Kids Find Their Spirit of Giving18 Hanukkah Celebrations for Kids in LA and Orange CountyBreakfast with Santa: Where LA Kids Can Share a Bagel with Father ChristmasThe Nutcracker for LA and OC Kids at Christmas TimeSanta's Reindeer Romp with Kids at the LA ZooTree Lighting Celebrations That Kick off the Holidays around LAChristmas Trains: All Aboard the Polar Express for Kids in LA, Ventura, & Orange County9 Funky Ways To Take Pictures with Santa Claus - LA Style10 Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in Los Angeles and Orange CountryChristmas Lights Around Mommy Poppins Cities: Holiday Eye Candy!Christmas Light Displays and Dazzling Holiday Decorations around Orange CountyCHILL at the Queen Mary in Long Beach: An Icy Holiday TraditionWinter Fest: Orange County Carnival with a Candy Cane TwistCut Your Own Christmas Tree Farms in Southern CaliforniaHuge Christmas Light Displays near Los Angeles Worth a Holiday DriveToys for Tots, Spark of Love, and Other Holiday Toy Donations for ChildrenWhat's Open on Christmas Day in Los Angeles: 14 Things To Do with KidsSanta Claus Phone Calls, Emails & Videos: Mostly Free High-Tech Holiday Magic For Kids6 Holiday Shows that Aren't The Nutcracker: Christmas Carol, Panto, and Frozen on IceSnow Sledding and Tubing for Los Angeles and SoCal KidsLA's Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks from Downtown to Thousand OaksLiving Christmas Trees - LA's Green Christmas Choice35 Things To Do around LA When Everyone Else Goes Away for ChristmasSnow Schools and Ski Lessons for Los Angeles KidsSand Sledding: Winter Fun on the Sand Berms at Venice BeachRose Parade Float Viewing, Decorating, Horses, and Bands—without Going to the Parade12 Things To Do on New Year's Day in Los AngelesThings To Do New Year's Eve with Kids in LA and OCChristmas at the Missions: Holiday History for LA and SoCal KidsGift Ideas: Experience Gifts for Los Angeles KidsHow To Recycle Your Christmas Tree in LAFirst Thanksgiving Recipes to Make Today - Kids Can Help Prepare!