Christmas Weekend Things To Do in Los Angeles with Kids: Nutcracker, Disney on Ice, Christmas Lights

Lights and snow are by the beach at Snow N Glow. Photo courtesy of Mommy Poppins
Lights and snow are by the beach at Snow N Glow. Photo courtesy of Mommy Poppins

Looking for the best things to do in Los Angeles Christmas weekend? Here are some events and activities to add to your list for this holiday weekend.

No doubt many of you plan to spend Christmas Day at home with friends and family. For those of you looking for activities outside the home, good news: we're here to help. You can catch Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Disney on Ice, and even the Muppets. There’s snow by the beach at Snow N Glow, a sing-along with Fiddler on the Roof, and two holiday Zoo outings—Christmas at the Santa Barbara Zoo and Zoo Lights at the LA Zoo.

Plus, we’ve got 25 Things To Do on Christmas Day, a list of restaurants that are open on Christmas, and for holiday cheer that continues on into next week, might we suggest some of LA's finest Christmas light displays?

However you choose to celebrate, Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us at Mommy Poppins!

Be sure to check with the venue for its COVID guidelines and requirements before heading out to any event. Many places in LA now require guests to show either proof of vaccination or a negative test; some events are getting canceled or postponed at the last minute due to the latest COVID surge.

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Multiple Laemmle Theatres, including Laemmle Playhouse 7

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Ventura County Fairgrounds

Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights

Daisy Avenue Christmas Lights

Winter Wonderland Simi Valley

Timberdale and Pinedale Roads
Kids Club Concerts at the Grove
The Grove - 10:00 AM Pick
Free Day at the Skirball
Skirball Cultural Center - 12:00 PM
Gene Autry's Birthday
Autry Museum - 12:00 PM
OC Auto Show
Anaheim Convention Center - 4:00 PM
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