Wander through the twinkling lights and amazing animals at Zoo Lights. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Zoo
Wander through the twinkling lights and amazing animals at Zoo Lights. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Zoo

50+ Favorite Holiday and Christmas Activities in Los Angeles in 2021

You must have all been very good boys and girls, because Santa's bag is full of fun holiday and Christmas activities for families. After a lean holiday season last year, 2021 promises stockings overflowing with theme parks dressed up in their holiday finest, traditional holiday parades, boat parades, holiday shows, and other beloved holiday traditions. We can barely keep up with all the fun things to do in Los Angeles during the holidays—and this year they're all live and in-person!

Got a light? We've got plenty, both the tree and menorah lighting kind. Southern California is all aglow, with seasonal light displays and walk-thru experiences. There's even a rumor that Santa Claus is coming to town.

Bookmark this page—we'll update it with amazing new Christmas activities as we learn about them. For more holiday family fun don't miss our Holiday Events and Christmas Activities Guide for Los Angeles, which is packed with every possible Santa sighting, lighting display, tree lighting, Christmas train, Hanukkah festival, Nutcracker ballet, and so much more!

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Places featured in this article:


Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

New Hope Community Church

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Centre At Sycamore Plaza

Glendora Chamber of Commerce

Griffith Park and Southern Railroad

Southern California Railway Museum

Southern California Live Steamers Station

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum
Holiday Treats for the Animals
Aquarium of the Pacific - 9:00 AM Pick
Sand Snowman Contest
Hermosa Beach - 9:00 AM Pick
Montana Ave. Holiday Walk
Montana Avenue - 10:00 AM Pick
Tamale Festival
Portola Park - 10:00 AM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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