45 Best Holiday Activities and Christmas Events in Los Angeles for Kids in 2022

Snow in Santa Monica? It's part of the holiday magic. Photo courtesy of the City of Santa Monica
Snow in Santa Monica? It's part of the holiday magic. Photo courtesy of the City of Santa Monica

Looking for all the best holiday events in Los Angeles this year? Look no further. From the thousands of Christmas events and holiday activities taking place this year, we've managed to crop our list to the top 45 family favorites.

This year Santa's bag is overflowing with fun holiday activities and Christmas events in Los Angeles for families. This holiday season's stockings are overflowing with theme parks dressed up in their holiday finest, traditional holiday parades, only-in-LA 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 this year.

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

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Places featured in this article:


Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center

Downey Avenue

Southern California Railway Museum

Griffith Park and Southern Railroad

Southern California Live Steamers Station
Free Weekly Storytime at Casa Romantica
Casa Romanitca Cultural Center and Gardens - 10:30 AM
New Library Scavenger Hunt Games
Sun Valley Branch Library - 3:30 PM
Valentine's Day Origami Craft
Felipe de Neve Branch Library - 4:00 PM
Knott’s Peanuts Celebration
Knott's Berry Farm - various times
Lunar New Year at Disneyland
Disney California Adventure Park - various times
Neighborhood Guides
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