Holiday Lighting Celebrations in Los Angeles: Christmas Tree Lightings, Menorah Lightings, and Fireworks!

Is this really America's tallest fresh-cut Christmas tree? Check it out live and see! Photo courtesy of Citadel Center
Is this really America's tallest fresh-cut Christmas tree? Check it out live and see! Photo courtesy of Citadel Center

Get ready to deck the Southland halls, walls, trees, skies, and more with Christmas tree lightings, menorah lightings, and fireworks! As the holidays get rolling, there are plenty of opportunities to snap photos with Santa, take in a boat parade, and marvel at some spectacular neighborhood holiday lights and Candy Cane Lanes, but the best way to kick it all off is with a good old-fashioned tree lighting (or menorah lighting) ceremony. Communities all over Los Angeles and Orange County have their own traditions—including caroling, cocoa, fireworks, and much more. Pick whichever of the locations below is nearest to you, and go rock around a Christmas tree!

We'll keep adding more below as communities make their plans. Check our events calendar and sign up for our weekly newsletter to keep up with the latest info. For more holiday events and activities, check our Guide to Holiday and Christmas Events for Los Angeles Families.

Please note: since Hanukkah comes on the late side this year (ending in a Chrismakkuh convergence!), most menorah lighting events have yet to post their info. We will update this post as more information becomes available.

 

Places featured in this article:


Downtown Covina, including Heritage Plaza

Old Town Newhall Library

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center

Centre At Sycamore Plaza

New Hope Community Church
Holiday Treats for the Animals
Aquarium of the Pacific - 9:00 AM Pick
CicLAvia -South LA
Multiple Hubs - 9:00 AM Pick
Santa Boat Rides
Dana Wharf - 10:00 AM Pick
71st Annual Downey Christmas Parade
Downey Avenue - 1:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides