Snow sledding here in California! Photo courtesy of Marina del Rey Visitors Bureau
Snow sledding here in California! Photo courtesy of Marina del Rey Visitors Bureau

Ultimate List of Free LA Holiday Events: 50 Free Christmas & Hanukkah Things To Do

Christmas is that magical time of year when there are more fabulous things to do in LA than any reasonable family could possibly do in a month. So how to weed through and pick your holiday activities? One way is to head straight for the free events! Between boat parades, tree lighting, and Santa Claus visits, there is plenty to get Nutcracking on with—and that's before we even start with the menorahs and dreidels. You can save your cash for the stocking stuffers by filling your festive days and evenings with these free, fun holiday outings.

L.A. Union Station
800 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Drive, Neiman Marcus - Bloomingdale's Courtyard
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Palisades Village
1067 N. Swarthmore Ave
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Janss Marketplace
275 N Moorpark Rd East
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Via Rodeo
Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Downtown Sierra Madre
Sierra Madre, CA

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier Merry Go-Round Deck
Santa Monica, CA

6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

The Music Center Plaza
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Downtown San Pedro
13th Street & Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA

Montebello City Hall
1600 West Beverly Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

South Bay Galleria
1815 Hawthorne Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Pasadena Playhouse
39 S El Molino
Pasadena, CA 91101

Town Plaza
at the intersection of Culver Blvd. and Van Buren Pl
Culver City, CA 90232

Malibu Jewish Center
24855 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

Sherman Oaks Galleria
15301-15303 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Dana Wharf
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

Norwalk Town Square
11633 The Plaza
Norwalk, CA 90650

Main Street
2612 Main Street from Bay Street to Pier Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Downtown Burbank - Burbank City Hall
275 E Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91502

Montana Avenue
from 6th to 17th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403

695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

The Marketplace
2961 El Camino Real
Tustin/ Irvine, CA 92782

The Banning Museum
401 East M Street
Wilmington, CA

Shoreline Village
Shoreline Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802

Montebello City Park
1301 W. Whittier Blvd
Montebello, CA

Rolling Hills Estates, including Promenade on the Peninsula
550 Deep Valley Dr (route travels along Silver Spur Road and Deep Valley Drive)
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Pershing Square
532 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Burton W. Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

El Segundo
Main Street from Imperial to El Segundo Ave
El Segundo, CA

Tweedy Blvd
California Ave to Pinehurst Ave.
South Gate, CA 90280

Shoppes at Westlake Village
30770 Russell Ranch Rd,
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Vroman's Hastings Ranch
3729 E Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107

Ventura Harbor Village
1583 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001

Vroman's Hastings Ranch
3729 E. Foothill Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107

Marina del Rey Main Channel
13650 Mindanao Way viewing at Burton Chace Park
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Burton Chace Park
4701 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Marine Emporium Landing
3600 S. Harbor Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93035

Redondo Pier
100 Fisherman’s Wharf
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Daisy Avenue
Hill Street to Pacific Coast Highway.
Long Beach, CA

Altadena Public Library
600 E Mariposa Street
Altadena, CA 91001

King Harbor Marina
208 Yacht Club Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Dockweiler Youth Center
12505 Vista del Mar
Playa del Rey, CA 90293

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Naples Island
5537 The Toledo
Long Beach, CA 90803

Community Center
1605 E. Burnley Street
Camarillo, CA 93010

Homestead Museum
15415 East Don Julian Road
City of Industry, CA 91745

Uptown Whittier, ending near Whittier Community Center.
7630 Washington Ave
Whittier , CA

Candy Cane Lane
1200 Acacia
El Segundo, CA 90245

Huntington Harbor
16889 Algonquin St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Malibu Country Mart
3835 Cross Creek Road
Malibu, CA 90265

Little Tokyo, including Japanese Village Plaza
335 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Devonshire Avenue
from Topanga Canyon Boulevard to Lurline Avenue
Chatsworth, CA

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

The Point
850 S Sepulveda Blvd
El Segundo, CA 90245

Cameron's Library (Orange Room Inside) L.A. Care Family Resource Center
3111 W. Century Blvd.. Suite 100
Inglewood, CA 90303

Pirate's Cove
2900-2998 T St
Newport Beach, CA 92661

Third Street Promenade
1300 Block of the Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Farmers Market
6333 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

Hermosa Beach Pier
1 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach , CA

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sherman Oaks Galleria
15301 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Scarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific - 9:00 AM Pick
Peek-a-Boo Stroll-Thru: A Puppet Marvel!
Bob Baker Marionette Theater - 10:00 AM Pick
Knott's Taste of Fall-O-Ween
Knott's Berry Farm - 12:00 PM Pick
The Frida Cinema 2020 Pop-Up Drive-In
Various Locations, including Zion Lutheran Church & School - 8:30 PM Pick
Newport Dunes Drive-In Movies
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort - 8:30 PM Pick
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