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THINGS TO DO IN L.A.
SUNDAY 12/24/2017
Festivals, Concerts, Entertainment, Activities, and Other Events in Los Angeles



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DETAILS 07/08/2017 to 12/31/2017 (FEATURED EVENT)
AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE- LOS ANGELES/HOLLYWOOD
20% off- Use Promo Code EYESPYLA


Various locations in the LA area 805-603-5620 - $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people - Turn Los Angeles/Hollywood/Catalina Island/or the Getty Museum into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. ....

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12/08/2017 to 12/23/2017
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
ISLAND PACKERS ANNOUNCES CRUISES FOR 2017, INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

1567 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001 805-642-1393 - Dec 8-23 $10-16; Dec 15-16 $25-35; Dec 26-Apr $38 - Island Packers Announces Cruises for 2017 Parade of Lights, Caroling, Holiday Parties and Whale Watching Island Packers offers a special holiday gathering. Schedule a Ventura Harbor holiday cruise or ....

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12/01/2017 to 12/23/2017
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY MOVIES FROM ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB & TIME OUT

1615 Vine St, Los Angeles, California 90028 - $19.00-29.00 - The masters of outdoor rooftop movie viewing are back this festive season and partnering with Time Out for 19 nights of holiday movies on the roof of the Montalbán in Hollywood from Friday December 1 ....

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12/24/2017
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
58TH ANNUAL FREE LA COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

135 N. Grand Avenue 213-972-3099 - Free - L.A.’s largest holiday celebration is perfect for the whole family!. Join hosts Marisa Ramirez (Blue Bloods) and Brian White (Ray Donovan, Chicago Fire) as over 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance ....

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11/27/2017 to 12/27/2017
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
VISITING TALL SHIP SAILS & CANNON BATTLES

24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 92629 949-496-2274 - $55-$65 - Board and explore three unique historic tall ships this holiday season, including visiting vessels the Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington. Learn about the rich history of these beautiful ships, a ....

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11/25/2017 to 12/30/2017
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
OBJECT: POP-UP SHOP

5814 Wilshire Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90036 - Free - In conjunction with the Handmade LA marketplace and current exhibition The U.S.-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility, the CAFAM Shop is hosting a pop-up by OBJECT, a Tijuana-based shop ....

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11/19/2017 to 01/07/2018
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
ENCHANTED: FOREST OF LIGHT

1418 Descanso Drive La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 (818) 952-4390 - Tickets to “Enchanted” will be timed and must be purchased in advance. They go on sale to the general public October 16 at enchantedla.com. General admission (adults, seniors, children 2–18): $28–$30. Children under 2 are free, but still require a ticket. Descanso Gardens members pay $23–$25 (depending on date and time selected) and tickets can be purchased in a special pre-sale beginning October 2. - Descanso Gardens’ popular light show, “Enchanted: Forest of Light,” returns November 19, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Once again, Descanso Gardens’ hallmark oak trees and botanic collections will be ....

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12/21/2017 to 01/07/2018
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
WINTER FEST OC

88 Fair Drive - Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714-708-1500 - Tickets start at only $10, while they last! - Winter Fest’s giant wonderland of family fun and date night charm is a great value with tickets available starting at only $10. Season passes are also available for all 18 days of Winter Fest to cap ....

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11/17/2017 to 01/07/2018
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
LA ZOO LIGHTS SETS THE ZOO AGLOW WITH WONDER, AWE AND WOW!

5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles 90027 866-949-8007 - $10 - $19.95 - L.A. ZOO LIGHTS, awarded USA Today's "10 Best Zoo Lights" honors in 2015 and 2016, returns for its fourth spectacular year to shimmer for seven weeks of wonder, awe and "wow!" from Friday, November 1 ....

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11/17/2017 to 01/07/2018
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
LA ZOO'S REINDEER ROMP FEATURES LIVE REINDEER, HOLIDAY CRAFTS, KEEPER TALKS, PHOTO OPS AND MORE

5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, 90027 213-644-4200 - $16 - $21 - The L.A. Zoo presents the only opportunity in Los Angeles to see a herd of live reindeer at its Reindeer Romp holiday celebration, which debuts Friday, November 17, 2017, and runs through Sunday, Jan ....

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11/15/2017 to 01/15/2018
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
PERSHING SQUARE HOLIDAY ICE RINK

532 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 - - Encircled by towering skyscrapers, the stunning pop-up icescape transforms Pershing Square into a winter wonderland with a host of free community and special events, along with a low skate admission ....

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11/18/2017 to 12/18/2017
BLED FOR THE HOUSEHOLD TRUTH

1089 N. Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 855-585-5185 - $40 - Keith doesn't need a roommate, but wants one. He wants a female roommate. Pen needs a place to live - and a lot more. bled for the household truth is a play about intimacy and yearning, and what happ ....

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11/25/2017 to 12/23/2017
SCROOGE!

1125 N Church St, Redlands, CA 92374 (909) 335-3037 - Advance: Adults: $18 and $25, Children (ages 3-11) $9 and $12 - LIFEHOUSE THEATER THE JOYFUL CHRISTMAS FAVORITE
“SCROOGE!” Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” comes to life in this powerful family production enjoyed by thousands throughout Southern Californ ....


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DETAILS 12/14/2017 to 12/23/2017 (FEATURED EVENT)
MAGICMANIA: A HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF MAGIC!
use code EYESPY for $20 tickets!!


1211 4th st. Santa Monica, Ca 90401 3104502849 - $40 - MagicMania: A holiday festival of Magic in Santa Monica: nine different shows, 35 different acts, over two weekends. Featuring the world’s greatest award-winning magicians and variety acts from The  ....

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12/06/2017 to 12/23/2017
CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL

1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, 93001 805-667-2900 - $40-$65 - Rubicon Theatre Company kicks off its 20th Anniversary Season with the return of the critically-acclaimed holiday hit CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Nor ....

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11/11/2017 to 12/24/2017
SANTA PHOTOS AT BREA MALL

1065 Brea Mall, Brea, CA 92821 6023690517 - - It's time for holiday photos with Santa. Santa will be at the Center Court ....

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12/13/2017 to 12/24/2017
LYTHGOE FAMILY PANTO'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – A CHRISTMAS ROSE

300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 626-449-7360 - $29+ - December 13 -24, 2017 Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP)
in association with Pasadena Playhouse
presents
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – A CHRISTMAS ROSE
Book by Kris Lythgoe
Choreographed by Mandy Moore (La La Land ....


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11/18/2017 to 12/24/2017
SANTA PORTRAITS AT MONTCLAIR PLACE

5060 E Montclair Plaza Ln Montclair, CA 91763 - Cost Varies - Bring the family to enjoy one of the most beloved traditions of the season and have your holiday memories preserved with Santa at Montclair Place from November 18 - December 24. On select dates, pets ....

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11/10/2017 to 12/24/2017
PHOTOS WITH SANTA (INCLUDING FAST PASS)

24201 West Valencia Blvd. Suite 150, Valencia CA 91355 661.254.0213 - Photo packages start at $24.99. - Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa has arrived at Westfield Valencia Town Center this holiday season, while his elves are hard at work back at the North Pole prepping for the big day. Be sure to make a holiday visit ....

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12/24/2017
CHRISTMAS EVE AT UCC

5831 W. Centinela Ave. Los Angeles, 90045 3106704747 - Free - One child. One world. One hope. He will be called holy. During Christmas, the symbols remind us that hope begins with a child, born into humble circumstances and lacking privilege, but with the promi ....

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11/10/2017 to 12/24/2017
SANTA CLAUS INCLUDING FAST PASS

6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard Canoga Park CA 91303 818.594.8732 - 25+ - Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa has arrived at Westfield Topanga & The Village this holiday season, while his elves are hard at work back at the North Pole prepping for the big day. Be sure to make a holiday visit ....

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12/08/2017 to 12/24/2017
HOLIDAY CHARITABLE GIFT WRAP

6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Canoga Park, CA 91303 818.306.5956 - - Need your presents wrapped with care? Visit our gift wrapping station benefiting local organizations. The station will be located at Level 1 at Topanga near Islands Restaurant. Gift wrapping will be ....

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12/24/2017
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT MICHELIN-STARRED PATINA

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 141 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-3331 - $110 Four-Course & $160 Six-Course Prix-Fixe - Enjoy a four or six-course Christmas Eve dinner at the Michelin-starred Patina from Chef Andreas Roller. The dinner includes a complimentary amuse bouche and special holiday wine pairings (additional ....

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12/24/2017
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT KENDALL’S BRASSERIE

135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-7322 - $58 Three-Course & $68 Four-Course - Located in the iconic Music Center, Kendall’s is home to Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Bosc, whose menu features dishes inspired by his French regional holiday favorites, along with a special Apple Spi ....

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12/24/2017
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT CAFÉ PINOT

700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 239-6500 - $67 three-courses, $79 four-courses, $89 five-course - Share the merriest meal of all with Executive Chef Viet Pham‘s festive menu and special wine pairings ($29 additional). Menu highlights include Agnolotti with butternut squash, marzipan, almonds, sa ....

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12/24/2017
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT NICK & STEF’S STEAKHOUSE

330 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 680-0330 - $42; a la carte items priced separately - Christmas Eve dinner is made complete with Chef Megan Logan’s Christmas Special—Crispy Skin Duck Breast entrée, served with braised red cabbage, celery root purée, Brussels sprouts, and huckleberry ....

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12/01/2017 to 12/25/2017
SANTASIA - A HOLIDAY COMEDY

13500 Ventura Blvd. 8189902324 - Tickets online: $28; At the door: $40. VIP Packages available - “SANTASIA - A Holiday Comedy” created by Shaun and Brandon Loeser, directed by Shaun Loeser, is celebrating its 18th year. This Off-Broadway Hit and Critics’s Pick laugh out loud annual holiday ro ....

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11/10/2017 to 12/30/2017
INTERACTIVE ART EXHIBIT "HYPOXIA" COMES TO MONTCLAIR PLACE

5060 E Montclair Plaza Ln Montclair, CA 91763 - FREE - Montclair Place welcomes "Hypoxia," an exciting illuminating art experience which will be displayed at the center from November 10 - December 30. Created by Los Angeles-based designer James Peterson, ....

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12/01/2017 to 12/30/2017
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

5250 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood 91601 310-366-5505 - $30. Preview $20. Opening Dec. 2 and 3, $50 (includes reception) - William Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra is rarely produced in Southern California, and it may be because the genre-defying play is one of the Bard’s most complex: It’s a history play, but it take ....

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01/01/2017 to 12/31/2017
NATURE WALK

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - This guided tour of the Madrona Marsh Preserve occurs every fourth weekend of every month. Learn about the flora and fauna that live in our captivating vernal Marsh. You will see how living things in ....

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