If you're doing your Christmas shopping while in Los Angeles, there are many unique boutiques where you'll find unusual gifts, but if you want to be sure to find something one-of-a-kind, LA's many art walks are a treasure hunter's dream. This week there are First Thursday Art Walks in San Pedro and Laguna Beach. This Friday, you can check out original art and crafts at the Abbot Kinney First Friday Art Walk in Venice Beach or at First Friday in Bixby Knolls in Long Beach, and Santa Ana is the place to be for the First Saturday Art Walk. Events will be decked for the holidays and add strolling carolers and possible Santa sightings for the kids as well as festive refreshments like cocoa and candy canes.
Get the details on all the art walks throughout the month in my guide to LA Art Walks and Studio Tours.
Photos: Wooden roses at the Downtown LA Art Walk; Carolers at First Fridays in Bixby Knolls © 2010 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com