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Annual Events Around the Greater Los Angeles Area in December


December is a great time to visit Los Angeles. The city and theme parks are decked out for the holidays, carolers fill the malls and there are shows and spectacles galore to keep locals and visitors entertained.
Naples Christmas Boat Parade

December - Naples Christmas Boat Parade, Long Beach

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Disneyland Christmas Fantasy
DWP Festival of Lights in Griffith Park; 1- 888-LA PARKS (527-2757)
Downtown on Ice, outdoor ice skating at Pershing Square; 1-888-LA PARKS (527-2757) More Outdoor Ice Skating in LA
Pasadena Holiday Look In Home Tour first weekend in December
Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood
Festival Navideño de la Calle Ocho staged on 8th Street at Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles, more than 50,000 Latinos and other celebrants gather at this free festival with arts and crafts, live music, carnival rides, food samples and more. (323) 962-4735
Tournament of Lights in mid-December, the harbor at Marina del Rey hosts a boat parade and fireworks. (310) 822-9455
More Christmas Boat Parades in LA and Orange Counties
LA Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade, Port of LA Main Channel, San Pedro; 310-549-8111, 1-800-831-PORT
Victorian Christmas Celebration at Banning House in Wilmington; 1-888-LA PARKS (527-2757)
Hanukkah Events at various locations around LA
Las Posadas at El Pueblo Historic Site; 213-485-9769
The Nutcracker Ballet at LA and OC theatres
Holiday Plays
L.A. County Holiday Celebration, annual all-day Christmas Eve performance by 35 cultural performance groups
More Los Angeles Holiday Traditions
LA's Most Unusual Holiday Traditions
New Year's Eve Events
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