Events are subject to change based on public health restrictions and recommendations. Check event websites for details.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
The Elf on the Shelf's Magical Holiday Journey
1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona
November 12 through January 3
Shrink down to the size of Santa's elves to help them repair Santa's sleigh! This immersive drive-thru experience was crafted by award winning artists and is great for the entire family! They are also collecting toy donations to benefit the "Toys for Tots" and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
World's Tallest Live-cut Christmas Tree
100 Citadel Drive, Los Angeles
November 14 through December 31
The massive white fir tree from Northern California stands 115-feet tall. It's lit with more than 18,000 multi-colored and energy-efficient LED lights and adorned with 10,000 ornaments. Guests can experience falling snow every night at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8.p.m.
750 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles
November 16 through January 3
Billed as the world's largest illuminated interactive holiday display. 16-million beautiful hues of lights illuminate the city skyline and synchronize to your favorite holiday songs at the top of each hour. Free and open to the public.
South Coast Botanic Garden's Glow
26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes
November 21 through January 10
Luscious garden by day, then a gleaming glow party at night! This is the Botanic's first year hosting this event, and they have a lot in store for visitors. The walk will not only feature thousands of lights, but also an artistically curated soundtrack featuring a little something for everyone.
Visions of Holiday Glamour
Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
November 21 through January 3
A new and festive holiday installation brings the great runways of Paris, Milan and New York to the length of the iconic, palm tree-lined Rodeo Drive adding new meaning to the idea of holiday shopping in style.
500 Speedway Drive, Irwindale
November 25 through January 10
Irwindale Speedway gets a magical makeover into a two-mile holiday themed display! This NASCAR racetrack will be festively decorated with attractions like giant holiday treats and a record setting Christmas Tree of lights! Tickets are on their site now!
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills
Every day 5pm to 11pm
November 30 through December 23 & December 26 through December 30
The team that sold out this year's "Haunt'Oween" is bringing the North Pole to SoCal with "WonderLAnd!" This drive thru event will feature millions of lights, one-of-a-kind photo moments, and a super special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! Ticket on their site below.
Contactless Santa Visits at Santa Monica Place
395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica
December 4 through December 24
Santa won't let COVID stop him from delivering joy to all the boys and girls! That's why he's making a pit stop at Santa Monica Place for some contactless photos. The shopping center will also have an array of socially-distanced holiday festivities including sing-along sessions and safe in-person shopping experiences.
Holidays at the Harbor
Dana Point Harbor
November 11 through January 3
Each night throughout the holiday season, the Harbor's magnificent light display will illuminate the evening sky for guests of all ages to enjoy. Themed light exhibits throughout the Harbor will include Candy Cane Lane, a "Merry Kiss Me" arch, lighted trees, and much more.
Knott's Taste of Merry
Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park
November 20 through January 3
While the theme park may be closed, the Christmas spirit still gleams bright at the Knott's Berry Farm! They are giving guests access to over 60 unique food and drink items, and rare, handmade, and personalized gifts from over 23 artisan local crafters, including Knott's famous glassblower and chainsaw carver. Hurry, tickets are already selling out fast!
Holidays at the Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point
November 20 through January 3
Tree lighting ceremony November 21 & 22
'Tis the season to be fancy! Enjoy decadent seasonal meals and teas, as well as various holiday events including a surf contest with Santa! Space is limited for each activity, so make your reservations soon!
Hikari-Festival of Lights
5380 3/4 University Dr., Irvine
November 27 to January 10
Literally meaning "shine" in Japanese, Hikari is a celebration filled with joy and light! Experience acres of farm-themed lighting on trees, scarecrows, tractors, and even sugarcane! The farm is also having special visits from good ole Saint Nick on the weekends!
Christmas Train at Irvine Park Railroad
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road, Orange
November 27 to December 23
All Aboard the train to the North Pole! Join Santa and Mrs. Claus in an enchanting ride through the historic park! Santa's Village will also be open for free at the entrance of the train station. Ticket are on sale now, you won't want to miss this.
Huntington Harbour Boat Parade
December 12 & 13
Fun fact: parade boats naturally social distance! So the 58th annual boat procession is happening this year rain or shine!
Christmas in Color
111 Raging Waters Drive, San Dimas
November 20 through January 3
Grab your friends, family, and furbabies for this amazing ride! Enjoy acres of more than 1.5 million twinkling Christmas lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music! The best part is it's only $30 per car.
Festival of Lights presented by The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
Main Street and Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside
November 27 through January 6
The 28th annual 2020 Festival of Lights will be limited to socially-distanced light displays and decor. There will not be a switch-on ceremony and no vendors, attractions or programming during the event.
Holidays in Your Car
10 W Harbor Blvd., Ventura
November 22 through January 2
Enjoy a mile-and-a-half-long trail of colorful lights while an uplifting soundtrack of holiday music plays in the background. The fairgrounds are also having two holiday live stage shows that you can enjoy from the safety of your vehicle!
Christmas on the Farm
Underwood Family Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark
December 5 through December 6 & December 12 through December 13
Enjoy distanced visits with Santa and your selection of northwest Christmas trees, mistletoes, and wreaths. Also meet Santa with socially distanced visits!
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Holidays at Legoland
One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad
November 20 through January 10
The Legoland resort is bursting with holiday spirit! Come see life-sized Lego holiday decorations and even a 30-ft fully decorated Lego christmas tree!
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