As a Los Angeles blogger, I like to report on various events taking place in my hometown, especially during the holidays. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, most Holiday celebrations will be toned down, canceled completely, or are taking place outside of the city.
Restaurants are set to ban outdoor dining starting right before Thanksgiving for several weeks. No one is happy about it but public health and safety must be our priority. Still, there is a sprinkling of live events taking place that will be following social distancing and health protocols to keep us safe.
The Los Angeles Christmas Market
If you’ve ever been to a European Christmas Market you know they’re fun and magical. To help make all our spirits a little brighter this year, The Los Angeles Christmas Market will be open for business from Nov 27th, 2020 (Black Friday) thru Jan 3, 2021. It is free to enter and offers a COVID-friendly pop-up retail experience.
Stop by to enjoy their immersive winter wonderland and bring your grandkids for a photo op with Santa. Don’t worry, there will be a plexiglass barrier between the kids and St. Nick as well as a sanitizing elf on hand to clean the sleigh between each photo session.
The indoor high ceilinged and spacious venue will only be filled to 25% capacity. Masks will be required and social distancing enforced to comply with COVID health protocols.
Time with Santa will be limited to select hours so make sure to pre-book your photo session and purchase the $45 package fee online here. Guests may have their photo taken in the sleigh at a reduced price during Santa’s off-hours.
Children will also be able to write a letter to Santa and drop it in his mailbox.
There are adorable items to purchase including holiday masks, tee shirts, mugs, and more.
The Los Angeles Christmas Market is located at 6310 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles California 90036 conveniently across the street from The Grove and The Original Farmer’s Market.
For more information go to lachristmasmarket.com
Dodger’s Holiday Festival 2020
The boys in blue won the World’s Series this year but haven’t been able to celebrate yet. No worries! They are hosting a drive-thru Holiday Festival that will feature a light show, LED video displays, fake snow, and interactive displays at Chavez Ravine.
The event takes place from Nov 27 – December 24th every night from 5 – 10 pm. The price of admission is $55 per vehicle. Visit their event page for information, rules, and to purchase your ticket online at mlb.com/dodgers/fans/holiday-festival
Attendees are required to stay in their car and no public restrooms or food will be available. Face masks are required if you have your window rolled down. The event will be closed on 11/30, 12/1, 12/7. 12/8.
Wonderland in Woodland Hills
The city of Woodland Hills in the Western San Fernando Valley is hosting a drive-thru winter Wonderland experience with Holiday music, lights, elaborate sets, holograms, candy canes, and more. The cost of admission is $70 per car. Of course, Santa will be there with his elves. It will take place from Nov 30 – December 23rd. You can buy your tickets at socalwonderland.com and be sure to check out their online merchandise shop.
Virtual holiday events are endless
We’re all making big sacrifices this year so we can have a joyous and normal holiday season in 2021. Even though our favorite events are few and far between there are plenty of virtual events you can join in on. The best source to find online holiday events is on Eventbrite.
Stay safe, wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay socially distanced until we’re out of the woods. If all goes well, we can celebrate our butts off next year.
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