Family Holiday Activities
As the leaves continue to change colors and the temperature drops, a cup of hot cocoa and a movie with the family seems like the perfect night. While we also love a laid-back night in, don’t let the chillier weather keep you from finding fun ways to spend time with your family this holiday season.
We’ve rounded up some of the must-do and must-see activities and programs this holiday season.
62nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration
December 24, 3 – 6 pm
The 62nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration returns live to The Music Center’s iconic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion! Enjoy the performance live or watch the broadcast on PBS SoCal. Presented by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the annual Holiday Celebration showcases the talent, artistry, traditions and diversity of Los Angeles County.
Parks After Dark
Beginning December 3
A Winter Wonderland is coming to a LA County park near you! Parks After Dark begins December 3 with FREE activities at 33 of LA County’s parks. Gather your family and friends for a snow day with over 40 TONS of snow! Schedules and locations can be found on the Department of Parks & Recreation website.
At-Home Activities for the Family
Looking for fun activities to do at home? We have you covered. From guessing games and DIY playdough to vision boards and box robots, the Library has curated a variety of activities for early learners, school age children, teens and the whole family.
Free Movies, TV, and More
Curl up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and access a variety of free movies, television shows, music, ebooks, and more on Kanopy or Hoopla. Your LA County Library card gets you access to a variety of new and classic titles for you and your family to enjoy.
Arts and Entertainment Virtual Programs on Demand
LA County Library has a host of virtual programs featuring arts and crafts activities, chats, and more. Whether you want to learn the basics of drawing or learn about the lives of influential artists, LA County Library’s Arts and Entertainment virtual programs can be accessed on demand for your viewing pleasure!
Lightscape at Los Angeles County Arboretum
November 12, 2021 – January 16, 2022
Lightscape is a magical, illuminated journey of wonder and light that’s happening now through January 16, 2022. Wander through both the Fire Garden and Winter Cathedral, and bask in the breathtaking views. The transformed Arboretum creates an unforgettable holiday event for the entire family.
Tis the season to get into the holiday spirit! Grab your family, bundle up, and take advantage of all the holiday cheer that LA and the surrounding areas have to offer.