This time of the year LA takes on a whole new look and feel. The palm trees twinkle with holiday lights. The summer concerts are replaced by carolers. The picnics in the park are replaced by ice skating rinks. The bounce houses are replaced by tons and tons of snow. It’s the time of the year when we trade in the summer festivals for winter festivals.
Across LA, ice skating is back in vogue and one city after another is trucking in snow for our LA kids to enjoy, some for the first time in their lives. There will be tree lighting ceremonies and plenty of opportunities to get a picture with Santa (who has an amazing ability to get from one mall to another). Winter festivals are as fun as their summer counterparts and come with a certain amount of magic you can only experience when you see a kid playing in snow.
We’ve put together a page listing the active winter festivals around LA. If you find one that’s not on the list, please let us know. So bundle up and hit the ice, this time of the year doesn’t last long. Let’s grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy it while it lasts!