Growing up in Denver, I always had plenty of things to do around this time of year... Ice skating, snowboarding, going to one of the many light attractions...just to name a few! Now that I've been living in LA for about 4 years, I've had to find other ways to keep me in the holiday spirit that don't involve snow. or at least real snow.,lol..
Here's a list of my favorite things to do in LA that scream holiday cheer!
Ice skaing in Pershing Square
This is one of my favorites! Pershing Square is downtown and surrounded by amazing restaurants. Its the perfect place to go with a group of friends or on a romantic date night!
Ok, this place is actually insane!! you can go tubing while it SNOWS!! they also have the coolest lighting attractions!
A Date at The Grove!
If you live in LA, you've probably done this a few times. The Grove is a cute little outdoor shopping center with amazing restaurants, a movie theater, all the best shops, and a Farmer's Market!! Around the holidays, they light everything up and their musical water fountain lights up to Christmas music! I'm pretty sure Santa even stops by from time to time!
Harry Potter World at Universal
Obviously, Harry Potter World's amazing on its own, but around the Holidays it's even MORE magical!
They even do a light show in the afternoon!
Go to Disneyland
Disneyland does the Holiday's right! Decorating is just a small part of the magic at Disney, later in the afternoon, they do a full-on parade with lights, singing, and dancing! Sometimes... it even snows!
If all you want to do is to look at beautiful lights, The Mission Inn hotel's have got your back! They have one of the most beautiful lighting attractions in town! Definitely worth checking out!
Rooftop Movies and Mulled Wine with Roof Top Cinema
This is one of the best parts about living in a warm place...Going to a movie with a view! This may not seem like the best way to get in the mood for the holidays but, I promise you it does the trick with the mulled wine and hot chocolate, this is a really fun date night! I would definitely make sure it's on one of the warmer nights if you tend to get cold like me!
I hope you like my list of things to do!
Let me know if you check any of them out. I would love to hear what you think!