November 9 - January 12
The Arboretum, Arcadia
A lantern art festival for the ages, Moonlight Forest transforms the Arboretum into a full-fledged winter spectacle. With fun art, food trucks (still TBA), and booze, it definitely has the potential for a date night grand slam.
Cost: $25 weekday; $28 weekend
November 14 - January 20
DJ-led skate sessions, gay skate nights, and curling lessons set the scene at this outdoor ice rink smack in the middle of DTLA. It might even trick you into thinking we live in a city where winter is actually a thing.
November 15 - January 5
LA Zoo Lights is back again, and the iconic Griffith Park staple will be rolling out even more animal-inspired lights and displays. Self-guided tours, water shows, and an enormous illuminated storybook pop-up set the scene this year, so get over there and ring in the season in LA Zoo fashion.
November 15 - January 6
The annual Christmas Fantasy Parade is always a monster of Disney-sized proportions, but since it’s only an hour away it’s kind of a no-brainer. Pro tip: this is a great time to explore Galaxy’s Edge, if you haven’t gotten a chance to get over there yet.
Cost: Free… once you’re in the park (day passes can reach up to $150)