Las Posadas on Olvera Street: DEC 16 – 24

December 8th, 2018

Experience an annual Los Angeles tradition! Las Posadas has been happening every holiday season since 1930. That’s pretty impressive. This cultural holiday celebration honors the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. It’s reenacted with vibrant costumes, traditional songs in Spanish, and beautiful music. Everyone is welcome. The procession starts and ends at the Avila Adobe, the oldest house in Los Angeles.  At the end, each visitor is given a cup of hot champurrado and a piece of delicious pan dulce, or sweet bread. This is a nine night festival, ending on Christmas Eve with a live Mary and Joseph, honoring the birth of Jesus. Kids will love the piñatas. Everyone will love the sweet bread and champurrado. Festivities begin at 6:00pm each night.

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Get wild: National Geographic Live

December 7th, 2018

Hear firsthand what it’s like to photograph the world’s wild life in the Artic Kingdom on December 13 or 14. Go to National Geographic Live on December 14 in Santa Monica on The Broad Stage. Listen to acclaimed photographer Florian Schulz talk about his photographic adventures with polar bears, caribou, and oxen over 34 months in the Arctic. Schulz has a passion for nature photography and it shows. He explores uncharted worlds that most people will never ever experience in their lifetimes.

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Healthy amenities at NSAC

November 28th, 2018

The holidays are a time to indulge in desserts and comfort foods more than usual. But don’t fret. Healthy amenities are in place here to help you work off those extra lbs. Remember to always consult your doctor begin beginning any exercise program. Our fully equipped fitness studio has modern cardio equipment that you can use at your own pace. Or if you prefer fresh air and sunshine for exercise, enjoy some laps in our heated swimming pool. We’re a pet-friendly community so you can always add more steps to your day by taking your dog on a walk. Call us today at 855 399-5381 and we can let you what fitness programs with currently have onsite.

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Berry good: Knott’s Berry Farm Military Tribute Days

November 27th, 2018

From November 26-December 21, Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park is giving active and retired military and veterans free admission for themselves and 1 guest. Just bring your military ID card or DD214 to the main gate. Spouses of deployed Military Personnel may receive complimentary admission and the option to purchase up to six additional discounted tickets by providing deployment papers. Enjoy a nice time at Knott’s with rides for all ages, yummy restaurants, shows, shopping and more.

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Winter Wow! Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks

November 22nd, 2018

Yes, you can have awe-inspiring fireworks in December! Enjoy this unique holiday version of a traditional fireworks show as well as ocean breezes in Manhattan Beach on December 9. It overlooks the pier so wear a heavy coat or snuggle up with blankets. There will be live jazz and Dixieland music, a Skechers Snow Park and Sled Hill, Santa Float, holiday singalongs, and more. Make sure to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the toy drive! This festive event takes place between 4-7pm.

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Handmade & heartfelt: CAFAM Holiday Marketplace

November 20th, 2018

Looking for unique holiday gifts? We found a gem of a place you should check out. The Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles will have a holiday marketplace event on November 24-25. The marketplace is free with museum admission. See one of a kind handmade goods by local makers in Southern California. There will be ceramics, jewelry, embroidery, textiles, and much more to choose from. To add to the atmosphere there will be music and refreshments. CAFAM is gorgeous venue on Wilshire that features extraordinary modern and cultural art created from all over the world. They also feature curated events such as spoken word, literary events, and meet & greets.

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Holly Jolly: Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

November 15th, 2018

Experience one of our favorite traditions in LA! The annual Hollywood Christmas Parade ushers in the official start of the holiday season. Enjoy a feast of festive sight and sound with decorated floats, marching bands, equestrian groups, celebrities, giant balloons, and lots of cheering attendees. It takes place on November 25 at 6pm. It starts at Orange Drive and goes east on iconic Hollywood Blvd., south on Vine, and west on Sunset Blvd. The Grand Marshal is Nancy O’Dell with hosts Erik Estrada, Dean Cain, Montel Williams, Laura McKenzie and more.

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