Just because we’re not blessed with a “White Christmas” in Los Angeles doesn’t mean we don’t know how to celebrate the season in style. If your travel plans bring you to LA this holiday season Loews Hollywood Hotel has you covered with these top suggestions for warm weather holiday festivities for the entire family!

Photo provided by www.lazoolights.org

Photo provided by www.lazoolights.org

LA Zoo Lights

In its 50th year, the LA Zoo Lights is a favorite local event. Cruise through the zoo on a 60–90 minute self-guided tour including themed LEDs, lasers, 3D projections, and animated displays throughout. Stop for a photo in the interactive photo ops or meet Santa Claus (on select dates). Grab some hot chocolate and holiday treats as you take in the lights and enjoy a bright and dazzling LA evening. Check the schedule online for tickets!


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Santa at The Grove

Santa has arrived at The Grove! Santa’s cottage is open from 10 AM–9 PM daily until Christmas Eve and reservations are available online. But if your visit is more spur-of-the-moment, don’t worry — walk-ups are welcomed as well. Take pictures by the gorgeous 100-foot tall white fir Christmas tree with more than 15,000 lights and 10,000 festive ornaments or enjoy the merry melodies of holiday brass and other joyous musical performances and entertainment nightly during the holiday season. Oh, and don’t forget the snowfall at The Grove, every night at 7 PM and 8 PM!

Photo provided by www.snowlosangeles.com

Photo provided by Snow Los Angeles’ Facebook Page.

Snow Los Angeles

Alright, alright. Still need your snow fix? Head over to Snow Los Angeles where they make magic happen on over 10,000 square feet of LA land. Grab your scarf, gloves and leave your flip flops and high heels at home. You’ll want to dress warmly for this activity as you hurl yourself down 9 acres of synthetic snow on their tubing hill. They also feature some of LA’s coolest food trucks, a warm lounge serving hot cider and cocoa, and even a VIP Penguin Lounge for some adult beverages. And after you’re done tubing and having a snowball fight with your bestie, take a stroll down their Snowman Forest lined with hundreds of illuminated snowman for a light show every hour. But act quick: dates are filling up quick and they expect to sell out. So get your tickets for this west coast weather phenomenon soon! Uber is even offering 50% off ride code when you purchase your tickets online.

Happy Holidays!