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Westside Los Angeles:
Exploring the Diverse Westside Experience of LA

Get ready to dive headfirst into a whirlwind of glamour and excitement on the vibrant Westside of Los Angeles, where affluence and influence reign supreme! These neighborhoods are not just famous for their celebrity residents but also for their thriving cultural hubs, luxurious hotels, eclectic shopping scenes, and global culinary delights. From the coastal charm of Pacific Palisades to the star-studded allure of Hollywood, the bohemian vibes of Venice to the timeless elegance of Beverly Hills, and the trendy energy of Beverly Grove to the eclectic spirit of West Hollywood, the Westside offers an unmatched and diverse experience. We've curated an incredible list of 100 must-do activities in the City of Angels and beyond, a veritable checklist of awe-inspiring adventures and mouthwatering cuisine for every taste. So, let's seize 2024 and make it a year to cherish! Embrace these unforgettable experiences, connect with new friends, and revel in the sheer beauty of life. Dust off your bucket list and prepare for a year that will go down in history as one to savor to the fullest!

2024 LA Bucket List!
The Arts in Los Angeles
Best Outdoor Activities in LA

135th Pasadena Rose Parade

Welcome to the enchanting world of the 135th Rose Parade, a timeless spectacle set to unfold on January 1, 2024, in the picturesque city of Pasadena, California. More than just a procession, the Rose Parade is a century-old celebration that has become synonymous with the dawning of a new year. As the clock strikes 8 AM PST, the streets come alive with a vibrant display of floral-decorated floats, spirited marching bands, and high-stepping equestrian units along the iconic 5 ½-mile route down Colorado Blvd. Presented by Honda, this annual extravaganza seamlessly weaves together history, technology, and tradition, captivating millions worldwide. Join us as we embark on a journey through the past and present, exploring the beauty and grandeur that define America's New Year Celebration.

2024 Pasadena Rose Parade
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Upcoming Events and Things To Do in Los Angeles:
Discover the Best Christmas Events and Activities in LA.

Must-See Christmas events in L.A. 2023

With gorgeous weather and endless entertainment options, the holidays in Los Angeles are like no other city. From classic Christmas music concerts to dazzling light displays and outdoor ice skating, read our guide and learn about some of the best Los Angeles holiday events and activities that will keep you joyfully warm throughout the season. Los Angeles truly offers a unique blend of festive experiences, where you can stroll through the enchanting Griffith Park Holiday Lights or enjoy the iconic Venice Canals Holiday Boat Parade. The city's outdoor ice skating rinks, such as the one in Pershing Square, allow you to glide under palm trees, while the Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration at the Music Center showcases diverse cultural performances. Neighborhoods like Candy Cane Lane in Woodland Hills and Sleepy Hollow in Torrance transform their streets into dazzling displays of holiday lights. And don't miss out on the popular holiday movie screenings at venues like the Rooftop Cinema Club. Whether you're seeking traditional or unconventional holiday cheer, Los Angeles has something to offer everyone during this festive season.

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Must See Holiday Events and Activities in Los Angeles
November 15, 2023

Manhattan Beach Pier Lighting and Holiday Open House

5:00PM - 9:00PM
Get ready for a magical evening as Manhattan Beach prepares to light up the holiday season at the 2023 Pier Lighting and Holiday Open House. On November 15, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, downtown Manhattan Beach will transform into a festive wonderland with shopping, dining, and the eagerly awaited pier lighting ceremony at 7:00 PM. This beloved event is a special way for the community to come together, celebrate, and express gratitude for the support that keeps Manhattan Beach shining bright year after year. Don't miss this enchanting start to the holiday season!

Manhattan Beach Pier, 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

November 19, 2023

Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas One And All!

7 – 11 PM
In the heart of Hollywood, a musical sensation is set to grace the iconic Hollywood Bowl stage on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 7:00 PM. The legendary Mariah Carey, renowned for her captivating voice and timeless hits, is embarking on her most expansive holiday concert tour to date, "Merry Christmas One and All." This tour promises to bring joy and festivity to fans in the United States and Canada, continuing a tradition that began with her annual holiday residency at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Join us for a magical evening filled with Mariah Carey's enchanting music and the spirit of the season in one of the world's most celebrated concert venues.

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

November 26, 2023

Hollywood Christmas Parade

12 AM – 8 PM
The Hollywood Christmas Parade is an iconic part of L.A. culture, akin to the famous Angelyne billboards along Sunset Boulevard. With a history spanning nine decades, this annual event showcases a delightful procession of floats, balloons, bands, equestrians, and celebrities, all making their way along a U-shaped route from Hollywood and Orange to Sunset and Orange. While you can opt for reserved grandstand seats with proceeds benefiting Toys for Tots, there's also the option of enjoying the festive spectacle from free curbside seating, making it a heartwarming and accessible tradition for everyone to enjoy.

Starting on Hollywood Blvd. at Orange Drive

December 2, 2023

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve

3 – 7 PM
Get ready to rock this holiday season with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra as they bring back 'The Ghosts of Christmas Eve: The Best of TSO and More.' With all the stops pulled out, this winter tour promises to be their best show in years, ensuring that you'll experience a spectacular fusion of rock and Christmas magic. From electrifying performances to mesmerizing lights and a timeless narrative, TSO's holiday extravaganza is a can't-miss event that will leave you in awe of their musical prowess and festive spirit.

Toyota Arena, 4000 Ontario Center, Ontario, CA 91764

December 5, 2023

A Christmas Story, The Musical

A Christmas Story, The Musical, is a delightful stage adaptation of the beloved 1983 movie, brought to life with the creative brilliance of the songwriting team behind acclaimed works like Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, and The Greatest Showman. Set in 1940s Indiana, the musical tells the story of young Ralphie Parker's quest for the ultimate holiday gift, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. Amidst the backdrop of an infamous leg lamp, whimsical pink bunny pajamas, a comical department store Santa, and a memorable triple-dog-dare involving a freezing flagpole, Ralphie's Christmas wish unfolds with humor and heartwarming moments. Nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, A Christmas Story, The Musical has been hailed as a "joyous Christmas miracle" by the Associated Press and a production that will surely bring a smile to even the Grinch-iest of hearts, as declared by The New York Times.

Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

December 9, 2023

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, where the classic holiday tale leaps from the pages to the stage. With unforgettable tunes like "You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," the musical unfolds as the Grinch, guided by his mischievous sidekick Max the Dog, learns the true meaning of Christmas. Watch as the Grinch's icy heart begins to thaw in the face of the Whos' boundless holiday cheer. This heartwarming and whimsical production is a festive feast for the senses, inviting families to experience the magic of Christmas in a whole new way. Join the Grinch on his journey of self-discovery and rediscover the joy of the season with a show hailed by The New York Times as "100 times better than any bedtime story!"

Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

December 10, 2023

Venice Canals Christmas Lights & Holiday Boat Parade 2023

The Venice Canals, a picturesque neighborhood near Los Angeles, exude timeless beauty throughout the year. Yet, it's during the holiday season that this area transforms into a magical wonderland, with shimmering lights adorning the charming wooden-framed bridges. Taking a leisurely stroll through the Venice Canals Christmas Lights is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit. Throughout the entire month of December, the houses and bridges are illuminated with a myriad of holiday lights, creating a captivating and festive atmosphere. If you plan to visit by car, it's advisable to park a couple of blocks away, as the neighborhood tends to get quite bustling during this enchanting holiday period.

Venice Canals

December 16, 2023

Holiday Sing-Along

11:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit at the Holiday Sing-Along, a beloved Los Angeles tradition hosted at the magnificent Walt Disney Concert Hall. With the grandeur of the hall's massive pipe organ, a talented choir, and a delightful jazz combo, this event promises a joyful celebration filled with a lively medley of seasonal favorites. It's a jolly good time that will leave you humming to the tunes of the season long after the event concludes.

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 151 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

December 17, 2023

Elf in Concert

 4:00 PM
Get ready for a magical night at the Peacock Theater on December 17th as "Elf in Concert" takes the stage! The enchanting experience will be elevated by the presence of celebrated composer John Debney, the mastermind behind Elf's heartwarming score. In a unique twist, Debney will personally conduct a full symphony orchestra, bringing the beloved soundtrack to life while synchronizing with the movie projected onto a massive 40-foot screen. This promises to be a one-of-a-kind event, offering fans a rare opportunity to witness the enchanting world of Elf in a captivating blend of live music and cinematic wonder.

Peacock Theater, 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90095

December 17, 2023

Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet

12 – 4 PM
Step into the enchanting world of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on December 17th from 12 PM to 4 PM PST. This mesmerizing performance features an exceptional international cast and Ukrainian Principal Artists who bring the timeless tale to life through the grace of classical European Ballet. Audiences will be spellbound by the breathtaking acrobatics, the whimsical presence of larger-than-life puppets, and the sheer artistry of hand-crafted sets and costumes. It's a magical journey that promises to capture the hearts of all who attend, making it an unmissable opportunity to experience the wonder of the holiday season in a spectacular ballet performance.

The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

December 24, 2023

L.A. County Holiday Celebration

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Celebrate the 64th edition of the L.A. County Holiday Extravaganza, where people of all ages can immerse themselves in the vibrant and diverse cultures that make up the county. Experience a fantastic array of talent from Los Angeles, featuring beloved performers from previous years and thrilling new artists! From choral groups to dance troupes and local talents, the Holiday Extravaganza promises to fill homes and hearts with festive joy. Catch the live spectacle at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, tune in on PBS SoCal, or join the celebration online!

135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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