1. The Pomona Harvest Festival
When: December 3-5 9:00am – 6:00pm
Where: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 West McKinley Avenue , Pomona , CA 91768
What: Stop by during the weekend for some great shopping, food, and entertainment. There will be dozens of vendors selling high quality arts and crafts. Entertainment includes many live musical performances and a comedic juggling act.
Price: $9, Seniors (62+): $7, Youth (13-17): $4, Advance Group (10+): $5, Kids 12 and Under: Free
More information: http://eventful.com/pomona/events/the-pomona-harvest-festival-/E0-001-030313168-4@2010120309
2. Los Feliz Village Holiday Festival
When: Saturday, December 4th, 2010 5PM – 10PM
Where: Los Feliz Village; Hillhurst Ave., Hollywood Blvd. and Vermont Ave.
What: This holiday celebration has it all: A tree lighting, a visit with Santa, gift giveaways, antique car show, live music performances, food giveaways, and more.
More information: http://eventful.com/losangeles/events/los-feliz-village-holiday-festival-/E0-001-035360733-1
3. Belmont Shore Christmas Parade
When: Saturday, December 4, 2010, 7pm – 10pm
Where: Belmont Shores on 2nd Street, Long Beach
What: A huge holiday parade with thousands of spectators lining the streets to see marching bands, floats, local personalities, Santa Claus, and this year’s grand marshal – Snoopy!
More information: http://www.belmontshore.org/events.php
4. Montrose Christmas Parade
When: December 4, 2010, at 6 PM.
Where: Parade begins on Honolulu Ave. and Rosemont Ave. and goes east toward Verdugo Road.
What: Parade consists of local entries, celebrities, and dignitaries. This year’s grand marshal is Laffit Pincay Jr. While you are at the parade, enjoy great local restaurants and shopping in the area.
More information: http://www.montrosechristmasparade.com/2010Event.htm
5. Holly Trolley Tour
When: Tuesday, December 7 and Thursday December 9
Where: Burbank on the corner of San Fernando Blvd. and Palm Ave. from 5:45 P.M. and 7:15 P.M.
What: Take a double-decker bus on a tour to see some of the most elaborately decorated houses in Burbank. There will be hot chocolate, caroling, and other goodies.
Price: $5 and two canned goods.
More information: http://www.downtown-burbank.org/events.php
6. Marina Del Rey Holiday Boat Parade
Where: Parking: Fisherman’s Village, 3737 Fiji Way (among others)
When: Saturday, December 11, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
What: Dubbed as the second largest boat parade in the nation, dozens of well decorated boats will circle the marina channel several times.
Price: Free (even parking)
More information: http://www.mdrboatparade.org/home.htm
7. Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center, 135 N Grand Avenue , Los Angeles , CA 90012
When: Friday, December 24, 2010, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
What: This is the largest holiday music and dance performance in the area. This year’s theme is “Childhood Holiday Memories.” The concert will include 24 groups and almost 800 performers. It will also be televised on KCET-TV
More information: http://www.lacountyarts.org/holiday.html
8. Christmas Tree Lane
Where: Santa Rosa Avenue, between Woodbury Avenue and Altadena Drive in Alta Dena
When: Throughout December
What: The oldest lighting attraction in the area, neighbors string over 10,000 Christmas lights to the long line of Christmas trees that run down the block.
More information: http://www.laalmanac.com/xmastreelane.htm
9. Candy Cane Lane Holiday Lights
When: Throughout December, nighttime
Where: Lubao Ave and Oxnard St ., Woodland Hills , CA 91367
What: The most festive and decorous neighborhood in Los Angeles and perhaps the entire country, this 8 square block neighborhood goes all out for the holidays to spread the Christmas spirit. Either drive through or park and walk down the streets and take in the holiday joy.
More information: http://www.citysearch.com/profile/39866829/woodland_hills_ca/candy_cane_lane.html
10. Downtown on Ice
When: November 26, 2010 – January 17, 2011
Where: Outdoor skating rink at Pershing Square, 532 South Olive, Los Angeles, CA
What: Ring in the holidays by ice skating on a 50′ x 90′ outdoor rink. Aside from ice skating, there will be free events including a holiday concert series, Winter Holiday Fiesta, championship skating exhibitions, and more.
Price: $6 per person for skating More information: http://www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/