With just several days until Christmas and NY’s Eve celebrations, December holds an array of events for you to make the winter more pleasant. Whether you are in San Fernando Valley, Encino, Sherman Oaks or anywhere around Los Angeles, you have a list of places to go and things to do in LA just below. Take your pick and have fun this weekend!

Upcoming Events in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles | Chelsea Robinson Real Estate

Fri Dec 15th

CHATSWORTH: In Chatsworth Branch Library you can relax after the working week with a session of exercises as part of the Seated Strength Fridays. Meet friends and do some exercise in the comfortable confines of the library. Find more information here.

DTLA: LA KINGS HOLIDAY ICE – Ice skate at L.A. LIVE! The LA Kings Holiday Ice rink returns November 25 through December 21 for a limited 4-week run. You don’t want to miss out on this fun family activity, romantic date night, or great way to pass the time before and after a sports game or concert! Find more information here.

HOLLYWOOD: AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE – Turn Los Angeles/Hollywood/Catalina Island/or the Getty Museum into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Nine different Quests to choose from in the LA area.
Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Discover hidden secrets of the city while you unravel riddles while having a great time with family or friends.

Check out more info on the event here.

PARK MESA HEIGHTS: The Seniors’ Morning Mixer is presented by the Friends of the Angeles Mesa Branch Library. The program provides light refreshments, fresh coffee, useful information, and activities that bring seniors together for great social interaction. Find more information here.

PARK MESA HEIGHTS: Come improve your health and well-being at our weekly yoga class for seniors taught by our own local teacher, Analyn Revilla. (Those who are younger but who might need some healthful changes in their life are also welcome.) The class promotes healing, enhances your flexibility, generates mobility, and begins strengthening. No equipment is required. Find more information here.

PLAYA DEL RAY: Bring your little ones at the Playa Vista Branch Library with Sara Greisman for Hanukkah songs, stories and more! Best for children ages 0-5 years. See event info here.

RESEDA: This Friday in the West Valley Regional Branch Library a session of gentle yoga will be held for free. A certified yoga instructor will teach you how to calm your body and your mind. All levels are welcomed, and you should only bring your mat or towel and water for hydration. Find more information here.

Sat Dec 16th

DTLA: LA KINGS HOLIDAY ICE – Ice skate at L.A. LIVE! The LA Kings Holiday Ice rink returns November 25 through December 21 for a limited 4-week run. You don’t want to miss out on this fun family activity, romantic date night, or great way to pass the time before and after a sports game or concert! Find more information here.

DTLA: Yoga for Everybody – Join us for a free beginner yoga class at the Cahuenga Branch Library. All ages and skill levels welcome! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or large towel and a small cushion. Find more information here.

DTLA: PERSHING SQUARE HOLIDAY ICE RINK – Encircled by towering skyscrapers, the stunning pop-up icescape transforms Pershing Square into a winter wonderland with a host of free community and special events, along with a low skate admission price. The yuletide traditions continue with DJ Thursday nights, skating exhibitions, Single in the City Skate night, a Snoopy on Ice Showcase, the Winter Holiday Festival and the Polar Bear Skate, among others. Check out the event here.

HOLLYWOOD: AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE – Turn Los Angeles/Hollywood/Catalina Island/or the Getty Museum into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Nine different Quests to choose from in the LA area.
Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Discover hidden secrets of the city while you unravel riddles while having a great time with family or friends.

Check out more info on the event here.

NORTH HILLS: ZUMBA! with Lula – Saturday mornings for a fun cardio dance party! Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and get ready to get your groove on at the Mid-Valley Regional Library. Find more information here.

NORTH HILLS: ZUMBA! with Lula KIDS Session. Just added for the new year: Saturday morning Zumba for KIDS. Take your little ones for a morning fun and dancing at the Mid-Valley Regional Library. Find more information here.

ORANGE COUNTY: VISITING TALL SHIP SAILS & CANNON BATTLES – Board and explore three unique historic tall ships this holiday season, including visiting vessels the Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington. Learn about the rich history of these beautiful ships, and how shipping influenced turn-of-the century events to shape Dana Point into the thriving area we all love today. Check out the event here.

Sun Dec 17th

CENTRAL LA: In case you haven’t yet heard, kids and their parents get free admission to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art any old time they want to go. Art for NexGen is the nation’s only free youth membership program, offering free admission to anyone 17 and under along with one accompanying adult. To join, print an enrollment form and bring it to the museum with you – and then hit the Boone Children’s Gallery anytime you want.

DTLA: PERSHING SQUARE HOLIDAY ICE RINK – Encircled by towering skyscrapers, the stunning pop-up icescape transforms Pershing Square into a winter wonderland with a host of free community and special events, along with a low skate admission price. The yuletide traditions continue with DJ Thursday nights, skating exhibitions, Single in the City Skate night, a Snoopy on Ice Showcase, the Winter Holiday Festival and the Polar Bear Skate, among others.

DTLA: LAWRENCE HALPRIN: RECONNECTING THE HEART OF LOS ANGELES – Come experience famed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin’s plan to transform downtown Los Angeles through the use of open spaces. Explore how his iconic designs are connected, and learn about how these open urban spaces foster art, community, and a connection with nature.

Tour meets outside of Wells Fargo Court, 333 S. Grand Avenue. Look for “Night Sail,” a large black aluminum and steel sculpture, located right outside Wells Fargo Court. Parking is located below Wells Fargo Court or at various garages in the Bunker Hill area.
Cost is $15 and open to the public; $10 for members. Check out more info on the event here.

DTLA: Join us for a choral presentation of seasonal music. Sing along to the songs you know, enjoy the songs you don’t know. Everyone is welcome. See the event here.

HOLLYWOOD: AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE – Turn Los Angeles/Hollywood/Catalina Island/or the Getty Museum into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Nine different Quests to choose from in the LA area.
Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Discover hidden secrets of the city while you unravel riddles while having a great time with family or friends.

Check out more info on the event here.

RESEDA: Family movie screening – The Muppets’ version of the Dickens holiday classic about a miser who’s visited by three ghosts features Kermit the Frog as the penny-pincher’s hardworking and loyal employee. The event is for free and you can see more here.

Fri Dec 22nd

CHATSWORTH: In Chatsworth Branch Library you can relax after the working week with a session of exercises as part of the Seated Strength Fridays. Meet friends and do some exercise in the comfortable confines of the library. Find more information here.

ECHO PARK: Holiday Craft Making for Teens – Spend your spare time during winter break making a holiday gift for a friend or family member. For teens in grades 6 – 12. Find more information here.

PARK MESA HEIGHTS: Come improve your health and well-being at our weekly yoga class for seniors taught by our own local teacher, Analyn Revilla. (Those who are younger but who might need some healthful changes in their life are also welcome.) The class promotes healing, enhances your flexibility, generates mobility, and begins strengthening. No equipment is required. Find more information here.

PICO UNION: Retro Movie AfternoonCome see a free movie that was released in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or 90’s! Everyone is welcome! Snacks will be served. For more information, visit this website.

RESEDA: Join in for a free session of gentle yoga this Friday. A certified yoga instructor will teach you how to calm your body and your mind. All levels are welcomed, and you should only bring your mat or towel and water for hydration. Find more information here.

SOUTH LA: F.A.B. The Friends of Ascot Branch Used Book Sales are held on Friday mornings in the library. Come find treasures to own and keep! Support the Friends of Ascot Branch and support our Library. We welcome everyone.

Sat Dec 23rd

NORTH HILLS: ZUMBA! with Lula – Saturday mornings for a fun cardio dance party! Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and get ready to get your groove on at the Mid-Valley Regional Library. Find more information here.

NORTH HILLS: ZUMBA! with Lula KIDS Session. Just added for the new year: Saturday morning Zumba for KIDS. Take your little ones for a morning fun and dancing at the Mid-Valley Regional Library. Find more information here.

LA BREA: Simply Meditate teaches self-healing in the presence of CALM, instantly from temporary darkness to feeling hopeful clarity, just “to be”…” The live presentation is underscored with Music, Poetry, Spoken Word and Wisdom. Find more information here.

SANTA MONICA: Join us for a free beginner yoga class. All ages and skill levels welcome! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or large towel and a small cushion. Check the event out here.

SHERMAN OAKS: REIKI at the Sherman Oaks Library – “REIKI, the Usui System of Natural Healing, is the subtle yet highly effective art of recreating balance and harmony so that the innate wisdom of the whole person is awakened and healing is possible. REIKI is easy to learn and simple to do. You can learn it too!” See more here.

WILMINGTON: This Saturday at Wilmington Branch Library you can attend computer classes. All ages are welcomed. The class will include Computer comfort, Word Processing, E-mail, and Web searching. Find more information here.

Sun Dec 24th

DTLA: 58TH ANNUAL FREE LA COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – L.A.’s largest holiday celebration is perfect for the whole family! Join hosts Marisa Ramirez (Blue Bloods) and Brian White (Ray Donovan, Chicago Fire) as over 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of L.A. celebrate the season. The entire 3-hour show will be broadcast live by PBS SoCal and streamed live at pbssocal. Find more information here.

FOX HILLS: CHRISTMAS EVE AT UCC – Celebrate Christmas Eve this year with the LA community. Find more information here.

STUDIO CITY: If you want to practice your French language skills check out this informal French conversation group. All adults are welcome, but there will not be a teacher present. There will, however, be a native French speaking volunteer present at all meetings. See more here.

TORRANCE: NATURE WALK – This guided tour of the Madrona Marsh Preserve occurs every fourth weekend of every month. Learn about the flora and fauna that live in our captivating vernal Marsh. You will see how living things interact in their habitat and learn the value of wetlands in our urban environment. Find more information here.


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