The holiday’s are just around the corner, but you still have a few weeks to take in all of the holiday events that Los Angeles has to offer! Below, we have broken down the best holiday events for you and your family this winter!


L.A. Zoo Lights

Open now through January 6, 2019

Since 2014, L.A. Zoo Lights has dazzled families with it’s holiday spectacular. Glowing animals welcome you as you walk through giant illuminated snowflakes, a disco ball forest, a whimsical herd of animated elephants, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. The self guided tour take 60 - 90 minutes, featuring thousands up thousands of sparkling LEDs. 


The 2018 holiday season features an all-new area with reimagined favorites like the animated elephant herd, Santa’s outpost, and the dramatic water show, now with new music and laser projections.


On chilly LA nights warm up with Hot Chocolate and other holiday treats all available for purchase throughout the Zoo. 


Zoo Lights is open from 6:00pm through 9:15pm and admission is separate from the daytime admission. For more information visit


Universal Studios Hollywood

Now through January 2019


This time of year is magical at Universal Studios Hollywood, and that’s not only because of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (though that may have something to do with it). During this time of year, the Wizarding World is completely transformed with festive décor. Hogwarts is covered in dazzling lights, as holiday favorites are performed by the Hogwarts student choir accompanied by their giant throaty frogs. 


Shop for holiday ornaments, stockings, tree toppers and figurines, then enjoy seasonal food and beverage offerings at Three Broomsticks™, including a Holiday Dinner and hot Butterbeer.


For the younger members of the family, Christmas with the one and only Grinch. Enjoy the tree-lighting with of a 60-foot pine while from the Who-ville singers belt out carols. Then let the kids decorate ornaments and listen in with Cindy Lou as they tell the story of Christmas.


Enchanted: Forest of Light

Open now through January 6, 2019


Enchanted: Forest of Light is an interactive, nighttime walk through ten lighting displays in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge. The one mile walk usually takes guests about an hour to an hour and a half to make it through. 


Enchanted: Forest of Light runs daily 5:30 -10 p.m., from Sunday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, though it is closed on Christmas Day . 


Tickets range from $28–$30 for the general public, and $23–$25 for Descanso Gardens members.