Holiday Events in Los Angeles

2021 Must Experience Holiday Events

So many Holiday events happening in and around of Los Angeles during this Holiday season, from Drive-thru, Walking experience, shows and more. How do you even pick? Well our Tribe has narrowed down our Top 5 Holiday experiences around Los Angeles for 2021. The list is in no order.

Los Angeles Zoo Lights

L.A Zoo’s annual Zoo lights that was truly missed during the Pandemic last year is Back and we are here for it! L.A Zoo transforms their zoo to a magical walking experience with Lights galore. You can walk around the Zoo and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa (alcoholic hot cocoa available) a churro, cotton candy and other sweets and treats. You don’t see the animals like you would during the day, this is more of a Christmas light experience around the zoo. They have Photo ops throughout and Carousel rides for $3 (not a bad deal at all) The zoo did a great job decorating and making sure there’s tons of lights to create a vibe for you. I recommend purchasing your tickets online. Tickets sold out at the gate an hour after they opened when we were there so its definitely safer to purchase your ticket online. L.A Zoo lights is from 6:00-10:00 P.M every night until January 9, 2022.

Tickets starts from $22-$24 for 13+ and $16-$17 for 2-12 Children under 2 are free and Members are $15

Los Angeles Zoo- 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

At L.A Zoo Lights Santa Village
L.A Zoo Lights Tunnel
L.A Zoo Lights Photo Op.

Elf On The Shelf

Elf on the Shelf is Back! This was our favorite Drive-thru experience last year and this year they are back with bigger and better things. This Holiday experience is half walking experience and half is done riding in a trolley (think of Disney’s parking tram). We love this experience because you get the best of both worlds, a drive-thru and walking. Elf on the Shelf made sure you get a whole experience from writing letters to Santa, to watching Elves putting on a show. They have an Ice Skating rink for you to put your skating skills to the test (not included in Ticket price) and Santa’s Village where you can hang out and purchase Food, Drinks, treats and Elf on the Shelf Merchandise. Elf on the Shelf is located at Pomona Fairplex until January 2 2022. Tickets are available online.

Ticket prices start at $19.95 for children and $24.95 for adults, pricing is based on day of the week and proximity to holidays. Fairplex parking is $15 at the gate

Pomona Fairplex- 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768

ELF on The Shelf
Writing Letters to Santa at Elf on the Shelf
Ivy watching the Elves at Work at Elf on the Shelf
Gavin on the Trolley ride for Elf on the Shelf

Holiday Road

This Walk Through experience was nothing short of Magical! Everything was beautifully lit and decorated. You can grab food from different food trucks and hit up their Holiday bar for some adult beverage. Everything in this place is so instagrammable and you’ll really feel the Holiday magic as you walk through this Holiday trail. I can totally do this one over and over again. There’s so much to see and you can tell so much work was put into it. We love this one! It was nothing short of Magical. They had different themes through out the ranch, Something straight out of a movie! promise this one is a must.

Tickets starts at $34.99 and changes depending on the day you choose to go.

Holiday Road- 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302

Holiday Road 2021
Plenty of Photo ops throughout Holiday Road
Christmas Village they had Real Carolers at Holiday Road not pictured
Holiday Road 2021

World of Illumination

Our favorite Drive-thru experience this year! This event is a Drive-thru experience, located at Arcadia California sharing the same entrance as the mall. We love that this lives up to its theme “reindeer road” they created lanes and lanes lit up of decorations and lights. They did awesome making sure there aren’t any big gaps that aren’t decorated while you drive through this mile long experience. They had different themes throughout and I loved that. They provide you with glasses that gives the lights special effects. You can grab tickets online, I spotted tickets slightly cheaper than their website at Costco (gift card section).

Ticket prices depends on what day you come. Weekends cost a little more than weekdays and stat at $59 and can go up to $89 price is per car.

World of Illumination- 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

Gavin and Ivy at World of Illumination’s Reindeer Road
World of Illumination Drive Thru 2021
Drive Through amazing Light displays by World of Illumination

Snow N’ Glow

This is what winter is made of! This goes beyond the Holiday experience. They had Tubing, Light walk-thru experience, Igloo’s available for rent, Smores kit for sale and Fire Pit tables throughout to keep you warm and where you can sit relax and have your smores. They have a little play area allocated for snow play. Make sure to come prepared if you plan on doing any of the snow activities because you will get soaked. The line for tubing can get pretty heavy so plan to be there early. We got there right at opening and was able to do as much tubing as we wanted without too long of a line but as soon as it got dark the line got heavy. The light walk trough experience consisted of lights, tunnels and letters to Santa. The kids loved that they were able to go tubing and have their smores. Snow N Glow has two locations Del Mar and Ventura. We visited the Ventura location and It made for a great family time.

Tickets starts at $35.99 depending on the day you go. You can also purchase ticket for the light experience only and that starts at $15.99

Snow N’ Glow- Del Mar- 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA, 92014

Ventura- 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001

Snow n Glow Tubing
Snow Play at Snow N’ Glow
Making Smores after the Light walk through experience

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