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What to do in LA this December

As the calendar year draws to a close, holiday festivities light up the mood in a jam packed event line up in LA.

To lift up your holiday spirit in December, Los Angeles is gearing up for some action-packed Christmas events, annual pub crawls, geeky comic cons, mysterious pop-up shows, and a New Year’s Eve bash to end the year on an eventful note.

Tinseltown: Where Everyday is Christmas

(On-going until Thursday, December 30)

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Christmas party setup at Lost Property, Source: Website

Rejoice in the holiday spirit and tune your Christmas mood with Tinseltown: Where Everyday is Christmas pop-up party. Meet Santa and his elves at the Lost Property bar decorated with all the Christmas essentials from tinsels, tree skirts, garlands, balls, stars, figurines, candles, candy sticks, and more. 

With every ticket, you get a complimentary festive drink as you make your appearance at the bar in Hollywood.

Ticket price: $15 per person.

Location - 1704 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

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Book your tickets here. 

Stranger Things Pop-Up Show

(Wednesday, December 1 to Sunday, December 5)

Walk into the Stranger Things universe and be a part of an immersive experience that explores iconic locations and integrates pop-out vinyl figures, such as that of the terrifying Demogorgon. 

Take pictures, play games, and embark on an adventure in the fictional city of Hawkins from the popular Netflix show.

The store will have merchandise on sale for those looking to take back some memorabilia with them, so make sure you come prepared for a day full of excitement at The Americana at the Brand. 

You can reserve a spot to get priority access for free here.

Entry: free. 

Location - 889 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210.

Timings - 10 am onwards.

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Los Angeles Comic Con

(Friday, December 3 to Sunday, December 5)

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LA Comic Con, Source: Facebook

The biggest annual comic festival in California, Los Angeles Comic Con will be a three-day conventional expo featuring celebrity appearances, an Esports arena, cosplay contests, anime screenings, and much more.

Whoever your comic icon may be, the comic con is the perfect opportunity to don your look and flaunt your costumes.

Ticket price: General admission starts from $35 per person.

Location - 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

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Book your tickets here. 

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Holiday Road

(Friday, December 3 to Friday, December 31)

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Holiday Road entrance, Source: Facebook

Offering a complete holiday package with a holiday bar, food trucks, and a souvenir shop, Holiday Road sparkles with festival vibes, thanks to an illuminating display of lights at the King Gillette Ranch. 

A perfect destination to celebrate Christmas with family; you can buy gifts, kick back and relax with a cocktail at the bar, and chomp on belly-filling snacks to make the most of your outing with loved ones.

Ticket price: starts at $34.99 per person.

Location - 26800 West, Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302.

Timings - 5 pm onwards.

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Book your tickets here.

Santa Monica Pub Crawl

(Saturday, December 16)

Indulge yourself in many libations at the largest holiday crawl on the West Coast, Santa Monica Pub Crawl, where more than a dozen bars in the city unite to raise funds for the Westside Food Bank. 

The 13th annual edition will start at Main Street, making its way to Ocean Avenue and Promenade in Downtown. Brace yourself for exclusive food and drink deals that start from $5, as you hop from one bar to another.

Ticket price: starts at $20 per person.

Location - starts at Main Street.

Book your tickets here.

LA Lakers v/s Brooklyn Nets

(Saturday, December 25)

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LeBron James in action, Source: Website

At the start of the season, many saw this clash as a NBA Finals preview, as old friends, team mates, and rivals, go head to head in a star-studded clash of titans contest. The Lakers have had a disappointing start to the season and will need to buckle up as LeBron James is expected to carry the team forward. 

It will be exciting to watch James, Westbrook, and Anthony on one side, battling it out with Durant and Harden in what builds up to be an enthralling Christmas day NBA schedule.

Ticket price: starts at $306 per person.

Location - 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

Timings - 5 pm onwards.

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Book your tickets here. 


(Friday, December 31)

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Countdown event poster, Source: Website

It's time to say goodbye to 2021 and welcome 2022 through a series of dance acts and electrifying music at NOS Events Center. The venue will host the biggest party of the year with over 30,000 revellers at Countdown.

After having a look at the lineup for this concert, you will definitely not want to miss out on the fun with the biggest names in the music industry such as Major Lazer, Tiësto, Afrojack, Deadmau5, William Black, and many more taking center stage.

Ticket price: starting at $149 per person.

Location - 689 S E St, San Bernardino, CA 92408.

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Book your tickets here.

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