Studio City 2021 Holiday Events Guide: Christmas and Santa Stops

STUDIO CITY, CA — Get out your calendars! It’s time to start planning as holiday festivities are underway in and around Studio City, the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys.

Christmas this year falls on Saturday, December 25. Hanukkah 2021 came a bit early, starting November 28, and ended on December 6.

Browse Patch’s annual holiday guide, find nearby events and select outings that appeal to you and yours. Many events start soon, while many require advance reservations and space may be limited.

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UNTIL DEC. 22: Letters to Santa Claus. Home decorating contest too!



DEC. 12: Angel City Christmas Concert Extravaganza: Bel Air Church. A community tradition with choirs, treats and a children’s version.



DEC. 3-31: Holiday Road LA Walking Light Show: King Gillette Ranch. “The Ultimate Holiday Experience” with Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, food trucks and more!


DEC. 19: San Fernando Valley Choral Master Vacation in the Valley. At the Theater of Madrid. Back for a live concert!


DEC. 12: Kiwanis Holiday Parade and Festival. With the flyover of a plane from the Second World War, too.


UNTIL DEC. 19: Gelson’s Toy Drive for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Suggested toy list available at reception.”

DEC. 20-23: Los Encinos Winter Camp. “A great place for Kinder-9th kids.”


UNTIL JAN. 9: LA Zoo Holiday Lights. “Includes the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook!”

UNTIL DEC. 31: LA Dodgers Stadium Holiday Festival. At the renovated Centerfield Plaza with Santa Claus, tunnels of light, an ice rink, bouncy castles, music, entertainment and other festivities.

UNTIL DEC. 31: LA Dodgers Stadium Holiday Fest Ice Rink. “For the first time ever…an outdoor lighted ice skating experience built across the outfield.”

UNTIL JAN. 7: “LA Kings Holiday Ice” outdoor skating rink: LA LIVE. The popular “Supper & Skate” promotions also return!

DEC. ten: Dazzling ski show. The largest annual consumer ski and snowboard show in North America.

DEC. 10-11: Nochebuena. Free, but registration required.

DEC. 10-11 & 17-18: Winter Wonderland, Snow and Santa: LA County Parks, Greater Los Angeles. Find the fun at the park near you! Dates, times and locations vary.

DEC. 11: LMU Gala Christmas Concert. Tickets on sale. Event at Loyola Marymount University.

DEC. 11: Las Mañanitas at La Virgen de Guadalupe. At the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

DEC. 11: ‘JTOWN JINGLES’ Carolers: DTLA Little Tokyo. “Enjoy the sweet sounds of traveling singers.”

DEC. 11-12: LA Gay Men’s Chorus “Holiday Homecoming” Concert. A Los Angeles holiday tradition.

DEC. 11-12: ‘Home Alone’ in concert – Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. At the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

DEC. 14: ‘A Christmas Chanticleer’: Walt Disney Concert Hall. Featuring a Grammy®-winning 12-piece ensemble.

DEC. 18: Holiday Sing-Along: Walt Disney Concert Hall. In Los Angeles, family tradition.

DEC. 18-19: Shogun Santa is coming to town: DTLA Little Tokyo. Chance to also win a $50 gift certificate for your favorite Little Tokyo business.

DEC. 24: 62nd Annual LA County Holiday Celebration. Welcome back to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion!

DEC. 31: Andy & Renee & Hard Rain New Years Concert. The ticket includes late night pizza, party favors and a champagne toast.

DEC. 31: ‘Grand Park NYELA New Year’s Countdown – Livestream. With a huge range of entertainment.

DEC. 31: New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini: Walt Disney Concert Hall. “There’s no classier way to ring in 2022!”



DEC. 11 & 18: Vacation at the Malibu Country Mart. With Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, the North Pole mailbox, s’mores and hot chocolate.

DEC. 15: Take 6 Christmas. Holiday Concert at Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University.



NOV. 26-DEC. 24: Christmas on the Farm: Underwood Family Farms. Some weekends feature Santa Claus and reindeer.


DEC. 18: Weather Get-Together Sweater. With singers, treats and photos with Santa Claus.
UNTIL DEC. 19: Gelson’s Toy Drive for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Suggested toy list available at reception.”


DEC. 11: Winter Wonderland, collecting Santa Claus and toys. Free community event.


DEC. 11: Annual Channel Islands Harbor Lights Parade. Now in its 55th year.

DEC. 12-26: Alley of Christmas trees. Historic extravaganza that attracts 20,000 to 40,000 people each year.


DEC. 11: One Coast Holiday Homes Tour and Bazaar. Singers, wine tasting, cooking demonstration and visits to model homes.

UNTIL DEC. 19: Gelson’s Toy Drive for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Suggested toy list available at reception.”

UNTIL DEC. 24: Letters to Santa: Palisades Village. With free postcards from Caruso Concierge.


UNTIL DEC. 19: Gelson’s Toy Drive for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Suggested toy list available at reception.”


DEC.: “Adopt a senior for the holiday season” donation campaign. Sponsored by the Studio City Chamber of Commerce.

DEC. 11-12 & 18-19: Indoor and outdoor holiday pop-ups. Various vendors along Tujunga Avenue.


DEC. 12: Holiday Market. With family activities, holiday music, Santa and toys/food collection.

UNTIL DEC. 19: Gelson’s Toy Drive for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Suggested toy list available at reception.”


DEC. 3-18: Unbox the Grand Union Hotel – Celebrate the Holidays in Style. Entertainment on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

DEC. ten: Concert of the Mariachi Ensemble. Free entry.

DEC. 16: 14 CANNONS COMEDY NIGHT – Holiday Fundraiser. Benefits Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank.

DEC. 18-19: Pacific Festival Ballet’s Nutcracker‘ – “This long-awaited return to the theater will be celebrated by all!”

DEC. 28: A Magical Circus Christmas: Bank of America Performing Arts Center. “A cheerful treat that’s perfect for the whole family.”



DEC. 3-19: Topanga Canyon Gallery Holiday Exhibit. Special event on December 21 as well.


NOV. 26-JAN. 2: “Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and “Grinchmas”: Universal Studios Hollywood. “The return of Christmas favorites and family traditions.”

DEC. 31: Universal Studios Hollywood New Year’s Eve Festival and Fireworkss. “Perfect location to bid farewell to 2021 as the world ushers in 2022 and new beginnings.”



DEC. 3-JAN. 2: Vacation in the Park: Six Flags Magic Mountain. “A spectacular vacation for the whole family.”

DEC: Ice Skating and Christmas Tree Lighting at Cube Santa Clarita. Christmas trees taking the central ice to create a winter wonderland from December 10.


DEC. 11: Winter Wonderland, Holiday Market and Santa Claus. With live reindeer too!

DEC. 17-18: Parade of lights and fireworks from the harbor. This year’s theme: “Return to watertightness”.


DEC. 12: Holidays at the Village. A European marketplace. Enjoy European beer, smoked sausage Glühwein, European pastries, traditional music and parties.



DEC. 11: LEGO Holiday Truck Tour: Westfield Topanga and Candy Cane Lane. “Rebuild the magic of the holidays by visiting the LEGO® Holiday Truck.”

FOR THE WHOLE BIG LA GUIDE: Los Angeles County Holiday Events Guide 2021