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Glide into the holidays and join the fun at the annual ice skating rink in Pershing Square! The Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square presented by Bai offers the quintessential winter activity in the heart of beautiful downtown Los Angeles. Surrounded by art, lively activity and the impressive city skyline, our outdoor ice rink lets you enjoy entertainment and ice skating in Los Angeles under the sun and stars.

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You won’t want to miss this magical winter wonderland that promises to delight all ages. Grab family, friends, co-workers or a date and visit downtown for festive fun and unforgettable memories. Take a spin on the ice or check out some of our special Los Angeles events.

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Plan your trip now and get ready for ice skating at the Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square presented by Bai – the coolest adventure this winter!

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WHAT: Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
WHEN: November 10, 2016 – January 16, 2017

WHERE: 532 South Olive Street | Los Angeles 90012

CONTACT INFO: (213) 624-4289

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Downtown Burbank’s most festive holiday tradition returns for outdoor ice skating, fundraising events, and special performances at The Rink in Downtown BurbankTransforming the corner of North 3rd Street and East Orange Grove Avenue into a magical winter wonderland, skaters of all ages will enjoy $10 unlimited skating on the ice with friends and family.

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A great way to celebrate the holidays, The Rink in Downtown Burbank is just steps away from hundreds of shops and restaurants decked out for the holiday season, making it a joyful family outing and memorable getaway.

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WHAT: The Rink in Downtown Burbank
WHEN: Now – January 3, 2016
WHERE: Downtown Burbank North 3rd Street and East Orange Grove Avenue

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: $10, skate rentals $4, and Bobby the Seal rentals $6 

CONTACT INFO: (818) 238-5180

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Tis the season to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays! While most of us in Southern California aren’t going to get much of an “authentic” feel during the holiday season, with temperatures in the 70′s and 80’s and palm trees swaying, we simply do what we can to get into the spirit. Luckily, many of our neighbors have created some holiday cheer to help us spread the joy with our friends and families.

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El Segundo Candy Cane Lane

Since 1949, Candy Cane Lane has been an El Segundo holiday tradition. This block of houses includes a huge array of decorations including a visit from Santa on his sleigh sometime between 7:00 and 9:00 pm nightly. Visitors are encouraged to donate canned food for needy families in El Segundo. The event runs until December 23rd.

Location: 1200 block of East Acacia Avenue, look for the Candy Cane Lane sign. The street is closed to cars, however, nearby parking is not difficult.

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Woodland Hills Candy Cane Lane

The Woodland Hills candy cane lane is located at the intersection of Lubao and Oxnard Streets near Pierce College. This eight square block area has been maintaining this holiday tradition of decorating with lights, characters, and artificial snow since 1952. Santa has been seen roaming around on occasion. Residents request visitors arrive before 10:00 pm weekdays and 11:00 pm weekends and many turn their lights off after that hour to discourage late night neighborhood traffic. Be warned: the traffic getting onto Oxnard backs up. Runs through New Year’s Day. It begins on the 2nd Saturday of December and lasts through the end of the year.

Location: Lubao and Oxnard Streets

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Altadena Christmas Tree Lane

This year Altadena Christmas Tree Lane is celebrating its 90th anniversary. This neighborhood boasts the oldest large-scale Christmas lighting spectacle in the US. This has earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places. It runs from dusk to 10:00 pm weekdays and until midnight weekends and holidays through January 2nd.

Location: Santa Rosa Avenue between Woodbury Avenue and Altadena Drive

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Brea Eagle Hills Christmas Lights

Running through New Year’s Day, this Brea Eagle Hills neighborhood goes all out with 100 homes decked out with lights, decorations, live music, a live nativity scene, and horse-drawn carriages. Some residents even decorate the interior of their homes and allow visitors to peek inside.

Location: Entrance is either via East Birch and South Starflower Streets or East Lambert Road and Sunflower Street.

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South Torrance Sleepy Hollow

This South Torrance neighborhood is fairly remote, located in the Seaside section of Torrance quite a distance from the freeways. Many consider the trek to be worth it to check out the nearly 40-year-old tradition. It’s a cute neighborhood with non-uniform blocks allowing for some “old country” feel as you turn the bends. It is also recommend you park and walk. Runs through New Year’s Day.

Location: Entrance is near the intersection of Anza Avenue and Calle Mayor.

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San Marino Majestic Pines on St. Albans

St. Albans Drive decorates its massive pine trees for the Christmas season and it really is a site best taken in by walking. The effect makes you feel as if you are a miniature character in some fun, surreal, Christmas spectacle.

Location: St. Albans Drive at Huntington Drive.

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WHAT: Candy Cane Lanes And Holiday Lights
WHEN: Multiple cities
WHERE:
Check each neighborhood

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Join the 5th annual Christmas in the Cages holiday event benefiting the exotic resident animals of the Rancho Las Lomas Wildlife Foundation. This family oriented holiday event includes lunch and an abundance of holiday fun! There will be crafts for children, visit from Santa, holiday performances and music, shopping opportunities, along with educational animal interactions for everyone’s enjoyment.

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One highlight of the day is watching Lily their white Bengal tiger open her presents! Kick off the holiday season with Rancho Las Lomas Wildlife Foundation and its beautiful grounds and animals.

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WHAT: Christmas In The Cages
WHEN: 
December 14, 2014
WHERE: 
Rancho Las Lomas | 19191 Lawrence Canyon | Silverado, CA 92676

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $15 12 years and older | $10 12 years and under | Free 2 years and under | $20 at the door
  • $5 mandatory valet parking per car, carpooling encouraged

CONTACT INFO: info@ranchowildlife.org

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Downtown Burbank’s most festive holiday tradition returns for 8-weeks of outdoor ice skating, themed nights, and special performances at The Rink in Downtown Burbank. Transforming the corner of North 3rd Street and East Orange Grove Avenue into a magical winter wonderland, skaters of all ages will enjoy 90-minute sessions on the ice with friends and family.

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Special events at The Rink in Downtown Burbank include:

  • Ugly Sweater Mondays, ’80s Night Wednesdays, and Thursday Night Fever, where skaters are encouraged to get into the spirit, dress up, and have fun on the ice from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • The Mayor’s Tree-lighting Ceremony in front of City Hall on Friday, December 5 at 6:30 PM– stop by and skate before and after event!
  • Santa Claus will be making an appearance on Saturday, December 13, and kids of all ages are invited to skate with the big man himself from 12 noon to 1:30 PM.
  • The Rink will be filled with Santas and Elves during Skating Santas Night, an event where everyone is welcome to arrive in costume on Saturday, December 20 from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM.
  • Performances by the Los Angeles Ice Theater are scheduled for every Saturday in December at 5:45 PM.
  • For those wanting to brush up on their skating skills, classes by professional instructors from Pickwick Gardens Ice Skating Rink are offered starting Saturday, December 20 at 9:00 AM and 9:25 AM, and for adults on Tuesdays at 7:50 PM.

A great way to celebrate the holidays, The Rink in Downtown Burbank is just steps away from hundreds of shops and restaurants decked out for the holiday season, making it a joyful family outing and memorable getaway. Admission is $10.00, skate rentals are $3.00, and Bobby the Seal rentals are $6.00. Season passes are available for $139 through November 20, and $159 afterwards. Passes are valid for unlimited skating every day from Friday, November 28 through January 19, 2015.

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WHAT: The Rink In Downtown Burbank 
WHEN:
November 28, 2014 – January 19, 2015 
WHERE: 
North 3rd Street and East Orange Grove Avenue | Burbank, CA 91502

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CHILL At The Queen Mary

November 21, 2014 — Leave a comment

The Queen Mary will once again be overtaken by a deep freeze for the third annual CHILL, opening on November 21st. Experience the frozen magic that will bring holiday celebration, wonderment, and North Pole temperatures to families across sunny Southern California.

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An experience like no other, CHILL transforms over two million pounds of sparkling ice into larger than life hand carved colorful ice sculptures in the 14,000 square-foot Igloo called The Ice Kingdom, located inside the Queen Mary’s Dome, formerly home to the legendary Spruce Goose. The Ice Kingdom will feature a California holiday theme complete with breaking waves, dancing dolphins, and a Surfing Santa. Frozen scenes from The Nutcracker will adorn The Ice Kingdom with walk-through castles and sugar plum fairies. Get lost in the life size candy cane forest, explore the penguin village, and slip down three ice slides off of a 30’ high replica of The Queen Mary.

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Each ice exhibit is meticulously hand carved and created by an international team of expert ice sculptures from Harbin, China and enhanced with LED lighting to create a visually awing experience like no other.The Ice Kingdom is kept at a frosty nine degrees Fahrenheit to preserve the ice and guests will receive parkas to help protect against the frozen temperatures.

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CHILL welcomes back ice tubing with six lanes of glistening ice slides standing two stories tall and 100-feet long in front of The Ice Kingdom. Ice skate under the stars on the 6,000 square-foot ice skating rink with a view of the picturesque Queen Mary ship. A holiday village will offer gingerbread houses, holiday carolers, the decoration adorned Candy Lane, and a visit with Santa Claus. The world’s largest rocking horse and snowman bounce house will provide holiday merriment for all guests young at heart.

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CHILL is a truly unique holiday experience that brings the cold festive weather of other areas right here to sunny Southern California,” commented Steve Sheldon, director of entertainment events at The Queen Mary. “Stepping into the Ice Kingdom immediately puts you in the holiday spirit.”

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CHILL will also feature nightly live entertainment, movies under the stars, and festive food and beverages. Lodging packages are also available. CHILL sponsors include The Port of Long Beach, Hawaiian Host, YP, Coca-Cola, Heineken, and Finlandia. 

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WHAT: CHILL At The Queen Mary
WHEN: November 21, 2014 – January 11, 2014
WHERE: 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $39.99 for adults and $29.99 for kids (ages 4-11)

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342–0738

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Come get your glide on this holiday season at Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square, celebrating its 17th season for fun in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, open everyday November 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015. 

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Nothing compares to the picture perfect setting of ice skating under the sun and stars surrounded by towering skyscrapers and historical landmarks at LA’s largest outdoor skating rink with the smallest admission price.

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The newly renamed rink kicks off the winter season with a host of free community events for the coolest place with the hottest holiday happenings. With free events like DJ Thursday nights, skating exhibitions, a Snoopy on Ice Showcase, “Single in the City,” and “Polar Bear Skate” theme skating sessions, and more,  there is always something guaranteed to engage and entertain.

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The rink is easily accessible by car, bus or Metro (Pershing Square stop). Underground discount parking is available with rink validation. A partnership with Metro and Metrolink allows riders to receive a $1 skating session discount by showing their Metro/Metrolink transit receipt/pass.

WHAT: Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
WHEN: November 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015
WHERE: 532 South Olive Street | Los Angeles 90012

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $9 per person for a one-hour skating session | Skate Rental: $3 (figure/hockey)

CONTACT INFO: (213) 624-4289

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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