Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family.
532 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Get your glide on for the holidays – it’s LA’s biggest outdoor rink and it’s right in the heart of the city. Framed by towering trees and skyscrapers, it’s become a traditional holiday go-to for good times and family skating fun. Prices are $9 for one hour on the rink, and $3 to rent skates.
10840 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
On Christmas Day, Angelenos looking for a place to eat out can head to Tanzy in Westwood for a delicious dinner to celebrate the holiday with family, friends and loved ones. Patrons can also arrive early or stay afterward and head next door to iPic Theaters to enjoy one of the several movies being released that day including Into The Woods, The Gambler, The Interview and Unbroken. While watching a movie at iPic Theaters, guests can order the perfect holiday drink delivered right to their seat, the Hot Buttered Salted Truffled Rum ($12), created by Adam Seger (CCP, Mixologist, Tanzy Artisanal Italian and Ipic Theaters).
Eat-in or take out (with 12-hour notice) at Tanzy in Westwood. On Christmas Day, they are open regular hours (11 am-10:30 pm) and are serving some of their regular items a la carte, as well as a special Christmas Dinner menu (3 generous courses) for $35 for adults/$20 for kids:
Parsnip & Apple Soup
Endive & Arugula Salad
with pink lady apples, candied walnuts, gorgonzola dolce, walnut vinaigrette
Salmon Creek Farms Ham Steak
Spiced Maple Glaze
with red wine braised cabbage, caramelized brussels sprouts, yukon gold potato rosti &
fresh baked soft pull-apart rolls
100 N. Toluca St., Los Angeles, CA
Learn about elusive mountain lions that survive in the Santa Monica Mountains on this short walk. See how our researchers track these cats. Hear the stories of birth, life and death of some of these animals. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the children's play area. Presented by the National Park Service. 1 hour.
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
The essential holiday tradition continues. Join Clara and her beloved Nutcracker as she travels to the Land of Snow, and to the Palace of the Dolls where all of her favorite doll companions come to li...
2960 Marsh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Take a short walk with a ranger and discover which animals call the LA river home and how we can help all the wildlife that depends on the river as the city continues to grow. All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Presented by the National Park Service. 1 hour.
The Westerner (1940) [100 min.]
Directed by William Wyler
Starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone, Forrest Tucker, Paul Hurst, Chill Wills, Lilian Bond and Dana Andrews
DESERT GOLD (1936) [58 min.]
Directed by James Hogan
Starring Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Robert Cummings, Marsha Hunt, Tom Keene, Leif Erickson, Monte Blue and Raymond Hatton
9200 W. Sunset Blvd. , West Hollywood , CA
5:00pm to 11:45pm
BOA Steakhouse Sunset will provide a $95 prix fixe menu from 5-9 p.m. for the early seating, as well as a $185 set menu for the grand seating from 9-9:30 p.m., which includes live music, a champagne toast, and seated table until midnight.