800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015
The GRAMMY Museum debuted a new exhibit case on June 25, 2011, paying tribute to the life and legacy of Michael Jackson. This modest display serves as a follow-up to the Museum's past exhibitions, Michael Jackson: HIStyle and Michael Jackson: A Musical Legacy.
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Learn about the art of Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and the Middle East—from prehistoric times to the present—on this tour of works housed in the Ahmanson Building. Masterpieces from each of these cultures demonstrate cross-cultural connections fostered through trade and increasing travel.
1700 Ocean Avenue, CA, CA 90401
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Put on your comfiest holiday pajamas and head to the beach for a Santa Monica PJ Pool Party for locals on Monday, Nov. 30! Kicking off the holiday season and the Extra Bedroom program, enjoy complimentary food, festive drinks, giveaways, ocean views and more holiday activities at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel's stunning remodeled pool. Simply show proof of Santa Monica residency and you will be given complimentary access to the party and receive discounted hotel rates at these locations as part of the Extra Bedroom Program. For more info on these LOCALS ONLY holiday room rates, visit http://www.santamonica.com/extra-bedroom/.
800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
5:45pm to 8:00pm
L.A.’S HISTORIC UNION STATION GIVES VOICE TO THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH FREE CONCERT BY THE ALL-AMERICAN BOYS CHORUS
LA FIRE FIGHTERS ON BOARD TO ACCEPT DONATIONS FOR
“SPARK OF LOVE TOY DRIVE”
Downtown’s historic Union Station will summon the sounds of Christmas on Monday, November 30th with the Annual Tree Lighting at the station’s famed entrance, accompanied by an inspiring free holiday performance from the renowned All-American Boys Chorus.
Southern California Fire Fighters’ “Spark of Love Toy Drive” also pulls into the station with its annual holiday campaign to collect new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for under-served children and teens. LAFD’s finest will be on hand during the event to accept donations.
Santa Claus, the most popular guy in “Tinsel Town”, will kick-off the festivities with the Tree Lighting at 5:45 pm at the station’s iconic entrance, followed by photo opportunities (Santa Selfies) and complimentary hot chocolate, cookies and pastries from T & Y Bakery in the adjacent historic Ticket Hall. The All-American Boys Chorus public concert will begin at
The All-American Boys Chorus will return to Union Station for an encore performance on Friday December 4 at 6:30pm.
8818 SUNSET BLVD., WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
Before the charismatic John Duval Gluck, Jr. came along, letters from New York City children to Santa Claus were destroyed, unopened, by the U.S. Post Office. Gluck saw an opportunity, and created the Santa Claus Association. The effort delighted the public, and for 15 years money and gifts flowed to the only group authorized to answer Santa s mail. Gluck became a Jazz Age celebrity, rubbing shoulders with the era’s movie stars and politicians, and even planned to erect a vast Santa Claus monument in the center of Manhattan until Gotham s crusading charity commissioner discovered some dark secrets in Santa’s workshop. The rise and fall of the Santa Claus Association is a caper both heartwarming and hardboiled, involving stolen art, phony Boy Scouts, a kidnapping, pursuit by the FBI, a Coney Island bullfight, and above all, the thrills and dangers of a wild imagination. It’s also the larger story of how Christmas became the extravagant holiday we celebrate today, from Santa’s early beginnings in New York to the country’s first citywide Christmas tree and Macy s first grand holiday parade. The Santa Claus Man is a holiday tale with a dark underbelly, and an essential read for lovers of Christmas stories, true crime, and New York City history (Lyons Press)