[HOLIDAY CALENDAR] December 2017

For the 20th year in a row, Pershing Square has made its annual transformation into the Bai Holiday Ice Rink. Photo: JuanCarlos Chan / Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

Downtown On Ice Pershing Square’s annual ice-skating rink returns. This year, special events include DJ spotlight nights, curling demonstrations and a New Year’s Day bathing suit only polar bear skate. Tickets are $9 for an hour-long session; skate rentals are $4. Pershing Square, through January 15th, 2018. 532 S Olive St. Information: holidayicerinkdowntownla.com

L. A. Zoo Lights The Zoo’s winter light spectacular returns with LED lights, lasers, 3D projections and water and light effects synchronized to music all over the zoo. In addition to the lights, you can see real reindeer, take your photo with Santa Claus and enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa. Tickets start at $10. L. A. Zoo, through Sunday, January 7th, 2018. 5337 Zoo Dr. Information: (323) 644-4200, lazoolights.org

Hollywood Christmas Parade The 86th annual parade marches down Hollywood Boulevard with Grand Marshall Dr. Oz leading the way. Free. Hollywood Christmas Parade, Sunday, November 26th, 5 p.m. Hollywood Blvd., between Orange Dr. and Vine St. and Sunset Blvd., between Orange Dr. and Vine St. Information: thehollywoodchristmasparade.org

Supper With Santa For the 15th year in a row, the Ebell invites you to join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a gourmet holiday buffet. This year, the event will also feature holiday crafts and cards, a photo booth, balloon animals and a performance by the Bob Baker Marionettes. Tickets are $55 for adults; $20 for children 2 to 12. The Ebell of Los Angeles, Friday, December 1st, 5 p.m. 743 S. Lucerne Blvd. Information: ebelleventtickets.com

Festival Of Carols The L.A. Master Chorale celebrates the season with a selection of carols. You’ll hear traditional favorites like “Joy To The World” and “Carol Of The Bells” as well as new arrangements and hidden holiday gems. Master Chorale Artist-In-Residence Eric Whitacre will conduct the show, with help from special guest Santa Claus. Tickets start at $29. Walt Disney Concert Hall, Sat. December 2nd, 2 p.m. and Saturday, December 9th, 2 p.m. 111 S. Grand Ave. Information: lamasterchorale.org

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Moscow Ballet brings their acclaimed production of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Christmas ballet to Los Angeles. Every element of this production has been imported straight from Russia, including the massive 60-foot growing Christmas tree in the center of the stage. Tickets start at $43. The Wiltern, Friday, December 15th through Saturday December 16th. 3790 Wilshire Blvd. Information: wiltern.com.

White Christmas Sing Along Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen star in the 1954 holiday classic. Sing along with the music of Irving Berlin while watching White Christmas on the big screen. Tickets start at $33. Walt Disney Concert Hall, Saturday, December 23rd, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. 111 S. Grand Ave. Information: laphil.com

L.A. County Holiday Celebration Take part in a 58-year old tradition, as bands, choirs and dancers from all over Los Angeles take the stage at the Music Center. Free. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Sunday, December 24th, 3 p.m. 135 N. Grand Ave. Information: musiccenter.org

New Year’s Eve L.A. Grand Park hosts its third annual New Year’s Eve celebration. This community festival will feature multiple stages of live music, food trucks and the event’s signature 3-D digital video projections mapped onto the side of City Hall. Grand Park, Sunday, December 31st, 8 p.m., 200 North Grand Ave. Information: grandparkla.org

Prohibition NYE Ring in 2018 like it’s 1928 with a special Prohibition themed, KCRW sponsored party at Union Station. Performers include sax player Justin Ward, DJ Gadachy and jazz ensemble Lyndsay & the All Nighters. Headlining the event is L.A. based producer Goldroom who makes neo-disco with a tropical twist. Formal attire required. Tickets are $175. Union Station, Sat. December 31st, 9 p.m. 800 N. Alameda St. Information: prohibitionnye.com

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