Saturday, November 14, 2015

Cheap and FREE Holiday Events: Los Angeles and Orange County 2015

Looking for FREE Things to do this Holiday? We have the list for Holiday Events 2015 in Los Angeles and Orange County, both Free and discounted events that you wouldn't wanna miss.

Enjoy snow, ice skating, ice tubing, Christmas Tree lighting, Free Concerts, Free Fireworks, the list goes on for Fun and FREE Holiday Events: Los Angeles and Orange County this 2015.


Ongoing. Make an appointment online. $35-75. 
Adventure to Santa. Redondo Beach & Rancho Cucamonga
Ride a virtual Sleigh Ride and play interactive games before meeting Santa in a Shrek Dream House. 

Ongoing - 15 - January 18, 2016. $15
Ice at Santa Monica 2015. Outdoor Ice Skating. 

Ongoing - December 24, 2015. Our Experience last year HERE.
Santa Headquarters. Lakewood Mall & Los Cerritos Mall
A modern interative Santa's Village, bringing Picture with Santa at the Mall up a notch.  

Every Saturday until  December 26, 2015. FREE
Free Holiday Craft Making at Lakeshore Learning. Various Cities.

November 12, 2015 - January 18, 2016. .
Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square. Los Angeles. $30 Discount Tickets HERE

November 14, 2015. FREE
The Grove Christmas with Seth MacFarlane Los Angeles, The Grove.
Lighting of The Grove’s 100-foot Christmas tree, a performance by The Top Hat dancers, the season’s first snowfall, the arrival of Santa Claus himself and a fantastic fireworks finale!

November 19, 2015. FREE
Tree Lighting at The Americana at Brand. Glendale.
Christmas tree lighting, the season’s first snowfall, performances, fireworks, the arrival of Santa Claus and more.

November 19, 2015. 630PM - 730PM. FREE.
Tree Lighting & Santa's Arrival. South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa.
Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cider, cookies, Santa hats and more!

November 21, 2015. 10-2PM. FREE
Santa Arrival Celebration. SouthBay Pavilion Mall, Carson.
Face Painting, Balloonists, Contest, Food, Santa to arrive in a fire truck.

November 21, 2015 - January 3, 2016. 
Knott's Merry FarmBuena Park. $33 Discount Tickets HERE
Enjoy the whole theme park and holiday special Ice Skating show, Nightly Snow, Tree Lighting Show, Festive decor and food. 

November 22, 2015. 6PM. FREE
Beverly Hills Holiday Lighting Ceremony
16 crystal chandeliers will accompany the 42 iridescent palm trees for the annual holiday lighting. The street will be bathed in twinkly lightsand even a confetti "snow" shower.

November 23, 2015 - January 10, 2016.  
CHILL Queen Mary 2015Long Beach$10 Discount Tickets HERE.
Ice Kingdom(Ice Sculptures), Ice Skating, Ice Tubing, and more. Long Beach.

Novemebr 23, 2015 5-7PM FREE
Christmas Tree Lighting Event. Cerritos.
Tree Lighting, Picture with Santa, Activities for Kids, Entertainment, Caroling.

November 27 - December 23, 2015. FREE Ticket Giveaway HERE.
Irvine Park Railroad. Ride a magical train ride before meeting Santa.

November 27 - 29, 2015. FREE Parking.
Newport Beach Lighting of the Bay: Polar Paradise.
Snow-filled winter wonderland for the kids on Saturday, opening of the Christmas tree farm, boutique craft fair, live musical performances, special holiday Brunch with Santa on Sunday. 

November 27, 2015 - January 3, 2016. 
Los Angeles Zoo Lights Festival.  Los Angeles. $8 Discount Tickets HERE.
Glowing light animals rendered by lasers, 3D projections and interactive displays. 

November 27 - December 24, 2015 FREE
Holiday Wishes at Disney Stores. Various cities.

November 27 - December 20, 2015. 
Holiday HydroBike Lights Tour. Long Beach. $30 Discount Tickets HERE
Floating bikes carry pedalers past million-dollar Alamitos Bay homes adorned in twinkling lights & decorations, while enjoying refreshments.

November 28, 2015. 8PM.
Electric Christmas Show. Anaheim. $14.75 Discount Tickets HERE
High-tech wizardry of electroluminescent wire, puppetry, dance and the yuletide pop favorites of artists.

November 30, 2015. 5PM. FREE
LA County Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Music Center, Los Angeles.
Listen to festive music ensemble Brass Pacifica and a choral performance by local high school students. Plus Free Hot Chocolate.

November 29, 2015. 
Hollywood Christmas Parade$24.50 Discount Tickets HERE
See celebrities wave, horses high-step, balloons fill the air with color, and marching bands try to catch the quarter notes escaping from their instruments

December 1 - 6, 2015. 
Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival
Beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, holiday gifts, children's activities, food court and special events featuring a fashion show, dinner gala, and a Santa lunch.

December 3, 2015. 6PM. FREE
Culver City Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration.
"Green" Tree will be lit up: a 22-foot artificial Rocky Mountain pine with over 7,500 LED lights. There will be hot cider, hot cocoa and cookies, plus a visit from Santa. Park free for two hours in the nearby municipal lots.

December 5, 2015. 6-9PM. FREE.
Holidays by the Sea. San Pedro.
Outdoor Movie, kids activities, visit from Santa.  

December 5, 2015. 6PM. FREE.
LA Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade 2015. San Pedro.
Santa's Minion theme boat parade.

December 5, 2015. FREE.
Wilmington Winter Wonderland. 20 tons of snow fun.

December 5 - 6, 2015. 
Sugar Rush. Costa Mesa. $10 Discount Tickets HERE.
Sample sweets, demos, competitions, games, kids' crafts & more. 

Saturday, December 5, 2015. 6 - 7:30PM. FREE.
Palos Verdes Holiday Parade of Lights

December 5 - 6, 2015. FREE with Admission. 
Santa diver will feed the fishes and sharks. Holiday music, crafts, special presentations, unique photo opportunities, shopping, and more. 

December 6, 2015. FREE with Toy Drive.
Winter Wonderland Irvine.
25 foot tall tree, concert, snow fall, see Santa, etc.

December 6, 2015. 1-3PM. FREE.
San Pedro Holiday Parade 2015. Downtown San Pedro.

Decemeber 7 - 28, 2015.
Holiday Waterfront Trolley Tour. Long Beach.  $10 Discount Tickets HERE.
Enjoy a holiday-themed jaunt on an open air trolley as it cruises along the beachfront at Alamitos Bay.
December 9, 2015 - January 4, 2016.
Disney on Ice FROZEN.
Discount Tickets: Los Angeles, Orange County $39Long Beach $37Ontario $37.

Gymboree Sale On Now!

December 10 - 19, 2015.
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell Pirate Christmas Show. Pasadena.  $25 Discount Tickets HERE.

December 12, 2015. FREE.
King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade 2015
Brightly decorated boats and paddle-craft parade through the marina trying to capture one of the 16 event trophies.

December 12, 2015. 
Street Food Cinema Presents Christmas Vacation. Los Angeles. $12 Discount Tickets HERE.
Outdoor Movie, Food Trucks, Carolers, Instagram Booth.

December 12, 2015. 3-5PM. FREE.

December 12 - 20, 2015. $17 Discount Tickets HERE.
Long Beach Ballet's The Nutcracker With Full Symphony Orchestra

December 12, 2015. 12-330PM. FREE with Toy/Food Drive.
Santa's Holiday Island. Heritage Park Island, Cerritos.
Visit Santa, crafts, music & caroling.

December 13, 2015. Event starts at 4PM. FREE.
Skechers Snow Park and Sled Hill, Toy Drive, Santa Float, Music, Fireworks. 

December 13, 2015. 1-4PM. FREE.
70 tons of snow, see Santa, live music, food trucks, etc.

December 16 -20, 2015. 
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2015$5-28 Discount Tickets HERE.
Travel along miles of waterfront estates to catch spectacular views of both estates and yachts in full holiday d├ęcor with festive light displays. 

December 18 - 19, 2015.
The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker. Los Angeles.  $38 Discount Tickets HERE.
Debbie Allen's Modern Spin on the Holiday Classic at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

December 18, 2015. 6PM. FREE.
Holiday Movie Night Santa Monica 2015. Home Alone with hot chocolate and crafts.

December 18 - January 3. 
Winter Fest OCCosta Mesa. $10 Discount Tickets HERE.
Ice Skating, Ice Tubing, Reindeer Feedin, World's largest walk-through Ornament.

We will try to update our List of Free Holiday Events: Los Angeles 2015 as new events come in. So do visit again. Check the events website(link already) for accuracy of dates and details. Enjoy and Happy Holidays. disclosure: this post may contain affiliate links.

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  2. The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker would be a wonderful event to go to. I wish I was down in Los Angeles for the Holidays because you guys have tons of awesome stuff to do!


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