Holiday Activities, 2011

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Hannukah Activities

Third Street Promenade               Menorah lighting Ceremonies              
Nightly Menorah lighting ceremonies on the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Dec 20-27, 2011 at Sundown
LA Farmer’s Market                       Menorah lighting Ceremonies     
The annual Hanukkah Celebration at the Farmer’s Market includes children’s craft workshops, building a giant Lego menorah, holiday foods, music and a Menorah Lighting Ceremony at 4:30 pm on Dec 20, 2011. 2:30 – 5 pm
CityWalk                                              So.Cal’s largest Menorah
Live bands and dancing presented by Chabad of the Valley. Kosher food will be available. The highlight will be the lighting of Southern California’s largest menorah.
Pershing Square                              Menorah Lighting, Hanukkah Celebration
Traditional ceremony with Rabbi includes bottle dancing and dreidel fun.
12/20/2011 – 12/20/2011
8:00 PM
Westside Pavillion                         Hanukkah Celebration & Lighting of the Menorah
December 20, 2011, 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM
 

Museums

The Natural History Museum
Travel Town, near Griffith Park. Great for those who love trains. And the Los Angeles, Live Steamers Railroad Museum, 5202 Zoo Drive
Kidspace Children’s Museum
      Snow Days
     Monday, December 26, Tuesday, December 27 and Wednesday, December 28
Skirball Cultural Center                  Hanukkah Events        
     The Hanukkah festival at the Skirball will include world music and dance, hands-on arts and crafts and tasty Hanukkah treats. Included with museum admission. 
When: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 11:00 am – 4 pm
 

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Pershing Square, downtown LA                 http://laparks.org/pershingsquare/
ICE at Santa Monica, 1324 Fifth Street     http://www.iceatsantamonica.com
                                                                               
 

Special Events

Beverly Hills & Cirque du Soleil               Cirque du Soleil & Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau invites kids, young and old, to OVO Family Days on December 3 and 17 (10 am – 1 pm) at Beverly Canon Gardens. In celebration of OVO from Cirque du Soleil, this family-friendly afternoon will feature face painting, chalk and balloon artists, interactive exhibits and more!  A perfect event for the whole family!
Beverly Hills Sparkle event                        Sparkle 90210 lights the way on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the month of December.  From 5 – 8 pm on December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16, snow and sparkle effects will float and flutter at Two Rodeo Drive and Beverly Canon Gardens.  That sparkle and shimmer fills the Golden Triangle as shoppers all over town experience classic holiday traditions including horse and carriage rides, carolers and performers each of the six evenings.
The Grove                Magical Snowfall
         Snowflakes float from above, every night at 7pm and 8pm, November 14 – December 31.
The Americana @ Brand          WINTER WONDERLAND
Watch a Winter Wonderland appear before your eyes. Witness an enchanting snowfall each night at 7pm and 8pm.
 
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