Los Angeles County
Rose Bowl Flea Market
Date/Time: On the second Sunday of each month
Location: Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Dr , Pasadena, CA
Cost : $10-20
Perhaps the Los Angeles area’s most iconic flea market, this event around the exterior of the Rose Bowl is staggeringly colossal—but what else would you expect from a 90,000-seat stadium? The sheer size and scale of this flea market means that it encompasses multitudes: new and old, hand-crafted and salvaged, the cheap and the costly. On the second Sunday of each month, an odd mix of vendors populates the loop around the stadium: for every eye-catching artwork, there’s a ratty $5 T-shirt, and for each elegant craft there’s a competing “as seen on TV” demo. But you may have more luck in the rows and rows of old furniture, albums and vintage clothes and accessories that fill the adjacent parking lot. There are plenty of duds, to be sure, but come out early enough and you may go home with that perfect purchase. This destination flea market attracts bargain hunters, collectors, and antique aficionados from all over the county, so the organizers have instituted an extensive tiered entry/admission system, allowing professional and dedicated shoppers early access at a premium.
Melrose Trading Post
Date/Time: Every Sunday – 9AM to 5PM – Rain or Shine l On the Campus of Fairfax High School l Parking entrance at Clinton and Fairfax.
Location: 7850 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90046
Cost : $5
If Melrose Ave is LA’s sceney-est street, then the Melrose Trading Post is the epicenter of that scene. Every Sunday, hundreds of stylish Angelenos head over to Fairfax High School for the beloved Melrose Trading Post ($3 entry, free parking). Smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles, it’s much more than a mere flea market: live music, a food court, and expansive grounds bring people out to wile away the day, chat with old friends, and yes, be seen. Fortunately, the Trading Post is also a world-class flea market. With the right balance of new and old, expensive and affordable , the many vendors hustling artwork, succulents, and vintage jackets fill a startlingly expansive space in an urban epicenter.
Date/Time: December 04-26, 2021
Location: Montecito Heights
Street Food Cinema has put together a series of outdoor holiday screenings in the closest thing to a Dickensian town square in L.A.: Heritage Square. In between Victorian home tours, piano sing-alongs, strolls through a light tunnel and sips on hot chocolate, mulled wine and craft beer, you can catch screenings of flicks (showing twice each night, at 6 and 8pm) like Elf, Home Alone, A Christmas Carol and more. Just make sure to bundle up in your best Christmas sweater.
LA Zoo Lights
Date/Time: November 19, 2021-January 09, 2022
Location: Griffith Park
The L.A. Zoo is staying open after dark every night through January during this light-up holiday tradition, which returns for 2021 after having to take last year off. Many of the lighting displays are inspired by the zoo’s wild residents: think elephant statues with whimsical projections, mosaic-like multicolor giraffes and twinkling butterflies.
CicLAvia: South L.A.
Date/Time: December 05,2021
Pedal along a 5.3-mile car-free route through South Central, Exposition Park, Leimert Park and Crenshaw.
Date/Time: Now until June 05, 2022
Location: Miracle Mile
“Hayao Miyazaki,” which opened with the Academy Museum’s debut, features over 300 storyboards, concept images and backgrounds, many of them on display outside of Studio Ghibli’s Tokyo headquarters for the first time.
South Coast Botanic Garden’s GLOW
Date/Time: Now until January 17, 2022
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes/Rolling Hills Estates
Take a twinkly walk through South Coast Botanic Garden during the return of this illuminated, after-hours installation, which runs from just before Thanksgiving until after New Year’s. GLOW will mark its second year with the addition of themed nights (think: ugly sweaters, neon) and some new lit-up areas, including the lavender garden, koi pond, fuschia garden and lower meadow.
Riverside/San Bernardino County
Christmas Nights at 123 Farm and Highland Springs Ranch & Inn
Date/Time: November 03-January 09 – 5-10pm
Location: 10600 Highland Springs Ave., Cherry Valley
Cost : $12.50-$22
Tuesday-Sunday. Join us on a whimsical ride to Santa’s wonderland at 123 Farm featuring festive food and drinks, a wagon adventure aboard the Stagecoach Express, photos with Santa, unique gifts from our farm and more! From acres of lavender, to our century old olive grove and towering oaks, our expanse of property and historic buildings are shining bright with a display of over 1,00,000 lights.
Fall Harvest Fest
Date/Time: November 07, 2021 – 11a-6p
Location: De Portola Wine Trail
Cost : $79.99
Come join the owners of Temecula’s finest wineries for the Fall Nirvana of Wine Tasting. 10 Wineries, 30 tastes of wine* and a paired appetizer at each stop. One price fits all $79.99 full ticket, $39.99. Designated Driver does not receive any wine.
Corona Community Clean Up
Date/Time: November 13, 2021 – 9a-12p
Location: John Adams Elementary – Ontario & Border
Our Community Services Department’s Parks Division is hosting a Community Clean-Up in partnership with amazing volunteers like YOU. Together, we will clean and improve public spaces that could use a little tender loving care. This is our City, let’s take care of it and Polish the Crown to ensure our City shines for years to come.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Date/Time: December 3, 2021 — December 19, 2021
Location: 5522 E. La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92807
Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is a present the whole family can enjoy!
Festival Food Marketplace
Date/Time: November 12, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Location: Disneyland Resort
Celebrate holiday tastes and spirited libations at this seasonal smorgasbord of multicultural and diverse cuisine
Holiday Gingerbread Workshops
Date/Time: December 5, 12, and 19, 2021 | 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Location: Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen at Downtown Disney
Cost : $35
The Return of a Holiday Tradition…Follow along with Executive Chef Darrin Finkel as you build and decorate your festive holiday gingerbread house.
$35.00/Ticket (all ages must purchase a ticket to attend)
Includes: 1 seat to the workshop, a commemorative Jazz Kitchen jingle bell, Hot Chocolate Kit, and Sweet Treat Box (2 holiday cookies, 2 beignets, sweet popcorn medley, chocolate dipping sauce)
$49.00/Gingerbread House (minimum 1 per booking)
Add on as many Gingerbread Houses as you’d like!
27th Annual Nutcracker Christmas Tree-Lighting and Holiday Shopping Village
Date/Time: December 4, 2021 | 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Downtown Anaheim
Cost : NA
FREE The tradition continues… Join us on Saturday, December 4th and kick off your holiday season with a view of the beautiful tree a glow! Many more exciting details coming soon.
For GPS, use 180 W Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA 92805 . For more information, call (714) 956-3586
Night of Lights
Date/Time: November 26, 2021 – January 2, 2021
Location: OC Fair
Cost : NA
Visitors can safely celebrate the holiday season and journey through a mile-long drive-thru course filled with more than a million lights, themed holiday scenery and immersive vignettes, animated light shows, snow flurries and tunnels synchronized to music, special effects, interactive characters, and more.
Night of Lights OC kicks-off the holiday season on Friday, November 26th and runs Wednesday to Sunday nights through January 2nd. Early Bird general admission tickets start at $39.99 per vehicle (up to five people) on select nights. Larger vehicle tickets (six to nine people) start at $59.99 on select nights. Pricing will increase after Early Bird tickets are sold out.