There’s a great old country song that reminds us that Christmas is for kids. And it really is! Sure, everyone of every age enjoys Christmas, and the holidays in general. However, it’s a particularly a special time for the youngest among us. Take them to one of these LA-area events to celebrate the holidays as a family this year.
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(credit: Jahar C./yelp)

Naples Island Holiday Boat Parade
Naples Island
5537 The Toledo
Long Beach, CA 90803
Dates: December 9th, 2017 at 7 p.m.

The Island of Naples will host its 701st annual Holiday Boat Parade on December 9 to the delight of residents. Not only are the boats decorated in festive lighting, but the homes also take part in getting lit up too. There will be carolers as well to help get you in the festive mood of the holidays. You and your young ones are free to walk the neighborhood, or pay a little extra to see it all from inside a gondola. Or you can watch the parade from one of the nearby restaurants.

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L.A> Zoo Lights
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4200
Dates: November 17, 2017 – January 7, 2017 (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 24 & Dec 25)

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Experience the magic that is L.A. Zoo Lights this holiday season! From November 17, 2017 through January 7, 2018, the Zoo comes alive with nighttime holiday light events. Once you enter the park, you’ll take a self-guided tour that lasts from 60-90 minutes inside the Zoo. See creative animal-themed light displays, including 3D projectors, lasers, and thousands of LED’s, as well as a water show, live reindeer, music, and the all new “Wild Wonderland” finale. In addition to the tour, there will be hot cocoa and other holiday treats on offer, as well as a chance to take pictures with Santa on select dates!

(Credit:  Holiday Ice Rink in Pershing Square)

(Credit: Holiday Ice Rink in Pershing Square)

Pershing Square Ice Rink
Pershing Square
532 S. Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 847-4970
Dates: November 16, 2017 – January 15, 2018

The appropriately named Holiday Ice Rink in Pershing Square is a favorite among Southland skaters who like to show off their skills in front of moderate to large crowds enthusiastically taking in all of the sliding and twirling on this particular frozen ground. The temporary venue stays busy in downtown Los Angeles until January 15 2018, so get your blades ready (or rent them on the spot) for fast and furious one-hour sessions at this popular rink that doesn’t disappoint even the most uncoordinated ice queen or ice king.

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(credit: The Music Center)

The 58th Annual Music Center Holiday Sing-Along 2017
The Music Center Plaza
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles 90012
(213) 972-7499
Dates: December 24, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Presented by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the 58th annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration is one you won’t want to miss out on this year! Held on Christmas Eve from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Angelenos of all ages will get the opportunity to come together and experience and honor the dynamic, rich cultures of the County. During the free event, many diverse L.A.-based artists and community groups will show off their talent, artistry and traditions on The Music Center’s iconic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage. Highlights this year include singing of holiday songs, as well as choirs, the L.A. Sheriff’s Department Band, and a reading of “The Nutcracker” by the City Ballet of Los Angeles.

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Holiday Sing-Along
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 850-2000
Dates: December 16, 2017

Join in on the singing with the incredible Los Angeles Philharmonic this year at the Walt Disney Concert Hall for a Holiday Sing-Along! You’ll enjoy many popular songs of the season to sing along with and it’s a jolly good time for kids and adults!

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Snow Los Angeles
The Old Lodge
2002 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Dates: Select Days Throughout December 2017

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Kids will love snow in the middle of Los Angeles. Yes, snow! The pop up offers 9 acres of holiday fun along with synthetic snow to play in, go snow tubing and more! There are also trees decorated in icicles, and festive lights.