L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Winterlit Holiday Lights to L.A. Auto Show and More

Plus, Enchanted: Forest of Light, The Great Los Angeles Walk, and other cool happenings.

Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.

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Ongoing Pop-Up Shops & Events

Stranger Things Store (Glendale): Netflix is throwing the first-ever Stranger Things stores ahead of the holiday season. This unique retail experience will have exclusive merchandise and interactive photo moments. Explore the world of the series' most popular locations including the Upside Down, the Starcourt Mall, and more. Tickets are complimentary but limited. Reserve your tickets here.
When: Now through January 2022 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale, 91210

Photo: Courtesy of Fendi x Skims L.A. Pop-Up

Fendi x Skims Pop-Up (Beverly Hills): Under the direction of Kim Jones and Kim Kardashian West, Fendi and Skims are teaming up for a capsule collection and a special pop-up boutique. The limited-edition collection features shapewear, hosiery, RTW, beachwear, and accessories. The pop-up also introduces a fun digital photo room installation. Find out more about the Fendi x Skims Pop-Up here.
When: Now through Sunday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 323 Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 90210

The Elf on the Shelf's Magical Holiday Journey (Pomona): Santa's sleigh is making an emergency landing at the Fairplex in Pomona, and his elves are transforming the area into a winter wonderland outdoor experience. Join this elf-tacular adventure and enjoy Christmas lights, toy workshops, and more. Tickets for adults start at $29.95; purchase them here!
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 31
Where: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona, 91768

L.A. Auto Show (DTLA): The world's largest auto show is back and taking over Los Angeles. L.A. Auto Show will feature over 1,000 vehicles including trucks, SUVs, electric vehicles, and more. Guests can shop for a new car, try out the interactive experiences, and go on a free test drive in their automobile of choice. Adult tickets are $20; buy them online here.
When: Friday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 28
Where: L.A. Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90015

Dreamstate (San Bernardino): Ready to dance? Insomniac's Dreamstate is going down at the popular NOS Event Center. Headliners for the two-day festival include Giuseppe Ottaviani, Aly & Fila, Andrew Rayel, and more. General Admission is $145; grab your tickets here.
When: Friday, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m.
Where: NOS Event Center, 689 East St., San Bernardino, 92408

Hoka Footwear Pop-Up (WeHo): Athletic footwear brand Hoka is popping up on Melrose with its high-performance shoes. The retail experience will feature 3D foot scanning devices by Volumental, smart lockers, and more. Customers can also purchase exclusive apparel.
When: Now through Wednesday, Dec. 1
Where: 8551 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 90069

Photo: Courtesy of Dreamscape

Dreamscape's Men in Black: First Assignment VR Experience (Century City): It's time to suit up! Be one of the first Angeleno agents to try Dreamscape's Men in Black: First Assignment VR Experience. Work together with your crew to take on the dreaded Octopoids. All travelers must be at least 48 inches tall and 10+ years old. Travelers under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket to sign the Dreamscape waiver on the child's behalf. Tickets are $23.50; buy them online here.
When: Open now
Where: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90067

Thursday, Nov. 18

Moonstruck Screening at Rooftop Cinema Club (DTLA): Rooftop Cinema Club's iconic Level theatre is back! The open-air cinema is screening the 1987 film, Moonstruck. Tickets for one lounge seat start at $18.50; purchase your tickets here.
When: Thursday, Nov. 18 at 8:15 p.m.
Where: Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA, 888 South Olive St., L.A., 90014

Friday, Nov. 19

Santa Monica Winterlit Tree Lighting (Santa Monica): Santa is coming to Santa Monica to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy performances from the Santa Monica High Madrigals, Santa Monica Youth Orchestra Mariachi Perla del Oeste, and Santa Monica Youth Orchestra Chamber Ensemble among others.
When: Friday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.
Where: Downtown Santa Monica, 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

Saturday, Nov. 20

Platform Giving Bake Sale (Culver City): Shop for a good cause! Platform is throwing a pre-Thanksgiving bake sale to support Downtown Women's Center. Shop from local businesses like Bub & Grandma's, Fleurs et Sel, and more.
When: Saturday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232

The Great Los Angeles Walk (San Gabriel): The 16th edition of the Great Los Angeles Walk is returning. The annual city-wide urban hike invites Angelenos to walk, run, or bike for 14 miles. The event is free and the meeting spot is Plaza Park at ​​San Gabriel Mission.
When: Saturday, Nov. 20 at 9 a.m.
Where: Plaza de San Gabriel, 516 Mission Rd, San Gabriel, 91776

Sunday, Nov. 21

Melrose Trading Post (Melrose): Continuing their Sunday stay, the Melrose Trading Post is back and hosting their weekly flea market. Visitors can shop art, clothing, furniture, beauty products, and more from local vendors. Safety protocols include limited capacity and mandatory masks. Tickets are $5; buy them online here.
When: Sunday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

Enchanted: Forest of Light Opening Day (La Cañada Flintridge): See Descanso Gardens as you've never seen it before at the Enchanted Forest of Light, a special holiday light experience. The gardens are transforming into an enchanted wonderland perfect for the whole family to visit. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Purchase your tickets here.
When: Sunday, Nov. 21 from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, 91011

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