L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, 2nd & PCH Christmas Tree Lighting to New Princess Diana Photo Exhibition and More

Plus, Verzuz Battle at the Hollywood Palladium, holiday movie screening 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

Westfield Century City's Holiday Marketplace (Century City): The Market at Westfield is back! Shop from local brands such as Woodley + Lowe, Von Holzhausen, and many more. Also, enjoy holiday attractions, including Santa's North Pole Journey, town square clock tower, live performances, and more.
When: Now through Sunday, Dec. 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90067

Dodgers Holiday Festival (Elysian Park): The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting a holiday festival in their new center field plaza. Guests can expect scenic light displays, an ice skating rink, nightly entertainment, and an appearance from Santa Clause himself. Tickets start at $16; purchase them here.
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., L.A., 90012

Photo: Courtesy of L'antica Pizzeria da Michele

"Feast of the Seven Fishes" at L'antica Pizzeria da Michele (Hollywood): The Hollywood restaurant is returning to its Italian roots this holiday with a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner. Throughout December, Angeleno's can experience a taste of the traditional holiday experience through a special Spicy Arrabbiata di Mare Pasta, featuring branzino, scallops, calamari, shrimp, clams, and mussels ($35). The restaurant will donate $10 of each special pasta sold to A Place Called Home. Book your reservation here.
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 31
Where: L'antica Pizzeria da Michele, 1534 N McCadden Pl., L.A., 90028

Santa's Speedway Christmas Lights Drive Through Spectacular (Irwindale): Irwindale Speedway is hosting its second annual Santa's Speedway Christmas Lights Drive-Thru. The 30-45 minute experience will transport families of all ages into the magical world of Christmas. Santa's Speedway will include Christmas scenes and holiday-themed vignettes from Mobile Illumination. Peak weekend nights (Fri-Sunday & 12/20-12/23) are $75 per car, while all other nights are $59 per car. Purchase your tickets here!
When: Now through Sunday, Jan. 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Irwindale Speedway & Event Center, 500 Speedway Drive, Irwindale, 91706

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

Photo: Courtesy of Gucci Beauty

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Pop-Up (Beverly Grove): Gucci Beauty and Nordstrom are hosting a limited-time experience. Escape into a joy-fueled fantasy world with Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia. RSVP for the pop-up here.
When: Now through Friday, Jan. 7
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90036

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

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Cork Dork's Wine and Charcuterie Wednesdays (Westlake Village): The boutique wine bar Cork Dork is kicking off their "Wine and Charcuterie Wednesdays." For $59, receive two wine flights from some of the best wineries in the region and a charcuterie board with locally sourced produce curated by Cork Dork's Executive Chef. Make your reservations here.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: 1125 Lindero Canyon Rd, Thousand Oaks, 91362

Farm to Fashion: An E3 Sustainable Cotton (Virtual): BASF will be hosting a Farm to Fashion virtual event that will focus on introducing you to their e3 Sustainable Cotton. This 60-minute virtual event will touch on the dialogue around traceability and transparency in the cotton industry, and how agriculture and fashion have a direct impact on consumers and our planet. Reserve your spot for the event here.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual

Thursday, Dec. 2

Verzuz Presents Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs Three 6 Mafia (Hollywood): Rap supergroups Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Three 6 Mafia are the latest to go head to head in an epic Verzuz battle. You can get a front-row seat to the showdown as well! General Admission is $39.50; purchase your tickets here.
When: Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90028

Friday, Dec. 3

Re/Done Holiday Flea Market (WeHo): Re/Done is hosting a Holiday Flea Market at their Melrose shop. Shop from a carefully curated selection of seasonal gifts from vendors like Vintage on Hollywood, Mothfood, and more. Guests will also be able to enjoy a festive musical performance on vinyl from Reverberation Radio and wood-fired artisanal pizza from La Sorted. Find out more about the free event here.
When: Friday, Dec. 3 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Re/Done, 8751 Melrose Ave., WeHo, 90069

2nd & PCH Annual Tree Lighting + Holiday Movie Series (Long Beach): The outdoor shopping center 2nd & PCH is hosting its Annual Tree Lighting. Festivities will include live music, photos, and a free screening of the seasonal favorite Elf.
When: Friday, Dec. 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 2nd & PCH, 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803

Saturday, Dec. 4

Princess Diana Accredited Access Exhibition in Los Angeles Opening Day (Santa Monica): Experience the legacy of Princess Diana like never before. Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access Los Angeles is an intimate exhibit of iconic images and the never-before-heard stories behind them, as told through Princess Diana's royal photographer. Adult General Admission is $25; buy online here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 315 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, 90401

Fred Segal Dessert Pop-up with Giovanni's Tiramisu (WeHo): Fred Segal is kicking off the holiday season with a delicious four-week pop-up. Shoppers can indulge in delicious treats while they shop for their loved ones this holiday season. Fred Segal will be giving a portion of dessert sales to the Priceless Planet Coalition, a non-profit organization that aims to preserve the environment through the restoration of 100 million trees in five years.
When: Saturday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Fred Segal, 8500 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90069

A Very Merry Winter Market (Arts District): Typewriter Connection is hosting "A Very Merry Winter Market." The market will host artists and crafters from throughout Los Angeles, with typewriters at the center of everything. The event will include live poetry demonstrations, letterpress arts, and more. Register for the free event here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 4 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: As We Dwell, 441 Seaton St., L.A., 90013

French Holiday Market at Coucou (Silver Lake): Coucou Los Angeles is hosting a holiday market to gather French creators. Sip natural mulled wine, nibble on sweet & savory crêpes, and shop from local French artisans such as Air Food, Basqueria, and more.
When: Saturday, Dec. 4 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Coucou LA, 2400 Hyperion Ave., Suite 1A, L.A., 90027

Circoloco Los Angeles (DTLA): Circoloco is teaming with Teksupport for a fun night of partying. Enjoy performances like Tale of Us, Perel, Seth Troxler, and Rampa et al. Tickets start at $65; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 4 from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: El Pueblo De Los Angeles, 424 North Main St., L.A., 90012

Lit Journal Launch: Introducing Threads, from WriteGirl (Virtual): WriteGirl is hosting a public reading to celebrate the launch of their new online literary journal Threads. Be among the first to experience the premiere issue and participate in a creative writing activity led by WriteGirl staff. Register for the free event here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 4 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual

Cinelounge Cannabis Club Anchorman Screening (Hollywood): Cinelounge Cannabis Club is gathering in Hollywood for a movie, food, and cannabis. The group is screening the comedy Anchorman. Enjoy food options from amazing chefs, industry sponsors, and cannabis delivery. Tickets are $25; buy them online here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 4 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Cinelounge® Outdoors, 1625 North Las Palmas Ave., L.A., 90028

Sunday, Dec. 5

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, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

Home Alone Screening at Rooftop Cinema Club (DTLA): Rooftop Cinema Club's iconic Level theatre is back! The open-air cinema is screening the holiday classic, Home Alone. Tickets for one lounge seat start at $18.50; purchase your tickets here.
When: Sunday, Dec. 5 at 5:15 p.m.
Where: Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA, 888 South Olive St., L.A., 90014

Friday, Dec. 31

Universal Studios Hollywood's Eve (Hollywood): Ring in the New Year at Universal Studios Hollywood's festive Eve event. Included in the price of theme park admission, Eve invites guests to spend the day and party by night while enjoying the theme park. Celebrate with multiple party areas featuring music, dancing, photo ops, drinks, and more. The countdown is on! Tickets are $134; purchase them here.
When: Friday, Dec. 31
Where: Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 91608

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