L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Newport Beach Boat Parade to Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl, and More

Plus, H&M's Buy From a Black Woman Holiday Market, a Titanic exhibit, and more.

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

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Newport Beach Boat Parade (Newport Beach): The 134th annual Newport Beach Boat Parade is taking place this weekend and we know the perfect spot to check it out. Watch the most highly anticipated holiday event in SoCal from Billy's waterfront patio. Reserve a table and enjoy the stunning view along with a glass of champagne, a festive menu, holiday caroling and decorations.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Billy's at the Beach, 2751 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 92663

Après-ski Cocktail Experience (DTLA): Hotel Figueroa is inviting guests to a new cocktail experience that offers winter wonderland vibes. Presented by Noble33 and Thunderbolt, the Omakase cocktail tasting experience will take over Bar Alta, and feature eight carefully curated cocktails. Tickets are $125 per person; make your reservations here.
When:Thursday, Dec. 15 through Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Where: Hotel Figueroa, 939 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90015

OC Parks' Holiday Lights (Orange County): Stroll through the merry ground and enjoy historical buildings adorned with décor. The event will feature live musical performances, holiday crafts for kids, and a special appearance from Santa Clause. Don't miss the free holiday lights.
When: Friday, Dec. 16 through Sunday, Dec. 18 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, 92630

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Pep Rally & Tequila 512 Fan Fest (Inglewood): The Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented By Stifel is hosting two days of interactive events and activities ahead of the game day. On Friday, there will be a Pep Rally to kick off the weekend interactive contests, a battle of the bands, food trucks and more. Saturday's Tequila 512 Fan Fest will feature music, food trucks, and a beer garden. Tickets for the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented By Stifel are priced as low as $35 and can be purchased here.
When: Friday, Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m. & Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m.
Where: SoFi Stadium, 1001 Stadium Dr, Inglewood, CA 90301

H&M's Buy From a Black Woman Holiday Market (Century City & Glendale): H&M is proud to present their second annual "Buy From a Black Woman Holiday Market." The non-profit invites guests to shop from five local Black Woman vendors. The market will be on-site in H&M's Glendale and Century City locations. Find out more here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 17 through Sunday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: H&M Glendale, 891 Americana Way, Glendale, 91210
H&M Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90067

Hotel Figueroa x Simone The Label Jewelry Pop-Up (DTLA): Hotel Figueroa is partnering up again with Simone The Label—a local BIPOC-owned, socially conscious jewelry brand. Every Thursday through Saturday evening, guests can shop the limited-time holiday jewelry pop-up. Items will be priced between $35 – $85.
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 23
Where: Hotel Figueroa, 939 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90015

Westfield Century City Holiday Market (Century City): Get a head start on your holiday shopping at Westfield's Holiday Market. Shop from stores including Diamond Art Club, SuperHigh, and more. Afterpay will surprise shoppers with exclusive benefits at the limited-time Afterpay Holiday HQ pop-up located at three participating Westfield malls.
When: Now through Sunday, Dec. 25
Where: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90067

Santa's Workshop at The Grove (Beverly Grove): Embrace the magic of the season with a visit to Santa's Workshop! Meet Santa, share your wishlist, and capture the experience with keepsake photos to treasure. Book your visit here.
When: Now through Sunday, Dec. 25
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90036

Brave Daughters x Otherwild Pop-Up (Los Feliz): Otherwild and Brave Daughters are teaming up for a "shop within a shop" pop-up. Shop the many jewelry collections and enjoy the magical one-of-a-kind experience. Walk-ins are accepted or appointments can be booked here.
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 30 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Otherwild L.A., 1768 North Vermont Ave., L.A., 90027

Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle (Hollywood): The Lighthouse Artspace is transforming into Immersive Nutcracker, a 30-minute immersive experience. Set to the sweeping music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the exhibit features 500,000 cubic feet of projections composed of over 1 million frames of video, curating a grand immersive display that relays the tale of The Nutcracker from opening to finale. Tickets start at $30; purchase them here.
When: Now through Saturday, Dec. 31
Where: Lighthouse Artspace L.A., 6400 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90028

'Holiday Road' (Calabasas): Los Angeles' top immersive holiday event Holiday Road is coming to town! Enjoy countless photo ops, immersive walking trails, festive souvenir shops, premium holiday bars, top food trucks, and more. Prices range from $29.99 to 44.99; grab your tickets here.
When: Now through Sunday, Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, 91302

Titanic: The Exhibition (East Hollywood): Presented by Imagine Exhibitions and Fever, Titanic: The Exhibition is the latest immersive experience to allow Angelenos to experience a part of history. The exhibition tells the chronological and dramatic tale of the design, creation, launch, maiden voyage and tragedy of the largest and most luxurious ship in the world at that time. Tickets for adults start at $29.50; purchase them here.
When: Now through Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 4327 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90004

Beastie Boys Exhibit (Fairfax): Beyond the Streets and Goldenvoice presents Exhibit, the world's most comprehensive survey of the iconic New York City music trio, Beastie Boys. The exhibit offers a storied dive into the group's nearly forty-year history: the raucous rap debut of Licensed To Ill, the sample masterpiece Paul's Boutique, and more. Tickets are complimentary and available to reserve now via AXS.
When: Saturday, Dec. 10 through Monday, Jan. 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Beyond the Streets, 434 North La Brea Ave., L.A., 90036

Stranger Things: The Experience (Montebello): Hawkins is coming to Los Angeles for the first time! Netflix and Fever have teamed up to create a new immersive experience inspired by the Stranger Things universe. Visit the infamous Hawkins Lab and the Upside Down. Tickets are limited and prices will start at $49 per person and can be booked here.
When: Now through Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023
Where: 1345 North Montebello Blvd., Montebello, 90640

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Ice at Santa Monica Yoga Class (Santa Monica): Ice at Santa Monica skating rink will host its first-ever ice yoga class. Austin Hollingshead, will lead a full-body yoga class directly on the ice for a group of wellness enthusiasts. Guests can RSVP for this and future events here.
When: Thursday, Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: 1324 5th St., Santa Monica, 90401

Thursday, Dec. 15

Winterlit (Santa Monica): Downtown Santa Monica will celebrate the Festival of Lights with nightly menorah lightings beginning today. Don't miss the incredible lights, decor, live music and snow moments. Find out more here.
When: Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Third Street Promenade, 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

Tiki Ha Ha (Long Beach): Tiki Ha Ha is a monthly comedy night at Bamboo Club hosted by Christian Senrud. Ticket sales are limited to 80 guests to create an intimate night of food, drinks and laughs. Performers include Bryan Mathews, Rob Stern and more. Tickets are $12; buy them here.
When: Thursday, Dec. 15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Bamboo Club, 3522 East Anaheim St., Long Beach, 90804

Friday, Dec. 16

Billie Eilish: Happier Than Ever, The Hometown Encore (Inglewood): Artist Billie Eilish is bringing her tour back to Los Angeles for a Hometown Encore. Tickets start at $100; buy them here.
When: Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kia Forum, 3900 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, 90305

Saturday, Dec. 17

In My Feelz Festival (DTLA): Umbrella MGMT is kicking off their annual festival with their, R&B music festival. Guests can enjoy performances by Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Jeremih, Sean Kingston and more. Tickets start at $60; buy them here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.
Where: Banc of California Stadium, 3939 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90037

Breakfast With Santa (Canoga Park): Neiman Marcus at Westfield Topanga for their annual holiday feast and festivities. Stop by and try the delicious breakfast menu including mimosas, pastries, bacon, and more. Find out more here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 17 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Westfield Topanga & The Village, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, 91303

Sunday, Dec. 18

3rd Annual Toy Giveaway (Chinatown): MásForMore and Production Club are hosting their 3rd Annual Toy Giveaway. Attendees can expect a festive environment with live DJ, a breezeway with cut-offs cartoons, plant-based food, a snow machine and a Santa Claus picture moment, among other things. All toys will be sorted by age, and each guest will also receive a book (in English, Spanish, or Simplified Chinese) from our friendly trilingual staff. Toys will be given out on a first-come-first serve basis until we run out.
When: Sunday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Production Club HQ in Chinatown, 1726 North Spring St., Unit , L.A., 90012

Love Actually Screening at Melrose Rooftop Theatre (WeHo): For the holidays, Melrose Rooftop Theatre will be screening Christmas classics. Screening this week is the romantic comedy Love Actually. Guests can either purchase a GA ticket ($30) or a Dinner + Movie ticket ($65).
When: Sunday, Dec. 18 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Melrose Rooftop Theatre, 603 North La Cienega Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Tuesday, Dec. 20

The Shay's Menorah Lighting (Culver City): In partnership with Jewish Community of Culver City, The Shay is hosting a Menorah Lighting. elebrate Hanukkah with a night of soup, sushi and latkes. Register for the event here.
When: Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 PM
Where: 8801 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232

Wednesday, Dec. 21

Menorah Lighting (Calabasas): Join The Commons for a menorah lighting to celebrate the fourth of eight nights of Chanukah! This festive event will include live musical entertainment, activities for kids, fireworks, traditional Chanukah refreshments and special remarks by city officials followed by blessings from the Rabbi.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Commons at Calabasas, 4799 Commons Way, Calabasas, 91302

Bootloose (Hollywood): Desert 5's new weekly Wednesday programming is officially kicking off this week. The evening will welcome guests to dance the night away with line dancing experts and Cowboy Karaoke. Attendees can also expect to hear sounds from DJ Short Shorts along with Desert 5 Spot's signature cocktail selection.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Where: Desert 5 Spot, 6516 Selma Ave., L.A., 90028

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