L.A.'s Best Events, From Holiday Boat Parade to Gigi C Bikinis Pop-Up and More

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Decades Presents 100 Years of Style (Santa Monica): The iconic West Hollywood fashion boutique, Decades by Cameron Silver, will be hosting a pop-up at The Georgian. Fashion icon Cameron Silver will share a curated collection of vintage, pre-loved, and contemporary pieces, featuring renowned brands such as Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Valentino, and YSL. Additionally, Decades will be featuring pieces from female-founded sustainable brands such as ReWeave and Angel Chang.
When: Friday, Dec. 8 through Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11a.m. to 7p.m.
Where: The Georgian, 1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 90401

"Poor Things Costume Exhibit" (DTLA): Poor Things Costume Exhibit will showcase the beautiful costumes from the film, masterfully created by costume designer Holly Waddington. The exhibit will be open for two weeks.
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: ASU FIDM, 919 S Grand Ave., L.A., 90015

Holidays on The Hill Festival (Universal City): The Hill Los Angeles is hosting "Holidays on The Hill," a month-long celebration in honor of the season. This outdoor market-style event is a dreamy wonderland filled with faux snow, delectable treats, and heartwarming holiday cheer. With games, rides, movies, entertainment, themed food & drinks, plus shopping, it promises an ever-evolving experience for all ages to create holiday memories, all conveniently located in one place. General admission starts at $25 for children and $35 for adults. Purchase yout tickets here.
When: Select Days through Sunday, Dec. 17
Where: 555 Universal Hollywood Dr., Universal City, 91608

Tony Marsh: Fever Dream Duets (L.A.): Tony Marsh: Fever Dream Duets, an exhibition of collaborative sculptural works that will be on view until Thursday, Dec. 21. The Ceramic Art Department at CSULB is a dynamic art space that allows artists to share in the creative process of working with clay, Marsh's long-standing relationship with the program has led to the creation of a variety of "duets" between fourteen artists that were invited to work jointly with Marsh.The exhibition will feature collaborative works between Tony Marsh and Amy Bessone, Bryan Burk, Roger Herman, Anna Sew Hoy, Akinsanya Kambon, Heidi Lau, Ramekon O'Arwisters, Mai-Thu Perret, Christopher Miles, Jean Pierre Larocque, Jennifer Rochlin, Cauleen Smith and Tam Van Tran.
When: Now through Thursday, Dec. 21
Where: 8260 Marmont Lane, L.A., 90069

Gigi C Bikinis Pop-Up (Beverly Grove): Gigi C Bikinis is hosting a pop-up at The Grove. The brand offers bikinis, one-pieces, cover-ups, sportswear — with tennis as a new addition — as well as loungewear. The pop-up will also offer in-store exclusives available such as branded hydro flasks, pickleball rackets, beach towels and gym towels.
When: Now through Saturday, Dec. 23
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90036

Lightscape Reimagined for 2023 (Arcadia): Lightscape, presented by U.S. Bank, is back with a brighter and bolder look for 2023. This after-dark, illuminated trail spans one mile and features spectacular sights with eye-catching artistic installations that come alive at night with color, imagination, and sound. While Christmas kicks in, Lightscape will host Santa Nights with an appearance from the man himself. Visit here to purchase tickets starting at $29.
When: Now through Tuesday, Jan. 2
Where: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, 91007

"The Naughty Nine" Escape Room (Manhattan Beach): 'Twas the Heist Before Christmas, a brand-new escape room inspired by the upcoming Disney Original Movie "The Naughty Nine," will make its debut at Back in Time Escape Rooms at Manhattan Village Shopping Center. Participants can embark on their own holiday heist adventure as they gather a team to break into the North Pole's toy-making workshop to steal an elusive gaming console that Santa failed to deliver. Sign up here.
When: Now through Sunday, Jan. 14
Where: Back in Time Escape Rooms, 2970 North Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 90266

Where You Stand: Chinatown 1880 to 1939 Exhibit (DTLA): Union Station is showcasing a year-long temporary exhibit called Chinatown 1880 to 1939. The exhibition invites guests into the center of this once vibrant community of families, businesses and associations through historic photographs, oral history recordings and augmented reality.
When: Now through Fall 2024
Where: Los Angeles Union Station, 800 North Alameda St., L.A., 90012

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Goldenvoice presents Hovvdy, Unplugged with Superfan (Silver Lake): The beloved Texas duo, Hovvdy, composed of Charlie Martin and Will Taylor, will be bringing their tour to town. The duo returned with the first piece of new music since last year's EP, billboard for my feelings, with the jaunty new single "Jean."
When: Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.
Where: El Cid, 4212 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90029

Thursday, Dec. 7

Uchi L.A. Opening (WeHo): Austin-based restaurant group Hai Hospitality is opening Uchi L.A., their first West Coast concept, marking a significant expansion milestone for the beloved brand. Uchi LA will introduce Angelenos to Uchi's delicate balance of elevated food and impeccable service, featuring the signature non‑traditional take on Japanese cuisine, signature tastings, sushi, and a seasonal omakase for which James Beard Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole is known. Make your reservations here.
When: Thursday, Dec. 7
Where: Uchi L.A., 9001 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste 101, WeHo, 90069

Raclette Night at Good Clean Fun (DTLA): Good Clean Fun, is throwing a Raclette Night along with @conviviumimports this Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Perfect for the cold weather, the traditional Swiss dish will keep guests warm & cozy as they sip on their favorite glass of vino! Make your reservation here.
When: Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Good Clean Fun, 868 S Olive St, L.A., 90014

Rhône Wine Dinner at Juliet (Culver City): Juliet will be hosting a six-course dinner that highlights the wines of the Rhône Valley. The dinner will invite guests to explore the region's wines while enjoying a selection of composed dishes. Tickets are $295/person and are available for purchase here.
When: Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Juliet, 8888 Washington Blvd., Suite 102, Culver City, 90232

Friday, Dec. 8

Day of the Devs (DTLA): The time-honored tradition in the San Francisco video game scene, Day of the Devs travels to Los Angeles for the first time! Fans can enjoy indie games and developers to celebrate with thousands of fans, great music, and loads of awesome treats and surprises — all free with no costs either to developers or attendees. RSVP here.
When: Friday, Dec. 8 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: City Market Social House, 1145 San Pedro St., L.A., 90015

The Darts w/ Casa de Brujas + Special Guests (Boyle Heights): Diesel Boy w/ Versus The World will be performing at L.A.'s longest running ballroom and venue. Tickets are $17; purchase them here.
When: Friday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Paramount, 2708 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave., L.A., 90033

Rooftop Cinema Club LaLa Land Screening (DTLA): Hi Barbie! That's right, the film that stole the show in 2023, Barbie is finally screening at the Rooftop Cinema Club. Tickets start at $19.50; purchase them here.
When: Friday, Dec. 8 at 8:55 p.m.
Where: Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA, 888 South Olive St., 4th Floor, L.A., 90014

Saturday, Dec. 9

Vallarta Supermarkets Toy Giveaway (Multiple Locations): This holiday season, Vallarta Supermarkets will be hosting its annual holiday toy giveaway. Families with children who are 12 and under are encouraged to visit their local Vallarta location to receive a free toy (while supplies last) along with a sweet treat, and photo opportunities with Santa Claus. The Annual Holiday Toy Giveaway is part of Vallarta Supermarkets' commitment to serve and thank local communities.
When: Saturday, Dec. 9
Where: Multiple Locations

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum Holiday Family Faire (Topanga): The beautiful grounds of Theatricum transform into an outdoor winter wonderland featuring an artisan holiday marketplace, special performances, festive food and drink, caroling, photos with Santa and Mrs. Clause, and more! Following the faire, tickets are available for Family Movie Night (A Muppet's Christmas Carol) and Caroling with the Company on the mainstage. Proceeds support Theatricum's extensive artistic and educational programming. Get tickets here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 90290

Music & Design: Mid-Century Venezuela (Brentwood): Join The Getty Center for a live jazz performance celebrating the exhibition, Alfredo Boulton: Looking at Venezuela (1928–1978). Led by musician Aaron Serfaty, the Latin jazz quartet will perform Venezuelan music of the mid-20th century. Following the performance, curators Jorge Rivas Pérez and Idurre Alonso will discuss Boulton's use of mid-century modern and historical Venezuelan traditions in the design of his house in Pampatar on Margarita Island, as well as his legacy as an important intellectual in Latin America.
When: Saturday, Dec. 9 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A., 90049

Holiday Boat Parade Happy Hour (Marina Del Rey): Secure your front-row seat to witness the magical Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade! Marina del Rey Hotel will be hosting an exclusive Happy Hour featuring Kuelana Rum. The Happy Hour will feature a discounted Del Rey Lounge Menu, festive holiday cocktails, warm cocoa, delightful goodie bags and outdoor bar on the viewing deck offering 360-degree views, complete with heaters for your comfort. Free admission – reservations can be made here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Marina Del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey, 90292

Sunday, Dec. 10

Strawberry Shortcake Holiday Tea Party (San Marino): Strawberry Shortcake will host a "Perfect Holiday Tea Party" at Julienne Fine Foods and Celebrations Café. uests will have the opportunity to experience an exclusive Strawberry Shortcake-inspired tea-service with holiday-themed treats, a berry boutique, and a meet and greet with Strawberry Shortcake herself! Tickets for the Strawberry Shortcake Perfect Holiday Tea Party are available here for $75 per person.
When: Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Julienne's, 2651 Mission St., San Marino, 91108

Meet Me Under The Fig Tree (Santa Monica): As a longstanding community pillar, Santa Monica's iconic five-star Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows will raise a toast to the holiday season with the return of the annual 'Meet Me Under The Fig Tree' Event. Angelenos, Santa Monica residents, and hotel guests alike can gather around Fairmont Miramar's beautifully adorned historical landmark the Moreton Bay Fig Tree for a celebratory afternoon full of complimentary festive drinks, small bites, and holiday activities.
When: Scnday, Dec. 10 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.c
Where: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd.,, Santa Monica, 90401​​

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