Best Places to See Snow in Los Angeles for Christmas
Yes, it really does snow in Los Angeles. Usually around Christmas time and the holiday season. And for some reason, the snow flurries happen in the same places night after night.
If you are a California transplant and missing the snow that accompanies Christmas in so much of the world – or if you have simply wondered what that white stuff is like that you see in photos of other parts of the world, then here is a list of places you can find some snow in LA.
Where To Find Snow In Los Angeles
The Grove at Farmers Market
Every night at 7 pm and 8 pm snow falls at The Grove. It is also one of the most beautiful open space shopping malls to be found… with the possible exception of The Americana at Brand which we cover next. Count on a top notch Holiday, Christmas atmosphere. The entire shopping mall is illuminated in beautiful Christmas lights and decor. There’s a plastic Santa on a sleigh pulled by reindeer taking flight near the fountain. The Grove’s Christmas tree soars to 100 feet, taller than those at Grand Park and the Music Center in Downtown. The snowfall is the perfect finishing touch to put you in the holiday spirit.
Oh, and did we mention The Grove and the adjacent Original Farmer’s Market both make excellent places to do some Christmas shopping.
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Americana at Brand
Santa’s workshop sits beside the pond with the “dancing fountain” (there is also a dancing fountain at The Grove) and in this area of the open space mall called “The Green” snow falls every night at 7 pm and 8 pm. Snow and the giant bows and lights that adorn the old fashioned street light poles transfer it into a winter wonderland.
Nothing was skimped on when it came to making the Americana one of the most beautiful Christmas displays in Los Angeles. There is also a full lineup of holiday events including singers, drummers and or course Santa. See the event schedule here: https://americanaatbrand.com/docs/AmericanaatBrandSeasonalHoursandEvents2017.pdf
889 Ameriana Way, Glendale 91210
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Studio City Winter Family Festival
Studio City gets hit with 70 tons of snow for slides and snowman-making, along with live entertainment, photos with Santa, face painting, crafts, and restaurant food sampling. The seasonal fun takes place at the Studio City Recreation Center at Beeman Park.
Plenty of food is on hand as well, though guests are encouraged to share the good cheer by donating canned or packaged food; new, unwrapped toys; used children’s books, or new children’s clothing and accessories, as part of the Festival of Giving.
Studio City Recreation Center , 12621 Rye Street Studio City CA 91604 – check their website for dates
Snow Days at Kidspace
Kidspace Children’s Museum trucks in tons of snow for its annual winter event and invites SoCal kids to make snowmen, snowballs, and snow angels while learning how snow is formed. Normal admission prices apply.
480 North Arroyo Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91103 – Dec 26-30, 2013
Public Event Hours
- 9:30am – 5:00pm, Tuesday to Friday, December 26-29
- 10:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday, December 30
- check their website for more info
Beach Winter Wonderland
Join us for Beach Winter Wonderland at the Dockweiler Youth Center. Bring the whole family to the DYC for this free event and enjoy bouncers, winter activities, and REAL SNOW at the beach! This is a free event but they do recommend getting tickets in advance through their event website.
Sat, December 16, 2017 – 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dockweiler Youth Center
12505 Vista Del Mar
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293