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Three Holiday Experiences in Southern California

Festive activities to experience this holiday season.

It might not quite feel like winter in Southern California, but it’s undeniably the holiday season. If you’re looking for a unique holiday activity, here are some fantastic options to get you in a festive mood. 

Three Holiday Experiences in Southern California

"The Gingerbread Man’s Spectacular Holiday Light Adventure"

Who else has always wanted to walk through a gingerbread house? After years of making them as a child, we assume we aren’t the only ones who wished we could find one to explore. Take a visit to this life-size gingerbread house and immerse yourself in a childhood dream. You’ll have a chance to see Santa and assist with finding Biscuit the Gingerbread Man. Guests will also get to visit with other holiday characters and take photos in several immersive settings (hello, Instagram photos). Select nights at "The Gingerbread Man’s Spectacular Holiday Light Adventure" also include snowfall for the perfect winter wonderland. 

"The Gingerbread Man’s Spectacular Holiday Light Adventure" Los Angeles | WhereTraveler
"The Gingerbread Man’s Spectacular Holiday Light Adventure" (Courtesy Fever) 

"The Immersive Nutcracker"

The beloved holiday ballet is now an immersive walk-through experience at multiple locations around the Los Angeles area. Guests can visit the new pop-up at the Beverly Center, Westfield Santa Anita and Westfield Topanga. The experience combines immersive environments, screen projections and even VR to create a magical world from within “The Nutcracker” set to the famous score by Tchaikovsky. A digital photo is included with tickets for "The Immersive Nutcracker", so be prepared for a fantastic holiday portrait. 

"The Immersive Nutcracker" Los Angeles | WhereTraveler
"The Immersive Nutcracker" (Courtesy Fever)

"Love Actually Live"

One of the most beloved holiday films is a special live production this holiday season. “Love Actually Live” presents the film in a live production with the accompanying soundtrack of fan favorites. The show has four different seating levels and prices (Zone A with premium visibility for $125, Zone B with great visibility for $99, Zone C with good visibility for $79 and Zone D with clear visibility for $59. The production takes place at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts until December 31. 

"Love Actually Live" Los Angeles | WhereTraveler
"Love Actually Live" (©Rob Latour)