What’s Happening: “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” Edition

World AIDS Day Events

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WHEN: December 1

WHERE: West Hollywood Council Chambers at West Hollywood Library

WHAT: A candlelight vigil at 6 P.M., followed by the Paul Starke Warrior Awards at 7.

WHY: Honor those we’ve lost and celebrate the progress we’ve made since the first World AIDS Day in 1988.

Unique L.A. Holiday Market

WHEN: December 2-3

WHERE: 110 E. 9th St., DTLA

WHAT: A weekend pop-up event featuring local vendors and holiday-themed crafts.

WHY: Enjoy free drinks, DIY projects, and goods from over 400 vendors all weekend long.

Full Moon Hike

WHEN: December 3, 5 P.M.

WHERE: Franklin Canyon Ranch, Beverly Hills.

WHAT: A Community Nature Connection-hosted hike led by a local naturalist.

WHY: Cast off your big city roots and bask in the light of the full moon!

La Casa Azul

WHEN: December 9, 2 P.M.- 9 P.M.

WHERE: Plaza de la Raza

WHAT: A night of dancing, food, and fun hosted by Pacifico Dance Company.

WHY: This family-friendly event is inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo.


WHEN: December 9, 11:30 A.M.

WHERE: 6562 Hollywood Blvd.

WHAT: You guessed it…another crafty Holiday pop-up, with an Old Hollywood twist!

WHY: Santa will be in attendance.

Echo Park Community Parade

WHEN: December 9, 11 A.M. – 2 P.M.

WHERE: Down Sunset Boulevard between Vin Scully Avenue to Park Avenue.

WHAT: A community gathering full of floats, classic cars, and special guests.

WHY: This year’s theme: “Golden Memories of Echo Park.”

“I, Tonya” Q&A

WHEN: December 7, 9 and 10

WHERE: The Landmark on Pico

WHAT: “I, Tonya” director Craig Gillespie and star Margot Robbie discuss the infamous newly-released Tonya Harding biopic.

WHY: Potentially learn who threw that lead pipe.

Dirty John Live

WHEN: December 11, 7 P.M.- 10 P.M.

WHERE: The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA

WHAT: The hit L.A. Times podcast comes to life as journalist Christopher Goffard takes the stage for a deep dive into the story behind “Dirty John.”

WHY: In case you’re totally sick of holiday stuff.

Los Angeles Krampus Run

WHEN: December 14, 8 P.M.

WHERE: Winston St. between Main and Los Angeles

WHAT: Celebrate the legend of the Christmas Krampus by parading down the streets of downtown next to “dozens of Krampuses pursuing those deserving the switch.”

WHY: There will be an afterparty at The Lash.

A Taste of the Holidays Christmas Market

WHEN: December 15, 16, and 17

WHERE: Crafter at the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro.

WHAT: A “European-Style” craft fair full of uniquely handcrafted offerings.

WHY: Pick out your own Christmas tree in the lot and make some DIY ornaments all in one sitting.

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