World AIDS Day Events
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.