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L.A. is Hosting Their Annual FREE Holiday Show at the Music Center on Christmas Eve

December 8, 2015 by Brian Champlin

What’s the best free way to get festive on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles?

Head to DTLA for one heck of performance at the 56th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration to be held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on December 24.

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The family friendly three-hour event, put on by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, features music ensembles, choirs and dance companies representing a diverse set of cultural traditions.

Highlights of the Holiday Celebration including returning favorites such as the Grammy-nominated, all-female ensemble Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, the choral music ensemble Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers; Invertigo Dance Theatre, the 50-member Colburn Children’s Choir and Young Men’s Ensemble, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, plus the Pacifico Dance Company performing a folklorico piece from the Chihuahua region of Mexico.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

LA County Holiday Celebration

The LA County Holiday Celebration. Credit: Gennia Cui, The Future Collective

New participants for 2015 include the Korean-American indie folk-rock band Run River North, MôForró which will perform a medley of holiday songs in the style of Brazilian forró; Mostly Kosher performing the Hanukkah song Ma’oz Tzur (Rock of Ages), and the San Gabriel Valley Children’s Chorus performing traditional holiday music from Taiwan.

ALSO: Just announced is the addition of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra as this year’s special guest.

What: 56th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration

When: December 24, 2015 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Doors open at 2:30pm. There will be live entertainment on The Music Center plaza for those waiting in line beginning at 12:30pm (NOTE: Expect a big line!).

Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles 90012

Both parking (Music Center lot) and admission are FREE, but it’s first come, first serve.

If you can’t make the event you can watch it live on PBS SoCal and pbssocal.org on December 24 at 3:00pm with taped showings playing at 9:00pm that night and on December 25 at noon.

The Music Center is located at 135 N Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

For all other info, please visit the official website linked above.

Enjoy!

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