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A Cheat-Sheet of the Best L.A. Freebies, Deals & Discounts on Our Radar RIGHT NOW (12-16-2015)

December 16, 2015 by Brian Champlin

Part of what we do at We Like L.A. every single week is scout for free events, food deals, event discounts, and pretty much any other kind of information that may save our readers some money when they’re out exploring Los Angeles.

Things can get a little muddle when trying to sort through it all, but we figured it would be nice to organize the best of what we’re finding and share that info as a single, weekly, ongoing list with our readers.


So here it is!

Consider this sort of a cheat-sheet for saving a couple bucks in L.A. over the next few weeks.


Walt Disney Concert Hall Night

Outside the Disney Concert Hall on a chilly evening. Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

[REMINDER: In some cases We Like L.A. does receive revenue when visitors click on ticket links and make purchases, however we maintain complete editorial control over the events we suggest. Basically, it only makes it on to the website if we think it is cool!]

Freebies & Free Events

[DEC 16-20] Seinfeld: The Apartment, a replica of Jerry’s apartment from Seinfeld. 

[DEC 17] Free lunch-time Christmas concert in California Plaza

[DEC 18] A big lighsaber battle in Pershing Square.

[DEC 18] Free screening of Home Alone for Holiday Movie Night at the Third Street Promenade.

[DEC 18] Public Lightsaber Battle in Pershing Square.

[DEC 18] Music Center Holiday Sing Along.

[DEC 19] Public Star Party at Griffith Observatory.

[DEC 19] After-Hours Holiday Lights at The Getty Museum.

[DEC 20] Echo Mountain Festival of Lights Hike

[DEC 21] Free lunch-time Christmas concert in California Plaza

[DEC 24] LA County Holiday Celebration at the Music Center.

[DEC 31] NYE at Grand Park / The Music Center.

[VARIOS DATES] Be sure to check out this cheat-sheet of free museum days throughout December.

Upcoming Deals & Discounts

[DEC 17] Discount tickets to a Throwback Thursday screening of Big Trouble in Little China at the Laemmle Noho Theater (via Goldstar).

[DEC 17-18] This Thursday (12:00pm to 5:00pm and Friday (10:00am to 3:00pm) ALC is hosting their annual sample sale.

[DEC 17-18] The Cooper Building is hosting a two-day sample sale of Aussie labels like Cameo Collective, Finders, Keepsake the Label, and the Fifth starting at $10. Thursday 2:00pm to 6:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm at 860 S Los Angeles St, Suite 315.

[DEC 17-21] Discount tickets to The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the Arts (via Goldstar).

[DEC 17-23] Get discounts (saving up to $30) on tickets to holiday concerts at the Walt Disney Concert Hall (via Goldstar).

[DEC 18-19] Remy Leather is having a sample sale this friday and saturday from 10:00am to 3:00 at their fashion district factory, located at 1020 s. Los Angeles St.

[DEC 18-19] Vie Active is having a holiday sample sale at their Venice location this Friday, December 18th from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, December 19th 10:00am to 3:00pm. 310 Venice Way, Venice, CA 90291.

[DEC 26-31] The Amazing Escape Room in Northridge is offering a Christmas Sale discount of $10 off the regular price per guest by using the promo code: TWENTY

[DEC 27] Save $30 on discount tickets to Indulge LA, a chocolate festival and pastry show (via Goldstar)

[VARIOUS DATES] Discount tickets to LA Zoo Lights (via Goldstar).

[VARIOUS DATES] Thinking about heading to Staples Center to catch a game? Be sure to check out these discount offers for Lakers tixClippers tix and LA Kings tickets (via Goldstar).

Know about any cool deals, discounts, freebies or other special offers we should have on our radar? Feel free to drop us a line at