The Best Free Things to do in L.A. This December (2015)

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As you’re planning out your December activities, keep in mind there are plenty of ways to explore Los Angeles without spending an arm and a leg. In fact, many are free. and we always enjoy curating as many of those ideas as possible!

To that end, in addition to our always-relevant big list of free & fun things to do around Los Angeles, we put together a quick link rundown every month of things to do you may want to take advantage of.


Our December 2015 list starts below, listed in chronological order.

In addition to the below ideas, we also suggest you check out this comprehensive listing of free museum days for December.


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Overlooking Los Angeles
Friends enjoying an epic view of L.A. from Griffith Park. Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

[ALL MONTH] Lights on Display in Sherman Oaks

[DEC 2] Free admission Day at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

[DEC 3] Thriving on a Hotter Los Angeles at The Hammer.

[DEC 3] Downtown Santa Monica community tree lighting and Santa Parade.

[DEC 3] Culver City holiday tree lighting ceremony.

[DEC 4] ‘First Fridays‘ at various events throughout Los Angeles.

[DEC 4] All Space Considered at the Griffith Observatory.

[DEC 5] After-Hours Holiday Lights at The Getty Museum

[DEC 5] South Lake Ave. Holiday Fest in Pasadena.

[DEC 5] The 53rd annual Holiday Harbor Boat Parade.

[DEC 10The Downtown L.A. Art Walk.

[DEC 11-12] Holiday Odd Market at FIG@7th.

[DEC 12] After-Hours Holiday Lights at The Getty Museum

[DEC 12] Bergamot Station Holiday Open House.

[DEC 13] Free screening of The Sound of Music at The Hammer.

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

[DEC 18] 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 24LA County Holiday show at the Music Center featuring more than 20 choirs, music ensembles and dance troupes from all over the city.

[DEC 26] After-Hours Holiday Lights at The Getty Museum

[DEC 31] Grand Park New Year’s Eve block party.

Have anything you think we should add to the list? Shoot us an email at [email protected] so we can update this rundown and make it even more valuable!


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