Olvera Street (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Olvera Street (photo by Yvonne Condes)

There so much holiday fun this weekend, we couldn’t pick just one.

Las Posadas on Olvera Street 

When: Now through Dec. 24, 2013

Where: Olvera Street, Los Angeles Street and Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Cost: It’s Free!

Every year, Olvera Street hosts nine nights of celebration with Las Posadas. Posada means “shelter” and Las Posadas recreates Mary and Joseph’s journey to find shelter to have the baby Jesus. The festivities begin each evening at 5:30 in front of Olvera Street’s Avila Adobe, the oldest house in Los Angeles. Baile Folklorico dancers perform, children break a piñata, and a procession walks down the street holding candles and singing songs. Every night until Christmas, the procession gets larger so plan accordingly.

 

Reindeer Romp at the LA Zoo 

When: Now through Jan. 2, 2014.

Where: The Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Cost: Zoo admission is $13 for kids 2 to 12, $18 for adults, and $15 for seniors 62 and up.

Santa’s Reindeer are now on display at the Los Angeles Zoo. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus for holiday pictures and let the kids take part in holiday crafts. Reindeer viewing is free with zoo admission.

 

Downtown on Ice at Pershing Square 

When: The rink is open every day including Christmas and New Year’s through January 20., 2014 Check site for times.

Where: Pershing Square, 532 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Cost: It’s $8 to skate and skate rentals are $2.

It’s always fun to roller skate and not be freezing. Downtown’s Pershing Square is home to Los Angeles’ biggest outdoor skating rink.  There are free concerts, skating exhibitions, and Friday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. there will be club music. Saturday is Simba Saturday where kids can make Disney themed crafts and skate the music of the Lion King.

 

 

 

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