City Holiday Guide

There are a few events and dates remaining for the list of City holiday activities. They are:

LA Zoo Lights: Animals Aglow

When: 6-10 p.m. nightly through Jan. 7
(closed most Mondays and Tuesdays)

Where: LA Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Griffith Park, 5355 Zoo Dr. Free parking.

Cost: $29-$35 (daytime Zoo admission extra).

Value nights: Some nights are lower cost; some are premium cost. Check the Website.

City sponsor: LA Zoo.

Information: (323) 644-6042 or

The after-hours attraction, which requires a separate ticket from the Zoo’s regular day hours, is a self-guided 90-minute walking tour of tens of thousands of LED lights, flurries of illuminated snowflakes, 3-D animated projections, a musical light-and-water show and glittering light tunnels. Animal characters brought to “life” include mischievous animated monkeys, a gigantic glowing snake coiled on a roof, animated elephants and much more.

Holiday Light Festival Train Ride

When: 5-8 p.m. weeknights; 5-9 p.m. Fri-Sun. through – Jan. 5

Where: 4400 Crystal Springs Dr., Griffith Park

Cost: $7 (18 months and under ride free)

City sponsor: Rec and Parks

Information: (323) 662-9678,

Guests can take an evening train ride around the festively decorated one mile of track. Magical scenes and tens of thousands of lights are set to captivate families and set the mood for a wonderful holiday season.

The trains operate every night through Jan. 5. The trains do not operate in the rain.

Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

When: various times, through Jan. 16.

Where: Pershing Square downtown, 532 S. Olive St.
Take Metro Red/Purple Line to Pershing Square,
or park in nearby facilities (fee).

Cost: Starting at $20. Skate rental included.

City sponsor: Rec and Parks

Information: (213) 624.4289;

Suitable for experienced and novice skaters. Holiday hours limited. Lockers available for rent. Sessions last one hour.