Grand Performances Holiday Concerts


Grand Performances, at Two California Plaza, is hosting a series of free holiday concerts throughout the upcoming weekend.

  • Friday, December 16: A Charlie Brown Christmas, Noon
  • Sunday, December 18: A Charlie Brown Christmas, 2 PM
  • Monday, December 19, A French Horn Holiday, Noon

Come for great holiday music, and other festive surprises like a complimentary cookie decorating party hosted by Omni Los Angeles Hotel and Grand Performances, on Sunday at 1 PM.

Please, if you can, bring a toy donation for the holidays. Visit the main website for more details.


Union Station Cocoa Concerts


Fridays in December head over to Union Station’s South Patio for free musical performances and free hot cocoa. There will also be photo booth, holiday crafts, and prizes for “Ugliest Christmas Sweater”.

Musical performances include:

  • Friday, December 16th – A Swinging Holiday Performance from the California Feetwarmers
  • Friday, December 23rd – A Very Salsa Christmas with La Picante

Both shows are from 6 PM to 8 PM. Admission is free, but if you can please consider bringing a new unwrapped toy for the Southern California Fire Fighters Toy Drive.

See the website for more information.

Holiday Sing-Along



On Friday, December 16, 2016, The Music Center in Downtown LA will come alive with holiday music and cheer! All in the community are welcome to come sing holiday songs, regardless of vocal talent or experience. It’s all in good fun, for the holidays.

The event is free, but a ticket is required. They will start being handed out starting at 5:30 PM. One ticket per person. Singing goes from 6 PM to 7:30 PM.

See their event page for more details.

Montebello Firefighters Pancake Breakfast

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The Montebello firefighters are hosting a community pancake breakfast on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 8 AM to 11 AM.

The cost is $5 per adult and $3 for children. All the proceeds go to their annual toy drive. If you want you can bring an unwrapped toy valued $5 or more, in lieu of payment.

The fire station is at 600 N. Montebello Blvd. Check their website for more information.

Music Center Remembers Leonard Cohen


Leonard Cohen was a well-known singer and songwriter. He passed away last month. In his memory, The Music Center in Los Angeles will be playing recordings of his work in a free community event. This is a great way to meet other music lovers in your community.

The event is Thursday, December 8, 2016, from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Food and drink will be available for purchase. The event itself is free to attend.

See their website for more information.

San Gabriel Tree Lighting


San Gabriel is hosting their 40th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, in Plaza Park starting at 6:00 PM.

There will be music, live dance performances, a free holiday-themed photo booth, and a chance for the kids to meet Santa. And at 7:00 PM the Mayor will flip the switch on the tree. It’s a great way to meet your community neighbors and kick off the holiday season!

Check out their website for more information.

San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention


Still looking for Christmas gifts for a nerd in your life? Well you can attend the San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention this Sunday and find them something they will love. While you’re there, you can browse some art or maybe catch a panel with the artist of Deadpool (Scot Koblish).

Admission to the convention is $5 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. Also free parking for all attendees.

Please visit their Facebook event page to learn more.