HappyThanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving from the LAArtParty team. All of our top ten events are done for November….but we have some great events coming up for December 2019. Scroll down to see some thanksgiving dining options….see our sister site EatTravelGo.com for restaurant reviews.

Save the Date…December 5th – As part of December’s First Thursday Art Walk in San Pedro, landscape photographer Tim Truby’s upcoming exhibition, “A Window on the Eternal: Recent Images of Grand Teton and Yellowstone” opens at Arches Gallery. CLICK HERE to find out more.

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Remember if you don’t want to cook we have some
 Thanksgiving dining options, CLICK HERE – you can find them under the Dining/Travel Page – on the Features drop-down. Take some time to relax over the Thanks giving holiday…

Looking for fun things to do on Thanksgiving weekend…? Head downtown to the Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square, celebrates its 20th anniversary, in downtown LA. Surrounded by city lights, it made a fantastic romantic or family setting. During the day the views are breathtaking as well. 
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Open thru: January 20, 2020; Check the website for admission and hours. http://holidayicerinkdowntownla.com/

Or in Santa Monica…take advantage of its holiday pop up 8,000 square-foot ice skating rink located on 5th and Arizona. Head to the beach AND do some skating while you are there…what more could you want? Check website for admission for all-day skating, which includes skate rental. Find more info on https://www.downtownsm.com/winterlit

November 30, 2019:
There’s going to be a winter wonderland on the Pier for the first time ever! Enjoy 4,000 square feet of real snow so grab the mittens and practice your snow angels. Event runs: 11:00 AM–5:00pm; $5 for kids 13 years old, Free for kids 12 years and under; CLICK HERE to RSVP; Merry-Go-Round Deck, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401; https://santamonicapier.org/

While you are there be sure to view the historic merry-go-round’s windows as they come to life with a one-of-a-kind, candyland-inspired holiday installation by Australian artists Pip & Pop. Merry-Go-Round Windows; Runs through January 6, 2020; FREE and open to the public; https://santamonicapier.org/

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November 30, 2019: 
The Mar Vista Music and Art Walk celebrates its fifth year showcasing local businesses, music, art…and its community. It’s a great way to spend the Saturday over thanksgiving weekend. The Mar Vista Music and Art Walk will take place along a 1+ mile stretch of Venice Blvd. from Inglewood Blvd. to Lyceum Ave. Event runs: 4-10pm; Find out more at http://marvistaartwalk.org

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November 30, 2019:
Duncan Miller Gallery hosts an opening reception for “All That Jazz: Photo Exhibition featuring photos of jazz greats – Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and others. In addition, new color impressionistic works from Danish photo-artist Jacob Gils will be on display. On view: November 30 – January 4, 2019; Art Party: 6-8pm;Duncan Miller Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave, A7, Santa Monica, 90404; https://www.duncanmillergallery.com/

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Thru January 5, 2020:
LA Zoo is hosting its annual light show to celebrate the holidays. Zoo Lights is fantastic. I have attended this event and the installations are remarkable. Read more about it on the Event Feature (on the Upcoming Events Page). November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020 from 6-10pm; Admission ranges from $12 to $21.95; Purchase tickets HERE; Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive, LA, 90027; http://LAZooLights.org; http://lazoo.org/

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Thru January 5, 2020:
In Flintridge…Head to Descanso Gardens to get into the holiday spirit. The Enchanted Forest of Light opened on November 16 – it’s a great place to visit over the Thanksgiving weekend…it will put you in the holiday spirit. CLICK Here to find out more (or go to the Features drop-down of the Upcoming Events Page.
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Presented by KCRW and Descanso the one-mile, nighttime event features unique, interactive light and sound encounters in some of the garden’s most beloved areas. 

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011; https://www.descansogardens.org/

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December events will be posted by November 30, 2019. Have a great thanksgiving and a relaxing holiday weekend!

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