End the year on a jolly note with Candy Cane Lanes, tar pits, and stand-up comedy classes. They're all free and great opportunities to show off the best LA has to offer to out of town guests.
Grab a hot cocoa to-go and view some Christmas lights at these amazing LA neighborhood Candy Cane Lanes: https://mommypoppins.com/lakids/outdoor-christmas-light-displays-around-los-angeles
December 17 - 21
Nothing goes together like Ice Age fossils and bubbling tar pits, right? Take advantage of a major LA county resident perk and head to the La Brea Tar Pits Monday through Friday from 3-5 pm for free admission. (Make sure to bring a valid ID or utility bill with you.) https://tarpits.org/
Bring your kids to the Eagle Rock Library to make DIY Snow Globes from 3-4 pm and create a wintry scene you can take home with you. If you are feeling inspired, but prefer to stay in, here is an easy DIY: http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/homemade-snow-globes/
Get your stand-up set ready for the new year. Stand Up Comedy Open Mic starts at 6 pm at the Edendale Branch Library. Hosted by comedian George Chen, you get a 5-minute set and fellow comic support as your audience. Bring a parent if you’re under 18. https://calendar.lacity.org/event/stand-comedy-open-mic-56
Enjoy some old-fashioned holiday cheer at the Eagle Rock Plaza with festive holiday songs performed by A Caroler Quartet from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm and get any last minute shopping in. https://www.eaglerockplaza.com/events/holiday-carolers/?fbclid=IwAR37suCE1Du7_rF2q7ZHWS7WAThF_sL-SIKAh-vJeKNJbo5NOehHsTHzaug
Start your holiday break off right at Smorgasburg from 10 am to 4 pm at the Alameda Produce Market in DTLA. Bring out-of-towners to enjoy a taste of what LA has to offer and some seasonal treats. http://la.smorgasburg.com/