This intermittent rain is fun and all, but sometimes December calls for that real, old-fashioned kind of winter they get in the Northeast. We've rounded up 15 places in greater Los Angeles to enjoy a little snow and ice during this holiday season. Grab your mittens and have a happy winter!Read More
15 Places to Experience a Little Classic Winter in Los Angeles
1. The Grove
It snows every night at The Grove at 7 and 8 pm, through the holidays.
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2. Pershing Square
Los Angeles, CA 90013
The ice rink at Pershing Square is open through January 21, with extended hours on Christmas, New Year's, and Martin Luther King Day.
3. The Queen Mary
Long Beach, CA 90802
The Queen Mary has an igloo full of ice sculptures, an ice rink, and an icy mountain for tubing. It's open through January 6.
4. Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
The rink at the Hyatt is open through January 3; non-guests have to pay an entry fee.
5. Ice Station Valencia
Valencia, CA 91355
The ice rink has one last (fake) snow day on the afternoon of December 23.
6. ICE at Santa Monica
You can ice skate near the beach through January 21.
7. The Lakes at Thousand Oaks
The rink at The Lakes is open through January 21, including Christmas and New Year's Eve and Day.
8. Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal has all kinds of wintery/Christmasy activities with its Grinchmas, including regular snowfall at the CityWalk mall.
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9. Beverly Hills Holiday Ice Rink
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Skate in front of picturesque Beverly Hills City Hall through January 6 (but not Christmas).
10. Westfield Promenade
Woodland Hills Ice gives you the most opportunity to skate--it's open through January 27 and until midnight on Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays.
11. The Americana at Brand
It snows at the Americana at 7 and 8 pm through the holidays.
12. Nokia Plaza
The LA Kings Holiday Ice ice rink is open through January 2.
13. W Los Angeles
The W's Chill is mostly an adult scene, with private cabanas and specialty cocktails (there's also hourly snowfall and ice cream). It's open through January 2.
14. Holiday Ice Rink Culver City
Culver City, CA 90232
The Culver rink (on the future site of a giant stairway retail/office project) is open through January 7, including holidays.
15. Kidspace Children's Museum
Kidspace will have snow days December 26 through 30, with snow, ice fishing, and "the science of dry ice."