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15 Places to Experience a Little Classic Winter in Los Angeles

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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!

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1. The Grove

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189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 900-8080
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It snows every night at The Grove at 7 and 8 pm, through the holidays.

2. Pershing Square

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532 S Olive St.
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

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1126 Queens Hwy
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

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2025 Avenue Of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 228-1234
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The rink at the Hyatt is open through January 3; non-guests have to pay an entry fee.

5. Ice Station Valencia

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27745 Smyth Dr
Valencia, CA 91355

The ice rink has one last (fake) snow day on the afternoon of December 23.

6. ICE at Santa Monica

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1324 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 461-8333
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You can ice skate near the beach through January 21.

7. The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

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2200 Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 497-9861
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The rink at The Lakes is open through January 21, including Christmas and New Year's Eve and Day.

8. Universal Studios Hollywood

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100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91602
(800) 864-8377
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Universal has all kinds of wintery/Christmasy activities with its Grinchmas, including regular snowfall at the CityWalk mall.

9. Beverly Hills Holiday Ice Rink

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N Santa Monica Blvd & N Crescent Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Skate in front of picturesque Beverly Hills City Hall through January 6 (but not Christmas).

10. Westfield Promenade

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6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 594-8740
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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

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889 Americana Way.
Glendale, CA 91210
(818) 637-8982
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It snows at the Americana at 7 and 8 pm through the holidays.

12. Nokia Plaza

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777 Chick Hearn Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 763-6030
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The LA Kings Holiday Ice ice rink is open through January 2.

13. W Los Angeles

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930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-8765
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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

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9300 Culver Blvd
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

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480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 449-9144
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Kidspace will have snow days December 26 through 30, with snow, ice fishing, and "the science of dry ice."

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1. The Grove

189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036

It snows every night at The Grove at 7 and 8 pm, through the holidays.

189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036

2. Pershing Square

532 S Olive St., 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.

532 S Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

3. The Queen Mary

1126 Queens Hwy, 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.

1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802

4. Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

2025 Avenue Of The Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

The rink at the Hyatt is open through January 3; non-guests have to pay an entry fee.

2025 Avenue Of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

5. Ice Station Valencia

27745 Smyth Dr, Valencia, CA 91355

The ice rink has one last (fake) snow day on the afternoon of December 23.

27745 Smyth Dr
Valencia, CA 91355

6. ICE at Santa Monica

1324 5th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

You can ice skate near the beach through January 21.

1324 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

7. The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

2200 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

The rink at The Lakes is open through January 21, including Christmas and New Year's Eve and Day.

2200 Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

8. Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91602

Universal has all kinds of wintery/Christmasy activities with its Grinchmas, including regular snowfall at the CityWalk mall.

100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91602

9. Beverly Hills Holiday Ice Rink

N Santa Monica Blvd & N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Skate in front of picturesque Beverly Hills City Hall through January 6 (but not Christmas).

N Santa Monica Blvd & N Crescent Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

10. Westfield Promenade

6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Woodland Hills Ice gives you the most opportunity to skate--it's open through January 27 and until midnight on Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays.

6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

11. The Americana at Brand

889 Americana Way., Glendale, CA 91210

It snows at the Americana at 7 and 8 pm through the holidays.

889 Americana Way.
Glendale, CA 91210

12. Nokia Plaza

777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The LA Kings Holiday Ice ice rink is open through January 2.

777 Chick Hearn Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90015

13. W Los Angeles

930 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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.

930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

14. Holiday Ice Rink Culver City

9300 Culver Blvd, 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.

9300 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

15. Kidspace Children's Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103

Kidspace will have snow days December 26 through 30, with snow, ice fishing, and "the science of dry ice."

480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103