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Map: Where to Experience Classic Winter All Over Los Angeles

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In Los Angeles in 2015, we get our rain in a room at a museum and our snow at the mall—just the price we pay for living with the most beautiful weather in the US. Sure, there's a freak snow every once in a while, but mostly Los Angeles approaches winter the way it knows best: it makes it up. Here we've rounded up spots from Valencia to Long Beach to Downtown where snow will fall, ice skaters will ice skate with various degrees of gracefulness on artificial rinks, and children will learn to ice fish—all those things that people in the movies do in winter. Enjoy.

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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's a winter wonderland nightly at The Grove at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., when snow falls gently on harried shoppers and clueless children. Be sure to catch the richly decorated over-100-foot tall white fir tree, which, an official release notes, is "taller than the Rockefeller Christmas Tree." Take THAT, New York. [Image via The Grove]

2. Pershing Square

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532 S Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Lace up those skates and glide or stumble across the ice at the Pershing Square outdoor rink through January 18. (They're open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day, too.) Your ticket gets you 60 minutes on the ice. Show your TAP card and save $1 on admission.

3. The Rink in Downtown Burbank

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East Orange Grove Avenue
Burbank, CA

Running until January 3, this outdoor rink in the middle of Burbank's downtown hub stays open until 11:30 on Friday and Saturday nights. The rink also offers some sweet deals for Burbank residents on its community skate night.

4. Kidspace Children's Museum

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480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 449-9144
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Pasadena's Kidspace Museum will have snow days December 26 through 30, with real snow, snow-related science activities, and something called "Weeble Wobble Penguins," which hopefully will involve real, live penguins.

5. Westfield Promenade

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6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 594-8740
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Woodland Hills Ice is open seven days a week through January 24, and offers not just public skating hours but ice skating lessons and hockey lessons. It's not too late to grab some friends and reenact that Mighty Ducks Flying V scene!

6. Ice Station Valencia

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27745 Smyth Dr
Valencia, CA 91355

Once a weekend in December, this indoor ice rink has snow days with real snow that you can play in. Children's admission includes the rental for skates, time on the ice, and hot chocolate.

7. ICE at Santa Monica

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1324 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 461-8333
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Glide across the ice at Arizona and Fifth Street through January 19. Bonus: hockey lessons provided by the LA Kings hockey program are available on select weekends.

8. 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 December 24. Like The Grove, the Americana will have a white fir tree over 100 feet tall on display and, also like the one at The Grove, this tree will be "decorated with more than 10,000 hand-made ornaments and 15,000 Decorations lights."

9. 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 Lakes is open for skating every day between now and January 24.

10. Universal Studios Hollywood

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100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91602
(800) 864-8377
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Nightly snowfall hits Universal CityWalk every hour, on the hour from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. from now through Christmas. Don't forget to stop by their giant tree, which will be laden with "200,000 choreographed, pulsing LEDs." You literally cannot miss it. There's also Grinchmas at Universal Studios, if you're into terrifying Whos.

11. 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 skating rink at LA Live is open through midnight on December 31 (it closes early on Christmas Eve, though). [Image via Aaron Cohan]

12. The Queen Mary

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1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802

Over at the Queen Mary, the giant dome that once housed the Spruce Goose will be turned into a giant frozen playground, filled with about 2 million pounds of sculptures (some of which are over two stories tall), plus an ice rink, ice tubing, something called "Polar Paintball," and a sleigh ride. Promoters of CHILL at the Queen Mary, as the spectacle is called, boast that it'll be nine degrees inside the dome so bundle up. CHILL is open through January 3, then again from January 7 to 10.

13. Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios

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10050 Constellation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Get all the thrill of watching polar bears migrate through the Arctic while staying perfectly warm at "Pearls of the Planet" exhibit, which features "immersive experience booths with live cam screens featuring sights and sounds of the polar bear migration." You can also pose with a life-size polar bear "amidst swirling snow" in a special photo booth.

14. North Pole Tubing Park

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24510 CA-2
Wrightwood, CA 92397

You can tube in real live snow in the Angeles National Forest, at tubing park at Mountain High ski resort. It has 10 lanes, "two moving carpets and custom tubes." The park generally opens in mid-December, but only on weekends and holidays.

1. The Grove

189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036

It's a winter wonderland nightly at The Grove at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., when snow falls gently on harried shoppers and clueless children. Be sure to catch the richly decorated over-100-foot tall white fir tree, which, an official release notes, is "taller than the Rockefeller Christmas Tree." Take THAT, New York. [Image via The Grove]

189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036

2. Pershing Square

532 S Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Lace up those skates and glide or stumble across the ice at the Pershing Square outdoor rink through January 18. (They're open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day, too.) Your ticket gets you 60 minutes on the ice. Show your TAP card and save $1 on admission.

532 S Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

3. The Rink in Downtown Burbank

East Orange Grove Avenue, Burbank, CA

Running until January 3, this outdoor rink in the middle of Burbank's downtown hub stays open until 11:30 on Friday and Saturday nights. The rink also offers some sweet deals for Burbank residents on its community skate night.

East Orange Grove Avenue
Burbank, CA

4. Kidspace Children's Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103

Pasadena's Kidspace Museum will have snow days December 26 through 30, with real snow, snow-related science activities, and something called "Weeble Wobble Penguins," which hopefully will involve real, live penguins.

480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103

5. Westfield Promenade

6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Woodland Hills Ice is open seven days a week through January 24, and offers not just public skating hours but ice skating lessons and hockey lessons. It's not too late to grab some friends and reenact that Mighty Ducks Flying V scene!

6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

6. Ice Station Valencia

27745 Smyth Dr, Valencia, CA 91355

Once a weekend in December, this indoor ice rink has snow days with real snow that you can play in. Children's admission includes the rental for skates, time on the ice, and hot chocolate.

27745 Smyth Dr
Valencia, CA 91355

7. ICE at Santa Monica

1324 5th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Glide across the ice at Arizona and Fifth Street through January 19. Bonus: hockey lessons provided by the LA Kings hockey program are available on select weekends.

1324 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

8. The Americana at Brand

889 Americana Way., Glendale, CA 91210

It snows at the Americana at 7 and 8 pm through December 24. Like The Grove, the Americana will have a white fir tree over 100 feet tall on display and, also like the one at The Grove, this tree will be "decorated with more than 10,000 hand-made ornaments and 15,000 Decorations lights."

889 Americana Way.
Glendale, CA 91210

9. The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

2200 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

The Lakes is open for skating every day between now and January 24.

2200 Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

10. Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91602

Nightly snowfall hits Universal CityWalk every hour, on the hour from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. from now through Christmas. Don't forget to stop by their giant tree, which will be laden with "200,000 choreographed, pulsing LEDs." You literally cannot miss it. There's also Grinchmas at Universal Studios, if you're into terrifying Whos.

100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91602

11. Nokia Plaza

777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The LA Kings Holiday Ice skating rink at LA Live is open through midnight on December 31 (it closes early on Christmas Eve, though). [Image via Aaron Cohan]

777 Chick Hearn Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90015

12. The Queen Mary

1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

Over at the Queen Mary, the giant dome that once housed the Spruce Goose will be turned into a giant frozen playground, filled with about 2 million pounds of sculptures (some of which are over two stories tall), plus an ice rink, ice tubing, something called "Polar Paintball," and a sleigh ride. Promoters of CHILL at the Queen Mary, as the spectacle is called, boast that it'll be nine degrees inside the dome so bundle up. CHILL is open through January 3, then again from January 7 to 10.

1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802

13. Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios

10050 Constellation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Get all the thrill of watching polar bears migrate through the Arctic while staying perfectly warm at "Pearls of the Planet" exhibit, which features "immersive experience booths with live cam screens featuring sights and sounds of the polar bear migration." You can also pose with a life-size polar bear "amidst swirling snow" in a special photo booth.

10050 Constellation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

14. North Pole Tubing Park

24510 CA-2, Wrightwood, CA 92397

You can tube in real live snow in the Angeles National Forest, at tubing park at Mountain High ski resort. It has 10 lanes, "two moving carpets and custom tubes." The park generally opens in mid-December, but only on weekends and holidays.

24510 CA-2
Wrightwood, CA 92397