Best Holiday Events In and Around Malibu: December 14–31
As December moves forward, the holiday spirit just gets better. Keep up the festive spirit with some of the fantastic holiday and winter events Malibu and the surrounding communities have to offer. Here are some of the best holiday events in and around Malibu happening from December 14through the end of the year. December 14 – Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Ride Parade Celebrate the holiday spirit with the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Ride. There will fireworks, a boat parade, and tons of fun for the whole family this holiday season. This year’s theme is “Kids Make Holidays Bright.” Saturday, Dec. 14 – Marina del Rey Harbor Fireworks will keep off at 5:55 – 6 pm. Holiday boat parade is from 6 – 8 pm. Get more info about this free event by visiting the Facebook page here. December 14 and December 21 – Holidays at Malibu Country Mart Bring the whole family around to celebrate the holiday season at the Malibu Country Mart. Enjoy Christmas carolers, arts and crafts, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Christmas letter writing, and a little bit of fun for everyone. Saturday, Dec. 14th Saturday, Dec. 21st 12 – 4 pm Check the Facebook event here for more info. December 13, 14, 15 – Disney on Ice at STAPLES Center A favorite among Disney lovers is coming STAPLES Center this weekend in their exciting show on ice. Join your family and favorite Disney characters in this exciting, unforgettable performance of Mickey’s Search Party. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 13-15 at STAPLES Center Various showtimes Check their website for tickets and showtimes. While you’re there, take a whirl on the ice at the rink outside! LA Kings Holiday Ice at LA Live is open now until January 12th. December 15 – Star of Wonder: Calvary’s Christmas Festival Come experience a great holiday night at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village. Enjoy snow sledding, s’mores around the campfire as well as the Shepard’s petting zoo. Coffee, hot chocolate, and snacks will be served. Sunday, Dec. 15 – Calvary Community Church 5 – 8 pm Check the Facebook event here. December 15 – Stonehaus Family Christmas Celebrate the 5th annual Stonehaus Family Christmas packed full of holiday fun. There will be cookie decorating, S’mores and hot chocolate stations, and even a train ride through Westlake Village Inn. Make sure you’ve book your ticket in advance! Sunday, Dec. 15th – The Stonehaus 4:30 – 6:30 pm See more about the event on their Facebook event page here. December 20, 21, 22 – Let It Snow at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village Westlake Village transforms into a winter wonderland during its annual Let It Snow event. Attendees can enjoy live snow fall, fresh s’mores, the Holiday Express train, pictures with Santa, a holiday beer garden, and so much more. Tickets, however, are sold out, but if you book this package with the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, this magical experience is included in your stay. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 20-22 – Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village 5 – 9 pm See more details about the event here. All December Long – Polar Express Train Ride All aboard! The Polar Express has officially made it to town! Set the sound of the motion soundtrack, passengers are invited to relive the magic of one of the most beloved Christmas movies on this one-hour train ride. Until December 29, the whole family can take a ride on the Polar Express as it has regular departures from the Fillmore & Western Railway Depot in Fillmore. Throughout December at the Fillmore & Western Railway Check for tickets and read more about the schedule here. All December long – Ice Skating in Santa Monica Enjoy all that December has to offer by ice skating in downtown Santa Monica. Cozy up with hot chocolate, a skating partner, and take on the ice in this perfect winter activity. Throughout most of December 2 – 10 pm Check the details on the Facebook event page here. All December Long – Snow at Malibu Pier It’s not often you’ll see snow in Malibu, is it? Or is it... daily at 5 pm, Malibu Farm is letting it snow at the Malibu Pier with eco-friendly artificial snow. Bring your camera, some friends, and even the whole family for this lovely winter event. Throughout December 5 pm Malibu Pier All December Long – Holiday Ice Rink at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks Go ice skating under fairy lights at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks. With its gorgeous set up, visitors can enjoy skating the night away at $20 a ticket (including skate rental). Throughout December and January – The Lakes at Thousand Oaks Weekdays from 3 pm Weekends from 10 am Check their website for more info.
Happy Holidays and cheers to 2020! Looking for other holiday events? Check out our post from last week for more.

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Christa Adams is a writer, photographer, and sustainable traveler based in Barcelona. She's been traveling solo since 2014 has a passion for the outdoors, coffee culture, and exploring quaint European towns. Follow her adventures at



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