December 17th, 2013
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Ice skating in Los Angeles is one of those special traditions which help to make Christmas full of joy. In celebration of the start of Downtown On Ice, the most popular seasonal event in the area, the stunning outdoor skating rink will open on November 15th until January 21st with opening times available for both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. At just $8 per person, it also offers great value a fun time for the whole family. In its location in Pershing Square, the rink is also the largest outdoor skating area in the whole city, popular with local residents and visitors alike. Those staying at one of the hotels near Pershing Square should head over and enjoy some holiday skating!
Each year, the Downtown On Ice activity schedule includes a wide range of free events which are enjoyed by the whole community of Los Angeles. Holiday concerts, ice skating exhibitions, movie screenings and sing a long sessions to seasonal favourites are just a small part of this busy calendar of winter events designed to spread festive cheer and unite neighborhoods. Downtown On Ice has been running since 1998 and has become a favorite seasonal activity. Previous year’s activities have included performances by the Rockettes from the Radio City Music Hall and numerous special appearances by the Mayor Villaraigosa.
Not only is the rink the largest in the area, it is also probably one of the rinks in the most striking locations. Pershing Square is...
November 7th, 2013
Starting in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show has grown from its 99 vehicle display held at Morley’s Skating Rink to the massive industry landmark it is known as today. To meet the needs of the ever growing auto-industry, the show moved locations several times in its earliest years – sometimes due to scale, sometimes due to damage, most notably in 1929 when the failure of an electrical circuit in the exhibition of airplanes caused upwards of $1 million damages. Despite a break for war efforts of more than a decade, the show has run every year now since 1952 and has showcased practically all of the major developments in the field.
This year, 2013, the LA Auto Show will be held between November 22nd and December 1st, with two press days prior to its public opening. Its partner, the Connected Car Expo, is being held between November 19th and 21st, allowing brands to debut some of their newest models and make some of their major announcements. One of the major attractions of visitors to the LA Auto Show is the range of new cars announced and the future prototypes which can be seen, and this year will be no different. With just a few weeks left until the launch of the 2013 LA Auto Show, 56 vehicles are expected to be debuted at the event – with twenty two of those being world debut models. The show has become one of the most popular auto events in...
October 15th, 2013
Dia de Los Muertos – Day of the Dead – is celebrated at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday, November 2nd this year between midday and midnight. Join celebrants from Los Angeles hotels in downtown for this unique event as people from all walks of life come together to recognize their ancestors and honor the deceased. 2013 is the 14th annual Dia de Los Meurtos event held at the Hollywood Forever cemetery.
Guests are encouraged to come dressed in appropriate festival costume, bringing their best Calaca outfits to participate in the celebrations. A colourful traditional procession will make its way between the homes of Hollywood’s Immortals, combining the traditional elements of Aztec blessings with more modern regional dedications by local music and dance groups. Over one hundred Aztec Ritual Dancers will be performing in full costume in the new Dance Plaza area, where both historic and contemporary dances will be on show. Moreover, hundreds of altars are created by members of the community to commemorate their loved ones, with the annual altar competition offering prizes in three categories. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be hosting a children’s craft and art project area, where the children can really get involved in the festival, and there will also be a large Art Exhibition in the Central Mausoleum.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery is committed to creating an atmosphere that is as authentic as possible, providing a venue in which to celebrate the time-honored tradition in a genuine way. Since...
September 7th, 2013
The LA County Fair is a major annual event in the California area. First held in 1922 in a beet field in Pomona, where highlights included chariot racing, harness races and a wing walking exhibition, the fair has grown since then to become one of the largest and most popular county fairs in the entire United States. With only one exception, in every year since 1948 the numbers of people attending the fair have been more than one million, making it the fourth largest county fair event in the country. If you will be staying in downtown Los Angeles plan a trip to the fair!
In its primary role, the fair connects the agricultural and farming communities with the public, offering a unique gathering place for the community in which visitors can learn about the history and heritage of California and farming in the area, whilst also enjoying entertainment and activities designed for children. More recent fairs have had petting zoos and areas for youngsters to come face to face with animals, rather than a focus on the livestock competitions which dominated historic fairs. This years’ animal attractions also include a special feature Beneath The Sea: An Underwater Adventure complete with shark and stingray encounters and the sea lion show – as well as the traditional Pig Races!
The 2013 event is bigger than ever. Being held August 30th to September 29th, the programme is full of activities from the popular Demolition Derby (September...
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