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Things to do in LA on Christmas (24th and 25th)

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Things to do in LA on Christmas (24th and 25th)


We are arriving to LA at 24th and staying till 27th ( very short trip for shopping basicly :) )

Is everywhere closed at 25th ? What would be our options for 25th of December?


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1. Re: Things to do in LA on Christmas (24th and 25th)

Yes, pretty much everything is closed on the 25th. Exceptions are theme parks, movie theaters, and some restaurants, especially restaurants that are not ethnically Christian (like Jewish delis) or hotel restaurants. Parks, beaches etc. are good places to go this day.

Unfortunately the 24th (last minute shopping) and the 26th (everyone flooding the shops to exchange/return gifts) are two of the biggest shopping days of the year, so expect big crowds at all of the big shopping centers and stores those days.

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2. Re: Things to do in LA on Christmas (24th and 25th)

I've spent just about every Christmas shopping and going to the movies - on the Santa Monica Promenade. It always amazes me how many shops are open, how many shoppers are out.

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3. Re: Things to do in LA on Christmas (24th and 25th)

Me too Elle, almost always go to the movies on Christmas Day. Big advantage is there are usually one or two major Hollywood movies that open that day or week (late in the year is when the studios release most of the movies they hope will be Oscar contenders).

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4. Re: Things to do in LA on Christmas (24th and 25th)

You will find most shopping centers closing early on Christmas Eve. I believe The Grove closes at 7:00 pm, for example (theaters are likely open there).

Universal Studios and Disneyland are both open.

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5. Re: Things to do in LA on Christmas (24th and 25th)

>>>Universal Studios and Disneyland are both open<<<

More to the point, the malls at each should be open, CityWalk at Universal and Downtown Disney at Disneyland and neither requires admission to the parks. That goes for the shopping area of Knott's Berry Farm as well. Do double check on hours.

A lot of Chinese restaurants are open Christmas Day as well.

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