Since 1964, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission has produced a free, annual holiday show--the biggest in L.A.--at the Music Center. The best-kept secret in town happens on Wednesday, December 24 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Forty-seven performing arts groups - totaling about 1,200 artists - will appear in the 49th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Acts include handbells, choral performances, ballet, mariachi bands, klezmer music, taiko drums, and well-known groups like Dengue Fever and Celtic Spring.
The celebration is a gift to the people of Los Angeles County from the Board of Supervisors, so admission and parking under the Music Center are FREE.
No reservations are necessary. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. You can come and go as you please throughout the afternoon and evening. For those who can't make it downtown, the show is broadcast live on KCET.
For more information, and to download a take-along schedule and program, click here.