Fun Events in LA in Winter

Winter Warmth by Mustafa Sayed (CC BY 2.0)

There’s nothing quite like moving in Los Angeles during winter, mostly because, winter is not hard to deal with. The temperature drops a bit, it will rain for a bit, and it gets pretty windy. Altogether, Los Angeles has a very mild winter which means it is great for going out and moving! Take advantage of the cold weather and get moving in Los Angeles!


With the weather cooler, you can take a hike during any time of the day and not feel overheated. Head to Griffith Park and see how far you can get moving in Los Angeles. Climb up to get a great view of the Hollywood sign or maybe hike up to the Griffith Observatory.

Moving in Los Angeles
Sometimes you can see snow on the mountains when moving in Los Angeles in winter. (Photo by: prayitno)


From October to May, the Phil Harmonic are playing a season of music featuring classical, jazz, world, and pop and family music. Get moving in Los Angeles and head to the Walt Disney Concert Hall right away.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Get moving in Los Angeles to the Walt Disney Concert Hall! (Photo by: IK’s World Trip)


There’s a wide diversity of people inhabiting Los Angeles and as such there are plenty of diverse festivals going on!

Chinese New Year Parade
Bring in Chinese New Year and get moving to Los Angeles events. Celebrate the beginning of the year of the snake! (Photo by: Al Pavanghanan)

On Friday, February 1 from 6-9 PM, Beverly Hills is celebrating Chinese New Year  in style with dragon dancers and a Chinese drum corp as well as food and specials at surrounding businesses.

In Chinatown, the Chinese New Year is rung in with a two day festival on Feb 16-17 and the Golden Dragon Parade on February 16 at 1 pm! For more information on the entire Lunar New Year Festival, go here.

On February 16-17, the Queen Mary celebrates their 20th Annual Queen Mary Scotsfest featuring a parade and Scottish athletic events.

Special Events

One of the best appeals of Los Angeles can sometimes be its stars! With the Golden Globes over, there are plenty of awards shows going on all leading up to the Academy Awards. You don’t have to get moving in Los Angeles to see the Academy Awards, throw your own viewing party!

Academy Awards
Old to new, the Academy Awards are always something to see when moving in Los Angeles! (Photo by: cliff1066)

Hopefully some of these events keep you moving in Los Angeles through the winter times. Got any ideas for how to spend your winter moving in Los Angeles? Leave it in the comments.