Christmas Caroling and Concerts in Los Angeles 2016

Listen or Sing Along with Christmas Carolers Around LA

Christmas Concert
••• Courtesy Phoenix Chorale

Christmas caroling is a holiday tradition all over the country. While you won't find too many Angelenos caroling door to door, there are abundant opportunities to hear holiday music around LA. Here are some places you can hear professional carolers around town and a few places you can sing along. 

Holiday Carolers on Rodeo Drive
Holiday Carolers will be on hand Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas to entertain shoppers and visitors at Two Rodeo on Rodeo Drive.

They also have other live holiday music. Check the website for full details.
When: Carolers: Saturdays Nov 26, Dec 3, 10, 17, 24; Live holiday music Nov 25, Dec 2, 9, 16, daily Dec 18-23, 2015, 2-5 pm
Where: Two Rodeo Drive at Via Rodeo pedestrian walk
Cost: Free
Info: http://lovebeverlyhills.com/articles/view/holidays-in-beverly-hills

LA County Christmas Tree Lighting
Enjoy festive choral music from local Los Angeles high school students and the Brass Pacifica chamber music ensemble for the official lighting of the La County Christmas Tree on the Music Center Plaza.
When: Monday, November 28, 2016, 5 pm
Where: Around the Christmas tree at the Music Center main plaza
Cost: Free.
Parking: $9 below the Music Center, and across the street
Metro: Red Line to Civic Center Station
Info: www.musiccenter.org

Montana Avenue Annual Holiday Walk
Strolling carolers and other musical performances are part of this 10 block Holiday Walk in Santa Monica.


When: Dec 2, 2016, 5 pm - 9 pm
Where: West Montana Ave from Lincoln East, Santa Monica 90403
Cost: Free
Info: www.montanaave.com, (310) 395-5558

Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna
The famed boys' choir visits Southern California to share holiday classics from six centuries.
When: Dec 2, 2016, 8 pm
Where: Valley Performing Arts Center - Great Hall, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330
Cost: $28-80, discount tickets
Info: valleyperformingartscenter.org

West Coast Singers Present Make the Yuletide Gay!
Holiday concert featuring twists on holiday classics and a Handel's Messiah sing-along.
When: Dec 3-4, 2016, , Sat 3 & 8 pm, Sun 3 pm
Where: Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost: $15, $10 children 12 and under
Info: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2715433

Festival of Carols at the Disney Concert Hall
Organ and chorus concert of holiday favorites with Los Angeles Master Chorale. Advance tickets available through the LAMC website. No tickets at the box until after 5 pm on performance night.
When: Saturday, Dec 3, 2016, 2 pm, Saturday, Dec 10, 2016, 8 pm
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012
Cost: $29-$99
Parking: $9 garage, enter off 2nd Street or Lower Grand Ave, $23 Valet, enter off Hope.
Metro: Red Line to Civic Center Station or Pershing Square
Info: www.lamc.org, (213) 972-7282

Angel City Chorale "Bring on the Joy" Holiday Concert & Sing Along
160 member choir will lead favorite Christmas and Hanukkah songs.
When: Saturday and Sunday, Dec 3-4, 2016, 7 pm
Where: Wilshire United Methodist Church, 4350 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90010, (between Wilton and Highland)
Cost: $30-$75, discounts for students and seniors
Parking: Large lot at the church
Info: angelcitychorale.org, (310) 943-9231

Hollywood Master Chorale Presents "Anticipate!"
Common and uncommon Christmas carols and holiday songs. 
When: Sunday, Dec 4, 2016, 4 pm
Where: St. Ambrose Church, 1281 N Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Cost: $20, discounts for students and seniors
Parking: parking structures on Santa Monica Blvd
Info: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2697031

Handel's Messiah Performance by Choir of Trinity Wall Street
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra come from New York to the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge for this holiday special.
When: December 7, 2016
Where: Valley Performing Arts Center - Great Hall, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330
Cost: $33-75, discount tickets
Info: www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

The Young Americans: The Magic of Christmas
A spectacular Christmas variety show featuring magnificent sets, costumes, dancing, and singing performed by over 300 members from 37 states.


When: December 9-18, 2016
Where: La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Boulevard, La Mirada, California 90638
Cost: $16-57, discount tickets
Info: www.lamiradatheatre.com

Messiah Performance and Sing-Along at the Disney Concert Hall with the LA Master Chorale
When: Performance Dec 15 & 17, 2016,  7 pm. Sing-along Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:30 pm, 
Where: Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA USA 90012
Cost: $29-$119, discount tickets
Parking: $9 garage, enter off 2nd Street or Lower Grand Ave, $23 Valet, enter off Hope.
Metro: Red Line to Civic Center Station or Pershing Square
Info: www.lamc.org, (213) 972-7282

Music Center Holiday Sing-Along
A group of singers has been practicing, but you can also sing along with these carolers in Downtown Los Angeles.
When: Friday, Dec 16, 2016, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: Around the Christmas tree at the Music Center main plaza
Cost: Free. Tickets are distributed one ticket per person on a first come basis beginning at 6 pm.
Parking: $9 below the Music Center, and across the street
Metro: Red Line to Civic Center Station
Info: www.musiccenter.org

Holiday Organ Spectacular at the Disney Concert Hall
A holiday concert on the Disney Concert Hall Organ.
When: Friday, Dec 18, 2015, 8 pm
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012
Cost: $38-$92
Parking: $9 garage, enter off 2nd Street or Lower Grand Ave, $23 Valet, enter off Hope.
Metro: Red Line to Civic Center Station or Pershing Square
Info: www.laphil.com 

David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown
Jazz pianist David Benoit performs favorite Peanuts favorites with special guests Jane Monheit and the All American Boys Chorus. 
When: Friday, Dec 17, 2017, 8 pm
Where: Carpenter Center, 6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
Cost: $35-45
Parking: $5 lot, check Goldstar for discount tickets.
Info: www.carpenterarts.org

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles Holiday Spectacular: Cool Yule
The Gay Men's Chorus of LA performs reinvented holiday favorites with a little help from brass and bells.
When: Dec 15-18, 2016, Thu 8 pm, Sat 2 & 8 pm, Sun 2 pm
Where: 216 North Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA
Cost: $20-90
Parking: Validated $1 for 4 hours at these parking structures
Info: www.alextheatre.org

Holiday Sing-Along with the LA Philharmonic at the Disney Concert Hall
When: Saturday, Dec 17, 2016, 11:30 am & 2:30 pm
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012
Cost: $32-84, discount tickets
Parking: $9 garage, enter off 2nd Street or Lower Grand Ave, $23 Valet, enter off Hope.
Metro: Red Line to Civic Center Station or Pershing Square
Info: www.laphil.com, (323) 850-2000
Note: Book early. This event sells out.
There will also be caroling in some form or other at most of the Christmas Tree Lighting Events in LA.

A Chanticleer Christmas at the Disney Concert Hall
A Performance of holiday favorites from medieval/renaissance to spirituals and contemporary music by a 12-man a cappella choir.
When: Thursday, Dec 20, 2016, 8 pm
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012
Cost: $43-$106
Parking: $9 garage, enter off 2nd Street or Lower Grand Ave, $23 Valet, enter off Hope.
Metro: Red Line to Civic Center Station or Pershing Square
Info: www.laphil.com  

Sweet Honey in the Rock: Celebrating the Holidays at the Disney Concert Hall
This all-female African-American a cappella ensemble will perform Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa favorites at the Disney Concert Hall.
When: Monday, Dec 21, 2016, 8 pm
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012
Cost: $37-97, discount tickets
Parking: $9 garage, enter off 2nd Street or Lower Grand Ave, $23 Valet, enter off Hope.
Metro: Red Line to Civic Center Station or Pershing Square
Info: www.laphil.com 

Swinging Christmas with the Arturo Sandoval Big Band
A big-band jazz concert at the Disney Concert Hall. 
When: Friday, Dec 22, 2016, 8 pm
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012
Cost: $37-97 discount tickets
Parking: $9 garage, enter off 2nd Street or Lower Grand Ave, $23 Valet, enter off Hope.
Metro: Red Line to Civic Center Station or Pershing Square
Info: www.laphil.com 

White Christmas Sing-Along at the Disney Concert Hall
A screening of the classic film with the lyrics on the screen to sing along to.
When: Monday, Dec 23, 2016, 3 and 8 pm
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012
Cost: $33-68, discount tickets
Parking: $9 garage, enter off 2nd Street or Lower Grand Ave, $23 Valet, enter off Hope.
Metro: Red Line to Civic Center Station or Pershing Square
Info: www.laphil.com 

Holiday Sing-Alongs and Concerts in Orange County

Tree Lighting and Concert at the New Outlets at San Clemente
Tree-lighting ceremony at the beach-front Outlets at San Clemente including a free concert by American AuthorsNick Fradiani, and John Lindahl.
When: Nov 19, 2016, 5 pm
Where: 101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, CA
Cost: Free
Info: www.outletsatsanclemente.com

Huntington Beach Miracle on Main Street Tree Lighting and Concert
Main Street Huntington Beach will host a Tree Lighting event with entertainment, refreshments, a holiday craft fair and Santa photos. Entertainment begins at 2 pm with Tuba Christmas, followed by Forever Young and HBHS Cheer with later appearances by the Sunshine Generation, APA's Surf City Singers, and the world-famous All-American Boys Chorus.
When: Nov 20, 2016, 2-7 pm
Where: 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Cost: Free
Info: www.hbdowntown.com/miracle-on-main-street2.html

Sawdust Art Festival Annual Winter Fantasy
Carolers and other festive entertainment accompany the weekend artist offerings at the annual Winter Fantasy arts and crafts fair at the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach.
When: Nov 19 - Dec 18, 2016, 10 am - 6 pm, weekends plus Friday after Thanksgiving
Where: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Cost: $8 adults, $6 seniors 65+, $4 kids 6-12, free for 5 and under
Info: sawdustartfestival.org

Vienna Boys Choir at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Hear the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir in a special program featuring classical masterpieces and holiday favorites.
When: Dec 3, 2016, 3 pm
Where: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert HallSegerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost: $59 -119
Info:  www.scfta.org

The Holiday Gem at the GEM Theatre
A festive holiday variety show with favorite carols and characters.
When: Nov 25 - Dec 18, 2016
Where: The GEM Theatre, Main St. & Acacia Pkwy 12852 Main Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Cost: $26-40, discount tickets
Info:  www.onemoreproductions.com

Holiday Hospitality Night in Laguna Beach
A free night of holiday fun along Forest Avenue in Downtown Laguna Beach. Festivities include a visit from Santa Claus, live music, ice skating, Victorian carolers, and much more.
When: Dec 2, 2016, 5-9 pm
Where: Forest Avenue in Downtown Laguna Beach, starting at City Hall
Cost: Free
Info: www.visitlagunabeach.com

Fountain Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony
Live local entertainment, crafts, games, Santa and the official tree lighting followed by fireworks.
When: Dec 3, 2016, 4:30 - 8 pm
Where: Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Cost: Free
Info: www.fountainvalley.org

Fullerton Winter Market
Holiday entertainment, free pictures with Santa, holiday shopping, food booths, bounce house, beer and wine garden, toy drive.
When: Dec 3, 2016, noon, Santa photos till 4 pm.
Where: Downtown Plaza, Wilshire Ave between Harbor Blvd and Pomona Ave
Cost: Free
Info: www.cityoffullerton.com

Holiday in the Harbor and Winter Festival in Dana Point
A whole weekend of holiday fun starts with Holiday in the Harbor Open House Friday at three locations around the Harbor with music, crafts and other activities. Saturday, find more holiday entertainment at the Winter Festival and Tree Lighting at La Plaza Park.  
When: Dec 2-3, 2016, Friday 4:40 - 7:30, Saturday noon to 7 pm
Where: Friday -Mariner’s Village/Alley & Dana Wharf; Saturday - La Plaza Park, PCH north of Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA
Cost: Free
Info: www.danapointharbor.com, www.danapoint.org

Handel's Messiah at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
The Pacific Chorale performs the classical favorite in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
When: Dec 4, 2016, 3 pm
Where: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert HallSegerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost: $40-115
Info: www.scfta.org

Corona del Mar Christmas Walk and Festival
A day of holiday carolers, a dozen bands, a Fireman's BBQ, prizes, games, restaurant tastings, vendor fair and Santa visits in the Village of Corona del Mar.
When: Dec 4, 2016, 11 am - 4 pm
Where: Throughout the Corona del Mar business district, around 2855 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA
Cost: Free
Info: www.cdmchamber.com/events/christmas_walk.asp, 949-673-4050

The MistleTones: Song, Bells & Comedy for Christmas
A fun-filled holiday variety show at the Maverick Theater in Fullerton.
When: Dec 5-20, 2016, 8 pm
Where: Maverick Theater, 110 E. Walnut Ave.Fullerton, CA 92832
Cost: $20, discount tickets
Info: mavericktheater.com

Christmas Fantasia at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Vanguard University's 200-member choir and orchestra perform favorite carols.
When: Dec 6, 2016, 8 pm
Where: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert HallSegerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost: $25-55
Info: www.scfta.org

Holiday Sing in Cypress
A festival-style outdoor sing-along on the Civic Center Green with sledding, games, a train ride, school performances, visits with Santa and a toy drive. $4 meal provided by Youth Action Committee (cash only). Rain relocates to the Cypress Community Center.
When: Dec 6, 2016, 6 pm
Where: Civic Center Green, corner of Orange Ave and Grindlay St, Cypress, CA
Cost: Free
Info: www.ci.cypress.ca.us/recreation/recreation_home.html

Holiday Festival at the Muckethaler Center
Home and gallery tours, performances, an arts and crafts fair, food vendors and craft beer offerings, a children's play area, art workshops and Santa visits.
When: Dec 18, 2016, noon-4 pm
Where: The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA, 92833
Cost: Free
Info: themuck.org

The Ten Tenors Home for the Holidays at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Australia's operatic tenors present contemporary holiday favorites.
When: Dec 16-17, 2016, 8 pm
Where: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert HallSegerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost: $35-157, discount tickets
Info: www.scfta.org

Pacific Chorale: Tis the Season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
The Pacific Chorale will be joined by brass, organ and angelic children’s voices performing seasonal classics.
When: Dec 18-19, 2016, Sun 5:30, Mon 8 pm
Where: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert HallSegerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost: $29-139, discount tickets
Info: www.scfta.org

Holiday Organ Spectacular at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Enjoy a mix of sacred music and holiday carols on the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ, performed by Todd Wilson, accompanied by members of the Pacific Symphony.
When: Dec 20, 2016, 7:30 pm
Where: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert HallSegerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost: $15-75
Info: www.scfta.org

Fiesta Navidad at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
A joyous holiday performance by Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, featuring a traditional Posada procession, dancers and more.
When: Dec 23, 2016, 8 pm
Where: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert HallSegerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost: $29-59
Info: www.scfta.org

Orange County Christmas Extravaganza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Idol alumni, including Ruben Studdard, Kris Allen, Tamyra Gray, Alya Brown, Paris Bennett, Pia Toscano, Elliott Yamin and many others, will perform holiday classics as well as their own originals at this fundraiser.
When: Dec 23, 2015, 8 pm
Where: Segerstrom HallSegerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost: $100 and up
Info: www.scfta.org


Check Goldstar for discount tickets to additional holiday events.

Information was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change at any time. Please check the venue website for the most current information.

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