If you don't celebrate Christmas or just decide to have some family fun around the city after opening your presents, this list is for you. Scroll down for 13 places that are open on Christmas Day!
Movies are always a good idea when there is nothing else to do, and you can catch a movie any day of the week, even on Christmas Day. The best family movies on Big Screen are Frozen II, Spies in Disguise, Star Wars, A Beautiful Day in Neighborhood, and Jumanji: The Next Level (depending on the age of your kids).
Featuring 12 thrilling rides, including the West Coaster and Pacific Wheel, midway games, ocean-front specialty food outlets, and seaside shopping, Pacific Park is one of Southern California’s leading entertainment destinations, and it is open on Christmas Day!
Start your adventure at the outdoor North Pole Village with ice skating at the True North Ice Rink circling a 26-ft Christmas tree, then jump aboard the QM Express Train or the Grand Carousel for more festive fun on Christmas Day. Enjoy strolling performers, gingerbread house making, stocking decorating, or a sweet treat or libation as you watch live entertainment on the outdoor stage before climbing aboard the Queen Mary to take in the dazzling decor.
Discover a world of mind blowing 3D murals at Museum of Illusions. Located on Hollywood Blvd, tourists and locals, friends and family, people of all ages can visit us and create unforgettable memories. The Museum of Illusions is the place to be to have fun and let your imagination soar this weekend. The Museum is open on Christmas Day from 10am to 10pm.
Downtown Santa Monica has transformed the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into the winter wonderland with an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink. Ice at Santa Monica is open on Christmas Day from 12pm till closing time.
See the Star Wars movie at El Capitan with a laser light show, live stormtroopers, and all the hype that is only available at El Capitan. See the website for movie times.
Pacific Theaters and few restaurants are open at The Grove on Christmas Day. La Piazza (11:30 am – 10:00 pm , Pacific Theatres (8:00 am – 11:30 am), and Umami Burger (11:30 am – 11:00 pm).
Angels Flight is a must do with kids and they are open on Christmas Day! Take advantage of a day when it's easy to find parking in downtown and ride this iconic funicular railcar.
Ride nearly 1,000 ft. above Downtown LA to experience the city from an entirely new perspective. Sky Slide is open on Christmas Day from 11 am to 8 pm.
Enjoy winter on Christmas Day from 11 am to 10 pm with ice tubing, ice skating, holiday film viewings, nightly snowfall, and more at Winter Fest.
Experience the flight of the royal falcon at Medieval Dinner and Tournament. At Medieval Times, armor-clad knights clash for the title of Queen's Champion in front of your eyes. Cheer the knights while biting your our-course dinner. The shows on Christmas Day are at 5pm and 7:15 pm.
Celebrate Christmas with Pirates Dinner Adventure. Laugh and cheer as the pirate crew tries to steal Christmas. Open on Christmas Day. Check the website for show times.
See the holiday lights in various part of the city.