53rd Annual Holiday Celebration

LAFC is going to L.A.’s largest, Emmy-nominated Christmas holiday show at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion! More than 20 choirs, music ensembles and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of L.A. celebrate the season during this free three-hour extravaganza. Even the parking underneath the Music Center is free.

Some highlights this year: Los Angeles Ballet will perform “Waltz of the Flowers”; Invertigo Dance Theatre, celebrating the sunny weather that characterizes the winter season in L.A.; Double G and Strings, a six-musician ensemble formed by members of daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra, will perform holiday favorites; Mariachi Sol de Mexico will perform classic Mariachi holiday favorites; and Spirit Chorale of Los Angeles, singing a capella, spiritual arrangements of holiday classics. A full listing of performers can be found here.

 

SCHEDULE

2:00   Meet in line at the entrance of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

2:30   Doors open

3:00   Concert begins

6:00   After-party at Noe, the lounge at the Omni. RSVP here.

 

CARPOOLS AND TRAIN COMPANIONS

Click here to arrange a carpool or to find a travel companion.

 

AFTER-PARTY

After the concert please join us for a swank, sexy and sophisticated Cocktail Party at a Noe, the posh lounge at the Omni Hotel. Noe is a short walk from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. To RSVP click here.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Line was too long didn't make it in.

    December 26, 2012

  • ARI

    GREAT CONCERT I WATCHED IT AGAIN ON TV.

    1 · December 25, 2012

  • Connie

    This was fabulous, I was in awe, like a kid that just saw Santa coming down the chimney.

    December 25, 2012

  • Liz

    Beautiful event and it was nice to meet people in this group.

    December 25, 2012

  • Jen F.

    So fantastic! I'm going next year for sure. Lionel & Bruce were great hosts!

    December 25, 2012

  • Lynsy

    It was WONDERFUL!

    December 25, 2012

  • Kathaerine A.

    It was great.Thank you for your hard work

    December 25, 2012

  • Paula

    loved it. didnt find anyone but had a great time in line despite.

    December 25, 2012

  • Michael H

    Thanks for organizing this event. Was great show w good ppl. Nice day.

    December 25, 2012

  • Kimberly

    Fantastic Show!! I thoroughly enjoyed it!! :)

    December 24, 2012

  • tim b.

    Fantastic! Thanks to everyone for making me feel welcome.

    December 24, 2012

  • Kathaerine A.

    Very good

    December 24, 2012

  • Kathaerine A.

    Fabulous!Thank you so much!Glad to see you all!Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2012

  • Z

    I enjoyed it!

    December 24, 2012

  • Lionel

    Singing Christmastime in the City!!!!

    December 24, 2012

  • Laura E

    I'm on the 4th level, second row, towards the middle. Anyone nearby?

    1 · December 24, 2012

  • Y O

    I am late and was wondering does where will you guys be seating. Can someone please email me if you get this?

    December 24, 2012

    • DE-MARO

      Most us are on the first level.. But there's only 1 seat available right next to me.

      December 24, 2012

  • Niketa C.

    Yes I'm in route is everyone in line together or all spread out

    December 24, 2012

    • DE-MARO

      In line,under the backbeat sign!

      December 24, 2012

    • Niketa C.

      Ok parking

      December 24, 2012

  • Lionel

    In line under the "Backbeat" sign.

    December 24, 2012

    • DE-MARO

      Should I go find you Lionel or go to the back of the line

      December 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody here? We just took photos with snapyourself.

    December 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    There are four of us here and the line is very long. Still room in the garage.

    December 24, 2012

  • Connie

    Lionel, I am just going to take the train

    December 24, 2012

  • DE-MARO

    Feel free to call or txt me[masked] I'll be leaving around 2 or earlier all depends..

    December 24, 2012

    • Lionel

      That's the spirit, Dennis. Please upload a photo of yourself if you are carpooling. Arrival after 2 is not recommended.

      December 24, 2012

    • DE-MARO

      For my profile? I'll definitely depart before 2, Thanx Lionel!

      December 24, 2012

  • Lynsy

    AAAAAAAH!!!! My power is STILL out! I might be late :-(
    someone save me a seat!

    December 24, 2012

    • Lionel

      No Twilight Zone Marathon for you.

      December 24, 2012

  • DE-MARO

    Heeeeyyy everyone.. I'm leaving from pico Rivera/Whittier about 25 mins SE of downtown LA. Any riders? Got room for 4!

    December 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I am a new CSULB student. This is going to be my first Christmas in Southern California. Anyone can arrange carpool with me from Long Beach? Regards, Milon

    December 24, 2012

  • Nancy

    Anyone going from Long Beach?

    December 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi I am a student in CSULB from Hong Kong. This is my first Christmas in Long Beach. I am wondering if we can organize carpool also. Please let me know. Regards,Milon

      December 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Greetings Everyone and Merry Christmas!

    Looks like there will be a total of six different Meet Up Groups at this event. I hope we all find the right group or merge with a group? Anybody driving from Westwood/Brentwood/UCLA area? My wife and I plan on using METRO but if anybody is coming from the Westwood area and you have two seats please PM me. We may also attend the party.

    1 · December 23, 2012

    • Lionel

      As it happens we're partnering with Downtown Classical on this. IMHO tomorrow the group to hang with is Los Angeles Free Concerts--the largest funnest and best live music club in the world! And Merry Christmas to you, John.

      December 24, 2012

    • Kimberly

      John, I have 3 seats available in my car from the Westwood -ish area. I'm probably not staying for the party however. Call me (805)[masked]

      December 24, 2012

  • Kimberly

    I'm offering 3 seats to carpool from West LA area (Olympic and Bundy). If you'd like to join me, call (805) 202-9359. See you there!

    December 24, 2012

  • Angela C.

    This is my first time joinning this group and I am looking foward to meeting all of you and going to the concert. I will be taking the metro to the music center and I would like to stay for the party after the concert and I was wondering if I could car pool with one of you as I would greatly appreciate it. I was wondering also if there was a specfic place in which we can meet. Angela

    December 23, 2012

    • Lionel

      I think Terry is carpooling fron your area. You don't need a photo for the concert--but you do for the party.

      December 23, 2012

  • Lynsy

    I'll be getting on the 12:52pm train @ the Lake station, you can meet me there but You're closer to the Sierra Madre Villa station so if you want to get on there it's the south bound train leaving at 12:47pm. That will give us enough time to change trains and walk to the concert hall.

    December 23, 2012

    • Dil

      I'm thinking of driving. You can carpool with me if u want. Let me know. I think I'll learn a metro system a bit and use it next time. Let me know if u want to share a ride with me. I'm not staying for the after party though. Just the concert but will stay till it ends.

      December 23, 2012

    • Lynsy

      Thanks but Im good with the train :-)

      December 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm getting on at the Memorial Park station if anyone wants to join me!

    December 23, 2012

  • Bels

    Anyone going from noho area? I have a ride but we need to ride metro back

    December 23, 2012

  • Lynsy

    I'm taking the metro from Pasadena if anyone wants to join me and ride in together :-)
    Cheers

    December 23, 2012

    • Dil

      I'd like to join u. I'm from Pasadena as well, On E. Foothill blvd. Only thing is I'm new to the area and not at all familiar with the metro system. Anyways you can reach me at[masked]

      December 23, 2012

  • Albert

    I'm looking into the metro from Ontario any helpful ideas on this please call me[masked]

    December 23, 2012

  • Terry A.

    Are we meeting in a specific location with this group at the event?

    December 23, 2012

  • Lynsy

    What a great way to spend my birthday! Let's party :-)

    2 · December 22, 2012

  • Crystalynn

    I am coming from Torrance. Anyone available for carpool?

    December 8, 2012

    • Lionel

      @Crystal--do it right, get a limo! @Terry--please start a new thread for the valley. Thanks

      December 9, 2012

    • Bels

      Hi Terry I will email you to see if you still have availability

      December 22, 2012

  • Connie

    Hi I am coming from South Central, anyone want to ride the Expo line with me?

    December 9, 2012

    • Max St. J.

      Seems I ll be working at the start of the event, unfortunately.

      December 18, 2012

    • Bels

      Connie I can ride with you, I wont have a car but I can get the redline from Noho to meet you

      December 22, 2012

  • ROSANNE

    Is the cocktail party just for our meet up group?

    December 21, 2012

  • ROSANNE

    Anyone from Hollywood area whom I can carpool with?

    December 21, 2012

  • Robbi Milan of D.

    Thanks for the invite Lionel! I'll be there!
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    1 · December 18, 2012

  • Anna R.

    FYI. I went to this event a few times. If you get there by 2 pm there will be a lot of people in line by then. If you come after 3 pm, you may not get in until some people leave. So be there as early as you can.

    December 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh Lionel, if you ARE in fact taking a limo, please swing by and pick me up.

    4 · December 10, 2012

  • Joe D

    Are tickets or reservations being taken in advance or is just first come, first served? Just wondering about the possibility of a sell out and the need to get there early.

    December 8, 2012

    • Lionel

      They are allowing people to line up at 2. In the past they have required wristbands--I'll update the page if that's the case this year. With any event like this you run the risk of selling out. That said, I've never been turned away.

      December 9, 2012

  • Heather

    Hmmmm! Good memory! My community chorus sang on that stage 20 years ago. :-)

    December 8, 2012

    • Max St. J.

      Funny how time flies when you grow up

      December 8, 2012

  • bet

    anyone coming from huntington beach?

    December 8, 2012

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