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Hollywood Holiday Family Fun

By Kim Sudhalter

November 11, 2014

As the days get shorter, and temps dip below 80 (brrr), our thoughts naturally turn to the holidays. Pretty soon, the kids will be on vacation, family will be descending upon us and everyone will be wondering, “what on earth should we DO?” So you can start planning early, we’ve compiled a quick reference of family-friendly entertainment happening in Hollywood for the holidays.

Dolby Theatre

Nutcracker, December 13th & 14th

The Dolby Theatre welcomes the perennial holiday favorite presented by the Los Angeles Ballet for two days only.


El Capitan Theatre

Disney Big Hero 6 3D With Laser Light Show & Baymax Live on Stage

See a fantastic laser light show and meet Baymax, the robotic synthformer, before each screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new action-packed comedy-adventure.

November 7 – December 21


Hollywood Christmas Parade

Sunday, November 30, at 5:00pm.

The Hollywood Christmas Parade has been a beloved tradition since 1928 when Hollywood Boulevard stores first transformed a one-mile stretch of the street into “Santa Claus Lane” to boost shopping. This year’s Grand Marshall is Stevie Wonder and he will also be performing. Hosts are Dean Cain, Eric Estrada, Montel Williams and TV personality, Laura McKenzie.


Hollywood & Highland

Hollywood & Highland is running a Holiday Shopping Gift With Purchase promotion where customers spending $150 or more in same day can show their Hollywood & Highland receipts and receive two free tickets to a Nutcracker performance of their choice at the Dolby Theatre, pending availability. Offer good while supplies last. Customers can visit the Los Angeles Visitor Information Center on Level 1 of Awards Walk to redeem or get more information.


Madame Tussauds

Marvel Super Heroes 4D

Insider secret! Madame Tussaud’s offers a new multi million dollar Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience as part of the ticket price. Marvel brings their superheroes to life in glorious 4D, allowing you to feel the wind in your hair, see the smoke in the air and shake in your seat as you become part of the action.


The Montalban

The Montalban will be hosting RADITATICAL: A Journey in Rhythm, an original live stage spectacular filled with music, laughter, dance and raw energy, from December 12-21 (Friday, December 12 & 19 @ 8pm, Saturday, December 13 & 20 @ 8p, and Sunday December 14 & 21 @ 3pm). The new family-friendly unique hybrid performance features a six-member ensemble who beatbox, juggle, tap dance, and play on all sorts of percussion instruments in a one-of-a-kind performance starring rhythmic juggling beatboxer, Bronkar Lee. Tickets & more info can be found at:;; or call 323-461-6999




Everyone’s favorite green witch returns to the Pantage Theatre in a three-month run of Wicked, the wildly “Popular” Broadway show.

December 10 – March 15, 2015


Kim Sudhalter has worked with the Hollywood Entertainment District since its early years, helping to attract investment and revitalize the area. Originally from Europe and New York, she is an architecture and history buff who has a deep and abiding love for Hollywood and its past.

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