The currently closed Raging Waters has launched Christmas in Color, featuring millions of lights you can drive through while listening to coordinated holiday music on the radio. And for a free fix of holiday lights, you can always cruise along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena, or Torrance’s always-festive Seaside Ranchos neighborhood.
3. Do Some Holed-Up-At-Home Holiday Boozing
‘Tis the season for a little extra imbibing (hey, you deserve it), and many bar programs have come up with menus of yuletide-fueled drinks for your living room-lounging enjoyment. The Arts District’s kitschy cocktail den Here and Now’s third annual holiday-themed pop-up is Blitzen’s At Home, selling branded bottles of festive drinks like the gin-and-pine liqueur Après Skitini, and a gumdrop-garnished spiced Old Fashioned (holiday glassware available for purchase, too).
Conservatory West Hollywood is doing carafes of Tis the Season specials including heat-at-home tequila-spiked hot chocolate (with housemade whipped cream!) and hot toddies. And at Manhattan Beach’s Arthur J, you can pick up 32-ounce batches (even if you live alone, no judgment) of bourbon-based mulled cider and rum-infused small batch eggnog. And, of course, if you’ve got a fave local restaurant or currently closed bar you’d like to support, totally reach out, as they might very well be offering their own holiday cocktails to-go.
4. Tour a local museum in your pajamas
Browse well-known Warhols, Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog and more from The Broad’s current collection. On the Getty’s site, you can access multiple online exhibits including 12 Sunsets, an interactive exhibit featuring the works of photographer Ed Rushca’s collection of Sunset Boulevard pics from the 1960s. Or you can actually go inside (well kind of) the museum via Google Art and Culture, featuring 360-views of many of the permanent collections.