The LA County Holiday Celebration, a one-of-a-kind, free holiday spectacular that has been a Los Angeles holiday tradition since 1959, will once again spread joy to thousands of Angelenos on Christmas Eve.
Delighting both the in-person audience at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the first time since 2019 as well as audiences watching the live broadcast on TV inside their homes, the 63rd annual event will feature 22 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of LA County.
Those who can’t make it to The Music Center on Dec. 24 will be able to watch the event live on PBS SoCal, online at kcet.org and pbssocal.org, via the free PBS app, or on a PBS SoCal encore broadcast later in the evening. KCET will also rebroadcast it that evening and again on Christmas Day. Tickets to the in-person event are free and available on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano and Emmy award-winning television host Suzanna Guzmán returns as co-host for her ninth year, and will be joined by professional roller skater, skate choreographer and coach Candice Heiden.
Returning audience favorites include the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles; gospel singers Lorenzo Johnson & Praizum; all-women global soul ensemble ADAAWE; Grammy award-winner Daniel Howith Hawaiian hula dancersHālau Hula Keali’i o Nālani; Philippine folk arts dance company Kayamanan Ng Lahi; the all-female mariachi ensemble Las Colibrí; Mexican folklorico dance troupe Pacifico Dance Company; a current student and alumni ensemble Palmdale High School Choral Union and Sunday Night Singers; world chamber music ensemble Quarteto Nuevo; Asian/country fusion musicians Sound of China Guzheng Ensemble; children’s ensembles MUSYCA Children’s Choir and Our Lady of the Angels Children’s Chorus; and Urban Voices Project, a choir comprised of men and women surviving homelessness on Skid Row.
Performing for the first time at this holiday event are: The 10-piece Latin jazz band Gabrielito y La Verdad; award-winning blues band Sista Jeans Blues Machine; hip-hop dance ensemble Temper Tantrum; all-kids a cappella group Squad Harmonix; secular a cappella choir Voices of Reason; modern kathak (North Indian classical dance) ensemble Shivam Arts Dance Company joined by Clarita Corona of Arte Flamenco; tap dance ensemble Reverb Tap Company; keepers of the Ballet Russe legacy Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre; and the California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley Vocal Arts Ensemble.
For more information, call (213) 972-3099 or go to HolidayCelebration.org.