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Get Cultured: December 2019 Los Angeles Events 

Close out 2019 with a sultry burlesque show, a local holiday tradition, or a concert from music’s hottest acts thanks to the events slated to hit Los Angeles this month.

Grand Park’s Winter Glow: Through December 26

Grand Park and The Music Center are on holiday-mode from sunset until 10PM nightly, all courtesy of light and art installations featured in Grand Park’s Winter Glow. H+ Creative designed a digital animated concept for the project, and stand-out installations include the Glowing Geometric Garden made up of bulbs and LED tubes, and the illuminated arches that define the Light Connection Tunnel.    

The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square: Through January 20

Hit the ice all throughout the holiday season and put your skating skills to the test at the Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square in DTLA. Twirl to the sounds of a live DJ every Saturday evening beginning at 7PM, and check the website for special events like curling lessons and the Silent Skate Party.

STRIIIKE Holiday Market: December 13-14

Boring gifts are a thing of the past thanks to the STRIIIKE Holiday Market, a two-day shopping event held at the Beverly Hills salon featuring fashion, beauty, health, and wellness brands like Eriness Jewelry and high-end CBD company Fleur Marché’s. Pick up goods from makers and brand owners, and treat yourself to a massage, manicure, and cocktails during the event.

Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs: December 17-March 8

Be one of the first to see images never exhibited at The Getty Center when the institution presents rare works during the Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs exhibit. Photographs taken during the early days of the medium are presented alongside contemporary work, and featured prints by celebrated artists like Anthony Hernandez, Carrie Mae Weems, and Dawoud Bey are not to be missed.

Jaden Smith: December 19

Jaden Smith proves why he’s a hip-hop icon on the rise during this live show at The Novo by Microsoft. Expect the young rapper to perform songs from his albums Syre and Erys with unmatched energy, and don’t be surprised if you see Smith’s famous friends and family dancing along to his tunes in the crowd. Tickets from $52.

Dita Von Teese’s New Year’s Eve Gala Show: December 31

Give 2020 a sultry start when you snap up tickets to Dita Von Teese’s New Year’s Eve Gala Show at the historic Orpheum Theatre in the heart of DTLA. Expect the burlesque star to deliver the sexiest performance of the decade, and be sure to add a little glitz and glamour to your own outfit before hitting the town. Tickets from $49.50.

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We’re continually inspired by the creative energy of Downtown Los Angeles. For local recommendations—and to hear from the diverse individuals who make DTLA what it is today—head to our Meet You Downtown blog.