Activities to light up the break

Noor Naji, Asst. Opinion Editor

Among the many traditions of the holiday season is attending Christmas parades, shows and other public attractions. Here are some events that will get you out of the house during the winter break:

“Disney On Ice: World of Enchantment” in Anaheim is a family-friendly show featuring Disney’s most famous characters such as Elsa, Anna, Buzz, Woody and many more. These Disney characters will “come to life” during the ice-skating show at the Anaheim Honda Center from Dec. 21-25. Performances will show a race between Disney’s “Cars,” Elsa and Anna’s winter love story and much more. Tickets start at $25.

Another place to consider is Snow, L.A., the first snow tubing park in the city, which will be open until Dec. 23. It features multiple slides, artificial snow and food trucks. They will also present a light show showcasing snowmen as part of their “Snowman forest.” For general admission and eight snowtubing rides, it is $32 for an adult.

At the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, there will be the ballet performance of “The Nutcracker” until Dec. 24. The original production features “dreams of faraway lands, and snow-covered landscapes.” Pricing depends on the number of people in your party attending and can be found on their website.

If budget is a concern, then the Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration is for you. The free three hour show presents more than 20 choirs and dance groups, including a Korean dance troupe, as it aims to provide a multicultural view of the holidays. It is on Dec. 24 and doors open at 2:30 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

To see Santa’s reindeer come to life, visit the L.A. Zoo Lights. Despite the fact that most of the animals at the zoo will be asleep, there is much to see during this night event. The zoo features animal-themed LED’s and more. The L.A. Zoo Lights will be open until Jan. 8 and tickets sell as low as $11.

 A more interactive experience is the “Enchanted: Forest of Light” at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. Featuring a mile-long walk with multiple light displays, this can be an event visited with friends or family. It costs about $28 for an adult and the attraction will be open until Jan. 8.