Free Funky Soul Valentine's Day Dance Party at Grand Park

Free Funky Soul Valentine’s Day Dance Party at Grand Park

#Getonup and get down at Grand Park L.A. Valentine’s Day with a free dance party that lasts all night long. Hit the dance floor with live music by Breakestra, Orgone, and Funky Sole DJS Music Man Miles and Clifton. The free fun in downtown Los Angeles is supported by The Echo and Spaceland Presents.

Romance your honey from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sneak in to the free photo booth for a special V-Day remembrance. Bring money for the full bar by The Echo and these food trucks: Oooh La La Crepes, Cousins Maine Lobster and The Grilled Cheese Truck. Flowers and sweets also a available for purchase.

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Valentine's Day Meet Harlem Globetrotters in L.A. & Get Free Game Tix

Valentine’s Day Meet Harlem Globetrotters in L.A. & Get Free Game Tix

February 13, 2013 |  by  |  Free Event, Holiday  |  No Comments

Free things to do in L.A. alert: On Valentine’s Day Harlem Globetrotters “Tiny” Sturgess and “Flight Time” Langwill be handing out free game tix and red roses to Metro riders at Union Station.

Free Globetrotter tickets

Tiny Sturgess, Harlem Globetrotters. (Photo by Mark Buckner)

Tiny — at 7’8″ is the Guinness World Records tallest basketball player — and Flight Time (6’3″) will be greeting Metro riders 8:30 – 9am at the Union Station’s East Portal. The free game tickets are to the Globetrotter’s southland games at Honda Center, STAPLES Center, and Citizens Business Bank Arena (Feb. 16-18).

“Roses are red, violets are blue, and “Sweet Georgia Brown” is their theme song too,” so head downtown to for a free sweet Valentine’s treat to see these celebrity basketball players!

If you won’t be at Union Station early Valentine’s Day, you can still save $5 off Globetrotters tickets at Staples Center Feb. 17 by visiting the Metro Discount Page Here.

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Free 25th Annual Long Beach MLK Parade Saturday Jan. 19

Honor the struggle for civil rights at the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace & Unity Parade, Saturday, Jan. 19 in Long Beach, CA. The free parade, featuring several grand marshals and 100 entries, steps off at 10:30am at Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. and Anaheim St. From there it heads north on MLK Jr. Ave., east onto 19th St., then north on Lemon Ave.

A free peace & unity festival follows at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave. 12:30 to 5pm. This festive-filled program includes a children and teen area, with games and rides, plus family-friendly entertainment, food booths, craft and merchandise vendors.

Parking is available at Long Beach City College, Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, with shuttle buses running from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Contact 562-570-6816 or visit for more information.

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Free Thing to Do in Los Angeles: L.A. County Holiday Celebration!

Spend your Christmas Eve L.A. style for free with the 53rd annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration! For three free hours you’ll be entertained by top notch performers at the famous Dorothy Chandler Pavilion! The free Dec. 24 performance on Monday runs from 3 – 6pm and is open to all, residents and non-residents alike.

Performances represent L.A.’s diverse cultures and holiday traditions and feature favorites such as Mariachi Sol de Mexico, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and the Colburn School Choir. There are 23 performances in all.

No reservations or tickets required but get there early as the line starts to form hours before for the free chance to see bands, choirs and dance performances on this elegant stage. Doors open at 2:30pm and seating is first-come first-served. Even if you don’t get inside by the first performance, stay in line because people often leave after seeing a favorite performance so you’ll get their seat!

You won’t be bored while waiting to be seated. There will be plenty of pre-show activities starting at noon.

While parking is free in the Music Center garage, allow plenty of time to get there as holiday traffic can be a bit crazy. Consider taking the Metro instead.

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Free Things to Do in Malibu: Santa, Cookies and Live Reindeer!

Free things to do with the family for the Christmas season are easy to find at the Malibu Country Mart in Malibu. This architecturally fun high-end retail center near Los Angeles surprisingly bursts with free things to do.

On Saturday, Dec. 15 meet Santa Claus from noon – 3 p.m. and have your photo taken with the jolly elf himself! Kids can also get their Christmas creativity on at the free holiday cookie decorating station filled with homemade cut-out cookies, sprinkles, frosting and fun! Free things to do: Visit with Santa and Live Reindeer

On Saturday, Dec. 22, give the kids a magical holiday experience with a visit to see live reindeer! The reindeer are stopping at the beach for a little rest between 11 a.m – 3 p.m. before they travel the world. Pet these furry friends for free as they visit from the North Pole. Malibu Country Mart is about the only place in the LA-area where you can see live reindeer!

Santa will also be there with the reindeer from noon – 3 p.m. along with live carolers 1 – 3 p.m.

That’s not all that’s free to do. A visit to the Malibu Country Mart is like taking the kids to an outdoor museum — the center sports world-class gardens, unique sculptures and a mix of architectural styles including Mediterranean, modern and rustic influences. Check out the outdoor dining and picnic areas and be sure to let the kids have fun in the popular children’s playground. While the kids play in the chemical-free sandbox, go ahead and surf your smartphone using the free wi-fi.

Oh, and did we mention that the parking is free?

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Free Winter Wonderland in Old Pasadena Nov. 23!

Twenty tons of cold wet snow is predicted to hit Old Pasadena Friday Nov. 23 and the whole family is invited to play in it for free!  The free winter fun day is 4pm to 8pm and includes live reindeer, a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and the arrival of Santa Claus.

At 4pm Old Pasadena opens its free winter wonderland located on Holly Street between Raymond and Fair Oaks. Kids can play in 20 tons of real snow, see live reindeer on a break from the North Pole, and create in a kid’s craft area presented by the Armory Center for the Arts. Adults can try their own creative hand with free painting classes offered by Wine and Canvas. All the while there will be festive live musical performances.

Old Town Pasadena free Christmas tree lighting

Before 6pm head over to One Colorado when Santa arrives to light the 30-foot Christmas tree and the 2013 Rose Parade Queen makes one of her first public appearances. Please bring a new unwrapped toy or book for the Charles Cherniss Tournament of Toys toy drive, which benefits children throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Children and adults who donate an unwrapped toy or book will receive a FREE photo with Santa at One Colorado that night only.

Throughout the free snow day look for numerous in-store events and promotions at more than 50 of Old Pasadena’s merchants.

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Free Fun for Kids With Santa and Gifts at L.A. Grand Central Market Saturday Dec. 10!

Free festive holiday afternoon for kids and families in Downtown L.A. Saturday, Dec. 11! Swing by Grand Central Market for a free picture with Santa plus free gifts for all kids! The fun starts at 11AM.

Built in 1917, Grand Central is the oldest and largest open-air market in Los Angeles. Lots of free fun things to see!

Free Winter Wonderland in Malibu with Reindeer!

Malibu Christmas Tree Lighting

Only in Malibu can you have a free Winter Wonderland by the beach! With reindeer included! The Malibu Country Mart is creating a merry and magical experience for the Christmas season for the next three Saturdays, including a visit with Santa’s reindeer on Saturday, Dec. 17 and its all for free!

Every Saturday is a new holiday happening. Check out the free fun schedule below:

Saturday, December 3

’Tis the Season! Come to the Cookie Decorating Party: 1 – 4PM
Tree Lighting Ceremony: 5PM

Saturday, December 10

Photos with Santa: Noon – 3PM
Strolling Carolers: 1 – 3PM
Stocking and Dreidel Decorating Party: 1 – 3PM

Saturday, December 17

Photos with Santa: Noon – 3PM
Strolling Carolers: 1 – 3PM
Santa’s Reindeer: Noon – 4PM

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Free Snoopy Holiday Show at Downtown on Ice Los Angeles Nov. 29

Kids will love seeing Snoopy on ice Tuesday, Nov. 29 and parents will love that the mini sneak preview at L.A.’s Downtown on Ice in Pershing Square is Free!

Snoopy and other cast members of Knott’s “Merry” Farm’s ice skating spectacular “It’s Christmas, Snoopy!” perform at 4PM. The holiday show is free to all thanks to a community outreach program in partnership with the L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks and Knott’s Berry Farm theme park.

Immediately following the performance, families can meet and greet with Snoopy and friends, so be sure to bring a camera!

Consider extending the fun with a frugal family skate around the rink. Downtown on Ice is LA’s largest outdoor holiday skating rink with the smallest admission price: just $6 to skate and $2 for skate rental. It’s open every day, including holidays, through Jan. 16. Check the Web site for more information about skate session times, free concerts and celebrations.

Celebrate Christmas on the Queen Mary for Free!

Celebrate the Queen Mary’s 18th annual Christmas tree-lighting party for free Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 5:30 to 8:30PM.

Yes, you heard right. Board the luxury liner for free for family-friendly holiday merry making! Snack on complimentary refreshments while enjoying the Christmas spirit of roaming Victorian carolers. Preview the ship’s new holiday light display and additional merriment provided by choirs and choruses.

To participate in this free Christmas celebration, you must reserve complimentary tickets in advance at Early bird admission begins at 4PM.

Free Ticket to Queen Mary Christmas

Start gathering on the ship’s Sundeck a6 6PM. Santa will be there to turn on the Christmas tree lights at 7:15 p.m. with help from Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell and Long Beach Fire Chief Alan Patalano. In honor of Pear Harbor, the event will also pay tribute to local military, fire and police heroes.

Bring a camera to snap a sweet pic of your child’s visit with Santa Claus following the last musical performance. All attendees are encouraged to drop off one unwrapped children’s gift to support Toys for Tots, Sparks of Love and the Long Beach Toy Patrol (toy donations are requested, not mandatory).

And did we mention that parking is free!? (with validation).