Go Metro Weekends, Dec. 24-26

Have an event you’d like us to include? Shoot us an email at thesource@metro.net. Time and space constraints limit us from listing every accessible event in this city, but this curated list represents what we think is cool and easy to get to.

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Friday, December 24

The 51st L.A. County Holiday Celebration

This free event celebrates the rich diversity of Los Angeles with music and dance performances, including the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, indie rock band interpretations of holiday songs, a hip hop performance set to Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, Mariachi del Sol de Jose Hernandez, the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers and Pacifico Dance Company, among many others.
Website: http://lacountyarts.org/holiday.html
When: 3pm-6pm
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 1st/Hope (10, 14/37, 55/202/355, 60, 439, 445, 714)

Downtown on Ice at Pershing Square
Celebrating its 13th season spectacular with holiday fun under the sun and stars DOWNTOWN ON ICE outdoor skating rink at picturesque Pershing Square.
Website: http://www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/
: 10am-10pm Friday/Sunday, 12pm-10pm Christmas Day
$6 Where: Pershing Square
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Olive/5th (14/37, 70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 714, 770, Silver Streak) Hill/5th (2/302, 4, 10/48, 68/84, 81, 83, 90/91, 94, 794, 728)

Woodland Hills Ice

This winter landscape features more than 7,000 square feet of real ice and is open daily from 10am – 10pm for recreational ice skating, birthday parties, private lessons, special events and more.
Website: http://www.woodlandhillsice.com/
: 10am-10pm Friday/Sunday, 10am-12am Christmas Day
Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or Destination Discounts card at the entrance and save $2 off admission.
: 6100 Topanga Canyon Bl.

Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Topanga Canyon/Oxnard (150/240, 164, 244/245, 645) Owensmouth/Erwin (161, 164, 165, 244/245, 645)

Ice Santa Monica
8,000 square ft. rink by the beach offers residents and visitors a little taste of winter without the bite.
: http://iceatsantamonica.com/
: 12pm-12am Friday, 10am-12am Christmas Day, 10am-10pm Sunday
: 1324 5th Street
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: 4th/Santa Monica (4, 704) Wilshire/4th (20, 720)
Nearby Big Blue Bus Stops
: 4th/Santa Monica (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 1o, 23, 27, 40) Arizona/5th (2, 3, 5, 23)

More weekend events, after the jump.

Saturday, December 25

Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas
This touching tale of a widow otter and her son Emmet’s struggle to give each other the best possible Christmas finds Emmet’s jug band competing for a cash prize in a talent contest — but will the rowdy Riverbottom Gang and their wild hard rock band The Nightmare beat them to it?
: http://www.cinefamily.org/
: 4pm
$12 adults, $8 children
Where: 611 N. Fairfax Avenue
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Melrose/Fairfax (10/48, 217, 218, 780)

L.A. Beatdown: Dubstep Show
LA Beatdown returns for a special Saturday engagement on Christmas night featuring international Dubstep sensation DATSIK of the mighty ROTTUN RECORDINGS with the return of LA heroes 6BLOCC + BUSDRIVER!
Website: http://themusicbox.la/
When: 9pm
Price: $25
Where: The Music Box at the Henry Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail
Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Gower (180/181, 217)

Sunday, December 26

Riot Grrl Xmas Carnival at The Smell
Benefit for The Downtown Women’s Center featuring Bellhaunts, THE OUTSKiRTS, Toy Attica.
Website: http://www.thesmell.org/
When: 9pm
Price: $5
Where: The Smell, 247 South Main Street
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station, Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station, Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Main/2nd (33, 92)

ReGifted! at UCB Theatre
The country’s best improvisers will facilitate gift swaps between audience members, getting the story behind the presents to make up scenes about them on the spot.
Website: http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/
When: 9:30pm
Price: $5
Where: 5919 Franklin Avenue
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Bronson (180/181, 217)