Monday, December 5, 2011

Coming Attraction: 52nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration

The Jazz Tap Ensemble rehearses for the L.A. County Holiday Celebration.
Tap dancers, jazz musicians, a capella groups and more gathered this past weekend at the Music Center downtown to rehearse for the 52nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration.

The spirited (and free!) holiday event will once again take place center stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Christmas Eve, from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

CC and I caught a few rehearsals this weekend (as we did last year), and watching these talented artists perform inspired my little one to show off her own smooth moves.

CC dancing at the Music Center.
According to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which sponsors the event, there will be more than 20 choirs, music ensembles and dance companies, all of whom come from local neighborhoods.

The rehearsals we caught included the Jazz Tap Ensemble (pictured up top), which blends jazz musicians with super-skilled tap dancers. (CC even broke out into her own tap dance after watching this group.)

Traditional Christmas songs sung by the lovely and costumed Charles Dickens Carolers also had CC humming along.

Prime Note Ensemble
Prime Note Ensemble, an all-male Filipino choir, provided gorgeously sung entertainment that CC loved.

What's amazing is that all of these groups have only about 20 minutes to rehearse before the big day. But, if you haven't been, the Christmas Eve performance is truly thrilling -- a wonderful L.A. family tradition.

If you can't make it in person, the event will be broadcast live on KCET and KPFK-FM and streamed live at

52nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 24 (3 p.m.-6 p.m.)

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets: Free. Parking, too, will be gratis.

For more information visit


Parker Education said...

Love celebration, I definitely enjoyed it.

L.A. Story said...

It's such an amazing event!


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