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Holiday Celebration FAQs

Q: When is the 59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration?

A: The 59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration takes place on Monday, December 24, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Q: Where does the Holiday Celebration take place?

A: The Holiday Celebration takes place at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012.

Q: How much are tickets to the Holiday Celebration?

A: The Holiday Celebration is FREE for all.

Q: When should I arrive for entrance to the Holiday Celebration?

A: Seating is first come, first served. Doors to The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion open at 2:30 p.m.; however, a line outdoors along Hope Street on the west side of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion starts forming at roughly 9:00 a.m. Please arrive as early as possible.

Q: Can I bring seating for waiting in line?

A: Setting up chairs in line is prohibited.

Q: Can I leave and re-enter the Holiday Celebration?

A: Yes, you can leave and re-enter the Holiday Celebration; however, your seating upon re-entry is not guaranteed.

Q: Is there ADA accessibility during the event?

A: Yes, there is seating for guests with disabilities. Arrive to the Main Music Center garage through the entrance on Grand Avenue. Parking is free of charge. ADA designated parking is on P4. Please ask parking attendants if you need assistance. Elevators are located on the Grand Avenue (south) side of the parking garage. Take elevators to level P (Plaza). The ADA check in table is on the Plaza level/Grand Avenue side of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion along the colonnade. Please arrive at 2:00 p.m.

If you need further assistance contact The Music Center’s ADA Compliance Officer Carolyn Van Brunt, cvanbrunt@musiccenter.org, or call the recorded access assistance line at 213.972.0777 to leave a voice-mail request.

Q: What if I can’t make it to the Holiday Celebration?  Is there some way to watch it?

A: Yes, the Holiday Celebration will be broadcast live on December 24, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  It will be re-broadcast on PBS SoCal on December 24 at 9:00 p.m. and on December 25, 2018, at noon, as well as on PBS SoCal 2 on December 25 at 3:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., and December 26 at 11:00 a.m.

The Holiday Celebration can also be streamed on pbssocal.org.

Q: Is there a list of prohibited items that I cannot bring to the event?

A: The following items are prohibited in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion auditorium and must be taken back to your car or checked in at coat check before entering the seating area:

  • Large backpacks
  • Oversized bags
  • Laptops
  • Briefcases
  • Cameras
  • Video & audio recorders
  • Food & beverages

Q: How do I recommend a group to participate in next year’s Holiday Celebration?

A: If you or a group or artist you know is interested in performing in the 60th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration on December 24, 2019, visit holidaycelebration.org in the spring for more details. Opportunities are available for anyone who lives in Los Angeles County. Applications will be available in April 2019.

Q: Are food and drinks available?

A: Yes, food is available for sale at Upstage Burger on the Plaza Level on the corner of 1st Street and Grand Avenue adjacent to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Dorothy Chandler Intermission bars will be open outside at 1:00 p.m. and inside throughout the performance (3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.) with full food and beverage options. C+M Cafe on the corner of 1st Street and Grand Avenue adjacent to the Walt Disney Concert Hall will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION BOX OFFICE


Window & Phone Hours:

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Glorya Kaufman Presents
Dance at The Music Center

(213) 972-0711

LA Opera
(213) 972-8001

LA Master Chorale
(213) 972-7282


AHMANSON THEATRE &  
MARK TAPER FORUM
BOX OFFICE


Window Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Phone Hours:
Center Theatre Group
(213) 628-2772
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.


WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL 
BOX OFFICE


Window Hours:

Tuesday - Sunday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Monday

Phone Hours:
LA Phil

(323) 850-2000
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.