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Holiday Celebration Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is the 58th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration?

A: The 58th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration takes place on Sunday, December 24, 2017 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 serve.  Doors to The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion open at 2:30 p.m.; however, a line on The Music Center Plaza 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; however, you can sit in other parts of the Plaza.

Q: Are food and drinks available?

A: Yes.  On The Music Center Plaza.  There will be a bar with food and beverages, and Tina’s Tacos will be open and serving.  Menu items include:

- Hot Dogs - $2
- 3 Tacos + Soda - $8
- Popcorn - $2
- Churros - $2

Also, the Lobby Bars and Oval Bar at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will be open with drinks and snacks.  

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, accommodations for guests with disabilities can be requested by emailing The Music Center ADA Compliance Officer, Carolyn Van Brunt,, or by calling 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, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and will be re-broadcast December 24, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. and December 25, 2017, at noon on PBS SoCal, as well as December 25, 2017, at 3:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., and December 26 at 11:00 a.m. on PBS SoCal 2.

The Holiday Celebration can also be streamed on

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 
- CamerasVideo & audio recorders

Q: How do I recommend a group to participate next year?

A: If you or a group or artist you know is interested in performing in the 59th annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration on December 24, 2017, visit in the spring for more details.  Opportunities are available for anyone who lives in Los Angeles County.  Applications will be available in April 2018.