With Spring Training not starting up again until late February 2022, the iconic Dodger Stadium has meanwhile been decorated with an array of dazzling lights, Christmas trees, a stage, smoke machines, an ice rink in the outfield, and much more.
Through December 31st, families will have the opportunity to relish in family-fun festivities with picture opportunities galore — and do so in the grand expanse of the historic, almost 60-year-old venue in Downtown Los Angeles. With more than 56,000 seats surrounding the holiday-décor installations, those inclined to skate in the brisk air, explore the illuminated paths around the brim of the field, or even wait in line to take professional photos (downloadable via a QR code) with Santa Claus in his grotto will certainly have their breath taken away as they look around. Needless to say, never has there been a more unique way to celebrate this joyous season and simultaneously pay homage to the 2020 MLB Champions.
To kick-start the merriment of the Dodgers Holiday Festival, on the evening of December 1st, a host of celebrities such as Connie Britton, Haley Joel Osment, his sister Emily Osment, and Frankie Grande, among others, took in the warm scenery, which, upon entrance, begins with a towering, spellbinding Christmas tree and then a fascinating blue Dodgers firetruck a few steps away. There are many activities to partake in, including listening or singing along with harmonizing carolers on a beautifully lit stage, interacting with Santa’s Helpers, writing Santa a letter, or even getting creative in the arts-and-crafts corner. Additionally, there is a bounce house for the little ones and the chance to take home either a little water glitter bottle or a charming tree ornament.
The main attraction, of course, is the ice rink that awaits beyond overhanging green and red lights as well as rows of Christmas trees, where interested parties can borrow orange skates, clip them on, and glide freely amid the world-renowned baseball site. Doing so will doubtlessly work up an appetite to be satiated by a variety of food and drink options at Shake Shack, LA Taqueria Express, Bud & Burgers, and so on. That said, the night wouldn’t be complete without a Dodger Dog which, in this case, can be enjoyed to one’s heart’s content even outside the context of a live game.
For more information about the Dodgers Holiday Festival, which runs through December 31st, please visit: www.mlb.com/dodgers/fans/holiday-festival
Kindly be advised that in order to attend, one must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (via an approved single or double dose and be at least two weeks out) or a negative test within 72 hours of event start time (PCR and antigen tests are both allowed). Lastly, it is recommended that a mask be worn at all times unless actively eating or drinking.