From November 17 through January 2, 18 million hues of lights will twinkle in time to music at The Bloc’s 4th annual Sparkle DTLA display. You can wander through multiple glowing installations any time of day, but they’ll only be synchronized to festive tunes at the beginning of the hour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The best part is, it’s all completely free and everyone is welcome (that includes your furry friends).
On Thursday at 7 p.m., the Grand Debut of Sparkle DTLA will illuminate one of L.A.’s largest interactive holiday displays with your host @ryanmanno from KOST 1035 FM. The dazzling nighttime journey will also feature live musical performances from the Grand Arts High School, hot cocoa and sweet treats.
You’ll be able to enjoy the unforgettable magic of glowing decorations bringing the night to life as you shop for gifts and dine top-notch cuisine on one of the outdoor patios. The Bloc is also treating shoppers to one week of giveaways and cards to “gift it forward” in partnership with select retailers from December 12 to 21. Honestly, how can this not be your favorite time of year?
This dazzling little wonderland features a 32-foot Christmas Tree that changes color and a gleaming 16-foot ornament tunnel—essential holiday props. There’ll also be seasonal programming, from holiday crafting, mixology classes, a special screening of “Elf” and a whole lot more! So keep an eye out on the events listings and social pages for festive activities.
If you have extra winterwear, you can also take it along with you and drop it off at Concierge Desk on Plaza Level from November 11 to December 31 as part of the Bloc’s donation drive for UCLA Health’s Homeless Healthcare Initiative.
Location: 700 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017Website
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