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Christmas in downtown L.A.

October 17, 2008 | 12:17 pm

Ho ho ho In the last few years, the Grove has emerged as a popular place to take in the Christmas tree and holiday decorations (and let's not get started about the old "tallest Christmas tree" war in Orange County between South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island). But this year, there is a new face in the Christmas crowd. The new L.A. Live complex downtown is promising a holiday celebration to mark its opening. That includes 37,500-pound, 52-foot tall tree and a "holiday multi-media spectacular:"

Capturing the unique spirit of City of the Angels, The Light of the Angels multi-cultural, multi-ethnic holiday celebration with performances will run nightly Dec. 4-31 at 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. The 7-minute program will combine lights, video creations, live performances and never-before-seen special effects to create a holiday show that will become a new tradition and L.A. Live's gift to the City.

Angelenic, the downtown website, can't wait: "It’s already mid-October, and most Downtown residents (if not people from all over Los Angeles) are waiting with bated breath for the paramount arrival of LA Live this fall."

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: LA Live

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