Grand Park’s Winter Glow is returning for its second year with its free public nighttime art display of light and projections happening from December 6-25, sunset to 10 p.m.
Large-scale multi-media installations, crafted by LA-based artists and designers, will be placed throughout Grand Park and the Music Center Plaza during the holidays for families and guests to gather and stroll among colorful, interactive light experiences. Playlists curated by community partners such as Dangerbird Records (Los Feliz) and others, accompany guests on their light-filled journey
Winter Glow is a uniquely LA experience since all of the artists, designers and DJs are LA-based.
More than doubling the lighting experiences from last year, Grand Park’s Winter Glow will splash color and breakup patterns across pathways, trees and surfaces throughout the event space from Hope to Hill Streets. Highlights of the month-long event include:
- The L.A. County Holiday Tree, adorned with 3,000 traditional holiday lights, festival bows and 600 colorful metallic ornaments will greet visitors on The Music Center Plaza.
- Grand Park’s Christmas Tree, located at the Grand Park Fountain Overlook is comprised of more than 100 exquisitely lit white and pink “ornaments” made of mesh balls that range in size from 18 inches to five feet. At 45-feet high, the tree inspires cheer and wonder.
- Menorah Lighting. To honor the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, a menorah in Grand Park (near Broadway Street) and also on The Music Center Plaza will be lit for the eight nights of this traditional festival of lights. Representing the resilience of communities around the world and the power of light and hope, the lighting of the candles starts on December 22 and ends on December 30.
- Parol-making Workshop. L.A.-based artists Alfie Numeric Ebojo and Lakan de Leon will design a “parol,” a star-shaped lantern that embellishes homes during Christmas in the Philippines. Grand Park will display their star-shaped Christmas lantern and host a free parol-making workshop on Saturday, December 7, 1-3 p.m., where participants can learn about the tradition and make their own lantern to take home.
The Music Center Plaza is located at 135 N. Grand Avenue, and Grand Park is at 200 N. Grand Avenue, Los, Angeles, CA 90012.