From a new battleship museum and craft marketplace, to concerts, festivals and movies, the LA Waterfront offers a variety of year-round events to entertain families and people of all ages. New events are frequently added to the calendar below, so check back often to see what's going on.

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Weekends, December 6-21

Holidays by the Sea

In December, the Port of Los Angeles is hosting “Holidays by the Sea,” a series of free and festive weekend holiday events on the LA Waterfront continuing each weekend before Christmas: December 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21. Downtown Harbor visitors will witness a Holiday Sail Spectacular and light show, turning the public town square outside the Los Angeles Maritime Museum into an outdoor theater venue with holiday movies projected right onto a ship’s sail. The December holiday movie schedule at Downtown Harbor is as follows:

Sunday, December 7:“The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Friday, December 12 through Sunday, December 14: “Jack Frost,” 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Friday, December 19 through Sunday, December 21: “The Smurfs Holiday Celebration,” 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Click here to view the flier.

Saturday, December 20

Mom & Pop Up Shop - Holiday Edition

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The SoCal Etsy Guild is back with a holiday edition of the “Mom & Pop-Up Shop” at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, 112 E. 22nd St. San Pedro, CA 90731. This one day festival showcases dozens of Southern California’s modern makers of handmade soaps and lotions, clothing and jewelry, treats both sweet and savory, and so much more. Combined with the makers inside CRAFTED’s permanent marketplace, you’ll get to shop creations from over 100 of the best local crafters around — all while enjoying live music, art projects for all ages, a hula hoop station, and face painting.

December 20-28

Tall Ship Adventure Sails

Join Los Angeles Maritime Institute for an unforgettable Family Holiday Adventure at Sea aboard L.A.'s Official Tall Ships, Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson. Cannon Battle Sails 12/20, 12/21, 12/27, 12/28 (2:00-5:00 p.m.), Family Adventure Sail 12/23 (12:00-2:00 p.m.). Boarding at the Downtown Harbor. Tickets $60 adults, $40 children. Proceeds benefit the TopSail Youth Program. For more information, visit or call 310-833-6055.

Tuesday, December 23

Sunset Tidepool Walk

3 to 4:30 p.m., Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Join CMA Educators and volunteers as we share the winter wonders of our natural habitats! Taking advantage of our annual great winter low tides, we are offering a Winter Sunset Tidepool Walk on a Tuesday. Winter at the beach can be FUN!

Sunday, January 11

Salt Marsh Open House w/Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

2-4 p.m. Visit Cabrillo Beach’s own wetland habitat, Salinas de San Pedro, and discover the plants and animals that call it home! Using binoculars, magnifying glasses and other tools, CMA Educators and volunteers will help you observe and explore this habitat. Or simply sit back, watch the tide change and listen to the birds and other wildlife. Free and open to all ages