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

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Saturday, November 19 - Sunday, January 8

LA Kings Holiday Ice on the Battleship IOWA

Times Vary. The LA Kings Holiday Ice is coming to the LA Waterfront! For the first time ever, ice skate on the historic Battleship IOWA!

November 19 – December 18, Monday – Friday (2 sessions)
5-8 p.m. and 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday (2 sessions)
4-7 p.m. and 7:30-10:30 p.m.

December 19 – January 8, Monday – Sunday (2 sessions)
4-7 p.m. and 7:30-10:30 p.m.

For more information, visit sanpedro.lakingsholidayice.com

Thursday, December 1 to Sunday, December 31

North Pole Nights at the Big Stick

Stroll through an illuminated North Pole Village in front of the historic Battleship IOWA and take advantage of all the holiday excitement. Presented by the Battleship IOWA and Councilman Joe Buscaino
• Enjoy a special Evening Interactive Tour through the decked halls of the Big Stick. Open Friday’s and Saturday’s 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Sunday’s 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
• A special mailbox will be located in the enlisted mess hall where you can write a letter to our troops overseas or send your Christmas wish list to Santa at the North Pole.
• Become an official member of Vicky’s Order of the Blue Noses.
• Food will be available from local food trucks, plus cookies, treats, hot cocoa and other beverages are available to purchase onsite
• Santa Claus will available for pictures and Christmas wishes too!.
• And don’t forget to lace up your ice skates and spin around the Los Angeles Kings Holiday Ice Rink located on the ships fantail.
Tour tickets $12
Ice Skating tickets: $15 (skate rentals included)
Dates: December 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 30 & 31

Friday, December 9

Holiday Movie Under the Guns

6 p.m. Bring the family for a special, FREE Holiday Movie Under the Guns Series featuring “Elf.”

The movies will be screened outdoors in front of the historic ship. Limited seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately, bring light jackets, blankets and outdoor chairs. Concessions will be available, no coolers or outside food and beverages allowed. There is a fee for parking. Donations are greatly appreciated.

(Subject to change based on weather conditions.)

Saturday, December 10

Family Storytime – Stories, Songs and More for All at the White Point Nature Education Center

10 a.m. Share the joy of storytelling with your children and introduce them to the beauty of our natural surroundings. Retired Children’s Librarian Carla Sedlacek will read stories and lead activities featuring nature themes using exciting props and songs. Bring the whole family! Free. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org

Saturday, December 10

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve

9 a.m.–12 p.m. Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, 90731. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Friday, December 16

Holiday Movie Under the Guns

6-8 p.m. Bring the family for a special, FREE Holiday Movie Under the Guns Series featuring “Frozen.”

The movies will be screened outdoors in front of the historic ship. Limited seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately, bring light jackets, blankets and outdoor chairs. Concessions will be available, no coolers or outside food and beverages allowed. There is a fee for parking. Donations are greatly appreciated.

(Subject to change based on weather conditions.)

Saturday, December 17

Native Garden Care Workshop at White Point Nature Education Center

9-11 a.m. Get tips on making your native plant garden bloom. Tony Baker, Native Plant Expert. Free. RSVP: http://pvplc.org/_events/WhitePointWorkshopRSVP.asp

Wednesday, December 21

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited at White Point Nature Preserve

8:30 a.m. Explore the birds making a home in the restored habitat at this beautiful preserve. Binoculars supplied for beginners. The program is free. All ages welcome. White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org

Saturday, December 24

Guided Nature Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve

10 a.m.-11 a.m. Visit White Point Nature Preserve and attend a Naturalist-guided hike. Enjoy coastal views and learn more about the plants, animals, restoration area and more! White Point Nature Preserve located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. Meet at the information kiosk between parking lot and Nature Center. For more information call (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at: www.pvplc.org

Saturday, December 24

Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve

2 p.m.–2 p.m. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. White Point Nature Preserve located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. For more information call (310) 541-7613.

Monday, December 26 through Sunday, January 1

Tall Ship Adventure with Los Angeles Maritime Institute

Free ship tours at Downtown Harbor. Check website close to event for details.

Saturday, January 21

Lunar New Year on the LA Waterfront

2-7 p.m. Join the Port of Los Angeles for the third annual Lunar New Year celebration on the LA Waterfront, held indoors this year at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles. 2017 is the year of the Fire Chicken! This FREE community event features a petting zoo, traditional dancers, Taiko drummers, face painting, arts and crafts, calligraphy and brush artistry, and a surprise grand finale! A rain or shine event.

First and Third Thursdays of the Month

First & Third Thursday Concert Series

6-9 p.m. Enjoy FREE live entertainment and a variety of food trucks in Downtown San Pedro every first and third Thursdays of the month at the corner of 6th and Mesa Streets.

First Saturday of the month

Monthly Beach Cleanup with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

8-10 a.m. Join CMA Educators in helping to keep our Coastal Park eco-friendly and clean! Come find out what marine debris is doing to our ocean and help us to collect and categorize what we find on Cabrillo Beach. Groups wishing to participate are asked to call during business hours Monday through Friday at 310-548-7562. Meet at the steps in front of the John M. Olguin Auditorium. Free and open to all ages.