Holiday Happenings in Studio City

There is a wide variety of events happening in Studio City this holiday season! But, don’t take our word for it. Here’s all you need to know about upcoming festivities like the Dia de los Muertos festival in Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Moonlight Forest and the Holiday Ice Rink.


Dia de los Muertos in Hollywood Forever Cemetery

The 20th annual Dia de los Muertos celebration returns to Hollywood Forever Cemetery next Saturday, Nov 2! From 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. visitors can enjoy a wide variety of food and drink vendors, as well as entertainment and activities like festive face painting. This year’s theme is the Monarch butterfly and its journey home to the Mexican state of Michoacan. General admission tickets are sold for four-hour increments, at $25 per person. For more details, visit the Hollywood Forever Cemetery website.


More About Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Founded in 1899, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place for hundreds of Hollywood’s greatest stars. The cemetery is also one of the oldest in California and listed on the official National Register of Historic Places. Throughout the cemetery’s 50+ acres, you’ll find notable names like Jerry Siegel (creator of Superman), Mel Blanc (voice of Daffy Duck) and Judy Garland (Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz). Several local companies offer daytime guided tours of the cemetery, providing an overview of the cemetery and its most famous residents.


Moonlight Forest  

While in Studio City, skip the usual holiday lights and instead opt for a visit to the Los Angeles Arboretum for their Magical Lantern Art Festival. Now through Jan 6, the Arboretum is filled with shimmering lantern art, depicting everything from flowers to dragons. In addition to the various displays, guests also have the chance to watch live acrobats, dancers and other performers on-site. This exhibit is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Ticket prices start at $20 and include free parking.


Pershing Square Ice Rink   

The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square returns for the winter season this Nov 14 and will stay open until Jan 20. This popular outdoor rink is open daily and situated right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Take a trip to the rink to skate or check their calendar for special events happening on select days! Tickets to skate in Pershing Square are $5, plus the cost of skate rentals. For more details, visit the official Holiday Ice Rink website.


Historic Hotel in Studio City

If you’re searching for a hotel that’s rich in history and Hollywood glamour (maybe to complement your night in the cemetery), choose Sportsmen’s Lodge. Known for its many iconic guests and historic Hollywood glamour, a stay at Sportsmen’s is the perfect place to during a visit to Studio City.


Don’t miss out on all of the fun, festive events and attractions in Studio City this holiday season! And once your itinerary is set, make sure to book a night or two at the beautiful Sportsmen’s Lodge.




Sportsmens Lodge
With the soul of iconic Hollywood and aesthetic of modern Los Angeles, this historic hotel is just minutes from the best attractions of San Fernando Valley. 12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. 818.769.4700