Let it snow! L.A. Union Station becomes a hub for the holidays on Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 pm as it summons the sights and sounds of the season with the Annual Tree Lighting under the stars. The evening will feature snow on the station’s south patio, accompanied by performances from the Grand Arts Chamber Singers, The Beverly Belles and the Toy Soldiers Drumline.
The historic station, now in its 80th year, will illuminate a towering tree with thousands of glistening lights on the majestic South Patio as snow drifts from the sky in a classic kickoff to the holiday season.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with the tree lighting slated for 7:15 p.m.
An elite group of student performers from the award-winning Grand Arts Chamber Singers, hailing from neighboring Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts in DTLA, will delight guests with classics from the holiday songbook. Inspired by the sound of vintage “Girl Groups” from the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s, The Beverly Belles will deliver an acapella celebration of the season; and the Toy Soldiers Drumline will harness the awesome power and speed of their sticks to bring rhythm to the festive evening.
The event kicks off a month-long series of free “Cocoa Concerts” at the historic downtown destination throughout the holiday season (Thursday, Nov. 21, and Fridays, Dec. 6, 13 and 20 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 p.m.).
The festive, family-friendly holiday celebration will transform the station into a winter wonderland featuring “Cocoa Bars” with Elftenders, Santa selfies and their very own “Candy Cane Lane” where a custom neon photo-op will make your season bright alongside a soaring Candy Cane Queen and holiday-themed arts, crafts, interactive games and entertainment.
Don’t miss the marshmallow eating contest where winners will celebrate their sweet victory with prizes and sticky fingers.