A Holiday Celebration that was not to be missed

With Los Angeles having a rough 2011, this admission-free event continues as a holiday gift to the people of the County every December 24 since 1959

Holiday Celebration

Jazz Tap Ensemble

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – (Saturday, December 24, 2011) – While last minute holiday shoppers hit the stores on Christmas Eve, thousands packed the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a free Holiday Celebration that brought warm holiday cheer to Los Angelenos, Saturday evening at 3 p.m. in Downtown Los Angeles at the Music Center.

They crowded into the Music Center for live holiday themed music and dance with 24 performing groups representing many cultures around LA.

This three hour family-friendly extravaganza was very festive, the performers were talented and the audience was enthralled by the spectacular performances.

Agape Love Ensemble brought the pavilion audience to its feet – Had them clapping, singing and feeling good.

Other performers included The City of Angels Community Children’s Choir, Versa Style Dance Company (hip-hop dancers), Kwan Gyu Lim Dance Company (Korean fan dance), Mt. Rubidoux Seventh Day Adventist Church Choir, Adaawe (Afro-Cuban drumming – All women’s ensemble), Jazz Tap Ensemble, Palmdale High School Choir and more…

Los Angeles County Arts Commission Publicist, Lucy Pollak stated that the seasonal event typically seats approximately 7,000 for this holiday celebration.

The Pavilion seats approximately 3,000, so as guests leave, others waiting in line were ushered in to fill the vacant seats.

The first three thousand filled the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, while others waited patiently in lines stretched through the courtyard for their chance to enter the Pavilion.

With LA having its rough 2011 budgetary challenges, this admission-free event continues as a holiday gift to the people of the County every December 24 since 1959.  Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the original event back in the 1950’s was the brain of the late Kenneth Hahn.

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is the executive producer of the Holiday Celebration, both the live three-hour show at the Music Center and the one-hour special drawn from the live show and broadcast nationally.

Since 1965, public television station KCET has broadcast the show live in Southern California.

Check out www.lacountyarts.org for more details.




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