Nerd Out: December 2019

The holidays are in full swing, and for a special “Nerd Out”, we’ve decided to showcase all the amazing things you can do with your family and friends this month! So here is once again the lists of events headed to Los Angeles this month. I hope you guys like the list, and let us know if you are attending these events, or if you want us to shout out about events in the following months!

Some of the cool things going on this month are:

  • Descanso Gardens
  • Nerf Challenge
  • Candy Cane Lane
  • Capcom Cup 2019
  • Patches and Pins Expo Los Angeles
  • ThriftCon 2019
  • Opening Day Craft Beer & Cider Festival At Santa Anita
  • Descanso Gardens Available in La Cañada Flintridge all month long in December.

    The Descanso Gardens are decorated in November each year with large and small lights, which is manipulated be the attendees as they travel through the mile long nature walk!

    Walk through the amazing and beautiful garden, as the lights enchant the night. Fair warning though, if it does rain, as rain has returned to California, they do not cancel or reschedule your tickets. I recommend bringing a warm coat and umbrella.

    General Admission tickets to the event are available for $23 for members, but $28 for non-members. Purchase your tickets Here

    Nerf Challenge Coming to Los Angeles all month long in December.

    From, riding a giant wrecking ball, to Nerf bowl, free-throw competition with Nerf twist, kick Nerf field goal, distance throws with Nerf Vortex, to the ability to fire off Nerf blasters at and around your friends. This event is for kids of all ages, and will bring back childhood memories!

    For the first time, Nerf Challenge picked Los Angeles for their location, and it’s only here for a month or two! Included in the space is a multiple play experiences, and an arena style all out battle!

    General access to the event, including 3 hours of access to all Active Play is only $32. If you want access to the Arena, they do offer that ticket included with the general admission for $37. The best ticket for the event though is the VIP experience ticket for $80. The VIP ticket includes all the prior benefits, but adds an expedited entry line, and exclusive VIP lounge. Purchase your tickets Here

    Candy Cane Lane Coming to Woodland Hills all month long in December.

    This section of Woodland Hills goes all out for Christmas, and as a result, a community has sprung up. Every year the residents in this area decorate their house with thousands of bulbs, and tons of displays. Showcasing a huge breach of commercial license laws, but for the benefit of the children who come to visit. If you attend you might even see a celebrity or two, enjoying the holiday with their family. It’s not just lights though, as roving vendors have appeared in the recent years, selling fair/parade like toys. Residents even got into the act, as some sell hot cocoa and coffee on their driveways.

    You can either sit in your car, and move at the speed of a snail, or you can park at the main road, and walk through the neighbor hood. Either way, take in the beauty, and showcase the wonderment for your younger children!

    There is no tickets for this event, it is free, and you can just attend!

    Capcom Cup 2019 Coming to Los Angeles December 12, 2019 through December 15, 2019.

    During it’s tour of the world, the Capcom Pro Tour is stopping in Los Angeles, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. During the convention pros will be playing the flagship game, Street Fighter! They will also have 18 other official events.

    Fans can participate in the Pocky’s fan attempt to make a Pocky Health Bar KO, or watch the events unfold!

    2 day passes are $69.99, and 3 day passes are $89.99. If you want to add VIP, it costs an additional $80 depending on your prefered option of days you are attending. VIP tickets include a custom bag, a Capcom Cup 2019 commemorative pin, access to the after party on Sunday, poster book, and a code for the Street Fighter™ V: Champion Edition Upgrade Kit (PlayStation4). Purchase your tickets Here

    Also, Eric did a deeper dive into the event Here, while talking about their engagement with Pocky.

    Patches and Pins Expo Los Angeles Coming to Los Angeles December 14, 2019.

    Patches and Pins has been working with pin makers for over 3 years now, and the expo is their best way to get the collection of products to their fans!

    During the event, attendies will be able to connect directy with the creators that incorporates art, fashion and pop culture into a large collection of pins, patches, and even art! If you’ve been looking for a place to pick up some extra flair, then this would be the place!

    General Admission tickets are $10 for Saturday and $7 for Sunday. Bought together, the tickets are only $15 for the two day option. VIP tickets are available each day for $45, or together in a two day option for $65. VIP tickets come with a Commemorative T-shirt, Pin, and an hour long early entrance to the event. Purchase your tickets Here

    ThriftCon 2019 Coming to Los Angeles December 15, 2019.

    ThriftCon is a vintage clothing and collectible event open to the public. At this event, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, over a hundred vendors will be present with vintage goods from all across the nation. It’s a one day event, and you likely won’t find the items there, anywhere else in your life!

    If you attend this event, you just might find that hip and trendy piece that your assemble was missing!

    General Admission tickets to the event only cost $8, but they also have a Early Entry ticket available for $20, which lets you into the convention an hour early. Purchase your tickets Here

    Opening Day Craft Beer & Cider Festival Coming to Santa Anita December 26, 2019.

    I can’t talk about this event without first mentioning that there is a major issue currently in the horse racing community, with the recent influx of deaths of their horses. I can not stress this enough, one horse dying from this sport, is to many. Freak accidents can always be expected in any sports, but it happens to often to consider it a freak occurance.

    That said, Santa Anita Park is opening back up for the season, and to celebrate they are bringing a festival of brews and ciders. They will even have BBQ from Meathead BBQ. for anyone who plans to eat ribs, while enjoying the races.

    Tickets for the event are available in a General Admission ticket for $32 (available for $20 until December 16, 2019 for early birds), and a VIP ticket package for $55 (or $40 until December 16, 2019). Both packages include a 3 oz. Tasting Cup, 8 tastings, and a $5 wager voucher. The VIP package adds special VIP seating, and a free plate of BBQ from Meathead BBQ. Purchase your tickets Here

    Honorable Mentions List
    There are so many events happening this month, and a lot of them are free and amazing ways to get your children excited about the holiday! We didn’t want to let them be forgotten, so we made this list to share them with you! So here is a couple more things worth checking out!

  • CA STEAM Symposium taking place on December 9, 2019 through December 10, 2019
  • La Crescenta Christmas Tree Lighting taking place on December 12, 2019
  • Holibabe Wonderland taking place on December 12, 2019
  • It’s A Drag To Give taking place on December 13, 2019
  • 11th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl taking place on December 14, 2019
  • Seven Deadly Fairies Holiday Gift Craft Fair taking place on December 14, 2019
  • Santee Winter Wonderland taking place on December 14, 2019
  • Arcadia Holiday Fair taking place on December 14, 2019
  • Snow Wonder @ Marina del Rey taking place on December 14, 2019
  • Los Angeles Winter Wonderland taking place on December 14, 2019
  • CAAM Makers Fest taking place on December 15, 2019
  • Nightmare Before Christmas Music Festival taking place on December 19, 2019
  • Winter Fest OC taking place on December 19, 2019 through January 5, 2019
  • Los Angeles Beach Winter Wonderland taking place on December 21, 2019
  • Rosemead Family Winterfest taking place on December 21, 2019

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