Holiday events around Los Angeles that you don't want to miss!

Check out these great holiday events in and around the Los Angeles area.

1) The 24th annual Festival of Lights at The Mission Inn in Riverside:

Owners Duane and Kelly Roberts have been decorating the inn for 24 years using their own money so the event is free to the public.

With 4.5 million twinkling lights and more than four hundred animated characters. Visitors can immerse themselves in the holiday spirit.

A charitable deed for a community of all ages to enjoy the holiday splendor of this historic landmark.

The festival runs through January 7th in downtown Riverside.

2) Indulge L.A. Chocolate & Pastry Festival:

The LA Chocolate Festival & Pastry Show offers every conceivable way to experience the richness of this delectable confection, and so much more. From delicate cream filled pastries to singularly sensational mousses and hand-rolled truffles, no other event offers the parade of palate-pleasing morsels that will be found at Indulge LA. As the crowning jewel of the food industry, chocolate is known for inspiring competitions, events such as the LA Chocolate Festival, and creative masterpieces that parallel the art world.

Once again, Indulge LA is serving up a sinfully sensational selection of the smooth creaminess of traditionally crafted European milk chocolates, the delicate elegance of finely created white chocolates, and the tantalizing seduction of the deepest dark chocolates. This year's event will be headlined by celebrity Chef and world-renowned chocolatier, Francois Payard.

Where: Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles
When: Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 3pm-6pm

3) SkyPark at Santa's Village:

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 'Christmastime' at the new Santa's Village will be absolutely unforgettable. Sights, sounds, smells and experiences you will only find here. We've kept more than enough of the old Village to scratch that nostalgia itch while updating it in such a way that will compel you to return just to see what else we've come up with!

Runs until January 8th. Buy tickets

4) Operation Warm Wishes: 5th Annual Gift of Giving - Christmas Pancake Breakfast Celebration, Laundry Day and Toy Giveaway for the Homeless and Families in Need.

Where: Good Choice Laundry- 1620 East First Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Time: 7 a.m - Noon
What: Free Laundry Service, Pancake Breakfast, Christmas Toys and so much more for our homeless and families in need! Free to the community! All are invited!

We are taking over a local Laundromat in Orange County California (Good Choice Laundry-1620 East 1st Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701) to serve the homeless and families in need in a very special way on Christmas.
We are doing the laundry of the homeless and families in need for Free on Christmas Morning, as well as serving a FREE All You Can Eat Christmas Pancake Breakfast with over 100 delicious toppings. With Christmas Gifts for everyone and toys for children in need! No one will be turned away!

5) L.A. Zoo Lights: L.A.'s brightest holiday tradition shines more brilliantly than ever as "ZooLAbrate" celebrates their 50th year! Explore a dazzling wonderland of light with magical Golden Anniversary touches throughout. View real reindeer (including two babies!), visit with Santa on select dates and enjoy seasonal treats and goodies, all under the stars at the beautiful Los Angeles Zoo.

Runs through Jan. 8th