Union Station Unveils New Cocoa Concert Series for the Holidays


California Feetwarmers Perform Dec. 16.

This Christmas season, Union Station’s majestic south patio will be transformed into a hub of holiday entertainment with three distinctive and diverse “Coco Concerts” from beloved L.A. performers held beneath the glow of the station towering Christmas tree and the iconic clock tower.


From 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Fridays December 9th, 16th and 23rd, Angelenos can enjoy a festive, family-friendly holiday celebration featuring free concerts, a “Cocoa Bar” with Elftenders, an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” contest, holiday crafts and cookie decorating, a Naughty & Nice photo booth and selfies with the most popular guy in Tinsel Town (Santa).


The Cocoa Concert series features:


Friday, December 9th – A Classic Holiday Sing-A-Long with the Music Companie

Friday, December 16th – A Swinging Holiday Performance from the California Feetwarmers

Friday, December 23rd – A Very Salsa Christmas with La Picante


Guest are invited to wear their most colorful, cleaver, kitschy and itchy Christmas jumper and vie for the title of “Downtown’s Ugliest Christmas Sweater.”  Santa, the king of “dated duds,” to moderate the contest and dole out prizes.


A rollicking sing-a-long will kick-off the concerts series on Friday, December 9th as carolers from the Music Companie lead guest through an evening of Christmas classics. On Friday December 16th, visitors can swing into the holiday season with a joyous performance from the renowned California Feetwarmers, masters of ragtime, Dixieland blues and early swing.  Finally, La Picante heats up the night air on Friday, December 23rd with salsa lessons followed by a Christmas centric salsa party.


In addition, Southern California Fire Fighters’ “Spark of Love Toy Drive” also pulls into the station with its annual holiday campaign to collect new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for under-served children and teens.


For additional information check out “happenings” at unionstationla.com

Credit: Union Station.

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