Christmas Eve in the Southland will be marked Monday by Masses at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and the 59th annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration at the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
A Christmas Eve family Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m., a Spanish- language Mass at 7 p.m. and an English-language Mass at 9 p.m.
A midnight Mass early Tuesday will be preceded by Christmas carols by the cathedral’s English-language choir at 11:30 p.m. Monday.
The midnight Mass will be livestreamed on the cathedral’s Facebook page, facebook.com/olacathedral, and YouTube channel.
The holiday celebration will be held from 3-6 p.m. and feature music, choral and dance ensembles. It is billed by organizers as the county’s largest multicultural holiday celebration.
Admission and parking are free. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. A line will begin forming at 9 a.m. along Hope Street on the west side of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Setting up chairs in line is prohibited.
The celebration will be televised live by KOCE-TV Channel 50 and streamed online at pbssocal.org. It will be rebroadcast at 9 p.m. Monday and at 3 a.m., 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday.
More information about the celebration, including complete program information, is available at MusicCenter.org/holidaycelebration, by calling (213) 972-3099 or by email at [email protected]