The dance troupes, musical groups and singers lined up for the annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration continue to give Santa’s sleigh competition, traveling around the world on Christmas Eve with SoCal-based dance troupes, musical groups and singers reflecting cultures from around the world. Metro L.A. boasts many populations larger than anywhere outside the home country. The dance lineup this year includes Hawaiian hula from Hālau Keali’i o Nālani, Mexican folklorico from Pacifico Dance Company, West African dance from African Soul International, and Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy, plus Infinite Flow combining dancers with and without disabilities.

Among the musical groups, the popular and resurgent Gay Men’s Chorus perform with their new director. Not only is the show free, parking at the Music Center is free. For those caught up in holiday prep, the show livestreams on and, along with KCET rebroadcasts on Dec. 25 at noon and 7 p.m.

Music Center Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown; Tue., Dec. 24, 3 p.m.; free.

Hālau Keali’i o Nālani

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