Free Christmas Lights Shows at Sparkle DTLA at The Bloc Shopping Mall

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Sparkle DTLA is a special Christmas lights display with accompanying shows every night at The Bloc in Downtown Los Angeles.

Sparkle DTLA features 18 million hues of lights that illuminate the night and are synchronized to festive holiday music.

The journey is one of LA’s biggest multi-colored interactive holiday displays and serves as a great photo op opportunity.

The event is totally free to attend and also is open to all ages. Dogs and other furry friends are also welcome.

Sparkle DTLA will be from November 17, 2022 to January 23, 2023.

Light show times

Additionally, there will be free light shows set to music every single night at hour intervals. Specifically, the lights will sparkle to music every night at 5 P.M., 6 P.M., 7 P.M., 8 P.M., and 9 P.M.

Other activities

Other activities available include:

  • A huge 32 foot tall twinkling Christmas tree
  • A huge 16 foot tall holiday ornament

We also recommend to bring your cameras (or just camera phones, which you’ll have anyway) for selfies and pictures. You can also bring your friends, family, and dates.


The holiday lights are at The Bloc.

The exact address is:

700 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Here’s also the Google Maps:


Both self-parking and valet parking is available for the parking structures at The Bloc.

For self-parking, you’re able to validate if you shop at the various stores at The Bloc. For example, you can validate in-store if you’re a customer at Alamo, JOEY DTLA, Macy’s, Nordstronm Local, and UNIQLO.

If you’re shopping at some other retail location, you probably can still validate, but you’ll have to visit the valet desk with your parking ticket and retail ticket to get the validation for the discounted parking rates.

Self-parking rates with validation are as thus as follows:

  • $1.00 for self-parking for the 1st hour with validation
  • $2.50 for self-parking for the 2nd hour with validation
  • $4.00 for self-parking for the 3rd hour with validation
  • Standard daily prevailing parking rates apply after three (3) hours

While it’s usually a good idea to get validation, it isn’t always possible if you don’t do any shopping. In that case, then you’ll have to pay standard rates, which are as follows:

  • Self-Park Rates $3.50 every 10 min
  • $44 Daily Maximum

In our opinion, it’s a much better idea to buy something to get validation because it’ll almost be “free” compared to just paying parking straight-up.

For valet parking, here are the rates:

  • $8 for valet parking for 2 hours with validation
  • Standard daily prevailing parking rates apply after two (2) hours

You can find pay stations at central elevator lobbies on levels 4 to 7.