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Who Says It Doesn't Snow In LA? Check Out These Free Holiday Snow Parties (With Giveaway Toys)

A small boy on a disc-style sled sliding on snow as an adult's arms guide him.
A child plays in the snow at a county park.
(Courtesy L.A. County Parks and Recreation)
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Local toy manufacturer Mattel Inc. is teaming up with Los Angeles County Parks to put on a holiday snow party for kids at parks around the region. Each child age 17 and under will receive a holiday gift stocking, while supplies last.

Since even light dustings of snow are very rare outside of our local mountains, these parties are not relying on Mother Nature. A 40-ton dump of snow on each park will be the site for sled rides and snow play. All who attend will be treated to hot cocoa and a visit from Santa Claus.

For those looking for some winter fun, heres's the schedule:

Friday Dec. 10, 4-8 p.m.

  • Allen J. Martin Park — 14830 E. Giordano St., La Puente
  • Amelia Mayberry Park — 13201 E. Meyer Rd., Whittier
  • Valleydale Park — 5525 N. Lark Ellen Ave., Azusa

Saturday Dec. 11, noon-4 p.m.

  • Amigo Park — 5700 S. Juarez Ave., Whittier
  • Bassett Park — 510 N. Vineland Ave., La Puente
  • City Terrace Park — 1126 N. Hazard Ave., East Los Angeles
  • El Cariso Community Regional Park — 13100 Hubbard St., Sylmar
  • Helen Keller Park — 12521 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles

Saturday Dec. 11, 4-8 p.m.

  • Athens Park — 12603 S. Broadway, Los Angeles
  • Loma Alta Park — 3330 N. Lincoln Ave., Altadena
  • Saybrook Park — 6250 E. Northside Dr., East Los Angeles

Friday, Dec. 17, 4-8 p.m.

  • George Washington Carver Park — 1400 E. 118th St., Los Angeles
  • Jesse Owens Community Regional Park — 9651 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles
  • William Steinmetz Park — 1545 S, Stimson Ave., Hacienda Heights

Saturday Dec. 18, noon to 4 p.m.

  • Belvedere Community Regional Park — 4914 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles
  • Col. Leon H. Washington Park — 8908 S. Maie Ave., Los Angeles
  • Mona Park — 2291 E. 121st St., Compton
  • Ruben F. Salazar Park — 3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles
  • Stephen Sorenson Park — 16801 E. Avenue P, Lake Los Angeles

Saturday, Dec. 18, 4-8 p.m.

  • Charter Oak Park — 20261 E. Covina Blvd., Covina
  • East Rancho Dominguez Park — 15116 S. Atlantic Ave., Compton
  • George Lane Park — 5520 W. Ave L-8, Quartz Hill