Children enjoy sliding down the snowhill in Leimert Park. (Lila Brown/L.A. Sentinel)

On Friday, Dec. 15, Councilwoman Heather Hutt welcomed local families and area residents to enjoy carnival rides, various food vendors and more than 120 tons of snow hauled in for Council District 10’s Leimert Park Snow Night. This unique and free event is part of a series of Snow Days events to be held at various parks throughout the district.

Leimert Park Village was transformed into a snowy winter wonderland, providing the rare opportunity for all those in attendance to enjoy the snow while spreading holiday cheer with families from their own neighborhood.

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“It’s important to have fun because we need to always be in community. Remember our neighbors and friends. This gives us a great opportunity to do it and is really meaningful to me,” said Hutt.

Santa Claus welcomes a local family to the event. (Lila Brown/L.A. Sentinel)

The community got the rare chance to folic in real snow, build snowmen, have snowball fights, take pictures with Santa Claus and create cherished memories with their loved ones.

“The kids need exposure to climate and the differences that happen all over the country that we don’t necessarily have here,” added the councilwoman, who noted that winter in Los Angeles is normally characterized by mild, subtropical and rainier weather, which limits Angelenos experiencing the effects of adverse weather from extremely cold temperatures.

Upcoming snow events are planned for the Benny Potter Snow Night on Friday, Dec. 22, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the Jim Gilliam Snow Day on Saturday, Dec. 23, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Youth and adults skate around the rink. (Lila Brown/L.A. Sentinel)
Classic cars were on display at the Leimert Park Snow Night. (Lila Brown/L.A. Sentinel)