This year KYCC celebrated the holidays with our community, at our 30th Annual Holiday Carnival! On December 9, 2023, thousands of KYCC clients, community members, and their families joined us at Hobart Blvd. Elementary School to enjoy free, hand-wrapped gifts from Santa, arts and crafts, carnival games, and entertainment by J.U.i.C.E. hip hop, Hwarang/Nanta Drummers and Larchmont Charter High School Choir. This year’s Holiday Carnival served 594 households and over 1,000 toys were given away!


KYCC’s Holiday Carnival began 30 years ago, born from our staff’s desire to give back to our families and community during the holiday season. Three decades later, we are grateful for our community and the vibrant spirit of Koreatown for allowing us to keep this tradition alive.

Free resources and activities were also provided by our community partners and in-kind donors. Thank you to Natural History Museum, PCB Bank, Karsh Center, Pueblo Nuevo, Assembly Member Miguel Santiago, Jackie Goldberg , LA Care, Center For The Pacific Asian Family, LA City, KAWA Alo Yoga, Bella Canvas, APA Toy Drive, Baby2Baby, Bank of America, BCD Tofu House, Blumhouse Studios, Club Pilates Palos Verdes, El Churro Panzon, In Hospitality Group, Korea Red Ginseng, Lee Min-ho Fan Club, Material+, NBC Universal, Northgate Markets, Open Market, Starbucks, The Eisner Foundation, and Third Street Elementary School.


Our Holiday Carnival would not be possible without the dedication of our staff and volunteers. Each year, volunteers and KYCC staff donate many hours of their time to plan and host this special event for our community. 


A Huge thank you to all of our event sponsors for their support and partnership in making this event special and a big success! Title Sponsor Anthem, Game Sponsors US Bank and SoCalGas, Food Sponsor Rep. Jimmy Gomez, Entertainment Sponsor Supervisor Holly Mitchell, Toy Sponsor Health Net, and Equipment Sponsor Councilwoman Heather Hutt.