Beverly Hills transforms into a festive wonderland for the holiday season, offering exciting events, stunning décor, new community initiatives and holiday cheer for all, beginning officially with the City’s annual Rodeo Drive Lighting Celebration, Sunday, November 20, 5:00 p.m., and continuing with a number of activities through December 24, 2016.
RODEO DRIVE HOLIDAY LIGHTING CELEBRATION includes an evening of fireworks, live performances, tasty holiday treats, charitable giving, and more. This year, the decorative holiday theme – Wrapped in Couture – allows for inspiration fueled by the luxe look and feel of the holidays that can be experienced #ONLYONRODEO.
The Taste of the Holidays Village offers delicious treats from some of the best food and beverage outlets in the Golden Triangle including Sprinkles Cupcakes, Bouchon Bakery, Teuscher Chocolates, Nahid La Patisserie, Beverly Hills Beignet, and Coral Tree Cafe. Enjoy @LoveBevHills Instagram ready life-size photo installations to share the spirit far and wide via social media.
The event includes #RODEOGIVESBACK, a new community initiative created to help those less fortunate. Bring a coat you no longer need for a coat drive, which will benefit The Salvation Army. In addition, the organizers will make a donation to The Maple Counseling Center, a community organization whose mission is to provide low cost mental health services to those in need and training for interns and counselors working toward their license, at the conclusion of the holiday season.
SANTA AT THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA brings a screening of favorite holiday television specials with chocolate-y treats by Diane Kron. Entrance to The Paley Center for Media is free. THE JOLLY TROLLEY WITH MRS. CLAUS gets you a scenic tour of historic Beverly Hills sites and landmarks and special songs and stories.
The tour will end with a stop at the Paley Center for Media where you can hop off for a visit with Santa or return to Rodeo Drive. Tickets for the Jolly Trolley are available for purchase once on board and are just $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. The Beverly Hills Trolley departs from the corner of North Rodeo Drive & Dayton Way at the top of each hour.
HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT AT TWO RODEO DRIVE means live holiday music and carolers on a select number of dates from November 25 to December 24. HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AT BEVERLY HILLS’ HOTELS features The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows; The Beverly Hilton; Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel; Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills; Montage Beverly Hills and The Peninsula Beverly Hills where you can enjoy seasonally-inspired cocktails and desserts, holiday gift cards, holiday menus and more.
Sounds like fun! You might catch me here with Mrs. Claus and some hot chocolate :) Whats happening in your neighborhood for Christmas and the holidays? Comment below and do share pics or tag me on social media, cheers!
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