Experiences / Travel – December 11, 2017

Escape to LA for the Holidays

We’re dreaming of a white [sand beach] Christmas!

Forget the cold, there’s plenty of warm weather holiday fun to be had in Los Angeles!

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Venice Beach
The Venice Beach Holiday Pop Up
On December 14th, The Rose Room in Venice will host a holiday themed pop-up with live music, cinnamon and nutmeg spiced cider tastings, heart-warming cocktails, art supply toy drive, gift wrapping and plenty of options for last minute holiday shopping!
2.
LA Zoo Lights, Photo from The LA Socialites
LA Zoo Lights
The light display at the LA Zoo has become a holiday staple over the past few years, and the show keeps getting better! With 3D projections and interactions with the animals, this is a great holiday activity for the whole family.
3.
The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square, Photo from LA Sentinel
The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
In the heart of downtown LA is the Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square, which offers the quintessential winter activity surrounded by art, holiday activities and city views under the sun.
4.
Altadena Christmas Tree Lane, Photo from Yelp
Altadena Christmas Tree Lane
Whoever says California doesn’t have enough holiday spirit hasn’t been to Altadena Christmas Tree Lane. This California landmark is the oldest large-scale outdoor Christmas display in the world with approximately 135 cedar trees lit up for the season!
5.
Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios is getting particularly festive this time of year. Hogwarts castle and Hogsmead are fully decked out in Christmas decorations and all month long visitors will be treated to a special a cappella performance by Hogwarts’ own Frog Choir.
6.
The Polo Lounge, Photo from The Dorchester Collection
The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel
What’s more iconic than The Beverly Hills Hotel? A must visit any time of year, The Polo Lounge adds a little extra festiveness to the glitzy landmark during December. Stop in for holiday cocktails, decorations, and the 12 days of soufflés leading up to Christmas.
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Enchanted_Forest of Light, Photo from Descanso Gardens
Enchanted: Forest of Light
Descanso Gardens’ whimsical light-up experience is a stunning and interactive experience around the botanical garden grounds.
8.
The Americana At Brand
The Americana At Brand
During the holidays, The Americana At Brand outdoor mall is illuminated with a 100-foot Christmas tree, holiday lights and dancing fountains. Plus, there’s “snow” falling every night!
9.
Disneyland
Disneyland
Spend the most magical time of year at the most magical place on earth. We dare you to not get swept up in the holiday spirit!
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