Tis The Season – In Southern California

It’s that time of year once again! The season of good cheer, sugar plums and eight tiny reindeer is much needed after our last trip around the sun, so let’s see how many ways this year can put the kiss back under your mistletoe!


First up to get the eggnog flowing is this year’s 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in Los Angeles! Marching bands, floats, Santa and movie stars under the stars! Only in Hollywood! This event takes place on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 5 pm at 2350 Sunrise Street in LA.

For the more “settled in for a long winter’s night” crowd is the classic tale of greed and selfishness turned into love and generosity with the help of three ghosts and a Tim that’s tiny. The classic “A Christmas Carol” will grace the stage once more on Sunday, Dec. 5 at the Ahmanson Theatre. Showtimes are from 1-6 pm and the theatre is located at 135 N. Grand Ave. in L.A.

What’s Christmas without lights, Lights, and more LIGHTS!? Fear not, ask what Holidays at Universal City Walk will provide! If yule logs don’t burn as hot for you until brightly colored LED bulbs fill up your eyes, then prepare to sleep with the window open. The famous outdoor plaza not only has lights, they have 200,000 LED icicles synchronized with the lights AND holiday music making for an unforgettable family experience! Did I also mention the dozens of street performers, the dancing water fountain and live music provided by several So-Cal bands … I didn’t? Forgive me. There are also dozens of street performers, a dancing water fountain and live music provided by several So Cal bands! Friday, Dec. 10 from 11 am – 11 pm at Universal City Walk Hollywood. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA.

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It’s not all happening in Hollywood and downtown. Manhattan Beach is on Mr. Claus’ party list as well. The Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting take place Saturday, Nov. 17 from 2:30 to 5 pm! Perfect for those that want their ho, ho, ho’s a little closer to ho, ho, home!

Lastly, on Saturday, Dec. 11, Redondo Beach adds its gift under the tree. The Annual Holiday Concert on The Pier takes place from 2 – 4 pm. For the price of FREE you and your friends and family get to enjoy a selfie wall, sponsor giveaways, activity books and LIVE holiday music!! This is also a charity toy drive so please remember to bring a new and UNwrapped gift for those kids; the reason for the season is all about. Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA. (West end of the Pier behind Tony’s)

I hope this helps with choices on how to celebrate and spend time with the ones you love and can’t live without. Have a merry merry happy happy!

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