When it comes to Christmas you have to do it right, so where better to experience an over the top Christmas than the home of Hollywood, tinsel town itself. There are many events that take place throughout the festive period across the city, from hanging out with reindeers to watching Santa saunter past in his full regalia.
Whether you are fresh off the flight to Los Angeles or live in the city there will be hundreds of events for you to enjoy during the next few months. This city is the perfect place to experience the holiday season, it is the home of the movie industry after all. Where else would you go for an over the top Christmas?
Many of the attractions which pull in tourists year round put on special events during this period and some of these are the best. At Universal Studios Grinchmas takes over with characters coming alive throughout tours of the studios. The studios really is taken over with the Christmas spirit, well may be not. Disneyland also transforms into a winter wonderland during the winter with sparkling trees and snow topped turrets. Some people say that this is the best time to visit the attraction, as the whole theme park fully embraces the Christmas cheer, even Minnie and Mickey get in on the magic atmosphere.
Not to be left behind the zoo also puts on a special event. This is the time of year when elephants and tigers all wish they had that big red shinny nose. With Rudolph calling Los Angeles Zoo his home this winter there is no better time to meet Santa’s very special helper. Of course Santa himself is not far away, he needs to check up on his trusted Reindeer after all.
There are many other events, including the Hollywood Christmas Parade which takes place on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The event sees Santa Claus arrivein tinsel town along with floats, celebrities and marching bands. It is not just Disneyland that lights up during the winter;The Hollywood Christmas Celebration at The Grove features many well-known faces and at the end of the event the tallest tree in Los Angeles is light up. During the holidays dazzling light displays bring the city to life over the entire festive period. The trees are dressed up to the nines and lampposts are similarly well dressed in twinkling lights in a magnitude of colours.