This Is How They Do The Holidays In Beverly Hills. They Go BOLD.
For six weeks, the iconic streets of Beverly Hills will be transformed into a holiday wonderland to celebrate the season with BOLD (Beverly Hills Open Later Days) Holidays. Every Friday and Saturday evening through December 21st, BOLD will include live entertainment, music, lighting installations, extended shopping hours, holiday dining, and more. Here's what's in store.
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Beverly Hills already has a ton of locations where you can get a great pic, but they're providing something unique for the holidays. The Scenario Studio, an interactive photo experience that is known for working with celebrities, such as Chrissy Teigen and the Kardashians (not to name drop or anything), is responsible for professional photography sets where guests can style their own photo shoots.
You can find your angles, pose with your friends and family, pick your props, and create your own aesthetic for the photo. This is a great spot to take your family's Christmas Card photo or to post on your Instagram...and admission is free. If you're looking for a way to meet photographer and creator of the Scenario Studio, John Ganun, visit December 14th from 5 to 10 p.m.
MEET MR. AND MRS. CLAUS
Mrs. Claus is providing a scenic tour of the holiday lights on the Beverly Hills Trolley. From 5-8 p.m., on the nights of November 15, 22, 29, December 13, 14, and 21, all are welcome to get aboard the Jolley Trolley and enjoy this complimentary excursion.
Santa Claus will be taking one-on-one meetings at multiple locations in Beverly Hills this year. Mr. Claus can be found at Two Rodeo , on five days this season from November 29th to December 12th. For a souvenir holiday photo shoot with Santa or the Paley Menorah, the Paley Center for Media has 11 days planned where families can visit and purchase a digital souvenir holiday photo. Also, on December 7th and 8th, the Greystone Mansion's family friendly open house includes a visit from Santa, as well as a host of other fun activities.
ELVES ON STILTS AND ACROBATS... NEED WE SAY MORE?
Circus meets Rodeo Drive for BOLD Holidays. Over the six weeks of this holiday extravaganza on Friday and Saturday evenings, there will be performers playfully roaming down the world's most famous shopping street. While shoppers take advantage of the extended shopping hours, dancers, singers, stilt walkers and Cyr acrobatics will venture through BOLD to elevate this holiday experience. Not only will these performances show us their extraordinary skills, but they will adorn themselves with lights and feature other lighting elements as part of their act. Also, Holiday Pop! brings hip-hop holiday dancers, elves on stilts, a Cyr wheel duet and beatbox / acapella singers.
WILL THERE BE AL FRESCO MUSIC?
The answer is, yes. BOLD Holidays has many opportunities to enjoy the music of the season. To get into the spirit, holiday classics will come to life with singers and dancers on Rodeo Drive on four evenings. Holiday music and strolling carolers can also be heard on many nights at Two Rodeo. On December 7th and 8th, the Greystone Mansion & Gardens will open its doors for a family friendly experience where guests can decorate holidays cookies, participate in a toy drive, and enjoy music performances. On December 8th, Greystone will also present a holiday concert performed by the students of BHUSD. For your convenience, park at the Civic Center and enjoy a shuttle ride up the hill to Greystone.
HERE'S AN EXTRA BEVERLY HILLS HOLIDAY EVENT
And if you really want to start a fun holiday tradition, check out Love Actually Live at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theatre is transformed into an immersive cinema, where the modern classic tale, written by Richard Curtis, is reborn as a revolutionary stage and screen event. To tell the story, the film and live action seamlessly intertwine throughout the London setting. Iconic scenes on screen share the stage with an all-star cast of singers and a 15-piece orchestra. Playing November 27 through December 29.
VISIT BOLD HOLIDAYS
Special parking rates will be offered at select City of Beverly Hills parking garages, and the City is offering free Bike Share usage on BOLD Nights. Pick up a bike at any Bike Share location in Beverly Hills and ride for free. No promo code is needed. And complimentary single-use Metro Tap Cards will be available, while supplies last, at the BOLD Holidays Information booth on Rodeo Drive.
There are so many ways to enjoy the holiday season at BOLD Holidays. To get more information on the six weeks of this entertainment and holiday light-filled shopping experience, visit the official BOLD website here.