Hollywood Walk of Fame Upcoming Ceremonies

We often say celebrity sightings in Hollywood and Beverly Hills can be very hit and miss.  Some may see a dozen A-listers within 5 hours of being in our city, while others could be here a week and not see a single celeb.  A guaranteed celebrity sighting is always at the Hollywood Walk of Fame upcoming ceremonies.  Not only do you get the recipient of this honor, but you also get the many movie and TV stars showing up to honor the Walk of Fame recipient. Here’s a HUGE upcoming ceremony: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 Producer/ Directer Brett Ratner will receive the 2,599th star on the Walk of Fame, at 1130AM in the Motion Pictures category at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard 

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Holidays at Farmers Market Los Angeles

It’s festive with the holidays at Famers Market Los Angeles! There’s never a bad time to visit the extremely popular Original Farmers Market Los Angeles.  But they’ve even upped the ante with all the holiday festivities throughout the complex.  Remember, this is a permanent fixture in the heart of Hollywood.  What once started out as local farmers selling their goods from the back of their trucks in 1934, has turned into dozens of kiosks selling everything from Brazilian, Mexican, Italian, Cajun, Greek, Asian, German, and Spanish food.  There’s also vendors for ice cream, beer, produce, souvenirs, fresh meat, coffee, candies, fudge, toys, and even a bakery for dogs.  This is why it’s a favorite spot for locals and visitors.  It 

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Holiday Concerts at The Walt Disney Concert Hall

Deck the Hall!  Holiday Concerts at The Walt Disney Concert Hall in DTLA Like bears, it’s that time of year when the L.A. Phil leaves the great outdoors (The Hollywood Bowl) and move indoors (The Walt Disney Concert Hall). Both are incredible venues and have become true landmarks in the city of Los Angeles.  The Hollywood Bowl opened in 1922, and the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall opened in 2003.  The Bowl holds about 18,000 music lovers, while the hall holds a cozy 2300 guests. Here’s the LA Phil holiday concerts at The Walt Disney Concert Hall this season: DEC 15 at 8pm • DEC 17 at 8pm Handel’s Messiah   From the gentle simplicity of the Pastorale to 

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Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016

It’s almost here!  The annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016 happens live on November 27th.  The parade route starts at the Hollywood & Highland Complex on Hollywood Boulevard, travels east towards Hollywood and Vine, goes south, and then makes it back west along Sunset Boulevard.  While the best bleacher seats have been sold out, there are TONS of free viewing spaces along these streets and boulevards. This year’s Grand Marshall is the amazing recording artist and movie star Olivia Newton John.  With over 100 million albums sold, and 10 #1 hits, as well as starring in Grease with John Travolta, she is a true superstar and will surely be a crowd-pleaser. The Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016 hosts will be Erik Estrada 

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Upcoming Holiday Events in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

You may have just missed the huge tree lighting at The Grove, but there’s a ton of upcoming holiday events in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.  As mentioned, Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills will continue to blog about dozens of activities as time permits.  Here’s just a few more that are within the next week or two: Joy to the Hills — Beverly Hills Brings in the Holidays in Style! Rodeo Drive will have their annual lighting celebration on November 20th, 2016, beginning at 5PM.  This event will take place at the 200 block of Rodeo, near Dayton Way.  Enjoy live musical performances, themed theatrics and the countdown to the lighting.  Bring a coat or piece of warm clothing to 

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Catch Restaurant in West Hollywood for Celebrity Sightings

Catch Restaurant in West Hollywood has only been open a month, but has already solidified itself as a favorite for the A-Lister celebrity crowd.  It sits at the corner of San Vicente and Melrose, just south of the beautiful West Hollywood Library, and across the street from The Pacific Design Center.  A host or hostess greets you on the lower level entrance and escorts you to the rooftop bar and restaurant.  The decor and ambiance are very inviting, especially during sunsets. The menu is eclectic with a focus on sushi and seafood.  We recently had a fantastic sample of their offerings, including the roasted beet salad, and their jumbo shrimp from the cold menu.  We also had their Tartare Trio 

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Private Sightseeing Tours in L.A. for November, December

With Halloween in our rear-view mirror, it’s time to concentrate on private sightseeing tours in L.A. for November and December.  We can normally expect things to slow down a bit after summer for September and October, but private tour requests have been pretty consistent.  This goes for November as well, with dozens of advanced bookings already on our Glitterati Tours calendar. Booking private sightseeing tours in L.A. in advance is always recommend.  Just like one would book their restaurants, hotels, VIP studio tours, and museums. November bookings can be somewhat hit and miss with some days fully booked and some days wide-open.  That changes completely come the final two weeks of December and into January.  It’s obviously a very busy 

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Ghost Tours and Scandals of Los Angeles

Tis the season for ghost tours and scandals of Los Angeles.  Many international guests refer to our popular “Underbelly LA” tour as a ghost tour, but many domestic guests know them as the scandals that shocked the world. Literally, Sunset Boulevard is the main artery to many of the most famous Hollywood dark side stories.  For it’s on, or just off this main strip, that the overdose deaths of Janis Joplin, John Belushi, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, River Phoenix and Whitney Houston took place.  It’s also on, or very close to the Manson Murders (Sharon Tate, but not the La Bianca’s), Bugsy Siegel death, Lana Turner drama, Ronnie Chasen shooting, The Menendez murders, The O.J. Simpson saga, and the Howard 

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Hollywood Forever Day of the Dead Festival

The famous cemetery Hollywood Forever Day of the Dead Festival, a.k.a., Dia De Los Muertos, always coincides with Halloween.  This truly is one of the most unique events of the season. This year, the event takes place on Saturday, October 29th from 12pm-12am.  A favorite visit during our private tours of Hollywood, the cemetery will be closed to the public a few days prior in order to set up the stages and for the elaborate altar construction for participants in the annual contest. Performing on the main stage this year, look for Mariachi Flor De Toloache, Buyepongo, Julietta Venegas, Alejandro Y Maria Laura, and Mitre. More event details: General Admission: $20 per person – (Exact change is requested) Children 8 

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Visit Downtown Los Angeles Music Center

For nearly 50 years, our Downtown Los Angeles Music Center has been a premier performing arts destination.  Glitterati Private Tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills can include this magnificent part of our DTLA history during our “Essential L.A., Plus Downtown” tour. The four main buildings in the center include The Mark Taper Forum, The Ahmanson Theatre, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and The Walt Disney Concert Hall. If you are to Visit the Downtown Los Angeles Music Center, here’s some great tidbits from their official website: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the first and largest theater of The Music Center, was built in 1964. Everything from the building’s structure and engineering to its interior design—lighting fixtures, restaurant china and 

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