January Events in Los Angeles

January events in Los Angeles don’t end with the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, or the NYE party in Grand Park.  There’s plenty of other amazing things happening for the rest of the month. dineLA Restaurant Week starts on January 13th and goes through January 27th.  This gives locals and visitors the perfect opportunity to experience and explore over 300 of the best restaurants in Los Angeles, Culver City, Koreatown, Beverly Hills, DTLA, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Century City, Santa Monica Venice and Malibu.  Lunches start at $15, 20, and 25, and dinners start at $29, 39, and 49, with a special selection of higher-end restaurants added this year starting at $95 per person. Want a unique drag experience?  See the Golden 

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Visitors Guide to Rose Bowl Game and Parade

If coming to Los Angeles, one must have a visitors guide to the Rose Bowl Game and Parade happening in Pasadena.  This year, both will take place on Monday, January 2nd, 2017, as opposed to the typical New Years Day.  That’s because the Tournament of Roses that puts on both events has a “never on a Sunday” tradition dating back to 1893.  This was done to assure that horses hitched outside churches wouldn’t be spooked during events.  There’s no more horses (other than those in the parade itself), but the tradition continues. There will still be plenty of celebrating on New Years Eve along Colorado Boulevard with visitors and parade watchers grabbing the best seats along the route for the parade 

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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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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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Is it Safe To Visit Los Angeles with the Recent Election?

Is it safe to visit Los Angeles after the recent election that took place on November 8th, 2016?  Simply, yes!  This is the furthest thing from a political blog post that you’ll find from the millions of political commentaries on the internet, but Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills wants to keep potential visitors up-to-date on ALL information in and around the city of Los Angeles. America has obviously had quite the week.  Approximately half the country is celebrating, while the other half of the country is scratching its head.  Again, just the facts, with zero judgement.  It’s exactly what America and the world has seen and heard about over and over again via radio, podcasts, television and of course, social 

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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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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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Halloween in Hollywood and Los Angeles

We are just 2 days away from October 1st, which means we officially kick Halloween in Hollywood and Los Angeles into full gear.  We drink spiced pumpkin lattes at Starbucks, we eat everything with the word pumpkin thrown into its title at Trader Joe’s, and we trek to Urth Caffe on Melrose, Main Street in Santa Monica, and Beverly in Beverly Hills for the best darn pumpkin pie on Urth! Glitterati Tours of L.A. offers up our “Underbelly LA” tour, which covers all the famous murder sites,  death scenes and scandals known the world over.  This tour also includes the famous shooting locations of horror classics Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street!  For fans of American Horror Story, we can even 

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Tours Departing from LAX Airport

With our annual review complete, Glitterati Private Tours of L.A. is once again proud to provide tours departing from LAX Airport.  We are one of the few private tour companies in LA offering sightseeing opportunities directly from the airport.  This is ideal for guests with extended layovers that wish to see  a bit of our city before their continuation flights to other locales. We can pick up guests directly at their terminal. Airport regulations understandably require a rigorous protocol for tour operators and transportation companies.   This ensures a visitor’s safety as well as security issues and traffic flow. Depending on a guests’ sightseeing requests, we do have a 3 to 3.5 hour minimum with any tours departing from LAX 

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Tim Burton Gets Handprints at Chinese Theatre

Big time director Tim Burton to receive his footprints and handprints at Chinese Theatre on Thursday, September 8th at approximately 4PM.  TCL Chinese Theatre, also known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, also known as Mann’s Chinese Theatre, etc., will host this event in their courtyard just outside their IMAX stage. Tim Burton is the mastermind behind such classics as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride, and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.  Also, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Batman Returns, Alice in Wonderland, BeetleJuice and the remake of Planet of the Apes. The great thing about these ceremonies is the mystery of who will show up to honor him.  Will his leading man Johnny Depp attend?  Or 

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