Marina Del Rey Christmas Lights

Just because it’s warm in California doesn’t mean we can’t have Christmas magic of our own. We may not have the typical white Christmas, but there is plenty to do to keep the spirits bright. Just steps away from the beaches, Marina Del Rey has created a beautiful park for you all to waltz about feeling the warmth with their spectacular Christmas lights. You can see the festive holiday lights dazzle and sparkle all throughout Burton Chace Park every evening during the holiday season, but the real magic happens Saturday evenings. Marina Del Rey puts on a beautiful evening full of festive cheer. From 4pm to 6pm The Wonderettes perform holiday classics in the vein of 1950’s and 1960’s tunes. 

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Things To Do When In LA For The Rose Bowl

Glitterati Tours welcomes The Ohio State Buckeyes and The Washington Huskies to Los Angeles and Pasadena for The 105th Annual Rose Bowl game on January 1st, 2019! If nothing else, look forward to our weather and soaking up some sunshine.  Currently it’s hovering around 30 degrees in Seattle, and about 40 degrees in Columbus.  L.A. is a perfect 70 degrees.  But, there’s so much more. There are endless things to do when in LA for The Rose Bowl.  Obviously, this should include the Rose Parade along Colorado Boulevard before the big game. Plan ahead, and make the most out your time in the city. First, a little on logistics.  Pasadena is part of Los Angeles County.  It’s about 15 minutes 

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Queen Mary Christmas

For those of you who love the romanticized idea of a cruise voyage but don’t want to actually take a trip across the sea, just a stone’s throw away from Los Angeles sits your opportunity to play on a ship for a day without having to leave the bay. A historic ship, The Queen Mary, sits in Long Beach for visitors to explore. Lucky for us, Christmastime on this ship is particularly magical. Holidays are currently in full swing at The Queen Mary and will be until January 6th of 2019. The bow’s are decked and there are plenty of activities for everyone in the family. History buffs can explore the ship’s magnificent art deco architecture while admiring the twinkling 

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Yuletide Cinemaland LA at Heritage Square Museum

YULETIDE CINEMALAND LA: Nine Nights of Holiday Cheer at Heritage Square Museum Tis the season for cozying up and soaking up all of the Christmas music, carols, and movies that you can. While Netflix may be pumping out dozens of new cheesy, guilty pleasure Christmas movies for you to binge on at home, we can’t forget about the classics that bring back all the nostalgia and cheer we look forward to this time of year. This year, Heritage Square Museum is helping us celebrate these classics by teaming up with Street Food Cinema and bringing them to us throughout the month of December with what they are dubbing “Yuletide Cinemaland.” Holiday movies won’t be the only Christmas cheer to experience. 

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Day of the Dead Festivities in Los Angeles

Halloween festivities in Los Angeles may be wrapping up after the West Hollywood Carnaval parade this evening, October 31st, but Dia De Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), has yet to be fully celebrated. People move to our city from all over, and it allows us to celebrate and experience cultures from all around the world right here in the heart of Los Angeles. Dia De Los Muertos is one example of how our city honors and celebrates all cultures and traditions – and they definitely celebrate it well! One of the biggest and most well-known traditions for Dia De Los Muertos is the elaborate altars families put together for their ancestors. Throughout the city there are multiple places 

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Los Angeles Nightclub Halloween Parties

We’ve done quite a few posts about all things Halloween on our Glitterati Tours LA blog page.  For those looking for last minute things to do and the hottest Los Angeles Nightclub Halloween parties, we’ve compiled this list from promoter Jamie Barren. With Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year, the next few nights over the weekend will see the majority of the major parties at nightclubs and hotels. Here’s a handful of the events happening for Halloween: Friday, October 26th -Playhouse Halloween Friday, The Purge with DJ Vision, 10PM-3AM -Sins of Le Jardin Halloween LA 2018 at Le Jardin, 10PM-2AM -Angels and Demons Halloween Party on the rooftop of the W Hollywood Hotel, 9PM-2AM -Project Nightclub Halloween Friday, 10PM-2AM 

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Los Angeles Halloween Things to Do

With only 8 more days to Halloween, we’re in the home stretch to the spookiest time of year.  We’ll summarize a few of our past blog posts here, and add a couple more activities that are great for both kids and adults. Los Angeles Halloween Things To Do: -Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park, California, Through October 31st. -Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Through November 4th. -L.A. Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, Through October 31st. -Dia de Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday, October 27th, 2018. -West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Street Party and Parade, October 31st, 2018. Another favorite is right here in the heart of the city.  It’s year-round, but especially cool this time 

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Arrive Hotel Palm Springs

The tagline for Arrive Hotel Palm Springs is, “A Neighborhood Hotel.” It’s so true.  We’ve done a post on Arrive before, but wanted to update a new one.  First off, it’s one of our favorite getaways, and they’ve had some recent updates to their venue. The desert community of Palm Springs is about a 2-hour drive from the general Hollywood or Beverly Hills area. It’s always been the perfect weekend trip or 2nd home for celebrities escaping the city-life of Los Angeles.  So much so, that there’s even celebrity homes tours there, much like we’ve got here in Beverly Hills with Glitterati Tours. When we can, we head to Arrive Hotel Palm Springs for some much needed R & R.  Even if 

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L.A. Dia De Los Muertos 2018

As promised, Glitterati Tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills will continue to post as much as possible regarding things to do this Halloween season around L.A. As mentioned in previous posts, you’ve got the huge attractions like Knott’s Scary Farm, and Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, but there’s something very unique to our city that’s tough to find anywhere else…a massive celebration in a legendary cemetery. The 19th  Annual L.A. Dia de los Muertos 2018 (Day of the Dead Festival) takes place once again inside Hollywood Forever Cemetery.  This year’s theme is Coatlicue “Mother of the Gods.”  The event takes place on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, from noon until midnight. General admission is $25 per person.  Pre-purchase tickets to avoid 

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Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

Knott’s Berry Farm is a living legend here in the Los Angeles area, going strong as one of the most popular destinations since 1920.  Usually known year-round for their thrill rides, stage shows, boysenberries and chicken dinners—it all changes come mid-September through Halloween! For decades, the farm has transformed itself this time of year to Knott’s Scary Farm. Many of us can remember back to the 80’s (they started their Halloween nights as early as ’73) when the park decked itself out in spooky themes. I actually took a mutual friend visiting from Sweden to Knott’s.  She had no idea about our Halloween festivities here in the states, or even scary movies.  She was frozen in fear.  Again, it was the 

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