More than being a city of aspiring wannabes, Los Angeles stands out in being recognized as the place of music, food, architecture, gardens, indeed a multifaceted cosmopolitan destination.Log on to Christmas Carnivals Christmas Events in Los Angeles for all about the Hanukkah happenings.
Now in its 98th year, watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. You're invited to cruise to the theme "Holiday Magic through the Eyes of a Child" as you join over a million viewers. Be a part of the holiday tradition since 1920 with the shopping mall The Grove celebrating with a tree taller than New York City's Rockefeller Center and real snow twice an evening during the holidays. Other holiday favorites are in Pasadena, Valencia, Long Beach and Los Angeles.
A pleasant way to see all the holiday canal lights is by taking a gondola ride. Friendly gondoliers provide you with a silo of French bread, cheese and salami. Carry your own champagne or thermos of hot chocolate or tea. The gondoliers also provide an ice bucket, glasses and bottle opener. Glendale Centre Theatre will be putting up a performance of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol which is sure to put you in the holiday spirit as you sob for Tiny Tim and sneer at Ebenezer Scrooge. The Glendale Centre Theatre is a tiered stadium, thanks to the 360-degree views in this intimate arena. The performers might enter and exit from any one of many entrances.
For all that's going on during the festival, here's Christmas Carnivals Christmas Events in Los Angeles.