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Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Beverly Hills kicked off the Holiday Season Sunday as only Beverly Hills can, with Santa Claus rappelling down the Luxe Hotel, “snow” confetti falling, music and the beautiful glow of 150,000 lights in Baccarat Crystal chandeliers lining Rodeo Drive. “Residents and visitors of all ages were wowed at the sights and sounds of the gorgeous Baccarat chandeliers. The fabulous lighting ceremony was the perfect way to kick off a very happy holiday season in true Beverly Hills style,” said Mayor Lili Bosse.
“Santa” waves to the crowd as he rappels down the Luxe Hotel
Santa Claus and his elf are caught by the camera at the Luxe Hotel
Mitch & Bobbe Joy Dawson
Mayor Lili and Jon Bosse
Councilmembers John Mirisch & Willie Brien, Mayor Lili Bosse, Councilmember Nancy Krasne & Vice Mayor Julian Gold
Salvatore Ferragamo’s Jon Borland
Ashley & Mark Tronstein, president of the Rodeo Drive Committee
Baccarat CEO Daniella Riccardi, Tom Blumenthal & Michelle Klein, US CEO of Baccarat
Nu Nation joined with Night Shift to sing and dance Beverly Hills into the holiday spirit
Operatic singing group ARIA performs
Hip Hop sensation Nu Nation performed for the crowd
Ann Marie, Marley, Nicholas, Chloe & Marcia Hobbs
Taiwan National Champion skater Jennifer Don, America’s Got Talent aerial ice skater finalist Chris Trefil and three-time US. National Cheerleading Champion Nicole Glavas as Elsa from Frozen
Confetti snow fills the sky during the celebration on Rodeo Drive
Griffith Observatory officials Monday cautioned those planning to attend a free public viewing of next Monday’s solar eclipse to prepare for “very large crowds,” and to take all necessary precautions to protect their eyes from direct exposure to the sun.
If you are thinking about adding a furry friend to your household through adoption, or perhaps fostering an animal, LA Animal Services has hundreds of wonderful, deserving animals awaiting their furrever home. They are always in need of volunteers and donations. Check their website at www.laanimalservices.com.