Beverly Hills, Calif. – Paley Members will be treated to an exclusive breakfast before the crowds for PaleyLand. Photo ops with Poppy from DreamWorks’ Trolls and Santa or the Menorah. PLUS magical instagram moments in a candy cane forest; among presents with the Menorah; and amid a sparkle winter waterfall. Become a Member to attend and get a free photo.
Meet Santa * Watch Holiday TV ClassicsEnjoy Family Activities * FREE Hot Cocoa Through January 5Regular Hours: Wednesday to Sundays noon to 5:00 pmFREE Admission The Paley Center celebrates the joy of the season with a special family-friendly experience. It’s Holiday Time in PaleyLand features continuous daily screenings of beloved classic holiday TV programs from the Paley Archive. Families can also enjoy special holiday activities like arts and crafts, dreidel games, and FREE hot cocoa!
Meet Santa and Friends!Get a digital souvenir holiday photo with Santa or the Paley Menorah with a PaleyLand frame for $10 (free for Members).Only Paley Members can get a souvenir printout, another benefit of Membership. Santa Schedule for General PublicSaturday, November 30: Noon – 5 pmSunday, December 1: 11 am – 5 pm
Universal Studios Hollywood Teams with Cameo to Bring Free, Personalized Video Greetings from The Grinch Just In Time for the “Grinchmas™” Who-lidays! The Grinch can send you a Holiday message with Cameo and Universal Studios!
“Grinchmas” and “Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” Kick Off on Thursday, November 28 and Continue Daily through Sunday, December 29at Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal City, California – November 26, 2019 – Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch brings his irreverence online as part of Universal Studios Hollywood’s collaboration with Cameo, a platform enabling fans to request personalized videos from their favorite pop culture personalities, that takes the Mean One into homes far and wide with free, customized Who-liday “Grinchmas” greetings.
Guests are now invited to visit Cameo.com/TheGrinch to take advantage of this exclusive, limited-time opportunity today, November 26 through Sunday, December 8 https://www.cameo.com/TheGrinch The site features easy-to-follow instructions on how to request personalized video messages from The Grinch that will arrive in friends and family’s inboxes just in time for the Who-lidays, complete with the recipient’s name and suggested greeting.
For in-person interactions with The Grinch and his faithful dog Max, guests can experience “Grinchmas™” at Universal Studios Hollywood and see first-hand how the Mean One really isn’t so mean after all.
The whimsical spirit of holiday also brings the seasonal return of “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” to Universal Studios Hollywood as the theme park transforms into a winter wonderland bringing merriment and cheer to families and friends.
A highlight of this year’s “Grinchmas” event is the all-new, state-of-the-art, topsy-turvy “Grinchmas” tree that twists and turns over 55 feet in height.
The custom-made tree is adorned with hundreds of ornaments and thousands of sparkling LED lights and choreographed to music to brighten the merry “Grinchmas” Who-lebration. Dazzling “Grinchmas” tree lighting ceremonies that take place every evening, accompanied by a snowfall flurry, bring this annual favorite to life, creating a festival of fun fit for The Grinch, his faithful dog Max and a roster of Who-ville Whos.
About Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children’s book author of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, three Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books for children. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit seussville.com.
About Cameo Cameo is the first service enabling consumers to book personalized video messages from their favorite talent. In just over two years, the company has built a talent portfolio of more than 20,000 VIPs and fulfilled more than 400,000 requests ranging from birthday and good luck messages to prom invitations, marriage proposals, baby gender reveals and beyond. For more information, visit www.cameo.com.
About Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, and the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.
Universal Studios Hollywood park visit 2017 / 2018 photos by Margie Anne Clark/Los Angeles Life and Style.
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Come celebrate the season this December at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street in Old Town Newhall! Tickets are on sale now for a variety of film, theatre, comedy and music shows. Adult beverages will also be available for purchase at select shows, in addition to concessions.
The 10 by 10 Variety Night occurs on the first Thursday of the month and features music, film, storytelling, magic, comedy and more! Ten performers, from a variety of genres, are selected to perform a 10-minute piece of their choosing. Don’t miss Comedian Mary Gallager as she lights up the stage this month. The show is on Thursday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m. and is free to attend.
Comedy Mashup returns to The MAIN on Friday, December 6, at 8:00 p.m. This monthly show is half stand-up comedy and half improv, featuring comedians and improvisers from all over Los Angeles. Performing this month is a cast of up-and-coming comedians, all local and all hilarious. There will also be improv and games from “Your Favorite Cast.” Tickets are $10 presale and $15 on the day of the show.
The Society Comedy Troupe will bring its hilarious and energetic team improv show to The MAIN on Saturday, December 5, at 8:00 p.m. Similar to the TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” the performers ask for audience participation while creating improvised music, comedy and scenes. Grab your friends for an evening of laughs at this show that’s appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $15.
Olive Branch Theatricals is back with its production of “A Cowboy Christmas Carol.” This show is a rip-roarin’ twist on the classic Dickens tale that offers music, dancing and lots of holiday spirit you won’t want to miss. Don your cowboy boots and cowboy hat and mosey on down to The MAIN in historic Old Town Newhall! Shows are on December 13, 14 and 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. and December 15, 21, and 22 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.
On December 19, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., enjoy a free art reception featuring the newest exhibition at The MAIN, titled “It’s All in Your Head,” by artist Christopher Flores. “It’s All In Your Head” is a phrase that serves as a reminder that individuals in our contemporary society are often disregarded for the sake of the greater good – a false attempt at utilitarianism. When we belittle the experiences of the individual and tell them, “It’s all in your head,” their complex thoughts and emotions are not acknowledged as important and are instead treated as a self-serving indulgence that retains little value in an increasingly materialistic world. Relax. It’s all in your head. Attendees at this reception will enjoy light refreshments and have a chance to meet the artist.
Our monthly Note by Note live music night is back! Note by Note is a free music event that delights audiences with a variety of genres. Bands, duos and soloists will perform a wide range of styles, including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, blues, jazz, country, experimental, western and more. This month, check out Wardencliff Jazz Quartet, a group of talented, young musicians. The show is on Thursday, December 26, at 7:00 p.m. and is free to attend.
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Westfield Valencia Town Center celebrated its $20 million renovation and the Holiday Season. Giving thanks, this holiday season and coming together as a community was the theme for the evening. Performances of local schools featured such songs as “Carol of the Bells” by the towering colorful Christmas tree in JCPenney Court.
Schools performing included:
Arroyo Seco Junior High School
Golden Valley High School
Rio Norte Juior High School
Hart High School
Valencia High School
West Ranch High School
Rancho Pico Junior High School
Saugus High School
The evening kicked off the first Give Thanks Thursday where the mall will be giving back to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley. Members of the Boys & Girls Club will be Gift Givers providing acts of kindness to shoppers.
Shoppers also got a glimpse of the specially decorated Christmas Trees to be auctioned off at the annual Festival of the Trees event, with judging taking place during the mall festivities. Skaters enjoyed the new LA Kings Ice Skating Rink amid the colorful lights on Town Center Drive.
Starbucks treated guests to hot cocoa and coffee as guests enjoyed the sites and sounds of the newly refurbished mall.
By Margie Anne Clark, Los Angeles Life and Style, SCV Style
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go….and Put Your Hair Up!DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls Make a Colorful Splashas the Newest Theme of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Popular“Running Universal” 5K, 10K, and Kids’ 1K RaceThe Race is On. Guests Can Click here to Register for the“Running Universal” event, featuring DreamWorks’ Trolls,Which Takes Place on Sunday, April 26, 2020
Trolls World Tour arrives in theaters April 17, 2020
Universal City, CA, November 21, 2019 – Universal Studios Hollywood kicks off its newest “Running Universal” race with a hair-raising tribute to DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls franchiseon Sunday, April 26 with a 5K, a Kids’ 1K and a 10K run.
This spirited run invites guests to get in the groove and find their happy place as they navigate the theme park and portions of the world-famous backlot while being entertained by their favorite characters from the 2016 animated blockbuster and the upcoming sequel, Trolls World Tour (in theaters April 17, 2020), including Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick in the films), Branch (voiced by Justin Timberlake) and Guy Diamond, among other DreamWorks Animation characters such as Shrek®, Princess Fiona and Puss in Boots; Po and Tigress, as well as Alex and King Julien.
Registration is now open, but space is limited. Click here for race times, to register and to learn more about the various ticket packages, including, Standard, VIP and Play All Day, which features one-day admission to Universal Studios Hollywood that can be enjoyed up to a week after the event. All packages include complimentary parking and post-race refreshments and beverages.
The energetic event takes fitness and film buffs, runners and walkers alike as well as theme park enthusiasts – of all fitness levels ages 5 years and older – on 5K and 10K runs, while the Kids’ 1K run welcomes those between the ages of 4 and 12 years.
All participants will receive a collectable Trolls drawstring backpack, a “Running Universal” T-shirt and finisher medal. “Running Universal” featuring DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls will conclude at Universal CityWalk with a lively celebration at the 5 Towers Stage where guests can put their hair up to such hits as the Oscar®-nominated song, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” from the blockbuster Trolls movie.
“Running Universal” featuring DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls continues Universal Studios Hollywood’s popular “Running Universal” series, which launched with the sold-out “Minion Run” in May 2019 and continued with an eagerly anticipated “Jurassic World Run” in November 2019. These unique runs offer participants unprecedented access to sprint their way through Universal Studios Hollywood and parts of Universal Studios’ historic backlot, made famous in more than 8,000 movies and television shows.
Universal Orlando Resort will be hosting its inaugural Running Universal Epic Character Race 5K and 10K weekend on February 1-2, 2020. For more information about “Running Universal” events both in Hollywood and Orlando, visit runninguniversal.com.
A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends — Biggie (James Corden), Chenille (Caroline Hjelt), Satin (Aino Jawo), Cooper (Ron Funches) and Guy Diamond (Kunal Nayyar) — set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.
Cast as members of the different musical tribes is one of the largest, and most acclaimed, groups of musical talent ever assembled for an animated film, including Mary J. Blige, George Clinton, Anderson .Paak, Kelly Clarkson, Flula Borg, J Balvin, Ester Dean, Anthony Ramos, Gustavo Dudamel and Charlyne Yi. Kenan Thompson raps as a newborn Troll named Tiny Diamond.
About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, and the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.
Hollywood, Calif. – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored actresses Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel with a special double-star ceremony with the 2,681st and 2,682nd stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
The stars were dedicated in the categories of Motion Pictures and Live Theatre/Live Performance respectively at 6225 Hollywood in front of the historic Pantages Theatre.
“The Hollywood Walk of Fame makes an extra special effort to pair artists who work together or are related with their stars next to each other,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “We are thrilled to place Kristen and Idina, who are the stars of the upcoming Disney film ‘Frozen 2,’ together in front of Hollywood’s most historic theatres.”
Kristen Bell was born in Detroit, Michigan. She found her talent in entertainment at an early age. In 1992, she went to her first audition and won a role in “Raggedy Ann and Andy”. After graduating from Shrine Catholic High School, Bell moved to New York City to attend the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied musical theater. In 2001, she left university to play the role of Becky in “Tom Sawyer” on Broadway. In 2002, Bell appeared in the Broadway revival of “The Crucible” with Liam Neeson. She then moved to Los Angeles and appeared in a handful television shows as a special guest. At age 24, she won the title role of seventeen-year-old detective Veronica Mars. This series remains a cult classic, and Bell received much attention for her award nominated performance. In 2014, Bell reprised her beloved title role in Warner Bros’ film “Veronica Mars,” which raised $2 million on Kickstarter in less than 11 hours and broke the record at the time for the fastest project to reach $1 million and $2 million.
Bell currently stars in the NBC series “The Good Place,” opposite Ted Danson, which is now airing its fourth and final season. Additionally, Bell is executive producing and appearing in a second season of “Encore!” that will air on Disney’s streaming platform Disney+ in 2019. Bell recently starred in “A Bad Moms Christmas,” alongside Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn. The film is a sequel to 2016’s “Bad Moms,” the first STX film to gross more than $100 million domestically.
In 2016, Bell appeared as Jeannie Van Der Hooven in Showtime’s “House of Lies” opposite Don Cheadle, which wrapped its fifth and final season. She appeared in a guest-starring arc on NBC’s hit series “Parks & Recreation” and played the lead role in the independent film “The Lifeguard,” which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Her other film credits include: “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “PANDAS,” “Teen Titans Go! to the Movies,” “Like Father,” “CHIPs,” “How To Be A Latin Lover,” “The Lifeguard,” “The Boss,” “Hit & Run,” “Movie 43,” “Some Girls,” “Writers,” “Big Miracle,” “You Again,” “Burlesque,” “When in Rome,” “Couples Retreat,” “Pulse,” “Serious Moonlight,” “Spartan” and “Frozen.” Her television credits include: “Parks & Recreation,” “Unsupervised,” “Deadwood,” “Heroes” and “Party Down.”
Fans will again hear her voice as Anna in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ highly anticipated “Frozen 2” out November 22nd.
Bell is a believer in giving back. She has donated her time to many charities including: This Bar Save Lives, United Nations Women’s Peace and Humanity Fund, No Kid Hungry, Children’s Miracle Network and many others.
Idina Menzel was born in New York. She started her career at the age of 15 when she began working as a wedding and bar mitzvah singer. This job carried her throughout her time at the renowned Tisch School of Arts where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama.
Idina Menzel is a powerhouse of talent: a singer, an actor in film and TV, a songwriter, a Broadway star and a philanthropist. She rose to fame for her role as ‘Maureen’ in the popular Broadway musical “Rent,” and her career took off when she won a Tony Award for her role as ‘Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West,’ in the smash musical, “Wicked.” Her voice can be heard as ‘Elsa’ in Disney’s Oscar® winning “Frozen”, the second highest grossing animated films of all time, with more than $1.2 billion in worldwide box office revenue. The film’s song “Let It Go,” voiced by Menzel, became an instant international phenomenon, winning the Oscar® for Best Original Song – where Menzel performed it at the ceremony – and the Grammy® Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. The track reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Menzel the first artist with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. She will reprise her leading role as ‘Elsa’ in the highly anticipated release of Disney’s “Frozen 2” out November 22nd and join Adam Sandler in the Safdie Brothers’ A24 film Uncut Gems in theaters this December.
Her other film credits include “Beaches,” “Disney’s Enchanted,“Rent” “Ask the Dust” and many others.
A skillful songwriter, Menzel’s prolific recording career includes multiple cast albums and the solo albums: Still I Can’t Be Still, Here, I Stand,idina., and her latest album, Christmas: A Season of Love, which was released October 2019 via Schoolboy Records/Decca Records. The album features Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Josh Gad and Idina’s husband, Aaron Lohr. Christmas: A Season of Love is the second holiday album from Menzel, following her October 2014 release of Holiday Wishes, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart and gave Menzel a Top 10 album on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Her third studio LP of original songs, idina. landed in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Top 200 charts upon its release in 2016.Menzel received the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at Billboard’s annual Women in Music event in 2014 and performed the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX.
Menzel was previously seen on Broadway in the original production “If/Then”, for which she earned her third Tony nomination. Menzel also appeared as ‘Sheila’ in the Encores! production of “Hair” and starred in Broadway’s “Aida.” She premiered the Broadway hit “Wicked” in London’s West End and received the Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also starred in the musical “See What I Wanna See,” at The Public Theater. Other Off-Broadway credits include the pre-Broadway production of “Rent” and “The Vagina Monologues”.
Philanthropy is also important to Menzel, who co-founded the A BroaderWay Foundation in 2010. The organization is dedicated to offering girls from underserved communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs. The emphasis is on building self-esteem, developing leadership qualities and striving for personal and social achievement. In 2014, Menzel was recognized as one of Variety Magazine’s Power of Women honorees for her work with the organization.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
* ARTISTS WHO HAVE STARS NEXT TO EACH OTHER:
Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler Donner are the first married couple to be honored on the same day with double stars on October 16, 2008. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell were honored on May 1, 2017. Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein who worked together on the Broadway hit “Kinky Boots” were also recently honored with double stars as were Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy, Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall of “Happy Days” fame and “Cagney and Lacy” stars Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly. There are other related celebrities who have side by side double stars, but had separate ceremonies. They include: Bob and Dolores Hope, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Sherry Lansing and William Friedkin, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, Betty White and Allen Ludden, to name a few.
Acclaimed craft casual gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept to offer a complete Haus Dog meal for only $9 all day long
Pasadena, Calif. –Dog Haus Pasadena, the brand’s first location, and the spot that made them known for their one-of-a-kind gourmet hot dogs, sausages and burgers, will celebrate its ninth anniversary on Wednesday, December 4.
To commemorate the occasion, Dog Haus Pasadena will be serving guests their choice of seven chef-driven Haus Dog creations, which feature all beef handcrafted dogs and premium toppings, plus their choice of side and draft beer or fountain beverage for only $9—all day long!
Dog Haus in Burbank will celebrate its 5th Anniversary and $5 Specials on December 2 at the 3817 West Olive Ave, Burbank, California 91505 location.
In 2010, longtime friends Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz & André Vener founded Dog Haus. In just 9 years, the Pasadena-based brand has expanded to over 30+ locations across the country and continues to stake it’s claim in the craft casual world.
Dog Haus, 105 North Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106, 626.577.4287
DISCLAIMER: Offer valid for one $9 Haus Dog meal per person. No additions or substitutions. Other menu items do not qualify. Promotion valid Wednesday, 12/4/19 for dine in orders at Dog Haus Pasadena; not available for order via the Dog Haus app. Dine-in only. May not be combined with any other offer, including Happy Hour. While supplies last.
About Dog Haus
Dog Haus is a craft casual hot dog concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers and one Bad Mutha Clucka. Founded by longtime friends Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener, the first Dog Haus opened in Pasadena, California in 2010. Dog Haus has garnered critical acclaim for its signature all beef dogs and hand-crafted sausages with no added nitrates, 100% Black Angus beef burgers, and a fried chicken sandwich – all of which are made with hormone- and antibiotic-free meat and served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls. With the brand’s mission to sustainably feed everyone who walks through their doors, Dog Haus also offers plant-based burger and sausage proteins. To chase it down, guests can select craft beers from a tap list emphasizing local favorites and finish their meals on a sweet note with premium shakes. As a brand who gives back, Dog Haus established an ongoing partnership with No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger. Dog Haus currently has 30+ locations nationwide and 10+ in development. For up to date location and brand information, visit doghaus.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @DogHausDogs.
“Light Up Main Street” postponed in light of school tragedy. Annual Holiday Kickoff Event Rescheduled for November 23, 2019.
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Following the tragic events that unfolded at Saugus High School on Thursday morning, the City of Santa Clarita has decided to postpone its annual holiday season celebration, Light Up Main Street. The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 16, will now take place on Saturday, November 23, at 6:00 p.m.
The City of Santa Clarita joins residents in mourning the loss of two victims in Thursday’s shooting and offers its full support to those recovering from injuries, as well as those students, faculty, staff and families impacted. In partnership with the William S. Hart Union High School District, the City will have The Centre (20880 Centre Pointe Parkway) open for community members until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, where residents can come for counseling and support services.
The City would like to thank the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel for their quick response to this morning’s tragedy.
What’s New: Disney Festival of Holidays presents ‘Mickey’s Happy Holidays’ character celebration at Disney California Adventure Park; Disney Holiday Dance Party features Disney characters at Disneyland Park‘World of Color – Season of Light’ returns in 2019, along with holiday favorites ‘Believe…in Holiday Magic’ fireworks, ‘A Christmas Fantasy’ parade and ‘it’s a small world’ Holiday.
Anaheim, Calif. – The Disneyland Resort transforms into the Merriest Place on Earth as guests begin their holidays here, Nov. 8, 2019, through Jan. 6, 2020.
New this year, guests will enjoy holiday entertainment including the festive “Mickey’s Happy Holidays” character celebration with Mickey Mouse and pals at Disney California Adventure Park. Plus, the fun new Disney Holiday Dance Party debuts at Disneyland Park. Returning in 2019 is the dazzling “World of Color – Season of Light,” a holiday-themed production of this nighttime spectacular that features lights, lasers, water, fire and hundreds of fountains bringing animation to life.
Many guest-favorite holiday experiences and traditions are back this season, including Disney Festival of Holidays – which honors the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas/Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day (Jan. 3-6) – and the “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular. Guests may even partake in a “Frozen” adventure as they encounter Anna and Elsa in the theme parks, just in time to celebrate the release of Disney’s new animated film, “Frozen 2,” in theaters Nov. 22, 2019.
Guests plan their seasonal visits to Disneyland Resort year after year to experience beloved Holiday traditions and festive cheer, from snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A., to glistening décor, Disney-themed treats and merchandise, holiday entertainment and the one-of-a-kind transformations that create “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday.
At Disney California Adventure Park
Guests will dance and sing along with Mickey Mouse and friends during the all new “Mickey’s Happy Holidays” Mickey is joined by favorite Disney and Pixar characters as they dance along to high-energy music, led by the merry rhythms of the Holiday Toy Drummers. Mickey, Minnie, Chip n’ Dale, Goofy and Clarabelle all don new Festival of Holidays attire, specifically for the “Mickey’s Happy Holidays” celebration. The Country Bears and the Pixar characters also sport fun seasonal overlays for the show. “Mickey’s Happy Holidays” will run twice daily, with show moments at Paradise Gardens Park and Carthay Circle.
The nighttime spectacular “World of Color – Season of Light” wraps guests in the warm glow of holiday magic. Fusing cherished holiday music sung by beloved artists with memorable moments from treasured Disney animated films, this sparkling winter fantasy is magical for all ages. This production of “World of Color” is brilliant with dazzling lights, lasers and high-definition projections.
Disney Festival of Holidays brings the spirit of the season to life through lively entertainment, festive food and beverage and special traditions. Children will enjoy craft stations and everyone will appreciate the delicious food at Festival Foods Marketplace, featuring a mix of holiday dishes and beverages that bridge many diverse cultures and family traditions.
The Holiday Sunset Concerts features new music this year from The Suffragettes, who rock holiday chart-topping hits from favorite musical artists (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights). This new band joins the explosive energy of Phat Cat Swinger, the West Coast’s “Little-Big Band” that plays a swinging selection of irresistible holiday music, presented with a fresh new twist (Wednesday through Saturday nights).
Additional Festival of Holidays entertainment includes musical and dance performances by Mostly Kosher, Blue13 Dance Company, The Sound and the GRAMMY® Award-winning Mariachi Divas.
The Three Caballeros host the popular “Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party” celebration, featuring folklórico and samba dancers, live musicians, and Mickey and Minnie in their fiesta best.
The holidays are zooming into Cars Land and the residents are racing to celebrate the season. Two attractions rely on holiday magic to transform into Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree. The whimsical “Snowcar” greets guests on the road to Radiator Springs, and each “Cars” character also gets a holiday makeover at their Route 66 address to reflect their personality.
Santa Claus is coming to town! Guests enjoy special holiday-themed activities with Santa and his sleigh full of mischievous elves at Santa’s Holiday Visit at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
As guests enter the park and stroll along Buena Vista Street, a dazzling, 50-foot Christmas tree adorns Carthay Circle to help guests get in the holiday spirit. The tree and surrounding buildings are decorated with vintage-style ornaments in keeping with the theme of Buena Vista Street, inspired by Los Angeles as it appeared when Walt Disney arrived in the 1920’s. Pacific Wharf, Hollywood Land and Grizzly Peak will also sparkle with holiday décor throughout the season.
Guests will drift into a wintry mood as they encounter the splendid sisters Anna and Elsa inside the Disney Animation building. Guests may also relive the story of the Disney blockbuster film “Frozen” as they immerse themselves in the wondrous magic and music in the spectacular stage musical, “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion.”
At Disneyland Park
In the evening, the “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular and its magical snowfall finale create lasting holiday memories for guests.
Mickey, Minnie, Disney Princesses and Santa celebrate the season in “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, a daily procession with floats, music and marching toy soldiers. Guests may wave to Anna, Elsa and Olaf, who bid them a warm winter welcome from their magical “Frozen” float.
The holiday magic shines brightly with the glow of the shimmering icicles and twinkling lights on Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, enchanting guests from day to night.
Each evening, a DJ spins at the new Disney Holiday Dance Party at Tomorrowland Terrace, allowing guests of all ages to dance, sing and play along to favorite holiday tunes with beloved Disney characters.
Guests entering Disneyland are greeted by a magnificent 60-foot tall Christmas tree on Main Street, U.S.A., decorated with nearly 1,500 ornaments. The classic tree is an ideal location for holiday photos, to document the magical memory for a lifetime.
Disneyland guests also will want to experience the popular seasonal transformations of these attractions:
“it’s a small world” is transformed each evening into “it’s a small world” Holiday, with 50,000-plus colorful lights, music and video projections. Inside the attraction, holiday magic takes guests around the world and back as dolls and toys representing children enjoy the distinctive holiday traditions of their countries.
‘Twas “The Nightmare before Christmas” and all through the Haunted Mansion, Jack Skellington and his friends are causing a collision between Christmas and Halloween to transform the Haunted Mansion into Haunted Mansion Holiday.*
Throughout the resort, guests will discover holiday culinary treats and festive fare, along with special merchandise for the merry season.
Also during the holiday season, the Downtown Disney District will be full of festive new décor, shopping, dining and entertainment and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort also join in the yuletide celebration with twinkling lights and ornaments, holiday displays, special entertainment and holiday-inspired eats and treats.
*Haunted Mansion Holiday is inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
About the Disneyland Resort The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.
Santa Clarita, Calif. – The temperatures may be cooling down, but the shows are heating up this November at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street in Old Town Newhall! Tickets are on sale now for a variety of shows taking place this month. Adult beverages will also be available for purchase at select shows, in addition to concessions.
The 10 by 10 Variety Night occurs on the first Thursday of the month and features music, film, storytelling, magic, comedy and more! Ten performers, from a variety of genres, are selected to perform a 10-minute piece of their choosing. This month, the show is on Thursday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m. and is free to attend.
Come out to The MAIN for Comedy Tonight: A Night of Original One Acts, two nights only! Comedy Tonight is an evening of hilarious original one-act plays presented by the Comedy in a Week wing of the Off Book Theatre Company. In the span of one week, each of these comedies is cast, produced, directed, rehearsed and presented by local artists. With each one-act having its own director and the actors working under the adrenaline of limited rehearsal time, the evening will be fresh, contemporary and, most of all, funny! Be ready to enjoy theatre in its purest form as these multi-talented thespians amaze and entertain you. The shows are Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9, at 8:00 p.m.
The theatrical performance this month at The MAIN is Eclipse Theater Company’s production of Neil Simon’s “The Gingerbread Lady.” When her teenage daughter shows up on the same day actress Evy Meara returns from a 10-week stint in rehab, she has a reason to stay sober. But toss in a cheating ex-boyfriend and two enabling friends with their own tragic problems, and she has little chance as she throws the worst birthday party in the history of birthday parties. Neil Simon shows us the funny side of being human and the need to find something bigger than ourselves to live for. The show benefits A Light of Hope Recovery Center. Showtimes are November 15, 22 and 23,at 8:00 p.m. and November 16, 17, 23 and 24, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $18.
The monthly Note by Note live music night will be canceled this month due to the Thanksgiving holiday but will be back on the fourth Thursday of December.