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        Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration

        The City of Beverly Hills and the Rodeo Drive Committee present a merry and bright holiday season designed to bring the community and visitors together and share in the spirit of giving and helping each other.  Aided by festive Holiday Helpers —whimsical décor of glowing elves in silver and gold along Rodeo Drive—the season kicks off in sparkling style with the annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration, a spectacular evening of performances and entertainment for all on November 18, 2021, from 5-8 p.m.

        “We need to be together again and celebrate with each other. The holidays are the perfect time to share our gratitude for those who have got us through challenging times, and thanks to our Holiday Helpers, everyone will be welcomed to a sparkling evening of outdoor entertainment and be among the first to see our holiday lights,” says President of the Rodeo Drive Committee, Kathy Gohari.

        The renowned three-block stretch of Rodeo Drive will be activated with three exciting outdoor performance areas for a non-stop evening of entertainment including a live performance of a holiday classic from Richard Curtis’s beloved holiday movie, Love Actually by an all-star cast performing on the occasion of Love Actually LIVE, the multimedia musical celebration taking place at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills (The Wallis); The Noelles, an all-female a cappella quintet with sparkling 60s style, who will dazzle guests with soulfully arranged tunes reminiscent of a bygone era; a special performance by 18-year old Gabriella Valdes, better known as Vella, whose latest release “Blue” features Macy Gray; the award-winning Skating Aratas, who will delight visitors on the sidewalk with their roller skating; and an awe-inspiring balancing act by America’s Got Talent finalist and Germany’s Got Talent Winner Christian & Scooby, in which Christian Stoinev spotlights his beloved acrobatic chihuahua. Throughout the evening, as towering Christmas Tree Girls and oversized bicycles pass by, snap a photo with the Ice Queen and catch stilt performers in action as the Holiday Helpers save the night with holiday-inspired candies.

        The Holiday Decor map

        The health and safety of visitors and the community remains a priority. All visitors to the Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration are required to wear a mask and maintain social distance. For those that are not able to attend in person, you may watch a LIVE Stream of the final hour of performances including Santa’s arrival and the fireworks from 7p.m. – 8p.m. viewable at www.beverlyhills.org/live or on Cable TV Channel 10 for those within the City limits of Beverly Hills. There will also be a Live streaming on Instagram on @rodeodrive.

        The holiday festivities will continue across the City from November 18 through January 1, 2022 with the following installations available for viewing nightly: a spectacular Glowing Reeds Audio and Light Show at the Lily Pond, a larger-than-life Elf Tree and Light Tunnel at Beverly Cañon Gardens, sparkling street lights overhead, and more.

        Presented by the Rodeo Drive Committee with the City of Beverly Hills.
        All photos by Dave Tada.