May 19, 2017
By Jessica Estrada | December 2, 2016 | Lifestyle
From picture-perfect stores to hotels with stunning views, LA has no shortage of Instagram-worthy spots. During the holiday season, however, things get even better with all the festive décor and dazzling light displays. If want to take a quintessential holiday ‘gram this season, head to one of these jolly spots.
Disneyland is downright magical during the holidays. From the towering Christmas tree on Main Street to the sparkling Sleeping Beauty Castle dressed up with faux snow to the It’s A Small World ride adorned with hundreds of twinkling lights, there are so many festive photo ops here.
For the holidays, The Grove transforms into a winter wonderland filled with nightly snow, a twinkling tree, and other festive decorations. Even Santa Clause himself is in the house snapping pictures with little ones and their families.
During the holiday season, the LA Zoo provides the perfect backdrop for a festive family photo thanks to a dazzling disco ball forest, shimmering light tunnels, water and light shows, and visits from real live reindeer.
Rodeo Drive is always decked out for the holidays and this year is no exception. The feathery palm trees are adorned with lights, life-size toy soldiers come out to play, giant presents line the block, and candy cane motifs are sprinkled throughout.
The Malibu Country Mart twinkles this time of year with decorations galore. Take a picture in front of the Christmas tree, with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, or feeding one of Santa’s reindeer.
The Grove’s sister property, the Americana, also joins in on the holiday fun with decorations, photos with Santa Claus, a towering tree decorated out with thousands of lights, and more.
Making the trek to Riverside is totally worth it when you see the Mission Inn Hotel’s magical holiday decorations. The entire place is aglow with almost 4.5 million lights and features the world’s largest mistletoe, horse-drawn carriage rides, fresh snow, and gingerbread villages.
Newport Beach’s Christmas boat parade is quite the sparkly spectacular. Now in its 108th year, the event features a fleet of boats covered in lights and firework displays.
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