Citywalk Lights Up The Holidays

Universal Citywalk Hollywood is rocking the holidays this year! Kick off the holidays at CityWalk with our Tree-Lighting Ceremony & the Hollywood Christmas Parade presenting Australia’s most popular vocal group, Human Nature! They will be performing live along with Drake Bell, Pentatonix, The McClain Sisters, Blush, Ace Young & Diana Degarmo, Devon Werkheiser, Brandon & Savannah, & Jimmy Bennett! This is a tree lighting ceremony packed with Hollywood glitz and glam!The holiday cheer will continue throughout the season.

Their towering 40-foot rock n’ roll Christmas tree – animated with a stunning display of choreographed music, lights, visuals, and snow – plus a non-stop parade of bands, choirs, and street performers along with Southern California’s most eclectic shopping opportunities, will make Universal CityWalk® a must-see holiday destination in LA during the season-long gala, November 26 through December 31.A giant rocked-out Christmas tree, sprinkled with 100,000 LED lights and covered in hundreds of musical instrument ornaments, will treat spectators to a wildly over-the-top high-tech holiday show including a nightly “snowfall” on the hour from 6:00-9:00 pm throughout the week. The “CityRockin Holiday” tree show will also introduce the arrival of a new animated Santa Claus’ rock star story projected on CityWalk’s recently-installed giant “CityVision(SM)” screen in conjunction with a rock-infused soundtrack of popular holiday classics.From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, guests will be immersed in a holiday atmosphere featuring new, music-themed decor enhanced with countless lights, oversized ornaments, musical instruments, and abundant garland. Holiday sounds from a diverse array of street performers will echo throughout CityWalk while an enormous spray of mistletoe will dangle overhead from CityWalk’s “Santa” Gorilla, adding an “Always Unexpected” merry “kiss-mas” spirit to the holiday festivities.Friday and Saturday nights will feature an eclectic line-up of live music acts from 7:30-10:00 pm on CityWalk’s new outdoor concert stage. On Fridays, entertainment will include dynamic a cappella choirs and acoustic sets of Christmas classics by top local artists. On Saturdays, the CityWalk stage will feature such artists as the Grammy®-winning Mariachi Divas, the soulful grooves of Big Time Jazz and Sajama, performing the international sounds of Latin America.

CityWalk’s rock n’ roll Santa Claus will be available in CityWalk’s Cinema Plaza for unique photo opportunities every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 12:00 pm and continuing throughout the evening’s entertainment. Guests will be able to choose from an assortment of guitar props to create the ultimate “CityRockin Holiday” photo with Santa in his state-of-the-art “rock star” sleigh, elaborately decorated with moving lights and filled to the brim with an assortment of musical instruments.On December 1, the 15-foot, 1,000-lb. Menorah will light up Universal CityWalk for the 10th annual Chanukah Festival from 5:00-9:00 pm as hundreds gather at the free Festival of Lights celebration.From December 26-30, CityWalk will amp up the entertainment with daily concert performances from popular local bands beginning at 6:00 pm.

More information, including a complete schedule of CityWalk’s holiday entertainment is available at . Regular updates are also made on CityWalk’s Twitter @CItyWalkLA and Facebook

Holiday Are For Family

The holidays should be spent with family. To make your travel plans easier, stay now through December 26th with rates starting at $169 per night.


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