You Can Fly in LA

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IFly Hollywood is the best way to experience indoor skydiving. It provides ages 3 and up the chance to experience the free-fall of skydiving without the danger, restrictions and high prices. The vertical wind tunnel uses state-of-the-art technology, creating a stable column of wind on which the flyer experiences terminal velocity of 120-160 miles per hour. This offers endless excitement, adrenaline, and adventure, while still being safe and fun for an entire family of first-time flyers. It also provides a realistic and challenging flight practice for more skilled flyers.

Ifly is located on Citywalk just steps away from our hotel. Take the complimentary hotel shuttle or a quick 5 minute walk to experience the thrill of a lifetime.

Our guests enjoy a special promotional offer:

General offer – $10 off any intro packages if you mention or book online with promo code:  UNIVERSALHILTON

Valid 7 days a week; not valid with any other discounts or offers

Reservation required; expires 9/30/14

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Rockin Summer Music

Citywalk 20th Birthday

Universal CityWalk celebrates its 20th Birthday this summer.  What better way to celebrate than with free live entertainment June 29 thru Sept. 2 at 5 Towers. 5 Towers on Universal CityWalk is a  state-of-the-art concert venue. Experience the jaw-dropping explosion of over 5,000 LED lights and a sound system that will blow you away, there is no better way to rock through the summer! Check out their full line-up!

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Stay at Universal Hilltop

Bed & Breakfast PackageSummer is heating up with exciting events on the Hilltop! Make it a weekend with our Bed & Breakfast Package. With special rates and breakfasts for two – from healthy to decadent – our Bed & Breakfast packages are the perfect way for you to relax and recharge. Book your weekend escape today  http://bit.ly/15bUVVZ

It’s Time To Celebrate… Cheers! Happy New Year!

Photo Post - NYENew Year’s Eve is always a special time of year. You take time to remember the great moments of the year that is ending and welcome in all the joy and adventures of the upcoming year. In a city like Hollywood, you can only expect a serious dose of glitz and glam for one of the biggest celebrations of the year. If you haven’t settled on where to spend you last hours of 2012, here are a few Los Angeles style ideas to keep you rocking all night long!

Universal CityWalk Hollywood’s New Years Eve Countdown Bash

The countdown to 2013 begins at Universal CityWalk® as The Entertainment Capital of LASM prepares to ring in the new year in one of Southern California’s most festive New Year’s Eve celebrations featuring dazzling fireworks, colorful confetti and non-stop live entertainment at four stage locations. Throughout Universal CityWalk the energy will resonate with a series of live concerts and DJ performances, which will crescendo to the midnight New Year’s Eve countdown, punctuated by the fireworks and confetti.  The party starts at 9pm and is free to all. For parking, directions, or dinner suggestions visit the Citywalk website.

Queen Mary’s New Year’s Eve Party

Set sail into 2013 aboard Long Beach’s famous vessel, the Queen Mary, with a disco tribute band, dueling pianos, jazz performances and DJs spinning. Everything culminates with a fireworks spectacle over the ocean. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets from $109. 

The Sounds of Idina Menzel

Have a Wicked evening at Walt Disney Concert Hall as Broadway star Idina Menzel performs her new live show. Champagne bottle service is also available. Shows start at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets from $65 to $195. More information here: www.laphil.com.

The Groundling’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular

Sketchy New Year’s Eve plans? Instead, try the Groundling’s annual improv and sketch comedy show. This year, it’s emceed and directed by Karen Maruyama (The Campaign) and stars Liz Brown (The Liz Brown Show), Matt Cook, (2 Broke Girls) and other members of The Groundlings Main Company and Sunday Company. Tickets include an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a Champagne toast. Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets $100. More information here: www.groundlings.com.

Magicopolis

Magicopolis New Year’s Eve Party

Make the New Year magical with this Santa Monica shop and theater’s annual party. The kid-friendly event includes a magic class, pizza, popcorn and a gift bag. Show is at 9 p.m. Tickets $60. More information here: www.magicopolis.com.

Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Ball

Make like Jay and Daisy and come in costume to this Westside sushi joint and lounge, Wockano, for prohibition-style cocktails, whiskey tastings and a live swing band. Party favors and a champagne toast are also included with admission. Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets from $40 in advance; $50 the week of the event.

New Year’s Babble-Eve at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club & Podcast Theater

Hollywood skewer-ers Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith move their usual Saturday routine to Monday for a special New Year’s Eve version of Hollywood Babble-On at John Lovitz Comedy Club. Tickets include champagne, but do not include the comedy club standard of a two-item minimum per person. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 10 p.m. Tickets from $75.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet at Cafe Sierra

FB Tab Icon - CS NYECelebrate the Season at Cafe Sierra Restaurant. Culinary treats will delight your palette and warm your heart. A unique unparalleled buffet experience in Universal City, CA at Cafe Sierra Restaurant. So let the Champagne flow and pile your plate high as we say goodbye to 2012. Beginning at 9:00pm to 1:30am. Tickets are $79 and include Dinner Buffet and Champagne. There is also an early dinner seating available. Visit CafeSierraHilton.com for pricing and more information.

Stay safe no matter your plans and Go Metro for free from 9 p.m. on December 31st to 2 a.m. on January 1st. Or stay traditional and catch a friendly local Yellow Cab.

Universal CityWalk and Chabad of the Valley to Celebrate 11th Annual Festival of Lights

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As part of an 11-year tradition, Universal CityWalk will collaborate with Chabad of the Valley for one of Southern California’s largest Chanukah celebrations featuring a free Festival of Lights concert and the lighting of a 15-foot, 1,000-lb. Menorah. Hundreds will gather at “5 Towers” on Universal CityWalk for the festivities to include Jewish rock bands and Hasidic music with sounds from the 8th Day, Piamenta “The Next Generation,” Pini Cohen and the LA Cheder Boys Choir, while revelers partake in kosher food and dancing.

In attendance you will see familiar local faces including, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Councilmember Dennis Zine, Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel, Universal Studios Hollywood President Larry Kurzweil, Chabad of the Valley’s Rabbi Yossi Baitelman and other Jewish community leaders.

   WHERE:                 “5 Towers” on CityWalk
                                      (located in front of the Cinemas)
                                      100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
   WHEN:                    Sunday, December 9th, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
                                      7:40 p.m. – Official Remarks
                                      7:55 p.m. – Menorah Lighting
   ADMISSION:        FREE

The Chanukah event is part of the overall holiday season at Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios Hollywood which embraces all of the diverse backgrounds and traditions that make up Los Angeles.  As a world-class entertainment destination, The Entertainment Capital of L.A. celebrates the season with live concert performances and thousands of shimmering lights at Universal CityWalk, and at Universal Studios Hollywood, “Grinchmas” features The Grinch, his faithful dog Max, tons of fresh snow, and nightly celebrity readings as part of the lively “Whobilation” tree lighting celebrations.

Get more information at the Chanukah CityWalk Facebook page or follow for updates on twitter.

It’s Never Too Soon To Start Panicking…HHN 2012

Your end draws near as the night grows darker. On select nights September 21 – October 31, face horror’s most terrifying creatures in the flesh at Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore the depths of all-new haunted houses, spine-tingling scare zones, live shows and more. Halloween Horror Nights, featuring AMC’s The Walking Dead, Silent Hill, and Alice Cooper to name a few.

The Walking Dead: Dead Inside and Terror Tram: Invaded by The Walking Dead

AMC’s popular television show gets the HHN haunted house treatment as visitors are cast in the roles of the living trying to escape undead zombies. But wait there’s more (apocalyptic zombie gore)!If guests somehow outrun the flesh-eating creatures in the maze, they’ll also have the chance to contend with the hungry hordes who have infiltrated Universal Studios’ renowned back-lot. Instead of the tight quarters of a haunted house, the Terror Tram will give intrepid visitors the opportunity to see — and become part of the action with — zombies in a cityscape much like the ones depicted on the show. If you think you’ll be able to shy away from the marauding mobs from the safety of the tour tram, think again. Guests will be booted off of the bus to walk among the restless zombies and fend for themselves on the dangerous streets. Good luck!

Welcome Silent Hill

Based on the video games and horror films (a sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will debut just before Halloween) this haunted house will pit guests against knife-bearing wackos, hideously gnarled nurses, and other lovely characters from the series. Despite the name, I’m expecting plenty of piercing shrieks emanating from Silent Hill.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Saw is the Law

Nearly every Halloween haunt has at least one crazed lunatic running around in attack mode with a revved-up chainsaw. The inspiration for all of this lunacy comes from 1974 horror classic, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Instead of referencing the classic, Universal will go straight to the source and retell the lovely tale of Leatherface and and his cadre of cannibals. Visitors to the maze won’t be passively watching the film however; they will become potential victims of the hungry, saw-wielding nut jobs. Sounds like fun!

Alice Cooper – Goes to Hell

012 will be the second year that the classic rocker, who has built a distinctive career out of merging horror with hard rock, will be featured at HHN. His Welcome to My Nightmare maze, which debuted last year in Hollywood, will be crossing the country to give Florida HHN visitors bad dreams this year. An all new 3-D haunted house, Goes to Hell (whose title seems redundant; we all know Alice’s fate), will take its place. Expect plenty of loud music and mascara-streaked characters freaking everybody out.

La Llorona: La Cazadora de Ninos

This is a returning theme from a maze that debuted last year, although the house itself will be updated. It will take its cue from the Latin American legend of the Weeping Woman (or La Llorona), a tragic figure who kills her own children (ninos en Espanol), takes her own life in remorse, and wanders the earth in spirit form weeping for her lost offspring. Sounds like creepy fun in any language.

It’s never to soon to panic. So mark your calendars for this terrifying event. More updates to come along with special hotel rates to make this experience last even longer…

Bloc Source: Universal Studios Hollywood, Halloween Horror Nights 2012

Summers in Universal City Rock

 

Universal CityWalk’s® “5 Towers” state-of-the art concert venue announces a free, outdoor showcase of music and entertainment’s top emerging and established talent. The Music Spotlight Series’ eclectic array of the hottest club and radio DJs, next-generation dance crews and chart-topping recording artists will take to the stage for Spotlight FridaysSpin Saturdays, and Retro Cover Bands and Latin Sundays as part of this unique platform highlighting Los Angeles’ diverse music scene.

Universal CityWalk features free, street entertainment every night of the week spotlighting L.A.’s best musicians, guitarists, pianists, and percussionists – many who have performed concerts throughout the world and have been featured on television.  This summer, live  street entertainment is anchored by themed lineups at “5 Towers” every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a diverse and eclectic offering of music and artists.  Upcoming performances set to heat up the “5 Towers” this summer are as follows:

  • Spotlight Fridays ramp up the weekend with live vocal performances from breakout reality television stars including American Idol season 10 finalist James Durbin and The Voice first season alum, Vicci Martinez.  Established and wildly popular recording artists Dev, from the Far East Movement’s ‘Like a G6’ and R&B singer/rapper/actor, Tyrese, are sure to deliver electrifying performances.
  • Spin Saturdays keep the tempo moving with dueling DJ battles in a turn-table spin-off with beat-catching DJ dance parties rallied by dance crews to keep the crowd jumping.  July’s DJ lineup scorches with a special guest DJ performance by “one of the most sought after DJs in North America,” DJ Spryte, set to rock the stage with his turntable skills.
  • Retro Cover Bands and Latin Sundays are complemented with the highly anticipated Telemundo/mun2 Descarga concert series, entering in its sixth year of phenomenal success at Universal CityWalk breaking emerging artists in the regional Mexican, urban, pop and alternative music categories.  The retro cover band lineups strike a nostalgic beat with an impressive lineup that will spotlight the Spazmatics’ ultimate New Wave 80s show; a cappella groups The Backbeats and Pentatonix from the The Sing-Off; and Metalachi, the first and only heavy metal mariachi band and must-see to believe musical act.

Concert Info

When: June 8- September 3, 2012
Time: Music Spotlight Series begins at 7 p.m on Fridays and Saturdays: 6 p.m. on Sundays (September 2 show begins at 7p.m. and September 3 show begins at 6p.m.)
Where: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, Ca 91608
Cost: Concert is Free; parking is additional

More detailed information on Universal CityWalk’s Music Spotlight Series is available atwww.CityWalkHollywood.com.  Artist announcements and “5 Towers” concert venue events can also be found on Twitter @CityWalkLA and Facebook-Universal CityWalk Hollywood.

 

Spring Break Vacay… Here We Come!

Ah, springtime. Fresh leaves on trees, flowers in bloom and birds chirping… oh who are we kidding? It’s time for Spring Break! Soak up the sun, sand and all that Los Angeles has to offer, while California Dreamin’ your vacation away with family and friends.

Gardens in Bloom

Admire the fragile pink cherry blossoms at Lake Balboa in Van Nuys, where a mile-long footpath begs for a springtime stroll. At The Huntington Botanical Gardens, 14 beautifully maintained themed gardens cover 120 acres of rolling hillsides. Look for bluebells, dogwood, Chinese snowbells and Chinese tulip trees to be in bloom this spring. And about a 20-minute drive from Downtown in La Cañada Flintridge, Descanso Gardens revels in the wonders of spring with special tours, Easter and Earth Day events, and blooms of irises, lilacs, cherry trees, daffodils, azaleas and tulips.

Sandy White Beaches

When you think of Southern California you think beaches. From family fun to beautiful scenic views, California beaches deliver. Venice Beach is an eclectic scene with everything from street performers to the famous Muscle Beach on the boardwalk. Santa Monica beach has something for all ages. Enjoy first class shopping, a vibrant nightlife, LA. art and culture and an amusement park located on the Famous Santa Monica Pier. Malibu beaches off 27 miles of scenic beauty. Home to many celebrities, gives us proof that it is one of the world best beaches. Enjoy walking on the famously long pier or test your surfing abilities at Zuma.

Amusement At It’s Finest

Los Angeles is home to three major theme parks that are guaranteed to make your family scream with excitement. Universal Studios Hollywood, located walking distance from Hilton Universal City hotel, takes you through the movie experience in true Hollywood glamor. Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor are just 30 minutes north. Experience the thrills and excitement of some of the largest roller coasters in the world. Disneyland and California Adventure are just south of the hotel and filled with magic. Visit Mickey and Minnie Mouse at the Happiest Place on Earth while you explore Los Angeles’ must see activities.

Knowledge Can Be Fun

Southern California is rich in culture and has no shortage of museums to explore. From the Natural History Museum to the California Science Center, your family will enjoy learning during their vacation. For those traveling without children, visit the Getty Museum or the Museum of Modern Art. Hollywood Holds many museums like Grauman’s Chinese Theater or the Grammy Museum. Consult this Museum list to pick and plan your favorites.

Stay And Play

Stay with us and play during your Spring Break. We are just minutes from most of these great activities. Splash in the pool, sun in a cabana or dance the night away at one of Citywalk’s nightclubs. Centrally located to LA’s hot spots, the Hilton Universal City is a AAA Four Diamond, environmental and a pet friendly hotel.

Book Ahead and save 15% off our best rate for your California Vacation.

Hollywood Half Marathon wants you to Experience Hollywood!

Make Plans to stick around in town after the Hollywood Half Marathon. Race weekend in Hollywood will be filled with so many fun and exciting activities for runner and spectators!

POST RACE BRUNCH AT THE HARD ROCK

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POST RACE BRUNCH AT THE HARD ROCK .:::. Approx. 7am – 10am .:::. Hard Rock Brunch

After receiving your Hollywood Star on the CityWalk stage, join other runners and spectators for a special brunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. From outside, you can’t miss the Taj Mahal influenced building or the giant Fender guitar fountain that serves as a staple landmark. The interior is also a sight that should not be left unseen. Click here to PURCHASE YOUR DINNER & BRUNCH TICKETS

VISIT MADAME TUSSAUDS

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VISIT MADAME TUSSAUDS .:::. Approx 11am – 12pm .:::. MadameTussauds.com

» Madame Tussauds Hollywood is the best new wax attraction in LA, next to the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where you can see, touch and take photos with Hollywood’s celebrities under one roof! Today’s visitors are sent on a unique, emotionally-charged journey through the realms of the powerful and famous. The museum-style ropes and poles have gone so guests can truly get up, close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, reliving the times, events and moments that made the world talk about them. PRESENT YOUR BIB FOR COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION.

TOUR THE CHINESE THEATRE

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TOUR THE CHINESE THEATRE .:::. Approx 1pm – 2pm .:::. ChineseTheatres.com

The Chinese Theatre is the most sought-after theatre in Hollywood for studio premieres. Fans flock to these events to see the celebrities arrive and walk up the red carpet into the theatre. Rich in movie tradition, with its cement handprints and footprints in the forecourt, the Theatre immortalizes the brightest stars. More than four million visitors from all over the world visit The Chinese Theatre every year. RUNNERS CAN BUY ONE TOUR TICKET & GET ONE FREE FOR A FRIEND.

LUNCH AT THE ROLLING STONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

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LUNCH AT THE ROLLING STONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE .:::.Approx 2:15pm – 3:15pm.:::. RollingStoneLA.com

Take a tour of rock history while enjoying lunch at the Rolling Stones Restaurant & Lounge. Listen for tunes from bands such as Led Zeppelin or The Black Crowes while appreciating artful photographs of rock stars such as Little Richard and Sid Vicious covering the walls. The pictures are accompanied by framed quotes from musicians, each one a little snippet of wisdom dispensed by some of our greatest poets. LUNCH SPECIAL AVAILABLE FOR HOLLYWOOD HALF MARATHON PARTICIPANTS & SPECTATORS.

RIDE THE TMZ HOLLYWOOD TOUR BUS

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RIDE THE TMZ HOLLYWOOD TOUR BUS .:::. Approx 3:30pm – 5:30pm .:::. StarlineTours.com

This one of a kind “Show on Wheels” is produced by the same team behind TMZ.COM and TMZ TV — so you’ll get hilarious videos, secrets that aren’t revealed on the TV show or the website, even games where you could win free stuff. The tour takes place on a custom-designed, 24-passenger bus with a state-of-the-art audio/video system and TMZ Guides ready to stop the bus, interview celebrities and send the footage directly back to the TMZ Newsroom. DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS OF RUNNERS.

HAPPY HOUR AT INFUSION LOUNGE

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HAPPY HOUR AT INFUSION LOUNGE .:::. Approx 6pm – 7pm .:::. LA.InfusionLounge.com

Located in the world famous Universal CityWalk, Infusion Lounge is the ideal setting for a relaxing cocktail after a long day of walking and running through the streets of Hollywood. Get together with friends and other runners to hang out with the latest Top 40 mash-ups, house tracks and hip-hop music spinning in the background. Select from an extensive list of premium beverages or let the friendly mixologists at Infusion Lounge prepare an exotic signature cocktail for you. ADMISSION IS FREE DURING HAPPY HOUR FROM 6PM – 9PM.

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY AT THE SUPPER CLUB

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DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY AT THE SUPPER CLUB.:::. Approx 9pm – ??? .:::. SupperClub.com

The Supper Club constantly attracts A-List celebs, so if you’re looking for a place to go where you can party with Hollywood’s hottest stars, this is the spot for you. Whether you’re sitting on the plush bed-like couches, or working up a sweat on the dance floor, you will notice the unique flair in entertainment!

New Years Eve Glitters Gold In LA

New Year’s Eve is a magical night in Los Angeles. Bring in your New Year with all the glitz and glam only the Motion Picture Capital of the world can offer. Party at countdown bashes or dance the night away  and ring in the New Year Los Angeles style.

Wherever you go, remember to be safe and Go Metro for free from 9 p.m. on December 31st to 2 a.m. on January 1st. Or let someone else do the driving and catch a ride from Yellow Cab.

Universal CityWalk Hollywood’s New Years Eve Countdown Bash

Be amazed with a firework show at midnight.  The party goes from 9pm to 12:30am and is free to all. Parking  before 6 pm, $15 general/$20 preferred, after 6 pm $40 general, $45 valet. Go early for dinner at one of the many restaurants located on Citywalk.

Black and White Ball at Grauman’s Chinese Theater

Make your New Years Eve like a movie at Grauman’s Chinese Theater.  New 3D movie screens will play black & white movies all night long. The party gets started at 9pm to 2am. General Admission tickets are $65 in advance, including open bar. VIP tickets: $155 include separate entrance.

Carnevale di Venzia at Playhouse Hollywood

Cloak yourself in mystery this New Year’s Eve as you experience a grand transformation into Carnevale di Venezia. Party where Bohemian-chic meets mystery while a DJ spins some tunes.  The mystery begins at 9pm to 2 am. General Admission tickets start at $100 at the door, including open bar.

W Hollywood New Years Eve

Have a magical New Years at the Luxurious W in Hollywood and feel like a King.Tickets include open bar all night! This is a New Years Party you will not want to miss! This extravagant party starts at 9pm to 2am. General Admission tickets start at $100 and Open Bar included with general admission.

New Year’s Show with Shahram Solati and Helen

Start 2012 in style with a returning LA  favorite! Enjoy the finest Champagne following the New Year’s Eve countdown, dance all night, and celebrate with Shahram & Helen until early in the morning. Doors open at the prestigious Universal Hilton at 7:30 and the party ends at 1am.  General Admission tickets run from$135 to $175, including dinner buffet.

Las Palmas Avenue 2012 New Years Eve Block Party

3 of LA’s Hottest Clubs creating Hollywood’s Biggest Bash! When the countdown begins this New Years Eve, reward yourself with premier dance floors & Champagne Toasts. The most anticipated party in Los Angeles goes from 9pm to 2am. Tickets start at $75, including an open bar.

Cleopatra’s 2nd Annual 2012 New Year’s Eve Ball

Celebrate NYE along the Walk of Fame in the World Famous Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre with Hollywood’s Best DJs spinning Top 40, hip-hop mash-ups, balloon drop, confetti blast, giant & LED light show. The glamour continues from 9pm to 2am. Prices for this event start at $85, including an open bar.

Bootlegger’s Ball at The Edison

On New Years Eve, experience the unparalleled Cabaret Ball featuring an  electrifying performance by Lindsay and the All-Nighters. Allow aerialists, dancers and a host of gifted eccentrics for unique and unforgettable journey into 2012. Doors open at 7pm to 2am. Tickets start at $75.

RESTAURANTS

Gourmands have plenty of options on New Year’s Eve, with restaurants throughout the city offering a mouth-watering selection of menus and multiple seatings to welcome the new year.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet at Cafe Sierra

Celebrate the Season at Cafe Sierra Restaurant. Culinary treats will delight your palette and warm your heart. A unique unparalleled buffet experience in Universal City, CA at Cafe Sierra Restaurant. So let the Champagne flow and pile your plate high as we say goodbye to 2011. Beginning at 5:30pm to 1:30am. Tickets are $79 and include Dinner Buffet and Champagne.

Holidays at 5 Towers

A great place to celebrate the holidays is Universal Citywalk. Decorated with festive Holiday decor,  CityWalk will also have live entertainment like the Mariachi Divas. The Grammy Award winning group will spice up your season with  Latin flair. They will perform on December 16th with time to be announced. Visit the official website for up to date details.

Pull out your Christmas wish list and get your family Christmas pictures with their “Rockin” Santa! The light and music show will run every 20 minutes, and will continue throughout the month of December. If you want to dance off some stress, there’s also a CityWalk DJ Dance Party from 7 to 10 on Friday & Saturday nights. Let Universal Studios Citywalk Hollywood cheerfully party you through this season.