Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Free Holiday Cheer

If you're like me and you're going to stay in Los Angeles for the holidays because you don't want to give ALL of your money to the airlines, or simply because you're originally from here (you two know who you are), here is a short list of things to do and enjoy for a Merry L.A. Holiday!

1. Enjoy the lack of CARS on the highway!  The holidays are my favorite time of the year in L.A. because everyone goes away to see their family!  Nobody is actually from L.A. anymore, so the ten or so people that are left in L.A. can enjoy the use of the 405 freeway without having to worry about traffic!

2. Enjoy the lack of PEOPLE in L.A.!  If there was anything popular that you wanted to do, now is the time to do it.  There won't be a crowd so you can enjoy yourself, even if you go on a weekend.  I recommend going to the tourist traps, the museums or the fancy night clubs you could never get in to.  This is the one and only time where you can show up to a night club with 10 guys and you might actually get in!

3. Frolic in the snow.  You don't have to drive to Mt. High or Big Bear to get some "snow".  Many of the malls around L.A. are having Holiday shows and magical snowfall twice a night.  The Grove and The Howard Hughes Center are a few examples.

4. Enjoy neighborhood holiday light displays.  There are many neighborhoods that go all out with their holiday light decorations.  You can cruise with your car or park and walk.  Be aware that if you cruise in one of the popular neighborhoods, you might be committed to a couple of hours because of the traffic.  Bring your hybrid!  I went to see Candy Cane Lane in Torrance's Sleepy Hollow neighborhood.  Here are some of the highlights:

Happy L.A. Holiday, everyone!

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