Although it’s December and it’s still 80 degrees outside, the warm weather does not kill the holiday spirit in Los Angeles. Whether it’s seeing the beautifully decorated huge houses of Beverly Hills, or enjoying the fake snow at The Grove, there’s always something to do to get you excited for the best time of the year.
The Grove is a shopping area and farmer’s market located about 20 minutes from UCLA. During the holidays, it’s decorated with a giant Christmas tree, tons of lights, Santa and his reindeer, and even fake snow!! My friend and I had dinner there as a 10th week study break.
One of my favorite things to do in Los Angeles during the holidays is to go ice skating in Pershing Square in the heart of Downtown. It’s so surreal and awesome to ice skate in the middle of all the big buildings when it’s nowhere close to freezing outside! Me and my friend went as a celebratory “done with finals” trip last weekend!