This holiday season, give your family a one-of-a-kind gift that won’t soon be forgotten: a vacation in Hollywood! What better time than the season of magic and joy to visit the city that’s got a magic of its own. And while Los Angeles isn’t known for its white Christmases, the city of move magic is no stranger to creating picturesque scenes that will make you think you’ve been picked up and placed in another part of the world. This means can get the winter wonderland experience if you’d like, without the cold and the hassle!
Spice up your trip with top Los Angeles attractions, and use the Smart Destinations’ Los Angeles Holiday Attractions package to get the biggest bang for your buck. All four attractions on this pass, the Dolby Theater Tour, Madam Tussauds Hollywood, the Hollywood Movie Stars Home Tour and the Redline Tour of Hollywood, are conveniently located along Hollywood Boulevard, so you’ll have no trouble fitting them all in, even if you’ve got other family obligations or holiday events to attend.
First, take a tour of the famed Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) and get behind-the-scenes at the venue that hosts the annual Academy Awards ceremony. If this sounds appealing, you can also check out what holiday shows the Dolby Theater is presenting while you’re in town. If you’re lucky, maybe you can catch the Brian Setzer Christmas Rocks tour for its 10th anniversary show.
Then, see what the stars are up to at Madam Tussauds Hollywood. The life-like wax figures of your favorite celebrities are real enough that you can fool your friends back home with pictures. Plus, a photograph with your favorite celeb beats just about any stocking stuffer.
Next, the Hollywood Movie Stars Homes Tour is extra special during the holiday season because if anyone knows how to go all out with the most tasteful seasonal decor, it’s your favorite extravagant Hollywood celebrities. You’ll see the homes of Tom Cruise, Barbara Streisand, Bruce Willis, Nicholas Cage, Ozzy Osbourne, and Christina Aguilera – just to name a few.
Finally, no visit to Hollywood is complete without a journey down Hollywood Boulevard to see the Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Grauman’s Egyptian Theater, the Roosevelt Hotel, and of course, the Hollywood Sign. With a Red Line Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour, you’ll not only see all these famous landmarks, you’ll also hear the incredible backstories behind them all.
And if you’re looking for some more holiday cheer, don’t miss the celebrated Hollywood Christmas Parade, held the Sunday after Thanksgiving, or later in the season, the free L.A. Count Holiday Celebration at the Music Center.
These are just a few of the Los Angeles attractions you’ll have the chance to visit during the holiday season in Los Angeles. To see what else there is to do, check out what other Los Angeles attractions are available with a Go Los Angeles Card, which offers up to 55% off gate prices to the most popular attractions.