Holidays at Caruso: Snowfalls, Santa Sightings, Festive Dining & More

Photo Credit:  Caruso.

This holiday season, Caruso warmly invites locals and visitors to indulge in the spirit of the season across Los Angeles at The Grove ,The Americana at Brand and Palisades Village.

The iconic properties will be transformed into festive wonderlands, each one thoughtfully decked out in holiday décor set against a majestic centerpiece: a stunning Christmas Tree, soaring high above guests and brimming with baubles, bows and bells for all to admire

Amongst a calendar of robust holiday programming, carolers and brass bands will serve as the soundtrack to shopping and dining, while the famed fountains at The Grove and The Americana at Brand dance to beloved holiday tunes.

“Caruso has become synonymous with Christmas in California,” says Sunil Watumull, Caruso’s Executive Vice President of Operations. “Our properties are alive with the magic of the season: glittering lights, merry melodies and nightly snowfalls. We take great pride in being a part of so many cherished traditions for our communities and look forward to granting every holiday wish our guests may have this year.”


Flurries Without the Frost Bite

Those longing for a glimpse of snow can head to The Grove and The Americana at Brand, which will host twice nightly snowfalls, transforming the properties into Winter Wonderlands – without the freezing temperatures (November 26 – December 25 at 7 and 8 p.m.)

Meet Santa Aboard His New Sleigh

Santa Claus will wave hello, wishing guests a holly, jolly season as he rides through The Grove and The Americana at Brand aboard his newest sleigh: a festive Trolley. The twice-nightly appearances will be complemented by snowfall and brass band performances. (November 26 – December 25, 7 & 8 pm.)

For the ultimate family photo, guests can reserve a private trolley ride with Old St. Nick at The Grove. Packages include a personal meet-and-greet with Santa along with a choice from classic sips and sweets or a four-course dinner served on the Trolley. (November 26 – December 24, by reservations only via Bistro1759@caruso.com).

The Festival of Lights

In celebration of Chanukah, The Grove and Palisades Village will light their menorahs each evening from November 28 to December 5. In partnership with the Chabad Jewish Community Center of Pacific Palisades, Palisades Village will host a community menorah lighting ceremony on the first night of the holiday, November 28. The Grove, together with Village Synagogue, will celebrate the holiday with a ceremonial lighting on the evening of December 2.

Spirited Dining

Home to the city’s hottest dining destinations, there is no shortage of choice when it comes to holiday gatherings at Caruso. Enjoy Fountain-side dining at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and La Piazza at The Grove, or take in views of one of the tallest Christmas trees in California on Bar Verde’s balcony. Home to the city’s hottest dining destinations, there is no shortage of choice when it comes to holiday gatherings at Caruso. Enjoy Fountain-side dining at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and La Piazza at The Grove, or take in views of one of the tallest Christmas trees in California on Bar Verde’s balcony. Guests can also enjoy a meal along the trolley tracks at The Americana at Brand at Amici Trattoria and Ombra Cocktail Bar, or sample festive libations including Hot Toddy’s and Champagne cocktails at Palisades Village’s Hank’s and The Draycott.

Gifting Made Easy

Finding the perfect gift will be a breeze this season with help from Caruso Concierge. The award-winning Concierge is available to all guests, with an array of five-star services including private shopping appointments, gift wrapping services, dining reservations, movie tickets, and more.

For more information on this season’s happenings at The Grove, The Americana at Brand and Palisades Village and more, please visit Winterland.Caruso.com.

Credit: Caruso.

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