What there is to know
- There are a number of events in November and December that add extra excitement to Avalon
- Mount Ada is hosting a holiday open house on December 1
- New Years Eve gala returns to famous casino ballroom on December 31
Snow? Santa’s sleigh crosses it, at high speed, to deliver all kinds of sweet gifts to millions of homes on Christmas Eve.
But there is a way to quickly get around what snow is, when it’s not cold, and have an exuberant assortment of sunny seasonal adventures.
We’re talking about taking a boat across the water, which is kind of like a sled sliding over frozen H2O, when you think about it in a fanciful, not too serious way.
And this boat? It’s heading to Catalina Island, an enchanting destination surrounded by water that increases the festive fun when December rolls around.
And that sand-adjacent glitter will be fully on display and festive around Avalon, the island’s largest city, over several dates to come.
Look for an open house vacation at Mount Ada, the beautiful structure built by William Wrigley Jr. a century ago.
Admission to the December 1 event is $ 10, and “… guests will enjoy baked goods, live music from the Bierman brothers, photo ops with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, as well as as several raffles and a silent auction to raise funds for local nonprofits. “
From December 4 to 11, a ‘shopping extravaganza’ will flourish around the charming boutiques of Avalon, with the chance to decorate gingerbread houses, enjoy singers and participate in a ‘virtual treasure hunt’. (with prices).
A toy drive is underway at the Hermosa Hotel through December 20, while a mailbox configured for “Dear Santa” letters will be located at Arcade Atwater through December 17.
What about the casino ballroom? Not only does it sport its most Christmas hues when the stars come out at night, but its most starry night is yet to come: New Years Eve.
A gourmet buffet, music, and the chance to dress up in one of California’s most vintage party spaces are all part of this gala, which will soon be celebrating its 50th anniversary (the Casino Building, of course, will be celebrating its 100th anniversary). at the end of this decade).
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