Lighting Celebration Kicks off Holiday Season in Beverly Hills

Thousands of community members and visitors gathered along Rodeo Drive on Nov. 18 to celebrate the annual Holiday Lighting Celebration. The street glowed with ornate and whimsical decorations, bedecked in jewel tones and strung-up with lights, in the first such event in over 18 months. 

Visitors enjoyed numerous performances held on three stages along the street. For the first time in the event’s history, the city joined forces with the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills to present the cast of the “Love Actually LIVE.” The Lighting Celebration included additional musical, dance, and acrobatic performances. 

The event culminated in an address by Mayor Bob Wunderlich and the Beverly Hills City Council, who nodded to the difficulty of the COVID-19 era while expressing hope for the future. In a gesture of hope for that future, the ceremony ended with a dazzling fireworks show. 

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