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It’s the most beautiful time of the year again! This year, we’ve combined the BEST activities we could think of that would make anyone feel the holiday spirit and enjoy LA the most. Here are the top activities to do in LA so you’ll know what to do during the holidays:

  1. Ice Skate At L.A Live 
The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice presented by Coca-Cola brings outdoor ice skating to L.A. LIVE on Xbox Plaza right out front of STAPLES Center. Skate your way into the holiday season and enjoy the rink while it is here for a limited season. The LA Kings Holiday Ice rink will be open from November 27, 2021, through January 7, 2022. Bring your friends, family, date, or enjoy the rink before and after a sports game or concert!

2. Let it GLOW At The South Coast Botanic Garden

South Coast Botanic Garden’s GLOW (or Garden Lights & Ocean Waters) has been reimagined for its sophomore year. Guests can expect a better and brighter experience. Food, drinks, music, and a transformative Garden featuring thousands of lights will have you hanging on the beach, drinking cocktails on the bayou, and chasing waterfalls. And a stunning kelp forest will take your breath away and spark your interest in the beauty of the sea. This year’s exhibit also includes interactive experiences and themed nights (more information coming).

3. The Elf On The Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey

With Christmas Spirit running low, Santa’s sleigh had to make an emergency landing. Now, Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman and Santa’s best Scout Elves need your help! Join them on a quest to build more Christmas Spirit, as you and your elf-loving crew magically shrink down to elf size and embark on a fun expedition through dazzling outdoor winter wonderland to help repair Santa’s sleigh!

4. Drinks at Tinseltown Pop-up Bar

If you love Christmas and getting into the festive spirit then this is the bar for you. This bar will be decked out in all the festive glory from trees to tinsel galore.  Expect Chrstimas tunes, Christmas drinks and of course more tinsel than you can shake your cracker at.
This pop up will be running across  December – so if you’re not a scrooge then come get some much needed festive cheer here at Tinseltown.

5. Volunteer Or Donate To The LA Food Bank

Every $1 donated provides enough food for 4 meals to feed hungry children, seniors and families.

6. Explore The Dodgers Holiday Festival

The 2021 Dodgers Holiday Festival will feature an open-air ice skating rink in the outfield and Northern Lights display, among other interactive areas.The Holiday Festival will be open from 5-10 p.m. PT on weekdays, and 3-10 p.m. on weekends, beginning Friday, November 26, and extending through December 31, 2021.

7. Festival Of Lights At The Mission Inn

For 29 years the Festival of Lights has brought us tremendous joy in presenting it to this wonderful Inland Southern California community.  The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa’s Annual Festival of Lights accent the holidays in a very special way. 
The Festival of Lights will commence the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 26, 2021, and The Inn’s six-week holiday merriment will be celebrated until Thursday, January 6, 2022.

8. See an Outdoor Holiday Movie

Why watch movies indoors, when you can enjoy the holiday cheers and ambiance outdoors? Watching your favorite holiday movies has never been jollier!

9. SkyPark at Santa’s Village

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, visit the North Pole, go ice skating, or treat yourself to a special holiday experience like cookie decorating.
Santa’s Village at Skypark is a Lake Arrowhead Christmas staple, and for good reason. Ask a local and they’ll tell you it’s not the holidays without a cup of cocoa at the North Pole. Discover all the magic that awaits at Santa’s Village Lake Arrowhead

How To Sell Your Home During The Holidays

It’s a known fact that the real estate market slows down during the holiday season. Not surprising, most people wouldn’t necessarily find it “joyous” to move out or move in during such a festive time. However, there are a lot of advantages to selling one’s property during this holiday period. So, if you’re serious about selling your home, here are some tips to help you sell during the holidays.

Deck the halls, but don’t get carried away. 

Homeowners regularly put their home’s best foot forward during special times of year, yet merchants ought to be mindful so as not to try too hard on the stylistic theme. Decorations that are too big or too plentiful can swarm your home and distract purchasers. Likewise, avoid alienating buyers by picking general fall and winter decor rather than things with religious affiliations.

Hire a dependable realtor. 

That’s somebody who will work hard and won’t ghost you during Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s. Ask your peers as to whether they can recommend a listing agent who will go above and beyond. One who will exceed all expectations to get your home sold. This will give you time to relax and give you more opportunity to enjoy the season. 

Source serious buyers. 

Anybody house hunting during special times of year should have a valid reason for doing so. Work with your agent to target purchasers who are on a cutoff time, including but not limited to, individuals relocating for work, financial backers on charge cutoff times, undergrads, staff, and military faculty, on the off chance that you live close to a military base.

Price it correctly. 

Regardless of  the season, a house that is evaluated low for the market will cause purchasers to feel optimistic. Rather than making small value decreases over time, many realtors encourage sellers to cut their costs prior to putting a home up for sale.

Prioritize curb appeal. 

When fall hits and the trees begin to lose their leaves, retaining the exterior of your home turns out to be more significant. Bald trees make for a  more exposed home, so finish up the paint, tidy the drains and maintain the yard. Keep in mind the buyer’s safety by ensuring steps and walkways are clear of snow, ice and leaves.

Take first rate real estate photographs. 

Once the weather cools down and the days shorten, homebuyers are probably going to begin their house hunt from the comfort of their own homes by browsing on the Internet. Establishing a good first impression by offering an abundance of complimentary, top-notch photographs of your home. If you can, have a summer or spring photograph of your home accessible so they can see how the property would look all year-round.

Make video tours. 

You’ll get less walk-ins during the holidays because of the cooler climate, less daylight, and vacation plans. Be that as it may, shooting a video tour and posting it on social media might draw in house hunters who don’t have the opportunity to truly see your home or would prefer not to venture out. 

Provide a place to get warm.

Make your home feel comfortable and welcoming during showings by keeping the interior warm, playing delicate traditional music, and offering hand-crafted festive treats. When you encourage purchasers by investing more energy into your home, you likewise give them a greater opportunity to appreciate its best elements.

Offer seasonal joy through financing. 

Lenders can be Scrooges nowadays, however in the event that you have the means, why not offer a home credit to a genuine buyer? You could get a decent rate of return on your cash.

Unwind — the New Year is not too far ahead. 

Holidays are stressful enough with presents to buy, meals to prepare, and family members to spend time with. Pause for a minute to remind yourself that if by chance you don’t get to sell now, you can always try again next year, which, fortunately, will only be a couple of days away.

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