Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony
A shimmering glow of nearly 150,000 lights will brighten Rodeo Drive this holiday season, during the annual Beverly Hills Holiday Lighting Ceremony on November 23, 2014. In celebration of their 250th anniversary, the world-renowned French luxury lifestyle brand Baccarat, has partnered with Gearys Beverly Hills to hang 16 full size Baccarat chandeliers over the famed street. The festivities will feature the seasonal spectacular lighting of the holiday lights, a fireworks show and a confetti “snow” shower, heralding the arrival of the 2014 Holidays. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 23, 2014 beginning at 6:00pm on the 300 block of Rodeo Drive near the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Brighton Way. The ceremony is open to the public.
Lining the median of Rodeo Drive between Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards will be 16 full size Baccarat chandeliers, brilliantly lit birch trees, 42 iridescent palm trees, and hundreds of vibrant red poinsettias. Picturesque holiday banners of chandeliers will be displayed along the street. 2 Rodeo and the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, will be radiant with more than 50,000 lights in celebration of the holiday season with another 100,000 red and white twinkle lights along the famed boulevard.
“As Beverly Hills commemorates its centennial year, we are once again partnering with Baccarat to make our ceremony a truly spectacular night,” said Mayor Bosse. “We invite the entire community to join us for an enchanting lighting ceremony to celebrate the holidays and these two major milestones.”
“Rodeo Drive’s classic holiday décor celebrates the season with artistry and style,” says Mark Tronstein, President of the Rodeo Drive Committee. “This elegant installation creates a festive atmosphere for the Beverly Hills community and all of Rodeo Drive’s visitors during the holiday season.”
“We tried to include something magical for everyone,” states Shermeen Greenmum, Chairman of this year’s Holiday festivities.
Rodeo Drive, internationally recognized as the intersection of fashion and entertainment, is a unique destination for both Southern California residents, as well as visitors from around the globe. The more than 100 distinguished retailers all help create an unparalleled atmosphere only found on the three blocks of this famed street. For more information about Rodeo Drive, please visit www.rodeodrive-bh.com. On Twitter at @RodeoDriveBH. #RodeoDriveHoliday #JoytotheHills #OnlyOnRodeo