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Winter at The Grove

Red lights and fountain at Grove Winter Wonderland LA

LA's' top shopping, dining and lifestyle destination is getting festive this holiday season. The Grove's Winter Wonderland celebration brings the joys of Christmas to SoCal with a celebration of lights and snow. Whether you live right in the studio apartments in Los Angeles or all the way up in Sacramento, this is one event you won't want to miss.

The Best of Both Worlds

There's nothing quite like an East Coast Christmas. Coming inside from the cold to warm yourself by a roaring fire, building a snowman in the front yard, and watching snowflakes drift down from above. If your holiday plans don't include traveling to the other side of the country this year, you can still enjoy experience the same feeling right in LA.

Sure, you still won't be able to build a snowman in your yard, but you won't have to deal with freezing temperatures and hazardous roads either. This spectacular event at the Grove combines the best aspects of both worlds throughout the month of December.

What to Expect

Every inch of The Grove will be covered in holiday decorations complete with a 100-foot Christmas tree, trolley, and Santa's workshop. With so much to see and do at the Grove already, it can be a little overwhelming if this is your first Winter Wonderland experience.

To make the most of your time here, start your sightseeing adventure at The Original Farmers Market on the outskirts. Here, you'll find a Christmas tree and fabulous window displays. From there, you can follow the trolley tracks outside and over to The Grove.

Palm trees decorated with red, white and green lights line the cross streets, which are adorned with enormous star ornaments. In the middle of it all sits Santa's workshop where you can get in line to have a professional picture taken with Santa himself. If that isn't your cup of tea, then stop in the various stores lining both sides of the street for a shopping extravaganza.

Afterwards, head over to the neon Grove sign in front of the movie theater and make your way to the center court's water fountain from there. You'll be able to stop into plenty of stores, grab a bite to eat, or even a drink along the way. Once you're at the fountain, take a moment to admire it. Grove sets the jets to sync up with their holiday music, and it's pretty impressive. Directly above rests Santa's sled and reindeer suspended in the air.

Just around the corner sits the famous 100 foot Christmas tree gleaming with red and gold ornaments, which is where the show will take place. Every evening at 7 and 8 pm the restored green trolley rolls down the tracks in front of the fountain, featuring a host of Christmas characters like gingerbread men and performers decked in holiday clothes who dance to various Christmas tunes.

The real magic begins when the snowman appears on top of the trolley, who commands it to start snowing. All of a sudden, snowflakes fall all over The Grove to the tune of White Christmas by Bing Crosby. The production really brings the spirit of the holidays to life, ushering in the season and bringing smiles to everyone's faces. After the show ends, don't forget to cross the bridge and check out the cascading waterfall. It's surrounded by even more Christmas trees decorated in sparkling white lights.

Parking, Placement, and Timing

The Grove is busy on a normal day, but this month long event draws in an enormous crowd from the entire Los Angeles area. It's highly recommended to arrive an hour before the show if you want to find a decent spot. Some stores will validate parking along with a purchase, but chances are you'll end up walking a little bit. Luckily, you don't have to do so in 20 degree temperatures.

Once you do find a spot, make sure to head straight for the center court with the water fountain. This will let you find a good spot to watch the festivities. If you happen to have plenty of time to kill, there's plenty of shopping opportunities and delicious food to keep you occupied. Just be sure to make your way to the center court 15-20 minutes before showtime. It's worth the wait.

Studio Apartments in Los Angeles

Those living at Atelier are close enough to The Grove to enjoy these festivities and all that the chic mall has to offer any time of the year. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, this glass structure gives residents a front row seat to the cultural destinations and rich tapestry of DTLA. Museums, fine dining, and world-class entertainment are all at your fingertips.

The Atelier community offers thoughtfully designed living spaces with spacious floor plans and serene views of the city. German hardwood-style flooring blends seamlessly with floor to ceiling windows, complete with roll down treatments. Quarts countertops with an eat-in bar are accentuated by polished chrome Brizo fixtures and under-cabinet lighting that illuminates the full-height quartz backsplashes.

Italian cabinetry and Bosch stainless steel appliances speak to the elegance of each living space, while front loading washers and dryers offer the privacy residents desire. Nest thermostats create a finishing touch that reduces your carbon footprint, while 5-star personal assistance tends to your every need.

The community itself is a collection of high-end amenities tailored to a wide variety of lifestyles. An expansive fitness center, yoga studio, and yoga terrace are here to keep you in shape. Screening rooms and private event lounges create the ultimate entertainment for guests, while the business lounge and conference rooms cater to the entrepreneur. Even our furry guests are treated to the finer things in life with a pet spa and run space.

After a long day, come home and relax at the Skyline terrace complete with splash pool and cabanas. Enjoy a nutrient rich meal on the private dining terrace, or relax around the fire pits and play a game of bocce ball.

These homes boast the finest in luxury living, evolved by design. Welcome to the place where art and culture meet. Welcome to Atelier.