Dodger's Holiday Festival
LOS ANGELES, CA – The fun of winter returned to Dodger Stadium this year, with the annual holiday festival that includes an ice skating rink, lots of food and treats and also a visit from Santa.
Dozens of young people work at the holiday festival. Shamira Clark, who is on the Santa’s helpers staff said, “I think this event is super important, especially after last year people didn’t get to connect with their families, friends with magic as much as we normally do for the holidays.
The Dodger’s festival is just one of hundreds of seasonal events taking place around California. To the south of the stadium in Palos Verdes is the GLOW event which is a visually stunning art installation that transforms the South Coast Botanic Garden’s lush botanic oasis into an oceanic experience. It has a Garden Lights & Ocean Waters theme using thousands of lights and set to music of genres.
Hundreds of people attend the festival each season to see light displays, holiday-themed food and beverages. Plus, there is always the long line for taking photos with Santa Claus and the chance to go skating. Joseph Tafur said the holiday festival and the chance to skate
“Brings everybody together” and it’s something to do after Thanksgiving instead of going shopping.
Tickets start at $20 and are available online. Admission is free for children under three years old. Tickets are sold in two time slots per day for people who want to enter before 7 p.m. or after 7 p.m. It’s done that way to minimize overcrowding at the festival. Parking is relatively inexpensive starting at $12 and parking reservations can be booked in advance online. The organizers also let guests visit the newly-renovated Dodger’s centerfield plaza where they can enjoy nightly entertainment until the festival ends on December 31.
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