"The sun is shining,
The grass is green,
The orange and palm trees sway.
I've never seen such a day
In Beverly Hills LA. ... "
New York may have a a better chance at a white Christmas ... but California still has the dazzle! Check out what's happening this year as the holiday season kicks off with spectacular events and mega-watt light shows in a California city near you.
DID YOU KNOW? California Christmas fun facts
Disneyland, decked out for the holidays.
• Every year, Christmas in Disneyland translates to over 7,000 feet of ribbon, more than 2,015 feet of garland, and 10,395 Christmas lights. And that's just on Main Street.
• From 6pm to 9pm each evening through the season you can count on snow to fall every hour on the hour at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood. Also don't miss (you really won't be able to) the giant Christmas tree decorated with 200,000 choreographed lights.
• The US has an official Christmas tree located in King's Canyon National Park in California. It's a 300-foot high giant sequoia called the "General Grant Tree" and was named the official Christmas tree in 1925.
More information about Christmas in California around the Web:
Hollywood Christmas parade route
24 Reasons to Love Christmas in LA - Check out this eye-catching guide detailing what you'll find around town at Christmas including the Hollywood Christmas Parade, Disneyland at Christmas, "Grinchmas" at Universal Studios, Christmas boat parades, and yes, outdoor ice skating!
Hollywood Christmas Parade - Facts, information & history behind the Tinsel Town celebration including pictures, parade route map, contact details.
del Rey Boat Parade - This year's schedule and entry form, information on prizes for best theme, lights & music, plus
lots of history and fun facts on the annual nautical Christmas tribute.
Great Dickens Christmas Fair - San Francisco's celebration where visitors meet with all the popular Dicken's characters,
enjoy Victorian fare and libations and otherwise kick back for holiday fun. Includes admission prices, schedule, contact details.
Bracebridge Dinner "Christmas in Yosemite" - Join the fun in the manor hall at the Ahwahnee Hotel for an 18th century Christmas celebration in jolly old England, with information on booking, the complete menu, and contact details.