Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration with David Foster and Katharine McPhee
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sixteen-time Grammy award-winning musician, songwriter and producer David Foster and acclaimed singer, television and Broadway star Katharine McPhee will perform live with new holiday songs, along with favorite classics.
This year’s “Beverly Hills Express” theme along Rodeo Drive will encompass a spectacular stationary train display from Wilshire Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard. The beautiful, bright red glittering train engine and caboose, along with luxury vintage passenger cars in bright red and blue with matching holiday packages and ornaments, will be stacked high to sparkle across the famous drive.
“The holidays are truly a special time of year and Beverly Hills is the place where the magic happens!” said Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse. “This year is going to be the best celebration yet with incredible performances on Rodeo Drive and beautiful lights and décor through the entire City with special nightly lighting projection surprises on City Hall! The vibrant energy on our streets, in our restaurants and shops that bring us together is exactly what we’ve all been looking forward to!”
Rodeo Drive will glisten with wonder with three exciting performance zones, delectable food and fanciful photo opportunities engaging guests throughout the evening.
The center median palm trees of Rodeo Drive will be embellished with dripping lights while the tree trunks will be wrapped with festive warm, white lights to illuminate the track for the “Beverly Hills Express.”
In a memorable moment, Mayor Bosse and City Councilmembers will countdown the crowd and illuminate Rodeo Drive’s center median bringing to life the “Beverly Hills Express” in its full adornment. Finally, the crescendo of the evening begins with the arrival of Santa Claus and of course no lighting celebration would be complete without a spectacular fireworks finale dazzling in the night sky.
“Rodeo Drive’s Beverly Hills Express is a glittering example of a luxury street on the move and keeping up its momentum as a thriving retail destination,” said Rodeo Drive Committee President, Kathy Gohari. “We’re thrilled and honored that David Foster and Katharine McPhee will perform their new holiday songs for the first time on the street, bringing in the holiday spirit in style. Next stop Rodeo Drive!”
The holiday festivities will continue across the City through the New Year with the following installations available for viewing nightly: Glowing Gardens at Beverly Cañon Gardens; the “Lights on the Lily Pond” at the Beverly Hills Lily Pond on Santa Monica Boulevard; and the “Unwrap the Magic at Beverly Hills City Hall” projection show viewable nightly on the iconic Beverly Hills City Hall Tower. There will also be a family friendly celebration for children of all ages, Holidays at Greystone Mansion & Gardens, on December 3 & 4, 2022.
Photo: The Morelli Brothers | @morellibrothers