Mary Saunders from Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau was in Sydney this week to share details about the return of BOLD Holidays, a festivity that kicks off on 15 November with the Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration.
BOLD sees the City of Beverly Hills transform into a colourful wonderland during the holiday season. Displays include an array of sparkling lights on Rodeo Drive, interactive décor in Beverly Canon Gardens, LED icicles suspended over North Beverly Drive, vibrantly illuminated columns and obelisks on South Beverly and North Canon Drives, and a vivid BOLD sign and bright lotus flowers, located in beautiful Beverly Gardens Park.
Saunders, VP Business Development for BHCVB said the event will run in the evening through until 22 December on Friday and Saturday nights. This year’s BOLD will see shopping hours extended and there will be live entertainment and performances, art installations and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Participation is free (unless noted).
Highlights of BOLD include:
Beginning November 15, interactive artist Alexa Meade returns to Beverly Hills to create a unique holiday pop-up experience. Visitors will be invited to step into two-dimensional paintings and interact with the installations by donning hand-painted attire and accessories, providing guests with fun, colourful and memorable photo opportunities. Special appearances will be made by the artist on select dates throughout the season.
BOLD RIDES (17, 24 NOV & 1, 8 DEC)
Be our guest for an exciting ride around town in a luxury or exotic automobile provided by Midway Car Rental, such as a Lamborghini Huracan or Ferrari California, to experience some of the city’s holiday lights.
AWE-INSPIRING MOTORCYCLE COACHES MAKE THEIR DEBUT (14, 15, 21, 22 DEC)
Beverly Hills has partnered with motorcycle coach company, QuinCoach, to debut several new models on the West Coast as part of BOLD Holidays, including one covered in 50,000 crystals. These custom designed coaches will provide an unforgettable experience for the whole family.
LIVE HOLIDAY MUSIC IN BEVERLY CANON GARDENS (16, 23, 30 NOV & 7, 14, 21 DEC )
Families and friends will get into the holiday spirit when they visit Beverly Canon Gardens’ central courtyard on Friday evenings during BOLD Holidays to hear live holiday music by various artists in a festive setting.
BOLD HOLIDAYS ART WALKS (30 NOV & 7 DEC)
Join knowledgeable art curators as they guide patrons to select art galleries in the city. Walks will begin with a meet and greet at TASCHEN Books and conclude with a visit to the Alexa Meade Holiday Pop-Up.
This week’s event was held at O Bar & Dining, atop Australia Square in Sydney, and saw a group of 50 invited guests, including Signature Media, treated to champagne and canapes. Joining Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau hosting the event was Viceroy Hotels & Resorts and United Airlines.