THE “BEVERLY HILLS EXPRESS” ROLLS INTO
RODEO DRIVE ON NOVEMBER 17th FOR THE ANNUAL RODEO DRIVE HOLIDAY LIGHTING CELEBRATION
DAVID FOSTER & KATHARINE MCPHEE TO PERFORM LIVE
(BEVERLY HILLS, CA, October 17, 2022) — The City of Beverly Hills and the Rodeo Drive Committee announced today details of this year’s Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration as the spirit of the season returns next month on Thursday, November 17th beginning at 5 p.m.
In what has become a holiday tradition, thousands will gather on the palm tree-dotted Rodeo Drive to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season in style.
Sixteen-time Grammy award-winning musician, songwriter and producer David Foster and acclaimed singer, television and Broadway star Katharine McPhee will perform live together as they sing new holiday songs along with favorite classics.
This year’s “Beverly Hills Express” theme along Rodeo Drive will encompass a spectacular stationary train car display from Wilshire Blvd. to Santa Monica Blvd. 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 January 1, 2023 with the following installations available for viewing nightly: The “Glowing Gardens” at Beverly Cañon Gardens; the “Lights on the Lily Pond” at Beverly Gardens Park on Santa Monica Boulevard; and the “Unwrap the Magic” projection show viewable nightly on the iconic Beverly Hills City Hall Tower. There will also be a family friendly holiday celebration for children of all ages on December 3rd and 4th at Greystone Mansion and Gardens.
To learn more about all of the events happening and view the Beverly Hills holiday décor map, visit beverlyhills.org/holidaysbh.
Celebrate the holidays together on Social Media:
@rodeodrive ∙ @lovebevhills ∙ @cityofbevhills
#onlyonrodeo ∙ #HolidaysBH ∙ #LoveBevHills
City of Beverly Hills
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Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau
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About Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills is one of the world’s most exclusive locales. Centrally located in greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills is a premier holiday and business travel destination, with beautiful weather year-round, acclaimed full-service and boutique hotel accommodations, superb dining, and unparalleled shopping. Synonymous with Hollywood glamour, Beverly Hills enjoys an international reputation as the home and playground of A-list movie stars. The City is not only known worldwide for its grand mansions and chic shops along Rodeo Drive, but also for its multitude of art and architectural destinations, spas and salons, and exceptional walkability. Learn more at lovebeverlyhills.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive is the iconic, international luxury destination renowned as an unparalleled center for fashion and culture. Located in Beverly Hills, celebrated as the most glamorous city in the world, the famed palm-dotted three blocks of Rodeo Drive are home to more than 100 of the world’s most distinguished global brands, with buildings designed by notable names in design and architecture. Rodeo Drive hosts a vibrant program of tailored, annual events welcoming Southern California residents and international visitors to discover and enjoy exceptional savoir-faire, craftsmanship, and new experiences in fashion, contemporary art and culture. For more information about Rodeo Drive, please visit www.rodeodrive-bh.com and Instagram.
About the Rodeo Drive Committee
The Rodeo Drive Committee was founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1982 as Rodeo Drive, Inc., a 501 C (6) non-profit organization, that provides a forum where its members—consisting of retailers, hoteliers, and landowners—can engage, share a dialogue, and help shape the present and future of the iconic, world-famous shopping destination.