Christmas comes but once a year, and Los Angeles does the festive holiday season as well as anyone. Whether you need to pick up gifts for your loved ones or you simply want to spend the holidays soaking up the sun in L.A., you’ll be feeling plenty merry. Get festive in a big way at The Grove shopping and entertainment complex, where they’ve erected a 110-foot Christmas tree. Holiday revellers can enjoy an hourly snowfall every night — simulated snow, of course — as well as Christmas carols. It’s the west coast equivalent of the big tree at New York’s Rockefeller Center, and is just as inspiring a sight. And don’t forget to visit Santa’s Cottage while you’re there. Catch a holiday film at the nearby Pacific Theatres at the Globe, and their exhibit dedicated to the brand new movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Shop at some of the country’s biggest and best retailers, and/or choose from one of a number of nearby eateries that are sure to satisfy. Still have questions about where to eat, shop or play? Chat with The Grove’s unparalleled concierge services for directions, suggestions, personal shopping, bag checking and so much more.