The Beverly Hills Hotel red carpet entrance decorated for the holidays
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Five festive photo opportunities in Beverly Hills

November 28, 2022

Beverly Hills knows how to embrace the holiday season, making it easy to capture photos filled with festive spirit. For beautiful backdrops that will inspire your best shots, simply read on.
Photograph of a festive exterior soldier decoration on the red carpet of the Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel

Our red carpet entrance always offers a warm welcome at The Beverly Hills Hotel and during the holiday season, it’s even more special. Lined with toy soldiers and decorative garlands galore, your photos will be wonderfully festive whichever angle you choose. Gather together with family and friends for specialty cocktails and festive feasts to indulge in a truly legendary experience.

Rodeo Drive

Every year the city of Beverly Hills becomes a winter wonderland. From the Golden Triangle to Sunset Boulevard, visitors and locals alike enjoy festive strolls, taking in the delights of downtown 90210. The restaurants and storefronts all along Rodeo Drive dress up for the occasion, providing great photo opportunities. You can also find live music and there’s the possibility of capturing a selfie with Santa.

Festive décor around Rodeo street sign
Courtesy of Jorge Salazar, Unsplash
Holiday lights around the iconic bridge and gardens of Bel-Air

Hotel Bel-Air

Throughout the landscaped gardens of Hotel Bel-Air, discover a host of picture perfect places to inspire some memorable photos. Start by snapping your first shots as you cross the bridge over scenic Swan Lake, decorated with an array of twinkling lights for the festivities. Once you’ve toured the grounds, we highly recommend an Instagrammable seasonal cocktail at the bar.

Beverly Gardens Park

Spanning nearly two miles along Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Gardens Park is a popular city oasis. Its picturesque lily pond dates back to 1907 and makes a lovely backdrop for photos, especially if you include the retro arched Beverly Hills sign – perfect for posing in your Santa hat.

Beverly Hills Sign with ornaments
Beverly Hills Shield sign lit up at night

City shield sign

The iconic Beverly Hills city shield sign is another popular place for photos, situated outside the Beverly Hills Visitor Center on South Santa Monica Boulevard. Either grab a sunny shot by day or wait until nightfall, when the sign lights up for a touch of added drama and a good excuse to test the fancy features on your camera phone.

We hope this will inspire you during the festive season in Beverly Hills, we also have a series of LA’s most Instagrammable spots that you can enjoy all year round.

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