The holiday season is coming up, and it’s time to go through your holiday decoration boxes in the attic. As you leaf through, this year might be the time to update your ornaments or even introduce a brand new theme. Los Angeles is a great city for finding the best places for all of your holiday decoration shopping needs, and these are the best places to start your holiday decoration shopping in Los Angeles.
Christmas in Hollywood
Hollywood & Highland Center
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Hollywood Boulevard brings out a cast of characters from Catwoman to Darth Vader and a variety of unique stores to peruse. It is no wonder Christmas in Hollywood is such an iconic success. Open all year round, the shop is always jam packed with people stocking up on holiday decor. Featuring Hollywood-themed ornaments, this shop is the perfect spot to buy holiday decorations that are handcrafted with attention-grabbing details and colors — perfect for gifts or to adorn your own Christmas tree. Featured regularly in the local news, Christmas in Hollywood has made an impression on locals and tourists alike. In addition to Hollywood-themed decorations, you will also find themes of sports themes, music, babies, engagements and pets.
8039 Deering Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91304
Christmas Traditions is a one-stop holiday shop as the store has everything you could possibly dream of when decorating your home. As a full-service holiday store, Christmas Traditions’ selections will decorate every inch of your house to give it that warm, holiday spirit. From Santa and Frosty the Snowman to twinkle lights and items for your holiday table, Christmas Traditions is like a candy shop for holiday lovers. The store specializes in glass ornaments, European architecture and iconic landmarks, including New York City and London landscapes, as well as nursery rhymes and fairytale ornaments.
Stats Floral Pasadena
120 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Making the trip to Stats Floral in Pasadena will be worth every traffic-jammed moment on the 210 Freeway. The floral shop features a fascinating selection of Nutcrackers, snow globes and wreaths. The Glitter Hanging Stars in gold, silver and white will look dazzling with white twinkle lights on your Christmas tree. The beautiful pre-lit true noble fir wreath with pine cones or berry pumpkin gourd corn husk pine cone wreath will give your front door a warm, inviting appearance as your guests arrive for any of your holiday festivities. Whether you are decorating for Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s Eve, Stats Floral will take humdrum holiday décor and transform it into an enchanting world. In addition, the boutique will outfit your holiday season with a selection of lights, garland, wrapping paper accoutrements and joyful candles.
7651 Sepulveda Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Even if you are not purchasing decorations, it is worth spending a few hours walking through Aldik Home as the shop outdoes itself every year with detailed decorations that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into Santa’s workshop. Here you may buy Christmas ornaments, decorations, ribbon and holiday fairies. In addition, the shop features a display of 70 varieties of artificial Christmas trees that are decorated for your convenience or not decorated so you can highlight your own artistic flair. The warehouse of holiday decorations also features wreaths and garland to accentuate the holiday cheer in your home.
1444 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA
Known as the one-stop balloon shop for Santa Monica schools, non-profits, event planners and all celebratory functions, Partyland is your go-to for New Year’s Eve. The store’s balloon bouquets are the perfect way to fill your home with cheer as you count down to 2013. The store also carries all New Year’s Eve paraphernalia including decorated plates, napkins, cups, streamers and noisemakers. Before heading out, don’t forget to ring in the New Year with sparkling top hats and 2013 sunglasses.
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Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.