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Christmas Tree at the Langham Huntington
Courtesy of The Langham Huntington

Holiday Teas and the Rose Parade

Holiday Teas and the Rose Parade
Celebrate the Holidays with Tea at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena

For a healthy dose of sunny holiday bliss with a touch of the timeless, look no further than Los Angeles County’s The Langham Huntington. The resort, sprawled across manicured palm- and cactus-dotted lawns just south of downtown Pasadena, first opened its doors in the early 1900s and is the picture of traditional elegance. Inside, the resort pulls out all the stops: It’s known for its Teddy Bear Teas throughout the season, where young revelers and the snuggly friend of their choice can sit down to a fancy tea on Wedgewood china, paired with storytelling with one of Santa’s helpers, photos with Santa, and a marionette puppet show.

For big feast days, choose from dining options like the Thanksgiving buffet, a Christmas-morning brunch in the Huntington Ballroom with live entertainment, or dinner at the hotel’s own Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse. “We carefully design our holiday programming to encompass all of the traditions celebrated during the holiday season,” says the hotel’s director of communications Susan Williger, “with a focus on family and togetherness.”

This is also a prime spot to stay for that pair of famous Pasadena events, the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade, if you plan to linger through New Year’s. For a decadent break from togetherness, don’t miss the seasonal offerings in the hotel’s Chuan Spa, like the Vanilla Sugar Cookie Body Polish or Scalp Massage treatments. Bonus: Sparky does not have to spend the holidays alone. Any time of year, pet guests get their own treats and amenities.