So, it doesn't get incredibly wintry looking in Southern California around the holidays. Really the only visible change is in the form of Christmas trees sprouting up in shopping malls and twinkly lights overtaking nearly every structure (tree, bush, building, etc.) possible. I absolutely love it. It isn't a California Christmas without an evergreen on the beach.
The Grove in LA is looking particularly lovely lately, with lights strung high between the trees and a meticulously adorned tree anchoring the holiday shoppers to this cheer-filled season of giving.
It seems like December came upon us out of nowhere this year, but I am definitely enjoying the decorations :-)