That’s right kiddies. It’s that time of year again. Time for the annual Toluca Lake Open House.
Oh. You don’t know what that is? Allow me to explain. Every year, for as long as I can remember (actual dates/amount of times are surprisingly hard to find) Toluca Lake has held an annual Open House the first Friday in December. The open house features the businesses along Riverside Drive between Sancola and Pass Ave. Most of these businesses are independently owned businesses. They open their doors for the evening allowing residents and non-residents alike to walk around and explore what the community has to offer. Many businesses even offer hot chocolate, coffee, treats, etc. for the passing guests. And yes, it gets busy. I always loved seeing the community come alive when I was younger. The busiest spot every year is where the pictures with Santa take place. Kids (and adults too) line up to get their pictures taken with the jolly fellow.
Do you have friends and/or family in town dying to see a “celebrity?” Bring ’em. There are always many well-known faces in the crowd as Toluca Lake is home to more of them than they’d like you to know. But I will cover that in a later post about Toluca Lake.
I hope you all can make it out. It’s a great time. And be sure to keep your eye out for me. I’m the albino looking dude who will be freezing my buns off.