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By Genie Davis

December 1, 2017

Can you say Ho-Ho-Hollywood? It’s the holiday season after all, and time to join in the celebration with the Jollywood Holiday Pop-Up in Old Hollywood on Saturday, December 9th.

The glitter of Tinseltown only shines brighter in the Old Hollywood community of retail businesses, boutique shops, artisans, galleries, and restaurants, all offering unique one-of-a-kind holiday gifts and food. The event will feature over 20 local vendors, and of course, there will be carolers, holiday lights, and Santa Claus, too, right on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame.

Exhibitors include:

Carmine Goglia’s Gift of Fame

Carmine Goglia’s Gift of Fame. (courtesy photo)

Carmine Goglia is the only licensed artist who can create a hand-painted Hollywood Walk of Fame Star. Goglia has been creating this gift since 1986 – and giving it to celebrities who receive their Walk of Fame star as a take home, that you can take home now, too, for every “famous” family member or friend.


Huntees features unique t-shirts, coffee mugs, accessories and more with artwork inspired by pop culture, drag queens, movies and television stars. (courtesy photo)

Renowned for their T-shirts, Huntees now offers mugs, coasters, bags, and mouse pads all created in collaboration with artists. The result: uniquely designed items you won’t find anywhere else.


MANAM is a Hollywood-based fashion line. (courtesy photo)

Offering richly designed leather goods including jackets, shorts, chokers, and blazers, Manam provides a vibrant mix of handcrafted leather and loungewear such as leggings, dresses, undergarments, and an inversion crop. And don’t miss their luxury jewelry items such as the Love Triangle Gift Set, bold and original jewelry pieces that can be purchased individually as well as in combination. Men’s leather ties and wallets make great gifts, too.

Shannon’s Fancy Fresh Lips

Shannon’s Fancy Fresh Lips has got all your beauty needs covered for the holidays. (courtesy photo)

Wax, lead, and animal-cruelty free, vegan LipSense by SeneGence provides long-lasting, vibrant color that’s smudge-proof, budge-proof, water-proof, and kiss-proof.

Shannon, a busy-mom of four, is distributing this product because she loves it and predicts buyers will too.

Simone Rochelle

Simone Rochelle will be selling natural beauty products that will make great gifts. (courtesy photo)

Offering pampering products for the bath, hair, face, and lips, Simone Rochelle specializes in naturally based creations made in the U.S., such as the citrusy and sulfate-free, coconut oil body-wash, Gender Bender.

Violet Maven Healing Creations

Violet Maven’s products are as delightful to use as they are to look at. (courtesy photo)

Pure essential oil and salt blends, hand-sculpted runes, and beaded jewelry – these are among the beautiful and special items that make any holiday brighter. Set with stones and gems, the unique jewelry gems can be worn simply for their attractiveness or for their spiritual energetic healing properties. Oils and blends include perfect-for-the-season scents such as invigorating Winter Mint, and the woodsy Red Forest Yule Solstice. Creator Jacque Mahoney, a.k.a. Violet Maven, creates salts and oils that are perfect for aromatherapy or to be worn and enjoyed.


Yxtabay’s unique jewelry and accessories. (courtesy photo)

For an eclectic collection of rings, watches, bracelets, pins, and necklaces, look no further than Yxtabay. You’ll also find figurines, bottles, flasks, and key rings and chains. Don’t miss the pendants, chains, and pendant watches, as well as items designed specifically for the winter holidays.

Unshrinking Violet

Unshrinking Violet’s sales benefit victims of domestic violence. (courtesy photo)

A jewelry collection inspired by bold and remarkable women the creator admires, Unshrinking Violet invites others to tell their personal success stories on the brand’s Facebook page. Not only is each piece inspirational, a portion of every sale benefits families displaced by domestic violence.

Also participating in the event are hair and makeup stylist Christina Culinski, New York Life Insurance, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) gallery (L.A. Makers Pop-Up), along with others. Students from Musicians Institute and AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts will be caroling and playing holiday tunes to delight your ears.

Restaurants, retailers, and galleries will also be offering special discounts and tastings throughout the event, whose sponsors include The Hollywood Roosevelt, Emerson College LA, and Comprehensive Financial Services; additional support provided by the Hollywood Farmers Market, 1540 Productions, and Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell. So, make your Hollywood holiday Jollywood.

December 9th 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Hollywood Blvd. Walk of Fame between Cherokee and Wilcox

Genie Davis is a multi-published novelist and journalist, and produced screen and television writer. Passionate about everything-Los Angeles, you can see her work in the arts on her own

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