(LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23, 2009) – Intrepid worldwide travelers who have logged thousands of miles and armchair dreamers who desire to visit distant horizons will each find enticing scenes from Polynesia to Italy at the Automobile Club of Southern California’s “Holiday’s Around the World” celebration Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Auto Club’s historic headquarters building, 2601 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles.
From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Polynesian dancers, Flamenco musicians and American Jazz entertainers will entertain guests who gather travel and holiday information from a variety travel destination representatives, including Italy, Aruba, Puerto Rico and Barbados.
“The holidays are celebrated in different ways around the world,” said Michelle Gonsalves, Los Angeles branch manager. “This event will be a time that our members and other Angelenos can join in those varied celebrations with a selection of music and dance.”
Representatives from many travel destinations will be available to share information as the following musical groups perform:
Lucia Swedish Singers and Dancers
Theresa Broomfield, singer
Flamenco Los Angeles
St. Vincent School Choir
Kona Winds Polynesian Dancers
Jose Antonio Osorio, jazz pianist
The event will include a flag-raising ceremony by Cub Scout Pack 60 from La Crescenta as well as remarks by Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Los Angeles City Councilmember Jan Perry, who will flip the switch to light the Auto Club’s 100-foot-tall Morton Bay Fig tree. The decades-old tree is decorated with holiday lights each year during the holiday season.
The Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest member of the AAA federation of motor clubs, has been serving members since 1900. Today, the Auto Club’s members benefit by roadside assistance, insurance products and services, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing and buying programs, automotive testing and analysis, trip planning services and highway and transportation safety programs. Information about these products and services is available on the Auto Club’s Web site at www.AAA.com.