Christmas Tree Lighti
It is a magical time of the year, and it happens annually. Christmas in southern California might be a little warmer than what some people are used to, but better palm trees and sunny days rather than power outages and below zero temperatures. Bellflower still likes to celebrate the holidays with their annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Friendship Square in the heart of town. They have the whole setup, with Santa Claus, a rink for skating, scooters for the kids, holiday crafts, refreshing drinks and snacks, and singing carolers. There is little more needed for festive cheer.
The Humble Apple
It is funny when you find out what starts a town. This sprawling suburb of Los Angeles had humble beginnings in the early 1900s as a farming town; specifically, orchards that specialized in the bellefleur apple, which is how the city found its name. For a century, small communities of Dutch, Japanese, and Portuguese settlers tilled the land and made it their own. It wasn’t until the mid-1950s when L.A., ever expanding, drew its eye towards this small town as part of a larger development, and eventually incorporated it into L.A. itself. It still has that small-town feel though, and it probably always will.