CLOSED: Let It Snow Returns to Four Seasons Westlake Village [2016 Giveaway]

Let It Snow, the special holiday event at the Four Seasons Westlake Village, is back for its fifth season and better than ever.
Let It Snow night

Southern Californians enjoy “snow” at the Four Seasons

Check into a wonderland at the far end of the Four Seasons Lobby. When you step outside the big glass doors you and your children will encounter:

  • Snoopy and Charlie Brown greeting you and high fiving and happily posing for photos
  • Santa waiting for you in his little house, with Rudolph outside bouncing around
  • A holiday train which might take you past the Grinch
  • Twinkly lights everywhere
  • Hot chocolate with mini-marshmallows
  • S’mores by the fire pit
  • Snow every 15 minutes!
  • Ice skating for young and young-at-heart ⛸
  • A food-for-purchase snack bar including pizza and popcorn
  • A cookie-decorating room with Mrs. Claus

We have brought our boys to this event a few times now, and even as they are getting older, they still enjoy it. Their favorite is the ice skating, even though it’s faux-ice. I would say a close second, for my older son, is the cookie-decorating activity. He is starting to master it! My own favorite is the snow itself. Okay, yes, it’s faux snow, but the way it flurries around amid the twinkling lights at the already stunning Four Seasons makes the moment truly wondrous, and the fact that it happens every fifteen minutes means that as soon as it’s over, you can expect it to happen again soon.

Let It Snow cookies

Decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus. She said he should get an internship at the North Pole.

Your pass gets you access to all of these activities, and a discount on dinner in Mercato Restaurant inside. What’s not to love? You can only get this experience if you are an overnight guest at the Four Seasons, or if you managed to score some tickets during the recent Conejo Deals purchasing window, OR if you are the lucky winner of a four-pack of tickets that I’m giving away here in this post! (Read to end.)


Holiday train

If You Go

I have a few tips for you if you go. First, this event is just perfect for little kids, or bigger kids who still have a love of whimsy, crafts, Santa, magic, snow, or even just the Four Seasons itself, which can definitely be a thing among children. I mean, have you seen it there? The grounds alone are worth a visit. Let It Snow is placed outside on the terrace in the back of the hotel, and you have to walk down the grand staircase toward the waterfall to get to the ice skating area. It’s a truly breathtaking sight, and you’d never know this place exists so close to the busy 101 freeway or the hustle and bustle of Lindero Canyon Blvd. My 9-year-old sighed wistfully as we entered the doors that were held open for us by a cheerful doorman, “I miss this place,” he said. “When are we going to stay overnight?”

(This is funny because we live basically right around the corner.)

Let It Snow skating

Seating: during the rest of the year, the terrace is known as The Lookout, an outdoor bar seating area. For Let It Snow, they have moved the seating out of the way so you can walk around easily, but if you want to sit, the couches and fire pits have been moved to the lawn. Just follow the sign and pathway to the little holiday train depot and you’ll see them arranged on the grass. If your kids like to skate, that’s a good time for you to sit and rest too.

let it snow sign

Another tip: the line to get in to see Santa Claus can back up, so if you can come with more than one adult who can wrangle smaller children, that would be ideal. But Rudolph and other characters are around to entertain while you wait. And it’s worth it:

Let It Snow bombshell mommy

This adorable family is not mine. Abigail Blank of Bombshell Mommy was kind enough to let me show you hers because we missed our photo op. She is a local writer I have followed on Instagram for a while for her great pics and thoughtful words. Check her out.

These are the best family photos I could come up with this year. My husband, Stewart, was there but declined to be photographed.



Let It Snow has become one of our favorite local holiday traditions. Once we’ve been to the Four Seasons, had our cocoa, danced around in the snow, and decorated cookies, it truly feels like the season has begun. Happy holidays!

Let It Snow
Four Seasons Westlake Village
2 Dole Dr
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Giveaway – Let It Snow Tickets!

I’m giving away four tickets to Let It Snow at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. Remaining dates are December 9, 10, 16, and 17. The event runs from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. (Kids 2 and under are free to enter so you don’t need a pass for them.) To enter, leave a comment here by 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 8, with your favorite local holiday tradition, like where to see great holiday lights, etc. One comment per person please. Additional entry available (each) if you “like” Agoura Hills Mom on Facebook or follow on Instagram. (Just leave a note in your comment with your Facebook name and/or Insta handle to qualify). Winner will be chosen at random from qualifying entries. Winner will be notified via email on Friday morning, December 9. Tickets will be held under the name given at the concierge desk at the hotel.

My family attended Let It Snow as guests of the Four Seasons. All opinions are my own.


  1. Shawna Traver says:

    What fun! We would LOVE tickets to Let it Snow! ❄️
    Our favorite Holiday tradition is to participate in our churches Christmas Eve pageant followed by a drive around Morrison Ranch Estates to admire the beautiful Decorated homes and all of the lights! ?

  2. Our favorite holiday tradition is taking the subway from North Hollywood to Chinatown for Dim Sum, shopping and then Olvera St for more shopping and then Margaritas.

  3. Nick Pappas says:

    This looks like so much fun!
    We are going regardless!
    Our favorite tradition is to go see Santa at his village at the Commons in Westlake.
    Then we go to the house off Shooting Star Ln in Westlake with the sequenced light show and snow blowing.
    So much fun!

  4. Kathleen tampoya says:

    I just relocated my kids from Nebraska. We’ve never attended but would love to. We are going to the westlake sing along. We do a polar express night where we give the kids tickets new matching pjs and cocoa. We load in the car and “the polar express” and go looking at Christmas lights. We watch the movie when we come home. Simple but fun.

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  7. Monnett De La Torre says:

    We just had our first son Liam (3 months now) and really want to make the let it snow event a family tradition :). Another family tradition is getting our Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving and setting up our home lights while we drink hot cocoa and listen to Christmas music. I really love this time of year. Thank you for doing this! Monnett DLTP on facebook.

  8. Julie Affronti says:

    Girl, I tried to copy and paste photos of my favorite tradition, But FB is being a jerk and won’t let me.

    You know it’s Elf on the Shelf. My skills are amazing this year!!!!

  9. Heather Romano says:

    Heather Romano on FB
    Romanosrock4 on insta

    We love to drive around/walk the neighborhood, looking at lights

  10. Nicole khoury says:

    Looks like so much fun! Pick me

  11. Dandi Snyder says:

    We love driving all over to see the Christmas lights every year.

    Dandi Snyder on Facebook (have loved your posts for years now it seems)

    Djsnyder613 on Instagram.

    I would love to give my daughter a new Christmas tradition.

  12. Stacey Teal says:

    Our favorite Christmas tradition is to go to IHOP in Newbury Park for pancakes and then go across the street to the Christmas tree lot sponsoring NPHS Baseball and pick out the perfect tree. We always do this on the first Saturday of December. We then go home and play Christmas music or put on a favorite Christmas movie and spend the afternoon decorating the tree ?

  13. Elise Hughes says:

    One of my favorite traditions is to watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation with my family! That movie never gets old!
    Instagram @elisecake
    FB Elise Hughes

    We haven’t been to this event yet! Hopefully we can start a new tradition!

  14. Lindsay Grange says:

    We love to turn on a Christmas movie and decorate our tree with hot cocoa and popcorn. I also love taking our son out to look at the lights, this year he is absolutely fascinated by them! I’ve been hoping to get tickets to this event to start something new, looks like so much fun!

    FB name: Lindsay Grange
    Insta: Favdtr2

  15. My favorite holiday tradition is a simple one. Decorating our own tree:) there’s nothing like reliving all the family memories with my two kids every year. We are new to the area and would love the opportunity to go to this event! God bless.

  16. Thanks so much for offering this giveaway! My kids would love this!

  17. Erin Botsford says:

    We have so many wonderful traditions, but my favorite is decorating my parents tree! It is even more special now to watch my little ones continue on with this! I love watching them decorate it together!

  18. Our holiday family tradition is to drink hot cocoa and drive through Candy Cane Lane in Woodland Hills.

  19. Looks like fun! Our favorite local tradition is visiting the big train set our neighbor builds in his yard every year. It’s such a treat having something fun to see just a few houses away.

  20. I liked on Facebook. Danielle Goldie

  21. This single mama would love to win tickets and take her little lady! ❤️

    We have a tradition of making a Christmas Bucket List every holiday season! That list always includes making a gingerbread house, visiting Candy Cane Lane in Woodland Hills, baking sugar cookies, adopting a family as our holiday service project, volunteering with local toy donation organizations and food banks, seeing a performance of The Nutcracker, going ice-skating, checking out every holiday themed book from the library, and so much more! 🙂 we love this time of year!!

  22. Oops forgot to mention that I follow you on Instagram! IG is KatieWittPhotographer

  23. Tanja Sterrmann says:

    Our favorite holiday tradition is making our own advent calendars every year. We wrap little toys and chocolates and every morning in December we sit together for a few minutes and enjoy opening one package.
    My Facebook name is Tanja Sterrmann.

  24. Stephanie V. says:

    We love attending the tree lighting at The Promonade every year. Fireworks always a hit for the kids.
    I grew up going to midnight mass at St. Judes so want to start that tradition again when kids a bit older.
    Like you on FB – Stephanie Vollowitz Light
    Follow you on Instagram as well – tiffie555

  25. Marleen Magnone says:

    Our family favorite tradition is to see the Christmas tree lighting and take pictures with Santa at the Westlake Promenade. My sons always look forward to it every year! FB name Marleen Magnone

  26. favorite tradition is driving around to see christmas lights in north ranch

  27. forgot to mention i like you on facebook

  28. Vida Jones says:

    Oh my, I’m so kicking myself for missing out on the Conejo deal!! I miss this event every year. Fingers crossed to win!!

    We love visiting Simi Santa (2293 Homewood Avenue), snapping a pic in his sleigh, then grabbing Starbucks and driving around in Big Sky. On our way home, we drive through the many neighborhoods that are decked with lights and decor!

    Gosh I wish Christmas never ended! ❤️

  29. Niki nouri says:

    so happy to find you ! Such an informative site.
    I follow you on Instagram & fb
    Niki nouri

    Happy holiday ?

  30. Our favorite family tradition is helping make tamales! My daughter and I have also started the elf on the shelf and make yearly ornaments

  31. Thank you for sharing such great tips! We sure hope we are able to take the kids this year 🙂 Every year we love to go hang out at The Lakes for some dinner and ice skating and the Simi Town Center for the Snow Show and Santa. Best of luck to all those in the thread and thank you for giving us the chance to win! 🙂
    FB Name: Misty Salant
    Instagram: BlessedbyHisgrace

  32. My favorite holiday tradition is spending Christmas day with our 25 plus cousins and families to eat and be merry.

  33. Rachel Teplin says:

    What a wonderful event!

  34. Olga Gilbert says:

    Our favorite is Westlake Village Promenade-Singing Around the Tree. With snow, carolers and Santa. Just the best.

  35. Olga Gilbert says:


    That’s how I found out about your blog. And love reading it now.

  36. We’ve always wanted to check out the Let it snow event at FS! Thank you for the chance to win tickets. Our favorite Christmas tradition so far has been Elf on the shelf. My kids (4 1/2 and 2 1/2) love waking up every morning to find our Elf in different places. We also have been loving making “Santa pancakes” for breakfast in Christmas morning.

  37. Monica Pulver says:

    Favorite traditions include driving around to look at Christmas lights, Jingles our Elf on a Shelf, and making a gingerbread house and baking Christmas goodies!

    FB- Monica Roco Pulver
    IG: niknaks84

  38. Our favorite tradition is to make gingerbread cookies with our daughter and go look at Christmas lights in dos Vientos with hot chocolate in hand!

    My Facebook name is Breanne Worth and Instagram is bree_worth.

  39. We just moved to Agoura from the valley, and we have an almost two year old so we’re still coming up with traditions. However, we really love having picnics on the beach during the holidays. We pack up a bunch of food and hot chocolate in thermoses, and enjoy So Cal winters with an ocean view.

  40. Don’t have a facebook but following you on insta, xxkatstar. Thank you for doing the giveaway!

  41. We just moved here from Florida and would love to attend! Our daughter would love this! It’s super kind of you to be doing this! Happy holiday’s to everyone!

  42. Kim, this is awesome. We’ve never been but heard it’s fun!!!

  43. Justine McHale says:

    Looks so cool!! Would love to see it!!

  44. Michelle Kroll says:

    We love driving around neighborhoods looking at Christmas lights while having hot chocolate and cookies! Also love attending any community events!

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