A Very Getty Yuletide

The big museum on the hill is decking out the travertine halls.

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    Stained glass windows, Yorkshire pudding, and other fa-la-la-isms descend upon The Getty this holiday season. Oh, and lights all around, too.

    Many a cultural institution will be going the boughs-and-glitter route this season, as cultural institutions are wont to do.

    But few have some famous stained glass windows in the house, from a famous cathedral, due largely to the fact that stained glass windows tend to stay put in the buildings they grace.

    A sextet of stained glass figures from Canterbury Cathedral have called upon California while a window at the hallowed landmark undergoes conservation. They're at The Getty Center, and will be through Christmas, which means this: The museum on the hill's seasonal celebration will take on a bit of ye olde England.

    Not totally, of course, but the Restaurant will serve Yorkshire pudding, steak, and a "Canterbury-themed menu" to better complement the celebrated stained glass. And, indeed, the gift shop shall carry stained-glass-y mementos for purchase.

    But it won't be all Englanding all the time. Seasonal lights'll adorn the grounds throughout the end of the year, and complimentary mulled cider will be on offer.

    The Getty Center suggests making Saturday your day to visit. Many people do, of course, but the Brentwood institution will stay open later, through 9 p.m., the better to allow for all of that light-twinklage and after-dark cider-sippery.

    Also, remember the pay-once-park-twice deal with the Getty Villa. The Cyrus Cylinder is still on view, too, through Dec. 8.