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Candytopia (Sugar) Rushes to Sweet Santa Monica

The snap-a-snapshot, wander-through experience has a new location and open date; tickets are on sale now.



    Get a Taste of Candytopia in Santa Monica

    Candytopia, a new interactive experience, opened in Santa Monica Place on March 2. (Published Friday, March 2, 2018)

    What to Know

    • March 2 opening

    • Santa Monica Place

    • $30

    Candy has a way of keeping, at least for a good amount of time.

    That caramel-nougat-almond bar in the bottom of your computer bag, the one you found in the toe of your Christmas stocking? Check the date; it may still be ready for noshing, like the peppermint candy canes you bought over the holidays and other lasts-a-long-time types of confectionary associated with the season.

    Likewise Candytopia, which was set to open in the middle of December, has shown a knack for keeping, though keeping to its original location, which was LA Hanger Studios, is not happening, due to permit-based issues.

    The freshly unwrapped location, which has been in the works for a few weeks, was just revealed — it's Santa Monica Place — and the dates, too, have been announced: The opening date is Friday, March 2, and the "limited four-month engagement" will conclude in early summer.

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    What is Candytopia? It's a zazzily decorated, saunter-through, stop-and-take-a-snap experience readymade for social media, with every backdrop, room, and colorful sculpture themed to our sugary, chocolate-drizzled, gummy-topped hankerings.

    An adult ticket is $30, while a ticket for kids ages 4 to 12 is $23 and tots under the age of 3 enter for free.

    There is a gift shop at the end, where candy may be purchased, though you might find a few treats to snack upon along the way.

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    Discovering a few dazzling corners filled with lollies or marshmallows or other such sweet stuff, though, is a guarantee, so dress in your candy couture and, of course, don't forget that camera.

    Tickets are on sale as of Friday, Feb. 23.

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