What to Know
March 2 opening
Santa Monica Place
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.
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.
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.