Christmas in July! | The Balian Ice Cream Mansion Estate Sale

Hughes is beyond excited that our onsite division, Earlybird Liquidation, is hosting the fabulous estate sale of the famed Balian Mansion in Altadena, CA, this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 12-14, 2019. Open to the public, come shop from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm each day.

This 1922 Mediterranean-style mansion is a true landmark in the San Gabriel Valley. The Balian Family owned and operated Balian Ice Cream, the company that supplied Los Angeles Unified Public Schools, and many local grocers, with ice cream for decades. If you grew up in Los Angeles over the last 50 years, chances are you’ve enjoyed many of their classic ice cream treats.

However, the real excitement around this estate is that every Christmas since 1955 the Balian Family has been lighting up their mansion with thousand of colored lights, nativity scenes, Santa Claus, reindeer, elves, and loads more Christmas themed displays. The festive atmosphere drew thousands of families, pushcart vendors, strolling carolers, fun photo ops, and a general sense of community and holiday cheer. For kids growing up in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, visiting the Balian Mansion, along with a drive up Christmas Tree Lane, was the center point of many family’s holiday traditions.

The Balian Estate Sale includes the lovely furnishings and European decorative arts the Balian Family furnished their home with, as well as many of the Christmas and holiday decorations they’ve adorned their mansion with over the years.

You do not want to miss this sale! Come shop and take home a true piece of Los Angeles history.

Christmas Tree Lane, 1938.