The Ultimate Gilmore Gift this Festive Season!


As the chilly nights start pulling in, it takes a lot to get us out from under the comforter (or duvet depending on your continent). However long-time friend of the site, Regis, posted a comment that pricked our ears all the way up.

From Saturday December 21, 2019 the backlot of Warner Bros Studio will be transforming into a wintery Stars Hollow! And you can go in it.

For two weeks, as part of the ‘Gilmore Girls Holiday’ event, you will be able to visit Luke’s Diner and have a coffee! Have your picture taken at the Gazebo, Stars Hollow High School and Sookie’s porch.  Buy ‘holiday-themed food’ in Lorelai’s yard. Why Lorelai’s yard? Who knows. There are even vegetarian and gluten-free options but most of the menu is more on-theme: Pop-Tarts, pizza, hamburgers, chicken tenders and hot dogs.

Exclusive Gilmore Girls merch will be available for purchase at the pop-up shop in Lorelai’s house(?!). Items include spirit jerseys, mugs, keychains, notepads, hats and more.

And more, people! Get in line.

It’s all there until Sunday Jan 5, 2020. Prices range from $57 for SoCal residents, $59 for kids aged 8-12 to $69 for anyone else aged 13+. All pics and info have been harvested from the WB website so check that out for full details.

Would love to hear if you’re planning a visit. Or even better let us know if you’ve been! Or if you know what makes a jersey spirited. A good pep talk?

Tip: Feel free to leave this post lying around for your significant other HINT HINT

Pics c/o  Thanks again Regis!  OK I’m going back to bed now.



Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

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