2016 Neighborhood Light Displays, Los Angeles County

LA Zoo Lights
LA Zoo Lights, Los Angeles, replaces Griffith Park Light Display | Credit: Jamie Pham


Christmas Tree Lane, Altadena
From the 210, take the Arroyo Blvd. Exit toward Windsor Avenue. Turn left onto N. Arroyo Blvd. N. Arroyo Blvd. becomes Windsor Ave. Turn right onto W. Woodbury Rd. Turn left onto Santa Rosa Ave, which is Christmas Tree Lane. (535/J6)

Turn off your headlights and drive through three very long blocks of large trees sweeping over the street, highly decorated with colored lights. I’ve been told this is very worth the drive.

Christmas Tree Lane ends at Altadena Dr. Take a right on Altadena Dr. and turn right on Allen Avenue. Proceed to Mendocino Lane, turn left.
E Woodbury Rd & Santa Rosa Ave, Pasadena

Balian House, Altadena
Home to the famous ice cream manufacturer, this estate sits on 3.5 acres and is decorated with 10,000 colored lights and numerous holiday depictions.

Take N. Allen Ave SOUTH until it stops at E. California Blvd. Turn left on E. California Blvd. to S. San Gabriel Blvd. Turn right on S. San Gabriel Blvd. to W. Huntington Dr. Turn right on W. Huntington Drive. and continue to St. Albans Road. Turn right on Saint Albans Road, which is Christmas Tree Lane. (536/C6)
1980 Mendocino Ln, Altadena

El Segunda

El Segunda Candy Cane Lane
The tradition began in 1949 and includes twenty-six homes decked out for the holidays! Visit the link for a Facebook page with Santa’s hours.
1200 E. Acacia Ave, El Segunda

Long Beach

Christmas Tree Lane, Long Beach
Daisy Avenue between Willow Street & Pacific Coast Highway
From Mid-December. Celebrating Daisy Avenues 23 lighted and decorated Christmas trees. Musical entertainment is featured on weekends. This event began n 1953 and is a collaborative event between residents, government, and sponsors.
Daisy Ave & W Willow St, Long Beach

Canals of Naples, Long Beach
Cruise the enchanting canals of Naples in an authentic gondola while viewing the intricately decorated homes along the waterfront. This attraction begins to book in July for the holidays. Book a night at the romantic Seal Beach Inn or aboard the Queen Mary for a quiet retreat. Don’t forget to visit The Queen Mary Chill! (826/B3)
E 2nd St & E Naples Plz, Long Beach

Marina del Rey

Venice Canals, Marina del Rey
Homes and boats are festively decorated for the annual Holiday Boat Parade.
115 S. Casey Key Road, Venice


Hastings Ranch, Pasadena
The neighbors really get into the spirit here from mid-December to January 1. Carolers and musicians entertain guests! Lights are on from 6-10pm, but best time to visit is between 7-9:30pm.
N Sierra Madre Blvd & Riviera Dr, Pasadena


Block-long Light Tunnel, Reseda
The tunnels straddle the sidewalk on both sides of the street and extend almost the entire block. Please Park on Valerio near the school and enjoy the walk through the tunnels.
7300 Yolanda Avenue, Reseda

San Marino

Christmas Tree Lane, San Marino
This is the sister street to Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena. Said to be even more spectacular than the Altadena display of lights, this street is backlit with estate homes, whose homeowners have gone all out for the holidays. Meander the streets of San Marino and enjoy the sites, then continue on to Old Pasadena for a respite. There you will find a cup of hot cocoa or a full meal nestled amidst the season’s decorations. (596/B1)

Return to W. Huntington Dr. and turn left. Turn left again on S. San Gabriel Blvd. Turn left on E. California Blvd. Turn right on S. Fair Oaks Ave. and continue into Old Pasadena.
E. California Blvd at S. Fair Oaks Ave, San Mario

San Pedro

Los Angeles Harbor Boat Parade
Elaborately decorated boats may be viewed from several locations along the harbor.
1200 Nagoya Way, San Pedro

Santa Clarita

Follow the link to a list and Google map of the numerous (10+) neighborhoods in Santa Clarita that have gone all out for the Christmas holiday. Lights are strewn across the road from house to house, white cotton batting covers lawn to appear as snow, lights cover each nook and cranny on the houses, porches, garages, and front yards of the homes. Several neighborhoods even have themes such as “find Rudolph!” Additionally, Christmas performances (both theatrical and musical) are offered, churches open their doors with free Christmas concerts, and Six Flags Magic Mountain is holding Holiday in the Park. It is so amazing that both Parenting Magazine and The Travel Channel have covered this little valley for the best place to see Christmas lights in the country!
Santa Clarita, CA


Sleepy Hollow, Torrance
Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza runs the month of December and has been bringing Christmas joy to visitors for decades! The lights are typically all up as of December 10. Lights are on from dark until 10pm.
23220 Robert Rd, Torrance

Woodland Hills

Candy Cane Lane, Woodland Hills
Lubao Avenue and Oxnard Street
An eight-square-block area becomes a celebration of lights and figures. The 5 south to the 405 south to the 101 west, exit Winetka, make a right and then an immediate right onto Martha Street. Come during the week, as weekends are very busy. Most amazing, elaborate displays you’ve ever seen. (560/E1-2)
Lubao Ave & Oxnard St, Woodland Hills


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