2016 Community Displays and Celebrations by County
Community Displays and Celebrations
WildLights, Palm Desert
Over 750,000 twinkling lights illuminate the night at the Living Desert. International food and beverage offerings, camel and carousel rides, wildlife wonder shows and more.
38101 Portola Ave, Palm Desert,
The Mission Inn, Riverside
This historic hotel holds an annual Festival of Lights with over 4 million lights and hundreds of full-size animated characters on display. Dickens carolers stroll through the lobby and carriage rides are available encircling the inn. Walk off an incredible dining experience by exploring the many passageways and courtyards of this amazing landmark. Coordinate your visit with the spectacular Festival of Trees. A little too far for you to drive? As part of the festivities, they offer a variety of room packages. (685/H4 Riverside County)
3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside
San Bernardino County:
Tree Lighting Ceremonies
San Bernardino County
Big Bear Lake
Christmas in the Village – Tree Lighting Ceremony, Big Bear
Santa and Mrs. Claus are present for an evening of caroling, the tree lighting ceremony and entertainment.
Pine Knot and Village, Big Bear Lake
Santa Barbara County:
Community Tree Lighting and Celebrations
Santa Barbara County
City of Santa Barbara
For an unusual twist to holiday sightseeing, take the Old Town Santa Barbara Trolley of Lights Tour. You’ll ride down State Street and pass private homes, aglow with Christmas lights. This 90-minute tour is offered until a few days prior to Christmas. Call for reservations.
1 Garden St, Santa Barbara
Village of Solvang
Visit this little European village decked out with thousands of Christmas lights and holiday ribbons, tucked between the mountains. Spend the afternoon browsing through specialty and antique shops, enjoy world-class wine tasting and sample spectacular Danish pastries. From December 1-14 and January 10th, the town celebrates Julefest with pageantry and special events.
1639 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang
Neighborhood Light Displays
Channel Islands Harbor
Ride aboard the Channel Islands Harbor Water Taxi to view the bright lights and holiday decorations of the residents in Channel Islands Harbor.
2840 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard
Tree Lighting Ceremonies
Tree Lighting, Oxnard
Ring in the holiday season as Downtown illuminates Ventura County’s tallest Christmas tree and Santa arrives on his sleigh. Enjoy free entertainment and hot cocoa.
W 5th St & S C St, Oxnard