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6 Best Neighborhoods With Spectacular Holiday Lights In Los Angeles

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Must-See Neighborhoods With Holiday Lights in Los Angeles

With Christmas fast approaching, many homes in neighborhoods around Los Angeles have begun to put up holiday lights. Viewing holiday lights and seasonal decorations for some has become a tradition. Families and friends gather in the car and drive to neighborhoods with amazing holiday displays featuring colorful lights that seemingly cover ever inch of the home. Some homes even include additional decorations such as inflatable Santa’s, lighted reindeer displays, and grand potted trees. If you’re one who enjoys a great holiday light display take note of my below list of the the best neighborhoods with holiday lights in Los Angeles, pack your car with friends and family, and head out for a ride!

Beverly Hills:

Residents in the city of Beverly Hills don’t disappoint when it comes holiday decorating. In fact, the entire city seems to have a holiday display on corners everywhere you look. Drive down Rodeo Drive and you’ll see palm trees with colorful lights featured from top to bottom. Follow that onto via Rodeo where you’ll find holiday lights stringing from building to building in addition to a lighted Christmas tree for all to enjoy. Cruise down Wilshire blvd. as well and you’ll find Santa and his reindeer flying across the street.

Candy Cane Lane:

For the past 60 years Candy Cane Lane in the valley has been a neighborhood favorite among residents. Located in Woodland Hills across 8 blocks of streets between Luboa and Oxnard, residents in Candy Cane Lane go all out with holiday lights. In this neighborhood residents usually their holiday light display on the second weekend in December.

Venice Canals:

Not only are the beautiful homes along the Venice Beach Canals a hidden gem of Los Angeles but so are the holiday lights that go up every season in the neighborhood. From the stunning lights that string around the homes and boats, to the light display that lines the bridges, the Venice Beach Canals are a must-see spot for viewing holiday lights.

Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza:

Beginning in early December and running through New Year’s Day, Torrance’s Sleepy Hollow neighborhood goes out all with holiday decorations. From 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. nightly, the Sleepy Hollow Lights Extravaganza invites people to come view their spectacular holiday light display featuring blocks of homes covered in lights. Visitors are encouraged to park on PCH, Calle Mayor, or Prospect Rd. and walk up on Robert Rd.

LA Zoo Lights:

The holiday lights at the Los Angeles Zoo make for a wonderful holiday family event. Every December the zoo turns an expanded area into a holiday show with lights lining trees, vibrant light animals on display, and another electrifying display that combines light, water, and music. The zoo even has reindeer’s for all to see and on select days kids can also visit with Santa. The holiday show runs from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. weekends. Tickets can be bought online at or at the door.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade:

This year’s 107th. Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade begins on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 and runs through Sunday, December 20, 2015. The parade features an array of extravagant yachts, kayaks, canoes, and other small boats decked out with colorful lights that ride along a 14-mile circuit in the Newport Harbor. The parade is free for all to see but reserved seating and special dining offers are available for purchase. For more information visit

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