Holiday Decorations in Los Angeles

Holiday Decorations in Los Angeles

Grace Shu
Dec 2, 2009

WIth Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday decorating has officially begun...even if some of us may have started early. As tacky or as cheesy as we may think outdoor holiday decorations are, we have to admit that we enjoy seeing them show up on the lawns when we drive through any of LA's neighborhoods.

For some of LA's more scenic routes, here are a few of our favorites:

  • Altadena's Christmas Tree Lane hosts the 89th Annual Lighting December 12th at 6 pm along with a Winter Arts and Crafts Festival earlier in the day at 2 pm at the Altadena Public Library. This display of holiday lights is famous for a mile of lit deodar trees.

  • 14th Annual LA DWP Griffith Park Light Festival runs from December 4th to 30th, starting at 5 pm to 10 pm. There are a few options on how to experience this holiday spectacle (walking, shuttle, car, bike, and horse), so make sure you check the calendar for designated nights before you go.

  • Venice Canals 28th Annual Holiday Boat Parade is set for December 13th and includes everything from small boats to canoes to even kayaks fully decorated and lit up to float through the canals. Festivities start at 6 pm and end at 8 pm.

  • Candy Cane Lane in Woodland Hills has some of the best (and perhaps hilarious) outdoor holiday displays...a tradition that dates all the way back to 1952. In addition to the usual fare of Santa Claus and lighted reindeer, the residents at Candy Cane Lane keep the holidays updated with the addition of Disney themes (Toy Story is especially popular). Official hours are from 7 pm to 9 pm, with gawking no later than 10 pm on weeknights and 11 pm on weekends.

Got your own favorite spots to view outdoor holiday displays? Share them with us in the comments!

(Image: Via Sodahead)

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