Tis’ the season to see holiday lights, and lucky for us, there are plenty of hot spots to visit around Los Angeles to experience the festive atmosphere. We can hardly believe the holiday season is already among us! It’s time to break out those puffer jackets and mini Uggs and head off to see some Christmas lights with your favorite people. Clearly, we are in the spirit, so here’s a list of our favorite places to see the best holiday light displays in LA. We know you’re going to LOVE them!
Sparkle Downtown LA
It’s the time of year for sweaters and Instagram-able photos. Happening in Downtown LA at The Bloc, experience one of LA’s largest multi-colored interactive holiday displays. A magical holiday show featuring 18 million hues of lights synchronizing with festive tunes. Come join us and capture your photo-ops with the 32ft Christmas tree.
November 17th, 2022 – January 23rd, 2023
Mission Inn Festival of Lights
The Mission Inn in Riverside, CA, is celebrating its 30th Annual Festival of Lights this year. Yup, that’s right! The festival will kick off the day after Thanksgiving and will go to January 6, 2023. If you have never been, this is the year to go and experience the holiday cheer. The Mission Inn is home to one of the nation’s largest holiday light displays, which should be enough reason to get cozy and head out to see what all of the hype is about.
Novermber 26, 2022 – January 6, 2023
Christmas Tree Lane
Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena, CA, is celebrating its 100th Annual Lighting Ceremony and Winter Festival on December 10th from 3 PM to 9 PM. Experience nearly a mile of holiday lights that light up the 135-year-old Deodar trees that line Christmas Tree Lane. P.S. If you’re in a giving mood, Christmas Tree Lane is operated solely on the generosity of volunteers, and they could always use an extra set of hands.
December 10th from 3 PM to 9 PM
Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego
Looking for a mini holiday weekend getaway? Just two hours outside of LA is Coronado Island in San Diego. The famous Hotel Del Coronado has a ton of holiday activities to get you in the festive spirit. Starting November 17th to January 1st, they will have a tree light show, with lights orchestrated to holiday music every single night! You can catch this show from 5 PM to 9 PM every 30 minutes, so be sure to keep your eyes and ears open to capture this magical show. After the light show, be sure to enjoy the ice rink by the sea at Hotel Del Coronado for even more holiday fun!
November 17, 2022 – January 1st, 2022
This holiday season, rumor has it that The Grove LA is building in a full stage on-site for all of the holiday festivity purposes. There is something for everyone here, from a giant sleigh suspended 20-feet in the air to the venue’s signature towering Christmas tree and photos with Santa Claus, the entire grounds are a vibe this season. Plus, Netflix is debuting their first-ever signature retail store (with all the photo ops) on the corner of Santa’s sleigh there too.
November 20, 2022 – End of the Year
Lightscape Los Angeles
Enjoy an evening walking a stunning trail of lights here in Los Angeles. You will find yourself in dazzling displays of color, light, and even sound. Lightscape is an outdoor event and it takes place rain or shine, so there is no need to worry about that pesky winter rain. Tickets start at $18, so be sure to get your hands on a pair of them to enjoy the night with your friends or bae. Tis’ the season!
November 11, 2022 – January 8, 2023
123 Farm’s Christmas Nights
If you’re looking for an adorable holiday date night, this is the one for you. 123 Farms brings you Christmas Nights, featuring festive foods and drinks, horse-drawn carriage tours, smores pits, Santa, and a display of over one MILLION lights! You do not want to miss out on this gorgeous experience.
November 4, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Dana Point Habor Christmas Lights
If you’re looking to get some adorable pics with your boo, Dana Point Habor is the place to go. Explore a display of over 700,000 led lights, and the best part is it’s completely free to see. Be sure to snap a pic in front of the iconic ‘Merry Kiss Me’ lights for a photo you’ll never forget. XOXO!
November 16, 2022 – the New Year
Feeling tired after your big holiday outing? Cozy up, sip hot cocoa and enjoy watching one of our all-time favorite holiday movies to let the festivities continue (from home).