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Where to See the Best Christmas Lights in LA this Holiday Season

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

Location: The Bloc, 700 W 7th St, Los Angeles

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 17, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Ultimate Holiday Experience

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Mission Inn Festival of Lights

Location: Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside

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 7, 2024. 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 18, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Don’t miss out!

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Christmas Tree Lane

Location: Altadena Library, 600 E Mariposa St, Altadena

Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena, CA, is celebrating its 103rd Annual Lighting Ceremony and Winter Festival on December 9th 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 9th from 3 PM to 9 PM

Join the fun here!

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Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego

Location: Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado

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, 2023 – January 1st, 2024

Experience the holidays at Hotel Del Coronado 

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The Grove

Location: The Grove LA, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles

This holiday season, rumor has it that The Grove LA will be decked out with twinkling lights, festive sights and joyful experiences everywhere you turn.. 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, you can catch snowfall every night at 7 PM until the end of the year.

November 13, 2023 – December 25, 2023

Come Meet Santa

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Holidays in Beverly Hills

Location: Throughout Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills is the place to be all year-round, but especially during the holidays. The city is decked out with beautiful holiday lights and displays. City Hall is hosting a stunning projection show to get everyone in a festive mood and you can ride the Jolly Trolly from Rodeo Drive to get there. With lights on the lily pond, a Christmas tree, Menorah Display, Glowing Gardens at Beverly Canon Gardens, and Rodeo Drive’s Up Up and Away Holiday presentation, you can’t miss this taste of holiday spirit in one of our favorite cities going on now till January 1st.

Lightscape Los Angeles

Location: LA Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia

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 $23, 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 17, 2023 – January 2, 2024

Walk the trail of lights!

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Holiday Road in Calabasas

Location: King Gillette Ranch, 26800 West Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas

Now – December 27th

Open from 5 PM to 9:30 PM every day is Holiday Road in Calabasas. You do not want to miss out on this immersive holiday experience. Tickets start at $24.99 for the family holiday event of the season. You will experience larger-than-life holiday displays, over 1000 Christmas lights, Santa and Mrs. Claus, food trucks, and even a holiday bar.

Join the holiday fun here!

123 Farm’s Christmas Nights

Location: 41267 Grand Ave, Beaumont

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 9, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Holiday Carriage Ride Tours

Dana Point Habor Christmas Lights

Location: 34571 Golden Lantern Street, Dana Point

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 15, 2023 – the New Year

Merry Kiss Me!

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Griffith Park Holiday Train Ride

Location: Griffith Park, 4400 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles


Now – January 7, 2024

Enjoy a $7 train ride while gazing at adorable holiday light displays and riding through decorated tunnels at Griffith Park. The 10-minute ride is perfect for couples, friends, and family!

All aboard!

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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).