Looking for places to see some holiday light displays in Southern California? Well, here is a short list of holiday light displays in Los Angeles that you will want to check out.
DWP Holiday Light Festival at Griffith Park
Possible the most well-known holiday light display in the Los Angeles area is the DWP Holiday Light Festival at Griffith Park. It is open to the public from 5 p.m. to 10p.m. This is the 13th year of the DWP Holiday Light Festival and you can visit from November 25 â€“ December 30, 2008. Vehicle parking is available at the L.A. Zoo parking lot. Shuttle service is available to those that would like to enjoy the festival in this convenient manner. Shuttles will operate each evening from 5:00p.m. to 10:00 p.m. from December 12 through 30. Shuttles riders may park at the LA Zoo and the shuttle will pick-up guests and transport them through the festival and return them to the zoo parking lot. You will find a one-mile stretch of Crystal Springs Drive all lit up for the holidays. Expect this to be very crowded and you can plan on spending at least an hour making this walk. Remember that is is less crowded during the week than on weekends and you should have a pleasant experience.
Candy Cane Lane
Do you know about the holiday lights at Candy Cane Lane? The Candy Cane Lane neighborhood is in the Woodland Hills area on Lubao Ave and Oxnard St, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. And it supposedly dates back around 50 years. This is a residential neighborhood where the neighbors treat decorating their homes with lights as if it is an Olympic sport. To avoid the crowds, go early in the season as the traffic gets horrible the closer it gets to Christmas. And of course, weeknights are less crowded. If you want to walk instead of drive, look for parking on Oxnard or Hatteras Street.
Festival of Lights at The Mission Inn
And if you drive a little outside of Los Angeles to the historic Mission Inn in Riverside, California you will be treated to the Festival of Lights. The Mission Inn is located at 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 95201. You will see more than two million lights and holiday decorations at the Mission Inn. The Festival of Lights begins at Sunset on Friday, November 28, 2008 and continues daily through Sunday, January 4, 2009.