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See Christmas Lights in Los Angeles [Now with Map]

Updated for 2021

The magic of the season can best be felt when people gather to do something special for their community; there’s just something about twinkling lights that really get you in the holiday spirit. And because this is Los Angeles, there are tons of super creative light displays to enjoy.

Where are Christmas Lights Near Me? See our Map!

In the spirit of the season, we made a list of the best neighborhoods and attractions to see Christmas lights in Los Angeles. Happy Holidays!

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Holiday display of toy soldiers at Lilley Hall Toluca Lake, photo used with permission
Holiday display at Lilley Hall Toluca Lake, photo used with permission

Map of all the Christmas Lights in Los Angeles and SoCal

Christmas and Holiday Light Displays in Los Angeles – Points South

Downey Lights in Paramount
15310 Rancho Centina Rd, Paramount, CA 90723

Computerized Light Show Synchronized to music with waters. Listen to the lights on car radio 107.9FM

Eagle Hills Christmas Lights
Primrose Ave, Brea

A self-proclaimed Clark Griswold in real life, this home is decked out in amazing lights by a family that’s truly passionate about Christmas lights. Must be seen to be believed!

Dana Point Harbor Holiday Lights
Dana Point Harbor, 34555 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, CA 92629 

Dana Point Harbor Partners (DPHP) is spreading holiday cheer by hosting the annual holiday light display, consisting of over 700,000 LED lights, set to illuminate the Harbor beginning November 17. Each night throughout the holiday season, the Harbor’s magnificent light display will illuminate the evening sky for guests of all ages to enjoy. DPHP is proud to provide the holiday lights for the community including giant whale sculptures, lighted palm trees, Christmas trees, a giant Adirondack chair, and the popular “Merry Kiss Me” arch. Locals and visitors alike can enjoy strolling carolers, holiday-themed photo ops, visits with Santa, waterfront restaurant offerings, boutique holiday shopping and more. 

Christmas Lights in SoCal – East Side of Los Angeles

Harbeck Christmas lights in Pasadena
Photo courtesy of Harbeck Lights

Harbeck Lights

Harbeck Lights animated Christmas Light Show featuring over 100,000 channels of RGB color changing pixels will amaze your senses! The show is a true Light Show that runs on a 16 minute loop with the lights synced to both classic and new Holiday songs. The show is known for its custom animations on a mega LED screen featuring retro 8-bit video game characters with classics like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Mario and many more! Enjoy more animated crowd favorites such as Santa, Rudolf, Jack Frost, Snoopy, Hello Kitty, Jack Skellington, and on and on!

Christmas Tree Lane Altadena
Santa Rosa Avenue between Altadena Dr. and Mariposa St., Altadena, CA 

Christmas Tree Lane is considered the “oldest large-scale Christmas lighting-spectacle in the United States.” For more than 90 years, the deodar trees along Santa Rosa Avenue are decorated with thousands of lights. While there won’t be a traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony this year (due to covid-19), the lights will twinkle and the holiday spirit will be plentiful in this Altadena neighborhood. Check their website for the latest updates.

giant Christmas Tree and holiday lights at the Grove
Christmas Tree at the Grove

Newburgh Lights Show
609 E. Newburgh St., Glendora 91740

This Christmas light show has been going on for over a decade! Tune in 101.5 FM for music. Sounds amazing!

Upper Hastings Ranch
bordered by Sierra Madre Blvd, Rivera Dr, Michillinda Ave, Pasadena, CA

This Pasadena neighborhood has been decorating for the holidays for more than 60 years. Drive through the neighborhood or park the car and take a stroll and marvel at the creative decorations and themed streets in this festive neighborhood. Light up hours are 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm nightly. 

Griswold’s Family Christmas
15912 Golva Dr, La Mirada, CA 90638

This home is super famous for re-creating the home and light display from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, down to the level of painting the house to match the fictional one in the movie. The light display has been happening since 2018 and is a big hit with the local community.

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Christmas Lights in the Valley and North

Sylmar Spectacular
13953 Olive Grove Ln, Sylmar, CA 91342

This Christmas light show is definitely one to tell your friends about; featuring a 55 min show (on repeat) filled with new and classic songs performed by “Will & Jill” the singing Christmas light duo. From the comfort of your car, simply tune into 104.1FM to listen and be amazed at a light show like you’ve never seen before! 5:15pm – 10:20pm nightly through NYE Happy Holidays!

Lilley Hall Toluca Lake
10104 Moorpark Street Toluca Lake 91602

This is an Historic Home with hundreds of vintage collectibles and 50,000+ lights. Must be seen – it’s fantastic!

Pace Family Home
6034 El Canon Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

This is our first year at an RGB LED musical Christmas Display. We have over 3000 lights Including a matrix mega tree and star that sequence to many different songs, a Christmas hologram video display, and Snow Machine! We currently have 17 different song sequences that run from 5 PM till 11 PM every day. We will be adding more to this display every year. Here is a link to YouTube with one of our example sequences: https://youtu.be/SGGfM8CfqMg

Candy Cane Lane Woodland Hills
Lubao & Oxnard Streets, Woodland Hills, CA 

Candy Cane Lane in Woodland Hills is an eight square-block area that is annually transformed into a magical winter wonderland. This annual tradition began back in 1952, and since then, residents try to outdo each other each year with dazzling light displays. Periodically, Santa is available for photos with children. Traditionally, the festivities begin on the 2nd Saturday of December and lasts through the end of the year.

Newbury Park Animated Holiday Light Show
Photo courtesy of the Newbury Park homeowners

Newbury Park Animated Holiday Light Show

This spectacular holiday light display in Newbury Park is a must-see for SoCal! The show runs 5PM-10PM nightly through 12/31. Simulcast to music on 100.5 FM. Amazing!

Spectacular Lights in Tarzana
5330 Topeka Dr. Tarzana Ca. 91356

Neighbors say it’s like a mini Disneyland – check it out!

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Come see a synchronized light show set to Christmas songs by Mariah, Katy, and Kelly with an animated gingerbread train that makes its own peppermint scented “smoke.”

the cookie train christmas lighting display
The Cookie Train, photo courtesy of the Cookie designer

Wakefield Winter Wonderland
21865 Copper Hill Dr., Santa Clarita, CA 91350

This annual tradition involves cul-de-sacs featuring homes that go all-out for the holiday season. You’ll feel like you’re on a movie set as you look from one home to the next. Your family will enjoy the sight of thousands of lights and festive displays. Lights are generally on each evening throughout December from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. No word yet if this event is still happening this year. Check the website for details. 

Nortons Winter Wonderland
513 N. Florence Ave., Burbank, CA 

The Norton Family is counting down the days until Christmas. However, one of the neighbors on the street, who always celebrates and decorates his home, will not be participating, so know that it will look different this year than in year’s past. Also note, the holiday display will not be on during rain. 

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Yolanda Lights
7300 block of Yolanda Ave, Reseda, CA

Yolanda Lights has been enchanting families for more than 10 years. Each year, families enjoy the “incandescent tunnels of warm light” which “straddle the sidewalk on both sides of the street and extend almost the entire block.” Families are invited to walk or ride (skates, strollers, wagons, bikes) through the tunnels. This holiday light display is a neighborhood effort stressing cooperation rather than competition. Continue to check the website for updates about this year’s event. No word yet, if this neighborhood will continue the tradition this year.

Holiday Lights on the Westside

The Holiday House
3547 McLaughlin Avenue, Mar Vista 90066

This yard is filled with inflatables and lights, and they’ve got a terrific musical show to go with it all. Check them out at Halloween, too!

Fabulous Christmas Lights at Private Home
Corner of Palms Blvd and Federal Avenue, Mar Vista 90066

This homeowner goes all out, with lights, music, and inflatables.

Overland Ave Festival of Lights
10803 Overland Ave. Culver City, 90230

One of the largest light shows in the state, according to the homeowners. 300 feet and 6 houses all with music. Broadcast on FM 97.3.

Marina Lights at Burton Chace Park
Marina del Rey, CA

Take a stroll through Marina del Rey’s Burton Chace Park this holiday season and enjoy it, decorated with holiday lights. Throughout December, from 4-10pm, you’ll be able to see the festive decor and delight in the season. Get more info about their annual Christmas Boat Parade HERE.

Holidays at The Grove
189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Each year, The Grove is home to a 100-foot tall fir tree, decorated with more than 15,000 lights and 10,000 ornaments. Additionally, families would enjoy a special “snowfall” each evening at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Music performances, and visits with Santa make an outing to The Grove memorable and festive. Check the website for updates regarding this year’s festivities. 

Winterlit in Santa Monica
3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Winterlit holiday art installations and festivities will light up Downtown Santa Monica all season long.Third Street Promenade will glow under tens of thousands of lights illuminating festive outdoor retail and dining, and you can get more info when you click.

Venice Sign Lighting for the Holidays

The historic Venice Sign will light up for the Holidays again this year. You can attend the celebration on December 4th, and see the classic sign at the corner of Pacific and Windward streets in Venice.

Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills
300 block of Rodeo Drive 

Lavish Rodeo Drive gets a festive makeover during the holidays with thousands of twinkly holiday lights. The festivities generally include many activities including live musical performances and visits with Santa. Each year, the holiday season officially kicks off with the Rodeo Drive Lighting Celebration. No word yet if this event is still happening this year. Be sure to check the website for updates.

Christmas Lights in Downtown Los Angeles

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Sparkle DTLA at The Bloc
700 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 

“Experience a magical holiday show as 18 million hues of lights illuminate the night and synchronize to festive tunes.” Sparkle DTLA features many great photo opportunities, a 32 foot Christmas tree, a 16 foot holiday ornament, and more. This event is free. The nightly light show happens on the hour at 5, 6, 7 8, and 9 pm. This special event runs through January 2nd, 2022. 

Go Little Tokyo Holidays
Little Tokyo, DTLA

The streets of Little Tokyo will be decked out in festive lighting and decor and are full of everything from neighborhood markets to boutique specialty shops, some of LA’s best ramen and sushi restaurants, traditional mochi desserts and matcha drinks, and more.

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Holiday Lights at the Grove (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Christmas Lights in the South Bay

Candy Cane Lane El Segundo
1200 Block of East Acacia Avenue, West of Sepulveda, El Segundo, CA

Every holiday season since 1919, the residents of East Acacia Avenue in El Segundo create a magical wonderland of lights and decorations. The event usually begins the 2nd Saturday of December and continues through New Year’s weekend. Santa’s sleigh has even been known to stop by. No word yet if this neighborhood will continue this tradition this year. 

Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza
Roberts Rd off of Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA

This is a neighborhood event that has been taking place for over 40 years, described as “one of the most spectacular displays of Christmas Lights in the South Bay.” You’ll find homes decorated with thousands of lights, which you can enjoy by driving or walking through the neighborhood. You’ll be oohing and aahing all night. Enjoy the lights throughout December from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm each night. 

Annual Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade
Daisy Ave. between PCH and Willow St., Long Beach, CA

Daisy Avenue in Long Beach begins the holiday season with an annual parade. Families can view an enchanting Christmas Village, nativity scenes, and more. Check the website for all in the info!

Christmas Lights in the Inland Empire

Bainbridge Circle Holiday Extravaganza
Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA 92563

Running from November 27th through Christmas is the Inland Empire’s best neighborhood holiday lights display which features anything but your run-of-the-mill holiday lights display. The Bainbridge Circle Holiday Extravaganza is a multi-home, synchronized lights display complete with music and tons of festive cheer. Enjoy the festivities, walking or driving through, each night from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. PLUS they have a scavenger hunt!

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Wendy Kennar is a mother, writer, and former teacher who has lived her entire life in the same Los Angeles zip code. You can read more from Wendy at her website WendyKennar.com where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).

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