Southern California December 10, 2017
The Christmas Lights Road Trip Through Southern California That’s Nothing Short Of Magical
Even when it’s 70 degrees outside, Southern California transforms into a winter wonderland with its many Christmas light displays that turn this part of California into a festive holiday destination. If you want to experience all the holiday magic that SoCal has to offer, hop in the car and head out on this festive road trip that will take you to some of the best Christmas lights throughout SoCal.
Click here to enjoy the Christmas Lights Road Trip that will take you on a magical tour of the best holiday light displays in SoCal.
Carve out an entire weekend to experience them all, or just select the spots closest to you to enjoy the holiday lights in your neck of the woods.
1. The Hotel del Coronado — 1500 Orange Avenue in Coronado.
Visiting the historic Hotel del Coronado during the holiday season is like stepping inside a magical snow globe. From the elegant Christmas lights outside to the festive holiday displays inside the lobby, this is one spot you'll want to spend some time wandering to take in the festive surroundings in each and every corner.
2. Balboa Park — San Diego
Southern California's largest and most beautiful urban park is an epic place to see a magnificent display of holiday lights and decor. Stroll through this historic setting and take in the stunning and festive surroundings that will get you into the holiday spirit in no time.
3. San Diego Bay Parade of Lights — Shelter Island to Coronado.
The 46th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is held on December 10 and December 17 beginning at 5 p.m. You can see this festive display of lights for yourself along the parade route beginning at Shelter Island and ending in Coronado.
4. Temecula Valley Wine Country
Temecula Valley wine country is always a beautiful place to visit any time of year, but magic is definitely in the air during the holiday season when the streets, local businesses, and wineries are decked out in Christmas lights. Pictured here: Villa di Calabro Winery and Olive Oil Co at 41955 Main Street.
5. Festival of Lights at the historic Mission Inn — 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501.
With more than 5-million holiday lights glittering and the world's largest mistletoe on display, this is one spectacular destination not to be missed. Located at the historic Mission Inn in downtown Riverside, the Festival of Lights is free and open to the public.
6. Disneyland — Anaheim
Everyone knows that Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, but did you know it's also the most epic place to see Christmas lights? Although it's a ticketed event and you have to pay for park admission, if you time your visit during the Christmas season you'll be treated to the most magical Christmas lights you've ever seen. It truly is right out of a storybook!
7. LA Zoo Lights — 5333 Zoo Drive in Los Angeles.
A spectacular Christmas lights display can be experienced each holiday season at LA Zoo Lights located at 5333 Zoo Drive in Los Angeles at Griffith Park. Stroll through the zoo at night while the animals are sleeping and enjoy the holiday displays and colorful twinkly lights throughout the property. Zoo Lights runs through January 7, 2018. Tickets range from $10.00 to $19.95.
8. Robolights — 1077 E Granvia Valmonte in Palm Springs, California.
One of the most artistic Christmas lights displays you'll ever see, Robolights will completely enchant you with its wild, wacky, and enchanting light displays. From a giant Santa to magnificent and artistic holiday creatures of every kind, this is one display that completely stretches the imagination. Robolights runs until January 8, 2018 from 4 to 9:30 p.m. each and every night including holidays.
What a perfect way to embrace the magic of Christmas. Where are your favorite destinations in SoCal to see holiday lights and Christmas displays?
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