Los Angeles is well known for being big on everything - from the highways to the movie stars and even the beaches, there’s very little about the City of Angels that would be considered small. That’s no different during the holidays for festive light displays around Los Angeles. We picked some of the outstanding light displays featured on Red Tricycle and are making sure they are on your list of places to check out.
The Los Angeles Zoo lights are back in action this year for the first time since 2009, and there are enough lights along with the animals to even make Clark Griswold jealous. Even though the animals will be asleep, each night from 6 to 10, the zoo will light up into an incredible winter jungle display filled with interactive events for children and the inner children in adults. In addition to a nearly unbeatable display, Santa will be at the zoo, and reindeer will be there, too. In fact, the Los Angeles Zoo will be the only place is L.A. this year where reindeer will be, so make sure you and your kids stop by to see if reindeer really know how to fly.
If you like to incorporate the beach into your holiday plans, you’re in luck because the canals of Naples in Long Beach can combine beach and holiday into the perfect evening out. Christmas trees and lights line the canals and private homes, and on December 13th, there’s even a floating Christmas parade in the canals. It’s truly an experience you won’t find many places outside of California. Plus, there are tons of walkways along the canals, so you can get out of your car and not have to worry about traffic.
If you’re up for a little drive, head north of Los Angeles to Reseda, California, very close to the Van Nuys airport. In the 7300 block of Yolanda Avenue, you will find the Yolanda Lights. The neighbors along Yolanda spend each year putting up tunnels of lights along their sidewalks, which make a winter wonderland in the middle of an urban area. Residents say it brought them closer together, so they are hoping to bring everyone in L.A. closer together by sharing in their Christmas tradition. The tunnels of lights line sidewalks on both sides of Yolanda Avenue, making for an experience no one will soon forget.
If these light displays don’t get the Grinch out of your system this holiday season, maybe US Coachways can, with our “How The Grinch Gave You A Discount” special. Save up to 10% on your charter bus or limo rental to take you and your whos around Los Angeles to see the sights and lights. Check out the special on our website or call us at 1-800-272-0633 to get your quote. Make sure to use promo code GRINCH to save yourself some money this holiday season.