I recently visited Thoroughbred Street in Rancho Cucamonga and I was very impressed by the light displays.
Many neighbors were selling hot chocolate, fresh churros, nachos, bacon wrapped hot dogs, water, cookies, and brownies. I wish I had more cash on me.
The light displays were amazing. One house even had a tiny trolley circling a large Christmas tree in the front yard. Another house had a small plane in the front yard. The street was packed, the parking was limited, but the holiday spirit was everywhere.
I really recommend Thoroughbred Street although there are many other locations in Southern California (see below list) that are equally as impressive. You can view additional photos of holiday light displays on the Camping Fantastic Facebook page. Where did you go this year to get into the holiday spirit?
Where to go:
Nativity scene at the gates of the Bob Hope Estate (last year to see it)
Intersection of Moorpark St & Ledge Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91602
Christmas Tree Lane, Altadena
Take the 210, take Arroyo Blvd. exit toward Windsor Avenue. Turn left onto N. Arroyo Blvd. N. Arroyo Blvd. becomes Windsor Ave. Turn right onto West. Woodbury Rd. Turn left onto Santa Rosa Ave, which is Christmas Tree Lane. Christmas Tree Lane ends at Altadena Dr.
Christmas Tree Lane, Long Beach:
Daisy Avenue between Willow Street & Pacific Coast Highway
Candy Cane Lane in Woodland Hills:
At the intersection of Lubao and Oxnard Streets in Woodland Hills.
Thoroughbred Street in Rancho Cucamonga:
Located near 8273 Thoroughbred Street, Take 210 Fwy. Exit Carnelian, head South, turn right on 19th, turn right on Sapphire Street heading North. Follow signs and turn left on Jennet Street if you want to drive through the street or turn right and park if you want to walk it. A better option if you want to walk through the event would be to head north on Carnelian and look for open parking near the event. You may have to park as far as Hillside St. and Sapphire Street when it is busy. Allow plenty of time and watch for people and cars. Make sure to read all signs as parking is prohibited in some areas and some streets may be blocked.
More information on other Holiday light displays and events:
Lights shine bright on Thoroughbred Street
Holiday Christmas Light Displays & Tree Lighting Ceremonies
in Los Angeles & Southern California:
Where to See Christmas Light Displays:
Candy Cane Lane in Woodland Hills-Tarzana:
Residential Holiday Light Displays Around Ventura County:
Christmas Tree Lane in Ventura County near Oxnard
San Diego Holiday and Christmas Light Displays