Holiday Light Shows: Walkable and Drive-through Christmas Lights near Los Angeles

Take in a winter wonderland from the car. Photo courtesy of World of Illumination: Reindeer Road
Take in a winter wonderland from the car. Photo courtesy of World of Illumination: Reindeer Road

Boy, will the holidays shine this year! After taking last year off, or converting to drive-through Christmas light displays, Christmas 2021 is twinkling extra bright with Christmas lights all over town. We found half a dozen drive-through Christmas lights shows that dazzle and another 14 fabulous immersive, walk-through winter wonderlands you won't want to miss. While the drive-thrus keep everyone socially distanced and warm in the car, the walk-through's boast everything from snow to ice skating rinks to rides and more.

And if that's not enough Christmas lights for you, our festive SoCal neighbors are going all out with their annual decorating traditions and are treating us to some incredible neighborhood holiday light displays. For even more holiday fun, check out our Guide to Holiday and Christmas Events in Los Angeles.

Places featured in this article:


OC Fair and Event Center

Ventura County Fairgrounds

Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights

Daisy Avenue Christmas Lights

Winter Wonderland Simi Valley

Timberdale and Pinedale Roads
The Great Big Day of Play
The Autry in Griffith Park - 9:00 AM Pick
Getty 25 Community Art Festivals
Multiple Locations throughout LA - 11:00 AM Pick
Museums of the Arroyo Day
Multiple Museums, including The Gamble House - 12:00 PM Pick
Santa Anita Horse Racing and Family Fun Zone
Santa Anita Park - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides