Photo courtesy of Christmas in Color
Photo courtesy of Christmas in Color

Holiday Light Shows: Drive-thru and Drive-by Christmas Displays around LA for 2020

There's no question that the 2020 holiday season could use a little extra cheer, and holiday lights could be just the ticket. Even though we won't have all of our usual Christmas lights, with popular displays like Descanso Gardens and the Queen Mary taking a COVID hiatus, several creative folks out there are treating us to some new and intriguing light displays that we can enjoy safely from our cars. Local fairgrounds, race tracks, and even mall parking lots are converting to festive drive-thrus to give families something to smile about this Christmas.

Of course, we're still hoping that many of our festive SoCal neighbors will keep up their annual decorating traditions and treat us to some of the wonderful neighborhood holiday light displays we count on, but understandably some of these folks are wary of attracting the usual Christmastime crowds. The destinations below offer a range of experiences from elves on shelves to Santa's Speedway, all responsibly socially distanced. Choose one or two outings from these SoCal light displays to get the holidays jump-started from inside your car!

Fairplex in Pomona
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Irwindale Speedway & Event Center
500 Speedway Drive
Irwindale, CA 91706

6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 93102

Pico Rivera Sports Arena
11003 Sports Arena Dr.
Pico Rivera, CA 90601

Ventura Fairgrounds
10 West Harbor Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001

Raging Waters
111 Raging Waters Drive
San Dimas, CA 91773

Six Flags Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy,
Valencia, CA 91355

Stephen Wise Temple
15500 Stephen S Wise Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001

OC Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

HeyWhatsYourFace, Inc warehouse
7729 Burnet Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Saddleback Church
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Silver Lakes Park
5555 Hamner Avenue
Norco, CA 92860

Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Dr
Irvine, CA 92612

St. John Bosco High School
13640 Bellflower Blvd,
Bellflower, CA 90706

Legg Lake @ Whittier Narrows Recreation Area:
750 Santa Anita Ave
South El Monte, CA 91733

Toyota Arena
4000 East Ontario Center Pkwy Vehicles should enter through Gate B, located off Concourse Drive
Ontario, CA 91764

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
3649 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501

Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

Candy Cane Lane
1200 Acacia
El Segundo, CA 90245

Candy Cane Lane
Lubao and Oxnard Streets
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Christmas Tree Lane
2024 Santa Rosa Lane
Altadena, CA 91003

Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights
Robert Road
Torrance, CA 90505

Upper Hastings Ranch
East Sierra Madre
Pasadena, CA 91107

Daisy Avenue Christmas Lights
2000 Daisy Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806

Yolanda Lights
7300 Yolanda Ave.
Reseda, CA 91335

Nortons Winter Wonderland
513 N. Flornce Street
Burbank, CA 91505

The Balian Mansion
Mendocino Lane
Altadena, CA 91003

Winter Wonderland Simi Valley
469 Highland Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Timberdale and Pinedale Roads
4500 Tierra Rejada Rd.
Moorpark, CA 93021

Wakefield Wonderland
Wakefield Court
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Roundhouse Aquarium
2 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Kids Club on The Green
Americana at Brand - 10:00 AM
WE Drive-Ins (Santa Monica)
WE Drive-Ins - 7:00 PM
Open: Aquarium of the Pacific Outdoor Exhibits
Aquarium of the Pacific - various times
Open: LA Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo - various times
Arena Cinelounge Drive-In
Arena Cinelounge - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides