When the lights start going up, then you know it's Christmas! And whether your holiday of choice is Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, or Kwanzaa there is a timeless joy in taking a spin around the neighborhood to look at the local Christmas lights on houses. The big flashy light displays are coming back after dimming a bit last year to discourage crowds, and there is always a special magic to finding over-the-top lawn displays created by someone's (if thankfully not your) next-door neighbor. Here we've rounded up the best Christmas lights on houses across the city, from famous displays like Candy Cane Lane to smaller neighborhoods that dazzle.
Can't get enough Christmas lights? Check out some of LA's holiday light shows and drive-through Christmas lights events as well as the dazzling light displays in enchanted gardens. Find all this and more in our Guide to Holiday and Christmas Activities for Los Angeles Families.