The holiday season in California is officially upon us and that means it's time to get in your car and go see yourself some holiday light displays — a lot of which are drive-thrus this year (but many that are not!).
Here are seven bright and festive holiday lights displays around California to get you into the Christmas-time spirit.
Price: $60 per car
When: November 30 through December 23, and December 26 through December 30
Address: 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA
Why You Need To Go: This gigantic drive-thru show setting up shop in Woodland Hills is made up of literally millions of lights and is put on by an actual production company. You'll drive through open-air installations, tunnels filled with lights, elaborate sets, immersive stories, AND a full forest set up.
When: November 16 through January 3, 2021
Address: 700 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles (parking located at 700 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles
Why You Need To Go: This nightly light show will be happening at The Bloc in Downtown Los Angeles and includes one of the largest multi-colored interactive holiday displays in the city (18 million hues of lights!), all set to synchronized music. Shows are at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. every night — masks are required.
The Elf on a Shelf's Magical Holiday Journey
Price: Starting at $24.95 per person
When: November 12 through January 3, 2021
Address: The Fairplex LA County Fairgrounds, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA
Why You Need To Go: Think the Elf on a Shelf is just for kids? You wouldn't be totally wrong but you'd also be missing out on this extreme festive and honestly super weird holiday light drive-thru — the whole thing begins with you magically "shrinking down to elf size" (intriguing, please go on).
Christmas in Color
Price: $30 per car
When: November 20 through January 3, 2021
Address: 111 Raging Waters Drive, San Dimas, CA
Why You Need To Go: This mile-long Christmas light extravaganza is made up of over 1.5 million lights set to holiday music straight from your vehicle's radio. You'll drive through flashing lights, snowmen, and giant candy canes — and you can have as many people in your car as is legal (the price doesn't increase!).
GLOW at South Coast Botanic Garden
Price: $34.95 for non-members (and $24.95 for members)
When: November 21 through January 10, 2021
Address: 6300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Why You Need To Go: This visually stunning art installation will use thousands of lights this winter to transform the botanic garden into an oceanic scene, for their "Garden Lights And Ocean Waters" theme. The lights will be scattered amongst the trees and plants, illuminating them in all different colors, to make you feel like you are under a psychedelic sea.
Hikari — A Festival of Lights
Price: $49 per car (Monday through Thursday) and $59 per car (Friday through Sunday)
When: November 27 through January 10, 2021
Address: 5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine, CA
Why You Need To Go: "Hikari" means "shine" in Japanese and that's exactly what you're gonna get at Tanaka Farms this holiday season. You'll drive over 30-acres around the farm for farm-themed light displays, decorating tractors, scarecrows, trees, and more.