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5 Best Christmas Holiday Lights in Los Angeles to Walk Your Dog to


Written by Emily Bayne

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Published: 12/09/2020, edited: 10/26/2022

Daily dog walks during Christmas are a whole mood — fun decorations and elaborate light displays are sure to excite people and pooches of all ages. If you’re new to Los Angeles, you’re probably wondering what areas to hit for the best sights and lights. Well, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of the 5 best neighborhoods for Christmas holiday lights in LA to walk your dog to.

#1. Candy Cane Lane, El Segundo

Candy Cane Lane is paws-down the most popular residential area for holiday light viewing. This El Segundo neighborhood hasn’t missed a chance to get lit for Christmas since 1949. You’ll see lights strung from every house along the road from East Acacia Avenue to California Street. This area is so “pawpular” for light seers that police typically barricade off the road to ensure walker safety.

#2. Christmas Tree Lane, Altadena

Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena is another "mutts-see" holiday light attraction. This mile-long stretch is lined with dozens of towering evergreens that have been strung with lights as far as the eyes can see. The trees were planted more than a century ago but they were first lit in 1920. Visitors flock from all over the country each year to see this beautiful display.

#3. Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights, Torrance

Tucked within the Pacific Coast Highway is a little neighborhood with a bright glow. Sleepy Hollow in Torrance is under 30 minutes from the heart of LA and boasts an impressive array of Christmas decorations from lighted monster trucks to enormous inflatables. 

People and pups are welcome to see the lights from 6 pm to 10 pm from the beginning of December until New Years Day. Feel free to find a parking place and walk the grounds; most people do! If you have human kiddos, this is a spot you don’t want to miss.

#4. Candy Cane Lane, Woodland Hills

Yep, LA county boasts not one but two different Candy Cane Lanes, both with spectacular light displays. Each house in this adorable little neighborhood has a different theme, from cartoon characters and festive superheroes to — you guessed it — candy canes! 

Candy Cane Lane's light display starts mid-December and runs through New Years Day. Both Lubao and Oxnard Streets are fully lit, so park your car and take a stroll. Your pup will love it! 

#5. The Grove, Los Angeles

The Grove isn’t a neighborhood, but it’s one of the most festive locations in the heart of LA. This outdoor mall is super pup-friendly year-round, but especially so during the Christmas season. Stroll the outdoor pathways as the sounds of Christmas music fills your ears and the colorful glow of the holiday displays light your eyes. 

Fido will love that many of the vendors leave out water and treats for the furry shoppers. Since many shops welcome dogs, you can even get some last-minute shopping done during your walk!

We hope these 5 neighborhoods will make your Christmas merry and bright! Are you planning on sight-seeing with your pup this holiday season? If you do, post your pictures on Facebook and tag us

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