Deck the halls with boughs of holly... or your house. One neighborhood in Woodland Hills at Lubao and Oxnard Streets transforms into Candy Lane from Saturday, December 14, 2013 through New Year's Day. Dim your headlights and roll slowly down the colorfully lit eight square blocks before 10 p.m. on week nights and 11 p.m. on weekends. Bring the kids. It's free!
Ever since 1952, residents have been trying to outdo each other with their amazing light displays each year. Santa has been spotted posing for photos with children, and some of his elves have been caught roaming. Food trucks and people selling light sticks have been known to show up, and sometimes folks pass out hot chocolate. There's even been snow! Fake, of course. After all, this is L.A. Click here for more illumination.
Take the 101. The closest exit is Winnetka, but be forewarned, traffic can be a nightmare. Study a map, and figure out a better route (i.e. Try Corbin off of Ventura). Avoid entering on Oxnard as that also jams. It's less of a hassle if you arrive around 5 p.m., especially on a week night. The best thing to do is to find a place to park, bundle up and walk! You'll want to take photos on a sleigh or the makeshift pirate ship.
Be grateful you won't have to pay the electric bill.
Lubao and Oxnard Streets
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