My daughters and grandkids live in The Southland, where holiday season traditions are not tied to things like building a snowman, or chestnuts roasting on an open fire. However, cozying up with a loved one is still very much alive.
While some folks try to trick themselves into that White Christmas feeling with yard decorations, from big light displays to blow-up in Santas in LA lawns covered in blankets of fake snow. Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus and the love he shared, with family and friends.
With my five-year-old Grandson Parker, my wife, daughter, son in law, and granddaughters, we left their Valencia home as a family to search for the best Christmas lights displays in the neighborhood, like my younger daughter Sabrina used to do nationwide when she hosted The Great Christmas Tree Light Fight on ABC. We searched high and low and finally we found these.
Everyone who has untangled Christmas lights knows the creativity patience, love, and dedication which goes into decorating. After years of collecting lights and vintage treasures, many have Christmas decorations, which don’t all fit on their front yard. There’s the 5-foot-tall Santa on the roof, the Santa with his reindeer suspended between two trees, a bunch of real life carolers offering hot chocolate to visitors of their full nativity scene.
This particular neighborhood in Santa Clarita California has managed to bring together an entire community of families for a massive decorated Festival of Lights to celebrate the Christmas spirit.
Now on to hopefully a much better and brighter 2017, with The Epiphany and then followed by The Lunar New Year.