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Looking to get more into the holiday spirit? Checking out some of the top spots in Los Angeles for viewing Christmas lights may just do the trick. And this year, there are plenty of places to choose from.

Just a few of this area’s brightest attractions for this year include the following:

Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane is touted as “America’s first large scale Christmas light display.” Here, the lights have been drawing in viewers since the 1920s. In fact, this locale is actually listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The mile long row of massive cedar trees in this area are covered in bright, twinkly lights that are sure to get you in the spirit.

Mission Inn Hotel’s Festival of Lights

In downtown Riverside, you will find the historic Mission Inn adorned with millions of colored lights. As an added bonus, you can also take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, enjoy live entertainment, and even take a look at the decorations while riding a Ferris wheel. And, all of these attractions won’t cost you a dime.

Candy Cane Lane

In El Segundo, you will find an entire block of East Acadia lit up, well, like a Christmas tree! While visiting this display, you may even run into Santa himself. If you plan to take in Candy Cane Lane, though, be sure to bring along a jacket. With the street being closed off to vehicle traffic, you will need to explore this attraction on foot.

Descanso Gardens Forest of Light

While you won’t find Little Red Riding hood in this enchanted forest, you will see eight large light displays that are placed along the mile-long pathway. You can also purchase drinks and snacks on the route. If you plan to head this direction, you will need to make a reservation or purchase your tickets for entry online.