Holiday Attractions in SoCal


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Holiday attractions are popping up all over the place throughout Southern California – zoos, baseball stadiums, water parks and fairgrounds. Here’s a list of 19 walk-thru or drive-thru Christmas-themed events you are not going to want to miss this year. Tickets to all events listed will need to be purchased in advance online. Check the websites before you go because some events are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.

-Capistrano Lights

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano.

Tickets are available at

-Christmas in Color (Drive-Thru)

Raging Waters, 101 Raging Waters Drive, San Dimas.

$40-$65 per vehicle at

-Dodgers Holiday Festival

Tickets start at $16 per person. Parking is $12-$20. Tickets are available at

-Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Journey

Fairplex Pomona, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Tickets start at $19.95 for children ages 3-12 and $24.95 for adults at

Red mug with hot chocolate with melted marshmallow snowman

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-Enchanted Forest of Light

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Decanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. $25-$28 for Descanso Gardens members; $32-$35 for non-members. Tickets are available now at

-Festival of Lights

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside. Free admission.

-GLOW at South Coast Botanic Garden

South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. $34.95 per person; $24.95 for members.

-Holiday Road

King Gillette Ranch, 26800 W. Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas.


Los Angeles Zoo

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-L.A. Zoo Lights

L.A. Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. $24-$22 adults; $16-$17 children ages 2-12; $15 L.A. Zoo Members. Tickets are available at


L.A. Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. $30-$32 adults; $18-$20 children ages 3-12

-Magic of Lights Drive-Thru Experience

Angel Stadium, 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim. $25-$45 per vehicle

-Night of Lights OC (Drive-Thru)

OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. $59.99-$79.99 per vehicle

-Nights of 1000 Lights

Sherman Library and Gardens, 2647 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. $15 members and $25 non-members.

-Reindeer Road (Drive-Thru)

Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. $63.20-$89 per vehicle at

-Santa’s Speedway Drive-Thru Experience (Drive-Thru)

Irwindale Speedway, 500 Speedway Drive, Irwindale. $59-$75 per vehicle

-Snow ‘N Glow Holiday Festival Ventura

Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Tickets are available at

-Snow N’ Glow Holiday Festival Del Mar (Drive-Thru)

Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Tickets are available at

-Wildlights at The Living Desert

The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert. Tickets are available at


The Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, 30753 La Pata Road, San Juan Capistrano. $5 per person. For tickets go to

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