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.
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano.
Tickets are available at missionsjc.com.
-Christmas in Color (Drive-Thru)
Raging Waters, 101 Raging Waters Drive, San Dimas.
$40-$65 per vehicle at christmasincolor.net
-Dodgers Holiday Festival
Tickets start at $16 per person. Parking is $12-$20. Tickets are available at dodgers.com/holidayfestival.
-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 elfontheshelfjourney.com
-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 descansogardens.org.
-Festival of Lights
Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside. Free admission. missioninn.com
-GLOW at South Coast Botanic Garden
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. $34.95 per person; $24.95 for members. southcoastbotanicgarden.org
King Gillette Ranch, 26800 W. Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas.
-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 lazoo.org
L.A. Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. $30-$32 adults; $18-$20 children ages 3-12 arboretum.org
-Magic of Lights Drive-Thru Experience
Angel Stadium, 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim. $25-$45 per vehicle MagicofLights.com/Anaheim
-Night of Lights OC (Drive-Thru)
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. $59.99-$79.99 per vehicle nightoflightsoc.com.
-Nights of 1000 Lights
Sherman Library and Gardens, 2647 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. $15 members and $25 non-members. thesherman.org
-Reindeer Road (Drive-Thru)
Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. $63.20-$89 per vehicle at worldofillumination.com
-Santa’s Speedway Drive-Thru Experience (Drive-Thru)
Irwindale Speedway, 500 Speedway Drive, Irwindale. $59-$75 per vehicle santasspeedway.com.
-Snow ‘N Glow Holiday Festival Ventura
Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Tickets are available at venturasnownglow.com.
-Snow N’ Glow Holiday Festival Del Mar (Drive-Thru)
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Tickets are available at snownglow.com/delmar
-Wildlights at The Living Desert
The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert. Tickets are available at thelivingdesert.org.
The Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, 30753 La Pata Road, San Juan Capistrano. $5 per person. For tickets go to sanjuanoutpost.com.