Archives For Lights

Tis the season to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays! While most of us in Southern California aren’t going to get much of an “authentic” feel during the holiday season, with temperatures in the 70′s and 80’s and palm trees swaying, we simply do what we can to get into the spirit. Luckily, many of our neighbors have created some holiday cheer to help us spread the joy with our friends and families.

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El Segundo Candy Cane Lane

Since 1949, Candy Cane Lane has been an El Segundo holiday tradition. This block of houses includes a huge array of decorations including a visit from Santa on his sleigh sometime between 7:00 and 9:00 pm nightly. Visitors are encouraged to donate canned food for needy families in El Segundo. The event runs until December 23rd.

Location: 1200 block of East Acacia Avenue, look for the Candy Cane Lane sign. The street is closed to cars, however, nearby parking is not difficult.

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Woodland Hills Candy Cane Lane

The Woodland Hills candy cane lane is located at the intersection of Lubao and Oxnard Streets near Pierce College. This eight square block area has been maintaining this holiday tradition of decorating with lights, characters, and artificial snow since 1952. Santa has been seen roaming around on occasion. Residents request visitors arrive before 10:00 pm weekdays and 11:00 pm weekends and many turn their lights off after that hour to discourage late night neighborhood traffic. Be warned: the traffic getting onto Oxnard backs up. Runs through New Year’s Day. It begins on the 2nd Saturday of December and lasts through the end of the year.

Location: Lubao and Oxnard Streets

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Altadena Christmas Tree Lane

This year Altadena Christmas Tree Lane is celebrating its 90th anniversary. This neighborhood boasts the oldest large-scale Christmas lighting spectacle in the US. This has earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places. It runs from dusk to 10:00 pm weekdays and until midnight weekends and holidays through January 2nd.

Location: Santa Rosa Avenue between Woodbury Avenue and Altadena Drive

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Brea Eagle Hills Christmas Lights

Running through New Year’s Day, this Brea Eagle Hills neighborhood goes all out with 100 homes decked out with lights, decorations, live music, a live nativity scene, and horse-drawn carriages. Some residents even decorate the interior of their homes and allow visitors to peek inside.

Location: Entrance is either via East Birch and South Starflower Streets or East Lambert Road and Sunflower Street.

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South Torrance Sleepy Hollow

This South Torrance neighborhood is fairly remote, located in the Seaside section of Torrance quite a distance from the freeways. Many consider the trek to be worth it to check out the nearly 40-year-old tradition. It’s a cute neighborhood with non-uniform blocks allowing for some “old country” feel as you turn the bends. It is also recommend you park and walk. Runs through New Year’s Day.

Location: Entrance is near the intersection of Anza Avenue and Calle Mayor.

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San Marino Majestic Pines on St. Albans

St. Albans Drive decorates its massive pine trees for the Christmas season and it really is a site best taken in by walking. The effect makes you feel as if you are a miniature character in some fun, surreal, Christmas spectacle.

Location: St. Albans Drive at Huntington Drive.

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WHAT: Candy Cane Lanes And Holiday Lights
WHEN: Multiple cities
WHERE:
Check each neighborhood

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Come get your glide on this holiday season at Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square, celebrating its 17th season for fun in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, open everyday November 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015. 

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Nothing compares to the picture perfect setting of ice skating under the sun and stars surrounded by towering skyscrapers and historical landmarks at LA’s largest outdoor skating rink with the smallest admission price.

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The newly renamed rink kicks off the winter season with a host of free community events for the coolest place with the hottest holiday happenings. With free events like DJ Thursday nights, skating exhibitions, a Snoopy on Ice Showcase, “Single in the City,” and “Polar Bear Skate” theme skating sessions, and more,  there is always something guaranteed to engage and entertain.

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The rink is easily accessible by car, bus or Metro (Pershing Square stop). Underground discount parking is available with rink validation. A partnership with Metro and Metrolink allows riders to receive a $1 skating session discount by showing their Metro/Metrolink transit receipt/pass.

WHAT: Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
WHEN: November 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015
WHERE: 532 South Olive Street | Los Angeles 90012

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $9 per person for a one-hour skating session | Skate Rental: $3 (figure/hockey)

CONTACT INFO: (213) 624-4289

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Kraftwerk

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German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk perform live in eight performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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1. AUTOBAHN (1974) Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – 7:30 pm

The perfect soundtrack for the ultimate roadmovie and the beginning of electropop. This pioneering album is a picturesque journey through musical landscapes and sound paintings. The synthetik symphony features a mesmerizing motorik rhythm around a collage of car horns, engine noise, radio static and floating melodies. Kraftwerk’s modern pop legacy starts here and Autobahn, in its edited form becomes a revolutionary hit single around the world. Kraftwerk compose cinema for the ears.

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2. RADIO-ACTIVITY  (1975) Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – 10:30 pm

A highly innovative science fiction movie soundtrack about radio-activity and the activity of the radio.  This all electronic   concept    album  explores the themes of broadcast communications and nuclear radiation. Surfing on sine waves and scanning the stratosphere for stray radio signals, Kraftwerk plug themselves into a buzzing grid of energy and radio signals.

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3. TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS (1977) Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – 7:30 pm

Kraftwerk celebrate Europe’s romantic past and shimmering future with a glistening panorama of travel and technology, elegance and decadence. The streamlined locomotive sequencer rhythms of ‘Trans Europe Express’ with its pneumatic, piston-pumping beats of ‘ Metal On Metal ‘ are in contrast to the beautiful melody.  New York DJ Afrika Bambaataa would re-construct this song five years later for his own seminal ‘Planet Rock’.  This Kraftwerk album is a milestone in avant-pop modernism and  later becomes a crucial influence on the early pioneers of hip-hop and sampling, electro and industrial music.

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4. THE MAN MACHINE (1978) Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – 10:30 pm

Over  processed robotik rhythms which predate the rise of European techno and trance, Kraftwerk address automation and alienation, space travel and engineering, the seductive allure of urban landscapes and the vacant glamour of celebrity. ‘The Robots’ adds another dimension to Kraftwerk‘s ultra-dry sense of humour and behind its intoxicating melodic pulse, ‘The Model’ is a highly prophetic satire on the beauty industry.  ‘Neon Lights’ is Kraftwerk’s most achingly romantic song to date, a sci-fi lullaby for cities at twilight.

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5. COMPUTER WORLD (1981) Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 7:30 pm

Kraftwerk beam themselves into the future by writing about home computers, online dating and globalised electronic surveillance years before these phenomena truly come into being.   A vision of bright hopes and dark fears of the booming microchip revolution, ‘Computer World’ is a serenely beautiful and almost seamless collage of sensual melodies and liquid beatscapes. Tracks like ‘Numbers’ and ‘Pocket Calculator’, with their weightless bleeps and elastic beats, and their cyberfunk, predict the silky rhythms of Chicago house and inspire a whole generation of Detroit techno artists.

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6. TECHNO POP (1986) Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 10:30 pm

From the block-rocking beats and synthetik language of ‘Boing Boom Tschack’ to the processed vocal chants of MTV-age anthem ‘Musique Non Stop’, Kraftwerk‘s first excursion into digital recording finds both beauty and unease in a world of permanent media overload. The ‘Techno Pop’ album, first released under the name ‘Electric Café’ but now restored to its originally intended title, provides a 360-degree overview of a multi-lingual, multi-channel, musically diverse global village.

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7. THE MIX (1991) Friday, March 21, 2014 – 7:30 pm

Kraftwerk confirm clubland credentials with their Kling Klang Studio live mixing techniques and a return to live concert activities. They rework 11 of their best-loved tunes for a new generation. Original sounds are reconstructed from their archives and sound library at Kling Klang and sequenced for these new versions that now feature more  machine-like rhythms and cleaned-up, liquid-crystal sounds. ‘The Mix’ is a career-spanning collection of legendary electro anthems and a strong statement of the two-way traffic between Kraftwerk and electro club culture.

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8. TOUR DE FRANCE (2003) Friday, March 21, 2014 – 10:30 pm

The year 2003 marked the centenary of the Tour de France and the conceptual starting line for Kraftwerk‘s global touring activities….Minimum-Maximum.  The album features an immaculate new version of their legendary 20-year-old former single, the exquisitely graceful ‘Tour de France’ and the album is a film script that takes the listener through the hills and valleys of the cycling circuit.  From the chunky  electro-funk of ‘Vitamin’ to the restless metallic shimmers of ‘Aero Dynamik’, this is emphatically the sound of 21st century techno visionaries – men and their machines.

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WHAT: Kraftwerk 
WHEN: 
March 18-21, 2014
WHERE:
Los Angeles Phil Harmonic | 151 S Grand Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS:

  • Each concert will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission

CONTACT INFO: (323) 850-2000

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | InstagramYouTube | Yelp

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Tis the season to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays! While most of us in Southern California aren’t going to get much of an “authentic” feel during the holiday season, with temperatures in the 70′s and 80’s and palm trees swaying, we simply do what we can to get into the spirit. Luckily, many of our neighbors have created some holiday cheer to help us spread the joy with our friends and families.

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El Segundo Candy Cane Lane

Since 1949, Candy Cane Lane has been an El Segundo holiday tradition. This block of houses includes a huge array of decorations including a visit from Santa on his sleigh sometime between 7:00 and 9:00 pm nightly. Visitors are encouraged to donate canned food for needy families in El Segundo. The event runs until December 23rd.

Location: 1200 block of East Acacia Avenue, look for the Candy Cane Lane sign. The street is closed to cars, however, nearby parking is not difficult.

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Woodland Hills Candy Cane Lane

The Woodland Hills candy cane lane is located at the intersection of Lubao and Oxnard Streets near Pierce College. This eight square block area has been maintaining this holiday tradition of decorating with lights, characters, and artificial snow since 1952. Santa has been seen roaming around on occasion. Residents request visitors arrive before 10:00 pm weekdays and 11:00 pm weekends and many turn their lights off after that hour to discourage late night neighborhood traffic. Be warned: the traffic getting onto Oxnard backs up. Runs through New Year’s Day. It begins on the 2nd Saturday of December and lasts through the end of the year.

Location: Lubao and Oxnard Streets

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Altadena Christmas Tree Lane

This year Altadena Christmas Tree Lane is celebrating its 90th anniversary. This neighborhood boasts the oldest large-scale Christmas lighting spectacle in the US. This has earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places. It runs from dusk to 10:00 pm weekdays and until midnight weekends and holidays through January 2nd.

Location: Santa Rosa Avenue between Woodbury Avenue and Altadena Drive

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Brea Eagle Hills Christmas Lights

Running through New Year’s Day, this Brea Eagle Hills neighborhood goes all out with 100 homes decked out with lights, decorations, live music, a live nativity scene, and horse-drawn carriages. Some residents even decorate the interior of their homes and allow visitors to peek inside.

Location: Entrance is either via East Birch and South Starflower Streets or East Lambert Road and Sunflower Street.

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South Torrance Sleepy Hollow

This South Torrance neighborhood is fairly remote, located in the Seaside section of Torrance quite a distance from the freeways. Many consider the trek to be worth it to check out the nearly 40-year-old tradition. It’s a cute neighborhood with non-uniform blocks allowing for some “old country” feel as you turn the bends. It is also recommend you park and walk. Runs through New Year’s Day.

Location: Entrance is near the intersection of Anza Avenue and Calle Mayor.

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San Marino Majestic Pines on St. Albans

St. Albans Drive decorates its massive pine trees for the Christmas season and it really is a site best taken in by walking. The effect makes you feel as if you are a miniature character in some fun, surreal, Christmas spectacle.

Location: St. Albans Drive at Huntington Drive.

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WHAT: Candy Cane Lane And Holiday Lights
WHEN: Multiple cities
WHERE: Check each neighborhood

Dear reader,

I appreciate your support and feedback. Please respond to this article now by leaving a comment and/or “liking” it. For exciting, up to date events in Los Angeles, subscribe to this blog via email. You can also share this article with friends and family and visit us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.

Thank you for visiting and also check out XploreSF.com!

Mr. Events.