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Christmas Tree Lane: L.A.’s Answer to a White Christmas

December 06, 2017

SoCal is not exactly known for having a white Christmas. Palm trees and sunny skies, rather than cedars and snow, tend to be the order of the day. That said, if you’re longing for the storybook holiday experience, you can find it around here. You just have to know where to look. One of our favorite attractions during December is Christmas Tree Lane, located in the nearby city of Altadena, just a short drive from our hotel. The 0.7-mile stretch of Santa Rosa Avenue that constitutes Christmas Tree Lane is so named for the massive deodar trees that flank the avenue on each side. First planted almost a century-and-a-half ago by John P. Woodbury, Altadena’s founder, since 1920 the cedars have been decorated each year in an increasingly elaborate display of Christmas lights sure to get you in the holiday spirit. And while we can’t offer any snow to compliment your drive down Christmas Tree Lane, we can promise you the finest cocktail in all of Los Angeles when you return.

Location: Santa Rosa Avenue between Woodbury Road and Altadena Drive

Christmas tree hung with popcorn garlands candles candy canes and other decorations dominating half of frame against a background of pure white

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