Christmas: it's everywhere. Nextdoor, the "private social media network for your neighborhood" (like a neighborhood watch group, but on the internet), has crowdsourced an interactive map with pins in all the tree lots, Santa displays, over-the-top light displays, and donation opportunities throughout Los Angeles. The map has points from the Valley to the Eastside, so no matter where you are when you make the decision that you absolutely need a tree RIGHT NOW, you can easily find the nearest tree lot and remedy that.
Taking a more curated approach, Redfin has compiled a list of all the best places in the LA area to see some seriously festive Christmas displays.
Pasadena: Upper Hastings Ranch
Naples Island: It's suggested that viewers park off Appian Way at the lot for Mother's Beach to see the Naples Island lights.
Torrance: Sleepy Hollow Christmas Light Extravaganza on Robert Road. Residents suggest parking on Pacific Coast Highway, Calle Mayor, or Prospect Avenue, then walking in.
· Nextdoor's Cheer Map [Nextdoor]
· The Best Neighborhoods to See Holiday Lights in 2014 [Redfin]
· 18 Photos Of LA Decorated For Xmas In the '30s, '40s, & '50s [Curbed LA]