Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena is a 0.7-mile stretch of road on Santa Rosa Avenue between Woodbury Avenue and Altadena Drive with trees decorated in 10,000 colorful Christmas lights. Photos don't do this charming lane any justice - visit it and experience the captivating atmosphere for yourself! It's long enough for a nice leisurely drive through, but if you feel like walking or jogging in the Southern California cold, which is typically no lower than 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it's a good distance to do that as well. The lane has been on during the holidays for more than 80 years and is completely funded by the community without corporate support. It's such a wonderful gem in LA County that really lights up the holidays. The lane is located in a residential area with abundant, easy parking.
The Balian House in Altadena is a perfect stop when making rounds for Christmas lights in LA. It's a private residence that is home to the famous ice cream manufacturer, but come Christmas time, thousands of lights and decorations go up, including biblical figures, light trees and even a dinosaur! It's a fascinating sight with multiple facets to the display. There is a setup in the front of the house and on the side. Because it is a residential area, parking isn't too difficult, although when it gets crowded, it can sometimes be a tad bit challenging. The Balian House is also close to Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena, which is really nice so you can easily check out both places while in the area.