Every year when the Christmas season draws close, the lights in the Woodland Hills neighborhood begin to light up. People come from all over Los Angeles to enjoy the holiday lighting spectacle that is Candy Cane Lane. For years people have brought their kids to the eight block section of LA and that tradition has been passed down through the generations. The lighting festival has been occurring for more than half a century and when people sell their Woodland Hills homes, they look for buyers who are willing to carry on the tradition. Like other community lighting displays, this is neither commercial nor half-done. Visitors cruise through the area in their cars and occasionally stop and chat with the families responsible for the decorations.
It is full-blown and will delight children and adults alike. One house has even created an entire Christmas city, complete with familiar cartoon and Muppet characters in the design. The display runs from Lubao Avenue to Oxnard Street and information can be found at the Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce. For many, it is not truly the Christmas season until they have made their annual trek with their families to the lighting display.