People may look to L.A. as an escape from the cold lured by the breezy palm trees, but locals don’t forget about Christmas just because there is no snow. Just drive down Altadena Rd for a mile; it becomes blanketed in lights each holiday as it transforms into Christmas Tree Lane. If you want to see pomp and spectacle, head to Beverly Hills. Visit the L.A. Zoo to see reindeer and sit for a photo with Santa. Stunning displays you will see include elephant statues animated with projection mapping, a light tunnel and cheerful interpretations of L.A. landmarks.