Sunday, December 18, 2011

Lights, Camera, Christmas!

We went to El Segundo's Candy Cane Lane tonight since we had a couple of minutes (OK, hours) to kill before bedtime. It was actually quite charming and a rare example of a great walkable L.A. experience for little kids. I mean, we had to drive there (of course), but once we landed it all very safe and secure and the many parents were all collectively looking out for the many elves toddling around.

Note to self (and my three readers) for next year: Enter 1320 E. Imperial Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245 into Google Maps for optimum uncrowded easy-walk parking.

A couple of real live peanuts check out Snoopy's dog house. And note the real live Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
So much to see!
There were not one but two model trains along the route, including this very sleek shipping-container freight train, as well as a North Pole Airport setup featuring fairly large model planes.
It's hard to see but this house has both (a) a giant fluffy cypress cleverly transformed into Santa through application of a hat, a sheet beard and a jacket of red lights and (b) an array of Twelve Days of Christmas boards on the front porch topped off by a "partridge in a pear tree" board in the tree.
This house is set up as a Christmas movie theater (note the marquee over the door), and they play holiday movies on a big screen set in their front window. I bet anything they change the movies everyday. Tonight's selection was Christmas Vacation.

Feliz Navidad everybody!

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