El Segundo High School

El Segundo’s Candy Cane Lane, a dazzling display of holiday lights and community


Once again Christmas is coming to El Segundo, and along with this holiday season there come traditions that we all know and love so much. One of these traditions is Candy Cane Lane, otherwise known as the 26 houses on the 1200 block of East Acacia Avenue, but when the holidays are near, it becomes our favorite street of the year!   This year, Candy Cane Lane commences from Dec. 10–23 at 7 p.m.

Here you will find a block of homes decorated with a huge array of Christmas spirit. The houses are all lighted and twinkling, and adorned with reindeer, giant characters, trains, and music. Each house creates a different theme, combining to be a dazzling, sparkly feast for the eyes, and a joyous experience. Additionally, Santa comes to Candy Cane Lane from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Dec. 10, 11, 15-18, 20, 22, and 23.

The first night of Candy Cane Lane is always the best. Everyone in town comes to see the beautiful Christmas lights on each and every house. There’s always hot chocolate and Santa sitting at the end of the street in his big red sleigh! I can’t wait to see the North Pole airport, the house that has a giant peace sign, the elaborate nativity scene, and the one that displays a movie.

Candy Cane Lane really allows you to feel warm and welcomed. When I moved to El Segundo, it was in December, and the first thing I saw was all the beautiful twinkling Christmas lights displayed on houses throughout town. Candy Cane Lane fills my heart with joy as I get to experience the bliss I felt as a child on Christmas once again.

Candy Cane Lane is part of what makes the community of El Segundo such a special small town in the midst of the larger Los Angeles area. The pride I feel in my hometown of El Segundo is magnified as I see Candy Cane lane welcome visitors from all of over Los Angeles, sharing with mankind the joy of giving at Christmas time.

I can’t wait to celebrate the magic of Christmas with all of you, so grab a warm Christmas sweater, and perhaps a festive hat, and I will see you amongst the lights of Candy Cane Lane. Merry Christmas.

El Segundo’s Candy Cane Lane is located at 1200 East Acacia, El Segundo, December 10 – 23 at 7 p.m.

  • Foot traffic only, and be prepared to walk a few blocks
  • Canned food donations to C.A.S.E and monetary donations to Children’s Hospital taken at Santa’s Tent. 

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