Christmas Tree Lane
Address: Santa Rosa Ave between E Woodbury Rd and Altadena Dr, Altadena
When: Beginning December 10th
In the late 1800s, John P. Woodbury, Altadena's founder, decided to bring deodar cedar trees to Southern California. After two years, the young trees were placed along Santa Rosa Ave, which at the time was meant to be a driveway to the Woodbury estate. Though the estate was never built, the trees remain. In 1920, entrepreneur Frederick C. Nash realized the trees should be lit up for the holidays. Every year since (save a two-year stint in the 1940s), the trees have been aglow with Yuletide cheer. In 1990, Christmas Tree Lane was added to the National Register of Historic Places, and is California State Landmark No. 990. Take a cruise down the lane, about a mile-long, with your favorite holiday jingle on the stereo. This year's lighting ceremony takes place on Saturday, December 10th at 6pm.