Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights in Torrance

As a family, we just love Christmas lights. You've already seen what our house looks like. Now it was time for us to head to Sleepy Hollow in Torrance. An entire neighborhood that decorates for Christmas!
Jacob joined us for dinner and the five us of headed out. Two days ago this was supposed to be the perfect night for looking at lights. A not to cold 62 degrees, low winds, and clear skies. Jump forward to this morning though and we had a rare southern California rain storm. As we were driving to the neighborhood around 6pm, the skies once again opened up and it started coming down.

Luckily it stopped just as we parked. At least at this early hour, the roads were pretty empty. Give it an hour and there will be cars everywhere. For us though, we're proceeding on foot.

Many of the houses in this neighborhood really go all out.

We followed this crude map I made back in 2014.

Looks like someone has a twin.

I questioned this sign until T told me that if you go far enough in one direction, eventually you'll get to where you're going.

Ian wanted to know if the Grinch here was regular or pretend.

Through-out the neighborhoods there are places selling treats. Here we enjoyed a couple hot chocolates.

I just randomly happened to see this in front of a house that didn't decorate. Odd.

Those giant bulbs are fun.

The love of Disney was obvious here. I see Simba!

After taking a short nap, Alli woke up and couldn't stop pointing at all the lights everywhere.

Stopping for another snack. Churros this time. They came out super hot and fresh. Dare I say better than Disneyland?

Someone enjoyed her bites.

Jack Skellington is huge!

Lights everywhere you turned.
Even though it was getting crowded, the mood was still merry. People wishing you Merry Christmas as you crossed them on the sidewalk, etc. Lots of people commented on our hats. Upon seeing the Christmas lights on the stroller, a couple people yelled from their cars that they loved the stroller lights.

Full of hot chocolate and churro, someone was ready to burn some energy.

A Star Wars Christmas special?

Penguin Championship Wresting?

A sign found on one of the houses here. It helps answer many of the questions people have about the neighborhood and the lights.

Having gone up and down just about all the streets, I asked for a group photo before heading back to the car. I was shocked and amazed to find that everyone was looking at the camera! In the short walk back to the car, once again the clouds parted and the rain started coming down heavy. We quickly piled back into the car and headed home. Our timing couldn't have been better.

It's been a great Christmas season so far. After seeing all the Christmas displays here, Theresa and I have a couple new ideas for our house next year.

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