Christmas in Southern California


Christmas in Southern California

December 22, 2014 08:54 PM

If you’re not particularly drawn to a snowy holiday season then perhaps a Christmas in Southern California is just what you are looking for.  Replace your hot chocolate and fireplace with a beach towel and sunscreen and head to the sandy beaches of Southern California for a new style of white Christmas.  With your rental RV from Expedition Motor Homesyou can take to the road and experience many of the wonderful things The Golden State has to offer for the holidays.  The list of festivities is endless, but here are a few of our favorites!

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

The New York Times has called this holiday event one of the top ten in the country and for good reason.  From 6:30 – 9pm and from December 17 to the 21take your rental RV down to Newport Beach to watch decorated and lighted canoes, kayaks, personal boats, and multi-million dollar yachts take to the harbor.  The parade travels around the entire harbor, and there isn’t a bad spot to take in the festivities that help make Christmas in Southern California the absolute best.

The Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn

Located in Riverside, California the Mission Inn has created a staple of California holiday tradition over the two-decade history of The Festival of Lights.  The lighting ceremony occurs the day after Thanksgiving, but the display is will be up through Christmas.  Three million Christmas lights will draw your attention and the hundreds of animated figures, both inside and out, can keep you exploring for hours.  With ice-skating, Santa Claus, and delicious Christmas cookies this is one stop you don’t want to miss on your holiday road trip!

The Queen Mary Chill

If you find yourself aching for a little snow and ice during your Christmas in Southern California, drive on over to Long Beach to experience The Queen Mary Chill.  The 2014 season will be the 3rd year of this unique holiday tradition.  Over two million pounds of sparkling ice is brought to the Queen Mary ship to create a winter adventure land, and lights, bright colors, and professional carved sculpturescapture the magic and wonder of the holiday season – creating a wintery escape in sunny Southern California.


Point your steering wheel to Palm Springs this winter to take in the seven million twinkling lights that are a part of Robolights – the largest, and most unique, residential light display in the U.S.  Combining The North Pole with robots in a futuristic winter wonderland all for you to explore, we guarantee you have never seen anything quite like this staple of Southern California Christmas.

Downtown Ice Skating

Just because you’re in California doesn’t mean you have to give up all of your favorite winter past times.  Bring along a pair of ice skates, or rent some on site, if you plan on spending any time in Los Angeles or San Diego.  Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego provides beachside ice-skating, and Pershing Square in downtown LA is a great place to channel your inner figure skater and take part in a variety of great holiday events, contributing to your perfect Christmas in Southern California. This winter, as you take to the road in your rental from Expedition Motor Homes, embrace all that is Christmas in California.  With friendly reminders of colder climates and light displays you simply won’t find anywhere else California is a must visit destination this holiday season. |Contact us now to book your next trip.  


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