Off-Ramp

Off-Ramp host John Rabe and contributors share thoughts on arts, culture, and life in L.A.

Big Changes for the LA DWP Festival of Lights


Don’t expect to drive through the LA DWP Festival of Lights for a few more weeks. The DWP is stressing greenity this year, with a bike night preview and two weeks where NO vehicles will be allowed. You’ll have to walk, which is a good thing after Thanksgiving and before Christmas, right?

Here’s the DWP’s news release:

LOS ANGELES — It just wouldn’t be the holidays in Los Angeles without the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) annual Holiday Light Festival in Griffith Park. A beloved tradition that is free of charge and open to all, Angelenos from across the city are invited to come view more than one million energy-efficient LED lights in festive displays showcasing the uniqueness of the City of Los Angeles.

The schedule for the 14th annual Holiday Light Festival is as follows:

December 3: “Bike Night” Preview -- Bicyclists will have the festival all to themselves from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. No motor traffic will be permitted.

December 4-17: Vehicle-Free Nights -- These nights will be for pedestrians only, as no cars will be on the route. Walkers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, dress warmly for the two-mile stroll and arrive no later than 8:30 p.m. in order to have enough time to walk the entire route before 10:00 p.m. closing.

December 11-13: Family Fun Mini-Fair -- Representatives of our sponsoring partners and other City departments will share information on family acitivities and various City services. Participants include Radio Disney, First 5 LA, the Music Center, Travel Town and more. The Family Fun Mini-Fair will run from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. during these nights and will be located near the L.A. Zoo parking lot.

December 18-30: Traditional Festival -- The festival will be open to motor vehicles. Paths will remain open for pedestrians from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Drivers may enter the festival on Crystal Springs Drive and Riverside Drive.

Free parking will be available in the L.A. Zoo parking lot, off of Zoo Drive, on a first come, first served basis. Shuttle pick-up service will be available in the Zoo parking lot during the traditional festival, December 18-30.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Enjoy reading Off-Ramp? You might like KPCC’s other blogs.

What's popular now on KPCC