Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hastings Ranch Christmas Lights 2011

Organized Christmas displays in the Upper Hastings Ranch neighborhood have been a tradition since 1957.   Last year I spoke with the "mayor" of Hastings Ranch and my 2010 Christmas post has some interesting history of this great annual event.

We drive Hastings Ranch several times during the Christmas season and I always enjoy it.  One of my favorite houses has relatively little in the light category, but shows the old Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer TV special from the 60's.   There is a large screen set up on the front lawn the show plays continually with sound.  Seems whenever I drive by there are cars parked in front of the house and sometimes kids sitting on the grass watching the show.   The house in on Daveric just south of Alegria.     

Of course, when in Hastings Ranch you can also see the lights of the valley below.   Upper Hastings Ranch is on a mesa in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and affords some wonderful views.  


Petrea Burchard said...

The lights are always amazing up there. But the view is the best part.

Anonymous said...

Whenever I think of Hastings Ranch, Bristol Farms always pops into my brain! (After Chuck Hastings of course)

I don't always go up to those parts at night during Christmas, but when I do I marvel at the displays in Hastings Ranch. Merry Christmas to y'all back East! :)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

My favorite is the house where they cut plastic milk containers in half - and use them as lamp shades over the light bulbs. I think that is so clever.

alex said...

seems like a great, heartwarming event. beautiful view.

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