Snowflakes aren’t usually the winter wonders that grace the Southern California Christmas season. Here in Ontario, California we are graced with beautiful 80 degree weather that pops in and out between chilly winter nights. If you are ever caught wondering what to do with your kids during the Christmas season, it is just those chilly nights that will allow you and your little ones to celebrate the scarf wearing fun that comes with the season in Ontario, California.
The most sought out nightly event in our area would be one not too far from our holiday home at Ayres Hotel & Suites Ontario Convention Center. Just neighborhoods away from our Ontario, California hotel is the popular destination of “Thoroughbred Lane Light Extravaganza.” This brightly festive neighborhood has come together each year for the past two decades to decorate their homes in hopes of creating a nightly winter wonderland for all in the city of Ontario to enjoy.
Upon arriving in Thoroughbred Lane, you will encounter luminous decorations and familiar melodies coming from each house. Families looking for things to do for fun come from far and wide to witness the cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Perhaps you’ll enjoy Santa sharing a “Ho! Ho! Ho!” with you as you gaze at the carnival wheels of elves or the icicle laden trees next to the homemade wooden cutouts of your favorites cartoon characters in holiday outfits. If the excitement of all the lights makes you a bit chilly and hungry, vendors are sprinkled throughout this Ontario, California neighborhood carrying Christmas favorites such as tamales, hot cocoa (with or without marshmallows!) , candy canes, and cookies by the dozen.
This stroll through the endless Yuletide cheer is surely one to cherish with all your closest loved ones and an exciting night out if you are lounging in our hotel and wondering what to do with the kids. If a stroll is not quite your plan, then you’re welcome to cruise through this seasonal delight in the warmth of your own car. By wheel or by feet, this Ontario, California neighborhood marvel is one to tickle your nostalgia and dazzle the gaze of anyone hoping to relish in the delights of the Christmas season.
Ayres Hotel & Suites Ontario Convention Center