Christmas Lights at Rick Caruso’s Brentwood Home

Brentwood Holiday Lights

Cool Christmas lights at┬áRick Caruso’s Home in Brentwood

This is one of the most elaborate and cool Christmas light setups I’ve ever seen. The home is located in Brentwood and belongs to Rick Caruso, the owner of The Americana at Brand, The Grove at Farmers Market and other popular properties in the Los Angeles area.

I’d heard about this holiday light setup from a co-worker and yesterday set out to capture it for this site. It was a little tricky since I had to setup my tripod across the street and in a little “island” of sorts in the middle of the road. You can see the lights of the cars zooming by. I kept my cell phone ‘flash light’ app on so cars would see me. I made it out alive so I guess it worked.

Here’s another photo from a different angle. This one is a direct shot in front of the home.

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City of Orange Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Christmas Holiday

19th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession

Each year the City of Orange has a Christmas tradition that brings thousands of people to the Orange Plaza. The north east corner is converted into a stage for the choir and one of the trees is decorated with lights. The Tree Lighting Ceremony is always a hit with the locals and many who come from outside of Orange as well.

It was a cold evening, which made it seem more appropriate to buy some coffee or food from the local vendors. My wife and I arrived just before the actual ceremony started, but the festivities had already been going on for several hours. The entire Orange Plaza is closed off and only foot traffic is allowed.

If you didn’t arrive early, finding a chair was difficult, it was a standing room (plaza) situation. The photo below was what most people were doing.

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