By far the best place to check out a festive display of Christmas Lights in Santa Clarita, is over in the Saugus area, at Wakefield Ct. It’s right off of Copper Hill. Just turn on Courtland Way, and you’re there.
Lights, everywhere! From street light to street light, to the lawns, to the roofs, to the cars. It feels as if there isn’t a single square foot of space outside that Southern California Edison is providing electricity to. It’s really beautiful, and the kids dig it. If you’re planning on checking it out, and you should, go on the weekend. It’s packed. And that’s the cool part, because you don’t see that everyday. There are lines of cars going about 1MPH down the street. Bumper to bumper, headlights off to enhance the experience for all. You’ll even see cars that are decked out and decorated as well as you pass them by.
Homeowners are all in on this festivity. Many of them hangout in the front of their house, like it’s a street party, warming up to portable fire pits on their driveways. I also noted a few people capitalizing on the experience, selling mistletoes for a dollar each. Another family had their garage open and they were playing their piano and drums, belting out holiday tunes.
Some people park their car on Wakefield Ct, and get out to walk the entire street. Some park off the street in a separate area due to the congestion. It doesn’t really matter. I think you’ll enjoy the experience, walking it, or driving it.
If not this year, perhaps in 2011, you’ll check out Santa Clarita’s own Candy Cane Lane – Wakefield Winter Wonderland! Check out the photo below. Even Google got into the action at some point during the day, and snapped a photo of the street entrance, during the holidays. You can see the giant sized candycanes lining the street.
Check out my slideshow of what amounted to be just average photos, taken from a moving car, on the night I visited Wakefield Ct in Saugus with the family.
FLICKR SLIDEHOW – WAKEFIELD CT, SAUGUS, CA:
I’d like to give a BIG thank you to all of the homeowners/residents who collaborate to put this together. It’s an asset to the community.
Now how can I tie this to real estate? Let me start by saying, while I was driving through the extravaganza, my 5 year old son said, “Dad, I want to live on this street.” Could it be, that home values on this one particular street, could actually be higher, because of an added demand from people who’d love to be a part of putting this type of a show on for the public? I mean, it would be pretty cool to say that you grew up on that street. Cool memories, right? Unless you’re the hermit type. I’m sure its crossed more than one persons mind. With that said I was just looking at a real estate listing (old one) on this street, and it was actually disclosed in the private remarks of the Santa Clarita MLS that Wakefield Ct is a tourist attraction. Essentially warning buyers and their agents about the hoopla that happens every December. Interesting.
If you’re interested in viewing homes for sale in the community that Wakefield Ct is a part of – Ridge View tract of Saugus, just click that link. It’s a pretty low inventory community. There may not be any for sale at the time you’re checking.