Just because SoCal's chances of a White Christmas are disappointingly low, doesn't mean L.A. residents skimp on the tinsel and trimmings. If anything, it's added incentive to be ultra-festive when the holidays roll around. And, one quick drive around Lala ("quick" being relative to your proximity to the 405) and it's plain to see that the local store owners take their window displays just as seriously as they do their wares
But, before you drop some serious bones on a full tank, why not save the dough and take a virtual winter wonderland tour of our sunny city? Sure, there's not a flurry in sight, but that shouldn't stop you from sipping hot cocoa as you click through these snaps. Just try not to spill as you scroll — these stunning snaps are that dazzling!
Photographed by Shawna Sellmeyer