Green, Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, Orange and Yellow Christmas lights;

For several years, residents in the Seaside Ranchos neighborhood in Torrance have elaborately decorated their homes for the holidays. The annual neighborhood coordinated light display in the Seaside Ranchos area of Torrance is not a city-sponsored nor a city-sanctioned event.  The decision to do, or not to do, these displays is entirely upon each of the homeowners and the City is not in any way involved in that decision-making process. Over the years, this neighborhood event has attracted large crowds and has created potential safety hazards. Although not a City event, the City of Torrance does have an obligation to address public safety concerns. This page is meant to answer questions for both residents and visitors related to the Seaside Holiday Lights Display.

Residents and Visitors: Please be aware that on November 27, 2019, City Staff will be implementing the following health and safety measures as directed by City Council:

  • Place 20 additional trash bins for the 2019 Seaside Ranchos Holiday Lights Display. The trash bins will be marked as "Holiday" bins and will be emptied on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the display period. Please be respectful of the Seaside Ranchos Neighborhood and please place all waste in trash bins.
  • Place approximately 60 waterproof temporary NO STOPPING signs along the streets as shown below in the Parking Restriction map. The signs will read as follows:

Dates - 11/29/19 thru 1/1/20
Time - 5 P.M. to 10 P.M.
City of Torrance Public Works Department
TMC 61.6.13
(310) 781-6900

  • For traffic control purposes, two illuminated message boards will be placed on Pacific Coast Highway to inform visitors that traffic delays are expected ahead. The message boards will be placed at PCH and Robert Road for eastbound traffic and at PCH prior to Calle Mayor for westbound traffic.

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2019 Seaside Ranchos Neighborhood - Parking Restrictions

Map of restricted parking on Doris Way, Sharynne Lane, Dennis Road, Reese Road, Carol Drive, Linda Drive, and Robert RoadThere are temporary NO STOPPING signs placed on some residential streets from 5:00-10:00pm for the duration of the Holiday Lights Display. No stopping or parking will be allowed where these signs are posted.  This is for safety reasons, to ensure that emergency vehicles may access the neighborhood, if needed. The dark black line in the map above indicates where parking will be restricted for the 2019 season.

Holiday Lights FAQs


  • Is the holiday light display a City event?
  • What has the City done to reduce traffic congestion and improve public safety?
  • Are there restroom facilities available during the holiday lights display?
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Vendors FAQs


  • What does the eviction moratorium do?
  • What permits do I need if I am a homeowner in the Seaside Ranchos neighborhood and wish to sell food items from my home during the Holiday Lights Display?
  • What type of permits do residents need if they are only reselling packaged food that was bought at a bakery or store (such as a market, Costco, Sam’s, Smart & Final, Target, etc.) and NOT baking or repackaging food?
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