Want to escape Southern California for the Holidays, or at least feel like you did? Look no further than Holiday Road. The quiet and sequestered Holiday walk-through attraction puts you in a different part of Southern California where even the cold air feels different. Holiday Road is back again with its improved walk-through format located at King Gillette Ranch. King Gillette Ranch is like its own canyon with its own weather system where we felt it was much colder than when we just exited off the freeway. Therefore, this feeling of a real winter may add to the overall attraction after all.
Holiday Road 2022 Review: Walk-Through
We found this season’s Holiday Road walk-through to be exponentially better than last season’s. You wouldn’t have been able to tell that this ranch housed the Nights of the Jack Halloween walk-through experience just under a month ago; which the same organizers also produce. With a quick turnaround, the event organizers turned this into a Southern Californian winter wonderland. Though it doesn’t snow here in L.A., there will be snow and lots of it at Holiday Road and that’s a guarantee; so much that we were drenched in it walking out.
So how is it better this year you ask? We can’t exactly pinpoint the actual thing, but it’s an assortment of things and the feeling that we got when we arrived. Whether it is the added props that made the paths more complete or just the placement of the props this year; whatever it was made us feel like this was a place we want to be year after year. Call it that Christmas magic if you will, but whatever the event organizers did this year really captured the magical feeling and spread that cheer amongst its visitors.
Holiday Road 2022 Review: Amenities
Holiday Road is good for all ages since it offers more than just a holiday walk-through experience. Aside from over a dozen food trucks present with all sorts of cuisines and foods, there are 2 bar areas within the experience. Young kids and big kids can meet Santa and take photos with the endless amount of photo-ops here at the experience. VIP tickets can be purchased which gives you anytime access on the trail along with a VIP bar.
Our Rating of Holiday Road 2022
1 – Avoid
2 – Not recommended but not all bad
3 – Recommended
4 – Highly Recommended
5 – Must See
A festive winter wonderland walk-through in Southern California, with something for all ages. Holiday Road is a winter destination where you can eat, drink, take Christmas photos, meet Santa and enjoy impressive holiday light decorations for the next 1 to 3 hours.
Holiday Road continues at King Gillette Ranch through December 30. Be sure to enter at the intersection of Mulholland Highway and Wickland Road. Tickets are sold in thirty-minute intervals from 5:00pm-8pm; show closes at 10pm. Prices start at $24.99 for adults and free for children two and under; parking ranges from $5.99-$9.99. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Get more information at https://holidayroadusa.com/