Light Festival at Griffith Park runs daily 5-10 PM through the month of December. Avoid traffic by going during the week, Mon-Thurs. However, the walking tour is the best way to see everything while it's vehicle-free during Dec 4-17. The festival will open up to cars on Dec 18-30. For the environmentally-friendly or active folks, you can bring your bike on vehicle-free Mondays, Dec 21st and 28th at 5:00-5:30 PM. Parking is available for free at...
the LA Zoo and shuttles will provide a drop-off at the festival entrance. Other options are to take the Travel Town Train for $7 or go on horseback (check website for details). Remember to bundle up because it can get quite chilly at this time of year in Griffith Park.
Approximate cost of creative date idea = Free.
Actual value of the cheap date idea = Priceless.
Click here for map