Wishes and Christmas lights at the Venice Canals

If you’re in the Los Angeles area a visit to Venice Beach is a must! If you’re visiting during the Holidays you’re in for a treat. There’s a sort of hidden and very special part of Venice that is lit up and decorated in a very unique and thoughtful way. The Venice Canals.

The canals were founded in 1905 by tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney. He dug several miles of canals to create a European feel in the famous beach town. Many of these canals were filled in 1929 but some still remain, creating a quaint, charming and quiet little neighborhood. And a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the Venice boardwalk. Almost every home has a small dock and a few boats in the water. There are 9 unique bridges over the canals and each Christmas these are decorated with different themes and lights.

Today, Abbot Kinneys presence is still felt in Venice as you can walk down Abbot Kinney Blvd, a short walk from the canals, and shop at trendy boutiques, grab a bite to eat and look at amazing art at the ‘coolest block in America’.

After watching the always beautiful sunset at the beach head down Venice Blvd. The canals are kind of hidden but you’ll see them on your right shortly after passing Pacific.

Most of the wishes were made for other people. For friends and family and for other peoples good health and fortune. Unselfish wishes. Wishes made with kindness and care… so special and so beautiful, touching and fitting for this season of giving.

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