Where lights are festive year-round:
Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, (213) 466-6111. All Hollywood clubs have their ups and downs, but the twinkling lights decorating Dragonfly's back patio never lose their luster. 21 and over, cover varies.
El Chavo, 4441 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, (213) 667-9727. Chucking traditional lighting in favor of fiesta-time fun, this eatery dangles multicolored sombreros, All ages, no cover.
Jacks Sugar Shack, 1707 N. Vine St., Hollywood, (213) 466-7005. Let Jacks' chili pepper lights and tropical island cool cast just the right hue on you and yours. 21 and over, cover varies.
House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (213) 848-5100. The first Christmas it spent on the Strip, this festive club decked its tin-roof top with zillions of pretty white lights. Its operators liked the look so much, they left them on year-round (adding more during the holiday season). Age limit varies, cover varies.
Lava Lounge, 1533 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood, (213) 876-6612. No, it's not an acid flashback, the lights above your head at this peach of a tiki bar change colors all night long. 21 and over, cover varies.
Mr. T's Bowl, 5621 1/2 N. Figueroa Ave., Highland Park, (213) 960-5693. Dangling above the dance floor, the lights add just the right touch of kitschy couture to the T's natural state of chaos. 21 and over, cover varies.
Spaceland, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake, (213) 413-4442. What would a rock 'n' roll club in an old-fashioned discotheque be without some crazy-cool lighting? 21 and over, cover varies.