Christmas under construction in the King Taco parking lot

By Erik Luna

How do people in East Los Angeles know Christmas is around the corner? It’s when an enormous, artificial Christmas tree begins to be assembled in the parking lot of the  King Taco at  Ford and Third streets in what has become an East L.A. holiday tradition. The tree, which started to take shape about two weeks ago, usually stays up into the new year and can be seen from the Metro Gold Line Maravilla Station.


  1. It looks very nice. Good for King Taco.

  2. @Troy…I was going to say the same thing. This is the type of thing that really adds to a community. A locally owned business takes their time and money every year to do something that while might seem small on its own, in aggregate with many other small community efforts equals something quite big. An old-fashioned delight for kids and adults alike. Good for King Taco indeed! Merry Christmas (early!)

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