Since the holidays are a bit different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Dodgers decided to take a swing (pun intended) at bringing a little blue joy this season with the team’s drive-thru Holiday Festival.

Held nightly at the stadium through Dec. 24, the drive-thru includes typical holiday displays such as lit-up trees and tunnels, characters in Christmas gear and huge inflatable menorahs.

But because this is happening at the home of the 2020 World Series champs, there’s more to this display than just your typical holiday fare — it’s a celebration of the Dodgers’ championship with themed displays mixed in.

So here are five things in the order you’ll see them at the drive-thru that Dodger fans will love.

And sorry Astros fans, you won’t see any decorated trash cans on display.

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

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  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Dodgers Holiday Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

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Blue Elves: Since the Dodgers don’t have to cheat to win, they’re obviously on Santa’s nice list. In fact, they may even be his favorite team because he’s dressed up his elves in Dodger gear. Sporting sparkly Dodger uniforms and matching Dodger face masks, the elves are all over the drive-thru, greeting you at the entrance, dancing, singing and waving at cars as they drive by. And forget the Elf on the Shelf, here there’s one jumping on a trampoline. Santa is also here near the end of the drive-thru, wearing a Dodger face mask while wishing people a merry Christmas and yelling “Go Dodgers,” in between his “Ho ho hos.”

Hall of highlights: Right off the bat (another pun totally hit out of the park), Dodger fans will be reminded of the greatness of this team as they drive between two walls that are brightly lit up with videos of World Series highlights. The videos are mixed with holiday touches as you hear the voice of Dodger announcer Joe Davis calling the last game. Look out one side of the window and there’s Julio Urías pitching on the mound, but instead of a baseball a Christmas ball ornament comes flying at you. Look out the other side and there’s Mookie Betts rounding the bases after his home run. Turn to the other side again and there’s the team rushing to the mound to celebrate their victory. Look for Giants fans and you’ll see none. It’s bright, it’s loud, it’s glorious.

Diving Santa: Remember Justin Turner’s flying tag of the Braves’ Dansby Swanson as he headed home before turning a double play during Game 7 of the NLCS? Yeah, we all do and apparently so does Santa because one display has a life-size figure of Santa dressed as a Dodger in the same flying pose, except for some reason he’s flying in front of a piano in that position. Let’s just hope he’s at least tagging the right keys.

Heads up: For those who miss taking pictures in front of the life-size bobbleheads that usually hang out outside the stadium, get your phones ready because they’re now hanging out at the Dodger drive-thru. There are several near the end of the attraction, including the life-size Tommy Lasorda bobblehead. You can’t get out of the car for a pic, but you can slow down enough for an in the car selfie.

Championship bling: Just in case anyone needs a reminder of how great the Dodgers are, the finale of the attraction includes a drive by the huge World Series rings that are usually located around the stadium. The rings lead to a giant replica of the 2020 World Series trophy, which is maybe about 5 feet tall and is gloriously lit up in an angelic white light, outshining everything else around it.

If You Go:

When: Gates open at 5 p.m. through Dec. 24

Where: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles. Entrance is through Downtown Gate E

Cost: Tickets are $55-$115 and must be purchased online. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Information: mlb.com/dodgers/fans/holiday-festival

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