San Diego Christmas Lights Light Up Neighborhoods

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Christmas lights bring cheer with every home on a street lighted up .

San Diego Christmas Lights Light Up Many Neighborhoods

San Diego Christmas Lights Light Up Neighborhoods in San Diego County brings smiles to entire families with their Christmas light displays. Yes, believe it or not, but  when entire San Diego neighborhoods get into the holiday spirit, it brings whole communities together, with people driving from all points of the county just to get a glimpse of someone else’s neighborhood display.

Seeing San Diego Christmas Lights Light Up Neighborhoods is undoubtedly one of the true wonderes of the world. JPlus, the entire family, no matter what age, all enjoy family outings like seeing the lighted homes on a cold evening wrapped in a warm jacket.

Sure, commercial displays might be more grand in some cases, but nothing says Christmas better than a heartfelt lighted residence. The following is a partial list of some of the more well-known (and annual) holiday light displays.

San Diego Christmas Lights Light Up Neighborhoods

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1. Allied Gardens
2. Carmel Mountain Ranch
3. Chula Vista
4. Clairemont
5. East San Diego
6. El Cajon
7. Lomita
8. Poway
9. Rancho Peñasquitos
10. San Carlos
11. San Marcos
12. Santee
13. Serra Mesa
14. Tierrasanta
15. Vista

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7048 Hillsboro St.
Off Waring and Princess View.
Dec. 10 – 24, dusk-10 pm.


Fairway Village, west side of Stoney Gate Pl.
85+ homes decorated.
Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, 5:30-10:30 pm.
Neighborhood Block Party on Dec. 17, with food, entertainment, Santa, musicians, carolers and more, from 6-10 p.m.

CHULA VISTA, 91910, 91911, 91914, 91915

Whitney St./Mankato.
Circle between First and Second Ave. off H St. & 1st Ave. “Christmas Circle.”
55+ homes decorated.
Dec. 10 – 26, 5-10 pm.


Lana Dr. & Jamar.
Off Mt. Abernathy Ave.
Circular street. 40+ homes decorated.
Dec. 10- 27.

4670 Norwalk Ave.

Off Clairemont Mesa Blvd./Moraga Ave.
Dec. 11 to Jan. 1, 7-10 pm, weekends 7-11 pm.


1523 48th St.
Off Federal Blvd. & 48 St.
Dec. 4-24, 5-10 pm.

4641 Craigie St.

Off Highway 94 and 47th.
Nicely decorated home.
Dec. 10 – 24. Dusk to 10 pm

EL CAJON, 92021

Jingle Bell Hill (also known as Pepper Dr. Lights).
Solomon Ave./Pegeen Pl. and surrounding area.
Off 67 & Bradley. Celebrating the Reason theme.
Dec. 9-26, Mon-Th 6-9 pm, Fri-Sun 6-10 pm.

11456 Pegeen Pl.
Nightmare Before Christmas theme, complete with Jack, Sally, Zero, the Mayor & Oogie Boogie.
Dec. 5-26, Mon-Th 6-9 pm, Fri-Sun 6-10 pm.

1838 El Pico Dr.
Off Hacienda Dr.
48th year of decorating the 20-ft. star over 100 ft. in air, overlooking El Cajon valley.
Nov. 27-Dec. 31.
Also see a 55-ft. train. Dec. 10 – 31, dusk to 10 pm.

LOMITA, 92114 (near Lemon Grove)

689 Meadowbrook Dr.
Off Jamacha Rd. South of Lemon Grove.
Many lights on home.
Dec. 8 to Jan. 1, dusk to 10 pm.
Santa and Mrs. Claus may be out to greet the week of Dec. 17 – 23.

POWAY, 92064

12631 Stoutwood St.
Off Twin Peaks Rd. & Deerwood St.
Nicknamed “The Griswolds.”
Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, 5:30-10 pm weekdays, 11 pm weekends.

Hickory Ct./Hickory St., 12659 Butterwood Ct. and Rockrose Ct.

All off Twin Peaks Rd. & Silverset St.
named “Candy Cane Courts.”
Entire cul-de-sacs are lit up.
Dec. 10 to Dec. 24, 6-9 pm.


Oviedo St.
Off Black Mountain Rd.
“Christmas Card Lane.”
Also enter off Twin Trails Dr., Carmel Mountain Rd., (southwest corner of the area), Ellingham St., Renato St., Oviedo St., Twin Trails Dr., Barrymore St., Rotherham Ave., Talca Ave., Talca Ct., Allenbrook Way, Davenport Ave., Amber Sky Ln.
Dec. 11 to Dec. 31, dusk-10 pm.


6296 Lake Arrowhead Dr.
Between Dallas and Lake Murray
Lights, Santa Clause, animated window scenes
Dec. 5 to Dec. 27, dusk to 10pm.

Block of 7900 and 8000 Hillandale Dr.
Off Mission Gorge & Deerfield.
Many lights, plus tree on top of home.
Dec. 1 – 31, 5-9 pm.


1639 Knob Hill.
Off Nordahl Rd. Between Tam O’ Shanter Dr. & Augusta Dr. 23rd year of decorating.
90,000+ lights plus Carnival, North Pole, and Santa’s Wild Animal Park themes.
Nov. 24 to Dec. 30, 5-9 pm.
See Santa from 6:30-8pm on Dec. 10-23.

SANTEE, 92071

Sunburst Santee.
Tomel Court, off Magnolia.
Many homes, Starlight Circle.
Dec. 17 to Dec. 26, 7-10 pm.

9835 Pebble Beach Dr.
Displays on house and yard set up to music.
Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, dusk to 10pm


2621 Raymell Dr.
Yard decorated like Christmas Town from A Nightmare Before Christmas.
Dec. 10 to Dec. 30, dusk-10 pm.

2133 Seagull Lane
Horse and carriage, doe, tree and gifts
Dec. 10 to Dec. 24, dusk to 10pm


5306 Belardo Dr.
Off Via Valarta & Via Playa De Cortes.
95,000 lights,including many homemade decorations, all sequenced and animated to music.
Tune radio to 89.7 FM to hear the lights dance.
Nov. 26 to Dec. 26, 5:30-10 pm.

11626 Papagallo Ct.

Off Colina Dorado or Calle De Vida. Thomas the Tank Engine theme.
Dec. 3 to Dec. 30, 6-10 pm.

10927 Baroque Lane.

A North Pole themed Christmas featuring a 20-ft lighted Santa and a Christmas Village.
Dec. 9 – 28, 6-9:30 pm.

VISTA, 92081

1505 Roma Dr., corner of Lupine Hills and Roma Dr.
Inflatables and over two dozen homemade plywood cutouts of Disney and other holiday characters.
Nov. 26 to Dec. 31, Sun-Th 6-10pm, Fri-Sat 6 pm-midnight.


Del Mar Fairgrounds Holiday of Lights
Jimmy Durante Blvd./Via De La Valle.
Off Highway 5.
Animated holiday lights.
Nov. 24 to Jan. 1, Sun.-Thurs, 5:30-10 pm; Fri.-Sat., 5:30-10:30 pm;
$14/vehicle (up to 5 people), $19/van or car (6 or more), $49/bus.

Gaslamp for the Holidays.
Downtown San Diego.
Trees of the Gaslamp will be illuminated from Nov. 6 to Jan. 3, 5 pm-midnight.

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave., Coronado.
Tree in the lobby is beautifully decorated plus 100,000 lights illuminate the resort from Nov. 30 to Jan. 1.
Lighting of the tree outside Nov. 30, 4-7 pm.

LEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days.
Real snow! Snowball targets, build a snowman with Lego accessories, see holiday Lego displays.
Nov 19 – Jan. 2

Nightly tree lighting at 5 pm Dec. 1 – Dec. 24
Nightly firework Dec. 26-31.

Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights
Over 100 vessels. Begins on Quivira Basin.
Dec. 10, starts at 7 pm and ends with fireworks at 9 pm.

Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights
Boats decorated in holiday lights circle Oceanside Harbor.
Sponsored by the Oceanside Yacht Club.
Dec. 10, 7 pm. 760-722-5751.

San Diego Bay Boat Parade of Lights
40th Anniversary, Back to the Future theme.
Dec. 11 & Dec. 18
Fireworks, 5:30 pm then parade til 9 pm.
Starts off at Shelter Island, goes through the harbor and ends at the Ferry Landing on Coronado.

San Diego Botanic Garden “Garden of Lights”
230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas
100,000+ lights illuminating the plants and trees
Dec. 8-23 and Dec. 26-30, 5-9 pm
Nutcracker exhibit, marshmallow roasting, live music, kid crafts.
Adults $12, children 3-12 $4

San Diego Zoo’s Jungle Bells
Balboa Park.
Dec. 11-23, Dec. 25-Jan. 2.
Lighted animal figures, bell ringers, nightly tree-lighting ceremony,
“Night Before Christmas” interactive show.

SeaWorld Christmas Tree of Lights
The Skytower lights will sparkle after dark. Nightly at 6pm Weekends Nov 19 – Dec. 11, Daily Dec. 17 – Jan. 1

Sights and Sounds of Christmas
San Diego Temple, 7474 Charmant Dr.
Enjoy lights, festive music, and nativity scenes while walking through the grounds.
Dec 3 – Jan. 6, 6pm – 11pm, free admission and parking

Victorian Mansion/The Forward House
Santa on the roof in his sleigh on Dec. 16 from 5:30-8:30 pm
He is bringing candy canes and live Christmas music!
Music performed by Freddie Alcantar (a jazz entertainer from Hawaii)
Location:  Victorian Mansion –‘The Forward House’
108 Ivy St.  Corner of First and Ivy, San Diego. 3 blocks South of Laurel, 5 Blocks West of Balboa Park
Light Display on from 4:30 – 10:00 pm.   619-533-7900.