Carmel Mountain Ranch, 92128
Where: Fairway Village, Carmel Mountain Ranch 92128
When: Dec. 10 – Jan 1st
Where: 12631 Stoutwood St., Poway, 92064
When: Dec. 10 – Jan 1st
Details: Off of Twin Peaks & Deerwood St.
Info: Dec 1- Jan 1, 5:30 – 10pm weekdays, 11pm weekends
Where: Hickory Ct. / Hickory St. 12659 Butterwood Ct. and Rockrose Ct.
When: Dec. 7-24, 6-9pm
Details: All off of Twin Peaks Rd. and Silverset St. named Candy Cane Courts. Entire cul-de-sac lit up
Info: Dec 7- 24, 6-9pm
Where: 23542 Bassett Way
When: Nov 27-Jan 1st Sun-Th, 5:30-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-11pm
Details: Happy Lights Ramona with 30,000+ lights animated to music
Rancho Peñasquitos, 92129
Where: Oviedo St. Off Black Mountain Rd.
When: Dec. 9-31, dusk -10pm
Details: You can also enter off of Twin TrailsDr. and Carmel Mtn. Rd.
San Marcos, 92069, 92078
Where: 1639 Knob Hill
When: Nov 24th- December 23rd 5-9pm
Details: See Santa Dec 12-23rd, 6:30-8pm
Info: Off of Nordahl Rd. Between Tam O’ Shanter DR. & Augusta Dr.
Where: 1145 Barham Dr.
When: Nov 27-Dec.24th, Sun-Thurs 5:30-8pm, Fri & Sat 5:30-9pm
Details: Santa and Mrs. Claus pass out candy canes in front of the festively decorated house with an electric train.
Where: 7607 Romeria St.
When: Dec. 7-31, 5-9pm
Details: Nicknamed “The Christmas House” walk to see animated window displays, swimming penguins, dancing santa, three snow machinesand surfing santa.
Info: Food donations accepted
Where: 3648 Esplanade St.
When: Nov. 27-31, Sun-Thur 5-10pm, Friday- Sat 5-11pm
Details: Choreographed lights. Stop by for a candy cane!
Where: 1615 Quiet Hills Dr.
When: Dec. 1-31, 5-9pm
Details: Lights synchronized to over 10 songs.
Where: 2329 Snead Dr.
When: Dec 1st – 31st, 5:30-9pm
Details: Santa arrives by hot air balloon, nativity scene, animaged elves and Santa village light display. walk up to see the Christmas scene in the garage.
Where: 408 Alyssum Way
When: Dec. 1-31, Sun-Th, 5-9pm; Fri & Sat
Details: Lights synchronized to music
Where: Legoland Holiday Snow Days
When: Nov. 28-Dec.31
Cost: General Admission
Details: Real snow! Build a snowman with LEGO accessories, LEGO Holiday Village building activity, LEGO santa and his holiday helpers. Nightly tree lighting at 5:30pm
Where: Oceanside Harbor Parade OF Lights
When: Dec. 13, 7pm
Details: Boats decorated in holiday lights circle, in Oceanside Harbor 760.722.5751
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden “Garden of Lights”
When: Dec. 6-23, 26-30 5-9pm
Cost: Adults $14, children ages 3-12, $6
Details: 100,000+ lights illuminating the garden, nutcracker display, Poinsettia Garden, marshmellow roasting, live music, holiday crafts
Info: 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas 760.436.3036 (sdbgarden.org)
Where: Lana Dr. & Jamar Off Mt. Abernathy Ave.
When: Dec. 7-28
Details: Circular st. 40+ homes decorated
Where: 4670 Norwalk Ave. off Clairemont Mesa Blvd./ Moraga Ave.
When: Dec7-Jan 1, 7-10pm, weekends 7-11pm
Where: 5404 Mt.Burnham Dr.
When: Dec. 10-31, Sun-Th 6-10pm, Fri-Sat 6-11pm
Details: Features 96 channel animated light display. North Pole village display, train and animated figures display
Where: 5306 Belardo Dr. (off Via Valarta & Via Playa De Cortes)
When: Nov. 29-Dec.26, 6-10pm
Details: 100,000 lights and decorations all sequenced and animated to music
Where: 11626 Papagallo Ct. (Off Colina Dorado or Calle De Vida)
When: Dec. 13-Jan 2, 5:30-10pm
Details: Disney theme Mickey and friends
Where: 10927 Baroque Lane
When: Dec. 5-28, 6-10pm
Details: A Christmas featuring the Cheshire Cat along with a miniature village and a dozen handcrafted snowmen and many other hand made characters
Where: Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo
When: Dec. 13-Jan 4 9am-8pm
Cost: General Park Admission
Details: Display of lighted animal sculptures, ride the Twinkle Light Trolley, live animal presentations, special music and entertainment, delicious treats, visit with Santa and more.
Info: 619-231-1515 www.sandiegozoo.org
When: Mid Nov – Jan 1st
Details: Trees, lamp posts, roofs, courtyards all decorated with lights. Along 30th street and Fern St. from Juniper to Grape to Beech.
Where: The Forward House on Bankers Hill (108 Ivy St., at 1st & Ivy – 5 blocks west of Balboa Park)
When: Thanksgiving – New Years Eve, 5-10pm
Details: Come see the historic mansion, built in 1905 for Mayor John Forward Sr., adorned with thousands of lights every season since 1998
Point Loma, 92106
Where: Garrison St. & Chatsworth (off Rosecrans) (“Garrison St. Lights”)
When: Nov. 27-31, 5-10pm
Where: San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
When: Dec. 14 & 31, 5:30pm
Details: 44th Anniversary, “Children’s Stories” theme – Starts off Shelter Island, goes through the harbor and ends at the Ferry Landing, Coronado
Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights
When: Dec. 13 starts @ 7pm
Details: Over 100 vessels. Begins in Quivira Basin
Info: 858.488.0501 mbyc.org
SeaWorld’s Christmas Tree of Lights and SnowWorld
When: Nov. 15-Jan 4
Details: The Skytower sparkles nightly. Enjoy winter wonderland of snowmen building, snowball making, sledding and family fun at SnowWorld at SeaWorld’s Arctic Plaza, featuring over 8,000 square feet of fresh snow each day
Sights and Sounds of Christmas
Where: San Diego Temple 7474 Charmant Dr., UTC
When: Nov. 30-Jan 1st, 5-11pm
Details: Walk the grounds and enjoy 130,000 lights plus Christmas nativity scene. s
Info: Enjoy musical performances Nov. 30- Dec.1, 6-8 & 13-15 @ 6,7&8 pm
El Cajon 92021, 92020
Jingle Bell Hill
Where: Solomon Ave./ Pegeen Pl. and surrounding area off 67 & Bradley
When: Dec 7-26, Mon-Th 6-9pm, Fri-Sun 6-10pm
Where: 11456 Pegeen Pl.
When: Dec. 6-30th, Mon-Th 6-9pm, Fri-Sun 6-10pm
Details: “Nightmare Before Christmas” theme, complete with jack, Sally, Zero, the Mayor and Oogie Boogie
Where: 1838 El Pico Dr. (off Hacienda Dr.)
When: Nov. 30-Dec 31
Details: 51st year of decorating the 20-ft star
Info: Also see a 55 ft. train Dec 8-31, dusk -10 pm
Where: 9777 Valley Ranch Rd.
When: Nov. 28- Dec.31, 5-10:30pm
Details: Cul-de-sac of lights programmed to music. Giant dazzling trees, twinkling stars and a Winter Wonderland of Computerized light and music shows
Where: 2772 Anjuli Ct.
When: Dec. 1-31
Details: Come dance and watch the eight-minute Christmas light show. Lights and music make you truly enjoy the Christmas season
Where: 10248 Paseo Palmas Dr.
When: Dec. 5-25, 5:30-9pm
Details: 20+ houses nicknamed “Tinsel Town”
Where: 13518 Appaloosa Dr.
When: Dec. 1st-Jan 1st, 5-10pm
Details: 48 channels of lights synchronized to music.
La Mesa 91941, 91942
Where: 6266 De Camp Dr.
When: Dec. 1-25, 5-9pm
Details: 22-ft tree of light, penguins and more
Where: 9367 Urban Dr.
When: Dec. 1-31, dusk -10pm
Details: decorated with lots of lights and inflatables
Where: 7817 Quince St.
When: Dec 6-31, dusk – 10pm
Details: Santa hands out candy canes Dec. 20
Lemon Grove / Lomita 91945
Where: 689 Meadowbrook Dr. (Off Jamacha Rd. South of Lemon Grove)
When: Dec. 8 – Jan 1st, dusk – 10pm
Where: 2618 Sheri Lane
When: Dec. 1- Jan 1st, 5:30 – 9:30pm
Details: Cul-de-sac turns into Santa Clause Lane each December. Light show starts at 6:30pm and plays every 30 minutes
Where: Starlight Circle / Sunburst Santee (Tomel Court off Magnolia)
When: Dec. 13-26, 7-10pm
Details: Many homes lit up
Where: 9835 Pebble Beach Dr.
When: Dec. 1-31st, dusk – 10pm
Details: displays on house and yard set to music
Where: 9773 Roe Dr.
When: Dec. 5th-31, Sun-Th, 6-10pm, Fri & Sat 6-11pm
Details: 27,000 Christmas lights dance to ten songs
Info: Food bank and American Cancer Society donations accepted
Chula Vista, 91910, 91911, 91914, 91915
Where: Whitney St./ Mankato circle between First & Second Ave. off Hst. & 1st ave.
When: Dec. 13-26, 5-10pm
Details: “Christmas Circle” 55+ homes decorated
Paradise Hills 92139
Where: 2160 Reo Dr.
When: Nov. 27th – Dec.31st, 7pm – midnight
Details: 11th year of decorating. free cookies and cocoa
Info: Dec. 20th, 7-10pm
Hotel Del Coronado
Where: 1500 Orange Ave.
When: Nov. 27- Jan 4
Details: Tree in the lobby beautifully decorated plus 100,000 lights illuminate the resort. “Holiday Festival… A family Celebration” with St. Nick and holiday booths with games and prizes
Info: hoteldel.com or 619-522-8490
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