San Diego's Best Map of Christmas Lights

2013 Map of Christmas Lights

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San Diego's Most Complete Map of Lights!


What a wonderful time to take in the Holidays and look at light displays.The 2013 Map of Christmas Lights is here! We've found displays all over San Diego County, from decorated, private homes to entire neighborhoods. You'll also find fun events and Christmas traditions unique to our region, like the boat parades, snow days and "Jungle Bells" at the San Diego Zoo (visit our December 2013 digital edition for a more in depth look at these unique San Diego traditions).


Download our Map of Christmas light displays and take it with you, or scroll down to view the listings below.



2013 Map of Christmas Lights

Presented by San Diego Family  www.SanDiegoFamily.com

Find an amazing light display near you with San Diego's Best Map of Christmas Light Displays!

For more information and addresses Click A Neighborhood Below:

  1 Allied Gardens, 92120
  2 Carlsbad, 92009
  3 Carmel Mountain Ranch, 92128
  4 Chula Vista, 91910, 91911, 91914, 91915
  5 Clairemont, 92117
  6 East San Diego, 92113
  7 El Cajon, 92021, 92020
  8 Lakeside, 92040
  9 La Mesa, 91942
10 Lemon Grove/Lomita, 92114
11 Oceanside, 92056
12 Poway, 92064
13 Ramona, 92065
14 Rancho Penasquitos, 92129
15 San Carlos, 92119
16 San Marcos, 92069, 92078
17 Santee, 92071
18 Serra Mesa/Mission Village, 92123 
19 Tierrasanta, 92124
20 Escondido, 92025
21 Paradise Hills, 92139

A–K Commercial Holiday Light Displays 


1    ALLIED GARDENS, 92120


7048 Hillsboro St. Off Waring and Princess View. Dec. 7-30, dusk-10 pm. Santa will hand out candy canes Dec. 14. 

5919 Cloudview Place. 20-ft Mega Tree and 40,000 lights synchronized to 98.5FM. Dec. 1-31, Sun-Th, 5:30-10pm, Fri & Sat, 5:30-10:30pm.


2
    CARLSBAD, 92009

 

7607 Romeria St. Nicknamed “The Christmas House”. Walk up to see the animated window display, swimming penguins, dancing Santa, 15-ft hot air balloon, animals frolicking in the waterfall and three snow machines. Food drive donations accepted. Dec. 8-31, 5-9 pm.


   CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH, 92128 


Fairway Village, east and west sides of Stoney Gate Pl.  80 homes decorated in “Holiday Magic”. Enjoy a microcosm of world peace and brotherly love as many diverse ethnicities are represented. Dec. 1-31, 5:30-10:30 pm.


4    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. 7-26, 5-10 pm.


5    CLAIREMONT, 92117


Lana Dr. & Jamar. Off Mt. Abernathy Ave. Circular street. 40+ homes decorated. Dec. 7-28.


4670 Norwalk Ave. Off Clairemont Mesa Blvd./Moraga Ave. Dec. 7-Jan. 1, 7-10 pm, weekends 7-11 pm. 

5404 Mt. Burnham Dr. Features a 96 channel animated light display transmitted to 98.5 FM. North Pole village display, train and animated figures displayed in garage. A Christmas tree, life-size Santa and more. Dec. 1-31, Sun-Th, 6-10 pm, Fri & Sat, 6-11 pm.


6    EAST SAN DIEGO, 92113
 

4641 Craigie St. Off Highway 94 and 47th. Dec. 10-24, dusk-8 pm.


7    EL CAJON, 92021, 92020

Jingle Bell Hill (also known as Pepper Dr. Lights). Solomon Ave./Pegeen Pl. and surrounding area. Off 67 & Bradley. Dec. 8-26, 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. 9-29, Mon-Th, 6-9 pm, Fri-Sun, 6-10 pm.
 

1838 El Pico Dr. Off Hacienda Dr. 50th year of decorating the 20-ft. star over 100 ft. Nov. 28-Dec. 31. Also see a 55-ft. train. Dec. 8-31, dusk-10 pm. 

1768 Cono Dr. 14-ft spiral tree with 3,200 lights and graphic displays all set to music. Nov. 29-Jan. 1. Sun-Th, 5-10pm, Fri & Sat, 5-11pm.

9777 Valley Ranch Rd. Cul-de-sac with lights programmed to 89.1FM and 87.9FM. Dec. 1-31, 5-10:30pm.


   LAKESIDE, 92040


10248 Paseo Palmas Dr. 20+ houses nicknamed “Tinsel Town”. Dec. 1-25, 5:30-9 pm. 

13518 Appaloosa Dr. 48 channels of lights twinkle to 88.1 FM. Dec. 1-Jan. 1, 5-10pm.


9    LA MESA, 91942


7390 Stanford Ave. Lights on miniature trees, house and lawn. Santa and his reindeer and several giant inflatables. Dec. 1-31, dusk-10 pm. 

6266 De Camp Dr. 22-ft tree of light, penguins and more. Lights synchronized to 92.9 FM featuring over 15 Christmas songs. Dec. 1-25, 5-9 pm.


10    LEMON GROVE/LOMITA, 92114 

689 Meadowbrook Dr. Off Jamacha Rd. South of Lemon Grove. Dec. 8-Jan. 1, dusk-10 pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus may be out from Dec. 17-23.

2618 Sheri Lane. Cul de sac turns into Santa Claus Lane each December. Light show starts at 6:30 pm and plays every 30 min. Listen on 89.9 FM. Dec. 1-Jan. 1, 5:30-9:30 pm.


11    OCEANSIDE, 92056
 

3648 Esplanade St. Watch choreographed lights dance on 99.5 FM. Stop by for a candy cane! Nov. 29-Dec. 31, Sun-Th, 5-10 pm, Fri & Sat, 5-11 pm.

1615 Quiet Hills Dr. Lights synchronized to 10 songs on 87.9 FM. Dec. 1-31, 5-9 pm. www.ChristmasOnQuietHills.com.

2329 Snead Dr. Santa arrives by hot air balloons, nativity scene, animated elves and Santa village light display. Dec. 1-31, 5:30-9 pm.


12    POWAY, 92064
 

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


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. 8-24, 6-9 pm.


13    RAMONA, 92065 

23542 Bassett Way. “Happy Lights Ramona” with 20,000+ lights animated to music broadcast to 106.9 FM. Nov. 29-Jan. 1, Sun-Th, 5:30-10 pm, Fri & Sat, 5:30-11 pm.


14    RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS, 92129
 

Oviedo St. Off Black Mountain Rd. “Christmas Card Lane.” Also enter off Twin Trails Dr. & Carmel Mountain Rd. 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. 10-31, dusk-10 pm.


15    SAN CARLOS, 92119 

Block of 7900 and 8000 Hillandale Dr. Off Mission Gorge & Deerfield. Dec. 1-31, 5-9 pm. 


16    SAN MARCOS, 92069, 92078
 

1639 Knob Hill. Off Nordahl Rd. Between Tam O’ Shanter Dr. & Augusta Dr. 25th year of decorating. 100,000+ lights plus Carnival, Santa Puppy Rescue, North Pole and Santa’s Wild Animal Park themes. Nov. 24-Dec. 23, 5-9 pm. See Santa from 6:30-8 pm from Dec. 13-23.   www.ChristmasOnKnobHill.com

1145 Barham Dr. #20. Santa & Mrs. Claus pass out candy canes in front of a festively decorated house. Nov. 29-Dec. 24, Sun.-Th, 5:30-8 pm, Fri & Sat, 5:30-9 pm.


17    SANTEE, 92071

Sunburst Santee. Tomel Court, off Magnolia. Many homes, Starlight Circle. Dec. 14-26, 7-10 pm. 

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

9773 Roe Dr. 27,000 Christmas lights dancing to ten songs over 128 computer controlled channels. Dec. 3-31. Sun-Th, 6-10 pm, Fri & Sat, 6-11 pm. Dec. 17, 24, 25 & 31, 6 pm-midnight. Food Bank and American Cancer Society donations accepted. www.DBChristmas.com


18    SERRA MESA/MISSION VILLAGE, 92123 

2621 Raymell Dr. The clash of both holidays! Yard decorated like Halloween Town and Christmas Town from “A Nightmare Before Christmas”. Dec. 8-31, dusk-10 pm.


19
    TIERRASANTA, 92124


5306 Belardo Dr. Off Via Valarta & Via Playa De Cortes. 100,000 lights, including many homemade decorations, all sequenced and animated to music. Tune radio to 89.7 FM to hear the lights dance. Nov. 30-Dec. 26, 6-10 pm. www.belardolights.com

11626 Papagallo Ct. Off Colina Dorado or Calle De Vida. Winter Wonderland theme. Dec. 10-Jan. 2, 6-10 pm.
  

10927 Baroque Lane. A “Winter Wonderland” theme featuring a dozen handcrafted snowmen, a miniature village and many other hand made characters. Dec. 6-28, 6-10 pm.


20
ESCONDIDO, 92025

452 Highland Place. 50,000+ lights sequenced to music. Dec. 1-31, Mon-Fri, sunset-10pm, Weekends sunset-11pm.


21
PARADISE HILLS, 92139

2160 Reo Dr. 10th year of decorating. Free cocoa and smores on Dec. 22, 8pm. Dec. 1-31, 4:30-midnight.


COMMERCIAL HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAYS 


A
    Hotel del Coronado
 
1500 Orange Ave. Tree in the lobby is beautifully decorated plus 100,000 lights illuminate the resort from Nov. 27-Jan. 5. “Holiday Festival…A Family Celebration” with St. Nick and holiday booths with games and prizes on Dec. 4, 4-7 pm. Free. 619-522-8490. www.hoteldel.com

   LEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days 
Real snow! Build a snowman with LEGO accessories, LEGO Holiday Village building activity, LEGO Santa and his holiday helpers. Nov. 29-Dec. 31. Nightly tree lighting at 5:30 pm followed by entertainment, fireworks and Santa from Dec. 5-24. 760-918-5346. www.legoland.com

C    Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights 
Over 100 vessels. Begins on Quivira Basin. Dec. 14, starts at 7 pm, fireworks at 9 pm. 858-488-0501. www.mbyc.org

D    Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights 
Boats decorated in holiday lights circle Oceanside Harbor. Dec. 14, 7 pm. 760-722-5751.
 www.oceansideyc.com

   San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
42nd Anniversary, “Big Bay Toy Parade” theme. Dec. 8 & 15. 5:30 pm. Starts off Shelter Island, goes through the harbor and ends at the Ferry Landing, Coronado.  www.sdparadeoflights.org

   San Diego Botanic Garden “Garden of Lights”
230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. 100,000+ lights illuminating the Garden. Dec. 7-23, 26-30, 5-9 pm. Nutcracker display, Poinsettia Garden, marshmallow roasting, live music, holiday crafts. Adults, $14, children 3-12, $6. 760-436-3036.  www.SDBGarden.org

G    San Diego Zoo’s Jungle Bells
Balboa Park. Dec. 13-23, Dec. 25-Jan. 5. Lighted animal figures, bell ringers, nightly tree-lighting ceremony, “The Night Before Christmas” show. 619-231-1515.
www.sandiegozoo.org

H   SeaWorld Christmas Tree of Lights
The Skytower sparkles nightly at 6 pm. Nov. 16-Jan. 4. www.seaworld.com

I   Sights and Sounds of Christmas
San Diego Temple, 7474 Charmant Dr., UTC
 Walk the grounds and enjoy 125,000 lights on nearly two miles of cords. Free. Nov. 30-Jan. 1, 5-11 pm. Enjoy musical performances Nov.30-Dec. 2 & Dec. 7-9; 6,7 & 8pm.

J   Victorian Mansion/The Forward House
108 Ivy St., corner of First and Ivy, downtown San Diego. See this 1905 mansion adorned with thousands of lights. Nov. 28-Jan. 1, 5-10 pm. Santa gives out candy canes to kids of all ages on Dec. 13 from 5:30-8:30 pm. 619-533-7900.

K  Luminaria San Diego
Trees, lampposts, roofs, courtyards all decorated with lights. Along 30th St. and Fern St., from Juniper to Grape to Beech. Dec. 1-31.


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If you know of any beautiful Christmas light displays in San Diego County that aren’t listed, contact us to be included next year:  619-685-6970; family@sandiegofamily.com

Updated: November 2013




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