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Holidays at LEGOLAND. Light show with falling “snow,” LEGO Christmas tree, life-size LEGO Santa and more. Nov. 19–Jan. 8. One LEGOLAND Dr., Carlsbad. www.LEGOLAND.com.
Lightscape. This enchanting, illuminated trail spans one mile and features over one million twinkling lights with artistic installations that come alive with color, imagination and sound. Select dates through Jan. 1, 5–8:30 pm. 2 & under free. San Diego Botanic Garden, 300 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas.
Snow N Glow Holiday Festival. Snow tubing, walk-through holiday lights, visit with Santa and friends and more. Select dates, Dec. 8–Jan. 1. Thurs.–Sun., 4–9 pm (open daily the week of Christmas). Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. www.snownglow.com
CARLSBAD, 92009, 92011, 92024
7607 Romeria St. The “Carlsbad Christmas House” where it snows. Home of Canterbury Gardens’ giant Santa. Park & walk around to see Surfin’ Santa, the miniature village, Snoopy & Friends ice skating, Island of Misfit Toys and animals frolicking in the waterfall. Food drive donations accepted. Dec. 4–26. www.carlsbadchristmashouse.com
6646 Elegant Tern Pl. Santa’s mailbox (Santa writes back), Christmas village, inflatables and 10,000 lights. Dec. 1–Jan. 2. Santa visits Dec. 17 with crafts, hot cocoa and cotton candy.
3520 Corte Ramon. SpongeBob theme with lights and characters coordinated to music. Accepting food donations for local food shelters.
6774 Vermarine Ct. Light show synchronized to music. Dec. 1–31.
3920 Rockfield Ct. Musical light show with 20,000+ lights and show selector where visitors can pick from over 20 songs. Nov. 26–Jan. 1.
2695 Medford Ct. Amazing light show. Partnering with the local Toys for Tots for toy donations. Nov. 27–Dec. 31.
OCEANSIDE, 92056, 92057
5279 Willow Walk Rd. Over 40,000 digital lights synchronized to music with mega board, arches and more create a 30-minute light show. Dec. 1–31. Santa and food drive for San Diego Food Bank on Dec. 3, 5:30–8 pm.
2329 Snead Dr. Lights, nativity scene, animated elves and Santa Village light display. Walk up to see Christmas scene in garage. Dec. 5–31.
5592 Thoroughbred St. Twinkling lights, festive music, singing reindeer, a “s-ELF-ie” station and falling snow (6–8 pm). Tune in your car radio to 95.1 FM. Dec. 1–31, 5–10 pm.
5596 Quarter Horse Cir. Christmas-themed light show with over 3,000 RGB LED pixel lights synchronized to 15 Christmas songs featuring a singing snowman and lightbulb character. FM 97.1. Dec. 1–25.
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