North County Inland Christmas Lights

Carmel Mountain Ranch  |  Escondido  |  Poway  |  Rancho Peñasquitos  |  San Marcos  |  Vista 

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CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH, 92128

Fairway Village, east and west sides of Stoney Gate Pl. 100+ homes decorated in “Holiday Magic.” Dec. 16–Jan. 1.

ESCONDIDO 92025

Northern Lights. The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will be transformed into a fantasy of light. After sunset enjoy tunnels of twinkling lights, LED Christmas trees and light shows. Dec. 3 kick-off event will have real snow, face painting, kid’s crafts, food trucks, Santa and more. Free. Dec. 3–Jan. 2. 340 N. Escondido Blvd. www.artcenter.org

Wild Holidays at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park offers the wonders of the Safari Park with a special holiday twist: a festive expedition of lights, glowing pathways twinkling with holiday cheer, a variety of live musical performances and magnificent stilt walkers. Select nights, Nov. 25–Jan. 1. 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd. www.sdzsafaripark.org/wild-holidays  

POWAY, 92064

Hickory Ct., Hickory St., Butterwood Ct., Rockrose Ct. Off Twin Peaks Rd. & Silverset St. “Candy Cane Lane.” Entire cul-de-sacs are lit up. Dec. 1–25.

RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS, 92129

Oviedo St. off Black Mountain Rd. “Christmas Card Lane.” Also enter off Twin Trails Dr. & Carmel Mountain Rd. or park at Sunset Hills Elementary and walk. Dec. 1–31.

SAN MARCOS, 92078

2516 Rockdale Pl

2516 Rockdale Pl. “The Griswold’s.” Over 25,000 lights decorate this home and entire cul-de-sac. Nov. 27–Jan. 1.

251 Glendale Ave

251 Glendale Ave. A classic look with warm white lights, garland and Christmas tunes on 89.9 FM. Dec. 1–25.

VISTA, 92084

Jingle Terrace Live Experience. A spectacular walk-through holiday light show with festive displays, photo ops and more. Dec. 7–8 & 14–16, 5–9 pm. Free. Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1250 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista. www.moonlightstage.com 

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