San Diego Holiday Light Displays

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San Diego Holiday Lights

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San Diego Coastal (Mission Bay / San Diego Bay / La Jolla-UTC / Point Loma)


MISSION BAY

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  • Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights. Over 100 vessels. Begins on Quivira Basin. Dec. 9, starts at 6 pm. 858-488-0501. mbyc.org
  • SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. SeaWorld is decked out with more than a million holiday lights and a 40-ft. tree with an animated light show. Also visit Rudolph’s Christmastown, check out holiday-themed animal shows and the all-new O Wondrous Night, a living nativity performed  nightly under the stars, told through a different point of view: through the eyes of the animals. Nov. 18-Jan. 6. 

SAN DIEGO BAY

LA JOLLA-UTC

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  • Sights and Sounds of Christmas. Walk the San Diego Temple grounds and enjoy more than 130,000 lights and nativity scenes. Free. Dec. 1-Jan. 1, 5-11 pm. San Diego Temple, 7474 Charmant Dr., UTC. 

POINT LOMA, 92106


Central San Diego (Clairemont / Mira Mesa / Scripps Ranch / Serra Mesa / Mission Valley / Tierrasanta


  • Global Winter Wonderland. Hand-crafted, lighted traditional Chinese lanterns inspired by international landscapes around the world including the Taj Mahal and Eiffel Tower. The Circle of Lights event features Cirque de Soleil level acrobatics, 35+ carnival rides, holiday-themed activities, games, international food, shopping and more. Nov. 19-26, Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-27, 29-31, Jan. 1-2, 5-7. Adults, $22, ages 4-12, $19. Unlimited ride wristband, $36. SDCCU Stadium. 510-962-8586. 
  • Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo. The Zoo will be aglow with holiday cheer and activities to keep the whole family jolly. Seasonal decorations, animal experiences, costumed characters, live entertainment and more. Dec. 8-Jan. 1, 9 am-8 pm (until 5 pm Dec. 24). Free with Zoo admission. 619-231-1515. sandiegozoo.org

CLAIREMONT, 92117

  • Lana Dr. & Jamar. Off Mt. Abernathy Ave. Circular street. “Clairemont Christmas Park”. 40+ homes decorated. Dec. 1-25.
  • 5404 Mt. Burnham Dr. Features a 96-channel animated light display to 98.5 FM. North Pole village display, train and animated figures display in garage. Dec. 11-28, 6-10 pm.
  • 5348 Channing St. Light display to music. Dec. 4-31, dusk-10pm.

MIRA MESA, 92126

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SCRIPPS RANCH, 92131

  • Stonebridge Pkwy & Merritage Ct. Nicknamed “Merry-tage Court”, entire street lit up with themes including Star Wars, Minions, Cars and more. Dec. 1-31, 5:30-9:30 pm.

SERRA MESA/MISSION VALLEY, 92123

  • 2002 Ainsley Rd. Features a 20 ft. snowman, multiple blow-ups and lights. Dec. 1-31, dusk-9 pm.

TIERRASANTA, 92124

  • 5306 Belardo Dr. Off Via Valarta at Via Playa De Cortes. Over 100,000 lights and decorations all sequenced and animated to music at 106.1 FM. Nov. 25-Dec. 27, 6-10 pm. belardolights.com
  • 10927 Baroque Ln. A Winter wonderland with shooting star display, animated ski village, miniature village, snowmen and more. Dec. 8-29, 6-10 pm.

North County Coastal (Encinitas / Carlsbad / Oceanside)

ENCINITAS

  • San Diego Botanic Garden “Garden of Lights”. 125,000+ lights illuminate the Garden. Horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday crafts, visits with Santa, marshmallow roasting and more. Dec. 2-23 and 26-30, 5-9 pm. Adults, $10-$20, children 3-12, $5. 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. 760-436-3036. sdbgarden.org

CARLSBAD, 92009, 92011 This original content is created and maintained by San Diego Family Magazine. Unauthorized use of this content is prohibited.

  • Holidays at LEGOLAND California. Experience the magic of the Holidays with music, twinkling lights and the world’s largest LEGO Christmas Tree. Enjoy live entertainment with LEGO Friends Live in Heartlake City, Santa’s elves singing in Fun Town and a life-sized LEGO Brick Santa and Reindeer. Nov. 18-Jan. 1. 760-918-5346. 
  • 7607 Romeria St. The “Carlsbad Christmas• House” where it snows! Walk around to see Surfin’ Santa, Snoopy & Friends ice skating, Island of Misfit Toys, animals frolicking in the waterfall, animated window display, and more. Food drive donations accepted. Dec. 3-31, 5-10 pm (closed rain days).
  • 6646 Elegant Tern Pl. Real Santa’s mailbox for the kids (Dec.1-23) and treats nightly. Santa writes back a free personalized letter to each child. Free community event Dec. 22 with crafts, bubbles, music, hot cocoa, fresh spun cotton candy and a visit from Santa. Dec. 1-26, 5:30-9:30 pm. 
  • 3520 Corte Ramon. 5th year of decorating with a different theme every year: Sponge Bob Sings, Olaf Sings, Santa Sings. Tune into FM 95.3. Dusk-10 pm.

OCEANSIDE, 92056, 92057

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North County (Carmel Mountain Ranch / Poway / Ramona / Rancho Peñasquitos / San Marcos)


CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH, 92128

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  • Fairway Village, east and west sides of Stoney Gate Pl. 80 homes decorated in “Holiday Magic•.” Dec. 16-Jan.1, 5:30-10:30 pm.

POWAY, 92064

RAMONA, 92065

  • 23542 Bassett Way. “Happy Lights Ramona” with 30,000+ lights animated to music on 106.9 FM using 996 computer channels to control the lights. Dec. 1-Jan. 1; Sun-Th, 5:30-10 pm; Fri & Sat, 5:30-11 pm.

RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS, 92129

  • Oviedo St. Off Black Mountain Rd. “Christmas Card Lane•” Also enter off Twin Trails Dr. & Carmel Mountain Rd. Dec. 9-31, dusk-10 pm.

SAN MARCOS, 92069, 92078

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East County (Campo / El Cajon / Lakeside / La Mesa / Lemon Grove and Lomita / Santee / Spring Valley)

CAMPO, 91906  

  • 2434 Cypress Dr. 50 inflatables, lights, music and lighted yard decorations. Nov. 24-Dec. 31, 6:30-10pm. Thursdays, 7-10pm.

EL CAJON, 92020, 92021

  • Jingle Bell Hill (also known as Pepper Dr. Lights). Solomon Ave./Pegeen Pl. and surrounding area. Off 67 & Bradley. Dec. 7-26, 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. Santa may make a surprise visit. Dec. 1-Jan. 1, Mon-Th, 6-9 pm and Fri-Sun, 6-10 pm.
  • 1838 El Pico Dr. Off Hacienda Dr. 53rd year decorating the 20-ft. star that’s 100 ft. up overlooking El Cajon valley. Nov. 26-Dec. 31. Also experience a 55-ft.automated train and extensive automated yard decorations. Dec. 15-31, dusk-10 pm. 
  • 9777 Valley Ranch Rd. Cul-de-sac of lights programmed to 89.1 FM/87.9 FM. Giant dazzling trees, twinkling stars and a winter wonderland of computerized light and music shows. Nov. 25-Dec. 26, 5-10:30 pm. 
  • 1552 Cajon Greens Pl. Thousands of synchronized lights, yard decorations and music set to 97.7. Plus video of Santa delivering presents under the tree. Nov. 25-Jan. 2, Sun-Th, dusk-10 pm and Fri-Sat, dusk-midnight.

LAKESIDE, 92040

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LA MESA, 91941, 91942

  • 6266 De Camp Dr. 22-ft tree of light and more. Lights dance to Christmas songs. Dec. 1- 25, 5-9 pm.  
  • 7817 Quince St. House lit up. Donations for Humane Society accepted. Dec. 6-31, dusk-10 pm.

LEMON GROVE/LOMITA, 91945

  • 689 Meadowbrook Dr. Off Jamacha Rd. South of Lemon Grove. Occasional sightings of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Dec. 8-Jan. 1, dusk-10 pm. 
  • 2618 Sheri Lane. Cul-de-sac turns into Santa Claus Lane. Computerized light show at 6:30 pm and every 30 minutes until 9pm on 89.9 FM. Dec. 1-25.

SANTEE, 92071


  • 9773 Roe Dr. 30,000! computer controlled Christmas lights. Santa pictures on Dec.9 and Grinch pictures on Dec.16. Donations of non-perishable food/unwrapped presents accepted for Santee Santas and monetary donations for St.Jude’s. Dec. 2-31. 6-10 pm. dbchristmas.com

SPRING VALLEY, 91977

  • 4037 N. Bonita St. Lots of lights, music, penguins, Snoopy, Mickey, Minnie and Santa in the window. Dec. 10-Jan. 5, dusk-11 pm.



Southbay (Coronado / Chula Vista / Paradise Hills)

CORONADO

  • Hotel del Coronado Celebrate “A Winter of Whimsy, Wishes and Wonder” as America’s beachfront legend becomes a playful wonderland with pops of bright color at every turn against a backdrop of twinkling white lights. With the return of Skating by the Sea, The Del is truly a sight to behold with carolers, jingle s’mores, whimsical polar bears, lavish feasts and festive parties. 1500 Orange Ave. 619-522-8490. hoteldel.com

CHULA VISTA, 91910, 91911, 91914, 91915

  • Whitney St./Mankato. Circle between First and Second Ave. off H St. & 1st Ave. “Christmas Circle.” 60th year of decorating 55+ homes. Dec. 9-26, 5-10 pm.

PARADISE HILLS, 92139

  • 2160 Reo Dr. Lights and decorations. On Dec. 17 enjoy hot• cocoa, cookies and smores’ at fire pit.Nov. 23-Dec. 31, 6-12 pm.

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