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San Diego Central Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo. The Zoo is transformed into a wild wonderland of twinkling lights, seasonal decorations, lighted displays, music and joyful roaming entertainers. Dec. 4-6, 11-23, 25-31; 9 am-8 pm (until 5 pm Dec. 24). Free with Zoo admission. sandiegozoo.org
CLAIREMONT, 92117 Lana Dr. & Jamar. Off Mt. Abernathy Ave. Circular street. “Clairemont Christmas Park”. 40+ homes decorated. Families are encouraged to drive-thru this year. Dec. 5-25, 5-9 pm.
LIGHTS presents the county’s most comprehensive list of holiday light shows and glittering festivities. If you know of awesome Christmas light displays in San Diego County that aren’t listed, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered next year.
Please note: It’s highly recommended that people drive through light displays to help reduce the spread of COVID. For people who choose to walk, please be aware that residents have requested visitors wear masks and maintain safe distances.
North County Inland CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH, 92128 Fairway Village, east and west sides of Stoney Gate Pl. 100+ homes decorated in “Holiday Magic.” Dec. 15-Jan.1, 5:3010 pm. For the safety of our residents, enjoy holiday lights from your vehicles. Pedestrian traffic is discouraged.
4005 Mount Albertine Ave. Life-size Candy Land game decorations with activities and lights. Nov. 27-Dec. 31, dusk-9 pm.
SCRIPPS RANCH, 92131 Stonebridge Pkwy. & Merritage Ct. Nicknamed “Merry-tage Court,” entire street lit up with themes including Star Wars, Minions, Disney, Frozen, Cars, The Grinch and more. Dec. 1-31, 5:30-9:30 pm. 10883 Sunset Ridge Dr. Decorated house with lights, inflatables and animated decorations. Nov. 27-Dec. 31, 5-11 pm.
SERRA MESA/MISSION VALLEY, 92123 2002 Ainsley Rd. Features a 20 ft. star made of lights, multiple blowups 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. 28-Dec. 27, 6-10 pm. Please see Belardolights.com for the latest display information and safety guidelines
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340 N Escondido Blvd. Peace Family Light Show at the California Center for the Arts, as featured on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight. Nov 28-Jan 3. peacefamilylights.com
Holidays at LEGOLAND. Fun Town turns into a winter wonderland with shimmering lights, live entertainment, the famous LEGO Christmas tree, festive decor and more. Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 18-31 & Jan. 1-10. $14.99. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. LEGOLAND California Resort, Carlsbad. www.legoland.com
Northern Lights. The California Center for the Arts dazzles with a twinkling lights tunnel, a sparkling light display that dances to music and a snow machine on this self-guided walking tour. Free. 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Nov. 27-Jan. 3, 4:30-9 pm. artcenter.org
Botanic Wonderland: Holiday Nights in the Garden. Stroll outdoors amidst festive holiday lights strung through several garden areas. Dec. 2-6, 9-13, 16-17 & 26-30, 5-9 pm. $12-$20. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. www.sdbgarden.org
Wild Holidays at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Go on a holiday expedition of light and travel through places that glow and twinkle with holiday cheer. Dec. 5–6, 12–13, 19–23, 26–31; 9 am–8 pm. Included with park admission. 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido. www.sdzsafaripark.org
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6646 Elegant Tern Pl. Free Santa’s mailbox and treats for the kids nightly. Santa writes back a personalized letter to each child. Santa visits on Dec. 14 with crafts, music, hot cocoa and cotton candy. All activities free. Dec. 5-25, 5-10 pm.
POWAY, 92064 12631 Stoutwood St. Off Twin Peaks Rd. & Deerwood St. Nicknamed “The Griswolds.” Dec. 1-Jan. 1, 5:30-10 pm weekdays, 11 pm weekends. Hickory Ct., Hickory St., Butterwood Ct., Rockrose Ct. All off Twin Peaks Rd. & Silverset St. named “Candy Cane Lane.” Entire cul-de-sacs are lit up. Dec. 5-25, 6-9 pm.
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. Nov. 27-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. or park at Sunset Hills Elementary School and walk. Dec. 7-31, dusk-10 pm.
SAN MARCOS, 92078 1145 E. Barham Dr. Festively decorated house with an electric train and snow machine. Weekends only, Dec. 5-27, 5-9 pm.
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3520 Corte Ramon. Seventh year of decorating, different theme each year. Lights and characters coordinated to music. Dusk-10 pm.
6646 Elegant Tern Pl.
6774 Vermarine Ct. Light show synchronized to music. Dec 1-31, 5:309 pm.
OCEANSIDE, 92056, 92057 5279 Willow Walk Rd. Over 30,000 lights create a Christmas light show, 13,000 digital lights featuring mega board, arches, singing Christmas trees and more synchronized to music. Santa Dec. 6, 5:308:30 pm. Dec. 1-Dec. 31, 5:30-10 pm. 2329 Snead Dr. Lots of lights, nativity scene, animated elves, Santa Village light display. Walk up to see Christmas scene in garage. Dec. 7-31, 5:30-9 pm.