Something I think most of us can agree on is that going out with family and friends to see Christmas light displays is one of the best parts of the Holiday season. For as long as I can remember, it has been a tradition for us to get together and drive or walk through one of the many neighborhoods that puts up a great display here in San Diego.
This year, many neighbors are asking the public to enjoy the lights from their cars and to avoid walking around neighborhoods or gathering due to the pandemic. If you do choose to walk the neighborhood, they are asking that you wear a mask and socially distance.
We have compiled a list of some of our favorites that we hope that you will love as much as we do!
1. CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH
Fairway Village: east and west sides of Stoney Gate Pl. 80 homes decorated in “Holiday Magic”. Dec. 1 - Jan.1, dusk -10:30 pm.
Hotel del Coronado. Hotel del Coronado Celebrates the magic of the holidays as America’s beachfront legend transforms into a winter wonderland of ice and lights, sparkles and snowflakes. 1500 Orange Ave. 619-522-8490. www.hoteldel.com (Due to the new “Stay at Home” order for Southern California, some holiday activities have been canceled. Our holiday decorations and shopping will remain available.)
3. El Cajon
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. 28-Dec. 31, 5-10:30 pm.
Paseo Palmas Dr. Home of Lakeside’s “Tinsel Town”. Stars and stringers connecting each roof top from one to the other. December nights, 5 to 10pm. Just off of Hwy67. Click here to visit their Facebook.
5. LEMON GROVE
2618 Sheri Lane. Cul-de-sac turns into Santa Claus Lane. Homeowner Wayne Buttron has been lighting up his house with nativity scenes, elves, train scenes and of course, Santa, for 38 years. An animated light show runs each half-hour starting at 6:30 p.m on station 89.9 FM.
San Diego Botanic Garden “Garden of Lights”. 125,000+ lights illuminating the Garden. Live music, holiday crafts, visits with Santa and marshmallow roasting. Dec. 2-6, 9 &10, 12&13, 16-23, 26-30, 5-8:30 pm. Adults, $18, Child $10. 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. 760-436-3036. www.SDBGarden.org
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. 10-24, 5-10 pm. Click here to visit their Facebook page for more info.
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. 24-Jan. 1; Sun-Th, 5:00-10 pm; and Fri & Sat, 5:30-11 pm.
9. RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS
Oviedo St. Off Black Mountain Rd. “Christmas Card Lane.” Also enter off Twin Trails Dr. & Carmel Mountain Rd. Dec. 9-31, dusk-10 pm
10. SCRIPPS RANCH
Stonebridge Parkway and Merritage Ct. Nicknamed “Merry-tage Court”,this street is brightly lit with hundreds of lights and movie-themed decorations such as Disney and Star Wars.. Dec. 1-31, 5:30-9:30 pm.
5306 Belardo Dr. Off Via Valarta at Via Playa De Cortes. 100,000 lights and decorations all sequenced and animated to music at 106.1 FM. Nov. 26-Dec. 26, 6-10 pm. www.belardolights.com
Starlight Circle: Tomel Court, off Magnolia. Each house is beautifully decorated during the month of December for the Holidays. Dec. 17-26, dusk-10 pm.
We want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
- The Organico Wellness Team