Christmas Lights San Diego is back! Let us show you where to go. Our Christmas Lights Tour list is San Diego’s best and longest! We will travel up and down the coats letting you know what not to miss for some “Holiday Cheer” and make sure you see all the Christmas Lights in San Diego.
See the Best Christmas Lights in San Diego with our Amazing & Beautiful Tour. No better way to enjoy some Christmas Lights San Diego than our Best of Lights Guide and see all of San Diego Xmas Lights. Start spreading that and some Holiday Cheer.
If you are interested we also do offer group transportation! Take a stroll in one of our warm and cozy limousines and party buses through some of San Diego’s best-lit neighborhoods.
Prices are starting at $100 per hour for 15 – 40 people. Vehicle comes with complimentary hot chocolate to make you feel all warm inside. Yes, we know it’s San Diego and it’s already warm, but it’s the idea that counts. Most trips are usually 3 hours in length.
Check out some of the great places below to custom plan your trip!
SPONSORED BY San Diego Hotlimos.
Christmas is almost here and Christmas Lights San Diego is ready? San Diego has the best weather in the world and Christmas may lack the usual pines for trees but our palms make some wonderful holiday fun.
San Diego residents are more liberated to put lights out in their yards and houses because of their weather and their personal celebration of having no snow, but don’t let that get in the way of some luxurious houses praising the holiday tradition with lights.
We are offering some great specials for Christmas Parties and Holiday Light Tours as well. Perfect for any company Christmas Party or Holiday Party. Feel free to print out our Christmas Lights San Diego Guide
1) ALLIED GARDENS, 7048 Hillsboro St. 92120
Off Waring and Princess View. Dec. 8 – 30, dusk-10 pm. Santa & Mrs. Claus hand out candy canes Dec 22. 7607 Romeria St., Nicknamed “The Christmas House”
2) CARLSBAD, 7607 Romeria St. 92009
Nicknamed “The Christmas House” with animated window displays and three snow machines. Food Drive donations accepted. Dec. 2 to Jan 1, 5 – 9pm
3) CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH Fairway Village 92128
the east and west side of Stoney Gate Pl. 90+ homes decorated in “Holiday Magic.” Lights synchronized to music. Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, 5:30-10:30 pm.
4) CHULA VISTA, Whitney St./Mankato 91910, 91911, 91914, 91915
Circle between First and Second Ave. off H St. & 1st Ave. “Christmas Circle.” 55+ homes decorated. 55+ homes decorated. Dec. 8 – 26, 5-10 pm.
5) CLAIREMONT Lana Dr. & Jamar 92117
Off Mt. Abernathy Ave. Circular street. 40+ homes decorated. Dec. 8 – 27. 4670 Norwalk Ave. Off Clairemont Mesa Blvd./Moraga Ave. Dec. 11 to Jan. 1, 7-10 pm, weekends 7-11 pm.
6) EAST SAN DIEGO 4641 Craigie St. 92113
Off Highway 94 and 47th. Dec. 10 – 24. Dusk to 10 pm
7) EL CAJON Jingle Bell Hill 92021
(also known as Pepper Dr. Lights). Solomon Ave./Pegeen Pl. and surrounding area. Off 67 & Bradley. Dec. 8-26, 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. Dec. 8-28, Mon-Th 6-9 pm, Fri-Sun 6-10 pm. 1838 El Pico Dr. Off Hacienda Dr. 49th year of decorating the 20-ft. star over 100 ft. Nov. 25-Dec. 31. Also see a 55-ft. train. Dec. 9 – 31, dusk to 10 pm.
8) LAKESIDE 10248 Paseo Palmas Dr. 92040
Nicknamed “Tinsel Town.” Dec. 1 – 25, 5:30pm – 9pm
9) LA MESA 7390 Stanford Ave. 91942
Over 20,000 lights on miniature trees, house and lawn. Santa and his reindeer, several giant inflatables and over two dozen poinsettia plants. Dec. 1 -31, dusk-10 pm.
10) LOMITA (near Lemon Grove) 689 Meadowbrook Dr. 92114
Off Jamacha Rd. South of Lemon Grove. Many lights on home. Dec. 8 to Jan. 1, dusk to 10 pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus may be out from Dec. 17 – 23.
11) OCEANSIDE 3648 Esplanade St. 92056
Nicely decorated homewith light and music show. Dec. 1 – 31, 5-10 pm
12) POWAY 12631 Stoutwood St. 92064
Off Twin Peaks Rd. & Deerwood St. Nicknamed “The Griswolds.” Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, 5:30-10 pm weekdays, 11 pm weekends. 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. 8 – 24, 6-9 pm.
13) RANCHO PENASQUITOS Oviedo St. 92129
Off Black Mountain Rd. “Christmas Card Lane.” Also enter off Twin Trails Dr., Carmel Mountain Rd., Ellingham St., Renato St., Oviedo St., Twin Trails Dr., Barrymore St., Rotherham Ave., Talca Ave., Talca Ct., Allenbrook Way, Davenport Ave., Amber Sky Ln. Dec. 10 – 31, dusk-10 pm.
14) SAN CARLOS Block of 7900 and 8000 Hillandale Dr. 92119
Off Mission Gorge & Deerfield. Dec. 1 – 31, 5-9 pm.
15) SAN MARCOS 1639 Knob Hill 92069, 92078
Off Nordahl Rd. Between Tam O’ Shanter Dr. & Augusta Dr. 25th year of decorating. 1000,000+ lights plus Carnival, Santa Puppy Rescue, North Pole and Santa’s Wild Animal Park themes. Nov. 24 to Dec. 30, 5-9 pm. See Santa from 6:30-8pm on Dec. 10-23. www.christmasonknobhill.com 1145 Barham Dr. #20 Santa and Mrs. Claus pass out candy canes in front of a festively decorated house. Nov. 22 to Dec. 24, Sun–Thurs 5:30pm – 8pm, Fri & Sat 5:30pm – 9pm
16) SANTEE Sunburst Santee. Tomel Court 92071
Off Magnolia. Many homes, Starlight Circle. Dec. 17 to Dec. 26, 7-10 pm. 9835 Pebble Beach Dr. Displays on house and yard set up to music. Dec. 1 – 31, dusk to 10pm
17) SERRA MESA/MISSION VILLAGE 2621 Raymell Dr. 92123
The clash of both holidays! Yard decorated like Halloween Town from “A Nightmare Before Christmas.” Dec 1–31, dusk–10pm
18) TIERRASANTA 5306 Belardo Dr. 92124
Off Via Valarta & Via Playa De Cortes. 100,000 lights,including many homemade decorations, all sequenced and animated to music. Tune radio to 89.7 FM to hear the lights dance. Nov. 24 to Dec. 26, 6-10 pm. www.belardolights.com 11626 Papagallo Ct. Off Colina Dorado or Calle De Vida. “Smurfs Christmas” theme. Dec. 8–31, 6-10 pm. 10927 Baroque Lane. A “Snowman” themed Christmas featuring a 16-ft lighted snowman on the roof and a North Pole inspired lawn featuring several 4–6 ft snowmen. Dec. 7–29, 6–10pm.
19) VISTA 1505 Roma Dr. 92081
Corner of Lupine Hills and Roma Dr. Inflatables and over two dozen homemade plywood cutouts of Disney and other holiday characters. Nov. 24 to Dec. 31, Sun-Th 6-10pm, Fri-Sat 6 pm-midnight.
Commercial Holiday Lights Displays
A) Del Mar Fairgrounds Holiday of Lights Jimmy Durante Blvd./Via De La Valle. Off Highway 5. Animated holiday lights. Nov. 22-Jan. 1, Sun.-Thurs, 5:30-10 pm; Fri.-Sat., 5:30-10:30 pm. Closed Nov. 26, Dec. 3 & 10. $15/car (up to 5 people), $20/vehicle (6 or more), $50/bus. 858-755-1161. www.sdfair.com, www.holidayoflights.com.
B) Gaslamp for the Holidays Downtown San Diego. Trees of the Gaslamp will be illuminated through Jan. 1, 5 pm-midnight. www.gaslamp.org.
C) Hotel del Coronado 1500 Orange Ave. Tree in the lobby is beautifully decorated plus 100,000 lights illuminate the resort from Nov. 28-Jan. 1. Lighting celebration of the hotel Nov. 28, 4-7 pm. 619-522-8490. www.hoteldel.com.
D) LEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days Real snow! Snowball targets, build a snowman with LEGO accessories, see holiday LEGO displays. Nov. 23-Dec. 31. Nightly tree lighting at 5:30 pm, Nov. 26-Dec. 24. Nightly fireworks, Dec. 26-31. 760-918-5346. www.legoland.com.
E) San Diego Bay Parade of Lights 41st Anniversary, “USS Santa Claus” theme. Parade Dec. 9 & 16. 5:30 pm to 9pm. Starts off Shelter Island, goes through the harbor and ends at the Ferry Landing, Coronado. www.sdparadeoflights.org.
F) San Diego Botanic Garden “Garden of Lights” 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. 100,000+ lights illuminating the Garden. Dec. 8-23, 26-30, 5-9 pm. Nutcracker display, marshmallow roasting, live music, holiday crafts. Adults, $12, children 3-12, $4. 760-436-3036. www.SDBGarden.org.
G) San Diego Zoo’s Jungle Bells Balboa Park. Dec. 15-Jan. 6. Lighted animal figures, bell ringers, nightly tree-lighting ceremony, “The Night Before Christmas” show. 619-231-1515. www.sandiegozoo.org.
H) Sights and Sounds of Christmas San Diego Temple, 7474 Charmant Dr., UTC Walk through the grounds lit with 110,000 lights. Dec. 8-Jan. 1, 5-11 pm.
I) Victorian Mansion/The Forward House 108 Ivy St., corner of First and Ivy, downtown San Diego. Nov. 22-Jan. 1, 5-10 pm. Santa gives out candy canes Dec. 14 from 5:30-8:30 pm. 619-533-7900.