San Diego Neighborhood Christmas Light Displays 2022 | Channel 933

San Diego may not be known for wintry weather and landscapes, but we’re making the most of the holidays by dressing up with lights and decorations in neighborhoods across the country! If you need to capture the Christmas spirit, we have a list of neighborhood exhibitions that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!

You can drive or walk past most places, but some also have interactive elements you can walk through.

For all events and ongoing attractions taking place in San Diego check this page.


  • Gingerbread House – Santee

This Santee house spreads the spirit of Christmas by covering itself with over 12,000 Christmas lights!

When: Every evening from dusk – 10pm until January 1st

Where: 9435 Saint Andrews Drive, Santee CA 92071

Over 30,000 lights are animated to music heard on 106.9 over 995 computer channels.

When: from now until January 1st. Sunday – Thursday 5:30pm – 10:00pm and Friday – Saturday 5:30pm – 11:00pm.

Where: 23542 Bassett Way, Ramona CA 92065

  • Jingle Bell Hill – El Cajon

For decades, families have packed up the cars and driven their families through these streets filled with festive lights and holiday displays. 75 houses take part in the festival of lights and their spectacle that is not to be missed.

When: Every evening from 6pm to 9pm (10pm on weekends) until Christmas

Where: Pepper and Lindenwood Drives or Pepper and Rockview Drives.

  • Starlight Circle – Santee

This small neighborhood in Santee was built in a circle and residents gather each year to fill their garden with twinkling lights for all to see.

When: Every evening from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. until Christmas

Where: West and East Glendon Circle in Santee, 92071

  • Santa Claus Lane – Lemon Grove

This cul-de-sac turns into Santa Claus Lane with a light show every night

When: every evening from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. until Christmas

Where: 2618 Sheri Lane, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

20+ homes that go on holiday BRIGHT for everyone with dancing lights and festive decor.

When: Every evening from December 5th to Christmas

Where: 10248 Paseo Palmas Drive, Lakeside, CA 92040


  • Belardo Lights – Tierrasanta

A popular tradition started by homeowner Ranch Schmika that has grown into a neighborhood effort where everyone decks the halls (their yards) with stunning holiday displays and thousands of lights synced to music played to you on FM 106.1 can hear. More details can be found here.

When: Every evening from 6pm to 10pm until December 27th

Where: 5306 Belardo Drive, San Drive, San Diego, CA 92124

  • Christmas Card Train – Rancho Penasquitos

With dozens of homes completely remodeled for the holidays with imaginative displays and more, it’s become a San Diego favorite.

When: Every evening from 5pm to 9pm until Christmas

Where: 9190 Oviedo St, San Diego, CA 92129

  • Clairemont Christmas Park

Over 40 residents are taking part in this delightful neighborhood exhibit that is turning the Lana Drive and Jamar area near Abernathy Circle into its own ‘Christmas Park’.

When: Every evening from dusk to 10pm until Christmas

Where: Lana Drive and Jamar, San Diego, CA 92117

  • Garrison Street Lights – Point Loma

This neighborhood near Sunset Cliff has festive, family-friendly holiday exhibits that will delight you.

When: Every evening from 5pm to 9pm until December 31st

Where: 3616 Garrison St., San Diego, CA 92106

  • Fairway Village – Carmel Mountain Ranch

You will be dazzled by this community’s festive lights and festive displays.

When: Beginning December 16th, lights/displays will be on every evening from dusk – 10:30pm until January 1st

Where: Stoney Gate Place in San Diego, CA 92128

  • Luminaria—Bankers Hill

Everything from trees, lampposts, courtyards and rooftops is covered in festive lights in this beautiful area.

When: Every evening until January 1st

Where: Along 30th Street and Fern Street from Juniper Street, Grape Street and Beech Street.

  • Merry Days Court – Scripps Ranch

This neighborhood takes its light shows seriously and really gets into the holiday spirit with displays and activities.

When: Every evening from 5:30pm – 9:30pm until December 31st

Where: Merritage Court and Stonebridge Parkway, San Diego, CA 92131

  • The Forward House – Bankers Hill

This late historic Victorian home is decked out in bright festive lights each year. It has also become known as “Griswold’s Christmas House”.

When: Every evening from 5pm to 10pm until December 31st

Where: 108 Ivy Street (off 1st Street), San Diego CA 92101


  • Christmas Circle – Chula Vista

For over 60 years, this district has delighted people with its festive Christmas lights on over 55 houses. It has almost a 5 star rating on Google

When: From December 10th to Christmas every evening from 5pm to 10pm

Where: Whitney Street and Mankato Street in Chula Vista, CA 91910

  • Christmas in Candy Land – Chula Vista

You’ll want to get out of the car and stroll through the life-size candy land full of lollipops and gummy candies. Travel to Whoville to meet the mean Mr. Grinch and snap your Who Liday photos. Visit Santa’s Workshop and see the elves at work. Drop your wish list in Santa’s mailbox and experience the new Frozen display.

When: Most nights up to Christmas

Where: 1234 Napa Avenue, Chula Vista CA 91911

  • Jackie & Jose’s Christmas House – Chula Vista

This wonderful couple opens their homes each evening from 6pm to 9pm for guests to enjoy the wall-to-wall display of Christmas trees, decorations and more – plus Christmas music and the magic of the pines! The couple encourages guests to bring clothing or food donations for San Diego’s homeless.

When: Every evening from 6pm to 9pm until January 6th (the home will be closed on Sat December 11th)

Where: 756 Nolan Ave. Chula Vista, CA 91910


  • Candy Cane Lane—Poway

House after house on this street are covered in festive lights and festive decor.

When: Every evening from dusk – 10pm until Christmas

Where: Hickory Street, Poway, CA 92064

  • Candy Cane Lane – San Marcos

An entire block gets into the Christmas spirit with candy cane themed lights and displays galore.

When: Most nights up to Christmas

Where: 1000 Crimson Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069

Flamingos, penguins, animated window displays, dancing Santas and the Land of the Misfit toys are all featured in this magical Carlsbad home. More info HERE.

When: Every evening from 5pm to 10pm until December 31st

Where: 7607 Romeria Street, Carlsbad, CA 92009

  • Christmas on Knob Hill – San Marcos

Visiting this incredible exhibition is a cherished holiday tradition for many. The homeowners love to spread the holiday cheer with lights and lots of decorations! Santa Claus will be there from 14th to 23rd December from 18:30 to 20:00. More details can be found HERE.

When: Every evening from 5pm to 9pm until December 30th

Where: 1639 Knob Hill Road, San Marcos, CA 92069

  • Christmas / Disneyland House – Fallbrook

For over 25 years, the home’s owner, Mack, has expanded his incredible display of lights and miniature displays of his hometown, family and friends.

When: Most nights up to Christmas

Where: 2031 Reche Road, Fallbrook CA 92028

  • Jingle Terrace Park – Vista

When: Every evening from 5:30pm – 9:00pm until December 23rd

Where: Brengle Terrace Park – 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista CA 92084

  • Spence Family Lighthouse – Escondido

For over 10 years, this family has been putting on a light show in their home for all to see!

When: evenings until Christmas

Where: 1835 Sunny Slope Terrace, Escondido CA 92027

  • The Griswolds House – Poway

The house got its name because of the sheer number of lights that are placed on their house each year to make everyone’s holiday bright and cheerful!

When: Every evening from 17:30 – 22:00 (weekends – 23:00) until January 1st

Where: 12631 Stoutwood Street, Poway, CA 92064

  • Willow Walk Road – Ocean side

Tens of thousands of lights are incorporated into this amazing show that includes mega board arches and singing Christmas trees!

When: 6:30pm – 10:00pm every night until December 31st.

Where: 5279 Willow Walk Road, Oceanside, CA 92057