One of our family’s favorite holiday traditions is to view holiday lights. Luckily, there are many incredible displays throughout Southern California! Below are some great links of areas with holiday light displays in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire. If you know of a great place to view lights that are not listed within the links below, please comment, and share the sparkle! Perhaps we’ll see you at one of the displays!
Nothing’s merrier than a Sparkling Christmas Light Display! Here’s San Diego Family’s annual list of the best and brightest light shows around San Diego County. Displays range from decorated, private homes and streets, to entire neighborhoods.
You’ll also find festive local events, holiday parades and unique Christmas traditions, such as the Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights, San Diego Botanic Garden’s “Garden of Lights” and the big Christmas tree at Coronado’s historic Hotel Del. Click Map of Christmas Lights to plan your holiday adventure!
Some of our favorite holiday light displays in the OC include those at Irvine Park Railroad, Irvine Spectrum, and of course, Disneyland! Here’s a LINK to a list of residential areas with light displays compiled by the Orange County Register.
The Decorated Pines of St. Albans in the San Marino area of Los Angeles are some of our favorite lights to view in L.A. The Christmas tree and decorations at The Grove are also at the top of the list. Here’s a LINK to lights and displays in and around Los Angeles, put together by Santa Clarita Guide.
I have yet to personally see any Christmas light displays in the Inland Empire myself, but I’ve heard over and over that Tom’s Farms, located in the Temescal Canyon, is a great place to go for their Festival of Lights, as well as The Mission Inn’s Festival of Lights, located in Riverside. Both look to be pretty incredible from the pictures online, and the SoCal Kids love Tom’s Farms, so it’s likely a great place to go for the holidays with kids.