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Listing Orange County homes with fantastic Christmas light displays plus information on parade of lights in our coastal cities. Please check back as we find more homes!

Balboa Peninsula (Newport Bay)
Brea Buena Park
Corona Del Mar
Costa Mesa Dana Point
Fountain Valley Huntington Beach
Ladera Ranch Laguna Niguel
Lake Forest Mission Viejo
Newport Beach Orange
San Clemente
Rancho Santa Margarita
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BALBOA PENINSULA (NEWPORT BEACH)

Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Newport Beach/Newport Bay
December 16 – 20, 2020

For 2020 - Boat Parade has been cancelled. The sister event to the Parade, The Ring of Lights, will still go forward. Homeowners around the harbor who decorate their homes and enter will still be judged and eligible to win in a number of categories. The winners will be announced on December 15th.

FREE to the public. The boat parade will light up the harbor for five consecutive nights. The parade starts at Bay Island at 6:00 p.m. and will last approximately three and a half hours. Over 250 ships participate in the parade along with hundreds of water front estates. Providing the backdrop for the parade is the Ring of Lights waterfront home and business decorating competition. FREE for spectators, entry fee for participating boats. Over million and half people view the parade each year.

For those of you that would like to be in parade Davey's Locker offers 3 general admission cruises nightly every night of the parade that are a part of the actual parade. Viewing the parade from a ship means that you see all of the parade and homes in full decor that line the waterfront. General admission tickets can be reserved over the phone.

Can't make the 5 parade nights? Davey's Locker offers holiday lights cruises December 4, 2020 through January 3, 2021

LOCATION FOR CRUISES:
Davey's Locker
400 Main Street
Newport Beach Ca 92661

INFORMATION:
949-673-1435

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Zimmerman House on Balboa Island

In 2006, this is the first house in Newport Beach to use a personal computer to synchronize the lights to dance with the music! Ten songs are programmed (including "Jingle Bell Rock", "All I Want For Christmas Is You", "Sleigh Ride", etc.), to create a fantastic light show with the lights twinkling, shimmering, and dimming, to the songs. The house is anchored on one side by an eye-stopping 25 foot green blinking Christmas tree. On the other side the eight foot wide chimney is draped in a carpet of red lights inter-mixed with white lights that vertically spell "Balboa Island". Blinking candy canes, stockings, bells, and snowflakes all add to the fun. There are 24,000 light bulbs in all.

LOCATION:
Located at 327 Sapphire Ave

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BREA

Eagle Hills

If you are looking for a great neighborhood to walk or drive through to enjoy Christmas lights, Eagle Hills is a great spot with around 100 home participation in holiday lights displays. All through December, you're welcome to drive or walk through the streets to take in lights, decorations, live music and live nativity scenes.

LOCATION:
Enter on East Birch and South Starflower Streets or East Lambert Road and Sunflower Street. Make sure you visit Primrose Street

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BUENA PARK

Nominated "Best in Buena Park"

8419 Santa Berta Way
Buena Park, CA

Cross Streets are Crescent and Western

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CORONA DEL MAR

Annual Nights of 1000 Lights
Thursday through Sunday
December 11-13 & 17-22, 2020

For 2020 - Nights of 1000 Lights is happening with the comfort and well-being of our Members, Volunteers, guests, and staff as the top priority. This beloved annual event will have several safety protocols in place, beginning with times, ticketed admissions to ensure safe physical distancing. Limited guest capacity in the Gardens each night. Advance ticket sales only! All guests must wear a face covering and choose a timed ticketed entry to ensure safe physical distancing.

The Annual Nights of 1000 Lights will be twelve nights of holiday cheer! Guests will enjoy a 'Blue Christmas' with Elvis, take a stroll in the glistening light tunnel and boogie through the disco inFERNo...enter a world of sugary sweets in the gingerbread house, enjoy hot chocolate and 'smores around the bonfire...get warm and fuzzy with a Scandinavian juletre, and follow the trolls and gnomes to visit Santa in his workshop!

All guests will enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and a make your own 'smores station. There will also holiday photo booth and fun arts and crafts activities. Additionally, there will be a no-host wine and beer bar, food available for purchase and holiday shopping in the Garden Shop.

$15 Friends / $25 Non-Member / Children 3 and under are free

LOCATION:
Sherman Library & Gardens
2647 East Coast Highway
Corona del Mar, CA 92625

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COSTA MESA

Snoopy House Holiday Display
5:30 to 9 p.m. nightly from December 16 through December 18, 2020

For 2020, the holiday display is traveling to IKEA for the “Winter Wonderful” drive-thru event. “Winter Wonderland” is from December 16 to 18 at IKEA Costa Mesa, 1475 S. Coast Drive.

The beloved Snoopy House holiday display has been a Costa Mesa and Orange County holiday tradition since 1966, attracting an estimated 80,000 visitors annually.

Santa will make special visits to the event from 7 to 9 p.m. from opening night, Dec. 14, through Dec. 23. Children and their families will have opportunities to receive free photos with Santa.

LOCATION:
Ikea Costa Mesa

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DANA POINT

Annual Boat Parade of Lights
December 2020 - Cancelled this year. See below of Holiday Lights information:

For 2020 - Point Harbor Partners is spreading seasonal cheer with the annual holiday light display that will illuminate the Harbor November 11 – January 3. Each night throughout the holiday season, the Harbor’s magnificent light display will illuminate the evening sky for guests of all ages to enjoy. Themed light exhibits throughout the Harbor will include Candy Cane Lane, a “Merry Kiss Me” arch, lighted trees, and much more.

Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats and vie for awards. You can view the parade free from anywhere in the Harbor, or make reservations at one of our restaurants to view it from a cozy and warm spot. Come on down and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season.

LOCATION:
Dana Point Harbor
34555 Golden Lantern

** Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers boat rides so you too can experience the fun of actually riding on a boat and joining in the parade. Don't miss the opportunity to become a part of this one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Reservations can be made at www.danawharf.com

Call and make your reservations at (949) 496-5794.

For more information or a boat or sponsor entry form call THE Harbor Info line at (949) 923-2255

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY

65,000 programmable LED lights

There's about 40 songs in the mix in sync with the lights. Lights run from dusk untill 11 pm.

LOCATION:
18323 Stanislaus St.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Cruise of Lights
Canceled for 2020 - will return in 2021

Take a narrated cruise through the waterways of Huntington Harbour to see the holiday lighted homes and decorations in this annual event.

LOCATION:
Park in the Huntington Harbour Mall lot (corner of Algonquin and Saybrook) and get on the designated buses that travel a short distance to the boat launch area.

INFORMATION:
Advanced ticket purchase call: (714) 840-7542

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LADERA RANCH

Must See Street in Ladera Ranch

This is a quaint little street with all the houses decorated for Christmas. This is one of the top streets in the OC

LOCATION:
2011 Bramford St
Ladera Ranch

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Blinking to Music

One of the winners of the Ladera Ranch Lights Contest. Does a good job blinking to music you listen to you your car

LOCATION:
Mayville Place

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Shelton Ct & Sutherland Dr

Two nice streets all lit up for Christmas

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LAGUNA NIGUEL

Street Full of Christmas Lights

This street has Christmas lights on all the houses PLUS they have lights strung between the houses that are blinking to music.

LOCATION:
2011 Elder Court
Laguna Niguel

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LAKE FOREST

Bob Norris Christmas Lights

Runs 6-9pm every night,

Norris Family Christmas Light display with over 40,000 lights that blink in sync with Christmas songs that you listen to over your car radio. Neighboring house also blinks their lights in sync.

Besides the lights, this display also includes 100+ Christmas display figures.

LOCATION:
24952 Greenbay Drive
Lake Forest, CA

 

Lake Forest Christmas Lights
Displaying through December
Sun - Thur 5:30pm to 10pm
Fri - Sat 5:30pm to 10:30pm

Christmas Lights Display in South Orange County - this house blinks together with the Bob Norris house to music you can listen to in your car.

Singing Rudolphs and Stars, Dancing Santas and Snowmen, and 20' Mega trees and more!

LOCATION:
22981 Belquest Dr.
Lake Forest, CA

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MISSION VIEJO

Mission Viejo Lights

Located by the Mission Viejo Civic Center, visitors can see Santa's Workshop. On some nights, Santa will be there to greet all visitors with a cheerful, Ho! Ho! Ho! and a peppermint candy cane.

Besides this permanent display, all Mission Viejo residents are encouraged to brighten their neighborhood and share the holiday spirit by competing in the annual Holiday Lighting Contest with prizes given to the top five homes. It's fun take a drive through the Mission Viejo streets to find out how the contest is going. See possible light displays for 2016 below





Candy Cane Cottage

This is the home of a local Mission Viejo family who has been decorating their home for over 20 years and generously appreciates the many visits who come by to see their display every year.

23611 Via Estella
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

 




Via Amistoso St

10 houses decorated with great Christmas Displays. One has a gigantic Santa face on the front of the house. A must see!

Whoville House at 26152 Cordillera

This is just plain fun with a yard made up of the lovable Whoville characters.





21602 Criptana
Mission Viejo

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NEWPORT BEACH

Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Newport Beach/Newport Bay
December 16 – 20, 2020

For 2020 - Boat Parade has been cancelled. The sister event to the Parade, The Ring of Lights, will still go forward. Homeowners around the harbor who decorate their homes and enter will still be judged and eligible to win in a number of categories. The winners will be announced on December 15th.

FREE to the public. The boat parade will light up the harbor for five consecutive nights. The parade starts at Collins Island at 6:30 p.m. and will last approximately three and a half hours over 250 ships participate in the parade along with hundreds of water front estates. Providing the backdrop for the parade is the Ring of Lights waterfront home and business decorating competition. FREE for spectators, entry fee for participating boats. Over million and half people view the parade each year.

For those of you that would like to be in parade both Newport Landing and Davey's Locker will offer 3 general admission cruises nightly every night of the parade that are a part of the actual parade. Viewing the parade from a ship means that you see all of the parade and homes in full decor that line the waterfront. General admission tickets can be reserved over the phone.

LOCATIONS FOR CRUISES:
December 4, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Offered three times nightly (check websites for times)
Newport Landing
309 Palm - Suite A, Newport Beach Ca 92661
Davey's Locker
400 Main St., Newport Beach, CA 92661

INFORMATION:
949-675-0551

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ORANGE

Christmas Lights in Orange County

Our Christmas light display has 48,000 lights (& counting). Every year we add to our display to keep it unique as possible with our homemade decorations. We personally enjoy the challenge of coming up with creative new ideas and especially love it when the kids pitch in to help! Most of our Christmas decorations are homemade, from the 8’ candy canes, the giant snowflakes, the oversized gift boxes the Shooting Stars, JOY sign and many more! This display takes a lot of time and effort but we love it! We are always looking for new ways to stand out and be unique. We hope you will enjoy our Christmas Lights Display as much as we do!!!

LOCATION:
1431 North Shaffer St.
Orange, CA

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SAN CLEMENTE

Casa Lumina: Holiday Garden Walk - San Clemente
December 5-23, 2020 (Select nights )
6-8pm

For 2020 - This event is replacing the annual 'Chrismas at the Casa' event due to COVID restrictions.

Experience the wonder of the holiday season during “Casa Lumina Holiday Walk” on select evenings from December 5 to 23 at Casa Romantica. Over 1,000 twinkling lights illuminate Casa Romantica’s exquisitely-decorated home and gardens with holiday themes.

$7, members $5, children under 13 free

LOCATION:
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

INFORMATION:
(949) 498-2139

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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

Candy Cane Lane

This entire street has some of the best decorations in OC. This is a must see street! Easiest to park on Las Fleras and walk in.

LOCATION:
El Corzo Lane
Located close to the 241, just off Melinda Road.

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