North County Christmas Lights & Displays

We’ve compiled a list of Christmas & Holiday Light Displays, Santa and Nativity Scenes throughout North County San Diego. If you know of any that didn’t make our list, email us at [email protected]. For a comprehensive list of North County San Diego Christmas & Holiday Events, view the North County San Diego Christmas Events page.

San Marcos Christmas Lights & Displays

Christmas on Knob Hill (see more photos)
With over 80,000 Christmas lights, hundreds of lighted outdoor figures and thousands of feet of electrical wiring, Christmas on Knob Hill is a fabulous winter wonderland.

When: 2015 TBD
Where: 1639 Knob Hill, San Marcos, CA  92069

Santa & Mrs Claus (see photos)
Mr. & Mrs. Claus pass out candy canes in front of a festively decorated house with an electric train.

When: Nov 27-Dec 24, Sun-Thu 5:30pm-8pm, Fri & Sat 5:30pm-9pm
Where:  1145 Barham Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078

Carlsbad Christmas Lights & Displays

The Christmas House
Walk to see animated window display, swimming penguins, dancing Santa, three snow machines and Surfing Santa. Food drive donations accepted.

When: 2015 TBD
Where:  7607 Romeria St Carlsbad, CA 92009

Oceanside Christmas Lights & Displays

Choreographed Christmas Light Dance
Stop by for a candy cane!

When: 2015 TBD
Where: 3648 Esplanade St Oceanside, CA 92056

Christmas at Ivey Glenn
Holiday lights synchronized to 89.9 FM.

When: Dec 1-31, Sun-Thu 5pm-9m, Fri & Sat 5pm-10pm
Where: 408 Alyssum Way Oceanside, CA 92057

Animated Santa & Nativity Scene
Santa arrives by hot air balloon, nativity scene, animated elves and Santa village light display. Walk up to see a Christmas scene in the garage.

When: Dec 1-31, 5pm-9m
Where: 2329 Snead Dr Oceanside, CA 92056

Christmas on Quiet Hills
Lights synchronized to over 10 songs on 87.9FM.

When: Dec 1-31, 5pm-9m
Where: 1615 Quiet Hills Dr Oceanside, CA 92056

Last year’s Christmas on Quiet Hills:

Vista Christmas Lights & Displays

Living Nativity @ Lifeway Church
Free Living Nativity event for the whole family.

When: Fri & Sat, Dec 5 & 6, 6pm-8pm, Sun, Dec 7, 3pm-5pm
Where: 1120 Highland Dr, Vista (Lifeway Church, off Melrose, between Olive & Los Angeles).

Poway Christmas Lights & Displays

The Griswolds
A house decorated with lights from top to bottom that would make Clark proud.

When: Dec 1-Jan 1, Mon-Fri 5:30pm-10pm, Sat & Sun 5:30pm-11pm
Where: 12631 Stoutwood St Poway, CA 92064

Candy Cane Courts
All off Twin Peaks Rd & Silverset St. Entire cul-de-sac is lit up. A must-see multi-home holiday light display.

When: Dec 7-24 6pm-9pm
Where: 12659 Butterwood Ct Poway, CA 92064 & Rockrose Ct, Hickory Ct., Hickory St.

Ramona Christmas Lights & Displays

Happy Lights Ramona
30,000+ lights animated to music broadcast to 106.9 FM using 424 computer channels.

When: Nov 27-Jan 1, Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Fri & Sat 5:30pm-11pm
Where:  23542 Bassett Way Ramona, CA 92065