February 22, 2024
The Ahead Home in Bankers Hill on Ivy Avenue in San Diego from just a few years in the past. Photograph by Chris Stone

These seeking to put some twinkle of their vacation season can discover it as a number of communities countywide are inviting guests to get pleasure from their Christmas mild shows.

The next areas supply among the finest and brightest vacation shows in San Diego County:

— The Ahead Home in Bankers Hill: 108 Ivy St. at First Avenue, from 5-10 p.m.

— The Carlsbad Christmas Home: animated window show, swimming penguins, browsing Santa, Snoopy skating and three snow machines, 7607 Romeria St., from 5-9 p.m. by Dec. 31.

— Chula Vista Christmas Circle: Whitney and Mankato streets magically remodel with vacation decorations and music between First and Second avenues south of H Avenue. From 5-10 p.m. nightly by Dec. 26.

— Resort del Coronado: The historic lodge at 1500 Orange Ave. transforms right into a winter wonderland of ice and lights, sparkles and snowflakes together with an outside ice rink.

— Jingle Bell Hill (Pepper Drive Lights): Off State Route 67 and Bradley at Solomon Avenue/Pegeen Place in El Cajon, 6-10 p.m. by Dec. 26.

— Escondido Eureka Lights: Synchronized lights at 3160 Crane Ave. with music broadcast through 89.9 FM, with over 14,000 lights and a Christmas present broadcast each evening from 5-10:30 p.m. till Dec. 31.

— “Tinsel City,” in Lakeside: 20-plus properties at 10248 Paseo Palmas Drive placed on a Christmas present from 5:30-9 p.m.

— Lemon Grove/Lomita: A cul-de-sac at 2618 Sheri Lane turns into Santa Claus Lane with a light-weight present beginning at 6:30 p.m. repeating each half-hour with music on 89.9 FM. The show is from 5:30-9:30 p.m. by Dec. 31.

— Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights: The Level Loma Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights contains over 100 vessels beginning at 7 p.m.

— “Completely satisfied Lights Ramona” at 23542 Bassett Manner options 30,000-plus lights animated to music on 106.9 FM utilizing laptop channels to manage the lights. From 5:30-10 p.m. by Jan. 1.

— Starlight Circle/Sunburst Santee: Tomel Courtroom off Magnolia. From nightfall to 10 p.m. by Dec. 26.

— Tierrasanta: At 5306 Belardo Drive off Through Vlarta at Through Playa De Cortes, 100,000 lights and decorations sequenced and animated to music on 106.1 FM from 6-10 p.m. by Dec. 26.

— Metropolis Information Service