100 Christmas Light Displays in Orange County (Updated 2019)

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Updated for December 2019

Christmas Lights!!! I just love it when houses AND even neighborhoods go all out decorating their home with twinkly lights and decorations for the holidays. all that work putting up the outdoor lights gives the community the special gift of Christmas magic. Here is a list of over 100 Christmas Light Displays in Orange County that you can visit.

Aliso Viejo
King Elder Lane
Glenwood Community
43 Woodswallow Lane

Anaheim Hills
Bel Air Neighborhood (Riverview & Santa Ana Canyon Road near Weir Canyon)

306 Barryknoll Street
151 S. Jeanine Way
2118 W. Minerva Avenue
Symphony St.

Balboa Island
327 Sapphire Avenue

515 Cedar Avenue
Birch Street (Kraemer & Birch)
Shadetree Circle (Lambert & Wandering)

Buena Park
8073 Calendula Drive

Codo De Caza
Gooseberry Court

Costa Mesa
3150 Bear Street
467 East 19th Street
Lilac & Santa Ana Avenue
77 Fair Drive (City Hall) – Peanut’s House

5208 Cumberland Drive

Dana Point
Monarch Beach Homes

Fountain Valley
Brookhurst between Heil & Edinger (the tract behind Denny’s
18323 Stanislaus Street (Light Music Show, entire roof decorated)

Woods and Amerige
Mountain View Avenue & Fullerton Creek Road
Sparkle Ball Street, North Yale (500 Block)

Garden Grove
6531, 6541, 5521 Belgrave Avenue
12112 Wutzke Street

Huntington Beach
La Cresta Drive

Ladera Ranch
Bramford Street
10 Hammond Road
Shively Street
Mayville Place
Shelton Court & Sutherland Drive

Laguna Hills
Mawson Drive
25276 Orellano Way
23561 Marsala

Laguna Niguel
Nellie Gail Road
Elder Court
5 Tunis
Hillhurst (off of Crown Valley & Alicia)

Lake Forest
22981 Belquest Drive
Ashbrook Street
Buckwood Street
25982 Dundee Drive
24952 Greenbay Drive
Parkwood Street
Rimrock Street, Peachwood & Tamarisk (Trabuco Canyon & Lake Forest Drive)
Rushford Drive
25141 Steinway Circle
22472 Sunlight Creek Ave
23932 Barton Street

La Palma
Houston Avenue
Tiara Lane

Mission Viejo
23912 Bough Avenue (Nightmare Before Christmas House)
27093 Pinario
Via Amistoso Street
26771 San Gonzalo Drive
26166 Buscador
26 Tesoro
32 Hawk Hill
27815 Tirante
4 Amato
23611 Via Estella
36881 Calle Maria
21316 Bishop
25212 Arcadian
200 Civic Center Drive

Newport Beach
El Paseo Street on Lido Peninsula
Harbor Island Drive
Saphire Avenue
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451 N. Citrus Street
1431 North Shaffer Street
Locust & Glassell
Pine Street
2409 E. Monroe ( Griswold style, letters to Santa & Candy Canes)
1907 N. Ridgewood
7633 E. Saddlehill Trail
2532 El Sereno Drive
1767 N. Lindenholz Street
463 N. Emerald Drive

444 Normany  (“Frozen” House)

Rancho Santa Margarita
22 El Corazon
20 El Corzo (Candy Cane Land)
11 Twilight Lane
16 Calle Liberacion

San Clemente
2931 Calle Heraldo
Talega Seaside Neighborhood
Talega Stella Mare Neighborhood

Santa Ana
12872 Loretta Drive
18th & Bristol Street
2002 W. Elder Ave

Trabuco Canyon
Wagon Wheel Neighborhood
23 Kingfisher Court

Red Hill Avenue & Olwyn Drive
2351 Caper Tree Drive off Walnut between Tustin Ranch & Browning
1151 Windsor Lane

Villa Park
9852 Verde Lomas Circle ( Haunted Hallow)

Bolsa Chica & Westminster Boulevard and Northwestern & Bolsa Chica
5755 Westminster Boulevard
6212 Larchwood Drive

Yorba Linda
5474 Berryhill Drive
Buena Vista at Lakeview
East Lake Village (Village Center Drive & Avenida De Las Polmas)
18665 & 18974 Seabiscuit
4712 Via Del Rancho
20630 Vista Del Sol

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( Have any suggestions to add to the list? Is something on the list outdated? Please let us know! )

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  1. Theresa Alderson says

    Happy New Year, Everyone!

    Due to the weather over the holidays, we have decided to leave up our AWARD-WINNING Christmas light display through January 6th.

    Please come by and see us!

    23561 Marsala
    Laguna Hills, Ca 92653

  2. Justine says

    In Orange the El sereno was just laser lights (not good ones) and nothing else.

  3. Tristan says

    In Orange I also recommend 1906 N Woodside Ave (but they shut their lights off early, 9:30-10pm). and 910 E Glendale Ave. Both are about 5 blocks from each other.

  4. Sarah Cooley says

    Went to all the ones in laguna hills, lake forest and most of mission Viejo; they were all duds. Don’t waste your time :/

    • Destini says

      I wish I would’ve read your comment before we went out and wasted our time as well. Mapped out the addresses for santa margarita and lake forest and literally NONE of the addresses were correct all of them lead us to no where not even a house.

  5. Karina Lara-Vargas says

    So excited to check some of these places this weekend! Thank you! ❤️????

  6. Elaine Sotelo says

    Totally going to check it out!

  7. Courtney Davis says

    We made the list… this made my year! We are Shadetree and Wandering in Brea! Thank you!!!!!! I’m a Mom to 4 boys, one serving in the Navy and married to a Clark Griswold that will be stoked to see your list! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Thanks for putting us on the list and we’re only getting better and better each year at 43 Woodswallow lane in Aliso Viejo with only traditional incandescent lights not one LED. This is for looking for that vintage warm traditional look with classic blowmolds and a mini tree lot look on side yard.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all

  9. Michael Ignacio says

    We have put up a light show to music at 1907 n Ridgewood st Orange CA 92865 tune to 89.1fm


    Happy holidays!

  10. Mike says

    Please add the rocksteady Christmas lights on Ridgewood. 1907 n Ridgewood st Orange.

  11. Steven says

    6212 Larchwood Dr in Westminster!

  12. Please check out http://cityblessing.org/lightsonmiraclehill/
    Over 1 million lights and dancing lights show every 45 minutes. An awesome place to stroll with family and friends and feel that Christmas atmosphere. This is an annual event in Walnut, CA. They have cafe, craft section, healing tent and plenty of selfie spots

  13. Kevin says

    My wife and I set up our first display this year with several thousand multicolor leds all synced to music.

    We are located at:
    584 S. Laurinda Lane,
    Orange, CA, 92869

  14. Shannon says

    This is a great list! Thanks for putting this together. I would also add the Naples canals in Long Beach or the Balboa /Newport Beach boat cruise to see the lights on the homes in the harbor.

  15. Justin says

    check out 12872 Loretta Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92705

  16. Jessica says

    The Algonquin address in HB is a chase bank so nothing there. Also nothing on Bolsa Chica past Bolsa. Terrible list ????

  17. Elizabeth says

    The Whoville house is no longer there ☹️

  18. Thank you!

    Add Aliso Viejo – Glenwood community – there are a lot of beautiful houses!

  19. Love your blog and we love doing Christmas light tours every year. I would love if you would add our home in Aliso Viejo which has one of the more warm traditional displays you will ever see ( no LED ) and we even have a snowblower on the roof
    43 woodswallow lane
    Aliso Viejo

  20. Thank Jill this list is great! Can’t wait to get the family out to go look at some lights… after these winds are over! Happy Holidays!

  21. Matt says

    25276 Orellano way Laguna Hills, You wont be let down

  22. Angie says

    Total epic fail for our family trip tonight.
    Fountain Valley
    16559 Euclid (Mile Square Park. The entire neighborhood decorated.)
    Brookhurst & Heil
    Only a handful of houses where decorated.

    Santa Ana
    1306 Richland Ave
    I didn’t see anything besides a lot of cars and a narrow deade end street.


  23. Nichole Rosa says

    We tried to see the Whoville house in Mission Viejo but it wasn’t up. Also Bough Ave is listed as Aliso but it is in Mission Viejo. Super cool house!

  24. Joanne says

    The house on Cedar in Brea is off State College & Elm.
    Check out Shadetree Circle in Brea off Lambert & Wandering too!

  25. Christopher Want says

    Hey! Come see our house, 21602 Criptana, Mission Viejo

  26. christina skinner says

    Thanks so much for this list! We’re excited to go see lights tonight.

  27. Heather says

    Thanks for a great list! I can’t wait to take my kiddos:)

  28. Candis says

    This is awesome Jill! Thanks!

  29. Does the house on Citrus have a Santa (real person) that sits out there? They have a Santa chair.

  30. Kelly Fitzgerald says

    Love going to look at lights with family!

  31. Michele E says

    Woods and Amerige in Fullerton have a great display!

  32. Jessica says

    We go every year to this neighborhood in Brea, it starts at Lambert and Sunflower, the whole neighborhood is done up really nice. And the weekend before Christmas they have a live nativity.

  33. Sandy says

    1326 Valle Vista Drive in Fullerton is no longer valid. The original owners have moved away.

  34. Alex Franco says

    Don’t know if my last post went through – 38,000 lights
    1151 Windsor Ln , tustin 92780

  35. Alex Franco says

    Please contact me I have a Christmas display every year in Tustin 38,000 lights !

  36. I’ve lived in Fountain Valley since 1972 original homeowner but all I know is that off of Brookhurst and heil there’s two full streets decorated I don’t know of anything on Euclid and we’ve been taking my family there for years and years

  37. Gina says

    1767 N Lindenholz St, Orange, CA 92865 house lights move to music!

  38. Nicole says

    Shively st in Ladera ranch has a great display.

  39. La Cresta Drive in Huntington Beach is amazing!

  40. Patricia Villagomez says

    Do you have an updated list for 2016? LOVE all the effort you put into this!!!

  41. Kristen Laidlaw says

    If you happen to be in the downtown area of San Clemente swing by 245 W. Canada San Clemente to see our cute beach cottage Christmas lights w/ a surprise theme 🙂 Neighbors across the street are lit up as well! Maybe we aren’t Talega or SW SC but we are pretty proud LOL.

  42. tristan says

    N. Woodside St @ Buckeyewood Ave in Orange has an amazing Christmas display. Also, 910 E Glendale Ave in Orange is pretty nice too.

  43. Leona says

    938 W. Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana CA 92703 (Flower & Chestnut) – nice display keeps growing and growing every day!

  44. Add Lilac and Santa Ana Ave in Costa Mesa. We found it on the way to Elden Ave, in Costa Mesa, which had nothing. People must have moved.

  45. Crystal says

    Just came back from the one in la Palma off Houston ave and Dallas ave. It’s really neat. Love that it wasn’t crowded at all (maybe cuz it’s a week day) all the house are so pretty!!!!

  46. 877 Launer Road Brea (Central/Berry) Supports Wounded Warrior Project. Dancing lights with your car’s stereo music.

  47. Don’t forget 5521 Belgrave Ave. Garden Grove

  48. Just an FYI: The house on Craig street in Orange no longer decorates as the owners have moved out of state. Their last display was last year. They are so missed as it was an amazing job!

  49. Hard to leave out Rossmoor. They have awards and you can see the map of winners online before you go. Many, many streets all done extravagantly.

    • My sister lives in Rossmoor but shes never mentioned a light display. Id love to go see if with her if you happen to know the street names? Thank you

  50. maribel says

    I just drove all over both neighborhoods in fountain valley and there was a couple of houses with lights and that was it don’t waste your time

  51. Check out our street display! Locust ave & Glassell st. In city of orange…free popcorn and hot cocoa on weekends!


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