60 Christmas Light Displays in Orange County

the best orange county christmas light displaysUpdated for December 2018

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 60 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 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 & Heil
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

Laguna Hills
Mawson Drive
25276 Orellano Way
23561 Marsala

Laguna Niguel
Nellie Gail Road
Elder Court
5 Tunis

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

La Palma
Houston Avenue
Tiara Lane

Mission Viejo
23446 Bolivar Street
Bough Avenue (Nightmare Before Christmas House)
27093 Pinario
Via Amistoso Street
21602 Criptana

Newport Beach
El Paseo Street on Lido Peninsula
Harbor Island Drive
Saphire Avenue

451 N. Citrus Street
1431 North Shaffer Street
Locust & Glassell
Pine Street
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

Trabuco Canyon
Wagon Wheel Neighborhood
23 Kingfisher Court

Red Hill Avenue & Olwyn Drive
2351 Caper Tree Drive
1151 Windsor Lane

Bolsa Chica & Westminster Boulevard and Northwestern & Bolsa Chica
5755 Westminster Boulevard
6212 Larchwood Dr in Westminster!

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

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 Is something on the list outdated?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

PLUS…..have you seen this list of 150 Christmas Events in Orange County??????

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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

    • Coco says:

      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

  4. 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!

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

  6. rick says:

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

  7. 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!!!!

  8. Nancy says:

    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.

  9. Leona says:

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Patricia Villagomez says:

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

  13. Garin says:

    La Cresta Drive in Huntington Beach is amazing!

  14. Nicole says:

    Shively st in Ladera ranch has a great display.

  15. Gina says:

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

  16. 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

  17. Alex Franco says:

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

  18. Alex Franco says:

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

  19. Sandy says:

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

  20. 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.

  21. Michele E says:

    Woods and Amerige in Fullerton have a great display!

  22. Kelly Fitzgerald says:

    Love going to look at lights with family!

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

  24. Candis says:

    This is awesome Jill! Thanks!

  25. Heather says:

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

  26. christina skinner says:

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

  27. Christopher Want says:

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

  28. Joanne says:

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

  29. 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!

  30. 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.


  31. Matt says:

    25276 Orellano way Laguna Hills, You wont be let down

  32. 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!

  33. Bill says:

    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

  34. Nata says:

    Thank you!

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

  35. Elizabeth says:

    The Whoville house is no longer there ☹️

  36. Jessica says:

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

  37. Justin says:

    check out 12872 Loretta Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92705

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. Steven says:

    6212 Larchwood Dr in Westminster!

  42. Mike says:

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

  43. 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!

  44. Bill says:

    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


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