Christmas Card Lane (Rancho Peñasquitos): Oviedo Street, just off of Black Mountain Road. Apparently, the people of Rancho Peñasquitos know a thing or two about happy holidays. Over the years, Christmas Card Lane has grown to include some 200 families, lighting up the area surrounding Oviedo Street and turning it into a twinkling Christmas paradise. From dusk to 10 p.m. nightly through the end of the month. Map
Candy Cane Lane (Poway) Hickory Court, Hickory Street - off Twin Peaks Road and Silverset St. Also Includes Butterwood Ct. and Rockrose Ct. Named "Candy Cane Lane", the entire cul-de-sac is lit up Dec. 3 through Jan.1, 6 to 9 pm . Map
Starlight Circle (Santee): Take Tomel Court off of North Magnolia Avenue to West Glendon Circle. The folks in Santee go big when they deck the halls each year and transform their neighborhood into "Starlight Circle." Bright lights, colorful displays, Nativity scenes and Santa's reindeer are just part of the elaborate decorations lighting up the streets 7-10 p.m. through Dec. 26.
Holiday Hill (La Mesa): 8065 Stadler St. Several homes on Stadler Street participate in the annual Holiday Hill display featuring lights, decorations, icicles, animated displays, music and candy cane giveaways. Holiday Hill may not be the biggest display, but it's got a lot of heart, attention to detail and entertainment value. From dusk to 10 p.m. nightly through Jan. 1—or longer—according to homeowner Nick Wagner. Map
Bob's Christmas Wonderland (La Mesa): 7171 Cornell Ave. In the past, Bob's Christmas Wonderland has featured over-the-top animated decorations, trains and even a mini drive-in theater. Bob offers hot cocoa, cider and popcorn and, in return, asks visitors to donate a canned food item for his Salvation Army holiday food drive. Not a bad deal.
Jingle Bell Hill (El Cajon): Solomon Avenue and Pageen Place. This is one neighborhood that reportedly really understands the true meaning of Christmas—lights, lights and more lights. A holiday tradition for more than two decades, Jingle Bell Hill attracts thousands of visitors each year. From 6-9 p.m. weekdays, and 6-10 p.m. weekends through New Year's Day. Map
Mount Helix Patch Editor Eric Yates reports the neighborhood on Moorpark Street off of Sweetwater Springs Boulevard has been turned into a winter wonderland. No hours available, but like most areas homeowners turn on their lights at sundown.
Christmas Circle (Chula Vista): Whitney Street and Mankato Street. A scaled-down version of the grand "Candy Cane Lane" of past years, Christmas Circle has also gained a name for its beautiful displays and abundant lights 5-10 p.m. through Dec. 26.
(Clairemont) Lana Dr. & Jamar - off Mt. Abernathy Ave., Dec. 10 through Dec. 25. Over 40 homes decorated on this circular street.
(Point Loma) Wildwood Lane-photos shown below Map
(Carmel Mountain Ranch) Fairway Village, west side of Stoney Gate Pl. 85+ homes decorated. Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, 5:30-10:30 pm. Map