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The Best Orange County Christmas Lights

The most wonderful time of the year would not be complete without neighborhood Christmas Lights. So, load the kids in the car, and get ready to experience the holiday spirit in your neighborhood at some of these hot spots throughout Orange County:

Best Neighborhood Christmas Lights in Orange County

Aliso Viejo

Carmel Neighborhood
Canyon Vistas/Pacific Park

The four streets of this neighborhood are adorned with beautiful holiday lights.

King Eider Curb Side Forest
Near the intersection of El Toro Road and Aliso Creek Road

This Christmas light display is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening on a cul-de-sac. Visitors can enjoy the display while indulging in hot cocoa or apple cider and cookies. The display runs from now through New Year’s Day. Visitors are welcome to bring non-perishable food items to benefit South County Outreach.

Fountain Valley

Christmas House With 65,000 programmable LED lights
18323 Stanislaus Street Fountain Valley

There’s about 40 songs in the mix in sync with the lights. Lights run from dusk until 11:00 p.m. YELP reviewers rave about the amazing display of lights and entertainment.

Ladera Ranch

Must See Lights in Ladera
2011 Bramford Street
The entire neighborhood gets into the spirit of Christmas decorating on this quaint street. This display is a “must see” in Orange County.

Laguna Hills

Orange County Christmas Lights
25473 Nellie Gail Road

**UPDATE: House Sold**

We never miss a year at this incredible neighborhood lighting extravaganza! The free event is hosted nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. through New Year’s Eve. With more than 100,000 lights dancing to festive music plus spectacular Department 56 snow village displays, hundreds of houses and giant hand sculpted mountains. Friday nights are a collection drive for the Firefighter’s Spark of Love Toy Drive. Traffic can be busy on the street so allow plenty of time to park, or cruise by to experience the wonder of the lights.

Laguna Niguel

Street Full of Christmas Lights
2011 Elder Court
This street has Christmas lights on all the houses – with a bonus of overhead lights hung between homes that blink to accompanying holiday music.

28365 La Bajada, Laguna Niguel 

Lake Forest

Bob Norris Christmas Lights
24952 Greenbay Drive
In its fifth year of computer-controlled display, Bob Norris prides himself in displaying more than 40,000 lights that blinking to synchronized Christmas songs via your car radio.

Lake Forest Christmas Lights
22981 Belquest Drive
The Norris home also coordinates its display with the neighboring house so that you can enjoy each detail from the comfort of your car. Now that’s neighborly Christmas spirit!

Mission Viejo

Via Amistoso Street
There are 10 houses decorated with Christmas displays. One has a gigantic Santa face on the front of the house.

“Whoville House” at 26152 Cordillera
For those Grinch fans, this neighborhood will not disappoint with a plethora of lovable Whoville characters.

***UPDATE: Owners moved****

Aliso Viejo

Best Christmas Lights in Orange County

19,000 lights and counting…

1431 North Shaffer St,
Orange CA 92867

Rancho Santa Margarita

Candy Cane Lane
El Corzo Lane 
Located close to the 241, just off Melinda Road
The entire street has embraced the holiday spirit with a variety of decorations, figurines and lighting.

Newport Beach

Ring of Lights in Newport

Beautifully decorated bayside homes and businesses surrounding the harbor go “all out” with their own holiday spirit, featuring everything from roof-top animated scenes to dancing Christmas trees. With its own judged categories and prizes awarded, the “Ring of Lights” has become as celebrated as the boat parade itself. Residents spend thousands of dollars to decorate their homes with incredible lights and displays.

San Juan Capistrano

30941 Calle Santa Rosalia San Juan Capistrano, CA

San Clemente

3912 Calle Andalucia San Clemente Ca 92673
Lights to music


Yorba Linda off of Birch and Kraemer

Starflower and Birch

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Kristal Zacharias is the mother of two beautiful, vivacious girls, and wife of a hunky husband who works in the action sports industry. For the past 15 years, Kristal has worked for several Fortune 500 companies as a professional communicator. Follow her journey at Clearly Kristal or on Facebook and Twitter.
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  1. Have you been to some of the streets foothill ranch?

  2. You forgot in the city of Orange pine st whole street of homes decorated

  3. I will try to go to all of them!

  4. I also recently found the East Lake area of Yorba Linda. It is absolutely gorgeous with all of the lights reflecting off the lake which surrounds the community. Some of the boats, piers, and almost all of the patios facing the water are decorated. Many of the fronts of the homes were coordinated on the streets with themes. I am Jewish, and yet I loved it all! 😉

    • Thanks so much. Can you share the cross streets in the comments for our other readers?

  5. There’s also a great synchronized house on Rimrock (Trabuco & Lake Forest Dr.) in Lake Forest. I’m not sure of the exact address but you can’t miss it!

  6. You do realize that there is a whole other half of Orange County and the world does not revolve around South County… right?

    What about Pine St. in Orange or all the countless displays in Fullerton, Tustin, and Anaheim Hills…?

    • There is a neighborhood in Tustin that has 3-4 blocks of beautiful Christmas lights. I don’t know the name of the street but it’s near Red Hill and Bryan.

      • Olwyn Drive. Off Red Hill in Tustin.

  7. Saturday the 20th, Santa Grinch will be here to take pics. 6:30 8:30 p.m.
    Hot chocolate for all too.

    Whoville House in MV

  8. Just checked out all of the south OC lights last night 🙂 All were phenomenal!!

  9. They are beautifully decorated. I love the concept of each.

  10. If you want to venture into North OC the Christmas Lights at Eagle Hills in Brea are amazing. The whole neighborhood gets into the Spirit. Birch and Starflower re the cross streets, I believe.

  11. 3912 Calle Andalucia San Clemente Ca 92673
    Lights to music

  12. I would love to have our home added to the list! we live at 30941 Calle Santa Rosalia San Juan Capistrano, CA. I love Christmas time. Merry Christmas, I hope our home brings some Christmas spirit!

    • We will add it for you tonight! Thank you for letting us know!!

  13. The house in Nellie Gail sold over the summer, but there are still some beautifully decorated houses. Just no more light show to music or the hot chocolate.

  14. I’ve seen some of these, but the neighborhood in Yorba Linda off of Birch and Kraemer is a glaring absence! that neighborhood is legendary and traffic has to be directed by law enforcement because it’s so popular

  15. There’s a nightmare before Christmas house by Los Alisos behind the church it’s really great!

    • Regarding Mary’s comment about The Nightmare Before Christmas house off of Los Alisos and Muirlands. The street is Bough Avenue approximately the 3rd house in from Los Alisos. It is AMAZING. It is also up during Halloween.

  16. Over sized Christmas decorations with lights in Irvine margarita street. Lights are off by 9pm

  17. Also a good one in Yorba Linda- East Lake Village. Each year everyone around the lake decorates, they have a boat parade and events like snow, food trucks and games and activities and it’s really fun!


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