Map: Where to see holiday lights in San Diego County in 2022

These displays truly dazzle. ✨

Starlight Circle 2022 SD

One of the beautifully detailed light displays at Starlight Circle.

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The glow of holiday lights makes this time of year feel extra special. In San Diego County, many neighborhoods and attractions show up and show out with elaborate light displays that truly dazzle. Here are some of the brightest standouts. 💡

Starlight Circle | East + West Glendon Circles, Santee | Free | Dozens of homes decked out in lights + themes — and some residents set up stands selling hot cocoa, cookies, and kettle corn. You can walk through the neighborhood or drive slowly.

Candy Cane Lane | Hickory Street, Poway | Free | The ultimate place to see holiday lights + get into the spirit in this neck of the woods.

Starlight Circle 2022 SD

You can’t miss it — Starlight Circle in Santee is best enjoying by foot, but you can also slowly drive through the neighborhood.

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Christmas Circle | Whitney + Mankato streets, south of H Street, Chula Vista | Free | This South Bay neighborhood has been decking itself out in holiday lights for the past six decades.

Christmas Card Lane | Ellingham, Oviedo + Renato streets, Rancho Peñasquitos | Free | This neighborhood is famous for its detailed, dazzling displaysalso enjoyed by car or foot.

Lightscape | Through Sunday, Jan. 1 | 5-10 p.m. | San Diego Botanic Garden | $16+ | Illuminated tunnels, festive art installations + one million lights set to festive music along a 1-mile trail.

Lightscape 2022 SD

The colorful installations glow at every turn at Lightscape.

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Lights at the Lakes | Select nights through Saturday, Dec. 24 | 6, 6:45 + 7:30 p.m. | Santee Lakes | $30/car (up to 8 passengers) | This brand-new, drive-thru event adds major sparkle to the recreation preserve; drivers cruise along a 1-mile loop enjoying dozens of intricate displays.

Holiday Nights | Wednesday, Dec. 14-Sunday, Dec. 18 | 5-9 p.m. | Bernardo Winery | Free | The winery village twinkles with lights, carolers + holiday vendors.

Enchanted Village at Noah Homes | Friday, Dec. 16-Thursday, Dec. 22 | 5-8 p.m. | 12526 Campo Rd., Spring Valley | $13.99+ | Park at Steele Canyon High School and then walk over to this neighborhood to enjoy more than one million lights strung on trees, cottages, tunnels, and more. There’s also live entertainment and photos opportunities with Santa.

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