Tis’ the season for all things merry and bright! So why not enjoy it by viewing some the best holiday light displays in Orange County. Get out and enjoy this holiday season with friends and family and experience the best Christmas lights in Orange County 2015!
King Eider Curb Side Forest
Located on a cul-de-sac, this Christmas Light Display opens late November. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings they welcome visitors by serving hot drinks (cocoa or apple cider) and cookies through New Year’s Day.
They also welcome non-perishable food items to benefit South County Outreach.
Located near the intersection of El Toro Road and Aliso Creek Road.
Newport Beach (Balboa Peninsula)
Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Newport Beach/Newport Bay
December 16 – 20, 2015
FREE to the public. The boat parade will light up the harbor for five consecutive nights. The parade starts at Bay Island at 6:00 p.m. and will last approximately three and a half hours. Over 250 ships participate in the parade along with hundreds of water front estates. Providing the backdrop for the parade is the Ring of Lights waterfront home and business decorating competition. FREE for spectators, entry fee for participating boats. Over million and half people view the parade each year.
On the opening night of the parade (December 16) at about 6:20 pm, a special opening fireworks display will take place to kick off the parade.
And for the closing night of the parade (December 20) at 9:30 pm, a closing fireworks display takes place.
For those of you that would like to be in parade Davey’s Lockeroffers 3 general admission cruises nightly every night of the parade that are a part of the actual parade. Viewing the parade from a ship means that you see all of the parade and homes in full decor that line the waterfront. General admission tickets can be reserved over the phone.
Can’t make the 5 parade nights Davey’s Locker offers holiday lights cruises Dec 4, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016.
LOCATION FOR CRUISES:
400 Main Street
Newport Beach Ca 92661
In 2006, this is the first house in Newport Beach to use a personal computer to synchronize the lights to dance with the music! Ten songs are programmed (including “Jingle Bell Rock”, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, “Sleigh Ride”, etc.), to create a fantastic light show with the lights twinkling, shimmering, and dimming, to the songs. The house is anchored on one side by an eye-stopping 25 foot green blinking Christmas tree. On the other side the eight foot wide chimney is draped in a carpet of red lights inter-mixed with white lights that vertically spell “Balboa Island”. Blinking candy canes, stockings, bells, and snowflakes all add to the fun. There are 24,000 light bulbs in all.
Located at 327 Sapphire Ave
Snoopy House Holiday Display
5:30 to 9 p.m. nightly from December 12 through December 23, 2015
A holiday tradition for over 40 years! Holiday scenes populated by “Peanuts” characters. There will also be nightly live music and free train rides for children.
Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats and vie for awards. You can view the parade free from anywhere in the Harbor, or make reservations at one of our restaurants to view it from a cozy and warm spot. Come on down and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season.
Dana Point Harbor
34555 Golden Lantern
** Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers boat rides so you too can experience the fun of actually riding on a boat and joining in the parade. Don’t miss the opportunity to become a part of this one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Reservations can be made at www.danawharf.com
Call and make your reservations at (949) 496-5794.
For more information or a boat or sponsor entry form call THE Harbor Info line at (949) 923-2255
Cruise of Lights
December 17-23, 2015
Take a narrated cruise through the waterways of Huntington Harbour to see the holiday lighted homes and decorations in this annual event.
Park in the Huntington Harbour Mall lot (corner of Algonquin and Saybrook) and get on the designated buses that travel a short distance to the boat launch area.
Advanced ticket purchase call: (714) 840-7542
Must See Street in Ladera Ranch
This is a quaint little street with all the houses decorated for Christmas. This is one of the top streets in the OC
2011 Bramford St
Orange County Christmas Lights
Thanksgiving night – New Years Eve
Free event hosted nightly from 5pm to 9 PM from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. Christmas Lights and Home Decorating show featuring over 100,000 lights dancing to festive music plus spectacular Department 56 snow village displays with hundreds of houses and giant hand sculpted mountains.
Come by for some warm apple cider and holiday cheer!
25473 Nellie Gail Road
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Located by the Mission Viejo Civic Center, visitors can see Santa’s Workshop. On some nights, Santa will be there to greet all visitors with a cheerful, Ho! Ho! Ho! and a peppermint candy cane.
Besides this permanent display, all Mission Viejo residents are encouraged to brighten their neighborhood and share the holiday spirit by competing in the annual Holiday Lighting Contest with prizes given to the top five homes. It’s fun take a drive through the Mission Viejo streets to find out how the contest is going
Via Amistoso St
10 houses decorated with great Christmas Displays. One has a gigantic Santa face on the front of the house. A must see!
Whoville House at 26152 Cordillera
This is just plain fun with a yard made up of the lovable Whoville characters.
Be sure to catch the best Christmas lights in Orange County 2015 before it’s too late!