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Each year during the holidays, one of my family’s absolutely most favorite holiday traditions is to drive around, looking at all the pretty lights. I’m a sucker for a good holiday light display & have been known to drag my family along for the (sometimes very long) drive. Wanting to find some new-to-me light extravaganzas, we asked YOU, our readers (on our Facebook page), to tell us where the BEST holiday light displays in Orange County were located. Thanks to all the comments & emails, we’ve got a list that will definitely keep my family, & hopefully yours, busy over the next couple of weeks. Car Trip anyone?

Balboa Island:
327  Sapphire Avenure

Kraemer and Birch (Eagle Hills neighborhood) *
515 Cedar Ave.

Costa Mesa:
2269 Santa Ana Ave. – Peanut’s House*

5208 Cumberland Drive

Fountain Valley:
16801 Euclid (Mile Square Park. The actual neighborhood is located near Brookhurst St. & Heil Ave. You can drive through, or park at the park and walk the entire neighborhood.)

1326 Valle Vista Dr.
N. Yale

Garden Grove:
12112 Wutzke St.

Huntington Beach:
Bolsa Chica Ave. (past Bolsa)

Laguna Hills:
25473 Nellie Gail Road *

Lake Forest:
22981 Belquest Dr. *
End of Blueberry Ln. *
24952 Greenbay Dr. *
Rimrock St. (Placemark 10)
Rushford Dr.

Long Beach:
Naples Island

Mission Viejo:
27093 Pinario
23446 Bolivar St.
Via Amistoso St. *

7633 E. Saddlehill Trail *
Craig St.

Rancho Santa Margarita:
20 El Corzo *
11 Twilight Lane

Red Hill Ave. & Olwyn Dr. *

Bolsa Chica & Westminster Blvd. *

Yorba Linda:
Oriente Dr. *
18665 Seabiscuit
18974 Seabiscuit
4712 Via Del Rancho

Outside of Orange County…
Alta Dena:
Alta Dena Christmas Tree Lane

Ontario & Main St.

Del Mar:
Del Mar Holiday of Lights Drive Through Light Display

230 Quail Gardens Drive

5203 Ashworth Street

For a map with exact locations & driving directions go HERE.

* starred locations were recommended multiple times
Disclaimer: I have not personally visited each & every one of these light displays… they have simply been recommended to me. If you find that the information is inaccurate (for example a house/ area listed is no longer decorating) please let us know.
xoxo, K

p.s. Is YOUR favorite holiday light display not on the list? Leave a comment or email us ( the address & we’ll make sure to add it!