There are dozens of places to see Christmas lights in Orange County, but where are the most outstanding neighborhoods? Here is a go-to list of the best of the best by city. Although specific addresses are listed, you can expect the entire neighborhood to participate in the light-filled festivities.


151 S. Jeanine Way
2118 W. Minerva Ave.

Balboa Island

327 Sapphire Ave.

Running for 11 years and boasting 25, 771 lights, this house will have you dancing on your feet. This house has been featured on TV and has won several Christmas light competitions. 

Buena Park

8395 Mercury Drive

Costa Mesa

467 East 19th St.
2110 Elden Ave.

Fountain Valley

18562 Santa Isadora

This twinkling display includes an animated nativity scene that is synchronized to six Christmas songs.

Huntington Beach

Bolsa Chica Ave. (past Bolsa)

Laguna Hills

25473 Nellie Gail Road
This particular home is a Christmas lights show in and of itself. This year the show will feature more than 120,000 lights, 212 channels of dancing LED lights choreographed to 12 songs and 11,100 RGB lights on a giant wall in front of the house. Check out this video to get an idea of just how elaborate this light show is.

Laguna Niguel

5 Tunis

This house has been featured on national television and boasts more than 500,000 lights that blink and twinkle to music on 90.5FM. This house has also won multiple Christmas light competitions.

Lake Forest

22981 Belquest Dr.

This entire neighborhood is beautifully decorated. This particular house has a 17-foot tree, a singing star and thousands of lights you can enjoy to music from the warmth of your car. The house changes colors every 10 minutes, and includes a nativity scene.

Newport Beach

433 San Bernardino Ave.

A beautiful display that includes reindeer flying overhead.


557 North La Nae Cir.

This beautiful light display is completely computer controlled. The show lasts about 20 minutes and plays through your car's FM radio.

San Juan Capistrano

31142 Via Cristal

Surprisingly, the 15,000 lights that decorate this house are not the focus of this show, but rather the animated displays. There is a 12-foot tall Ferris wheel, along with multiple motorized figures.

Santa Ana

1306 Richland Ave.

As you can see, Orange County is covered in Christmas lights during the holiday season. You can expect spectacular displays at these houses and neighborhoods, complete with synchronized music you can listen to from your car, animated figures and millions of blinking and twinkling lights. I suggest going to several neighborhoods over the course of a couple weeks, as many of the light displays are already up and running. So, grab your hot chocolate, your GPS and hit the road. " Now, all you have to do is decide where to go first! Check out blog post from last year for more Christmas light-viewing options.

This post is part of "It's a Wonderful Week" -- seven days dedicated to highlighting holiday happenings in Anaheim and Orange County." 

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