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Local Christmas Light Displays

It's the Holiday Season and there are PLENTY of light displays to see...and neighborhoods that light up magically and attract people from afar to see the amazing homes! Find out where!

For those who somehow have missed it- there are two very beautiful neighborhoods around town to see lights and decorations.  ( in Santee and Pepper Drive in El Cajon).

There is also an amazing just up the freeway in Poway.  Over the years I have shared this information with friends and they always come back amazed.  So I thought I would share it here.

The Poway light display is very similar to Starlight Circle in that it is several cul-de-sacs and there are often tables selling hot chocolate and other snacks, especially on Friday and Saturday nights.  Also on the weekends especially as we approach Christmas you will often find one home which has a karaoke system full of Christmas songs for the children to come up and sing with the words illuminated onto the garage for all others to see and sing along.  You also never know when the jolly old man in red will show up!!  Most people choose to walk through it (which I recommend) but people also drive through as well.

What stands out about this neighborhood is the AMOUNT of lights used.  You think Starlight Circle uses alot of lights?  Many of the homes in this neighborhood have not left an inch of their house or yard uncovered!

To get there:

67 North to SCRIPPS POWAY PARKWAY  --TURN LEFT (This avoids all the lights and traffic on Poway Road from the 67)

Drive to COMMUNITY ROAD  --TURN RIGHT

Drive to POWAY ROAD   --TURN LEFT

Drive to CARRIAGE   --TURN RIGHT  (This is a light...and is just past the Poway Bowl on the left side)

Drive to SADDLEWOOD   --TURN LEFT 

Park anywhere in that area.  You will see the traffic and all the lights beginning on the first street on your left HICKORY STREET.

I have attached a few pictures from this neighborhood to give you an idea of what you will see there.

For those who have already walked through Starlight Circle and driven through Pepper Drive...I highly recommend a trip to the Poway lights!

If you haven't taken the time to visit any of these mentioned light displays....you are truly missing out!  Take a walk through the Starlight Circle neighborhood located off Magnolia just past .  You can walk or drive through.  I would suggest walking..though you may have to park down the street in order to walk through.

With it's hills and traffic, Pepper Drive is probably best viewed by driving through.  But take note--this is a very popular neighborhood so be prepared for the traffic. 

If you know of another neighborhood full of lights... or an amazing home to see.... share it here for everyone else!!

Happy Holidays!!

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Kathy December 21, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Thanks for sharing Joe, my Family and I always drive around on Dec. 23rd and enjoy them. Unfortunately, with today's economy many cannot afford the Electricity Bill to decorate like they use to. It would be so nice if SDG&E would give a discount for at least the month of December so we could all decorate. I don't know if it still happens but Starlight Circle Residents received a discount from SDG&E from the Weekend after Thanksgiving until New Years because they considered Starlight Circle to be a Community Entertainment. We don't have Snow unfortunately but a beautifully Xmas Decorated Outside of a Home is all I need for the Christmas Spirit. Thank you to all that Decorate, it really is appreciated and enjoyed.

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