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Event: Holiday of Lights

With all the Christmas festivities during this month, it was hard to pick just one thing to do this week–but this holiday activity looks promising!

Thanksgiving - January 1, 2012

The Holiday of Lights at Del Mar is the largest animated drive-through light show on the west coast. Over 400 sparkling, twinkling, lively displays located around the racetrack at Del Mar will delight your family. Make it your holiday tradition.

Hours:
Sundays-Thursdays, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 – 10:30 pm
Closed three Mondays: Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12

The drive-through Holiday of Lights in Del Mar runs until January 1, 2012. 

Because of safety concerns, motorcycles and other two-wheeled vehicles are not permitted to tour Holiday of Lights.

Price:
$14.00 per vehicle, up to 5 people
$19.00 per vehicle, 6 or more people
This light show is located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd in Del Mar. For more information, you can call 858-755-1161 or view the event online at www.SanDiego.org.

Holiday of Lights FAQ

What is the Holiday of Lights?
The Holiday of Lights at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is a spectacular drive-through light show and exhibit, themed for the holiday season, with more than 400 crowd-pleasing, family-oriented displays. The displays are organized into themes, which include: Candy Cane Lane, Toyland, San Diego County Fair, Treasures by the Lake, Del Mar Racetrack, the Twelve Days of Christmas and Elves at Play.

How do people view the displays?
Visitors view the lighted and animated holiday creations from the comfort of their vehicles as they drive along a 1.5-mile route through the Fairgrounds while enjoying festive holiday music.

How many displays are there?
About 400 lighted and animated displays.

How long does it take to view the displays?
It takes most visitors 15-20 minutes to complete one trip around the route and view all of the displays.

How long does it take to set up the displays?
Set-up takes about one month, starting in late October.

San Diego Halloween Events

Need some activities to scare you silly this October–just in time for Halloween?  San Diego Magazine put up a great list of Halloween to-dos (available here: “Halloween Events in San Diego“). 

Haunted San Diego tours

But one that looks particularly thrilling to me it the San Diego ghost tour with Haunted San Diego.  You can take a 2-hour, fully narrated tour through some of the area’s scariest locations.  Here’s the details on the tour:

Journey with us on an entertaining history tour with a haunted theme. You’ll learn about the individuals who lived here, died here, and are still said to haunt San Diego to this very day.

Haunted San Diego‘s website (www.hauntedsandiegotours.com) has further details and tickets on their Halloween-orientated excursion–but I’ve heard that they sell out quickly, so hurry up!

For more spooky events, you can view San Diego Magazine’s list here: “Halloween Events in San Diego“.