Anderson Farms/Victoria’s Gardens 13120 Willow Rd., Lakeside. One mile off Highway 67, east. 2-1/2 acres of lighted wonderland. Over 100 life-sized items + $2 hayrides (plus other packages) and 50,000+ lights. Get your Christmas tree while you are there (coupon at their website for 10% off). Nov 21-Dec 24, Dec 26-Jan 4, 2-8 pm.
Chula Vista Downtown Holiday Lights Third Ave. & E St. to G St, Dec. 2 to Jan. 1. Dec. 2 evening parade, 6 pm.
Del Mar Fairgrounds Holiday of Lights Animated holiday lights. Nov. 27 to Jan. 1, Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-10 pm.; Fri.-Sat., 5:30-11 pm.; $14/vehicle (up to 5 people), $19/van or car (6 or more), $49/bus.
Festival of Lights at the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park Dec. 6-30, 4-8 pm. Lights, crafts and snow. Several larger-than-life light features. This is the last year for the Festival of Lights at the Wild Animal Park which is so sad. However, the Festival will be moved to the San Diego Zoo in 2009. Ages 12 and up $28.50, 3 to 11 $17.50, under 3 free.
Gaslamp for the Holidays Nov. 26-Jan 1, 5pm-midnight Historic buildings and merchants light up for the holidays.
Mission Bay Parade of Lights Dec. 13 Starts at 7 pm. This boat parade of lights begins on Quivira Basin and ends with the lighting of the SeaWorld Sky Tower Tree of Lights and a fireworks display at 9 pm.
Oceanside Parade of Lights Dec. 13, 7-9 pm, Christmas Parade around inner Oceanside Harbor from the Oceanside Yacht Club.
Quail Gardens Annual Garden of Lights 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. 90,000+ lights illuminating the plants and trees. Dec. 11-23, 26-30, 5-9 pm. Different activities nightly. Admission: Adults $10, children (3-12) $3.
San Diego Bay Parade of Lights San Diego Downtown Waterfront. Dec. 14 & Dec. 21, fireworks at 5:30 pm, parade til 9 pm. Starts off at Shelter Island, goes through the harbor and ends at the Navy Carrier Base.
Skyline Church Night of Light 11330 Campo Rd., La Mesa. Dec. 22-23. Thousands of lights, choir, real snow, Santa, comedian, church services.