Christmas Lights In Rancho Cucamonga on Thoroughbred and Sapphire

For nearly 25 years the "people of Thoroughbred Lane" (Near Hillside and Sapphire north of the 210 Freeway) in Rancho Cucamonga have been putting on some of the best Christmas lights displays in the Inland Empire. The light displays are usually on beginning just after Thanksgiving and stay up only until Christmas day. They light up around dark and to keep the neighborhood sane, are usually turned off by 11pm. Police usually setup barricades and control traffic as Christmas approaches so to beat the crowds it's best to come early in the month of December - Don't wait until Christmas Eve or Christmas night!

The light displays are around Thoroughbred near Sapphire. If coming on the 210 Freeway, exit Carnelian and go north (toward the mountains). Come early and expect to sit in a line of cars especially if you come in the days just before Christmas.

The best (secret) place to park is on Vinmar Avenue or Orchard St. Come up Carnelian to Hillside, turn left and head west. Go PAST Sapphire one block and turn left on Vinmar. Follow Vinmar to Orchard and turn left, or go past Orchard and park before Sapphire. You are then a short walk down Sapphire to the lights.

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Thanks so much. We're coming to see my parents in Alta Loma and want to take the kids to see some great lights so this is really helpful!!

Are the lights on during the week?

My family and I go here every year and it is a spectacular display. I look forward to this most every year and it never disappoints. Definitely check it out. You wont regret it. In fact, I am going there tonight. ;)

Does anyone know if they keep the lights up until New Years? We can't go this year until after Christmas!

yes the lights are on until 9pm New Years Day

THANK YOU for finding me my CHRISTMAS CHEER!!!!! It was awsome!!!!

Please stay away. The residents of Alta Loma around Thoroughbred have had enough of being trapped in their homes during the christmas season. Our neigbourhood is gridlocked from sundown to gone 11pm every night. We cannot leave and no-one can visit us. This event makes our holiday season a misery. If you come and line up in your car be prepared to wait for hours and be cursed at and flipped off by other people cutting in line, intent on getting to the lights. Stay home!

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