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.


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!!

Thank You...Going this Saturday!!! =)

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. ;)

Thank You : )

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

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!

Thank You!!!! You could had been a little nice about it!!! Merry Christmas..

well bah humbug to you also stop being a scrooge

Surely this was all disclosed when you purchased your home?!
Anyway, I have always wondered what happens when a resident needs an ambulance, fire truck, etc or just wants to go grocery shopping after dark. I've been there to see the lights and even though traffic is better managed in the last few years it is still total gridlock ...

i totally understand the inconvenience of it all we used to live across the street from the pomona fairgrounds and we also had the problem of gridlock and not being able to get out of our street but as stated before im sure you knew when you purchased the home... i would give my eye teeth to live in an area where most people decorated not just me and a handfull of others. and its only for a few weeks a year deal with it.... happy holidays to everyone

It's an amazing display of Christmas Spirit and the children love it! We are going tonight...Cant Wait!!

And.....for the resident that wants us all to go away, I understand...
I live in Redlands next to the Bowl and every Tuesday and Friday for the whole Summer they block my street, there is NO parking and I cant entertain on Friday nights because my friends have no where to park, but you know what?? I love the Bowl and the free entertainment and community spirit it represents, and I wouldn't change it for the world... I have lived here for 10 years and I have just adapted. I suggest you embrace it and join in the Christmas Spirit too! Much love to you and yours!!

Its not the cars and traffic that are upsetting but the disrespect for our property. Vandalism
has been awful and the fights and trash people leave behind. Drunk adults cussing and fighting is not what we want. It was once a very nice thing to bring your family to the lights but the last few years have gotten so scary not as many people are putting up lights as there once was. Homeowners have had to pay for private security. What a shame .

do they keep them up after christmas?

How late do the lights stay on until? I'd love to see them after work but i close late

then complain to them for holding the event. if you want people to stop
coming you have to go to the source. what do you expect? posting a comment on a forum can only be seen by so many. just saying.

I agree. People go out of their way to provide an entertainment destination. The least the people could do is be respectful of property and not leave trash behind or allow the children to run amok.

when we moved here it was a nice family thing. We loved seeing families come to enjoy the lights. Unfortunately that once wonderful time has been ruined by thugs. We have had knife fights, shootings, theft, vandalism in the last few years. It has gotten so out of control. I dont understand why people are so intent on destroying a good thing. We are not in a position to sale our home at this time so we deal with it the best we can. A little respect for the homeowners and the decent people coming to see the lights would be nice. I have had to clean up dirty diapers, alcohol bottles and trash in bucket loads off of my lawn and driveway. The really sad part is I supply a trash can at the end of my driveway for people to dispose of the trash. ADULTS please set a better example for your children. Teach them respect and how to take pride and keep the streets clean. This is not being a scrooge it frustration over lack of respect.

What's the address so I can

We went for the first time last year with our family and we all really enjoyed it. By accident we went the Saturday when all the skits and dancers were there and would love to make it on the weekend they are all there again, could you please send me that info ?

When do they start to put up Christmas lights on??

I really enjoy seeing the light with my Family. I also really enjoy seeing the big smile on my daughters face.I always have a great experience whenever I go!!! Special thanks to the residence that makes it happen

i am curious to find out how soon do the christmas lights go up?

Just passed by right now..a couple houses are up and others are preparing:) should be up by December.!

This was never disclosed at the purchase of home 25 years ago. This time of year is HORRIBLE for residents living in area. Unfortunately, something horrible like a child running across street gets hit or emergency services cannot make it in time, that somebody will listen. The planning meetings are a joke. Every year, I say I am going to pass around a petition and maybe that time is getting near. Something has go to be done.

No Scrooges here, just tired of it. Find somewhere else for your holiday cheer.

Google the South Pole. Lots of lights there.


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