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

well bah humbug to you also stop being a scrooge

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

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 ...

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.

I live on the non lights side of Jennet. Been here for 6 years now and we can't wait to move because of exactly what you said. It's too bad the city won't shut this down or at least make it rancho residents only.

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.

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

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.

Hope you have the worst Christmas ever! May your tree light on fire and your home burn to the ground! What a selfish thing to wright...your the dumb ass that chose to live there! Marry Christmas!

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