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.


I feel sorry for the people that live in the area.. I've seen the people that are there in the last few years and I agree with you - no regard for anything. We stopped going about 2 years ago because it was just too crowed and the demographics were going down every year.

And what do you do if grandma has a heart attack and needs an ambulance or if there is a fire!? the streets are so packed, there is NO WAY anything other than a helicopter is getting in our out of there.

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

Google the South Pole. Lots of lights there.

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.!


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