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.


Ho i was wondering if u think the rights will all be up by Sat?

Hi i was wondering if u think the lights will all be up by Sat?

Hi i was wondering if u think the lights will all be up by Sat?


Will there be Xmas lights display this year? My family would like to go there next weekend. How late in the evening do they have the lights on?

YES!!! They put up the lights every year.
They leave them on until around 11pm, but I don't remember exactly.

We tried years ago with daughter but the traffic to get to them was CRAZY. I know have 3 kids (6, 3, 2) and they love when we walk around our neighborhood in Upland but since most of the kids in my area are grown not nearly as many people put up decorations. So I think we might try got to Sapphire tonight if its not raining, I'm hoping if we go as it's getting dark we might get lucky. I have taken the kids during the day to see the decorations with no crowds and it's not as spectacular without the lights of course but it's just as great to see all the wonderful decorations. I can only imagine what it looks like with lights. I appreciate all the work those homeownders put into it and all the smiles it brings to children. I'm sorry that there are those people that cause problems.

Do you know if the lights will be up tonight? Will the crowds start tonight as well?

most of the lights are up right after thanksgiving and are most definitely up during the first week of december. they stay up til after christmas, but i wouldnt count on seeing everything at its most decorated state. its fun to drive through but there is usually a flow and people get stupid honking at cars to move along like they came there in a big hurry. so its best to walk. its not too bad if the kids are bundled up. but beware. there are alot of people selling sugary sweets & junk foods. =P so, if you are not going to want to hear the kids screaming for yummy treats, i would drive. hope you have a super fun time, its truly amazing every year!

For those of you that have gone, is this something they do all week or just the weekend? I was thinking if we go during the week we might not get as much traffic?? We didn't make it last weekend due to the rain so hubby and I were hoping to go early next week and surprise the kids. Hubby isn't thrilled with the idea but I can't wait :)


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