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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My family and I just got back from there. It was our first time. We are going back again next Friday. It is ammmmmaaaaazing!

We were there early so it wasn't that crowded yet we probably did it all in 20 minutes. My friend went last night she said it took over an hour and they drove through also. As we were driving away though we could see a huge line of cars forming on sapphire.

Were you able to drive through like years past or is it just walkimg permitted now?

We drove through but we will definetly walk next time. I was too worried about not hitting pedestrians and couldn't take my time to look at all the displays. Besides they have hot chocolate, churro, cupcake, and coffee stands. It just seemed like more fun to walk. I have a 5 and 8 year old and they kept saying they would rather walk. We just weren't prepared for the cold so we stayed in our car.

We did the same thing last Thur. the kids kept saying lets get out but wasn't prepared for it and yep trying to focus on the people walking didn't let me see much :) We might go again this week and walk.

Where is this exactly? Is there a certain time to get there when all the light turn on? Do we park, drive thru, or walk? Will this be happening December 14, 2012? Please write back, thank you.

its over in rancho cucamonga on throughbread st. mainstreet is voneyard/carnelian. they start when it gets dark. you can drive through (you have to go up sapphire) or walk through. it sarted in the beginning of december it is everyday

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