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 question is if going East on the 210 where would I get off the freeway?

Probably easiest to get off at Carnelian.. here is a link to a map of the area: Christmast Light Area <-

So kind of you thank you!

They block the streets off so walking is considered.

I have experienced this about 3 years ago. I recommend walking so you can enjoy everything and take advantage of buying some treats.

does anyone know if they do it even if it is raining or sprinkling. we want to go tonight but it is supposed to sprinkle.

I see why not I have been there a few times bundle up coats & gloves some neighbors serve hot chocolate with a charge.

im looking into going tomorrow night.. do u by anychance know how to get there fromm the 10 freeway going west.. i live in redlands...

Thank you so much for that information. Do you know the last day to view the lights. I have some family that is coming down for New Years and they would love to see the display?

Do anyone know if they do it thru the weekday; And about what time do ppl stop selling the goodies?.

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