When to See It
5:00pm - 10:00pm
November 26 - December 31
What to See
Decorating since 1998
Added on Dec 17, 2010
22nd Annual Holiday Lighting Display with Santa promising to remain socially distant will make a pre-Christmas stop upon the roof in his sleigh on Dec. 19, 6:00-8:00 pm. All visitors receive a candy cane. Channel 8 news clip -
With the holiday season upon us, you will want to experience the Bankers Hill/Balboa Park area celebration with brightly lit homes and businesseÃ�Â�Ã�Â�s celebrating this festive time of year. 3 of the Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Must SeeÃ�Â�Ã�Â� locations include the Prado in Balboa Park (6th & Laurel), Bertrand at Mr. AÃ�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�s (5th & Laurel) and The Forward House (1st & Ivy).
The Forward House(pictured) got its Ã�Â�monikerÃ�Â�Ã�Â� after John Forward Sr., Mayor of San Diego , had this house designed and built for him in 1905. In 1998, John Olbrich found, bought and restored the dilapated mansion and began to decorate for the season.
Every year since, it comes alive with an extensive lighting display with holiday music. ( Just think 'Griswalds' from the movie Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Christmas VacationÃ�Â�Ã�Â� with Chevy Chase).
108 Ivy Street, San Diego, CA 92101
at the corner of 1st and Ivy, just 5 blocks West of Balboa Park - 3 blocks South of Laurel. walk by to really experience the synchronized light show to holiday music.
it's so beautiful and worth the drive over