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7 must-see Christmas light displays in Citrus Heights

Christmas Lights, Citrus Heights
A Christmas light display at the corner of Ansbrough Drive and Winlock Avenue in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Sentinel staff report–
For those in search of the most extravagant Christmas light displays in Citrus Heights, here’s a list of some of the top displays in town.

Orelle Creek Ct. There’s likely no need to search any further than Orelle Creek Court for the best display of lights, where every home on the entire street is annually decorated with thousands of multicolored lights, candy canes, manger scenes and more. The dead-end court is located off Old Auburn Road towards the Roseville border and draws a significant crowd of light-seekers each year. Bring a toy to drop off this year for a “Toys for the Troops Kids” collection being hosted on the street.

Creekcrest Circle. Lighting displays along Creekcrest Circle are also impressive, with inflatables, lights, angels, and more, viewable on the half-circle loop off Oakbrook Drive, near the Mercy San Juan Medical Center. Arriving before 9 p.m. is recommended to ensure displays are still lit, as many residents turn off their lights overnight. While nearby, drop by Celtic Cross Presbyterian Church at 5839 Dewey Dr. to see what may be the largest manger scene display in the city.

Ansbrough Drive. A home at the corner of Ansbrough Drive and Winlock Avenue likely has the largest and most colorful display for a single yard in the city, taking up an entire corner on a quiet residential street with huge inflatable holiday characters, motorized decor, tons of lights, and a large “Merry Christmas” sign mounted atop an inflatable arch.

Auburn Blvd. Annual displays are also viewable at 6965 Auburn Blvd., across from Walmart, featuring snow-covered lawns, inflatables on the roof, and a large lit-up airplane hung from a wire above the street. The access road to view the home is a frontage street that parallels Auburn Boulevard, with entry at San Tomas Drive or near Carriage Drive.

Whyte Ave. The large yard at 7001 Whyte Ave. is once again filled with lights, star wars inflatables, minions, and more. A nearby home at 7304 Whyte Way is also worth dropping by if you’re in the area, as the entire front lawn of the small yard is jam-packed with lights and nearly every character imaginable.

Bitterbush Way. The home at 6544 Bitterbush Way is also again lit up with thousands of bright flashing lights, a herd of reindeer-shaped light displays, several inflatables, and a manger scene. A large banner in front of the home this year says “Santa will be here” for a free event on Dec. 23 from noon to 4 p.m., with gifts, refreshments and pictures.

Golden Rain Court. Located just off Sunrise Boulevard near the PetSmart shopping center, 6617 Golden Rain Ct. features a creatively lit front yard, with a lit nativity scene at the corner, a light-projection display on the garage door, dangling icicle lighting on the roof, brightly lit trees, and a large star mounted above the roof.

A list of all seven addresses is below:

Orelle Creek Court (entire street)

6324 Creekcrest Circle (and surrounding homes)

7032 Ansbrough Dr.

6965 Auburn Blvd.

7001 Whyte Ave. (Also at 7304 Whyte Wy.)

6544 Bitterbush Wy.

6617 Golden Rain Ct.

Updated with additional locations:

  • 7867 Sampolo Ct. The most extravagant display in Citrus Heights on a single lot can be viewed on a small court near Sunrise Boulevard and Sungarden Drive. The display is made up of over 50,000 lights and features a 25-minute flashing light show coordinated with holiday music. Kids will enjoy seeing a talking reindeer and snowman who emcee the light show from the roof.
  • 6360 Fountain Square Dr. The city’s 23-foot-tall Christmas tree can be viewed outside city hall.

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