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Six top Christmas light displays in Citrus Heights for 2022

File photo, a Frozen-themed Christmas light display is visible each year at a home on the corner of Farmgate Way and Mariposa Avenue. // CH Sentinel

Updated Dec. 23, 6:01 p.m.–
Sentinel staff report– Decorated yards and Christmas lights have once again popped up around Citrus Heights, as residents celebrate the holidays with extravagant displays.

For those looking for some of the best Christmas light displays in Citrus Heights, here’s six of the top displays in town for 2022.

Wildwood Way. A pair of homes at 5501 and 5465 Wildwood Way feature thousands of lights, including candy cane-lined walkways, oversize Christmas ornaments, a nutcracker soldier, and other creative front yard decor.

Karen Rae Ct. A home at the corner of Wes Way and Karen Rae Court is lit up with creative displays spanning the entire corner — and both sides of the street. Displays include colorful lighting on fences, lawn areas, and trees, and Santa can also be seen in a hot air balloon mounted in the back of a pickup truck in the driveway.

Orelle Creek Ct. The annual displays on Orelle Creek Court are again lit up, where nearly 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.

Ansbrough Drive. A home at the corner of Ansbrough Drive and Winlock Avenue has decor and lights taking up an entire corner on a quiet residential street. The yard features huge inflatable holiday characters, motorized decor, tons of lights, and a large “Merry Christmas” sign mounted atop an inflatable arch. A Facebook page has also been set up for the display. (See page)

Farmgate Way. A home at 7600 Farmgate Way features thousands of flashing lights in the yard and rooftop, Frozen characters, music, and plenty of Christmas spirit. The home is located at the corner of Mariposa Avenue and Farmgate, and was featured in ABC’s Great Christmas Light Fight last year. See story: Citrus Heights home featured in national Christmas lights competition

Creekcrest Circle. Lighting displays at 8324 Creekcrest Circle include inflatables, lights, angels, and more. The home is viewable on the half-circle loop off Oakbrook Drive, near Mercy San Juan Medical Center. One of the largest manger scene displays in the city can also be viewed nearby at Celtic Cross Presbyterian Church, located at 5839 Dewey Drive.

The city’s official tree can also be seen lit up outside City Hall, at 6360 Fountain Square Drive. A home at 6617 Golden Rain Ct., just off Sunrise Boulevard, is also worth a drive by.

‘Best Lights’ Winners: On Dec. 22, the city announced winners of its “Best Lights” contest this year, awarding a “North Pole” award and a “Christmas Tree” award to homes on Orelle Creek Court. “Santa’s Favorite” was awarded to 7131 Karen Rae Ct., and a “Griswold Award” was given to a home at 8220 Coast Oak Way.

Three other awards were given, with a “Hollywood Christmas Award” to the home at 7032 Ansbrough Drive, a “Jack Frost Award” to the home at 7141 Cross Drive, and a “Jingle All the Way” award to a home at 7798 Envoy Way.

Arriving before 9 p.m. is recommended to ensure displays are still lit, as some residents turn off their lights overnight.

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