Updated on Dec. 20 to include map–
For those in search of the best Christmas lights in Citrus Heights, here’s a list of 10 of the top displays in town.
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.
Visitors to Orelle’s “Street of lights” can expect some traffic delays as cars cram through the sole entry and exit point, eager to get a look at the seasonal Christmas displays.
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.
Those looking for lights around Citrus Heights with a little less traffic can also see some extravagant displays on homes at the following addresses. All 10 locations can be viewed in less than an hour, with a 13-mile trip.
7032 Ansbrough Dr.
6965 Auburn Blvd.
7170 Mary Ann Way (Neighborhood Yard of the Month winner)
7600 block of Lauppe Ln.
7001 Whyte Ave.
7053 Westchester Way (*note: may not have all lights displayed this year)
6544 Bitterbush Way
6617 Golden Rain Ct.
The city’s lit Christmas tree can also be viewed outside city hall, at 6360 Fountain Square Dr.