Escondido, CA

Holiday Light Display “Northern Lights” to debut at Center

A sparkly holiday-season light display will turn the Center into a magical winter wonderland.

Something big and bright is coming to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido  Northern Lights brings a sparkly holiday-season light display that’ll turn the Center into a magical winter wonderland debuting on Saturday, December 7 at the annual Winter Wonderland Festival.    

Visitors will be able to walk around the Center’s 12-acre campus which will be the home to various light installations and will include large festive wooden cutouts, enchanting tunnels of lights, endearing scenes, and more.

In addition to the light display, the Center will screen three holiday movies in the Concert Hall.  The holidays movies being shown include: “The Holiday” on Friday, December 13 starting at 6 p.m., “Miracle on 34th Street” on Friday, December 20 at 6 p.m., and “Elf” on Saturday, December 21 at 3 p.m.  Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased at the Center box office or at  

Northern Lights is made possible by a contribution from The Escondido Charitable Foundation to help the California Center for the Arts Escondido transform downtown Escondido into an unforgettable holiday destination for locals and visitors alike. 

Admission to Northern Lights is free and runs every evening starting on December 7 through December 31 from 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m.  More information can be found at 

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at 800-988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times, and ticket information, visit 

2 responses to “Holiday Light Display “Northern Lights” to debut at Center”

  1. SoCal Baker says:

    I bet the homeless will really enjoy the lights, I really light how the arches are the color of the Mexican Flag.

    • J v l says:

      Green and Red happen to be traditional holiday colors About 3500 to 5000 attend. A couple may be homeless. We are fine with having the homeless enjoy the lights

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