As wikipedia describes, "Christmas Card Lane is a holiday light display in San Diego, California in the community of Rancho Penasquitos. It is one of the most famous holiday displays in San Diego. Residents erect giant plywood greetings in their front yards depicting cartoon characters,
I grew up in Rancho Penasquitos, and so every December has been filled with going to Christmas Card Lane. It is pretty spectacular. People go above and beyond and you will often find crowds of people wondering the neighborhood, caroling, watching movies on their lawns, handing out hot cocoa and the whole works. Everyone has their "favorite" cards, and the whole thing is pretty special. Story is it was all started by a woman who was an artist for Disney. She created a big version of a greeting card with her gorgeous art and encouraged her neighbors to join in the fun. And they did, over 200 homes participate in Christmas Card Lane! Don't plan on driving through their quickly during any given day at the end of the month. Christmas Card Lane is one of my favorite things to do at Christmas, and it was so fun to be home this year to do it.