In a photo and video tour ending Monday — ahead of the rain — Times of San Diego.com visited these landmarks of residential, beach and church holiday beauty:
Mission Valley Hilton “Joy” sign (lamps in 85 rooms), visible from state Route 163 southbound and Interstate 8.
Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach
Ocean Beach Christmas tree
The Forward House in Bankers Hill (display last through New Year’s Eve, 5-10 p.m. 108 Ivy St.)
Sights and Sounds of Christmas (through Jan. 1, 5-11 pm. San Diego Temple of the Mormon Church, 7474 Charmant Drive, La Jolla)
Jingle Bell Hill in El Cajon, also known as Pepper Drive, Solomon Avenue, Pegeen Place and surrounding streets. Off state Route 67 and Bradley Avenue (through Dec. 26, 6-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday.
6266 De Camp Drive in La Mesa (through Dec. 25, 5-9 p.m.)
Holiday Hill, Stadler Street between Dugan Avenue and Lake Murray Boulevard in La Mesa (through Dec. 31, sunset-10 p.m.)
Home at 9773 Roe Drive, Santee, 27,000 Christmas lights synched to holiday songs, through Dec. 31. 6-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday)
Home at San Angelo Avenue and Dallas Street in La Mesa.