Del Mar Fairgrounds Holiday Lights to Go Dark

Holiday of Lights at the Del Mar Fairground will be on hiatus for a year

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    Holiday of Lights at Del Mar 2012

    A San Diego holiday tradition will go dark this season.

    The drive-through light display at the Del Mar Fairgrounds will be closed due to a $5 million track-widening project.

    Del Mar Fairground Lights: Raw Video

    [DGO] Del Mar Fairground Lights: Raw Video
    A look at the holiday lights at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on opening day, Thanksgiving 2010. (Published Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010)

    More than 400 lighted and animated displays are usually set up along the track for the event called "Holiday of Lights."

    Cars packed with families drive slowly around the dirt race track and enjoy jumping displays of elves, snowmen and of course, Santa.

    Last year, nearly 20,000 vehicles came to see the spectacle.

    This year, the information page has a message to check back in 2014.