The Forward House

First & Ivy,San Diego,CA 92101 US
When to See It
5:00pm - 10:00pm
November 28 - January 1

What to See
100000 lights
2 inflatables
0 controllers
0 songs

Supporting Toys for Tots
Decorating since 1998
Added on Dec 17, 2010


Santa will be making a pre-Christmas stop in his sleigh on Sat. Dec 7, 5:30 - 8:30 pm and all visitors receive a candy cane. The 22nd annual Holiday Lighting Display at The Forward House (Bankers Hill mansion built in 1905 for San Diego Mayor John Forward Sr) begins at 5pm Thanksgiving. Walk or drive by 5-10 pm nightly thru New Year’s Eve to enjoy this holiday display. 108 Ivy St. 5 blocks West of Balboa Park, 3 blocks South of Laurel. (619) 533-7900. link to 41 second news clip showing The Forward House during Christmas 2018season.

With the holiday season upon us, you will want to experience the Bankers Hill/Balboa Park area celebration with brightly lit homes and businesse����s celebrating this festive time of year. 3 of the ����Must See���� locations include the Prado in Balboa Park (6th & Laurel), Bertrand at Mr. A�¢����s (5th & Laurel) and The Forward House (1st & Ivy). The Forward House(pictured) got its ��moniker���� after John Forward Sr., Mayor of San Diego , had this house designed and built for him in 1905. In 1998, John Olbrich found, bought and restored the dilapated mansion and began to decorate for the season. Every year since, it comes alive with an extensive lighting display with holiday music. ( Just think 'Griswalds' from the movie ����Christmas Vacation���� with Chevy Chase).


First & Ivy,San Diego,CA 92101 US

Special Directions

The Forward House is located on the corner of 1st & Ivy, just 5 blocks West of Balboa Park and 3 blocks South of Laurel. walk by to experience the sights and sounds of the Christmas season.


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it's so beautiful and worth the drive over

The Forward House
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    November 28-
    January 1
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