Christmas On Knob Hill

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Elaborate Christmas exhibit has grown into a tradition for visitors, as well as the family that created it
People have all sorts of reasons for why they bought their houses. For San Marcos resident Bill Gilfillen, 70, it was a spacious front yard divided into three sections. Gilfillen is no gardener or landscaper – unless you count a large display of Christmas lights, figures and decorations that he has planted on his lawn each holiday season for almost 20 years. In that time, Gilfillen has amassed an amazing collection – about 95,000 lights, animated figures and 80 snowmen. Thousands of people stop by his house on Knob Hill Road to admire his setup. Click here to read the entire article.

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Join a San Marcos resident as he brightens the season with his stunning display of holiday lights.

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A Griswold Christmas? San Marcos resident Bill Gilfillen, 68, has over 85,000 Christmas lights around his home. It is lit from the weekend after Thanksgiving until January 2nd.

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Christmas on Knob Hill - is one of the largest residential light displays in San Diego County. With hundreds of lighted characters, over 80,000 Christmas lights and thousands of feet of electrical wiring, Christmas on Knob Hill has established itself as one of the county's premiere residential light displays. You can bring your Christmas list to read to Santa or you can drop it off at the mailbox anytime. Santa makes a special two-week appearance before Christmas every night (except Wednesdays) from 6 to 8pm. Located at 1639 Knob Hill in San Marcos off Nordahl Road between Tam O'Shanter Drive and Augusta Drive. ©2010. All rights reserved.