Photos of the week.
Photos and story by Rebecca Jefferis Williamson
December 2, 2021 --- The 2021 Hotel del Coronado’s Christmas lights, visible in parts of East County, debuted a new look --- shimmering, color-changing lights that resemble a castle. Their historic Norfolk Island Pines, located on their front Founders Lawn, draped with lights, created that illusion.
“It looked like an Emerald City,” said visitor Jeff Nelson. “I was shocked to find out the lights were suspended on pine trees that have been there forever.”
The light show can be seen in elevated, hilly areas of East County.
According to staff this is the first year with this particular display noting they used a new contractor for the project.
The lights, named “At First Light” lightshow spectacular, feature lights that are draped over the historic pine trees that also include a coordinated music show and snow flurries.
In addition to the "castle" the hotel is also decorated with thousands of lights on multiple roofs, buildings, fences and more.