The Snoopy House in Costa Mesa

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In our little Costa Mesa neighborhood there is a yearly tradition, a holiday display like no other, affectionately called by those who know it as “The Snoopy House.

When The Snoopy House goes up in December, we take the kids to see it almost nightly. I have memories of taking Emma starting when she was just a year old.

It is hard to explain why it is so enchanting, you just have to see it for yourself.

This display has been going up for 44 years. Yes, the Jordan family has been doing this massive display for two generations, so it was a very sad day when our little community got word that the property had been foreclosed and The Snoopy House was not to be this year.

“NOOOOOOOO!” Parents everywhere cried! It seriously it part of how we celebrate Christmas in our neighborhood!

The community was in an uproar, it was almost daily news (thank you Daily Pilot for keeping us up to date!)

Parents held their breaths as we waited to hear if the Snoopy display would be going up this year after all in a new location.

And it did! Last week, after a team of volunteers helped to bring the magic alive, The Snoopy House display is now up for all to see thanks to the City of Costa Mesa in front of Costa Mesa City Hall.

Visitors can see the display nightly from 5 – 10pm through New Year’s Eve. Santa will be visiting today through 12/23 from 7 – 9pm where families can get free photos with Santa.

My family went to the new location this weekend. They had free cider and kids were running around with the spirit of Christmas in their hearts. It is definitely worth the drive to check it out. It is a Charlie Brown Christmas after all! 

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  1. 1
    Giselle says:

    We looove the Snoopy House, or as my kids call it, the Christmas House. We’ll be going this Wednesday. 🙂

    • 2
      Jen says:

      Isn’t it just the cutest? Every year I notice another clever detail. Like this was the first year I realized the scenes behind the open and closing doors change each time! Love love The Snoopy House!

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