‘Christmas Disneyland of Bonsall’ celebrates heritage

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Bonsall residents Michael Hefner and his mother, Sylvia Colton, go all out decorating their home for Christmas, which includes putting up 40 themed Christmas trees. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Rick Monroe Special to the Valley News Michael Hefner said some locals call his home the “Christmas Disneyland of Bonsall.” The elaborate, festive decor inside the home features 40 Christmas trees and other decorations that are indeed “Disneyesque” but with a personal touch. The public isn’t invited inside the home on Aquaduct Road, just west of Interstate 15, but Hefner said he expects more than 200 friends and family to visit for a party in early December. Hefner said he admits that it’s a bit overboard but cited a good reason for celebrating. “The inspiration comes from when my grandmother, Guadalupe Quesada, immigrated from Mexico in 1926 when she was 12 years old to live with her aunt in Pasadena. She arrived on Christmas Eve and seeing all the lights and
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