It’s that time of year again when the Bay Area is flooded with the glow of holiday lights, homes decorated right out of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and excited children!
What better way to spend the magical days leading up to Christmas than to visit the holiday light displays around the Bay Area.
Grab some hot cocoa, pack up some popcorn, bundle up the kids and map your way through some of the most amazing homes that are lit up for all to enjoy.
The Bay Area’s Best Holiday Lights Display
Widmer World is back at it after two years being shut down. This fantabulous light display at 3671 Chelsea Court in Pleasanton is open until the 31st from 6-9 pm. Check them out on their YouTube Channel. This blogger loves the musical lyrics set to Good Vibrations!
Livermore’s famous Deacon Dave is back again to light up the night and his neighborhood at 352 Hillcrest Ave in Livermore. He’s up to a record setting 785,800 lights and 77th marriage proposal under his infamous Christmas Lights and on Proposal Bridge. Deacon Dave has been making people smile with his amazing lights display for 39 years. Click here for hours, images, and more information.
Alex Dourov’s Livermore Extravaganza
California Christmas lights website founder, Alex Dourov, has outdone himself this year with a snow machine, phone calls to Santa, and a six foot “Joy” sign that dances to music. Visitors can enjoy old school decorations combined with modern day technology from Nov. 26 through Dec. 29 at 467 Knottingham Circle in Livermore; http://californiachristmaslights.com. Hours are listed as 5-10 pm.
Oakland Zoolight’s Glowfari
Not too far away is the Oakland Zoo’s Glowfari. Known for lighting up the zoo with fantastical animal light displays, this year’s display promises to be better than ever! Larger-than-life elephants, giraffes, dinosaurs, spy whales, kangaroos, and koalas light the way along the zoo’s 525 acres. Visit www.oaklandzoo.org. for more information.
More Holiday Lights Abound All Around
Depending on how far you want to travel or what magical light display fits your fancy, there are so many amazing sites to visit. Let the magic of the holidays shine through with your choice of light shows.
Click here for a more detailed accounting of light shows and locations around the Bay Area.