Holiday Lights 2022

Photo of Holiday Lights 2022Holiday Lights are shining and here are our top East Bay picks.
It seems like folks are working harder than ever this year on making their holiday light displays spectacular.

Tilden Park Carousel
The famous Tilden Park carousel becomes a winter wonderland during the holidays, festooned with bright, colorful lights and graced by visits from Santa and his elves.
Through January 2nd, 4 to 8 PM, weekdays and noon to 8 PM weekends
Central Park Drive and Lake Anza Road, Berkeley
Ticket reservations are recommended

4th Street, Berkeley
Three blocks of sparkling color are on display nightly through the new year. Visit the local shops and grab some dinner.

Christmas Tree Lane
This cooperative effort put on by more than 50 households, returns this holiday season. Local groups will perform, and kids can drop off letters to Santa in a specially designated mailbox that routes them to the North Pole.
Through December 31st from 5 to 10 PM
3200 block of Thomson Avenue, Alameda

El Cerrito
Shadi Nativity Scene
7501 Moeser Lane
Located in the hills of El Cerrito, the life-sized Shadi Nativity scene is impressive. This Christmas display is an East Bay tradition. It is in its 72nd year.

Deacon Dave
Get dazzled by hundreds of thousands of glowing holiday lights fashioned into a theme.
Through January 1st starting at 6 PM
352 Hillcrest Ave. in Livermore

Alex Dourov
A mix of old-school decorations that Dourov has accumulated over the past 30 years, as well as high-tech light and sound effects.
Through December 29th starting at 5 PM
467 Knottingham Circle in Livermore

Widmer World
The Widmer family of Pleasanton has presented a popular home display.
Through December 31st from 6 to 9 PM
3671 Chelsea Court, Pleasanton

Cripps Place
This neighborhood pulls out all the stops for Christmas lights.
Through December 28th starting at 6 PM
Nicolet Avenue in Fremont

Walnut Creek
Cactus Lights
Meander along the paths of the 3.5-acre Ruth Bancroft Gardens with its famous collection of lighted cacti and succulents.
Thursdays through Sundays, through January 28th at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 PM
1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek
Purchase tickets in advance

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