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The Most Spectacular Holiday Lights in the Bay Area


A certain kind of magic materializes during the holidays—the streets come to life, ablaze with twinkling lights, snowmen and the jingling of bells.

Never mind that we're all grown up—holiday lights never seem to lose their enchanting effect. Come winter, it's one of the traditions we look most forward to, and finding the most dazzling displays is our seasonal treasure hunt. So don't you tarnish your seasonal spirit with a fretful online search. We've put together a handy Bay Area guide to the most stunning, colorful, and extravagant lights in the area.

Christmas Tree Lane, Alameda

In the East Bay, the houses on Christmas Tree Lane in Alameda are remarkable to say the least. You can see home after home, gleaming and sparkling with endless neon brilliance. Santa will be in attendance, every night (weather permitting) // Visit Santa from 6:30pm to 8pm through Dec 23rd, lights will be on display through Dec 31st, 3200 block of Thompson Ave. (Alameda), more information at Facebook.

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