‘Tis The Season! Grab some hot cocoa and load the kids in the car to go see the Holiday Lights! We are lucky to live in an area full of neighborhoods with an array of lights! With the rise of COVID numbers and guidelines, some of these events may be canceled last minute. Follow us on Instagram, @danvillesocial, and tag us so we can feature your photo!
While shopping and dining downtown Danville this holiday season, you are invited to explore the Tree Trail, beginning 12/1/2020. Local storefronts will have beautifully decorated trees throughout Danville. By strolling to find all the trees, residents can visit the stores, take the pledge, and stay rooted in our amazing community. To view the map of the Tree Trail, click here.
Letters to Santa, Danville
Start getting those letters ready for Santa! Please included your mailing address so Santa knows where to send his letter! Drop your letter off by 12/10, so receive one by 12/24. Drop it off at one of these locations: Danville Community Center(M-F, 8:30 am-1 pm) or Danville Library(M-Th, 10 am-8 pm, F-Sat, 10 am-6 pm).
44th Annual Lighting of Danville’s Oak Tree, Downtown Danville
One of the most popular holiday events in Danville, the annual Lighting of the Old Oak Tree will be online this year and will not be a live community event. The event happened on 11/25, but you can view it on the Town of Danville’s website: www.danville.ca.gov/LOOT
1441 Harlan Dr., Danville
There will be a food donation barrel out for the Contra Costa/Solano County Food Bank. Tune into Radio Station, 106.7 FM to hear the music! Sun-Thurs, 5 pm-9:30 pm and Fri-Sat, 5 pm-10:30 pm.
753 Tunbridge Rd., Danville
Over 55,000 lights! The lights are on M-Th, from 5 pm-10 pm. Fri-Sun, from 5 pm-11 pm.
Hilltop Court & Woodview Circle, Vista San Ramon Neighborhood, San Ramon
You can park your car at Iron Horse Middle School or at San Ramon Central Park and walk to this Neighborhood. Contra Costa Food Bank bins are set up for donations. The music is broadcast on 87.9FM. Lights are displayed from 5 pm-10 pm.
Lighted Tree Forests and Other Holiday Decor, Bishop Ranch, San Ramon
Now- Jan. 2, 2021, The center will deck the halls with a variety of spectacular décor and experiences designed to create special holiday memories. A total of 11 Christmas Trees (ranging from 8’ to 12’ high) arranged in 3 Christmas Tree “Forests” will be placed throughout City Center. All three forests will be a different holiday theme and the perfect backdrop for your holiday photos.
3301 El Suyo Drive, San Ramon
Calling ALL Dog Lovers! This house features 29 different light up dogs! Both stationary and blow-ups. Lights are on display on Sunday-Thursday, from 5 pm-9:30 pm, and Friday & Saturday, from 5 pm-10 pm.
7574 Sutton Lane, Dublin
Check out the 13-foot candy cane with lights and all of the adorable moving figures!
467 Knottingham Circle, Livermore
This also a MUST SEE! Tune into 107.9 FM to listen to the music, followed by a light show! Don’t forget to bring your quarters for the snow machine. It gets very crowded, especially on weekends, so plan accordingly! Lights are displayed from 5 pm-10 pm daily.
Riesling Circle, Livermore
Always a spectacular street to drive on! With 26 houses decorated, enjoy a nice stroll down the neighborhood to look at the lights! Lights are displayed from 5 pm-10 pm daily.
1279 Hearst Avenue, Pleasanton
Plenty of parking and lights to see! From 5 pm-11 pm, each night, they will be on display.
802 Gray Fox Circle, Pleasanton
This house is worth the drive! House borders three streets, so LOTS of things to see and every year things are changed or added. Parts of the display are animated to music that you can hear on an FM station and on outdoor speakers. There will be a sign posted with the FM frequency of the music. They typically have the lights on daily, from 6 pm-10 pm (later on weekends) but may turn them off during inclement weather.
3108 Chardonnay, Pleasanton
This year they will have the light show synchronized to 4 songs playing on 91.3 FM. The show is running daily from Nov 16th through Dec 26th from 5:30 pm-10:30 pm. They hope all of their work in the Christmas light shows brings joy and smiles to everyone who drives by during this special time of year.
Tunnels of Joy Fundraiser, La Costa Drive, Brentwood
The Tunnels are amazing in their own way, but what REALLY makes our neighborhood special are the beautifully decorated houses, and the love and effort you can see behind each and every light. Visit from 5 pm-9 pm for the month of December! Keep an eye out for the donation boxes for Landon Roper on La Costa Dr., & Torrey Pines Dr.
Christmas in the Park, 1 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose
Enjoy the family-oriented Christmas lights in downtown San Jose! There will be exciting activities throughout the month. For more information click here!
Fourth Street, Berkeley
This stunning array of lights is a must-see! Santa is there to celebrate with you! For more information on events going on throughout December, click here!
Fairy Winterland at Children’s Fairyland, Oakland
Yes, Black Santa will be there., at 6:45 pm, each evening, he’ll lead families through the physically-distanced Festival of Lights Parade, and, in the end, he’ll give out a treat to all the kids. Children will also get to see him in the park (though sitting on his lap is a no-go this year). While you’re here, drop your child’s “Letter to Santa” in the mailbox at the Chapel of Peace. They make sure he gets it. And, yes, you’ll be able to cozy up with a complimentary cup of hot cocoa. To keep crowds low, they are limiting capacity and expect to sell out. Don’t miss out – reserve your tickets now!
Jack London Square Christmas Tree, Oakland
Jack London Square lights are spectacular! Located close to Broadway near the harbor. With over 5,000 lights, you won’t be able to miss this tree! For more info, click here!
Oakland Temple of Lights, Oakland
They have an array of lights and it is beautiful, especially at night! For more information, click here!
Christmas Tree Lane, 3200 Thompson Ave., Alameda
Every house has a different theme and will change yearly! Unfortunately, Santa won’t be there this year, but there will be his mailbox for letters to be dropped off. Make sure you have a legible return address so you receive a letter back from Santa himself. The lights will be on from 12/5-12/31/2020, 5:30 pm-10 pm.
Glowfari Lights, Oakland Zoo
This year, Glowfari will be taking the place of Zoo Lights. This is an illuminating Lantern Festival. ake a mile-long stroll (socially distanced, of course!) through these illuminated and dazzling lanterns – from the ice-capped 15-foot tall penguin corridor to the breathtaking full-size elephants, giraffes, and lions – to the enormous, fluttering butterflies floating against the star-filled night sky. Glowfari is CLOSED Thanksgiving – November 26, Christmas Eve – December 24, and Christmas Day – December 25. Open Thursdays – Sundays from January 1 – 17. Purchase tickets here.
3169 Roundhill Rd., Roundhill Country Club, Alamo
If you have a chance to head over to Alamo, check out the neighborhoods in Roundhill Country Club and enjoy the light displays!
1700 Club House Rd., Diablo Country Club, Diablo
Diablo Country Club is tucked away in Diablo. The neighborhood has an East Coast feel to it. The beautiful neighborhood lights are a must-see!
599 Blackhawk Club Dr., Blackhawk Country Club, Blackhawk
There are two entrances into this club, the main entrance(off Blackhawk Rd.) and the East Gate(off Camino Tassajara), unfortunately, unless you are a member, live there, or know someone in the gates, you won’t be able to drive through the neighborhood. If you do have a chance to go, make sure to check it out! There are a lot of entertaining displays.