As a child, one holiday tradition our family had was taking a drive through the city on Christmas Eve to see all of the noteworthy light displays. With all of the various commercial light options out there, not to mention the 3D characters and props, outstanding Christmas light decorations are cropping up all over town.
The standard to beat in Livermore, California has to be Deacon Dave’s, started back in 1982. Each year, a full theme engulfs the house, the yard and lights up the neighborhood. Visitors form a line encircling the block, and it is well worth the wait. More than 300,000 lights were in last year’s display! The decorations are limited to outdoors – there are 42 Christmas trees inside the home, many visible to visitors as they wind their way through the fabulous scenery.
And of course, front and center in the Deacon’s home is the oversized Nativity Scene, reminding us of the reason for the season. Christmas display opened, Fri Dec 4, 2009 and will be open every night at 6 pm, so stop by 352 Hillcrest Avenue in Livermore, CA and be dazzled!
Many other households pull out the stops with amazing holiday light decorations. This special website, Lights of the Valley, provides a great selection of homes for your Christmas Light Tour of Livermore. Happy Holidays!