San Francisco December 17, 2017
10 Magical Light Displays Around San Francisco That Will Simply Mesmerize You This Season
Christmas is coming up sooner than you think. Get prepared for the holiday spirit and check out these wonderful places for awesome lights. Celebrate the holiday spirit at these light displays around San Francisco.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Casa del Pomba Christmas House
Casa del Pomba Christmas House, also known as Deacon Dave's, is free to visit Sunday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This display has been entertaining crowds for more than 30 years. Walk-through displays with a new theme every year.
352 Hillcrest Ave, Livermore, CA 94550
2. Tom and Jerry’s House
Tom and Jerry’s House is a free Christmas decor display on a steep Noe Valley street that is the most over-the-top festive house in the city. The tacky Christmas display is at 21st and Church Streets in Dolores Heights.
3650 21st St, San Francisco, 94114
3. Widmer World
An extremely popular tradition that started in 1980 featuring almost an acre of glittering lights. Expect a mini Christmas village, computer animated displays and over a dozen scenes. Runs until Dec. 31, from 6– 9 p.m.
3671 Chelsea Court
4. Classic Cable Car Holiday Lights
Take a holiday spin from and ride a cable car with lights through Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach/Little Italy, and Pier 39. The Cable car runs Dec. 30 (except Dec. 25). for Nightly tours at 6, 7 & 8 p.m. Enjoy landmarks wonderfully lit up for the holidays. For more information on the tour call 844-922-2532.
Address: 190 Napoleon St., San Francisco, 94108
5. Holiday Circle of Lights
Visit this cemetery with thousands of lights adorn the main buildings at Mountain View in Oakland. This year's show includes a train full of toys, giant nutcracker and a beautiful arch of lights. Runs until Jan. 1, 5-9 p.m.
5000 Piedmont Ave
6. Lighted Boat Parade
The Lighted Boat Parade is on December 15 from 6 to 8 pm. Expect a fleet or around 60 boats adorned in lights and holiday decorations. The boats will parade along the waterfront, lighting up the Bay with holiday glitter.
Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
7. Illuminate SF Festival of Lights
The urban lights festival offers 38 eco-friendly display around San Francisco's 49 square miles. For example, you can check out the six permanent light installations at SFO if you are traveling. Check out
Illuminate SF Festival of Lights Site
8. Fantasy of Lights
Drive through 1.5 miles of lights with pirate ships, animals , and of course Santa and his crew in the many light displays. This runs through Dec. 5-30 (except Dec. 25), 6-10 p.m. and costs $20/car.
333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA, 94119
The Oakland Zoo features thousands of LED lights that cover the Outback Express train. This year enjoy the brand-new laser light show!
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, 94126
10. Christmas Tree Lane
The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Alameda with awesome lights and more. Christmas Tree Lane started in 1938 and draws people from all over the Bay Area with its wonderful light displays and tons of holiday spirit. Runs until Dec. 31. 5:30-10 p.m.
3200 block of Thompson Ave.
Between High & Fernside
Will you see any of these lights around the Bay? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with your friends and family. If you’re curious about more magnificent holiday activities in the city then check out
The Winter Walk In San Francisco That Will Positively Enchant You.