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Where to See Free Holiday Lights in the Bay Area: A Map of All the Best Spots

Updated: Dec 16, 2023

There are plenty of very expensive holiday events happening all over the Bay Area, but there are so many fun holiday light displays that you can enjoy for FREE with the whole family. I asked you, the Bay Area Toddlers Play Community,  to share favorite places to see free holiday lights in the Bay Area and these are the results…


Click the map to see all the holiday lights in the Bay Area conveniently in Google Maps. 


Jump ahead to a specific part of the Bay Area by clicking below: 





San Francisco 

  • 1386 Noe Street

  • 290 Avila Street

  • 281 Avila Street

  • 140 Avila Street

  • 3421 Jackson Street

  • 1960 10th Ave

  • 363 Wawona Stret

  • 199 Faxon Ave

  • 200 Santa Rosa Ave

  • 68 Castro street 

  • 1960 10th Ave 

  • 45 Upper Terrace 

  • 363 Wawona street 

  • Entwined at GGP

  • Ghirardelli chocolate experiment

  • Pier 39 Christmas tree 

  • Macy’s Christmas tree in Union Square 


North Bay 

  • Tam Valley Mega Tree- 340 Jean St, Mill Valley

  • 34 Devonshire Dr, Novato

  • 2132 Calder Pl, Fairfield

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Ornament display outside of Addison Elementary in Palo Alto [ photo credit IG: @kellygravett ]

Peninsula

  • San Carlos Christmas tree lane- 1900 Eucalyptus Ave.  

  • Downtown Redwood City 

  • Addison elementary ornament display on the corner of Middlefield and Addison Ave in Palo Alto 

  • Palo Alto Christmas tree lane (Fulton st) 

  • Marissa Mayer’s house (former Yahoo CEO’s) on Addison Avenue, Palo Alto 



South Bay 

  • Estate Drive and Grant Rd in Los Altos 

  • Bluebonnet drive Sunnyvale 

  • 1419 Lamore Dr San Jose 

  • 750 Harriet Ave San Jose 

  • Glen Brook Ave in Willow Glen San Jose 

  • Glen Eyrie Ave in Will Glen San Jose 

  • Christmas in the Park San Jose 

  • Santana Row, San Jose- Snow showers and performances every Tues & Sat 6-8p 


Santa Cruz

  • Farley's Christmas Wonderland: 108 Seaview Ave in Santa Cruz 


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6716 Fountaine Ave in Newark [ photo credit IG: @kellygravett ]

East Bay 

  • 43344 Arkwood St, Fremont

  • Crippsmas Place (Nicolet Ave), Fremont 

  • Zacate Place in Fremont 

  • 6716 Fountaine Avenue, Newark

  • 32247 Valiant Way, Union City

  • Alameda Christmas Tree Lane 3236 Thompson Ave, Alameda

  • Oakland Temple Hill 4770 Lincoln Ave, Oakland

  • 219 Rock Oak Rd, Walnut Creek

  • 5390 Aspenwood Ct, Concord

  • Tunnels of Joy- La Costa Dr, Brentwood

  • 112 Brookside Dr, Antioch

  • Fourth Street, Berkeley- Fourth Street Holiday Lights happening through 12/31 with pop-up markets, carolers and even appearances from Santa





Tri-Valley 

  • Candy Cane Lane 4150 Walnut Dr, Pleasanton

  • Widmer World 3671 Chelsea Ct, Pleasanton

  • ​​467 Knottingham Cir, Livermore

  • Deacon Dave’s Christmas Display 352 Hillcrest Ave, Livermore

  • 108 Dana Highlands Ct, Danville

  • 108 Dana Highlands Ct, Danville

  • 311 W Linda Mesa Ave, Danville


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Deacon Dave’s Christmas Display in Livermore [ photo credit IG: @kellygravett ]


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Deacon Dave’s Christmas Display in Livermore [ photo credit IG: @kellygravett ]

Did I miss any great holiday light displays that should be on this map? Let me know and I'll add it!


A special thank you to Kelly for the photos! Check out her instagram here for more fun Bay Area family finds.


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