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Must-See Holiday Lights

Grab a warm scarf and head outside this month to view the best and the brightest holiday light shows in the East Bay Area. Here are a few of the season’s must-see holiday light displays:

In Alameda, visit Christmas Tree Lane, at 3200 Thompson Avenue. The lights are twinkling throughout December, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Santa hours are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. through December 23, weather permitting.

In Berkeley, visit Fourth Street, where festive light displays cast a warm glow on the bustling shopping and dining district. Berkeley is also home to the Tilden Park Carousel Christmas Celebration, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. through December 23. The carousel is is located at Central Park Drive and Lake Anza Road.

In Clayton, visit a state-of-the-art holiday lights and music show at 1185 Pine Lane. The show runs every 30 minutes, beginning at 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday until December 21.

In Oakland, visit 5000 Piedmont Avenue to view Mountain View Cemetery’s Holiday Circle of Lights, from 5 to 9 p.m. throughout December. Oakland Zoo’s ZooLights holiday musical light show, every evening from 5:30 to 9 p.m., except December 24-25. For more information and ticket prices, visit OaklandZoo.org.

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