Visitors check out the lights and interactive Christmas decorations at Dourov Christmas light display in Livermore on Dec. 2, 2021. (Harika Maddala/Bay City News)
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Last year didn’t feel right and two years ago was … two whole years ago, which the pandemic sometimes makes feel like 20 years ago.
But the bright, flashing, blown-up, meticulously constructed holiday décor is back, adorning front yards all over Northern California. Much of it was there even before Thanksgiving, a good indicator the spirit is back for 2021.
Californians love showing off holiday flair, and we’d like to help. Enjoy these initial highlights from the Tri-Valley area and, as we know the lights will stay up well past this weekend, please feel free to send your own examples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dourov Christmas light display at the family’s home in Livermore
Oakland Zoo’s Glowfari: A Wildly Illuminating Lantern Festival