And what about the houses that sync their lights to music? Nope, I hadn’t heard of the sync’d lights myself til just last night! We don’t regularly read the Bee, so we apparently have missed the articles in recent years…a friend of mine I ran into for the first time in years at Target (of all places) last night, told me about the sync’d lights of our area. (Thanks Wendy!!! Great seeing you again!!)
I had heard about them on the net, but never had heard about local houses that did this! I’m really excited to check it out!
So here’s a list I’ve compiled from Google searches…have at it! And let me know if you know of any more! (Jump to the bottom to look at the map.) And here’s a website I just discovered that also catalogs lights in the Valley! (Although at the writing of this, I already have all those houses on this page here. Some of them are part of some of the communities below, so I didn’t feel the need to specify specific houses.)
1150 E. Sierra Ave., Fresno (east of First Street)
1189 Citadel Ave., Clovis, myclovischristmas.com. (near Nees and Willow)
6047 N. Winchester Ave., Fresno (near Bullard and Maroa)
4222 N. Maroa Ave., Fresno (near Ashlan and Maroa)
4282 W. Dayton, Fresno (between Dakota/Shields, Blythe/Brawley)
Areas with lots of lights, to drive or walk:
- Christmas Tree Lane: Located on Van Ness Blvd between Shields Ave and Shaw Ave. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday Van Ness is northbound only.
- Huntington Boulevard: Between Cedar and First. From what I’m reading online, they’ve scaled down their lights lately but added candles! I’ll have to update this once we check it out.
- Cindy Lane (AKA “Holiday Lane”): Wawona Estates near Peach and Alluvial…Enter at Cindy Lane and Alluvial (1 block west of Peach), or at Athens and Peach (right across Peach from Railroad Park). This neighborhood isn’t as organized as Christmas Tree Lane, but they are every bit as spectacular! Smaller homes, closer to the road, LOTS of lit up houses, going for several blocks square! And you can walk it any night, although there are not sidewalks. Our family goes here every year, and frankly, I enjoy it more than Christmas Tree Lane and Huntington Blvd! (Though I’ve not been to Huntington since they added the candles…will have to check it out soon and report back!)
- Candy Cane Lane: In Clovis, bounded by Sunnyside, Stanford, Beverly and Purvis avenues
View Fresno Area Holiday Lights in a larger map