I’ve previously talked about how a few streets in the Fresno area have a long running tradition in which the entire street, or neighborhood, tries to outdo each other by lighting up every home with an explosion of holiday lighting and decorations.
On Christmas Day, I did a last minute visit to the three areas described in this Fresno Bee article at 8:30pm.
Cindy Lane / Wawona Estates
Not to be confused with Candy Lane, which apparently is not worth visiting anymore.
This is the most modern development, so property sizes are small, even with large homes. This means that homes are closer together, so the lighting displays appear more continuous. Further, homes are closer to the street. I’d estimate that over 80% of homes had decorated and lit up, and most went all out, with thousands of lights, figures, signs and more. It helps that the homes are in a very affluent area.