The 3200 block of Thompson Ave in Alameda is one of the East Bay's best spots to check out houses decked out for the holidays. Almost every house on this section of the street is covered in lights with displays covering the front lawn.
Many of the houses have a particular theme and feature beloved characters both from Christmas stories and popular movies. There are snowmen, reindeer, Santa, elves, candy canes, and characters from Marvel comics, Peanuts, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Grinch who stole Christmas and Frozen. Snoopy, Jack Skellington and Elsa all on one street? Lola was in heaven!
Here's a look at some of my favourite displays on the street.
If you're in the East Bay and looking for a spot of Christmas cheer I definitely recommend a visit to Alameda's Christmas Tree Lane. The lights will be on display each evening from 5:30pm - 10pm through New Year's Eve. Weather permitting Santa will be on hand to meet kids through December 23rd from 6:30pm - 8pm. We arrived a little later in the evening so we missed seeing Santa this time.
A definite Christmas must see!