I know, I know... It sounds kind of morbid and such an odd place to have a Christmas light display, but trust me, it was absolutely beautiful.
The Holiday Circle of Lights at Oakland's Mountain View Cemetery is a favorite with local families. Throughout the month of December (until January 1st) the display lights up the circular drive and fountain at the entry way of the cemetery every night from 5pm - 9pm.
On our way there the girls weren't too sure what to think of going to a light display at a cemetery, but as soon as we arrived they were amazed. The light display features festive scenes of ice skaters, Santa and his reindeer, Santa's work shop, elves, candy cane, deer and flowers. The nearby buildings are also decorated with lights as are the trees that surround the drive. There are also a few colorfully Christmas trees.
The lights around the fountain reflect perfectly in the water creating an image of even more beautiful lights.
If you're in the Bay Area get yourself to Oakland's Mountain View Cemetery and go see the lights for yourself. This is definitely something that will be added to our list of regular Christmas activities for each year!