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The California Christmas Lights (CCL) website is the largest and most comprehensive collection of the best Christmas light displays from all of California: San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego.  

Now with 309 Houses (273 confirmed for 2023), in 133 Cities, in 37 Counties.
(23 of the 2023 confirmed Houses have multiple houses in their display)  

2023 is our 25th year of showing you the best Christmas displays in California.

You are 1 of 174 visitors on the site now (Site last updated: 12/06/2023)
This website is a community service provided by Alex Dourov. It costs hundreds of dollars each year to bring this site to you. Please consider a small donation to help offset the costs that are incurred each year in maintaining and updating this site.
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When my family moved to Livermore in 1992, we relied on newspaper listings to find local homes decorated with Christmas lights. The local newspaper was helpful but many times we would get lost or stumble on a "stinker".  photo: Alex Dourov

So, I created a searchable database of confirmed and verified Christmas light displays so that everyone could avoid disappointing wild goose chases based on bad information. was published on December 11, 1999. Due to expansion, its now called

Select a Community by County Quick View (All the best in one easy to use spot)
Alameda County: All Cities, Alameda, Castro Valley, Dublin, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Union CityAmador County: All Cities, JacksonButte County: All Cities, Chico, OrovilleCalaveras County: All Cities, CopperopolisContra Costa County: All Cities, Antioch, Brentwood, Concord, Danville, Martinez, Oakley, Pleasant Hill, San RamonEl Dorado County: All Cities, Cameron Park, PlacervilleFresno County: All Cities, FresnoKern County: All Cities, Lake Isabella, RidgecrestLake County: All Cities, Clearlake, LakeportLos Angeles County: All Cities, Burbank, Lakewood, Long Beach, Palmdale, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, South Gate, ValenciaMarin County: All Cities, NovatoMendocino County: All Cities, Redwood Valley, UkiahMerced County: All Cities, Los BanosMonterey County: All Cities, MarinaNapa County: All Cities, NapaOrange County: All Cities, Anaheim, Buena Park, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, La Habra, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Yorba LindaPlacer County: All Cities, Auburn, Lincoln, Rocklin, RosevilleRiverside County: All Cities, Jurupa Valley, Menifee, Murrieta, Perris, Riverside, Temecula, WinchesterSacramento County: All Cities, Antelope, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Mather, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova, Rosemont, SacramentoSan Bernardino County: All Cities, Apple ValleySan Diego County: All Cities, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Escondido, Oceanside, San DiegoSan Francisco County: All Cities, San FranciscoSan Joaquin County: All Cities, Lathrop, Manteca, Stockton, TracySan Luis Obispo County: All Cities, NipomoSan Mateo County: All Cities, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Carlos, San MateoSanta Barbara County: All Cities, GoletaSanta Clara County: All Cities, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, SunnyvaleSanta Cruz County: All Cities, Santa Cruz, Scotts ValleyShasta County: All Cities, Redding, Shasta LakeSolano County: All Cities, Benicia, Fairfield, Suisun City, VacavilleSonoma County: All Cities, Penngrove, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, WindsorStanislaus County: All Cities, Ceres, Hughson, Modesto, Riverbank, Salida, TurlockSutter County: All Cities, Yuba CityTulare County: All Cities, TulareVentura County: All Cities, Fillmore, Newbury ParkYolo County: All Cities, Davis, West SacramentoYuba County: All Cities, Plumas Lake
Check out our Daily Stats - Read the Latest News and Updates to CCL!

5,490,857 Visitors Since 1999 as of 12/7/2023. 82,895 Visitors in 2023
(Thanksgiving to New Years only)

The San Jose Mercury News & East Bay Times posted this article on 12/17/2022  PDF

The SFGate BEST DISPLAYS list is here 12/16/2022

The San Jose Mercury News & East Bay Times posted this article on 11/23/2022

December 26, 2021: The website broke the 5 million user mark today!.

The 2021 Best Displays on SF Gate and SF Chronicle are here 12/7/2021

The San Jose Mercury News & East Bay Times ran a nice article about this website 11/22/2021.

Congrats to the Berndt Family of Santa Rosa for their GRAND PRIZE win on ABC TV The Great Christmas Light Fight! Their display has been a MUST SEE on the CCL website for a few years now.

December 25, 2019: The website broke the 4 million user mark today!.

December 1, 2017: The website broke the 3 million user mark today!.

SFGate posted this article about the best Bay Area Christmas displays 12/13/2020

San Jose Mercury News and East Bay Times article written on 11/24/2020

KCBS-San Francisco wrote an article About CCL on 12/20/2019

CBS Radio station KCBS-San Francisco interviewed Alex Dourov on 12/19/2019

SFGate posted an article about some of the wonderful displays on this website 12/7/2019

Sacramento News Radio KFBK interviewed Alex Dourov live on 12/12/14

CBS Radio station KCBS-San Francisco interviewed Alex Dourov live on 12/12/2014

ABC Radio station KGO-San Francisco interviewed Alex Dourov on 12/16/2010.

ABC Radio station KGO interviewed Alex Dourov on 12/17/2011  (18:36 min)

ABC Radio station KGO interviewed Alex Dourov on 11/29/2013 (3:02 min)

CBS Radio and TV (KCBS and KPIX) posted a homepage article about this website CCL

Alex Dourov was interviewed on Sacramento's KFBK on 12/13/2010. (2:41 min)

Alex was interviewed on KFBK on 12/21/2012, (2:56 min)  

Radio stations KKIQ/KKDV interviewed Alex Dourov on December 17, 2009. (5:30 min)

NOVA TV, a European TV network, broadcast this video across 8 countries in Europe about Alex Dourov and CCL on December 24, 2009. This version of the video does NOT have a narration, but download this PDF FIRST, which contains the narration as translated into English (from Croatian).

KKIQ has supported us for TWENTY FOUR YEARS - thank you to all the media outlets for your continued support year after year.
A Very Special Thanks to our Technology Provider:
Without the generosity of this technology provider, this site would not be as useful and usable as it is. I am truly grateful for their investments in helping me bring this community service site to you.

InfoQuest Technologies, a leading provider of web hosting and other hosted Internet Business Solutions, has provided California Christmas Lights with "advanced" web hosting for TWENTY FOUR YEARS.

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