So I have lived in the SF Bay Area since 1996 and last year was the first time I had heard of the lights on Eucalyptus Avenue in San Carlos. How could I have missed it all those years? Let me just say I am so glad I found out about it now. It is two blocks of mind boggling holiday decorations on Eucalyptus Avenue between Orange Avenue & Tamarack Avenue, just one street over from Brittan Avenue. Majority of houses in these two blocks have tons of lights, some have music playing, some light figurines move, and all of them are festive. They start turning the lights on around 5pm, so that's when we went on Monday. We parked at Eucalyptus & Orange, and walked the two blocks out and back. It took us (me, my 4 year old and my 20 months old) almost an hour and a half checking out the displays, revisiting a few favorites and taking some photos (of course!). If you have not been, it is definitely worth a visit to get into the holiday spirit. As for us, I think we are going back tomorrow as both my children have been talking about going back non-stop this week!
My boy's mouth was hanging open the whole time we were here!
Kids: Whoa, is this a froggy Santa?
Me: Don't touch that!
This was my kids' favorite house. They went straight for the lit up musical gift that had a moving lid and made themselves at home!
This Christmas tree is easily four stories high and completely filled with ornaments.
I believe that gazebo with light curtains had a Santa sitting on a bench last year. I wonder where they are this year...
Happy Holidays! :-)