Welcome to the city of Christmas lights! No place shines brighter with the holiday spirit like Fresno County. Here's where you can see Christmas lights displays for the 2023 holiday season:
Location: Van Ness Boulevard between Shields and Shaw Avenue
Christmas Tree Lane has been a holiday tradition in Fresno for 100 years. What started as one tree lighting in honor of a young boy in the city's Fig Garden neighborhood has turned into Fresno's most anticipated holiday lights display. Drive through the neighborhood (Van Ness Avenue between Shields and Shaw Avenue) to see homes decorated to the nines with holiday decorations. The lane is free to enter but donations are accepted. It runs from December 2-25. Click here to learn more about Christmas Tree Lane's history.
Location: Fresno Chaffee Zoo, 894 W Belmont Ave, Fresno, CA 93728
Get ready for a wild twist on the holidays when you visit IllumiNature at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Walk through the zoo to see Christmas lights, large animal light displays and lanterns for Lunar New Year decorate the exhibits. While you're there, enjoy holiday food, drinks, live entertainment and photos with Santa. Get tickets here.
Drive or walk through Candy Cane Lane in Clovis! This neighborhood knows how to the deck the halls. It's located on Alluvial between Willow and Peach. See stunning lights displays, and you may be able to meet the owners of the homes.
Location: Old Town Clovis, CA
Enjoy the cozy Christmas vibes in Old Town Clovis where the stores are fully decorated for the holidays. Walk along Pollasky and Clovis Avenues to see the window displays and Christmas lights lighting up this historical downtown area of Clovis. For the ultimate parade of Christmas lights, don't miss the Children's Electric Christmas Parade on December 2. More details here.
Location: 71 E Via la Plata, Fresno, CA 93720
This holiday season, River Park Shopping Center will light up with a weekly light show. Watch as the Christmas tree shines bright, sings and sprinkles snow over the outdoor shopping center. This show will occur November 27 and 29, as well as December 4, 11, 18, 19, 22 and 23. Find more holiday fun lined up at the shopping center (including train rides and winter festival) here.
The stores in Downtown Fresno are ready to deck the halls this holiday season! With Christmas lights, wreaths and window displays, you'll get in the festive spirit as you walk along Fulton Street, Van Ness Avenue and more. Don't miss Downtown Fresno's Christmas tree! More details here.
Downtowns in Fresno County
Photo Credit: Danny Jimenez
All across Fresno County, our cities have transformed their downtowns for the holidays. Visit Kingsburg's Swedish Village, where you'll find lights strung on local shops and dala horses. In Reedley, a giant Christmas tree will illuminate in the center of downtown. See a sapling from the Nation's Christmas Tree, the General Grant Tree in Kings Canyon National Park, light up in Sanger. Find a full list of our treasured cities here.
DIY Christmas Lights Tour
Discover the best of the best holiday lights displays using a local map Fresno Street Eats for the ultimate DIY Christmas Lights Tour in Fresno and Clovis. Keep an eye on their @fresnoxmaslights account for the 2023 map.