Visiting Snowman Lane on Walnut Street (see map
) has become a holiday tradition for my family. It just wouldn't seem like Christmas without it. I think it's my favorite of the displays because the whole street gets into the spirit. Yeah, there are a couple of stand-outs, but all in all, the entire cul-de-sac does a beautiful job. Plus, most people get out of their cars so they can walk up and down the street, and it really gives it a community feel. Folks stand around and clap at the end of the sound and light shows; they talk to each other. It's nice.
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Two of the area’s most elaborate Christmas light displays are located in Rohnert Park.
- Weaver’s Winter Wonderland:
1190 Cielo Circle in Rohnert Park (see map).
Lights are on from 5:30pm to 9:30 pm from December 1st to December 31st.
Here are some great pictures.
Like Snowman Lane, this display is so special that people get out of their cars to check it out. So, it too has a community feel to it. Also, all the neighbors display some of Weaver's cut-outs on their lawns.
The house was featured on Good Morning America on December 9, 2008. See the story and video.
And here’s the 2007 article and video about it in the Press Democrat.
- The Smith Family House:
7453 Mitchell Dr., Rohnert Park( see map)
It was featured on HGTV's "What's with that Christmas House?” in 2006.