This website is the largest and most comprehensive collection of the best and brightest Christmas light and yard displays from all of California including the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley, Sacramento Valley, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Lights of the Valley (LOTV) is now California Christmas Lights (CCL)!

Now with 341 Houses (192 confirmed for 2014), in 119 Cities, in 34 Counties.

2014 is our 16th year of the best Christmas displays in California.

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THE SIGNS HAVE ARRIVED
New CCL Yard Sign
If your display is listed on this website you may now order your sign here:
Alex Dourov

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. LightsOfTheValley.com was published on December 11, 1999. 16 seasons later its now called CaliforniaChristmasLights.com!

NOTE: The LOTV site always Goes Live on the Friday After Thanksgiving Day
and "Closes" on New Years Day.

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1,641,155 Visitors Since 1999. (Thanksgiving to New Years only)

Many people have been receiving unsolicited letters from Jess Rabourn representing the "ALS Emergency Treatment Fund". He got many addresses in a LEGAL method - scraping the info, page by page, listing by listing of all the houses on this website. Both myself and many people listed on the website have indicated our displeasure in his methods of operation in how he obtained the addresses and how he is trying to tie into this website and its members. 

Your personal data is safe - no one hacked the site to obtain priviledged and protected data held in the database. He only obtained publically available data, but his 'intrusion' with his letter to you seemed to upset many of you and you vocalized yourselves to me by email and Facebook.

I CONDEMN HIS PRACTICE and want to make sure that no one thinks that my website is linked to his organization is anyway. I DO NOT SUPPORT HIS ORGANIZATION OR WHAT HE DID.

I urge you to follow your heart and to do the right thing when choosing a charity to donate to.

 

Here is what I sent out to everyone that is listed on the website:

By now all of you have probably received an unsolicited letter from Jess Rabourn, asking you to partner with his organization. He originally asked me to provide your contact information to him, WHICH I REFUSED to do. 

Jess told me he obtained your addresses by scraping the data from the visible part of the website, listing by listing. Although what he did is legal, it did not sit well with me, and perhaps it gave you the impression that I somehow aided him.

You have entrusted me with personal info. My posted privacy policy is very clear - I DO NOT release your information to anyone except recognized media outlets / other display members. PERIOD - and ONLY after I receive your written permission.

ABC Radio station KGO-San Francisco interviewed Alex Dourov on 12/16/2010. (3:39 min)

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 LOTV

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).

Thanks for Supporting us Year After Year
A Very Special Thanks to our Technology Providers:
Without the generosity of these technology providers, 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 Lights of the Valley us with "advanced" web hosting for a number of years.

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