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 377 Houses (246 confirmed for 2015), in 136 Cities, in 33 Counties.

2015 is our 17th year of the best Christmas displays in California.

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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. was published on December 11, 1999. 17 seasons later its now called

Select a Community by County Quick View (All the best in one easy to use spot)
Alameda County: All Cities, Alameda, Berkeley, Dublin, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Union CityAmador County: All Cities, JacksonButte County: All Cities, Chico, OrovilleContra Costa County: All Cities, Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Martinez, Oakley, Pleasant Hill, San RamonEl Dorado County: All Cities, Cameron Park, Placerville, Shingle SpringsFresno County: All Cities, Clovis, Fresno, KingsburgKern County: All Cities, Bakersfield, Lake Isabella, RidgecrestLos Angeles County: All Cities, Burbank, Canyon Country, Castaic, Duarte, La Mirada, Lakewood, Leona Valley, Palmdale, Reseda, Sherman OaksMarin County: All Cities, Novato, San RafaelMerced County: All Cities, Delhi, Los Banos, MercedNapa County: All Cities, NapaNevada County: All Cities, Grass ValleyOrange County: All Cities, Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Coto de Caza (Trabuco Canyon), Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, San Clemente, Yorba LindaPlacer County: All Cities, Rocklin, RosevilleRiverside County: All Cities, Cathedral City, Menifee, Murrieta, Palm Springs, RiversideSacramento County: All Cities, Antelope, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova, SacramentoSan Bernardino County: All Cities, Chino, Fontana, Redlands, YucaipaSan Diego County: All Cities, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Oceanside, Poway, Ramona, San Diego, San MarcosSan Francisco County: All Cities, San FranciscoSan Joaquin County: All Cities, Lathrop, Manteca, Mountain House, Stockton, TracySan Mateo County: All Cities, Millbrae, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San FranciscoSanta Barbara County: All Cities, BuelltonSanta Clara County: All Cities, Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, SunnyvaleSanta Cruz County: All Cities, Santa CruzShasta County: All Cities, Anderson, Cottonwood, Redding, Shasta LakeSiskiyou County: All Cities, Mount ShastaSolano County: All Cities, Dixon, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville, VallejoSonoma County: All Cities, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, WindsorStanislaus County: All Cities, Ceres, Modesto, RiverbankSutter County: All Cities, Yuba CityTehama County: All Cities, Red BluffTulare County: All Cities, Tulare, VisaliaYolo County: All Cities, West Sacramento
Check out our Daily Stats - Read the Latest News and Updates to LOTV!

2,069,204 Visitors Since 1999. 19,418 Visitors in 2015 (Thanksgiving to New Years only)

November 2015 - The House of the Day "winners" are posted here.

November 2015:At least 4 houses from this website will be featured on ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" this December. They have new hosts, and its going to be exciting.

For the 3rd year in a row, ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" is using our expertise and recommendations to find spectacular displays for the next season of the TV show.

SFGate posted an article about some of the wonderful displays on this website 12/12/14

Sacramento News Radio KFBK interviewed Alex Dourov live on 12/12/14 (2:15 min)

CBS Radio station KCBS-San Francisco interviewed Alex Dourov live on 12/12/2014 (4:06 min)

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).

This website is a community service provided by Alex Dourov, Utkaduck Design. It costs hundreds of dollars each year to bring this site to you. Please consider a small donation to help offset the cost to help offset the costs that are incurred each year in maintaining and updating this site.

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.

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