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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 372 Houses (200 confirmed for 2017), in 129 Cities, in 35 Counties.

2017 is our 19th year of the best Christmas displays in Northern 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. Due to expansion, its now called

NOTE: The LOTV site always Goes Live on the Friday After Thanksgiving Day
and "Closes" on New Years Day.
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2,948,521 Visitors Since 1999. (Thanksgiving to New Years only)

December 2016: The Van Gent family of Redding whose house has been a feature on this website for many years, are the Grand Prize winners of ABCs The Great Christmas Light Fight.
Check out their display!

For the 4th 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).

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