We just got back from touring the most amazing Christmas lights. We went to two houses in two cities and while both displays were overwhelming in their size and detail they were also completely different. We started out in Novato and then checked out a house in Rohnert Park. Both of these cities are along the 101 and would be on your way home if you spent the day wine tasting in Sonoma County and live in San Francisco, the South or East Bay Area.The Robeiro family not only decorate the outside of their house – they decorate the inside, too! While the front yard display is impressive, the inside is magical. This is the 18th year the family has opened their door to strangers to the delight of young and old. There is an angel themed room, one that portrays a religious procession from their home town in the Azores, Portugal and a miniature Christmas village that is more like a city! Setup begins in September and you can certainly see why! The second house we visited was in Rohnert Park. The Weaver family currently has just about every cartoon and Disney character you can imagine decorating their home. Scott Weaver draws and paints them on plywood himself and is so prolific they’ve spilled over to the other homes in their cul-de-sac. An actual waterfall, sleigh for picture taking, bubble machine (for “snow”) and miniature Christmas village in the decked out garage complete the scene.
Want to check them out yourself? The Weaver family’s lights are on through December 31st. You have until January 6th to see the Robeiros’ amazing display. Happy Holidays!