Martinez has incredible holiday spirit and our town celebrates with pizzazz. We might have more fantastic light displays per square mile than anywhere else in the East Bay. What a wonderful tradition to pile into the family SUV with cookies and hot cocoa and cruise the neighborhoods looking at the wonder exhibitions created by our friends and neighbors. Here is a guide to some of the best Christmas light extravaganzas around Martinez.
- 190 Escondido Dr., Off Morello and Morello Heights at the top of Escondido and Gilrix
- Laurel Ct off of Pleasant Hill Rd East, between Alhambra Way and Nancy Boyd Park.
- 225 Valley Glen Ln. Off of Alhambra Ave after Forest Hills but before Elderwood. Bring a pair of new socks to donate to the homeless.
- 503 Isabel Drive. Off of Elderwood, which connects Alhambra and Morello. Near the Morello end of Elderwood, turn on BernardWay, then a quick left on Isabel.
- The corner of Castro & Henrietta, next to City Hall, is a beautiful home elegantly lined in blue/green lights, with a hidden creature in lights on the front rail.
- The Grinch house on Forsythia Way. Off Morello take Midhill all the way up to Forsythia.
- Hospice Tree of Lights on Morello between Midhill and Hwy 4. Stately oak in the center of Morello covered in sponsored lights placed by Hospice commemorating departed loved ones.
- Shell Clubhouse off of Pacheco on your way downtown has a Winter Wonderland of illuminated decorations.
As you are connecting the dots, check out Main Street in all its Christmas livery; the Santa House on Main Street; Center Ave has reports of good holiday cheer; and the neighbors in Westaire try to out do one another every year. For more amazing light displays around the County, check out the Lights of the Valley website.
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