Dazzling Displays Around Bay - Page 2

Holiday season ushers in twinkling lights, drive-thru light shows and new traditions
Fridays on the Homefront
'Holidays at Filoli' - Woodside

• In Woodside, experience the wonder of the magnificent Filoli House and Garden with a trip to the famous gardens, a National Trust Historic Site located on the slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains. This year, 'Holidays at Filoli' welcomes guests with enchanting music, wondrous visions, and festive libations from November 20, 2021 through January 2, 2002. Daytime admission $28 for adults; nighttime admission $38. Advance reservations required.

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'Garden of D'Lights' at Bancroft Garden - Walnut Creek

• In Walnut Creek, the Ruth Bancroft Garden and Nursery presents 'Garden of D'Lights,' a holiday light experience, they claim, "that will glow your mind!" The 3.5 acre garden has been transformed into a mesmerizing wonderland of lights, lasers, and impressive botanical light sculptures. Admission is $16-24 for adults and require timed entry with advance reservations.

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'Light at Sensorio' - Paso Robles

• If you're open to a little travel, head south to wine country Paso Robles for artist Bruce Munro's 'Light at Sensorio,' which includes 'Field of Light' and the new 'Light Towers.' Six-foot towers of more than 17,000 wine bottles are illuminated with fiber optics that are choregraphed to a musical score, an artist tribute to Paso Robles' legendary wine history. Open now through January 2, 2022. Adult tickets are $40. Reserve ahead as only a limited number of tickets are sold at the door.

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Six Flags' 'Holiday in the Park' - Vallejo

• Explore Six Flags' 14th Annual 'Holiday in the Park' in Vallejo. Step back in time and visit a Victorian Christmas Village with costumed characters. New for 2021, pose with a real penguin, or search the night skies for Santa's reindeer as you climb 150 feet on the 'Medusa' ride. There's fun, fudge, funnel cakes, and much more at Six Flags. Through January 2, 2022. Admission is $29 and up.

Before heading out to any of these events, be sure to check websites for guest guidelines and COVID safety protocols. Keep in mind that venues may be operating at reduced capacity, shortened hours, or requiring proof of vaccination or CDC-approved masks for adults.

Enjoy the festivities of the season. Here's hoping these holiday events bring whimsy and wonder to you and your family!