90th Annual Christmas Tree Lane
1 - Dec. 25, 2012
(No vehicles allowed)
|Saturday, December 1 and
Tuesday, December 11
||Sun - Th, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Lights will be shut off at 10 p.m.
Fri - Sat, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Lights will be shut off at 11 p.m.
|Donations benefit the lighting, refurbishment and maintenance of Christmas Tree Lane. Christmas Tree Lane is a non-profit
event that depends on donations from the community.
to our prior partners who worked behind the scenes
to make Christmas Tree Lane happen:
- Fresno City Police Department
- The California Highway Patrol
- The Fig Garden Homeowners Association
- The Fresno County Sheriff's Department
- Fresno High Marching Band
- Lane Coordinator Dean Alexander
- Tree Fresno
- Shawn Caglia
- Boy Scout Troop 95
- Catron Contracting
Nights belong to walkers only. On
those days, Van Ness Boulevard is closed to vehicles
from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
lane tour of old-fashioned displays is free. Donations
are appreciated along the lane to help pay the cost of
installing the lights along county property, which takes
three months of professional labor by a hard-working guy
named Shawn Caglia. The non-profit lane project is supported
the opening night of Christmas Tree Lane, which is located
on Van Ness Blvd between Shields Ave and Shaw Ave in Fresno,
California, millions of lights are turned on at 6:00
p.m. and remain lit until 10:00 p.m. Some 140 homes and
300 trees are decorated and the display spans nearly two
miles. The free event is sponsored by the Fig Garden Homeowners
access Christmas Tree Lane from Shields and drive north
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday. From 6 p.m. to 11
p.m. Friday and Saturday. During these times, traffic on
Van Ness is northbound only.
Lights will shut off at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. respectively. Please plan your trip accordingly.
Tree Lane celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2012, making
it one of the longest-running holiday events nationwide.
began in 1920 with the decoration of a single tree in
the memory of a child who died. The lane went dark in
1941 [wartime restrictions] and 1973 [energy crisis].
lane has made the Washington Post as a holiday tradition.
coordinators have improved energy efficiency with better
wiring, cutting power requirements by nearly 50 percent
over the past eight years.
than 100,000 people visit Christmas Tree Lane each year.