This weekend, I’m preparing for my annual outing to look at Christmas lights with my wife. Over the years, our tour has grown and changed — but we usually start at Christmas Tree Lane and finish in Clovis at Cindy Lane.
One recent addition to the list is the houses that synchronize their light displays to music.They use low-power FM transmitters to stream music to a radio station. Then passers-by tune in to listen to Christmas music while watching the light show.
This sorta thing grew in popularity after Miller Lite ran a commercial with a light display synced to a Trans Siberian Orchestra song. There are five houses locally doing it that I know about — including the one pictured above at 6047 N. Winchester Ave.
If you’re looking for something new to add to your light-looking journey, you could make your own tour:
- 1150 E. Sierra Ave. (east of First Street)
- 1189 Citadel Ave., Clovis, myclovischristmas.com. (Nees & Willow)
- 699 E. Blue Ridge Road. (Ft. Washington & Friant)
- 3026 San Gabriel Ave., Clovis (Locan, north of Gettysburg)
- 6047 N. Winchester Ave. (Bullard & Maroa)
Of note this weekend: The house on Citadel Avenue will be collecting money for the Marjaree Mason Center on Friday and Saturday. Volunteers will be out there serving up hot chocolate, and money raised goes to the local domestic violence shelter.
Below is a video (not shot by me) from the Sierra Avenue house.
[photo: Carrie Zulewski]
LOOKING FOR MORE CHRISTMAS-RELATED THINGS TO DO?
Check out The Bee’s guide to local Christmas events. This weekend brings us Fresno’s Christmas Parade, Winter Wonderland on the Fulton Mall, Zoo Lights, Holiday Fun in the Tower and more.
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