Santa will be approaching Fulton Street chimneys, reindeer will be landing on the lawn, snowmen will be "singing" in a row as Christmas Tree Lane lights up Fulton Street, between Embarcadero Road and Seale Avenue in Palo Alto, on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Home-decor lights will be on, and car headlights should be off (fog/parking lights OK), to view the lights and decorations daily from 5 to 11 p.m. through Dec. 31.
While many will choose to stroll and carol, others will be driving slowly (note: two-way traffic), being careful to let strollers cross the street.
Christmas Tree Lane has been a continuous Palo Alto tradition since 1940, when it was conceived over a bridge table -- with blackouts only during World War II and later during the 1973 energy crisis. At that time trees were decorated with red plastic bows topped by a silver star.
Visitors may park along nearby residential streets.
More information is available at www.ChristmasTreeLane.org.