Christmas Tree Lane, a Palo Alto tradition, continues through Dec. 31

Palo Alto's Christmas Tree Lane.

By the Daily Post staff

Christmas Tree Lane, where motorists or pedestrians travel down a street with lights and decorations, is open every night through Dec. 31.

Now in its 81st year, residents on the 1700 and 1800 blocks of Fulton Street will welcome visitors from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The street is lined with 72 small Douglas Firs and decorations that have been passed down by homeowners, and the city has changed the street lamp covers from white to red.

The tradition started from a conversation over a game of bridge in 1940. The exhibition usually attracts thousands of onlookers.

Last year, Christmas Tree Lane was open to cars only because of public health orders stemming from the Covid pandemic. This year, visitors can walk down the street again.

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