Christmas Tree Lane

On the opening night of Christmas Tree Lane, which is located on N Van Ness Blvd between Shields Ave and Shaw Ave in Fresno, California, millions of lights are turned on at 6:00 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 Association and donations from the public.

Q – Is there a cost?
A – Christmas Tree Lane accepts donations. There is a cost for the shuttle buses on walk nights. More information can be found on Tree Fresno’s website.

Q – Can dogs walk The Lane?
A – Yes but please use a leash.  Dogs can walk on any night including walk nights.  It is also common courtesy to cleanup after them.

Q – Can I walk on The Lane during a non-walk night?
A – Yes

Q – Can I ride my bicycle on The Lane?
A – Yes.  You can ride your bicycle on any night.

Q – Where is parking for walking The Lane?
A – The largest parking area is located on the Northeast corner of Shaw and Palm.  This would be in the Fig Garden shopping / financial area. There is also on the street parking where allowed along the lane on the side streets.

Q – Can I drive my bus, RV, large vehicle on The Lane?
A – Yes but please be considerate of the other smaller vehicles.

Q – When are the walk only nights?
A – Opening night, December the 2nd and December the 12th are the walk nights for 2017.

Q – Will the walk only nights be postponed for weather?
A – No.  Sorry to say but the walk only nights go on as scheduled.

Q – When is the last night?
A – The last night The Lane will be opened in 2017 is Dec 25th.

2500000 Lights
140 Houses
123456 Visitors
95 Years

Our History

Christmas Tree Lane began in 1920 with a single tree that was decorated to honor a child who had passed away. The tradition has grown every year for almost 100 years and is a staple of Fresno’s holiday traditions.