FRESNO, Calif. (KGPE/KSEE) – Be sure to put on your walking shoes, warm clothes, blankets, and hot cocoa ready, as Christmas Tree Lane announced on Thursday, “walk only” nights are returning on Dec. 2.
Since 1920, homes along Van Ness Avenue have been decked out with Christmas lights and decorations every Christmas season.
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A caravan of classic cars took the inaugural trip down Christmas Tree Lane on Thursday night amid a steady rainfall, kicking off the 100th year of the Fresno tradition.
Organizers of the annual event extended the invitation to several car clubs in the area and had anticipated more than 50 cars to start the holiday season, which now runs 6 p.m. nightly through Christmas.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Rain or Shine, one of Fresno’s oldest holiday traditions kicked off Thursday night. Christmas Tree Lane returned for the 100th year on Van Ness Avenue. The rainy weather did not put a damper on the tradition. Classic cars made their way down the lane to celebrate the 100th year.
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FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — This year marks 100 years of lights, family fun, and tradition at Fresno’s Christmas Tree Lane.
In honor of celebrating a century of colorful Christmas lights and holiday decorations down Van Ness Blvd, Christmas Tree Lane is releasing commemorative hoodies and t-shirts.
You can learn more about the items, here, and the deadline to purchase the t-shirt or hoodie is Nov.13. The Lane says you can expect your items to arrive on Dec. 1.
Christmas Tree Lane will open on Dec. 1 and will run Sunday through Thursday 6-10 p.m. and 6 p.m. through 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Those interested in checking out Christmas Tree Lane should enter on Shields Avenue and exit on Shaw right next to Fig Garden Village.
According to The Lane, no “walk-only nights” have been scheduled for the 2022 holiday season.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Homeowners in Fig Garden tell Action News they’re canceling the walk nights on Christmas Tree Lane this year.
The decision this week came partly because of concerns over COVID.
2022 is the 100th year homeowners will decorate the long stretch of Van Ness Avenue for the holidays.
But COVID forced them to cancel the popular walk nights in 2020 and they haven’t returned since.
Seven people who attended a homeowner’s association meeting Wednesday night tell us the group decided to not allow walkers in 2022.
They were concerned that they couldn’t strictly follow and enforce CDC COVID recommendations for an event with thousands of people, so they might be open to lawsuits.
Dean Alexander, who does a lot of the prep work for Christmas Tree Lane, tells us they’re still exploring avenues to bring back walk nights.
Organizers met with Fresno authorities and decided it would be too difficult to maintain social distancing during walk nights.
Fresno’s historic Christmas Tree Lane is set to open on December 1 this year, but there will be no walk nights. Every Christmas season, more than 100 homes and 300 Christmas trees along the stretch of Van Ness Blvd between Shields and Shaw Avenues are decked up with festive lights and decorations, attracting visitors from around the Central Valley. But this year, the traditional Walk-Only Nights during which the street is blocked to vehicles and people experience the sights on foot, will not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the rest of the story on ABC30’s website.
FRESNO, California (KGPE) – The most iconic street in the valley for the holiday season turned on its lights Tuesday.
Now in its 97th year, Christmas Tree Lane is bigger, better and brighter than ever. Walkers on the two-mile stretch of Van Ness Avenue know Christmas comes but once a year – and they certainly make it count. Read the rest of the story on the Your Central Valley website.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — It’s that time of year as Christmas Tree lane kicks off its first walk night of the season! This is the 97th year for the long-standing tradition. The music is playing and more than 100 homes are all lit up to welcome folks down the lane. See this video on ABC30’s website.
Christmas Tree Lane’s 97th Anniversary began with a walk-night for the public with vehicles barred from driving along Van Ness Avenue on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 in Fresno. Second walk-night is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 11. See the video on Fresno Bee’s website.