There are lots of things I love about the holiday season. I love giving presents and I love Christmas music and I love Christmas trees. One of the things I really love is Christmas lights. And one of my favorite places to go see Christmas lights is Picardy Drive out by Mills College.
Even without the lights, Picardy Drive is a really adorable little street, where all the houses are that storybook style. But around Christmas time, it gets especially awesome.
Not only does every house on the street get all decked out in lights, but the neighbors also string lights between all the houses. I think it’s really sweet.
I really wish I had better pictures for you, but Christmas lights really are not the easiest thing to photograph, especially on a not-so-super camera. You can view more photos of Picardy Drive at Christmas here, but really, none of the pictures do justice to the adorable display the street puts together. So really you should just go and see it for yourself.
Picardy Drive is located between 55th and Seminary out by…okay, I can’t really give directions cause I don’t drive. Here’s a map.
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If you want to read more about Picardy Drive, the following links may be of interest to you.
- 2005 San Francisco Chronicle article about Picardy Drive architect Walter W. Dixon
- 2002 San Francisco Chronicle article about the documentary about Picardy Drive
- 1997 Examiner story about the Picardy Drive light show
- 2008 San Francisco Chronicle story about the Christmas light tradition on Picardy Drive
- Picardy Drive documentary website
- Statement from filmmaker about the making of the Picardy Drive documentary
- More photos of Picardy Drive on Flickr
- Post about Picardy Drive Christmas lights on Picardy Project, a blog written by residents of the street that chronicles the renovations they’re doing on their adorable storybook house