Tag: christmas

  • Getting into the mood

    Details about the how and why on the original YouTube post.

  • Father Christmas 2016

    Father Christmas 2016

    Each year the guys on my block take turns dressing up as Father Christmas and sit out on a sled in the median on our street asking kids who line up each night between 6:30 and 8 chatting about their hopes and dreams for Christmas morning. It’s a tradition that goes back to the 30’s […]

  • Christmas Eve 2014

    Christmas Eve 2014

    Thompson Avenue was its usual carnival of lights this year as the neighborhood lit itself up and residents prepared to greet the thousands of people that came to walk our street, see the lighting displays, and of course visit with Santa. Each December, all of the dudes on the block volunteer to play Santa Claus […]

  • Christmas Tree Lane

    Over the weekend I got to play dream maker again. Each December, my street transforms itself into a carnival of lights. Each house on the 3200 block of Thompson Avenue in Alameda drapes itself in lights including the big pine trees down the center isle. This is a tradition that has been going on since […]