Things To Do In Vacaville
STROLL OR DRIVE DOWN THESE TWO FESTIVE STREETS IN VACAVILLE AND BE SWEPT INTO A WORLD OF LIGHTS, CHRISTMAS MUSIC, AND HOLIDAY SPIRIT!
Candy Cane Lane and Lollipop Lane, also known as Arlene Dr. and Shady Glen Ave. boast some of the most spectacular holiday lights around! Residents along these two streets go to great lengths to make their displays bigger, brighter, and more festive than anywhere else in town.
Walk or drive these roads to partake in the merriment that has earned Vacaville it’s spot among the “Most Festive Holiday Towns”. A popular holiday stop for visitors from all over California, and especially the Bay Area and Sacramento, the festive displays at Candy Cane Lane and Lollipop Lane are a shining example of Vacaville’s community spirit. The residents even hold a canned food drive to benefit one of the local food banks.
If you choose to visit Candy Cane Lane and Lollipop Lane on foot, parking is abundant on Fruitvale Road, where a small walking trail will lead you straight to Arlene Drive. The trail is not well lit, so be ready to whip out your phone or flashlight for some extra illumination!
You can also catch a free ride on select dates by joining City Coach's Holiday Lights Tour! With pickups from two different locations, it's easy to enjoy a free and accessible view of the lights using Vacaville's public transit system.
When does Candy Cane Lane and Lollipop Lane start? It can vary a bit from year to year, but visitors are encouraged to enjoy the sights from December 1st on, and the decorations are at their best after dark. Because this is a residential area, though, please be respectful to homeowners by not visiting after 10 pm, and keep in mind that the residents go to great lengths and personal expense to put on this amazing show. Be a good visitor by staying off private lawns and driveways and not littering.
If you choose to drive, please be cautious and go slowly. Many families walk the area with little ones and it can be difficult to see pint-sized pedestrians in the dark. Well-mannered pets are welcome to partake in the fun, but please keep them on a leash and pick up after them.