Fresno’s Christmas Tree Lane returns. Here’s when you can walk the boulevard.

Fresno’s famed two-mile Christmas light display is bringing back pedestrian-only walk nights twice this season. Here’s when.

After years of cars-only traffic to view Fresno’s Christmas Tree Lane, the two-mile stretch of Van Ness Boulevard in central Fresno will reopen to pedestrians for two nights in 2023, celebrating its 101st year showcasing Christmas spirit.

The bright lights: Christmas Tree Lane will formally launch with lighting on Saturday, Dec. 2 with the lane’s first walk-only night since 2019.


  • Christmas Tree Lane will also host a walk-only night on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • The lane will remain lit each night between Dec. 2 and 25, with lights displayed from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • The mass light display, which is produced by neighbors on Van Ness Boulevard, is funded by donations. Residents and visitors wishing to support Christmas Tree Lane may make donations online or during their trip down the lane at kiosks.

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