In Sacramento, the first place people think of when talking about impressive Christmas lights is the Fab 40’s. In what has long been a holiday tradition, the area’s majestic historic homes really get to show off with dazzling light displays. In case you haven’t made it out there already this year, the week leading up to Christmas is definitely prime time.
While vehicles are certainly allowed to wander up and down the streets (40th-49th, between J Street and Folsom Blvd.), at least the most heavily illuminated stretches are best appreciated on foot–or by horse-drawn carriage. That way you can take your time to enjoy the lights without holding up traffic and really feel the Christmas-y vibe all around you. So bundle up, grab your thermos of hot cocoa and get ready to ooh and ahh.