Bob’s World is an institution when it comes to cool light displays in Pleasanton, but we hadn’t ever actually seen it in person until recently. We stumbled upon its brilliance (Take Paseo Santa Cruz off Valley to 2612 Calle Reynoso–you can’t miss it), and it’s now our new favorite holiday lights display. It’s just so sweet and innocent, even if it is a little weird for a former Midwesterner like myself to see lit up polar bears on a green lawn with a snow machine spewing little white stuff everywhere, much to the delight of the kids.
Even weirder were the Livermore Harley bikers who rolled up to the suburban wonderland, one of them toting a fully lit Christmas tree on his ride and bags of treats for the little ones. Ah yes, nothing says holidays like leftover Halloween candy dolled out by a Harley guy in a Santa suit.
“Mommy, there are two Santas,” said one little girl, clearly confused by the clash of the Bob’s World santa and the Harley santa.
But the holiday spirit was there for sure. Even if the real snow isn’t. For tons of holiday light listings, visit Lights of the Valley or check out our interactive map on our special holiday Web page.