Tucked away just off of Santa Rita Road at 3671 Chelsea Court in Pleasanton, CA Bob and Sue Widmer have built a strong reputation over the past four decades for wowing Tri-Valley residents with their Christmas lights, games, scenes, and other fantastically imaginative creations. Every Christmas since 1980, the Widmers have transformed their happy home into “Widmer World” with the help of friends and other family members. Visiting Widmer World brings back memories of the uber-festive and charmingly decorated Griswold Family Home in the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Some of the highlights of Widmer World over the past few years include Disney Alley, Arctic Penguin Scene with Snow, Electronic Light Shows, Toy Shop with Snowy and the Drifters, The Nativity, Candy Shoppe, Reindeer Coin Toss, Train Town, Widmer World Theatre, and Santa’s Golfland.
Santa Claus will be making a special appearance at Widmer World on Friday, December 23rd from 6:00PM-8:00PM for complimentary photos with kids.
“Decorating has involved all of our family and takes hundreds of hours to prepare the scenery for our December opening,” share the Widmers on their website. “We normally start repairs and painting in July and start working on the back yard scenes in early November.”
“This place puts all the other light displays to shame! This is not a place to drive by, you must get out of the car and walk around the side yard to see all the amazing displays,” shared Chris K. of Dublin in his Yelp review.
Visiting Widmer World this year could even help win $100,000 for the Pleasanton Unified School District. Visitors simply need to check out the home and then vote for Widmer World in the Patch Deck the House contest. “Your vote could just make us the winner,” wrote the Widmers