Livermore Home Has 345,000 Christmas Lights

A home in Livermore is among the brightest in the United States

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Dec 6, 2012  |  Updated 11:26 AM PDT
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The Christmas lights at the home of Deacon Dave Rezendes in Livermore.

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Can you see Casa Del Pomba from space? Maybe, but it's much better to witness the home with 345,000 Christmas lights -- quite possibly a world record -- from close up.

Some 40,000 visitors are expected at the home of Deacon Dave Rezendes at 352 Hillcrest Avenue in Livermore, according to the Contra Costa Times. There, workers toiled beginning on Labor Day to set up 345,000 lights -- powered by a special amp set up by PG&E -- to ring in the holiday season.

Rezendes, a deacon at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Livermore, has set up the lights every year since 1982, though only in recent decades has the display become so large.

In addition to the 345,000 lights, the house has 44 Christmas trees, a model train, a nativity scene, and a bridge where couples propose to one another, the newspaper reported. Every year the display has a theme; this year, it's "Elfland," the newspaper reported.

The lights are open for people to walk around and view from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The display is open on Christmas. Jan. 1 is the last day.

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