One of the highlights during the holiday season here in the San Joaquin Valley is Christmas Tree Lane, which extends for many blocks along Van Ness Boulevard in Fresno’s Old Fig Garden. For 90 years residents on this street have decked out their homes in lights and amazing displays. Last night was the opening of this annual tradition, and the street was thankfully closed to traffic, open only to pedestrians, baby strollers and canines. The only other night where Christmas Tree Lane is closed to cars this year is on Tuesday, December 11th; if you happen to be in the area, it is worth taking a walk along what I think is one of the most beautiful streets in the U.S.

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Christmas Tree Lane's next night for pedestrians only is December 11

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Even Whiskey had some fun along the LED lights along Christmas Tree Lane

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No, it's not Vegas, it's Christmas Tree Lane, Fresno

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.