We are so lucky to have several extraordinary houses near us that go all out on the Christmas decorations for everyone to enjoy.
Above is Nisja's Bear House, located at 383 Quietwood Drive in San Rafael. The entire yard is decorated with lights and moving figurines that all compete for your attention while a train zooms here and there. Just around the corner...
...is our favorite - Linda's Snow Village - which less about a decorated house and more about a big glass box in a woman's driveway, housing a miniature electrical town. Located at 563 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael.
We were told by Linda's daughter that the town changes every year, depending on what items are unpacked, and which ones are not. There were so many wonderful details this time - like the little tear-drop trailer above, and the garage sale below.
Here the train rushes past a little farm. :D
The Mickey Mouse House, located at 417 Blackstone Drive, San Rafael, would make even Walt Disney proud!
The entire yard is illuminated with non-Mickey items, but peek through the large garage windows and you'll see where this place gets its name.
Contemplating the repeated set-up and tear-down of all these houses, year after year is completely overwhelming to me. But at the same time I'm forever grateful to those that do it for the rest of us all to enjoy!