Welcome to Snowman Lane
The houses on Walnut Court, located just west of Doyle Park off Sonoma Avenue (map), boast one of the merriest Christmas displays in Santa Rosa. Almost all of the houses get into the spirit of the holidays, and a couple of them really go all out with handmade decorations with mechanized parts, bubble blowers, music, the works. But the road can get pretty packed, especially right before Christmas. Plus, it's a dead-end street. So chances are, you're not going to be able to just drive by quickly and glance out the window of your car. But that's just as well because it's worth it to get out, walk around, and get a close-up view. Here are some photos from Christmases past.