If you are looking for a little holiday twinkle, look no further than Crippsmas Place. For more than 40 years, this Fremont neighborhood has personified holiday cheer with thousands of lights and holiday characters.
Crippsmas Place was started in the 60’s by Robert “Spider” Cantley as a tribute to his late mother, who passed away from leukemia. Each year, immediately following Thanksgiving, local volunteers would spend their weekends working to turn their neighborhood into a fantastic holiday display. For a nominal donation, passer-by could be cheered by the lights and hand-painted decor and the proceeds benefitted LLS.
The tradition continues today. About 70-80 houses in the neighborhood particiate in the annual event, which has expanded to support several other charities including LLS, all in the spirit of giving.
Crippsmas Place opens this Saturday, December 10th and runs through the 25th. To view this wonderful holiday treat, turn west onto Nicolet Avenue from Fremont Boulevard and look for the cul-de-sacs of Asquith Place, Cripps Place, Wellington Place, and Nicolet Court. Free candy canes will be handed out on Wellington Place and charitable donations will be accepted there as well.
December 10 – 25
Monday – Thursday: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.