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Christmas Lights Walk in Sunnyvale's Lakewood Area

Lights in the Rose Garden area turned out to be almost non-existent; hours of searching online for great light-seeing spots didn't turn up as much as it has in past years. Maybe it's the economy; maybe it's the approaching December 21st End-of-the-World date.

Thus we've planned a nice exercise walk past some pleasantly-decorated (probably not award-winning, but very pleasant) homes to 666 Lakefair Drive, one of the highlights listed on Lights of the Valley. Returning through just a bit of Lakewood Park, we'll end up with coffee, wine or tiramisu at Giovanni's Pizzeria, which is pleasantly decorated for Christmas and has plenty of space for us.

Several of the streets we'll walk on are well lit; others not so much, and sidewalks in some places are uneven. You MIGHT want to bring a flashlight, or someone to hold hands with.

The site for Giovannis is www.giovannisnypizza.com

If you're coming to the walk straight from work, stop in for supper, and then walk it off with us. We will gather just OUTSIDE Giovanni's at 7:00, returning there after the walk for drinks or dessert.

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  • Auri

    Fun walk ... with good company ... taking in the spirit of the season!

    December 14, 2012

  • Kathleen

    The neighborhood was not super-decorated, but there were plenty of pleasant places and a couple of more decorated houses. Nice exercise walk, pleasant lights and great company!

    December 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    it was very nice walk with good people!

    December 13, 2012

  • maimai

    any pictures?

    December 13, 2012

  • Nanci

    Nice easy walk with friendly folks! Thanks for saving the best for last!

    December 12, 2012

  • Valorie

    my repairman showed up late..and is still not done. I am really sorry to cancel last minute, but I will never make it on time now.:o(

    December 12, 2012

  • David L.

    Sorry about backing out so late, but I'm feeling really burned out tonight and don't have the energy to do the walk.

    December 12, 2012

  • Pat F.

    Sorry to be backing out of this walk at the last moment but will be unable to attend this evening. So that leaves two spots open to others who may be interested.

    December 12, 2012

  • Debbie

    Waitlist please. thanks

    December 7, 2012

  • Valorie

    If a spot opens up I would like to attend. I have never been in this area at night before.

    December 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to attend, if it is at all possible please let me know. Thanks

    December 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What kind of planned activities and where will they be?

    November 20, 2012

    • Kathleen

      The main "plan" was that if we're either at someone's house or a coffee shop for hot beverages afterwards, having our furry friends there could be problematic.

      December 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hmmm... I suppose everyone has a picture in their minds of ideal walking and looking at Christmas lights conditions... no disrespect intended but my picture didn't include dogs or children... of course everyone loves their own but I'm a bit particular about how well-behaved other people's are and I'm the newbie here, so if this is going go be a dog/kid centered event I'll back out and try another activity sometime.

    November 10, 2012

    • Kathleen

      Karen, we agree -- I love dogs, but walking with them in a good-sized group on dark sidewalks sounds like trouble in the making.

      December 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are dogs allowed?

    November 9, 2012

    • Ron B.

      No dogs. Part of the planned activities (which we haven't mentioned yet) wouldn't work with dogs--sorry!

      November 19, 2012

    • Debbie

      I absolutely LOVE dogs. But a large group of people walking. In the dark. On not so wide sidewalks. With doggies & leashes. Not a good mix. Just askling for someone to trip, or worse ~ injury to your little pooch.

      December 2, 2012

  • Nanci

    I don't see a wait list. If a spot opens up, please let me know. Would love to see you and Ron again soon!

    November 17, 2012

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