The tree is now up and the decorations are coming along quickly. The lighting festivities will take place Sunday night. You see the Christmas joy spreading throughout the Island. Each year, Balboa Island residents spend countless hours putting up thousands of Christmas lights on their home.
Lights have always been a Christmas symbol, with fires and candles being an important part of celebrations throughout history. Many favorite holiday tradition start by unpacking that box out of the attic filled with nothing more than strands of Christmas lights.  It’s a great way to spend time with your family or someone else whose company you enjoy.
We are still needing judges for the Christmas Home Lights.  If you are interested, please contact Laura @ 949-500-6418.  Ballets can also be picked up at HOM Real Estate.  The judging will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.  Laura and the judges will make any tie breaker decision on Monday, December 14.  The Sign and Trophies will be awarded by Wednesday, December 16.
Holiday Home Tour is Sunday, December 13, from 11 am until 4 pm.  It’s not too late to get your ticket.  This year we have eight unique and different homes on the tour ranging from charming beach cottages to large bay front homes. Each home will be uniquely decorated for the holidays.  A Head Docent has been assigned to each of the homes with a team of docents trained to host guests as they visit each of the homes. The Home Tour is sponsored by the Balboa Island Improvement Association.
This year when you hang your Christmas lights, think about how lucky you are. Imagine if they hadn’t yet been invited and you had to arrange each individual candle.