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This evening if you visit the neighborhood just east of the North Berkeley BART station, you’ll see a labor of love by the residents. Between Berkeley Way, Rose Street, Grant, and California Streets, hundreds of luminaria, lanterns made from candles, paper bags, and sand, lining the sidewalks, extending for blocks.

Neighbors have collaborated to carry out this tradition for several years, every Christmas Eve that the weather permits.

The residents ask that if you stop by to enjoy the lights, that you please park your car and stroll, rather than doing a drive-by.

Text by By Becca Freed. Photos by Lucie Moses.

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