COMING SOON - DISPLAY OPENS DEC. 2nd

Grand Opening:

The 2022 39th Annual “Deacon Dave’s Christmas Display” will OPEN FRIDAY DECEMBER 2ND.  

Opening Ceremonies will begin a6 6:30 p.m. with the Annual Christmas Procession down Hillcrest Ave. in Livermore.

The location of Deacon Dave’s, Casa del Pomba (Portuguese for “House of the Dove.” 352 Hillcrest Ave. Livermore, Ca. 94550

 

Hours for the Display:

Sunday thru Thursday:  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday:  6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Note:  Display Subject to Close if High Winds or Heavy Rains.


Thank you:

Rev. Deacon Dave extends a blessing of thanks to Russ Duguid a long-time member of the Christmas Display Team.  Russ and his wife will be moving out of State. Russ was born and raised in Livermore.

 

Casa del Pomba Grounds:

One of the many questions people ask, is how large is the property & grounds?  Deacon’s Grandmother & Grandfather purchased acreage on Hillcrest Ave. upon selling their ranch on North Livermore Ave, once named Beck Road.  Hillcrest Ave. was a one lane road ending at the Barber Chicken Ranch.  The ranch produced eggs for commercial sale.  The Wilber Ranch was directly across the street from the current residence of Deacon Dave.

Deacon’s Grandparents built their home on the property.  After Deacon’s Grandmother sold off some of the property to the developers, what remained was just under one acre.  Deacon Dave

designed meditation gardens on the property including the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.  The various doves, pheasants, pigeons, duck, chickens and other animals were “Grandfathered In”, when the City of Livermore requested Deacon’s Grandmother to donate property to widen Hillcrest Ave.  and annex to the City of Livermore.  There is a City Restriction on the number of certain Birds a residence can have.  The Birds and animals were pre-existing and Grandma said that she would donate the property to widen the road and annex to the City, only if the Birds and animals were protected forever.  No restriction exists for the House of the Dove due to the “Grandfather” clause.  Generations of Birds and animals have been raised on the property by the Deacon.  Deacon’s Show Pigeons have won 380 awards at various County Fairs.  Deacon no longer takes his Show Pigeons to the Fairs.  The meditation gardens are peaceful with waterfalls, Koi fish pond with a covered bridge and the peaceful sounds of doves.  The Deacon has planted shrubs and flowers to attract Humming Birds, Butterflies and Honey Bees.

 

TV – THE GREAT LIGHT FIGHT:

Every year the show contacts Rev. Deacon to encourage him to compete on the Christmas Display Show.  The Deacon’s statement “I am not doing the Christmas Display to compete.  We are doing it for the people who visit.  Keeping the Spirit of Christmas alive is the goal of our dedicated volunteer team.

 

SECURITY CAMERAS EQUIPMENT:

Due to the large grounds and buildings and the Christmas Display, state of the art security systems and alarms have been installed.  This includes back generators should there every be a power outage.  With technology constantly changing regarding security systems, there is a constant need to keep up-dating the system with new up-grades.  For every camera the public can see, there are two or three, that are completely hidden and out of sight.

 

CHAPEL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

The Chapel of the Holy Spirit is often called the jewel of Casa del Pomba. The Chimes ring out at 12 noon and 7 p.m. daily.  During the Christmas Season, the Chimes ring out Christmas Tunes at 7 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.  Due to the Meditation Gardens and Quiet areas, the Chapel is not open to the public.

 

WHEN DID WE BEGIN BUILDING THIS YEAR’S DISPLAY?

Construction of the Buildings of this years Christmas display began Labor Day weekend.  The Building Volunteers work only on Saturday.  The Christmas Light Crew started putting up lights October 1st.  As usual This years Theme is a Secret until the opening ceremonies on December 2nd.