News Bulletin

Thursday May 25, 2023

Grand Opening:

Deacon Dave’s Christmas Display, 2023, 40th Anniversary of the Christmas Display will open

Friday December 1, 2023.

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

The location of Deacon Dave’s residence (Casa del Pomba (Portuguese for “House of the Dove” is 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

Display Construction begins: Labor Day Weekend


Rumors, Rumors, Rumors:

Deacon Dave and many of the volunteers are asked by folks year- round “Is it true that this is the last year that the Deacon will be doing the display?”  The answer is always the same.  The Rumor is FALSE!  We do wonder who starts such rumors?


Another Rumor is that the Deacon has died and the crew of volunteers are doing the display one last time in memory of the Rev. Deacon.  AGAIN FALSE!  THE DEACON IS VERY MUCH ALIVE AND KICKING!  RUMORS, RUMORS, RUMORS!


Rumors circulating this year with the above mentioned, is that Deacon Dave has retired from doing the Christmas Displays.  AGAIN FALSE!  The Deacon retired from a business owned for 53 years.  He continues to do limited ministry at St. Michael Catholic Church.  He continues to be the Chaplain to the Young Ladies Institute and Catholic Daughters of America.  He is on various ministry committees, and is deacon at the Sunday evening 5 p.m. Mass. Deacon recently completed a series of short videos for the 150 Anniversary of St. Michael Parish in Livermore, called “And did you know?”  As a fourth generation of Livermore, Deacon Dave has a passion for the history of Livermore and St. Michael Parish.


Deacon Dave began the Christmas Display in 1982, the year he was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church.  That would make 2023 the 41st Anniversary Year.

HOWEVER, the Covid year that everything was closed down, there was not a display.  So, with confusion set aside, 2023 is the 40th Christmas Display and we will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Christmas Displays.


Proposal Bridge:

Christmas Season 2022 at the Christmas Display, brought the number of marriage proposals on the Famous Proposal Bridge under the Christmas Lights over the years to 79.  Some years there are No Proposals and other years there are from one to as many as 4 in a season.


Last years Light Count:  785, 800

Each year the Light Count goes up slightly.  The Big Question?  When will we reach 800,000?

Will it be this year?  Next year?  Or the year after?