Festival of Lights

A look at some of the most spectacularly decorated holiday homes in San Francisco and on the Peninsula

Doug Engmann

2724 Pacific Ave., San Francisco

Engmann and his family have had their Victorian decorated with lights for at least 20 years, but this time they chose to take their display up to an elaborate new level. “We outlined the Victorian features of the house — and the trees, too — with lots of lights. It was fun,” said Engmann, who is honorary S.F. consul for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. He is particularly pleased with a new touch: a big, lit-up Santa behind the house that is visible from Moscone Field and the Bay.

Don’t miss: The first-time display of the big Santa.

The downturn persists

Examiner analysis reveals that San Francisco’s economy has a long road to recovery

Local startup raises billions of dollars to reverse the aging process

Fountain of Youth firm will start with mice, is Jeff Bezos next?