Novato, California: Out-of-Control Christmas House Team Field Report

Rombeiro Christmas House

34 Devonshire Dr., Novato, CA
US Hwy 101 to San Marin Dr. heading west. Turn left onto Novato Blvd. then left onto Eucalyptus Ave., right on Devonshire Dr. around the curve and it will be on the right.
Seasonal, Daily 6-10 pm Dec-Jan.
Free, donation.
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Christmas House.

Out-of-Control Christmas House
A holiday-crazed home buried in Christmas cheer and open to the public, including the rooms inside. Report... [12/24/2008]

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Christmas House.

Out-of-Control Christmas House

The Rombeiro Family was back for another season sharing their insane holiday decoration display indoors and outside their home. Earlier in the year it seemed threatened by a serious health incident with family patriarch Edmundo. But the house was back in full-electricity sipping splendor for December 2018. Edmundo, who wears a full Santa suit and beard, could be found in the kitchen, where he dispensed holiday greetings while other Rombeiros handed out free candy canes.

The crowds were huge this year, perhaps due to publicity of the Rombeiro house competing in ABC-TV's "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

[ Team, 12/25/2018]

Prepping for the season.

Out-of-Control Christmas House: Prepping

We spotted the Rombeiro family hard at work in their front yard, positioning plastic elves and stringing Christmas lights in a knobby, leafless tree. It's all part of getting the Out-of-Control Christmas House prepped for its fans by December 1st. The Rombeiros throw open their doors for daily self-guided walkthroughs. We recognized statuary from previous visits -- the Magi clustered with snowmen, the lit-from-within carolers; the density should increase over the next few weeks. Inside their home, Mr. Rombeiro -- who has a natural Santa beard -- promises new arrangements and displays!

[ Team, 11/12/2012]

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