Christmas lights in Berkeley bring cheer

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It’s that time of year again: Christmas lights are going up around the Bay Area.

Some even looked like giant coronavirus molecules.

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On Fourth St. in Berkeley, some people come just for the lights. One passerby said of the ambiance: "I like the lights, and the music combined with all the colors."

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Another admirer of the display: "We actually came here specifically because this is the place I thought of for Christmas lights." A little further towards the hills, on Monterrey and Hopkins, residential lights draw onlookers as well.

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A few miles away on the Arlington, people stop their cars to peek out at brightly lit front yards.

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