Brighten Up Bay Meadows, Brighten Up San Mateo

The lights are up in San Mateo’s Central Park for this holiday season so round up the family, grab a bite to-go and enjoy a festive evening picnic (outdoors or in your car).  Pack up the blankets, grab your favorite chocolate shake and add a brûléed marshmallow or pick-up your favorite chicken sandwich! Direct from home dining options are easy, as take out is available from ROAM in Bay Meadows Town Square or nearby Hillsdale Shopping Center.

Let’s get glowing, Bay Meadows! Brighten up your neighborhood nights with festive lights by participating in Brighten up San Mateo, a local Holiday Decoration Celebration! Deck the halls, decorate your home to the nines and register your home to create a wonderful driving route the community can enjoy safely this month. Be sure to tag us in your photos @baymeadowslife so we can re-share them!  And be kind, practice safety and remember to keep a mask handy and maintain physical distancing. Here are the details from the San Mateo site:

Brighten Up San Mateo! 

Let’s make a fun and festive drive-through route for San Mateo families to enjoy this holiday season! 2020 has brought new challenges, but we are San Mateo Strong and close the year out by bringing happiness to the faces of many children this year with wonderful holiday decorations!

Step 1: Decide!

Decide which category you want to sign-up in!

  • Front Yard/Exterior Decorations
  • Front Door Holiday Decorations
  • Interior Holiday Decorations

Step 2: Submit!

Submit your registration form and photo to Brandon at by end of day Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

Step 3: Enjoy!

Check back for special mentions, highlights by city staff, and browse through the interactive map (found here) to see where other festive homes are decorated!

Visit the main site for more.


Conveniently located between San Francisco and Palo Alto in San Mateo, Bay Meadows offers housing within walking distance of Caltrain. Ease of transportation is only one reason you’ll fall in love with Bay Meadows. Smartly-designed, high-quality new homes and apartments sit among 18 acres of open space, which includes parks, a community garden, public art, ball fields, bocce and basketball courts and a new playground. All this just a walk from Whole Foods, Blue Bottle Coffee, ROAM Artisan Burgers, Fieldwork Brewing Co., LIFT Fitness, Tin Pot Creamery, Bamboo Asia (Coming Soon), Hillsdale Shopping Center and more. Learn more about what Midurban life offers by following our Facebook page.