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Home front: Enjoy lights on Christmas Tree Lane, tour Hidden Villa's farm

Also: The holidays shift garbage and recycling schedules

A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including the 79th annual Christmas Tree Lane holiday light display and farm tours at Hidden Villa.

CHRISTMAS TREE LANE ... Neighbors along the 1700 and 1800 blocks of Fulton Avenue in Palo Alto have been making the holidays merry and bright for 79 years with a beloved neighborhood tradition of adorning their houses with lights and decorating yards with festive displays. Christmas Tree Lane will be lit 5-11 p.m. each night through Dec. 31. For more information, visit christmastreelane.org.

FARM TOURS ... Take a guided tour of Hidden Villa's farm and educational garden on Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. or Sunday, Dec. 22, 1 p.m. This family-friendly event offers a chance to meet some of the farm's residents up-close and learn about some of the products generated by the farm (such as wool from sheep). Cost to attend is $15 for all participants over the age of 2. HIdden Villa is located at 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Register at hiddenvilla.org or call 650-949-8650.

HOLIDAY GARBAGE COLLECTION ... During the weeks of Christmas and New Year's, GreenWaste of Palo Alto will be picking up garbage and recycling on a modified schedule. If your collection day falls on a holiday or on the days after, your collection day will shift to the following day for the rest of the week (if your collection day is Wednesday, for instance, GreenWaste will pick up your garbage and recycling on Thursday; if your collection day is Thursday, your pickup will be on Friday and so on). GreenWaste will resume its regular schedule the first week in January. For more information, visit cityofpaloalto.org or call 650-493-4894.

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