Volunteers needed! Join us on Saturday, November 25th, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. as we do ground prep for the Shadi Display, 7501 Moeser Lane in El Cerrito, CA. Wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and a rake or a shovel.


Dates: Sunday, December 10, 2017 through Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Time: The display lights go on at 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., daily.


7501 Moeser Lane in El Cerrito (near Seaview)

El Cerrito, CA


Local Map - Shadi Holiday Display

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The Shadi Holiday Display is a beloved tradition in El Cerrito, and it would not be possible without community volunteers. We need help with ground prep (Nov. 25th 9 to 11 am), display set up (Dec. 10th 9 to 11 am) and take down (Dec. 27th 9 to 11 am). For more info or to volunteer, call 510-524-9468.

We also invite you to serve as a volunteer “shepherd” or docent for the display—to greet visitors, answer questions, and share information. Shepherd shifts run from 5 – 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 – 10 p.m. nightly. For more info or to volunteer, email Donna Houser: donna.houser@alumni.berkeley.edu.


The Shadi Holiday Display has been a cherished Christmas tradition for children and families in El Cerrito and surrounding communities for the past 68 years— and we invite you to help us continue the tradition.
With your support, we can preserve the display and continue the tradition. Your contribution of any amount will help our volunteers repair the figurines, pay the electricity bill, and maintain the Shadi display for years to come. Thank you!



Sundar Shadi, and his wife Dorothy Clotelle Clark, had a long history in El Cerrito and a long history of giving back to their community.

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Click here for a gallery of photos from the Shadi Holiday

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