Looking for holiday lights?
This list includes Pinellas, Hillsborough and the North Suncoast.
By Times Staff Writer
Published December 1, 2007
Unless another starting date is listed, the light displays should be up and illuminated.
Starrlight Spectacular, 3471 50th Ave. N,"More than 40,000 lights this year. Twenty-foot megatree with more than 15,000 lights. Lights are synchronized and dance to Christmas music. There are also inflatables, blowmolds, manger scene and it may snow. Donations benefit Pet Pal Rescue." Hours: 6-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Web site: www.stpetechristmas.com.
7710 Justin Court N, "More than 10,000 lights, animated display, Santas, Elmo, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, snowmen, elves, Christmas dogs and cats." Near Park Street and 54th Avenue N, just off Westchester Boulevard. Begins Wednesday.
1119 58th St. N, "37,000 colored lights, candy canes, reindeer on roof, Frosty the Snowman, Santa and Mrs. Claus, 10 elves, six Christmas trees and the Star of David by the chimney." Begins Dec. 16.
4615 56th Ave. N, "Lots of lights in a large yard. Many figures, several Christmas trees in many different color lights."
Riviera Bay Civic Association, between 78th Avenue N and 98th Avenue N, from Fourth Street to Riviera Bay. Annual Christmas Eve candle display. Every house lit front and back with luminarias. Boat parade featuring Santa in the canals. Candles lit at dusk Dec. 24.
2021 44th Ave. N, "About 6,000 lights, absolutely beautiful display."
2525 69th Ave. S, "Santa wishing all Merry Christmas in the woods." Begins Dec. 9.
6672 31st St. S, "Star on the garage. Numerous lights. Colorful displays. Candy."
2470 Seventh Ave. N, "Winter wonderland of spectacular lights, animation, Santa and baby Jesus." Begins Sunday.
615 47th Ave. N, "Singing reindeer, dancing Santa and thousands of lights all set to music that you can hear from your car radio."
6854 Criswell Ave. N, "More than 5,000 lights, 100 lit candy canes, snowman and woman, 7-foot candy cane arch, lights on palm and oak trees, reindeer." Begins Dec. 16.
1741 65th Way N, "Every occupied home around is decorated."
Christmas Under the Oaks, 11120 54th Ave. N, "A small herd of white deer along with Rudolph and his sleigh, a manger scene and icicle lights on the house." Between 113th Street (Duhme Road) and Seminole Boulevard.
4000 24th St. N, No. 357, "Reindeer, lots of lights, inside two porches, animated figures, trains and animated figures."
8390 40th Ave. N, "Many outdoor animated displays in plexiglass cases. Includes Goofy, Donald and Mickey making candy canes, Santa and elf fishing on a dock, nativity, carolers, Scrooge with Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, gingerbread house and bakery, large animated scene in garage shows Santa, elves and reindeer playing Texas hold'em, thousands of unique lights."
140 31st Ave. N, "Down the street from Harvey's. Lots of lights."
2247 60th Way N, "Lighted handmade figurines. A lot of lights."
1340 52nd Ave. N, "Beautiful Christmas light display and Christmas decorations."
1747 Youval Court S, "An inflated Christmas in Midtown. Santa's House with 50-60 Santas and snowmen. Inflated 10-foot carousel, 7-foot Happy Feet penguin, Santa's 5-foot musical band, dancing Santas, 12-foot arch and 5-foot toy soldiers standing guard."
785 17th Ave. N, "Italian porcelain manger scene with star above and spotlight for evening viewing."
The Christmas House, 2719 Oakdale St. S. "Includes a walking yard tour and outdoor TV. A quarter-million to a half-million lights blanket a half-acre of sculptured trees, flowers, fountains and a small lake. Approximately 200 moving and animated objects. More than 200 lit-up figures, 60 snowmen up to 15 feet tall, a fiber-optic forest of trees, several Christmas trees up to 70-feet tall and an 18-train HO scale model railroad. Multiple hands-on display cabinets." 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 3. Web site: www.christmasdisplay.org; recorded message with directions, (727) 896-6500.
6712 Fourth Ave. N, "The right mix of clear and colored lights. Doesn't look like a Vegas Strip. No sculptures and no blowups."
1580 Jungle Ave. N, "More than 10,000 lights on trees and house."
10804 50th Ave. N, "Approximately 15,000 lights. Multiple animated figures." 6-10 p.m. nightly.
2720 Regency Oaks Blvd., "Virginia Lydon decorates a miniature, moving holiday village." 1-3 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Dec. 8-Jan. 5.
Christmas Holidays in Miniature, 1645 Eden Court. "Model railroad villages. Circus town with a merry-go-round and Ferris wheel. Old Towne featuring log cabins and vintage trains. St. Paul, Minn., with the Cathedral of St. Paul. Snow village and much more." 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays Dec. 12-Jan. 2.
1718 Audrey Drive, Santa, reindeer, Christmas trees and inflatables. "The Christmas spirit is definitely in the air."
19029 U.S. 19 N, Building VIII, Huge reindeer and Santa suspended across the roof. Each unit bathed in twinkling lights. Shrubs, trees and doors framed in clear lights; lighted wreaths. Begins Dec. 15.
116 Maywood Ave., "Lots and lots of lights, inflatables, merry-go-round, snow globe, trains, figures and more." Begins Monday.
1925 Beckett Lake Drive, "Six-house display, lighted walkway with animated figures through front and back yards, talking reindeer, dancing bears, merry-go-round, Ferris wheel. Lots of fun and Christmas spirit. Donations accepted for Kimberly Home Pregnancy Center."
831 Island Way, "We have about 30,000 lights outside. We won first place so many times. Island Estates put us in Hall of Fame." Begins Tuesday.
2313 Hawthorne Drive, "We have thousands of lights, a complete nativity scene and Santa and his reindeer are taking flight."
1421 Turner St., "30,000 plus lights, 5-foot train runs in the front yard, forest with multiple trees, reindeer, several snowmen and penguins." 6-9 p.m. weekdays, 6-10 p.m. weekends.
171 Buena Vista Drive S, "Thousands of lights. Huge, wrapped palm trees. Massive waterfront home outlined in lights."
Dunedin Historical Museum, 349 Main St. "Learn all about Santa Claus. A special historical holiday exhibit tracing the evolution of Santa as St. Nicholas from the second century up to the time of the jolly old man dressed in red and dashing off in his sleigh with eight tiny reindeer." Through Jan. 10.
800 block of Patricia Avenue, 900 block of Virginia Street. Heather Lakes condominium, "tastefully decorated buildings."
1430 Douglas Ave., "Thousands of lights, 8-foot blow-ups (some on the roof), lights connecting from the roof to our neighbor's house (1436 Douglas Ave.), light-up figures, sleigh and deer that travel up a 10-foot wire, merry-go-round blowup, front yard is completely filled."
6222 43rd Ave. N, "Both sides of 43rd Avenue N between 62nd and 64th streets win prizes for great decorations."
Sugar Creek Mobile Home Community, 10265 Ulmerton Road. 251 decorated mobile homes. "The park is decorated with 4-foot trees with white lights. Every house has one or more trees. The club house is also decorated."
8090 Dovehill Lane, "Two 6-foot evergreens with spiral lights in front. Reindeer with blinking nose on front lawn. Lighted tree with star on top. Front of house decorated. Lighted wreath around the entryway. Model train and lighted Santa face inside." Begins Dec. 18.
11201 122nd Ave. N, No. M250, "Completely dedicated to the reason for the season."
The Lights of Lake Park Estates, 9701 109th Ave. "This neighborhood of 200-plus homes decorates for the holidays and accepts donations for charity. This year's display is dedicated to the memory of Eddie Dow, who led this neighborhood activity since the inception approximately 10 years ago." Begins today.
Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road. "Pinewood Cultural Park is illuminated with more than 425,000 holiday lights." Through Jan. 3. Free.
10449 127th Ave., "Lots of lights with singing mice, Nativity scene with star, merry-go-round, blow-ups, igloo, Santa on motorcycle, reindeer and Santa pop-ups and more."
14172 Sharon Drive, "A yard and house full of holiday inflatables, lights and other Christmas cheer."
611 and 613 Timber Bay Circle W, "Winter wonderland, toyland, 17 inflatables, snowmen, penguins, polar bears, deer and more."
Winter Wonderland, 2456 Indian Trail W, "More than 30 Christmas trees, snowmen and lighted figures with falling snow. Indian Trails has more than 50 homes decorated to celebrate the magic of Christmas."
2449 Indian Trail W, "45,000 multicolored lights, Christmas village display, more than 50 houses."
Xmas Wonderland, 1703 Allens Ridge Drive N, "Lots of lights and animated characters."
1185 Spanish Oaks Drive W, "Creativity through lighting of entire home. Special Frosty and holiday greeting in lights."
Candy Cane Lane, 5660 82nd Terrace N, "All the neighbors join together to decorate their yards with thousands of lights to make Candy Cane Lane a beautiful place for all to see. Come and enjoy our neighborhood, our Christmas lights and displays all down Candy Cane Lane." Between 82nd Terrace and 85th Avenue, 57th Street and 56th Way. Begins Friday.
8291 52nd Lane, "Animated shed with swing. Our 29th year. Corner lot. Lights on roof, house and yard. Blowups, Nativity scene, lots of animations, train, helicopter and more." Lights on 6 to 9 p.m. nightly; 6 to 11 p.m. after Dec. 14.
15745 Gulf Blvd., "Voted best of Redington Beach eight of the past 10 years. Great mixture of past and present classic Christmas decorations. Thousands of lights, animated and still figures, Ferris wheel, five displays of Santa's arrival." Begins Sunday.
1111 Pelican Place, "Handmade nativity scene. Handmade lighted canes. 3,000 lights."
Peace on Earth, Peace by Piece,1206 Third St. N, "Artistic peace flags encrust property lit with thousands of lights. Viewers participate by coming into the yard and making a mini peace flag. See www.kiaralinda.com." Dec. 17-31.
2119 Swan Lane, "Arch lights, figurines, snowflakes, train, yard lined with lights, thousands of lights and more."
Morrison's Musical Light Show, 2121 Swan Lane, "16 Christmas songs set to a light show. More than 50,000 lights. Outside speaker to hear the music or tune your car radio to 89.5 FM."
St. Pete Beach
1705 Pass-a-Grille Way, Various yard displays; garage is Santa's toy shop. Begins Friday.
7401 109th Lane, "Lots of lights with 12-foot Santa, dancing snowman, Christmas snow globe, eagles with hats, lots of reindeer and Homer Simpson." Begins Tuesday.
5475 105th St. N, "Beautiful 8,000-light display complete with Nativity scene, 15-foot wired Christmas tree and many smaller trees, candy canes, lighted arches over the driveway and many figurines." Located off Seminole Boulevard and 54th Avenue N.
8511 Hollyhock Ave. N, "Pretty to see! We have lots of white lights, blowups, arches of white lights over driveway, candy canes down driveway, snowflakes around the front of the house. Kids love it."
10501 67th Ave. N, "More than 30,000 lights, decorated palm trees, many Santas, lots of yard ornaments and blowups." Three blocks east of Seminole Boulevard at 67th Avenue.
7140 Pebble Beach Lane, Tens of thousands of white lights with a sprinkling of red. Santa, sleigh, Rudolph. Deer graze on lighted bridge; angel's trumpet heralds the season. Garden planted with red and white flowers.
Bay Island, 7300 Sun Island Drive. "18-story building with a holiday tree on the front side of the building from fifth-18th floors."
Tarpon Springs Sponge Tree, on Dodecanese Boulevard at the west end of the Sponge Docks. "A 9-foot lit tree decorated with hundreds of sponges."
378 Woodchuck Ave., "Front, side and back of house are covered in different types of lights dancing to music."
1858 Longview Lane, "Lots of lights and blow ups".
17 Island Drive, "Nutty about Nutcrackers!"
12014 Littleberry Court, "Every inch inside and outside is decorated. Animated figures, blowups and a lot of lights."
9615 Long Meadow Drive, "Santa lands at 9615 Long Meadow Drive in the poinsettia and candy yard." Begins Thursday.
633 Stone Drive, "15 blow-up Tiggers."
210 Park Ridge Ave., "More than 50,000 lights make this house sparkle from top to bottom. Two giant oak trees wrapped with snowflakes twinkling from their branches. Santa and his nine tiny reindeer are taking off from the roof. A lighted archway leads you up the driveway. Many lighted characters and blowups adorn the yard and a handpainted sign greets guests. Santa and his helpers will be there Dec. 23-24."
Candy Cane Acres, 15290 Brice Drive. "Hernando County's largest Christmas light display. Consists of more than 70,000 lights on 2.5 acres. Many of the items are hand built by us, such as a 10-foot turning carousel, a 6-foot turning Ferris wheel, many wire frames and more. The display is controlled by computer, and the lights flash to the music." Directions: U.S. 41 north from Brooksville to Snow Memorial Road, County Road 581, north 3.5 miles, turn left on Snow Hill. Show runs 6-9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 25.
3391 Lambert Ave., "We have more than 10,000 lights. Just the enjoyment of Christmas. Come see why it's special." Begins Sunday.
6227 Alderwood St., "Kids love blowup characters, and we have six. I also have lots of lights. Worth a drive by."
7288 S Eastlake Drive, "Thousands of lights, life-sized Nativity, lots of inflatables, lighted yard and trees, 7-foot lighted angel, ground effect lights, penguins, igloo and lighted sculptures."
6839 W Hans Court, "A lot of lights, blowups and decorations."
29129 Johnston Road, "At 5 p.m. Dec. 24 more than 2,000 luminarias are lit, lining the main streets and golf course path."
Word of Life Fellowship, 13247 Word of Life Drive. "A walk through Christmas memories: doll houses, Christmas houses, etc. A drive down the road through brightly lit streets and then a nice stroll for the displays." The former "Miller Family Light Show" runs through Dec. 10.
3707 Greatwood Court, "Nearly 100,000 lights, handmade figures, Santa's sleigh and his reindeer on the roof, a train, inflated figures, life-sized manger scene, 25-foot Christmas tree and Christmas music." Begins Dec. 8.
1235 Waterbury Loop (Turtle Lakes), "More than 100 wire framed arts, figurines and blowmolds, including Santa and his sleigh, snowmen, penguins, elves, gnomes and other friends. The 30,000 lights include the 'hedge that seems to go nowhere.' See the unofficial Countdown Clock to Christmas letting us know how soon Santa will be here." Dusk-9:30 p.m.
New Port Richey
8422 Royal Hart Drive, "More than 5,000 lights, yard decorations, blowups and an animated picture window display."
3505 Berkshire St., "More than 10,000 lights." Begins Dec. 10.
9187 Sunshine Blvd., "We have everything from a lighted Nativity scene with star of Bethlehem to the dog house lit up. Lots of lights, stars, snowflakes, Santa with sleigh and reindeer. We have stars around the house and lots of inflatables. We even have a dancing snowman on the front porch. Driveway is lit with candles on both sides, several deer and a skating snowman."
7644 Cherrytree Lane, "Several blowups, lights change to music, lots of animated displays."
8033 Simsbury St., "Move than 5,000 lights with all kinds of blowups and lawn ornaments."
9920 San Mateo Way, "Lights move to music outside. Garage is a display of more than 30 animated Santas." Begins Tuesday.
1149 Manderlee Place, "Santa and his reindeer on the roof among stars with a gator admiring the view. A yard filled with reindeer, a teeter-totter with gifts falling from Santa's sleigh."