By Compiled by Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published December 17, 2000
173 SE Lincoln Circle N, between Fourth and First streets and 54th and 62nd avenues N. Reindeer taking off into the sky, 32-foot live ash tree with 10,050 lights, total of 15,000 lights. The homeowner installed additional electrical lines last summer to accommodate lights. Neighboring houses each have 8-foot illuminated candle in front, many other displays.
2730 54th St. N. More than 25,000 lights, including 18 trees, lighted and decorated driveway arches, nativity, lighted garland and bows around house. Front windows: large village display, three trees. "Nothing left undecorated inside or out!"
2420 Seventh Ave. N (Historic Kenwood). Small gingerbread house with twinkle lights highlighting architectural features. Florida touch: Holiday bears spending Christmas at the beach.
6522 34th Ave. N. Three animated window displays with Disney and Warner Bros. characters and "who are those doggies in the window?" Lighted lawn figures including animated reindeer and sleigh, life-size Santa, elves, train, lots of lights.
8390 40th Ave. N. These homeowners create displays in 4-by-4 or 4-by-8 plexiglass boxes. This year they've got Santa in the bathtub, Nativity, carolers, snowball fight with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, a girl sledding with dalmatians. Check out the elves playing beach voleyball or the reindeer doing the same thing wearing shorts, sunglasses and sun visors. An animated Santa goes fishing with a pelican and elves. In the garage, see what Santa does to relax: He and the elves play with trains.
5244 58th Ave. N. "Thousands of lights and more than 50 blowmolds. Manger scene picture-window display, over 30 manger scenes."
6738 Criswell Ave. N. Many outside lights. Window figures: penguin and polar bear cub, teddy bears on ice, figures in windows. "Gotta see for yourself."
6854 Criswell Ave. N (off 46th Avenue and 67th Way N). 3,000 lights, wooden grazing reindeer, "Merry Christmas" candles, lighted Nativity.
6040 Lee St. NE (Edgemoor Estates). Icicle lights on a corner lot with two Florida deer, Sunny and Sandy, under the oak tree.
3247 Park St. N. Two snowmen, 10 and 5 feet tall, made by the homeowner. "They are hoping the temperature does not get any higher so they can be around for Christmas."
54th Avenue N east of Park Street. Five Towns condo: 31 buildings decorated.
8301 Seventh St. N. Lights all over, slide and Snoopy on roof, figures, reindeer, decorations around umbrella and deck.
5757 36th St. N (Lealman). Many lights, animated dolls, village, Christmas moose, Nativity, snowman, soldiers, candy canes, schoolhouse, church, sleigh and reindeer, Tigger, Pooh, gingerbread man. Santa will hand out candy Dec. 22-23.
6492 17th St. N (Meadowlawn). Animated Disney characters, animals, boy and girl dolls fill the garage. Yard full of lighted figures and an animated deer. Mrs. Claus will greet children nightly 7-9 p.m. Dec. 10 until Christmas Eve.
6441 28th St. N (Washington Terrace). 6,000 lights, 6-foot angel, 6-foot Santa, trees, Santa, snowman, Noel candles. On house: candle, snowman, three stars. Tall tree with star on top, lighted soldiers on doorstep.
3330 14th St. N. "A tradition for 13 years!" Lights are on now; Dec. 10-24 7-9 p.m., Santa will talk with children from his sleigh, and Mrs. Claus will give tours of the home.
7710 Justin Court N (Westchester), near Park Street and 54th Avenue N just off Westchester Boulevard. More than 10,000 lights; animated display of Santas, Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Mickey and Minnie, snowmen, kittens, dogs. Yard display of Santas, snowmen, lots more. "Please come see all our hard work."
1859 Oregon Ave. NE (Shore Acres). Life-size Grinch and his dog, Max, handmade by the homeowners, with audio support for the Grinch story. Animated window displays. A thousand red and green lights, half of them in motion, and more.
2001 Bayou Grande Blvd. NE (Shore Acres). Special guest appearance this year by the Grinch and Max. 6,000 lights, many animated characters, including Mickey Mouse and friends. "Last year we won the Best Decorated Home award from the Shore Acres Civic Association and hope to win again this year with the added figures and lights."
2086 Tanglewood Way NE (Tanglewood). Animated Disney characters around the tree and train. "Winter wonderland" scene with animated snowmen, penguins, much more. The Grinch and Max are appearing here too.
5210 39th Ave. N. More than 3,000 lights, different from any other on the block, the owner says. "A dazzling light display on a century-old oak tree; lighted motion snowflakes in the tree. Must see this tree."
930 40th Ave. N (Allendale). House trimmed in white lights, bushes dotted with white lights, white angel on lawn, Santa figure at the door.
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