Holiday lights

Take a drive: homes with holiday displays

Pinellas County

PINELLAS PARK

5525 76th Ave. N. "We have been decorating for over 25 years and we have over 50,000 lights with a 10-foot tree on the roof and other moving objects. We all do it together as a family."

8330 53rd Way N. "This display features Christmas lights synchronized to the music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and others. Music is broadcast to your radio on 96.3 FM."

Forest Park, 6890 99th Ave. N. "Handmade nativity scene and cartoon characters.''

ST. PETERSBURG

Allendale Terrace, 3741 Foster Hill Drive N. "Giant martini glass and olive on the 38th Avenue side of the home."

Big Bayou, 2719 Oakdale St. S. "It's about the biggest display in the country. We were on the NBC Today show. One quarter-million lights. There is a walk-through yard tour that people can take; it has 18 trains running at one time. It's a huge outdoor layout. It covers about a half acre of land. We have lights that go about 70 feet high. We have four big towering Christmas trees that go up to about 70 feet on the roof. We have a yard tour, and there is a bubble machine and games that kids can play, and everywhere you look, there are just lights and lights and lights."

Golden Palm Manor, 5415 51st Ter. N. "Holiday wonderland."

Jungle Terrace, 6830 30th Ave. N. "Large display including trees, gifts, animals and animated displays, set to dance to music."

Old Northeast, 346 14th Ave. NE. "The flowers are pretty and the decorations are festive. Santa Claus with a lit palm tree, lots of figurines, red plants. The neighborhood is special."

Old Northeast, 4910 Bay St. NE, No. 208. "Our back yard has lots of displays, some are moving, and some back porches are lit with displays."

Old Southeast, 104 22nd Ave. S. "Nativity stable scene with holy family, three wise men, little drummer boy, shepherd, ox, donkey, angels, St. Francis of Assisi, star, lighted oasis palm tree and hay."

Pinellas Point, 2525 69th Ave. S. "Angels walking over the forest."

Sheryl Manor, 2247 60th Way N. "New LED lighting. Lots of figurines. Christmas Extravaganza!"

Westchester, 7710 Justin Court N. "Over 10,000 lights. Animated display: Santas, Elmo, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, snowmen, elves, Christmas dogs and cats."

Winston Park, 1200 81st Ave. N. "Front yard, garage, roof and side yard completely decorated with moving displays covering every inch of available space!"

ST. PETE BEACH

Pass-a-Grille, 103 21st Ave. "Lights already on from dusk until 10 p.m. Brightest house on Pass-a-Grille, approximately 6,000 lights."

Vina Del Mar, 270 Julia Circle. "Twenty-three-foot tree of lights, 15,000 lights synchronized to music, 17-minute show continuously from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m."

LARGO

11340 113th Ave. N, "Hundreds of C9-style lights, figurines like Santa Claus, fake presents, Frosty."

Hillcrest Manor, 13770 Sunset Drive. “Red and white theme with many yard decorations and entire house lit.”

10449 127th Ave. (near the Largo Mall) “A big riding horse with Santa Claus, a merry-go-round, a Nativity set and many lights.”

CLEARWATER

Woodside Village, 4215 E Bay Drive, #802. “Lots of lights and balloons that light up the front of the house and the side yard.”

1421 Turner St., (off Court Street and Glen Oaks Park). “There are 80,000 lights with a one-of-a -kind train that is 3 feet tall. It runs along a wooden track in the front yard. A music show starts at 6 p.m. each night in which the blinking lights are synchronized to the music. The show repeats every 15 minutes.”

1844 Asbury Drive (off Sunset Point and Old Coachman roads). “Lights galore with an assortment of Christmas scenes.”

Bordeaux Estates, 3139 Bordeaux Lane (on the east side of McMullen Booth Road and across from Eddie C. Moore Baseball Complex). “Many lights and inflatables. Be sure to take sidewalk and path to front window to see the tiered Christmas village.”

2281 Lagoon Circle S (corner of Old Coachman Road and Lagoon Circle S). “There are 165,000 lights and a polar ice cap. There is also a helicopter and a hot air balloon.”

PALM HARBOR

Hill Top Groves, 2660 Knoll St. E . “We take pride in our display. (It is) carefully thought out each season. There are thousands of lights, air-blown figures, lighted nativity scenes. It will truly bring the magic of the holidays out in every one, no matter what their age. There are also a few neighbors on the same street with wonderful holiday lights!”

Indian Trails, 2456 Indian Trail W . “Come and see a winter wonderland with unique decorations. Over 50 homes in Indian Trails are decorated.”

Indian Trails, 2449 Indian Trail W . “45,000 light display and Christmas village.”

Crystal Beach Heights (off Alternate 19 and north of Alderman Road), 524 Magnolia Ave. “In 2003, this home was awarded, 'The Lifetime Lighting Achievement Award,’ by the Crystal Beach Community Association. Over 100 figurines surrounded by thousands of miniature colored lights, decorated trees and Christmas music.”

TARPON SPRINGS

Grassy Pointe Subdivision, 1858 Longview Lane . “There are countless lights to see. Walk through the property or see from the sidewalk.”

Explorers Cove, 420 Treasure Drive . “Countless lights on lawn as well as a display of animated figures inside the garage. There is a dropoff box for Toys for Tots as well.”

OLDSMAR

Cross Pointe, 4926 Pointe Circle, East Lake Woodlands. “Overwhelming display of lights and holiday figures.”

Hernando County

BROOKSVILLE

15290 Brice Drive — The display, called Candy Cane Acres, includes more than 90,000 lights that are synchronized to music, animated items, three trains, Florida snow (bubbles) and a fire pit to keep viewers warm. The lights will be on from 6 to 9 p.m. every night through Christmas.

16219 Tampa St. — The display includes thousands of lights, more than 20 inflatable figures, and a 40-foot cross out front to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. The lights will be on from 6 to 8 p.m. every night through Christmas.

SPRING HILL

6227 Alderwood St. — The display includes lots of lights and four inflatable figures.

132 Forest Wood Court — This display is made up entirely of LED lights, all synchronized to music. There are several inflatable figures and an enclosed Christmas village display. The lights will be on from 7 to 10 p.m. every night (but not during any rain) until Dec. 27.

1349 Kenlake Ave. — The display includes icicles on the roof and several inflatable figures on the lawn. Also, there is Santa’s sleigh with presents and a pop-up penguin, a Christmas tree with Frosty, and a 9-foot snowman choir singing to Christmas carols. Santa is at the front entrance waving to visitors with a snowman by his side. The lights will be on beginning at 6 p.m. every night through Christmas.

Take a drive: homes with holiday displays 12/16/09 [Last modified: Thursday, December 17, 2009 5:37pm]

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