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Take a drive: homes with holiday displays

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."


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

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Take a drive: homes with holiday displays 12/15/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 12:17pm]
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