Best Scottsdale Neighborhoods for Christmas Lights in 2021

By local contributor
JoAnne Zeterberg

While Scottsdale abounds with professional large-scale light shows, the homes in the area don’t disappoint either. We’re not just talking about a few strands of lights here and there. We’re talking spectacular light displays that rival Clark Griswold. You can find displays all over town but below is a list of can’t-miss, decked-out houses.

8414 E. Valley Vista Dr., Scottsdale, AZ, 85250

Number of lights: 250,000
Details: The facade of a gigantic, Disneyesque holiday castle sits atop the roof of this house, while a sea of snow-covered hills and a variety of green, red and white lights glow in the front yard, including one arrangement spelling out the message "Believe in Magic." Around the corner is a path that winds its way past a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and through a miniature mine filled in lights and decorations. The path eventually leads to the backyard where an "Island of Misfit Toys" from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is faithfully recreated around the pool.


4415 E. Calle Tuberia, Phoenix, AZ, 85018

Number of lights: 260,000
Details: To say this display is jaw-dropping is an understatement. The 100-foot Eucalyptus tree decked out in lights is visible even before pulling into the neighborhood. But the windows packed with animated characters, the free hot cocoa and myriad ground displays certainly don’t disappoint.


11802 N. 55th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Number of lights: 100,000
Details: Each of the four homes in this cul-de-sac are decked out with lights, celebrating the "Christmas spirit." Families can also take photos in a large white sleigh - giving you the opportunity to cherish the moment forever. 


 8607 E. Via del Palacio, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Number of lights: 35,000
Details: While this home doesn't boast as many lights, you'll be no less impressed when you learn that the entire display is programmed by 16-year-old Brolin Cox. Enjoy more than 35,000 lights, all synchronized to 15 different holiday songs. The display also includes a 20-foot mega tree and an 18-foot ice house. 


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