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.
5923 E. Kings Ave., Scottsdale, AZ, 85254
Number of lights: 250,000
Details: This home features a computer-animated light show with entertaining characters like four singing Christmas trees, eight mini trees, four leaping arches, three candy cane spirals, and a 20-foot spiral Mega tree. The show begins December 1st.
5925 E. St. Andrews Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85254
Number of lights: 75,000
Details: Discover a winter wonderland, complete with a large sleigh with Mr. and Mrs. Claus that you and your family can take a picture in! You can also sign "Santa's Nice list" to ensure your name gets straight to the Big Man himself. The Dillingham family made it their goal to provide a magical experience for your whole family.
16 Spur Circle, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
Number of lights: 18,000
Details: This south-central Scottsdale home displays 18,000 brilliant lights, complemented by a variety of lighted and animated characters, holiday music, and more. It's an easy drive-thru experience in a small circular community where many neighbors also decorate.
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