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Readers recommend holiday lights across town

Thu., Dec. 16, 2010

A Nativity and angels were seen in Spokane Valley in 2006. (FILE)
A Nativity and angels were seen in Spokane Valley in 2006. (FILE)

Here’s a list of local holiday light displays recommended by readers. Thanks to all those who contributed, and especially to the die-hard decorators who made it all possible in the first place.

Not sure where some of these are? You can create maps of the displays online at

Know of one we’re missing? Please go to the same web address and tell us about it.

North Spokane

3823 E. Tanager Lane: Yard with fence with lights, blow-ups with M&M’s.

10220 N. Nine Mile Road: Lots of snowmen, really cute and fun.

12700 N. Perry St.: Thousands of lights sparkle and jump in time with music that you listen to through your car radio. On the 12700 block of North Perry Street, just north of Hastings Road.

4801 N. Calispel St.: Very tastefully done.

1210 West Hazard Road: The biggest display around! 20,000 LED lights playing Christmas music on 107.5 FM, 35,000 lights on rest of the property. In all, 2.5 acres of lights in Wandermere with more than 100 trees decorated. I can see lights from Five Mile and Browne Mountain. Space?

8002 N. Ash Lane: Pretty much all of the yard and most of the house is lit up. Lots of blow-up and yard ornaments, music playing and blinking lights all over the house.

5419 N. Belt St.: Nativity scene, flying Santa and reindeer and much more.

5522 N. Nettleton St.: Pretty display of holiday lights.

5528 N. Nettleton St.: Twinkling icicle lights. Singing Santa on porch. Sleigh and reindeer. Very festive.

7020 N. Calispel St.: The lights are hung by the gutters with care, in hopes that some passersby soon will be here. With the lights all aglow, more than 10,000 of them, the drivers all know, the warmth of the festivities are set for the show. The yard is guarded by the snowmen and soldiers. The manger is lit, with the three wise men, the carolers are singing outside the church and the gingerbread people are outside playing. The packages are all wrapped under the tree and the candy-cane archway flanked by the drums leads the way to Santa who is here most nights to see all the good girls and boys. He will be passing out candy canes to those who are nice while those who are not had better think twice. Come enjoy fantasyland if only for a few minutes, we are sure it will put a smile on all faces, young and old. The music is charming, the scene is complete. Come by our home, we promise it’s neat.

1136 W. Glass Ave.: Every inch of this house’s front has lights. Kelly is always a bit overboard at Christmas time.

6720 N. Monroe St.: Blue and white LED light display.

1604 W. Marc Drive: Not a lot of lights but a good color combination and setup.

6421 N. Whitehouse St.: Many LEDs, blow-ups, Nativity scenes, reindeer, big signs “Joy,” “Ho, Ho, Ho” etc. Great.

South Spokane

2522 S. Manito Blvd.: Featuring a 20-foot-tall Swedish Christmas Angel with ringing bells and a cherub blowing a horn. Runs from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and is lighted at night.

1111 W. 12th Ave.: Three-story older home decorated from top to bottom in beautiful colored lights, candy canes, wreaths, shrubbery all decorated. Santa lounging on the porch rail along with his elf. Worth a drive-by look and see.

2216 S. Cuba St.: Come and enjoy the light show – park out front and roll down your windows to hear the music and watch the lights. Every evening from dusk to 10 p.m.

3107 S. Glenrose Road: Over 80,000 lights synchronized to music with animated singing, dancing farm animals. Listen on FM 99.7 in the comfort of your car.

2118 W. Second Ave.: Browne’s Addition red, white and blue light display honoring our military personnel serving our country.

Spokane Valley

2618 S. Steen Lane: Thousands of lights and many, many yard figures, must see to appreciate.

17711 E. Montgomery Ave.: More than 1,000 feet of lights and a star on the roof.

6210 E. Moreland Drive: Great display of lights with wooden cutouts, all set to music.

12909 E. 22nd Ave.: Many lights, music, blow-ups and displays. Very nice.

11020 E. 21st Ave.: Yup … Clark Griswold lives here! Lots of multicolored lights, lighted figures, custom wood sleigh and reindeer, driveway candy-cane lane, just a fun display made with a lot of love.

107 N. Conklin Road: Lots of lights and blow-up decorations in the yard.

1619 S. McCabe Road: Lots of lights, beautiful. One street over from Keller Road and 16th Avenue.

Keller Road and 16th Avenue: Whole street decorated with a huge lighted tree as the centerpiece.

32nd Avenue and Bowdish Road: At this intersection and on 32nd, there are some houses with beautiful color arrangements.

4316 N. Center Road: Lights, lights and more lights!

5006 N. Larch Road: Large yard and house display, all decked out in white. Looks really nice. Lots of lighted snowflakes and trees, with large ornaments in the trees and on the porch and lighted candy canes on the fence. Very bright yard. Looks great with all the snow!

10806 E. 20th Ave.: Homemade Christmas yard art, some automated, and many lights.

1722 S. Bettman Road: Very colorful display celebrating “Peanuts” 60-year anniversary with an amazing Snoopy and gang collection. Over 20,000 lights!

11516 E. 19th Ave.: This house lights up the entire block! Great decorations every year with plenty to see and hear. The yard is filled with lots of lights, snowmen, reindeer, singing mice, penquins and even a gigantic snowman that stands taller than the house.

4405/4407 N. Elton Road: Large duplex lit very nicely. Both sides coordinated together. Right on the corner of Elton Road and Upriver Drive.

Mitchell Court: Cul-de-sac of holiday decorations.

17505 E. Indiana Ave.: Winterland display, holiday displays, lighted trees, etc. Large area decorated.

14016 E. 41st Court: Many lights that are coordinated with music. Very impressive!

222 S. Evergreen Road: Entry way and trees at Orchard Crest, a senior living and assisted living home.

9315 E. Nixon Ave.: Past golf course on Dishman-Mica Road about one mile on the left. Handmade displays all around pasture and house.

North Idaho

9087 Orange Blossom Drive, Hayden: Thousands of lights! Display includes Santa’s runway, candy cane path, laser light show, music and much more.

8503 W. Larch St., Rathdrum: Mixture of blue and clear lights, colored/clear twinkling, twinkling snowflake theme. Lots of yard and roof decor.

770 Aberdeen Court, Post Falls: House, porch and front entrance have been done with lights and a standing Santa Claus.

2142 E. Highway 54, Athol: Lots of lights in the woods throughout the trees. More than 15,000 lights on Highway 54. A huge red star on the side of the house. Easy to drive by and observe.

415 S. Glenwood Drive, Post Falls: Hard to describe this magnificent display with 65,000 lights synchronized to a wide variety of Christmas music. See v=fWldkqaOqR8 or preview on YouTube user name sparkylights. This show ROCKS!

West Plains

841 Cindy Jo Court, Medical Lake: Nice, well-lit moderate flashing light display synchronized to music with lawn ornaments and two angels on the roof.

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