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Here’s a list of local holiday light displays recommended by readers, with descriptions (where available). Thanks to all those who contributed, and especially to the die-hard decorators who made it

North Spokane

9013 N. Pamela St.: Santa Ferris wheel, Santa merry-go-round, inflatable with igloo, Christmas tree, penguin, snowman, music, penguins seesawing, Santa bicycling, Santa skating, Santa Christmas train, lit-up palm trees.

517 E. Garland Ave.: Lots of inflatables, mice driving Santa’s sleigh with the reindeer, train, trees, reindeer playing, carousel, polar bear and lights to music.

9222 N. Whitehouse St.: Snowmen, reindeer, Santa and sleighs, and Santa landing his helicopter on the roof. Merry-go-round in the front on a big corner lot. Lots of lights and music, too. A flagpole looks like a tree with lights.

4023 N. Napa St.: Beautiful light display starting with a cross on top with multicolored lights streaming down. An angel is flying, Christmas tree is in the yard, the flag pole is decorated, and the front door is even lit up with a wreath and star.

10227 N. Prairie Drive: Lots of lights light up this great display. Even the inflatables look great.

9503 N. Loganberry Court: Deer, 10 inflatables, volleyball-playing elves, trees, wreaths and of course a manger.

10816 N. Moffat Road: The most appropriate Nativity scene I have ever seen. It is set up against a barn and looks absolutely authentic as you come upon it.

10303 E. Moffat Road: Lots of beautiful lighting in rural setting where it just stands out beautifully with many trees, Santa, reindeer.

724 W. Rosewood Ave.: Giant singing Christmas tree, dancing lights and animated holiday dogs. Multiple songs for kids of all ages to enjoy; just tune your car radio to 90.1 FM and enjoy the show.

5506 N. G St.: Neat LED lights on the house and shrubs, cute inflatables in the yard. All come on about 4:30 p.m. and stay on until 10 p.m.

323 W. Barnes Road: Lots of beautiful, glowing lights, a Nativity scene, lots of trees and deer. There’s also Santa Claus on the roof with his reindeer and Christmas music playing.

4119 N. Cannon St.: Beautiful Christmas light display – lights up the whole street.

1304 E. Sharpsburg Ave.: A beautiful display of red lights on house with lights in the yard dancing to Christmas music.

5030 W. Hoffman Place: Lots of inflatables and lights that dance to music.

529 E. Cozza Drive: Santa and reindeer flying through the air (by a wire), white trees and reindeer, a Nativity scene, Disney characters, a carousel with animals, candy canes, hot air balloon. Lights on two sides of the corner home.

1401 N. Post St.: Well-preserved Victorian with LED lights and ornaments. Not huge, but nicely done.

3717 W. Beacon Ave.: Front yard decorated with inflatables, lights, music and moving decorations.

2523 W. Euclid Ave.: An assortment of lights and figurines.

405 E. Piper Glen Court.: Two magnificent, 360-degree holiday displays wrapped around adjoining properties.

1203 E. Kiernan Ave.: Lots of inflatables, 12-foot Santa, 5-foot star 22 feet in air, lights on roof with Santa in helicopter with landing lights, lots of pathway lights. Lots of other houses on the block are decorated also.

4214 W. Sutherlin Place: This house lights up the whole block. Motorcycle Santa, a huge snowman along with tons of lights and other decorations.

5222 E. Woodglen Road: Christmas light show choreographed to music on 100.5 FM; similar to last year. Show runs about 25 minutes. Introduced by two neighbor children.

8002 N. Ash Lane: Awesome light display for whole family. House and yard lights and many, many yard displays with music.

5819 N. Oak St.: Lights done by LeAnn. She does it every year, her husband taught her how before he became unable to do it. Everyone loves it, pretty assorted lights.

1210 W. Hazard Road: 40,000 lights covering two acres in Wandermere. 15,000 are LED moving to music. Tune car radio to 107.3 FM.

418 E. Walton Ave.: Lots of lights synchronized to music. Mr. and Mrs. Claus beautifully nestled in heart-shaped window. Pooh, Santa, penguin and teddy bear inflatables.

Across from Colbert Elementary, lower Greenbluff Road: Three homes in a row, all with tons of lighted trees, deer, snowmen, Santa etc.

328 W. Park Place: Lighted display synchronized to music.

832 E. Brierwood Lane: A ton of bright lights, reindeer, all the Disney princesses, Nemo characters, Mickey and Minnie, Buzz Lightyear and Woody, Winnie the Pooh and even Tinkerbell! A favorite for the kids.

7020 N. Calispel St.: More than 20,000 lights, yard guarded by snowmen, train coming through candy cane archway, soldier-lined sidewalk, animated bay window, lit manger, carolers and gingerbread people, packages under the tree and Santa’s sleigh.

3823 E. Tanager Lane: Reindeer, trains, M-and-M inflatables, lots and lots of lights and more.

6720 N. Monroe St.: Intense blue and white LED lighting display.

6421 N. Whitehouse St.: Santa waving and reindeer in sled, Santa falling down the chimney, many trees, Nativity scenes, LED lights everywhere, big inflatables, angels, moving deer.

3122 W. Lincoln Road: There is an animated light display on Five Mile Prairie at New Horizons Community Church. Enjoy!

12811 N. Yale Road, Mead: Inflatables, Santa and Mrs. Claus, snowmen, deer and much more.

Spokane Valley

7312 E. 10th Ave.: Nativity, lighted ball, lots of deer, yard bordered with candy canes and lights.

3811 S. Moffitt Road: Snowmen around a fire (red lights), deer drinking from stream (blue lights), Mr. and Mrs. Santa and elves. Beautiful manger scene. Eleven unique trees placed throughout the scenes. Off 40th and Dishman-Mica.

14524 E. Sharp Ave.: Sixteen inflatables, and lights.

1722 S. Bettman Road: Cool Snoopy Christmas display with lots of colorful lights. Really worth seeing, listen for the Snoopy music.

11020 E. 21st Ave.: Lovely display: driveway arch, waterfall (blue lights), reindeer, candy canes and more.

10806 E. 20th Ave.: Homemade wood lawn decorations, some automated, and many lights. Neighbors’ yards are also decorated.

6415 E. 15th Ave.: Fourteen inflatables, see Santa in the sleigh being pulled by two alligators, lighted trees, musical trees.

12909 E. 22nd Ave.: Many inflatables, Christmas lights and music.

19th Avenue and Bowdish Road: Lots to see and hear. Singing mice, Santa’s stable, trees that light to music, penguins, snowmen and even a polar bear.

14617 E. Piper Road: More than 20,000 lights with driveway arches and a waving Santa to greet visitors to this Mount Spokane foothills gingerbread house.

3919 N. Lynden Road: About 50,000 lights all around house. A few inflatables and a flamingo lane. Lights are on 2 acres in front, sides and back.

East 20th Avenue and University: Every house on the south side of the block on 20th between University and Glenn is decorated.

14310 E. Belle Terre Ave.: Whole house decorated in lights, animals, trees, nutcracker and snowman. Done in white lights, very tasteful.

15218 E. Kallas Court: Cul-de-sac of lights.

14815 E. Alki Court: Whole cul-de-sac of lights, inflatables, music.

Keller Road and 16th Avenue: One full block of decorated homes and a lighted tree so tall you can see it from blocks away.

4316 N. Center Road: Lots of lights near Upriver Drive and Boulder Beach.

38th Avenue and Union Road: Corner yard is jam-packed with lights and decorations – too many to describe.

2618 S. Steen Lane: More than 90 figures, many moving, near life-size Nativity scene. House lights and wall lights make this an extremely beautiful display.

4213 N. Best Road: Lots of lights, holiday figures, a very funny snowman and even a telephone booth (Santa doesn’t have GPS, I guess).

10668 E. Springfield Ave.: Tons of awesome inflatables and Christmas decorations (corner of Springfield and University).

5021 N. Sunnyvale Drive: Tons of lights, snowflake and candy cane path lights, yard decorations. Too much to list, some of everything!

711 N. Garry Drive, Liberty Lake: Lights that flash in coordination with the music.

1204 N. Fairway Road: Well-decorated home.

820 S. McKenzie Bay Lane, Liberty Lake: None provided.

19900 E. Nora Ave., Liberty Lake: None provided.

1799 N. Wolfe Penn St., Liberty Lake: None provided.

1899 N. Wolfe Penn St., Liberty Lake: None provided.

1119 N. Dunbarton Oaks Lane, Liberty Lake: None provided.

24271 E. Desmet Ave., Liberty Lake: None provided.

24121 E. Broadway Ave., Liberty Lake: None provided.

1409 N. Simpson Road, Liberty Lake: None provided.

1315 N. Ormond Road, Liberty Lake: None provided.

924 N. Mitchell Court, Liberty Lake: None provided.

920 N. Mitchell Court, Liberty Lake: None provided.

1310 N. Mitchell Road, Liberty Lake: None provided.

23302 E. Desmet Court, Liberty Lake: None provided.

23114 E. Settler Drive, Liberty Lake: None provided.

23221 E. Settler Drive, Liberty Lake: None provided.

525 N. Homestead Drive, Liberty Lake: None provided.

South Spokane

1520 E. First Ave.: Gingerbread house with homemade candies and lots of lights, Santa at the North Pole on adjoining empty lot.

12823 S. Fairway Ridge Lane: Many lights and displays.

55th and Crestline: Artistically lighted trees and more.

3107 S. Glenrose Road: Christmas musical synchronized light show with 80,000 lights and 456 computer-programmed channels. Farm animals sing, dance and wiggle, along with Santa flying and also dancing. See Porky, Foghorn, Chics, Dom the Donkey, flying pigs singing and dancing, a 25-foot, two 8-foot and 20 4-foot trees rolling to the music and much more.

5403 S. Ivory St.: Lots of lights and music.

609 W. 17th Ave.: There is a bicycle covered in lights in a tree. I guess you could say it is whimsical.

North Idaho

2411 N. Titleist Way, Post Falls: Lots of lights and lighted decorations.

8528 Larch St., Rathdrum: Many yard fixtures and lighted trim on house.

8503 Larch St., Rathdrum: Blue and clear lights theme. Lots of twinkling colored and clear lights. Santa and reindeer on roof, lots of yard fixtures.

3678 Upper Pack River Road, Sandpoint: Lights everywhere – along the fence, all the trees, house and many outbuildings.

7 N. Kootenai Road, Kootenai: Lots of lights, deer drinking from water (blue lights), large lighted tree and yard inflatables.


30616 N. Perry Road, Deer Park: Very elegant display that is set in the woods. Lots of colored mini-lights in blue spruces with groves of white spiral trees spread throughout the acreage. The lights completely surround the house, providing tremendous depth to the display.

Elk-Chattaroy Road, north of Chattaroy Road, Chattaroy: About one-third of an acre lit with a half-dozen fully lighted trees, more than a dozen characters and/or scenes.

12112 E. Atlanta Road, Valleyford: Several inflatables, unique metal-man Santa, lots of lights set to music and changing all the time.

114 E. Emma St., Rockford: There are 30 inflatables, several cut-out snowmen, Santa Clauses, flying reindeer and many others. Hundreds of thousands of lights, red archway leading to Santa’s workshop that dances with the music.

762 S. Beeman St., Airway Heights: Many, many lights.

614 S. King St., Airway Heights: Lights everywhere, a colored lighted Christmas tree in front yard, a manger scene, three lighted deer.

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