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We asked, you answered. More than 50 addresses have been plotted on The Spokesman-Review’s 2014 Holiday Lights map. The addresses submitted through noon Tuesday can be found in print below. Check out holiday-lights-2014/ to plot a trip out to see the lights (both map and lists views are available). And it’s not too late to add your nominees for festive holiday scenes. Just go to the Web address above and click on “Add a location.” The list will be live through New Year’s Day.

Downtown Spokane

Sprague and Stevens,

The Satellite Diner in the historical City Ramp Garage building. The window, decorated by Mike Copler, was done in tribute to the old Crescent window displays for Christmas. The window is on the Stevens Street side of the diner, near the entrance of the City Ramp Garage.

300 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Winter Glow Spectacular: 32 sponsored holiday displays, 200 total displays, 20 zoo animals, 14 mega trees and three “super mega” trees.

Moscow/ Pullman

225 S.E. South St., Pullman

13,000 lights controlled by 90 channels all set to music. Including talking snowmen, talking reindeer, 10-foot spiral mega tree. Tune to 95.7 to listen to the music. South street lights on Facebook.

Northeast Spokane

2117 E. Sinto Ave.

Musical light display.

4711 N. Cook St.

Every year it gets bigger and brighter. This beautiful Hillyard tradition, “The Christmas House,” features a full candy and toy land for the young and old to enjoy!

517 E. Garland Ave.

Hot air balloon with Santa, reindeer and penguins; other blow ups include lighted reindeer and sleigh, mice and bears.

1203 E. Kiernan Ave.

17 inflatables, including a 16-foot Santa, lots of lights and a helicopter on roof with lights.

1304 E. Sharpsburg Ave.

A tasteful display of holiday lights, animated figures and decorations. Available from 4:45 to 10 p.m.

514 E. Westcrest Ave., Colbert

More than 30,000 lights dancing to 28 Christmas songs. Runs daily 5 to 9 p.m.

832 E. Brierwood Lane

Lots of handmade cut out Disney characters and a ton of bright and colorful lights. Come see your favorite princesses, the characters from “Frozen,” “Monsters Inc.,” “Toy Story” and many other classic characters like Mickey, Minnie and Pluto.

North Idaho

15472 N. Ramsey Road, Rathdrum

10,000 Christmas lights dance to music as well as 30 inflatibles. Turn your radio to 97.9 and listen to the music from your car. Show runs Sunday-Thursday 4:45 to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 4:45 to 10 p.m. High winds or heavy snow could cancel the show. Come out and enjoy some Christmas lights.

Timor Avenue and Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene

House right off the corner with Ramsey Road is a festive sight, with tons of lights and displays. Several houses on Timor are decorated as well.

Northwest Spokane

10707 N. Iroquois Drive

2318 W. Broad Ave.

Lots of lights, characters and music. Great display.

5704 N. Forest Blvd.

Corner house on Forest Boulevared

1900-2100 W. Courtland Avenue

West Courtland, Gordon and Glass avenues have been famous for more than 50 years for their holiday light displays. This year the star displays on Courtland (from 1900 block to the 2100 block) are particularly striking.

4126 W. Sanson Ave.

We have our lights playing to music again this year. Please come and enjoy!

2218 W. Olympic Ave.

Lots of holiday inflatables and lights; in the Shadle Park area.

1827 W. Indiana Ave.

Tradition continues in this block of Northwest Spokane. Three homes on the block with holiday spirit in a quiet neighborhood.

3525 W. Second Ave.

We saw the flashing giant “more love” lighted message all the way from Kendall Yards but it took forever to finally find the house. Lots of lights coordinated to music. It’s on a dead-end road so you have to turn around but a great message and a nice show. Lighted figurines and a Santa falling off the roof. Just off of Government Way up on the hill.

8517 N. Whitehouse Drive

Two things that make this display unique: I hand make it, and it’s a new display each year, and this is real close to the 50th year I’ve designed and built one. Tons of work, but my dream has always been to re-create the magic I felt when I first saw a man’s display that he did in Spokane 55 years ago. If I have that effect on even one person, then my wish is fulfilled!

1210 W. Hazard Road

7002 N. Normandie St.

North Side home decorated to no end with blow ups, lights flickering and music playing.

1210 W. Hazard Road

Country Christmas with more than 100,000 lights covering 3 acres. More than 100 trees decorated. Animated lights playing Christmas music through your car radio on 107.5 FM. Go north on Mill Road to Dartford; go half-mile on Dartford to Hazard road. Or north on Highway 395 to Wandermere exit, then Dartford to Hazard. Hours: 5 to 10:45 p.m.

6421 N. Whitehouse St.

Many displays, blue walkway, snowman family; corner of Houston and Whitehouse.

9222 N. Whitehouse St.

Santa in his sleigh, or on his snowmobile – he is everywhere. His carousel is full of his friends and his big sleigh has the gifts. Lots of blowups and the lighted flagpole. Rocking reindeer pull his sled and his cool wife rocks with him in the swing. Hope you enjoy, my grandkids do.

South Hill

South Skyview Drive

Each home on Skyview Drive from 37th Avenue to High Drive features a colorfully lit Christmas tree in the yard. This season marks the 61st year of this neighborhood tradition begun in 1953. Drive up one side and down the other of this divided boulevard.

3404 S. Lincoln Drive

Full nativity with a shining star of Bethlehem, many angels and deer, animated deer drinking at the creek. A dog rides in a golden carriage led by a reindeer, spot the whimsical raccoon with his garbage can, penguins, bear, elephant, swans, cranes and peacock. Many snowflakes all along. Corner lot is all lit up, in mostly gold and white. Dusk to 10 p.m., through Jan 1.

2324 E. Fifth Ave.

Right at Fifth Avenue and Altamont Street, on your way to the East Central Community Center

3900 E 30th Ave.

A few houses in the area have lights.

2216 S Cuba St.

Come enjoy lights dancing to the music. Tune into 95.1 and enjoy the show.

1800-2000 East Pinecrest Road

Homes that evoke the spirit and wonder of grand castles in fairy tales … all decked out in holiday finery. A true gift from the late architect Glen Cloninger.

2104 S. Perry St.

Thousands of blue and white lights. New ones appearing every night.

3516 E. 62nd Ave.

3107 S. Glenrose Road

Wire frame Santas and animals along with many lights including cosmic color ribbons and pixels dance to the synchronized music. More than 2000 channels of computer control the lights. Listen in your car to FM 99.7 or get out of your car and listen to the outdoor speakers and dance with Domonick the Donkey, Foghorn Leghorn, Porky Pig, The Chicks, Tree Pig, Penelope the Purple Hippo, etc, and the many Santas.

Spokane Valley

1722 S. Bettman Road

Our display will knock your socks off. We have more than 30 Christmas inflatables in all shapes and sizes. We are huge dog lovers and have all kinds of Christmas canines on display and a very large collection of Peanuts decorations, too. Our display is well worth driving out to the Spokane Valley to see. It is super easy to find, just off of Interstate 90 and Theirman/Appleway.

22nd Avenue and McDonald Road

Single house with tons of stuff on house and yard. House is on 22nd Avenue west of McDonald Road.

5214 N. Davis Road

Great display.

11516 E. 19th Ave.

This house is one of our family favorites that we never miss driving by during the holiday season. The kids love to look at the all the snowmen, penguins and Santas that decorate the yard and we like watching the lights as they blink off and on to music. There’s lots to see and hear for all ages.

2614 S. Corbin Circle, Greenacres

Broad Avenue and Progress Road

10806 E. 20th Ave.

Many lights, some automated figures, wooden yard art showing different themes including nativity scene and reindeer on the roof. Many people on this block have yard decorations.

10806 E. 20th Ave.

Great block with this house being the centerpiece. Best display in Spokane.

10805 E. Eighth Ave.

Christmas lights to music. Thousands of color changing lights and a 55-foot tree lit from the bottom to the top. Tune in at 107.5 FM and listen to the show as the lights dance to the music.

3207 S. Gillis Court

Front and backyard are decorated (backyard faces 32nd)

2402 N. Center Road

Holiday lights from 5 10 p.m. each night set to music.

10803 E. Nora Ave.

Beautiful display of LED lights playing to Holiday music.

2108 S. Timberlane Road

Keller Road and 16th Avenue

The whole street is a Christmas lane.

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