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Season’s sparkles: Holiday lights displays in town

Stars and snowflakes decorate the house at 419 W. 22nd Ave. on Spokane’s South Hill. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Stars and snowflakes decorate the house at 419 W. 22nd Ave. on Spokane’s South Hill. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

The sun sets early this time of year in the Inland Northwest. Holiday lights help chase away some of that darkness.

We asked The Spokesman-Review readers to tell us about their favorite displays. Here’s what they’ve shared so far.

Do you have a favorite display that’s missing from our list? Visit to enter an address. While you’re there, you can plot your own holiday lights tour, too.

Liberty Lake/Otis Orchards

1113 N. Drury Court: Synchronized music and light show 4:30-9:30 p.m. every night. Tune your radio to 90.7.

3919 N. Lynden Road: There are 25,000 lights, lit-up characters, more than 30 inflatables. In the back is a 12-foot Santa, 16-foot Rudolph, 18-foot Grinch and an 18-foot light show Frosty the Snowman. Roof is lit up, and there are lighted decorations on the walls of the house. Also featuring a 4-by-8 foot sign that gives tribute to the military.

Liberty Lake Winter Glow Spectacular, 20298 E. Indiana Ave.: Relocated from downtown Spokane to Orchard Park. Lights will be on display until Jan 1.

Northeast Spokane

Star Wars Christmas Inflatable Spectacular, 15604 N. Freya, Mead: See a 16-foot Darth Vader plus more than 15 other “Star Wars” inflatables. Meet and get your picture with various Star Wars characters. Free to all (except Jawas). Taking donations for Toys for Tots and Salvation Army. Make a donation and receive a custom-made sticker and coupons from the Comic Book Shop, Time Bomb Collectibles, the Jedi Alliance, the Boiler Room, Page 42 Books and Candy Works. Continues today, 6-8 p.m.

Northwest Spokane

2924 W. Sanson Ave.

2917 W. Sanson Ave.

6421 N. Whitehouse St.: Blue and white lights adorn this home from sidewalk to chimney where Santa is. Next will be a map to the North Pole. In the front are several reindeer among the sparking trees with presents around and a very jolly snowman. Plus more beautiful displays in the neighborhood.

Millerland, 7020 N. Calispel St.: Twas a few weeks before Christmas and all through our street something was stirring. … Millerland is up and running, and Santa’s here most nights to see all the good girls and boys. He will pass out candy canes to those who are nice while those who are not had better think twice. The lights are hung by the gutters with care in hopes that some passer-by soon would be here. With the lights all aglow and the windows all set for the show. It’s time to come by and enjoy fantasyland if only for a few minutes. It is sure to put a smiles on the faces of both young and old. The music is charming, and the scene is complete. Come by our home, we promise it’s neat. Merry Christmas!

Steve’s House/Hazard Road Lights, 1210 W. Hazard Road: Large display over 3 acres. Hundreds of trees decorated. Part of the show moves the trees to music. Tune radio to 107.5 FM. Show runs through New Year’s Eve. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5-10:45 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 4:30-11 p.m. This show takes 300 hours to put up and take down.

South Hill

14th Avenue: Lots of home with lights and other decorations between Monroe Street and Grand Boulevard.

419 W. 22nd Ave.: Follow the stars to this festive yard on the South Hill.

West 28th Avenue: The blocks on either side of Bernard Street feature lots of decorated yards.

3107 S. Glenrose Road: Synchronized musical holiday light show with dancing and singing farm animals, trees and a snowman snowball fight.

Christmas Tree Lane: 56th year of brightly lit Christmas trees in each yard on South Skyview Drive between 37th Avenue and High Drive.

4406 E. 39th Ave.: Two blocks east of Havana on 39th Avenue.

Spokane Valley

A Snoopy Christmas Party, 1722 S. Bettman Road: More than 50 Christmas inflatables in all shapes and sizes, including all kinds of Christmas canines and a very large collection of Peanuts decorations, too. Display is just off I-90 and Thierman/Appleway.

5006 N. Larch Road: Beautifully organized full yard and house display. Mostly white lights; it is quite bright. Lots to see.

11516 E. 19th Ave.: The yard is filled with lots of lights, music and inflatables. There’s Olaf and Sven, Santa stuck in an igloo, mice on a stage, penguins in the yard, a snowman that stands taller than the house and much more to see.

605 S. St. Charles Road: Brightly lit yard and house. Neighbors on both sides of the house have gone all out, too.

Center Road Holiday Lights, 4316 N. Center Road: Almost 34,000 lights set to music for the display’s ninth year. Tune your radio to 97.5 FM. Show runs from 4:30-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 4:30-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


1965 NW Valhalla: More than 18,000 lights set to music. Tune your radio to 95.5. Show is from 6-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 6-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

North Idaho

Halsne Family, 9620 N. Valley Way, Hayden: Whimsical holiday display.

901 Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene: Homemade Scandinavian woodland gnomes display.

610 N. Idahline Road, Post Falls: Well-done animated light show choreographed to music. One block north of Flying J Truck Stop off I-90 at Exit 2.

Suntree RV Park, 350 N. Idahline Road, Post Falls: Animated light show with spectacular programmed electronics. Next to Flying J Truck Stop (use I-90, Exit 2).

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