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Twinkling displays spread holiday cheer

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

From staff reports

Cheerful holiday lights can brighten long, dark nights this time of year. 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.


1905 W. Pacific Ave.

Cowley Park, 602 S. Division St.: Colorful lights decorate the park across from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Liberty Lake/

Otis Orchards

23221 E. Settler Drive: A little of everything – Clark Griswold, Santa, Baby Jesus, Olaf and “The Nutcracker” theme.

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

Brierwood and Guinevere: Several houses with nice displays near East Brierwood and North Guinevere drives.

1317 E. Bismark Ave.

Northwest Spokane

424 W. Park Place: Elegant decor on a stately home at Corbin Park. This is one of many beautifully decorated homes around Corbin Park, all of which are on the national, state and local historic registers.

2924 W. Sanson Ave.

2917 W. Sanson Ave.

2310 W. Courtland Ave.: Snowman, reindeer, penguins, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, toy soldier and lights set to music adorn this home for its annual Christmas display. This street has many homes that celebrate the season. A must-see.

2218 W. Olympic Ave: A winter wonderland of trees, deer and a moose, plus lots of blowups. too.

5017 W. Princeton Place: More than 70 classic blow molds from the lawn to roof with lights all around.

5118 N. Adams St.: A small display that grows every year.

323 W. Barnes Road: This house has been decorated for 25 years. There are three different sections in the yard filled with lights and decorations, including a large handmade Nativity scene. Roll down your window to hear classic Christmas songs playing, as well.

5528 N. Nettleton St.: Winter wonderland with a sleigh, reindeer and a dancing Santa. Many neighbors decorate, too.

Gingerbread House at the North Pole, 9424 N. Oak St.: The house is on Five Mile Prairie about two blocks west of Prairie View School and can be seen from Johannesen Road. When it’s dusk, the lights come on, and the display lights up a winter wonderland.

6023 N. Whitehouse St.

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.

7002 N. Normandie St.

8517 N. Whitehouse Drive: Completely new display every year. This one is all hand-designed and hand-built.

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 passerby 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 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 homes with lights and other decorations between Monroe Street and Grand Boulevard.

1822 W. 11th Ave.

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.

3201 E. 24th Ave.: Lights and inflatables

Christmas Tree Lane: The homes on Skyview Drive between 37th Avenue and High Drive have Christmas trees on display, a tradition since 1963.

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

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.

1619 S. McCabe Road

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.

5709 N. Ella St.: Nativity scene with a star above and a larger star on the roof of the house. Many lights on house and bushes.

South Keller Road: Whole street decorated, and there’s a giant tree.

10806 E. 20th Ave.: The yard has an assortment of themes, including gingerbread, the North Pole, Nativity scene and reindeer on the roof. The figures are homemade with some automation. The whole block is well decorated and lighted with an assortment of decorations well worth seeing.

12909 E. 22nd Ave.: Many blowups, lights and projectors.

17505 E. Indiana Ave.: About an acre of lights, inflatables and more.

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

14815 E. Alki Ave.: Five houses in a cul-de-sac.

5123 N. Bolivar Road

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.

Nightmare Before Christmas, 11416 E. 23rd Ave.: Come and enjoy homemade “Nightmare Before Christmas” decorations.

10712 E. 20th Ave.: There are a few houses on this street, right off University Road, that go all out.

West Plains

West Plains Christmas Lights, 1125 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights

Nine Mile Falls

205 E. Shore Road: C9 white lights all around. Classic and clean.


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.

Clark Family, 1295 W. Jenicek Loop, Post Falls: Spectacular light show synchronized with music.

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).

14451 N. Spiral Ridge Trail, Rathdrum: Lots of lights and music … figures and trees and lights galore … very festive.

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