There are some people who just like to go big when it comes to Christmas decor.
You know the types, the Clark Griswolds and Martha May Whoviers of your neighborhood. The people who have lights, music, and action, all wrapped into one, crazy package that starts flashing at sundown to the dulcet tones of Trans Siberian Orchestra.
Of course, it may not be fun to live next door to the people who take Christmas lights so seriously. But it is fun to drive around and look at them.
Here are 5 houses around Columbus that are doing Christmas lights right.
Harmon House at 3192 Menzola Dr, Columbus, OH 43228
This display has an hour-long show that loops. The lights are up and running Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. To get the full experience, be sure to tune into 89.3.
Have you ever seen multiple houses on one street present a coordinated Christmas light display? Well now is your chance. Westbrook Village Drive on the west side of Columbus has been lighting up their street for years. The show is free, but it is encouraged to bring a canned food item for donation while enjoying the show. The lights run until 10 p.m. nightly until New Year’s Eve. The hours are extended to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
Want to watch 90,000 Christmas lights dance to music? Head to the Dazzling Christmas Lights display at 649 Old Coach Rd. Check out the lights every night of the week (weather permitting) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Don’t forget to tune your radio to 87.9 FM to hear the music.
Light Up Euclaire at 797 Euclaire Ave.
This adorable little house in Bexley lights up each night with shows at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The music for the show can be found at 92.9. Too freakin’ cute, amiright?
There’s no other display in Columbus quite like the Griswold Delaware display. The home has been a favorite of mine for a few years, and it was recently chosen as the #1 display in Central Ohio by NBC 4. Word of the incredible display even reached Ellen Griswold herself, Beverly D’Angelo.
She reached out to the display’s creator, Joey Suarez. “I’m in Los Angeles and I’m trying to find out why we have all these power outages and it seems to be your fault,” said D’Angelo. You can see the display for yourself any day of the week between 6 p.m. and midnight until January 1st.
Enjoy the show, Columbus!
Originally published 12/5/17. Updated 12/12/19.
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