There are some people who just like to go big when it comes to Christmas decor.
You know the types, the Clark Griswold’s and Martha May Whovier’s 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 the 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 our favorite 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 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly until January 1. 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 westside 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.
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.
This 7-acre neighborhood goes all out for the holidays. Every tree, bush, and inch of these six homes is covered in lights, creating a drive-thru illumination experience. It’s free to drive thru the display, but you can also send a donation that will benefit Peace for Paws. The display is located at 9360 Frabell Dr, Powell, OH 43065.