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 6 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 the listed radio station.
Westbrook Village Drive, Columbus, Ohio
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.
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.
The Chalker’s at 3705 Lagoon Ln, Hilliard, OH 43026
When you pull up to The Chalker’s Christmas display, be sure to tune in your stereo to 94.1 FM. That’s how you’ll get the complete light show experience, with timed music and light displays! There aren’t specifics on hours for the light show, but it seems to turn on around 6 p.m.!
Making Spirits Bright at 3112 Melbury Drive Columbus 43221
Bill Stepp has spent years perfecting his “Making Spirits Bright” display. This year, the light show even features a mailbox to Santa Claus, where kids can drop their letters into a mailbox and watch them zip away to Santa himself! The display will come alive on December 9 and remain up through the holiday season.