‘Tis the season for checking out all the awesome holiday light displays in the area. And we’ve got some great ones for you: Along with a some decked-out houses in Westchester, the Lower Hudson Valley has its own share of festive light shows—including a house with over half a million (!) lights, a drive-through Christmas Wonderland and even some brightly lit bugs.
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The ERDAJT display is truly one of a kind!
ERDAJT Holiday Light Display – LaGrangeville
8 Patrick Drive
You know you’ve got a good light display when even the "Guinness Book of World Records" takes notice: In year’s past, the display has won for most lights. This year, they’ve got 550,000 lights dazzling the crowd, along with 259 different songs that sync up with the display. (If you want to hear a specific favorite—which ranges from traditional tunes like "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" to modern favorites like "Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara—check out the show schedule on their website, which includes a song list and what time it’ll play.) Along with snowmen, hearts, presents, Christmas trees and so, so much more, keep an eye out for the newest element to the show: what the family is calling the “spherical wonder” and assure that it’s “impossible to miss!” The show starts at 4:45 p.m. every day through Dec. 28. Ending times vary, so be sure to check out the calendar. displays.
Bruschi Christmas – Walkill
5 Madre Decristo Road
The Bruschi family has been syncing their dazzling Christmas display to music since 2012 and they’re continuing the tradition this year. Tune in to 87.9 FM to hear and watch the show—which runs about 30 minutes—and enjoy the brightly-lit candy canes, Christmas trees and the rest of the 20,000 twinkling lights that make up the display. Lights are on from now through January 1, from 5 pm to 10 pm on weekdays and 5 pm to 11 pm from Friday to Sunday nights.
Christmas on Colden Hill – Newburgh
125 Colden Hill
Lights, Santa, action! Turn to 102.5 FM and watch and listen as this fun, 26-minute light show that includes toy soldiers, reindeer and a 20-ft Christmas tree, plays. The display has been going up for 11 years and, this year, runs from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (on the half hour), seven days a week.
Watt Christmas Wonderland – Goshen
310 Scotchtown Road
What began as a light display at owner John Watt's mother’s house has grown into a stand-alone, drive-through Christmas Village. Catch Santa, snowmen and lots more holiday characters as you drive through this stunning holiday display, which boasts close to a mile of lights. Visit from 6 pm to 9 pm now through Dec. 30 (weather permitting) and turn the radio to 107.9 FM to hear the show. There’s a recommended donation of $5 per car and cars can’t be higher than 8-feet. Pro tip: Consider making your trip on a weeknight when it’s considerably less busy.
Christmas on the Mountain – Tuxedo
64 Fawn Hill Road
Enjoy the 14,000 lights in the Christmas on the Mountain display, which is set up at 64 Fawn Hill Road in Tuxedo. The show kicks off on Dec. 2 and goes through January 7, running from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on weekends. Along with checking out all the decorations, tune in to 98.1 FM to watch as the lights sync up to songs from some of your favorite Disney movies, like Frozen and Moana—along with holiday classics like Carol of the Bells and Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.
Holiday Lights in Bloom - Montgomery
41 Grove Street
Have a bug lover in your house? Then the Lights in Bloom show in Thomas Bull Memorial Park at the Orange County Arboretum is a must-see. Along with decked-out trees, the show dazzles with brightly-lit snails, bugs, birds, flowers and lots more of your favorites from nature, which you can catch as you walk the various paths. The show runs from 5 to 8 pm on weekends from now through Dec. 17 and before switching to daily showings through New Year’s Eve—just note that it’s not open Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The show is totally free—as is the hot chocolate!
This originally posted in 2015 and has been updated for 2017.
All photos courtesy of the houses/organizers.