It’s about that time again: Families all over Westchester and the Hudson Valley are decking their halls—and their houses—with holiday decorations. And while you can drive through neighborhoods and spot pretty lights, festive wreaths and lots of Frosty inflatables, there are certain houses that merit a trip all their own.
Here, we’ve rounded up several of our favorite light displays, perfect for getting your crew into the holiday spirit. (May we suggest stopping by one of these delicious places to pick up a hot chocolate for the road?)
If you're looking for even more holiday happenings, check out our Event Calendar and our Holiday Fun Guide.
The North Kensico Christmas Lights Show are synced to the music on 107.7.
North Kensico Christmas Lights Show – White Plains
19, 21, 22 and 25 North Kensico Avenue
One of the most popular residential Christmas light shows in Westchester, this display is actually four houses at one stop. Turn your dial to 107.7 FM and watch and listen as the lights sync up to the music—there are 82 songs this year, up five from last year. Enjoy seeing the brightly lit snowmen, presents, Christmas trees, and gingerbread men—and the Winter Village, where you can spot white light–decorated mini homes, plus check out the model train, take a pic with Santa, and have a cup of hot chocolate (weather permitting, of course). The display runs from 5:30–11pm every day from Sunday, November 25, 2018 through Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Christmas on Hill Street – New Rochelle
96 Hill Street
This display is celebrating its 25th year! Just a few quick turns off I-95, you’ll find dazzling wreaths, decked-out trees, and lots of figurines, like Santa, teddy bears, and even Winnie the Pooh. Now through Saturday, January 5, 2019
Santa will make a special stop at the New Rochelle Christmas House on Sunday, December 16!
New Rochelle Christmas House – New Rochelle
155 Vaneck Drive
Head to this New Rochelle home to get into the holiday spirit, with lots of lights, toy soldiers, wreaths, and more. And mark your calendar for December 16—that’s when, from 3-5pm, Santa will be making a special stop! Lights are scheduled to go on by Saturday, December 1, 2018
Roy’s Christmas Land – Harrison
50 Parson Street
Looking for a little Christmas nostalgia? This display in Harrison has lots of antique pieces—plus tons more. This video has a preview of what you’ll find. Lights go on by December 3, 2018.
Keeler Christmas Lights Display – Putnam Valley
16 Luigi Road
There are close to a jaw-dropping million lights—with 100,000 added this year—that make up this glittering display just north of the border in Putnam County. But that’s not all: You’ll also find a lit-up train, Santa flying on the roof, snowmen, Olaf from Frozen, and lots, lots more. This year, the Keeler family has added 15 new inflatables. Lights are on every day from 5-10pm, starting on Saturday, November 24, 2018.
Photos courtesy of the families/houses
Updated for 2018.