Families all over Westchester deck their houses with Christmas lights, but certain special houses merit a visit all their own.
We’ve rounded up several of our favorite local Christmas light displays for 2023, perfect for getting your crew into the holiday spirit. While most of these displays are of the homegrown variety, you can find plenty of spectacular professional displays in the tristate area, too.
If you're looking for even more holiday happenings, check out our Holiday Fun Guide to hear about all the fun as soon as we do.
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Westchester Christmas Light Displays in 2023
16 Luigi Road
This locally famous Christmas display is about to hit the mainstream: They'll be featured on the ABC show The Great Christmas Light Fight this year, with their episode debuting on Sunday, December 10, 2023! Featuring nearly 1 million lights, this Putnam Valley home has been creating a beautiful display for the past few years. The lights are turned on every night from 6pm-10pm, with the hours extended until 11pm during Christmas week. They'll also be collecting donations for Make-a-Wish Hudson Valley. Note: While there, if you have to turn your car around, they ask that you don't do so in their neighbors' driveways and to be respectful of all property.
50 Parsons Street
Looking for a little Christmas nostalgia? This long-running display in Harrison has lots of antique pieces. Owner Roy Aletti has been decking out his house for more than 40 years. This video has a preview of what you’ll find.
96 Hill Street
This display is celebrating its 29th year. Located 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.
4. #PUJALANE – White Plains
11 Sammis Lane
Be ready to be wowed by this fun Christmas lights display in White Plains, which includes everything from lit arches and Frosty and Santa figures to an over 20-foot-tall mega tree that was just added to the mix this year. The display runs every night from 6pm until 10pm through January 1—and you can tune in to 107.7 FM for a great music sync. (That includes picks from holiday movie favorites like Home Alone and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, too!)
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Westchester’s Winter Wonderland is a drive-thru experience with thousands of lights. Photo by the author
Kensico Dam Plaza
Holiday-light aficionados (and the cold averse) will appreciate this now-beloved tradition, which features the chance to drive through more than a mile of lights. Special features include the debut of the 175-foot-long Transporter Tunnel, Rudolph's Way and the cute Snowball the Elf. Admission is $35 per car and the display is open most days throughout the holiday season—just note you have to book tickets and time slots in advance. Check out our full write-up for more on what to expect.
This already beautiful park in Yonkers becomes even more stunning during the Christmas season thanks to its annual Grand Holiday Illumination lights display. Kicking off on Friday, December 8, 2023, this year, walk through the display, which features some 100,000 lights on the Walled Garden. The best part? It’s completely free, with no reservations needed. It runs every night—including Christmas and NYE—from 4:30-8pm until Monday, January 1, 2023. (For the opening on Friday, December 8, 2023, the festivities start at 5:30pm.)
Unless noted, photos courtesy of the families/houses
A version of this post was first published in 2017 and was updated in 2023.