Most Spectacular Christmas and Holiday Light Displays in Westchester
Families all over Westchester and the Hudson Valley are decking their halls—and their houses—with holiday decorations. And while you can drive through almost any neighborhood and spot pretty Christmas lights and festive inflatables, certain houses merit a visit all their own.
We’ve rounded up several of our favorite local Christmas light displays for 2021, 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.
Festive Christmas and Holiday Light Displays Near Westchester in 2021
Keeler Christmas Lights Display — Putnam Valley
16 Luigi Road
Through Sunday, January 2, 2022
The Keeler family spends months gearing up for its annual Christmas lights display, and the results are spectacular. There are nearly1 million lights in this glittering display just north of the Westchester border in Putnam County, with, of course, new additions each year. Lights are turned on nightly from 5 to 10pm, and visitors can drop letters to Santa on the property, with a promise that he just might reply.
The Staples family in Ossining is again decking its house for the holidays with lights, snowflakes, candy canes, and more.
Lights on Jenkins Court — Ossining
12 Jenkins Court
Through Thursday, January 6, 2022
The Staples family is again decking its house for the holidays with lots of lights, snowflakes, and more. While it won't host a big opening celebration like years past—due to COVID concerns and because the family is welcoming a new baby, on Christmas, no less!— there are some fun new features, such as a Star Wars medley. Turn your car radio to 90.5 FM to check out the awesome synced-to-music show, and be sure to go to the Facebook page, where the family shares lots of fun content. You can check out the show every night from 4:30 to 9pm. Pull over to listen and watch the show, but be sure to keep the driveways clear, keep the noise down, and wear a mask and socially distance if you decide to get out of your car.
Roy’s Christmas Land — Harrison
50 Parsons Street
2020 dates TBD
Looking for a little Christmas nostalgia? This long-running display in Harrison has lots of antique pieces—plus tons more. Owner Roy Aletti has been decking out his house for more than 40 years! This video has a preview of what you’ll find.
Christmas on Hill Street — New Rochelle
96 Hill Street
Through Wednesday, January 5
This display is celebrating its 27th 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.
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland is a 1.2-mile, drive-thru experience filled with thousands of lights. Photo by the author
Through Sunday, January 2, 2022
Holiday-light aficionados (and the cold averse) will love the new take on Westchester’s Winter Wonderland at the Kensico Dam, which features the chance to drive through more than a mile of lights—plus lots of special features, including the county’s tallest Christmas tree. Admission is $25 per car if you buy your tickets in advance, and the display is open most days throughout the holiday season. Check out our full write-up for more on what to expect.
Unless noted, photos courtesy of the families/houses
A version of this post was first published in 2017 and was updated in December 2021.