Looking to take a little holiday lights tour of Phoenix? Sure, there are some great pay-to-see Christmas decorations and displays around the Valley of the Sun; but don’t miss out on all those residential neighborhoods that deck the halls during the holiday season. Make these festively decorated houses part of your “Who Wants to See Christmas Lights?” tradition this year. Check out our 2018 list for more ideas on how to spend your holiday season.
E Voltaire Avenue (Phoenix, AZ)
Dozens of homeowners in this Roadrunner Estates community coordinate and showcase their design chops on Christmas. Explore the stretch of E. Voltaire Ave, between Thunderbird and Tatum, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s to experience Christmas lights synced to music (98.1 FM). You may even have a run-in with Old Saint Nick himself. Just be certain to plan a trip early in the evening as the neighborhood’s lights usually shut down around 10:00 PM.
To enjoy the best holiday decorations in all of Phoenix—this area really is incredible, believe you me—we suggest loading everyone into a spacious minivan like the Honda Odyssey (the more the merrier). With seating for up to 8 passengers, the Odyssey is as accommodating as vans get. And thanks to its innovative CabinTalk® PA system, you can really embrace your role as the family’s 2019 Phoenix Holiday Lights Tour Guide.
E Pinchot Avenue (Phoenix, AZ)
Once the calendars turn to December, native Florida palm trees transform into candy canes in this small Phoenix Homesteads neighborhood. The community on Pinchot collaborate each year to decorate the palm trees, and it’s been a tradition since the 1980s. Weekend block parties are also held throughout the season, complete with outdoor film screenings of holiday classics.
You can drive through the two-block stretch, appropriately nicknamed Candy Cane Lane, each evening (dusk) from Thanksgiving through January.
1146 N Quail Lane (Gilbert, AZ)
The Peanuts Airport is arguably one of the coolest holiday attractions we’ve seen. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire gang are there in cutout and inflatable form. As its name would suggest, the home’s built like a whimsical, miniature airport runway that’s certainly crafted in the spirit of the classic comic. We’re sure Charles Schulz would give this Gilbert Christmas display his stamp of approval.
All that’s needed is a pilot—a Honda Pilot, complete with a panoramic roof and Tri-Zone Climate Control, to be exact.
N 41st Avenue (Phoenix, AZ)
If a Peanuts-inspired holiday display isn’t your thing, try the South Park House in NW Phoenix. This home, owned by the Palacio family, is a monument to Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s iconic animated comedy. Propped up around the home are more than 100 cutouts of the show’s most popular characters, including the legendary Mr. Hankey. Juvenile? You bet. But fun is in the eye of the beholder.
1335 N Papillon Circle (Mesa, AZ)
Over 100,000 Christmas lights are used to create this Mesa holiday display. A nativity scene, sparkling archways, inflatables, and more festive decorations are visible, too, all the way until the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Day.
541 E Mountain Sky Avenue (Phoenix, AZ)
The Santa Train, located in southern Phoenix, features great Christmas lights, a strangely entrancing volcano, Rudolph, a small Ferris wheel, and a scaled-down train that moves along an 80-foot-long track. The train conductor, a stuffed Santa doll, magically tosses candy canes to good little boys and girls.
This Phoenix Christmas light show operates until 11:00 PM each night through New Year’s Day. Flash your Honda CR-V’s LED headlights to get the train chugging along, and don’t forget to tune into 87.9 FM to listen to the Mountain Show as you watch the decorations.
8543 E Avalon Drive (Scottsdale, AZ)
For animated Christmas lights paired with holiday music in Scottsdale, pop over to Avalon Dr. The homeowners decorate their house with over 50,000 blinking lights and set them to a series of humorous holiday songs. If you forgot to pack the hot cocoa, get a free cup and candy-cane stirrer while you’re there. Get your dose of Scottsdale Christmas lights until January.
8414 E Valley Vista Drive (Scottsdale, AZ)
As you’re planning your Scottsdale holiday lights tour, mark Chris Birkett’s Winter Wonderland as your last stop. The display, which features more than 250,000 animated LED lights, runs every night from December 7-31. Birkett creates this incredible Christmas display as a freebie for local residents, but he won’t balk at a $5 donation here and there. (Once you see his home, you’ll realize he earns it.)
3642 E Comstock Drive (Gilbert, AZ)
A total of 13 houses make up this spectacular animated Christmas lights show in Gilbert. Christmas on Comstock visitors can turn their radio to 93.9 FM to see over 110,000 LED lights, 300-plus strobe lights, and Christmas figures dance to holiday music. Shows run nightly in December, but it’s busy! If you plan to visit on a weekend, consider parking your vehicle and walking.
7914 W Dahlia Drive (Peoria, AZ)
Homeowners of this Dahlia Drive house like to mix things up by changing the theme of their Christmas display each year. They may opt for the traditional white LED Christmas lights one season; the next year, they may choose to transform their home into Peoria’s version of Disneyland, with Disney characters padding the front lawn and rooftops in droves. At this point, residents are just happy they continue designing. You can usually watch these Peoria Christmas lights all through December.
Happy Honda Days at Your Valley Honda Dealers
Get into the holiday spirit early by gifting yourself a new Honda at any of our Phoenix-area Honda dealerships. Browse our current vehicle offers to see what Happy Honda Days sales we’ve got coming down the chimney this season. Contact a Valley Honda Dealer near you in Phoenix, Tempe, Prescott, Avondale, or the surrounding Arizona region for more details. Have a merry Christmas and holiday!
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