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 in Arizona part of your “Who Wants to See Christmas Lights?” tradition this year.
Note: Christmas displays below were available during past holiday seasons. Some houses and neighborhoods may not be decorated this year due to covid.
1. 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 2020 Phoenix Holiday Lights Tour Guide.
2. E Pinchot Avenue (Phoenix, AZ)
Once the calendars turn to December, 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. E Valley Vista Drive (Scottsdale, AZ)
As you’re planning your Scottsdale holiday lights tour, mark this Winter Wonderland as your last stop. The display, which features more than 250,000 animated LED lights, runs every night from December 7-31. The homeowner 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.)
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. E Dixileta Drive (Cave Creek)
In the past, this home featured an all-LED light show set to holiday tunes, a 3,000-light Christmas tree, festive arches, and other animated Christmas displays.
12. E Topeka Drive (Phoenix)
Drive by this Christmas to see if the homeowners have their multiple holiday cutouts and lights up.
13. N 12th Place (Phoenix)
Enjoy a Christmas light show that changes every season!
14. E Rose Garden Lane (Phoenix)
In addition to nightly light shows and music (93.9 FM) through New Year’s, this Phoenix home is also running a food drive to benefit local food banks.
15. E Vista Drive (Phoenix)
Known locally as the Van Boven Christmas Fantasy Land, this holiday light show features over 20,000 LED lights, air-blown Christmas decorations, and more.
16. E Sweetwater Ave (Phoenix)
Check out the life-size nativity scene, Christmas decorations, and a special holiday video. In the past, this decorated house was powered by solar, too!
17. N 55th Street (Scottsdale)
You’ll know the home when you see it! (It’s the one with over 30,000 Christmas lights and yard décor.)
18. E Sierra Street (Phoenix)
Not only does this Phoenix Christmas house usually put on a great holiday show, but it has also supported Operation Care, a local food bank that feeds hundreds of Arizona families each week. Bring a non-perishable food item if these residential holiday decorations are still up.
19. E Tierra Buena Lane (Scottsdale)
Satisfy your sweet
tooth retina by visiting this life-size gingerbread house. It’s usually decorated with gumdrop windows, candy cane poles, and thousands of lights and decorations. No Scottsdale Christmas light tour would be complete without a stop here.
20. E Calle Tuberia (Phoenix)
In addition to standard Christmas décor—like over 200,000 computer-controlled lights and displays—this Phoenix home also has animated holiday characters, music, snow, bubbles, a 100-foot Eucalyptus tree, and more.
21. E Papago Drive (Tempe)
During past Christmases, this Tempe home has featured tens of thousands of holiday lights and decorations.
22. E Delcoa Drive (Phoenix)
Over a dozen homes on the entire block of Delcoa are decorated for Christmas. You’ll find lit trees, holiday music, animated characters, cutouts, and more. In fact, you can make a whole Christmas display tour out of this neighborhood alone!
23. E Willow Ave (Phoenix)
As the centerpiece of this annual Phoenix Christmas house for over four decades: an 11-foot Victorian Santa Claus. ‘Nuff said.
24. E Anderson Drive (Phoenix)
More than 20,000 multicolored LED lights are synchronized to music at this Phoenix Christmas light show.
25. E Hearn Road (Phoenix)
A duo of angelic angel displays adorn this Phoenix home, which has sported a red-and-white theme in past seasons.
26. E Bluefield Ave (Scottsdale)
Snap a pic of the 12-foot Christmas tree, sing along to holiday music, and watch the brilliantly lit animated holiday light show from the comfort of your Honda Odyssey.
27. N 56th Street (Scottsdale)
Synchronized to holiday tunes, the 30,000-plus Christmas lights and animated decorations are a sight to behold on a chilly December night.
28. N 55th Street (Scottsdale)
Drive a block over and check out the “Christmas forest” cul-de-sac, which features tall, lit trees, tons of decorations, and thousands of brilliant lights.
29. N 46th Street (Phoenix)
Rather see some Hanukkah decorations in Phoenix? Head to N 46th Street. The home features a living, century-old, 40-foot-tall saguaro menorah.
30. N Sundown Drive (Scottsdale)
Mix some pyrotechnics with a 75-foot-tall gingerbread house, and you get this Scottsdale Christmas display.
31. W Liberty Lane (Gilbert)
Over five houses combine forces on Christmas to create one of the best holiday displays in Gilbert. Over 100,000 lights are choreographed to songs, and there are some humongous trees and other Christmas decorations to keep your eyes happy.
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