With the holidays comes the spectacle and wonder of seeing holiday lights. To learn more about the best places to see the lights, we enlisted the help of Redfin. Having agents know their neighborhoods like the back of their hand, thanks to all the home tours and open houses that they attend each week, they were able to identify the best neighborhoods to see holiday lights in 23 metropolitan areas, and the top five neighborhoods in the nation. The homeowners in these areas see Christmas as a frame of mind, with lights, inflatable characters, statues and music that will make your heart grow three sizes just looking at the display.
Living in Brooklyn we are so excited that Dyker Heights is the number one spot with Portland, OR rounding in at number five. Check out some of these amazing places as you soak in the magic of the holidays.
When is the Best time to Get a Teen Debit Card?
Raising kids to be money smart isn't easy. I want my girls to be savvy and independent, but I don't want to give them too much freedom all at once. I'm testing out the new Greenlight debit card as a way to transition them to becoming money savvy adults. Head to Greenlight here ...read more
Keep Your Hands and Feet Warm with Canada's Most Loved Handwarmers
For all the folks out there with cold hands and toes, I have a solution that is both effective and sustainable! And, of course, it comes from a mom. Aurora heat is a small brand out of the Northwest Territories of Canada. Using sustainably resourced beaver pelts, they have ...read more
12 Tips for Cutting Down Your Own Christmas Tree
I grew up with a fake Christmas tree. We'd lug it up from the basement--branch by dilapidated branch--every year after Thanksgiving. It wasn't until my husband and I moved into our own house in the 'burbs that we decided to get ourselves a real, live tree. Related: How to make ...read more
Top Five Neighborhoods to See Holiday Lights in the U.S.
- Dyker Heights – Brooklyn, NY: Dyker Heights came in at No. 1 on list of the five best neighborhoods in the nation to see holiday lights. The entire community participates, drawing thousands of visitors each year. It’s a truly amazing display of lights, statues, inflatables and other holiday decorations that is bound to put you in a festive mood. You can stay up to date on the community’s Facebook page, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights.
- “Christmas Town” – McAdenville, NC: McAdenville’s nickname is Christmas Town, thanks to the elaborate displays that the residents put up every year. There are more than 375 lighted trees and 200 wreaths adorning the lamp posts, and most residents decorate their homes, drawing a crowd of more than 600,000 people each year.
- Interlochen – Arlington, TX: Known as the Lights at Interlochen, each year more than 200 homeowners in this Arlington neighborhood go all out with extravagant lights, decorations and displays. It has become a holiday tradition for friends and families in North Texas to make the drive out to see the lights.
- “Miracle on 34th Street” – Baltimore, MD: Now in its 67th year, The Miracle on 34th Street is a Baltimore tradition that is visited by thousands each year. The neighbors who live on the 700 block of 34th Street between Chestnut and Keswick Road have been decorating their homes and yards with holiday lights and displays for decades. With a hubcap Christmas tree and big lighted crab, Christmas Street does holiday decorating with Hampden flair!
- Peacock Lane – Portland, OR: Each house in this quaint southeast neighborhood has been decorating for the holidays since the 1920s. The adorable tudor-style homes are adorned with lights, statues and Christmas trees, landing the neighborhood on our top five list. If you buy a home on Peacock Lane, the covenants, conditions and restrictions require you to decorate!
MORE HOLIDAYS FROM MOMTRENDS
- Write the perfect letter to Santa.
- Make a DIY Grinch Ornament
- 4 Holiday Gift Wrapping Hacks
- Free Holiday Hang Tag Printables
Use Pinterest to save your favorite gift ideas. Be sure to follow our Holiday Recipes and Crafts board here.
Momtrends was not paid for this post.