Phoenix With Kids


The Ultimate List of Holiday & Christmas Lights in Phoenix

Our Ultimate List of Christmas Lights in Phoenix: The best holiday lights in metro Phoenix for 2022! With a map.
Christmas Lights Map in Phoenix

New for 2022! One of our favorite family activities is driving around, and looking at holiday lights in Phoenix. Not only is this activity free, but there are some amazing displays! Some houses go all out with synchronized lights to music, while others boast thousands of twinkling Christmas lights and colors. And then there are neighbors that join forces to make an epic street of fun, which families can drive or walk!

Metro-Phoenix Christmas Lights Map

Map by contributor Kim Ollerhead

It can be hard to know where to find these free holiday lights, but we have a map and list! This can make your evening outings so much more enjoyable. Take a look at what is close to your home, and plan an evening outing with the family.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as well:

  • We love to bring hot chocolate and cookies to enjoy as we drive! This is also a good way to pass the drive time between neighborhoods.
  • Weekends and the week before/after Christmas Day always have more traffic, and this is especially true for neighborhood lights displays. Be prepared to wait for the popular streets.
  • Bring your favorite holiday CDs to enjoy, or tune in to local station 99.9 for non-stop Christmas tunes.
  • Most neighborhood displays are enjoyed from the sidewalk or car only. Some homes invite the public to take a close look or enjoy other displays, but this should be clearly marked. Please don’t block driveways.
  • It is helpful to turn off your headlights if you’ve temporarily parked to enjoy a show. Don’t forget to turn them back on when you start driving again!
  • Make a plan! Find a neighborhood to explore and write down the addresses ahead of time.
  • If included, always check the links included with a listing to verify the location and days/times a home or show is running. We are not responsible for changes.
Some notable light displays are listed below:

North Phoenix Christmas Lights

North Phoenix Lights

North Phoenix Lights

18639 North 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Creating family-friendly musical light shows for the 4th of July, Halloween, and Christmas. Free for anyone to enjoy. 18639 N 1st Ave in Phoenix.

West Valley Christmas Lights

Meci Family

The Meci Family home will be lit beginning Thanksgiving evening. Notable features: over 55,000 lights, custom-made displays, animated fireworks, a 25-foot-tall mega tree, a cannonade of laser lights, and a 30-foot-long street motif hanging across the driveway declaring “Merry Christmas” to visitors an enormous fire-breathing dragon wearing a Santa hat.

The Scary Christmas House

A Nightmare before Christmas themed home with more than 100,000 lights. Snow machine, bubble machine, animatronics. About 90% of the display is handmade. Open Sun-Thursday from 6pm – 10pm and Fri-Sat from 6pm – 11pm and will be open until December 28th, weather permitting.

Makela Family Light Show

10,000 lights dancing to the music. Tune into 93.5 to listen to the music with the lights dancing. Do not block driveways or the street.

Lights at Verrado

Bring a chair or blanket and sit on the sidewalk or curb across the street. You can also watch/listen to the show from your car by tuning to FM 93.9.

Northeast Valley Christmas Lights

The Gelding

This fun interactive light show can be heard by tuning into 105.7.

Holly Jolly Christmas Lights

“Holly jolly Christmas” says the owner who invites you to walk around the yard and take pictures, perhaps in the industrial size Santa sleigh. Santa and Mrs. Clause walk the property at various times and love taking pictures with kids, families and pets in the sleigh.

Sepanek House

Over a quarter of a million lights, animated displays, and decorations. Hot chocolate is available for kids (cooler temp) and adults.

Cox Family Lights

8607 E Via Del Palacio Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Cox Family Lights, created by valley teenager BrolinCox, is a synchronized Christmas light show extravaganza featuring a 20-foot Mega tree and an ice castle.

Christmas Forever

11330 N Sundown Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Designed to resemble a giant gingerbread house, this amazing display is worth a drive-by.

Voltaire Ave

The whole street participates in this one. Tune your FM to 98.1 to hear the lights dance to the music.

Over a quarter of million lights, a walk through display that goes through the side of the house and even includes the pool. Park on the next street north or on Granite Reef. Lights are staying on extra late from 10 to midnight for those of you who just want to drive by.

17,000 Christmas Lights including a huge blow-up Santa. New for 2022.

Southeast Valley Christmas Lights

Tune into 107.5 to listen to the coordinated music. There is snowfall when Elsa sings “Let It Go”, definitely worth hanging out to watch a few songs.

Pelky Residence

Bring canned food to donate for Maggie’s Place and drop it off at this display of over 10,000 lights and decorations.

Santa’s Runway

This display is in a small community and there is not much room for parking and no sidewalks.

Seahawks Christmas

Seahawks display with a yard full of blow ups and lots of unique displays. Plenty of room to park and walk around.

Over 120 homes in Pecan Creek South participate with everything from lights to blow-ups.

Even more houses on our map to visit:

A Winters Dream – 37868 North Bonnie Lane, San Tan Valley

Christmas on Orchid Lane – 6320-6481 West Orchid Lane, Chandler

Christmas on Upland Drive – 2617 West Upland Drive, Chandler

Garrison Family Christmas – 4420 East Anderson Drive Phoenix, AZ 85032

Miracle on 34th Lane – 22415 North 34th Lane Phoenix, AZ 85027

David and Kelly Martinez – 1728 N. Papillon Circle, Mesa AZ 85205

Peanuts Airport – 1146 North Quail Lane, Gilbert

Phoenix WinterWonderland – 4237 West State Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85051

Richins Family – 396 West Liberty Lane, Gilbert

Scary Christmas House – 4431 West Escuda Drive, Glendale

Sirakis Family – 7914 West Dahlia Drive, Peoria, 8820 West Echo Lane, Peoria

Tasker Residence – 8211 South 63rd Avenue, Laveen Village

Taylor Family – 3611 East Kachina Drive

West Natal Circle – 654 West Natal Circle, Mesa

More around town

  • Arizona Central’s map here
  • Gilbert Lights map here
  • Lights In Verrado map here
  • Buckeye 2022 Holiday Lights Contest here

Here are some large commercial and free holiday light displays in Phoenix:

Desert Ridge and Tempe Marketplace – Decorations, lights and even snowfall

Downtown Chandler – Tumbleweed tree, Sugar Land and lights throughout downtown Chandler. Great photo ops and stay for nighttime lights

Scottsdale Quarter – lights in the palm trees, lawn games, huge Christmas tree

Westgate – free light show, see Santa (cost)

Glendale Glitters – walk around downtown Glendale amid twinkling lights, moved to Murphy Park

Old Town Holiday Lights in Peoria – large Christmas tree with lights synced to music

Riparian After Dark – $2/person, light displays at the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert

For other fall activities please check out new events calendar.

Similar topics

Things To Do in Phoenix



Phoenix With Kids

Join our weekly email newsletter

Phoenix With Kids