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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Over a quarter of a million lights, animated displays, and decorations. Hot chocolate is available for kids (cooler temp) and adults.
Designed to resemble a giant gingerbread house, this amazing display is worth a drive-by.
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.
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.
Bring canned food to donate for Maggie’s Place and drop it off at this display of over 10,000 lights and decorations.
This display is in a small community and there is not much room for parking and no sidewalks.
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.
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
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.
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