Last Friday night, we piled into the car, threw a blanket on the kids to keep them cozy, listened to Christmas music on the radio and drove around looking at local residential light displays. We had the best time being together, marveling at the creative displays and talking about how much their neighbors must hate them!
The AJC recently had readers comment and vote on the best professional light displays around Atlanta, but I thought it would be useful to talk about your favorite residential displays and give folks ideas of the best neighborhoods to check out.
Our favorite house is in Smoke Rise in DeKalb County near Hugh Howell Road. The house is behind The Summit Swim and Tennis Club. (I believe that’s the name.) They’ve decorated it for years and literally have a trail of cars parading in front of the house. I can’t imagine what their electric bill must be!
The kids love all the lights, the Santa on the roof and all the different characters like Snoopy. (We went into Stone Mountain from there just to see the lights and the kids declared it terrible.)
Michael had read on another site about a house off of Webb Gin Road so we went over there after Stone Mountain. It’s passed The Avenue at Webb Gin heading toward Loganville. The neighborhood is on the left. You can’t miss it from the street. I feel so bad for this guy’s neighbors, but the kids loved looking at the house. There was a trail of cars there too.
Where are some of your favorite light displays in neighborhoods? What houses do you visit every year? Tell us street names and neighborhood names if you know them. But at the very least give us some landmarks to look for. (I’d really love to know some really big houses in the Buckhead area to see.)