Driving around in the car to see those spectacular homes decked in holiday lights is a tradition for some families in the Hudson Valley. (I suspect they may be the same people who take the Thruway home Sunday night on Thanksgiving weekend.) So if you'd like to spend holiday family time in the car this year, what better place see some really over-the-top outdoor displays than Westchester County. And if you're going anyway, take time so see some of these houses below that really make it a worthwhile trip all by themselves, as noted on MommyPoppins.com's "Best Christmas and Holiday Light Displays in Westchester".
So set your GPS and head out to see some truly spectacular holiday displays.
Keeler Christmas Lights Display
16 Luigi Road, Putnam Valley
Nearly one MILLION lights on display at this show-stopper just north of the county border. Plus loads of lit-up inflatables including Santa, snowmen, Olaf from Frozen and more, daily starting at 5:00 pm.
The North Kensico Christmas Lights Show
19, 21, 22 and 25 North Kensico Avenue, White Plains
A perennial show featuring four houses, with music in sync to the lights on your car radio dial at 107.7 FM. Check this massive show, stop and have a selfie with Santa and enjoy a spot of hot chocolate. Open 5:30–11:00 pm every day from Sunday, November 25, 2018 through Wednesday, January 2.
Christmas on Hill Street
96 Hill Street, New Rochelle
The 25th year of this holiday tradition features all the holiday favorites plus figurines, decorated trees, teddy bears and Winnie the Pooh. Thru Saturday, Jan 5.
New Rochelle Christmas House
155 Vaneck Drive, New Rochele
This home lets out all the stops, plus they have Santa on hand Sunday, Dec. 16 to meet and greet the kiddies from 3-5 pm. Lights go on Saturday, December 1.
Roy’s Christmas Land
50 Parson Street, Harrison
A sparkling display of holiday nostalgia, featuring lots of antique pieces, along with festive displays and lights galore. Look for it by December 3, 2018.
is a great trove of holiday info for Westchesterites, with more holiday happenings in their Event Calendar
. The site also features a Holiday Fun Guide
, loaded with tips on events to experience, craft fairs and markets, special fun-with-kids events and eleven different places to have breakfast with Santa, including a Mexican Brunch with Santa in Bronxville.
What could be more festive than all that?