Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Best Places In and Around DC to See Holiday Light Displays

Recently on the Cleveland Park Listserv a poster wondered where to go to see the best displays of holiday lights.  List members had a number of great suggestions, but please feel free to add others by using the comments section below.

This one is pretty remarkable. It's at 1602 Collingwood Road, Alexandria, VA.  You can read more about it here:  http://bit.ly/fvM69P

See the house at the far northern tip of DC at N. Portal Drive and Birch Drive.  The house, known as the Bishop's House, attracts crowds every year. It was written up in the Washington Post in December 2003.

Outside of the Mormon Temple, just beyond the Beltway in Kensington, MD, there are thousands of lights on the grounds that you can stroll around.  (Note: Only members of the Mormon church are allowed to go inside the temple.) For information and directions go to: http://dctemplelights.lds.org/.

If you're willing to go slightly outside the DC area, Baltimore's 34th Street is always worth checking out. I once saw a busload of Japanese tourists there snapping pictures.

1 comment:

  1. A lady in Virginia named Holly (no lie) has come up with a very comprehensive list of holiday light displays. If you look at one page on her site (link will follow shortly), you can get photo previews, plus details (hours, etc.) about all the displays. On another page, she even helps you plan out a route to see as many as possible in one night. There's the link: