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Because December is the darkest month, we welcome grand displays of holiday and Christmas lights to brighten the night.
These homeowners and communities go all out to celebrate the season, so let’s get out there and celebrate with them. Pack up the car with snacks and hot cocoa, sing a few Christmas carols, and download our Christmas Lights Around Rochester PDF to guide you along the way.
Our favorite Christmas light displays in 2021:
All are in Monroe County
- Rahway Road, Gates
- Stonebridge Lane, Pittsford
- Endicar Drive, Irondequoit
- Beauclaire Lane, Perinton
- Quesada Drive, Greece
- Colony Lane, Henrietta
- Middle Road, Henrietta
- And, while not in Monroe County, a drive through the Buckskin Drive neighborhood in Farmington is also a must-do experience.
Extreme Individual Homes and Neighborhood Christmas Lights in Monroe County
1. Christmas Lights on Rahway Road
Many of the homes in the Rahway community (Rahway, Dawson, Winter Hazel) participate in the annual Christmas lights extravaganza. Some homes are lit to festive extremes, while others are elegant, monotone or traditional.
Winter Hazel is a cul-de-sac so you can see all of the homes a second time as you drive back out toward Lyell Rd. Bring along some cash for the hot cocoa and popcorn stand on Winter Hazel.
2. Christmas Lights on Stonebridge Lane
The entire cul-de-sac neighborhood on Stonebridge Lane gets decked out in elegant holiday bling. Though you may not get that same level of visual excitement as some of the other neighborhoods on our list, it is enjoyable nonetheless.
3. Christmas Lights on Endicar Drive
This cul-de-sac neighborhood is lit! Multiple homes on Endicar Drive participate to bring the holiday cheer.
4. Christmas Lights on Beauclaire Lane
This magnificent Polisseni home at 16 Beauclaire Lane is eccentric all year long, but comes to life during the holidays. The lawn sculptures and decorations are WOW-worthy!
While this home in particular is exceptional, the surrounding neighbors around the cul-de-sac and on the streets that wind along the hill behind Casa Larga also decorate which makes it an interesting drive-through.
5. Christmas Lights on Quesada Drive
What makes this home at 127 Quesada Dr. different from other homes on our favorites list is that it’s not on a cul-de-sac and people tend to park their cars for 20+ minutes rather than keep driving by. I went on a Monday at 5:15 and there were easily 20 cars already lined up, and 30 more driving carefully and slowly past.
Please only stay for one song if you plan to view it from your vehicle, stay on one side of the road, and avoid blocking driveways. It will make the season more enjoyable for everyone!
Great advice from someone who lives in the neighborhood, “The best route is enter on Bridgewood from Latta and line up on the right side of road. Or, enter at Jeffeelind from English, make a right on Everwild, then right on Bridgewood to loop around the backside and get in line by making a left onto the front side of Bridgewood (at the corner of Bridgewood and Bridgewood.)” Honestly, just come in from Latta and you’ll be set up for a smooth flow.
You could also use the parking lot across English from West Ridge Elementary and walk over to see the 90-minute show.
Just put in your starting address using the “get directions” button below where I’ve added a stop near Latta before the 127 Quesada light show, setting you up for success!
6. Christmas Lights on Colony Lane
This Henrietta cul-de-sac at the end of Colony Lane is decked with lights & music synced across multiple homes, with visits from Santa on the weekends.
Join the Facebook group to stay informed of the festivities. They also collect non-perishable food items for the Rush Henrietta Area Food Terminal.
7. Christmas Lights on Middle Road
This home at 1361 Middle Road near the Rush-Henrietta town line is absolutely worth a slow-roll by. It’s a tough place to pull over and appreciate, but has to be seen nonetheless.
Homes in Monroe County With Lights Synced with Christmas Music
Select the address for directions:
- 169 Orland Rd, Irondequoit
- 78 Old English Drive, Greece
- 300 Lowden Point, Greece
- 226 Celtic Lane, Greece
- 225 Ridgecrest Road, Greece
- 27 Jamee Lane, Gates
- 44 Willhurst Dr, Gates
- 152 Brooklea Dr, Gates
- 33 Stover Road, Chili
- 15 Academy Drive, Henrietta
- 88 Shady Creek Road, Henrietta
- 16 Sparrow Drive, West Henrietta
- 9 Burning Tree Lane, Penfield
- 1948 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield
- 34 Havenshire Road, Penfield
- 152 Bent Oak Trail, Fairport
- 20 Santa Drive, Perinton
- 1028 Bay Road, Webster
- 35 Clearview Drive, Spencerport
- 51 Cassandra Circle, Churchville
- 357 Bridgeman Rd, Churchville
- 8 Peach Blossom Circle, Hilton
- 849 Burritt Road, Hilton
More Extreme Christmas Light Displays
Christmas Lights Outside Monroe County
There are 20+ houses on Buckskin Dr. that are synced to the same radio station.
Once you pull onto the street, turn off your headlights and drive slowly through the neighborhood enjoying this exceptionally fun and colorful drive.
Follow along on their Facebook page.
ROC Lights at Victor Hills
From their website, “ROC Lights at Victor Hills located in the Rochester NY area is a five week long event featuring a drive through Christmas light display designed to provide an affordable, family-friendly holiday outing. View the holiday spirit through a magical and colorful lens from the comfort of your own vehicle.”
November 26 – December 9
Thur & Sun: dusk til 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: dusk til 10 p.m.
December 9 – January 2
7 days a week: dusk til 9 p.m.
Lights on the Lake
From their website, “Lights on the Lake is a two mile long drive-thru show featuring towering holiday displays, larger-than life Land of Oz, a twinkling fantasy forest, colorful section arches, memorable animated scenes and a fairy tale magic grand finale.”
You must purchase your ticket online and either print the ticket or present your QR code on your phone when you get to the ticket booth. Tickets are limited and sold by the day.
November 15 – January 9
7 days a week: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
2.5 Million Christmas Lights Display at The Red Osier
Ring in the holiday season with Red Osier and their Winter Wonderland of Lights! The Original Red Osier Landmark Restaurant is rapidly becoming the largest holiday light display in Genesee County, with well over 2 million lights on display!
Even More Ways to Enjoy Christmas Lights Around Rochester
2021 Roc Holiday Village
13 days: December 3 – 5,
December 8 – 12, and
December 15 – 19
Roc Holiday Village is a free event located in Rochester, NY. The magical festival offers family-friendly events, a unique shopping experience, visits with Santa, ice skating and more!
2021 Lamberton Conservatory Holiday Show
December 3, 2021 through
January 9, 2022
Subject to change, indoor venue, potential capacity limitations
The Holiday Show features a tower of poinsettias and the various rooms are strung with holiday lights. Plus, the tropical temperature will wisp you away from cold and snowy Rochester.
2021 Liberty Poll Lighting
December 4, 2021
The official kickoff of Roc Holiday Village festivities is Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 4:30 with the lighting of the Liberty Pole on Main Street and a parade led by Santa to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square.
You can walk with the parade, or find a place to stand along East Ave or Broadway to enjoy as it goes by.
Holiday Laser Show
November 13 – January 2, 2022
A delightful 50-minute holiday tradition!
From the RMSC website, “…our new state-of-the-art laser system and full-dome visualization system combine to create a more colorful and immersive experience than ever before.”
Which neighborhoods do you go out of your way to see?
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