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7 Spectacular Christmas Lights Around Rochester – 2021 Edition

Our favorite neighborhoods, plus 100+ other fabulous homes around Monroe County and the greater Rochester area on our Google Map.

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

  1. Rahway Road, Gates
  2. Stonebridge Lane, Pittsford
  3. Endicar Drive, Irondequoit
  4. Beauclaire Lane, Perinton
  5. Quesada Drive, Greece
  6. Colony Lane, Henrietta
  7. Middle Road, Henrietta
  8. 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

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Rahway Road – Gates

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.

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Stonebridge Lane – Pittsford

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.

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Endicar Drive – Irondequoit

3. Christmas Lights on Endicar Drive


This cul-de-sac neighborhood is lit! Multiple homes on Endicar Drive participate to bring the holiday cheer.

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Beauclaire Lane – Perinton

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.

Quesada Drive – Greece

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.

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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!

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Colony Lane – Henrietta

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.

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Middle Road – Rush/Henrietta

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.

Use our Google Map featuring all of our favorites throughout the Rochester, NY area.

Homes in Monroe County With Lights Synced with Christmas Music

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Santa Drive
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Rochester Holiday Lights Academy Drive in Henrietta

Select the address for directions:

  1. 169 Orland Rd, Irondequoit
  2. 78 Old English Drive, Greece
  3. 300 Lowden Point, Greece
  4. 226 Celtic Lane, Greece
  5. 225 Ridgecrest Road, Greece
  6. 27 Jamee Lane, Gates
  7. 44 Willhurst Dr, Gates
  8. 152 Brooklea Dr, Gates
  9. 33 Stover Road, Chili
  10. 15 Academy Drive, Henrietta
  11. 88 Shady Creek Road, Henrietta
  12. 16 Sparrow Drive, West Henrietta
  13. 9 Burning Tree Lane, Penfield
  14. 1948 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield
  15. 34 Havenshire Road, Penfield
  16. 152 Bent Oak Trail, Fairport
  17. 20 Santa Drive, Perinton
  18. 1028 Bay Road, Webster
  19. 35 Clearview Drive, Spencerport
  20. 51 Cassandra Circle, Churchville
  21. 357 Bridgeman Rd, Churchville
  22. 8 Peach Blossom Circle, Hilton
  23. 849 Burritt Road, Hilton

More Extreme Christmas Light Displays

84 Pointe Vintage Dr
Pointe Vintage
Orchard Creek
Orchard Creek
Pointe Vintage
Pointe Vintage
Nuthatch Drive
245 Jonquil Ln
238 Andiron Ln
217 St Patrick Dr
St Patrick
247 Woodsmoke Ln

Find all of our favorites using our Google Map. Know of more we should add? Feel free to contact us with the address.

Christmas Lights Outside Monroe County

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Buckskin Drive in Farmington

Buckskin Drive


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
Photo from Facebook

ROC Lights at Victor Hills

Ticketed Event

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.

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Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake

Ticketed Event

Lights on the Lake was the winner of Best Christmas Lights Display during our Best Day Trips survey!

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.

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Photo from Red Osier

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

ROC Holiday Village gingerbread house

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!

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Lamberton Conservatory

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.

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Liberty Poll

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.

Rochester Museum Science Center
Planetarium Laser Show

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.”

George Eastman Museum gingerbread house
Sweet Creations at GEM

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Which neighborhoods do you go out of your way to see?

Please share your thoughts and stories with us in the comments. Your insight and experience are invaluable!

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20 thoughts on “7 Spectacular Christmas Lights Around Rochester – 2021 Edition”

  1. Just a hint. Try going to Quesada Dr on less busy weekdays. First time on a Friday I couldn’t get near it ( i left to avoid being part of the traffic mess in the neighborhood). Went back on a Tuesday and was the 4th person in line 🙂 Just remember a neighborhood can only handle so many vehicles at a time.

  2. Please, if you are going to see these lights, especially Quesada Drive, be respectful of the people who live on the roads leading up the home. As a resident of the neighborhood we have had people refusing to move their cars for residents to get into their home, people will just block the road in both directions causing a safety issues, and people yell, curse, at the few neighbors who have volunteered to help with traffic control. This was meant to bring joy and fun.

  3. I was waiting at 127 Quesada Dr for 3 WHOLE HOURS, family from out of town were really excited to see the Christmas lights. Get to the (f-ing) house and all lights are OFF. Do not recommend, and I will NEVER go back. This is terrible. I’m BEYOND!!!!! disappointed. This should NOT be the #1 house on the list.

    1. We thoroughly enjoyed the lights at this home. It was our first time and my kids loved it!! Maybe the homeowner had technical difficulties or was out of town one weekend… It’s not a business – it’s free – and the homeowner is doing something nice for the community. Be grateful that people take their own time and money to put together a show for others. You are entitled to nothing…

  4. Since I live the closest to the lights on Rahway, I have gone there the most & it is definitely worth the trip. Every years it gets more & more elaborate with more homes joining in the festivities. This year they have a box in front of the first house on the tour where people can drop off toys for the Toys for Tots program.

    1. the lights are really pretty good.
      i think we use to go on your street
      with my family my boy friend died of cancer
      my dad pass too. my son ran away from my home
      i would like my son to com home. and my mom passed
      back in dec, 18 of 2019. but like i said your lights are really
      great. i wish my family and i could go back on the street again
      love anne scoville p.s. happy holiday

  5. Hey guys, appreciate this guide, I mean the guide with google map, it helped a lot. It was like a mini road trip around Rochester. And going one by one and on the google maps app, could easily just switch to the next. Thanks again for doing this

    1. Cyril, thank you so much for letting me know, and I’m so happy you found the map helpful! I try to think of the information or tools that would make my holiday season a bit easier and share them with you. Happy New Year!

  6. Check out the Phalin Family Christmas Light Show in Victor NY off of Plaster Mill Rd. (1087 Azzano Circle). Show has over 15,000 + lights programmed to 16 songs and runs through New Years.

    1. Victor hills is the Christmas light spot went there Saturday night great job does cost 25$ a car bit very much worth it

      1. Kaye, thank you for sharing your experience! I was wondering about the $25 per car vs. the depth of the experience. I’m happy to hear you found it worth the price!

  7. You should include the huge light display at the Disalvo home in Stafford. The owners want you to get out and walk all through their huge yard filled with all kinds of holiday displays.

    1. Done! That home on Fargo Rd. in Stafford is one of the most spectacular holiday light experiences and absolutely worth the drive. (Stafford is located between LeRoy and Batavia along NY-5)

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