Endicar holiday lights cover

6 Spectacular Holiday Lights Around Rochester

Because December is the darkest month, we welcome grand displays of holiday lights to brighten the night. These Monroe County homeowners and communities go all out to celebrate the season, so let’s get out there and celebrate with them!

Visit all of our six favorite neighborhoods throughout the season, and at least one of the homes listed below that sync holiday lights with music for a joy-filled December. Seek out these Christmas lights between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve.

Follow each link for directions to individual locations, or use our Google Map featuring all of our favorites throughout Monroe County. Know of a place we should add? Let us know!

Our Favorite Six
Neighborhood Holiday Lights

Beauclaire Lane Fairport Christmas lights cover
16 Beauclaire Lane
Beauclaire Lane Fairport Santa helicopter
Beauclaire Lane Fairport Flamingos
Beauclare Fairport Christmas lights

1. Beauclaire Lane

Perinton

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.

Rahway Gates Neighborhood Lights main house
Rahway Neighborhood in Gates
Rahway Gates Neighborhood Lights snowflakes
Rahway Gates Neighborhood Lights santa
Rahway Gates Neighborhood Christmas Lights manger

2. Holiday Lights on Rahway Road

Gates

Many of the homes in the Rahway community (Rahway, Dawson, Winter Hazel) participate in the annual holiday 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.

Rahway Lights Popcorn
Photo from 2018, pricing may not be current

And a huge thank you to Heather on our Facebook page for letting us know that the Hot Chocolate and Popcorn stand will be up and running in 2019 on the weekends. Let the festivities begin!

Rochester Christmas Lights Colony Lane Henrietta
Colony Lane in Henrietta
Holiday Lights around Rochester Henrietta Colony Lane
Holiday Lights Colony Lane

3. Holiday Lights on Colony Lane

Henrietta

This Henrietta cul-de-sac is decked with lights & music synced across multiple homes. Santa visits with a cast of characters Friday & Saturday nights until Christmas. It’s one of the few neighborhoods where you are encouraged to park & walk around! Join the Facebook group to stay informed of the festivities!

They are collecting non-perishable food items for the Rush Henrietta Area Food Terminal.

Stonebridge Lane Pittsford Christmas lights
Stonebridge Lane in Pittsford
Stonebridge Lane Pittsford holiday Christmas lights
Stonebridge Lane Pittsford Christmas lights
Rochester Christmas Lights Stonebridge Pittsford

4. Holiday Lights on Stonebridge Lane

Pittsford

The entire cul-de-sac neighborhood gets decked out in elegant holiday bling.

Endicar holiday lights cover
Endicar Drive in Irondequoit
Endicare Drive holiday
Endicar Drive cul de sac Christmas lights
Endicar Irondequoit neighborhood holiday lights noel

5. Holiday Lights on Endicar Drive

Irondequoit

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

Christmas Lights on Wheat Hill in Chili
Wheat Hill in Chili
Wheat Hill Holiday Lights
Holiday Lights Wheat Hill

6. Holiday Lights on Wheat Hill

Chili

The Chili Town Supervisor lights the way into the holiday season every year at 2 Wheat Hill on the corner of Archer, as do many neighbors down the street and around the cul-de-sac. What I love about this home in particular is that it’s not down a side street or country road. It’s in the heart of Chili on a highly trafficked road and brings joy to thousands of people just going about their busy lives.

Middle Rd Rush Christmas Lights whole yard
Middle Rd
Middle Rd Rush Holiday Lights house
Middle Rd Rush Holiday Lights tree

Bonus! Holiday Lights on Middle Road

Henrietta/Rush

We’ve add a 7th home to the list–the only one not in a cul-de-sac! This home at 1361 Middle Road is absolutely worth a slow-roll by. It’s a tough place to pull over and appreciate but has to be seen nonetheless!

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Homes Synced to
Christmas Music

Remember to dim your headlights, be courteous to neighbors and their driveways, keep your car radio level down, and stay in your vehicle for safety. 

I do change this list as I discover a new destination I think you’ll love, or find out one has retired (like King Christmas Lights on White Oak Bend in Chili). So check back when you’re making plans to head out and do some light-peeping!

Academy Drive Henrietta synced Christmas lights
Academy Drive

15 Academy Drive

Henrietta

AKA T2 Holiday Lights. This home has synced music with 20,000 lights. Tune into 91.1 FM. Check out their website for more info. The information is dated but still helpful!

88 Shady Creek Road

Henrietta

There are over 5000 LED lights animated to Christmas music broadcasting to 90.3 FM.

Blaydon Loop synced holiday lights
Blaydon Loop

36 Blaydon Loop

West Henrietta

A spectacular display with LED lights synced to holiday music on station 87.9 FM.

9 Burning Tree Lane

Penfield

AKA Wrights Bright Lights. Extraordinary light display synced to music, this video features music from Star Wars. Get all the details on their Facebook page and bring along a pajama donation.

34 Havenshire Road

Penfield

AKA Havenshire Holidays. For the best experience, enter from Creek Street onto Longsworth Road. Make the first right onto Havenshire Road. You will see the show on the left. The radio frequency is 107.9 FM. Check out their website for the current year’s playlist and more information.

300 Lowden Point

Greece

Tune in to 91.9 FM. You can also select your own music using the candy cane “jukebox”.

1028 Bay Road

Webster

You’ll find this is a private drive, with a row of mailboxes when you first turn in. You’re in the right place! Keep going all the way to the end of the drive to find the home! Tune in to 97.3. FM and enjoy the Light-O-Rama show!

Holiday Lights
Outside Monroe County

Raggi Christmas Lights in Farmington
Raggi Christmas Lights in Farmington, photo provided

Buckskin Drive

Farmington

AKA Raggi Christmas Light Show. The house is lit and synchronized to music, and 20 other houses in the neighborhood join in the fun! Santa comes and hands out candy canes on the weekends. Follow along on their Facebook page.

They are also collecting donations for RPD Officer Manny Ortiz’ family.

Swallowvale on Fargo Road

Stafford

The DiSalvo family has treated the region to the most spectacular holiday light extravaganza for 20+ years. They took a year off in 2017 and are back stronger than ever! This is one of the few homes where you are encouraged to park your vehicle on the street and wander the expansive yard around dozens of displays. Holiday music is piped in, so pack your hat, gloves, scarf, boots, and hot cocoa and enjoy a walk through this winter wonderland.

Of all of the places I’ve been to see holiday lights, this has always been worth the drive to experience and makes for an excellent night-trip! Stafford is located along NY-5 between LeRoy and Batavia.

ROC Lights at Victor Hills
image from ROC Lights Facebook page

ROC Lights at Victor Hills

Victor

NEW for 2019! I’ve had enough folks tell me they have really enjoyed their experience here to confidently recommend it to you!

There are 20 holiday light installations along a mile and a half path through the rolling hills of Victor Hills Golf Club, viewable from the comfort of your own vehicle. Set out on a journey among the dinosaurs, around elegant figure skaters, through a portal to Santa’s workshop, along the sweet treat of Candy Cane Lane, and much more!

$25 per car – Save $5 Mon, Tue, Wed with a coupon

PS: This is located right down the street from Buckskin Drive holiday lights (listed above.)

Other ways to enjoy holiday
lights around Rochester

Liberty Pole Rochester NY
Liberty Pole in Rochester NY
Official lighting of the Liberty Pole
skate rentals
nighttime skating

Liberty Pole Lighting & Parade

Rochester

Saturday, December 7, 2019. This is a family-fun event sponsored by the City of Rochester. There are activities around the Liberty Pole leading up to its official lighting. After, there’s parade over to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square for free ice skating.

ROC Holiday Village shops
ROC Holiday Village nighttime
ROC Holiday Village fire

Roc Holiday Village

Rochester

Weekends December 6-31, 2019. There is so much to say about this new family-friendly feature in Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park!

The Village has incorporated the annual ice skating experience into an overarching holiday experience complete with Santa’s workshop, shops, food & beverage, and planned events.

The village will be open primarily on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting December 6 through New Year’s Eve.

Lamberton Conservatory at night
Lamberton Conservatory
Conservatory at night
Lamberton Conservatory poinsettia tree

Lamberton Conservatory

Rochester

December 6, 2019 through January 12, 2020. 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 & snowy Rochester.

Genesee Brew House Keg Tree

Genesee Brew House’s Annual Keg Tree Lighting

Rochester

Friday, December 6, 2019. Join Genesee and the City of Rochester for the Annual Lighting of the Keg Tree at the Genesee Brew House! Celebrate from 5pm-9pm with a Limited Beer Release: Genesee Keg Tree Ale- Cinnamon Cream Ale, Two Genesee Beer Trucks, and much more! Actual Keg Tree Lighting at 6:30pm

This is a family friendly event and is free to attend. Free parking is available in the High Falls Garage and is just a quick walk across the bridge. Uber and Lift are always encouraged. Dress for the weather!

Gift of Rochester Experiences from Santa
Merry-go-round
fun slide
Garden Factory train display
Garden Factor Holiday Train Display

The Garden Factory

Gates

Saturdays & Sundays November 30-December 22 from 11AM-4PM. Over 100,000 LED lights, enough to cover over five-hundred individual trees, set to music in a synchronized display. The show features three-song sets from among eleven holiday songs, ranging from rock opera to the oldies we’ve all grown up with.

This annual holiday event is so much more than the light show. It’s an indoor carnival with a handful of midway rides, games, food, petting zoo, model train display, plus you can visit and have a photo taken with Santa.

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Which holiday lights do you go out of your way to see?

Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Your insight and experience is invaluable!

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9 thoughts on “6 Spectacular Holiday Lights Around Rochester”

  1. 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.

  2. 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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