All of these shots are from Richmond, VA where I live. To enlarge the pics, hold your mouse over the picture.My son got to meet Mr. Christmas in front of his well-lit house off of Skipwith. This is one of the houses with its own radio station. It’s also one of the houses where you can catch up with the limos–handy to follow to find the best houses.
This house’s influence has spread to the house next door. I remember when a church group used to hand out candy canes and hot cocoa next door. Now both lawns are covered with lights. The traffic in this little Farmington cul de sac is insane!
Last year we got a pre-lit tree, and boy is it bright!
I believe this is one of the houses on the TLC Christmas lights special. The owners were out in the driveway chatting with folks.
In one neighborhood there’s 4 houses in a row lit up with the tacky lights and at one Santa came out to greet the cars and hand out coloring books. Problem with this neighborhood is that it’s so close to Broad St. that it causes the traffic to back up onto a main road.
We do this tour every year and it does make us miss our mini-van, but the Prius is better on gas. Some year I dream of doing one of the limo tours, just because I’ve never ridden in a limo…sigh.
One of the houses in a neighborhood off Patterson had a display set to music–I couldn’t catch a good pic since it kept changing. You tune your car radio to their station then watch the show. Very cool. We encountered at least 4 Santas, Mr. Christmas, and Mrs. Claus. Usually we go to the Farmington house and find a limo to follow, but this year I printed a list from the Times-Dispatch web site and that worked great.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! And here’s to a peaceful New Year!