10 Favorite DIY Holiday Light Displays in Metro Phoenix
6. Gilbert Lights
Just like the cheesy holiday commercials tell you, the Christmas season is all about togetherness and whatnot, so it seems apropos that the owners of four neighboring homes along Comstock Drive in Gilbert team up every year to put on one helluva collaborative light show. Utilizing more than 400 strings of multicolored lights (and up to 60 man hours to create) the interconnected display spans the quartet of residences as a part of a whiz-bang, computer-controlled glow-a-thon set to hits by Manheim Steamroller (natch) and other tunes, all of which is broadcast by a low-power FM transmitter. Illuminated balloon and a ginormous "mega tree" are also a part of the fun.
Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly through January 1.
5. West Natal Circle
Speaking of Christmastime cooperation, all 14 houses comprising this Mesa cul-de-sac sparkle with scores of glowing bulbs, illuminated inflatables, and other electrically powered decorations and knick-knacks. For more than 15 years, the residents of West Natal Circle pull out all the stops to celebrate the holiday season with each home rocking its own light scheme and particular theme. For instance, one yard features Christmas at Bikini Bottom with Spongebob SquarePants character, while another boasts a hallowed religious theme complete with cutouts depicting the birth of Jesus. More than a dozen inflatables are also viewable, including one humorous blow-up with Santa and his sleigh getting busted by a cop.
Hours: Nightly, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. until January 1.
4415 E. Calle Tuberia, Phoenix, AZ