10 Favorite DIY Holiday Light Displays in Metro Phoenix
4. Jim and Linda Largo
The Glendale residence of the Largo family features a joyful ballet of color, movement, and music as more than 140,000 lights twinkle and shine in a flurry of illumination while Christmas favorites fill the air every night. It's a flashy holiday spectacle that's erected every year and is almost Las Vegas-like in magnitude, as numerous tall displays adorn the roof (including a 30-foot Christmas tree, illuminated toy soldiers, and a "Season's Greetings" sign) and a pair of gigantic palm trees are wrapped in lights at the edge of the property. Another highlight is located in the living room, which is open to the public: A 10-foot-long table containing a meticulously decorated old-timey miniature village and snow-covered Christmas carnival that's circled by a model train.
Hours: Viewable from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; and 6-11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday until January 1.
3. Wavery's Loop of Lights
It's a bit of a drive to get to this neighborhood attraction located on the edge of the Southeast Valley in the Queen Creek area, but is undoubtedly worth an extra tank of gas. A majority of the residents in this San Tan Valley subdivision of Pecan Creek South Waverly participate in the annual Loop of Lights, as more than 80 homes are festooned with intricate arrangements of lights, inflatables, and enough other decorations to practically fill a Wal-Mart. Domiciles aren't the only things getting decorated as fire trucks, vehicles, and even a horse-drawn carriage are stylishly lit up. An annual light parade is also held (this year's edition takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 15) where participants ride everything from glowing ATVs to bicycles.
Hours: Nightly, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through January 1.
4415 E. Calle Tuberia, Phoenix, AZ