11 Must-See Holiday Light Displays in Metro Phoenix

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Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
Try as you might, it's sort of impossible to escape any aspect of the holidays, now that the most wonderful time of the year has rolled around. That's especially true when it comes to all the pretty lights that are on at least one or two homes (and more than a few businesses) dotting every street in the Valley.

While most people are content with trimming their roofs with a few odd strings of bulbs or LEDs, there are those who light up their domiciles or workplaces like, er...a Christmas tree. And then some.

See also: 41 Must-Attend Holiday Events in Metro Phoenix

We've encountered holiday impresarios who spare no expense while conjuring up glittery and super-snazzy displays around metro Phoenix that shine out like beacons and encourage passersby to stop for an eyeful of color, light, and maybe even a treat or two. In addition to all the bigger and professional events throughout the Valley (like ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo or the Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden), here is a list of 11 impressive holiday light displays, both DIY and otherwise.

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The Coach House
Practically every inch of this Scottsdale dive bar gets gussied up with colored bulbs, cheery wrapping paper, bulbous ornaments, and shiny tinsel every single holiday season. It's been an annual tradition of the Bower family, which owns the rustic-looking landmark, for more than 25 years and includes 12,500 individual lights, 25 strands of garland, 100 square feet of wrapping paper, 50 candy canes, and more than 200 ornaments.

Hours & Info: Daily through February 2, 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Admission is free.


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Coach House

7011 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Eric Cyr's Holiday Lights

43536 W. Sunland Dr., Maricopa, AZ

Category: General

Palacio Family Holiday Lights

7734 N. 41st Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Holtz House Holiday Lights

1040 N. San Marcos Dr., Apache Junction, AZ

Category: General

Allen & Beth Coughenour's Holiday Lights

5335 W. Alice Ave., Glendale, AZ

Category: General

Jim & Linda Largo's Holiday Lights

5309 W. Barbara Ave., Glendale, AZ

Category: General

Winter Wonderland

8414 E. Valley Vista Dr, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

West Natal Circle

618 W. Natal Circle, Mesa, AZ

Category: General

Lee & Patricia Sepanek's Holiday Lights

4415 E. Calle Tuberia, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Allen & Beth Coughenour's Holiday Lights

5335 W. Alice Ave., Glendale, AZ

Category: General

Jim & Linda Largo's Holiday Lights

5309 W. Barbara Ave., Glendale, AZ

Category: General


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16 comments
Sandi Freese
Sandi Freese

On Pinchot between 24th St and 28th St in Phoenix hang candy canes from the line of Palm trees

Tomas Naughton
Tomas Naughton

They haven't been doing the Ahwatukee Holidays house since 2011. You need to revise your list, New Times.

C Angela Braith
C Angela Braith

When last did you check these out? McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park has no lights (and I know this because I went there on your recommendation). Please check these things out in person before you recommend them.

Jessica Jena
Jessica Jena

Brian Michael Theer, when are we going lol

Nicole Goard
Nicole Goard

I am definitely going to try! :( I work until 7, but if you make it to a place where you all get out and walk, I can meet you there in my limo (Kia Rio) lol.

Nicole Goard
Nicole Goard

Jenni Pollack - and I am telling you 101 and Warner.

westcoastpir
westcoastpir

The Ahwatukee Holidays house that is listed hasn't put up lights since 2011 so obviously this reporter didn't do any research or field work.

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