11 Must-See Holiday Light Displays in Metro Phoenix
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.
Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
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.
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.
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.