Holiday & Christmas Light Displays in the Rochester Area
This list is being updated every day as word comes in of new locations.
Thanks to the Williams family for creating this Google Map of our 2016 locations (as of December 9).
If you have suggestions for other places to go to see holiday lights (or if you have some yourself that you'd like listed), please email Debra Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org the address and/or place to go, and any other information or comments you have!
Thanks to the terrific KidsOutAndAbout.com readers who have sent in their suggestions for other places that families can go to see light displays! We rely on you to keep this list updated! (Your editor can't travel to every single one every single year.) Please let us know if anything has changed; we start with last year's list and gradually verify the addresses, so if you're at a place that has not yet been verified but you see it in all its glory, please drop us an email with the address to let us know it's lit for 2016.
Christmas at RCCM
Christmas at RCCM consists of 5 major attractions: Miracle, our thrilling and awe-inspiring 4D motion ride; Journey Through Bethlehem, our incredible live show and family favorite featuring live animals, a living nativity, 40 actors, and a celebrity narrator; Raffadali's Great Adventure, our exciting and interactive family show starring Raffadali the donkey; Star’s Workshop, our newest kids attraction, and finally RCCM’s Country Christmas (on select evenings only) -- an all-original, knee-slapping, toe-tapping good time starring the Frateriggo family. All FREE! Each show is about 20 mins and they run continuously from 6-9pm each night. For much more information and to reserve advanced tickets please visit RCCM.org or call 585-247-4444.
Garden Factory Holiday Music & Light Show!The Garden Factory
Over 100,000 LED lights, enough to cover over 500 individual trees, all hung up within one heated indoor theater, set to music in a synchronized display, cascading with the melody and pulsing to the beat. The show features three-song sets from among eleven holiday songs, ranging from rock opera to the oldies we’ve all grown up with, so you’ll want to return again and again to experience them all. Bring the kids, bring the parents, bring the grandparents, this is a show that is sure to entertain everyone. While you're there, check out all of The Garden Factory's other Holiday Family Fun, like their Model Train Display, visit Santa, and lots more!
Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York
A FAVORITE FAMILY TRADITION: Gather your family and friends together and head out for that time honored tradition of selecting a farm-grown real Christmas tree.
Make it a real Christmas, starting with a real tree!
List for 2016(This list is gradually being verified.)
T2Lights - (Verified for 2016)
The show is located in Henrietta, NY just south of MarketPlace Mall off of Bailey Rd. 15 Academy Drive. Henrietta, NY 14623 Hours: 5PM-10PM nightly.
Colony Lane Circle of Lights - Verified for 2016
Rochester New York rChristmas Holiday Light Display off Lehigh Station Rd in Henrietta (map is on the link, scroll down). Santa and friends will be returning on December 2nd. The lights will be on every night from 5-10. This year's sound track features the music from Star Wars, Frozen, along with Snoopy and the Miser Brothers. Tune into 91.9 FM. Collecting for the Rush Henrietta Area Food Terminal: Non-perishable food items, canned goods,paper products, even pet food.
Princess Drive in Henrietta, NY 14623 - (Verified for 2016)
(One of the first houses off of Pinnacle)
10 Nuthatch Dr, West Henrietta, NY - (Verified for 2016)
36 Blaydon Loop, West Henrietta, NY - Verified for 2016: 5pm-10pm every night.
52 Nevins Road, Henrietta, NY - (Verified for 2016 )
The light show on this house runs from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm nightly, Dec 1-30. Parking in front of the house in the circle. Shows run every 1/2 hour. Tune to 90.9 to listen to the show from the comfort of your vehicle.
1361 Middle Road Rush, NY. 14543 (Verified for 2016)
A reader writes: After the Middle Road house, go a little south on Middle and turn right on Rush Henrietta Townline Road and there are two on the right hand side done up quite nicely.
Rahway, Dawson, & Winter Hazel Court, Gates - (Verified for 2016)
(amazing neighborhood off of Lyell Road in Gates)
4 Sunridge Drive, Gates, 14624 - (Verified for 2016)
110 Maida Drive, Spencerport - Verified to start approximately Dec 4, 2016
Heads up! Or, for Santa, heads IN! Each year, Ed, the homeowner at 110 Maida Drive, provides a Christmas display that his neighbors have come to expect will be a little...er... out of the ordinary. This year, it's a gingerbread man who's losing his head. A little Edvard Munch action!
11 Dresser Road, Spencerport - (Verified for 2016)
It's a dead end street so people can take their time to enjoy the decorations.
2387 Spencerport Road, Spencerport - (Verified for 2016)
Just west of Manitou Road
24 Riga Mumford Road, Churchville NY - (Verified for 2016)
King Christmas Lights: 76 White Oak Bend, Rochester NY 14624 - verified for 2016
Decorated with over 21,000 lights, Santa and his Elves! There are 33 songs this year synchronized on 90.3 FM. Vote for the song you want to hear next at http://king.miip.mobi Show starts on November 25th and runs through the New Year. Hours are Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 10pm and 5pm-11pm on Friday and Saturday. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KingChristmasLights, or just visit the site to see the videos of our display virtually.
Archer Rd & Paul Rd in Chili: 2 Wheat Hill, Chili 14624 - (Verified for 2016)
A reader writes: It's across from The Father's House church. It rivals if not beats Rahway in Gates!
Another reader writes: It is the house of the Town Supervisor for the Town of Chili, and it is an amazing display. All who visit enjoy the amazing display of lights and animation that he adds every year. This is his 15th year and every year it grows more and more.
Stover Christmas Lights Display and Light Show: 33 Stover Road, Chili 14624 - (Verified for 2016)
All new songs for 2016. Show runs daily 5 PM to 9 PM through New Years Day. Tune in to 90.9 FM and visit their page at http://www.facebook.com/stoverlights.
582 Hamlin-Clarkson Townline Road, Hamlin - (Verified for 2016)
A reader writes: This house has a lot of lights, color changing, and everything awesome display!
1031 Hilton Parma Rd. ( ROUTE 259 ) in Hilton. - (Verified for 2016)
Lights and sound. 50 different songs. Plenty of lights and blowups.
8 Peach Blossom Circle, Hilton - (Verified for 2016)
Dec 3 2016 - Jan 6 2017 lights are synchronized to the music, and the display is computer controlled. Speakers outside, plus the music is also transmitted over FM radio. Show hours are 6:00pm – 10:00pm Sun through Thu, 6:00pm – 11:00pm Fri & Sat.
295 North Ave, Rochester, NY, 14626 (Not yet verified: Click here to let us know about this location for 2016)
300 Lowden Point Road, Rochester NY 14612 - verified for 2016
Lights are choreographed to music with 7 Christmas selections from Linus and Lucy to TSO, and new this year a song about a kid who's "Gettin Nuttin" for Christmas. To hear the music all passers by need to do is tune to 91.9 FM. The Candy Cane Carol Selector viewers utilized the past two Christmas's which enables you to select or replay your favorite selection will be in place again too.This year the 7th selection will be (Christmas Wrapping) by The Waitresses.
298 Orchard Creek Lane, Rochester NY 14612 - (Verified for 2016)
The owner writes, "We accept food donations for the Greece food shelf!"
62 Pearson Lane, Rochester NY 14612 - (Verified for 2016)
245 Jonquil Lane, Rochester, NY, 14612 - (Verified for 2016)
247 Woodsmoke Lane, Rochester, 14612: Santa in the Window! - (Verified for 2016)
134 Woodsmoke Lane, Rochester, 14612 - (Verified for 2016)
59 Hampton Blvd, Rochester, 14612: Off of Latta or Denise - (Verified for 2016)
At least 40 Christmas blow molds and LED lights.
130 Laura Drive, Rochester, 14626 - (Verified for 2016)
78 Old English Drive, Rochester NY 14616 - (Verified for 2016)
According to a reader: His display is fantastic. Tune the radio for synchronized lights. He has high energy versions of Christmas classics. Worth going to see.
79 Kingsley Rd, Rochester NY, 14612 - Verified for 2016
Lights display on house in December. Then, a few nights before Christmas for a few nights (Dec 20-24), the owner typically dresses up as Santa from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for the children whose parents bring them so they can see all the lights and be able to talk to Santa.
City of Rochester
1914 Norton Street Rochester NY 14609 - (Verified for 2016)
Feliz Navidad, everyone! Corner of Norton St. and Strathmore Circle.Tune in to 106.5 at this house and the lights are in sync.
Lake Avenue, St. John's Park Rochester NY 14612 - (Not yet verified: Click here to let us know about this location for 2016)
Lake Avenue in Charlotte by St.Johns Park. A reader writes: The house is spectacular!
168 Willmont Street, Rochester, 14609 - (Verified for 2016)
A reader writes: The owner of this house does a most tasteful job every year. And every year he changes the theme. Really quite special! It’s like a little jewel box.
48 Wilmer St, off Monroe Avenue near Goodman - (Verified for 2016)
A reader writes: The owner of this house does a most tasteful job every year. And every year he changes the theme. Really quite special! It’s like a little jewel box.
Endicar Drive, off Titus in Irondequoit - (Verified for 2016)
Cul de sac end of Endicar Dr (North side) off Titus, west of Culver.Gorgeous high end contemporary homes all decorated with lights. Awesome display!
85 Queens Lane, Irondequoit - (Verified for 2016)
169 Orland Road, Irondequoit - Verified for 2016 to start early December
Over 20,000 lights that are choreographed to 14 different songs with 14 different light sequences. The lights are on between 5pm-10pm, starting December 1.
712 List Ave Lane, Irondequoit - (Verified for 2016)
292 Sandoris Circle, Irondequoit - (Verified for 2016)
200 Saint Joseph St, Irondequoit - (Verified for 2016)
A reader writes: Large Victorian home covered with lights on a large lot with at least 25 blowups.
***Note: The Holiday Spectacle of Lights at Camp Eastman will not be held in 2016.
7018 Furnace Rd Ontario NY - verified for 2016
Off Route 104 in Ontario. At Furnace Rd, turn North towards lake Ontario (1 mile). They run Thanksgiving through the first week of January. Lights are 5pm-9pm.
6916 Stoney Lonesome Rd, Williamson NY - (Verified: for 2016)
Huge yard display on Stoney Lonesome Road in Williamson. It's north of 104... turn north on Fisher, then east on Kenyon, then north on Stoney Lonesome. With 200,000 LED lights and countless yard displays, this outstanding labor of love is definitely worth the trip to inspire your holiday spirit! Viewing is from 5 - 9 pm nightly from Thanksgiving through January 1.
4386 Ontario Center Road, Walworth, NY - (Verified for 2016)
151 Yorktown Dr, Webster, 14580 - (Verified for 2016)
A KOA reader writes: There are two houses on Yorktown in Webster/Penfield near Baytowne Plaza with impressive light displays. It's a short street connecting Plank Rd and Creek St. You can't miss them. They're bright!!
34 Havenshire Road, Rochester NY 14625 - (Verified for 2016)
Animated light show with over 15,000 lights playing Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Pentatonix, and more. Runs through 12/25. Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9pm. Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10pm. Check website for updates: http://www.havenshireholidays.com or our Facebook page.
100 Henderson Dr, Penfield, NY 14526 (Verified for 2016)
A house near the Hillary Lane House above; also includes music, plus a mailbox for kids to drop off their wish lists to Santa.
47 Hillrise Drive, Penfield, NY 14526 (Verified for 2016)
Another house in the same tract as the Hilary Lane and Henderson Drive houses.
Wright's Bright Lights: 9 Burning Tree Lane, Penfield, NY 14526 - (Verified for 2016)
The obsession began in Irondequoit with a staple gun and some candy canes. It is now in Penfield, and has grown into over 38,000 lights and 64 channels of Light-O-Rama set to music in 97.1 FM. Sunday thru Thursday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 5:00 PM to 11:00 pm. Accepting new books, pajamas, and monetary donations for the Pajama Program.
34 Hillside Rd, Penfield - (Verified for 2016)
Over a hundred strings of LED, incandescent, and pixels are used in the display. The display is completely computerized using Light-o-rama software allowing lights to be synced with music. (Tune your car radio to 101.5 FM). This year there are two fifteen minute shows that will run back to back. The display will run 5 pm-9:30 pm Sun-Thur and 5 pm-11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. If the weather is poor, the display may not run--for more information, check out their Facebook page (Lights on Hillside).
Stonebridge Lane in Pittsford - (Verified for 2016)
The entire neighborhood hires professionals to decorate every house on the street.
6 Preston Circle, Pittsford, NY 14534 - (Verified for 2016)
Forest Hills Neighborhood, East Rochester (special for Christmas Eve)
This 1930s-built neighborhood in East Rochester with lots of great Tudor houses starts on Lake Crescent Drive right across from the Wegmans on Fairport Road. On Christmas Eve, residents throughout the coordinate beautiful luminaria displays lining the roads.
16 Beauclaire Lane, Fairport, NY - (Verified for 2016)
Off Turk Hill Road, just North of Rt. 96. A stone's throw from Eastview Mall (Beaumont Estates) 5 pm - 11 pm. 7 days a week until New Year's.
Reader Comment: This display is as good as it gets. Don't miss this one, I think you could see it from space. KidsOutAndAbout comment: We get emails from readers thanking us for sending them to this neighborhood.
38 Wedmore Rd, Fairport, NY - (Verified for 2016)
Development east of Route 250, north of Garnsey. Take Cannock Road off of Moseley (Route 250). The whole development is lovely, but the house on the corner of Wedmore and Kirby has been a community standby for years.
106 East Pointe, Fairport, NY - (WILL NOT be up in 2016, will return in 2017.)
East Pointe is off of High St Extension. A reader writes: The front and back yard are done. Can see back yard from High St Ext and then turn onto East Pointe to see the front. Also there are some other nicely decorated houses on the street.
1236 Whitney Road East, Fairport, NY - (Verified for 2016)
152 High Street, Fairport, NY - (Verified for 2016) Corner of Turk Hill Rd and High Street
10 Williamsburg Circle, Fairport, NY - (Verified for 2016)
35 Crest Ave, Macedon, NY 14502 - (Verified for 2016)
Featuring iighting choreographed to music with inflatables, a lot of blow molds as well as new Christmas decorations. Just off Erie St. South in the Village of Macedon.
6694 Setters Run, Victor, NY - (Verified for 2016 - starting first weekend in Dec)
Turn onto Duck Hollow from Victor-Egypt Rd (County Rd 9), then either right or left onto Setters Run. A very bright display choreographed to Christmas music.
6221 Buckskin Dr, Farmington NY - Verified for 2016
100,000 lights are synchronized to 18 different songs (featuring Let it Go!). Twelve houses participating! Tune your car radio to 91.1 FM to listen. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 4:30pm-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 4:30pm-10:30pm. Due to so many viewers, they have extended the hours: Sun-Thurs 4:30p-10:30p Fri-Sat 4:30p-11p. They usually accept donations in honor of a worthy cause, too. Click here for their Facebook page.
Fargo Road in Stafford - (Verified for 2016)
Just a couple minutes from Batavia. A reader says: WELL worth the drive-very, very well done, LOTS to see and if you go the 2nd Tuesday in December Santa and Mrs Claus are out greeting visitors with cookies and cocoa-it's well over an acre of holiday decor. Another reader writes: Great country setting, over an acre of decorated property. Home owner allows people to park and walk through his property to enjoy the decorations up close.
Mount Morris Lights- 48 Case St., Mount Morris, NY Verified for 2016
Stop by at the top of Case St. (#48 at Pine Circle) for the return of the first fully animated musical Christmas light display in the area! SEE OUR "Best of" SHOW starting at 5:30 PM, followed by a different show every half hour! The final show starts at 9:30 PM. Tune your radio to 106.9 FM and stop by!
D'Amico's Christmas Lights, 90 Mill Street, Nunda NY - Verified for 2016
Come down and visit us and watch 36,000+ lights dance to the music in the warmth your vehicle on your FM radio. Light show runs from Thanksgiving through Dec 31st. "Cocoa with Santa" event December 17, 2016 5pm-7pm. Facebook.com/damicoschristmaslights