Holiday & Christmas Light Displays in the Rochester Area
List for 2015
This list is being updated every day as word comes in of new locations.
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 email@example.com 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 2015.
One of our readers (thanks, Jeff!) suggests using mapquest.com/routeplanner; you can put in up to 26 addresses and MapQuest will map out the shortest route!
Rochester Christian Church Ministries
Free family fun! The RCCM campus will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland with four major attractions beginning December 17th and running through December 24th. Miracle, a thrilling and awe-inspiring 4D motion ride; Journey Through Bethlehem, a live show featuring live animals, a living nativity, 40 actors, and a celebrity narrator. Raffadali's Great Adventure is an interactive children’s show starring Raffadali the donkey; and RCCM’s Country Christmas -- an all-original, knee-slapping, toe-tapping good time starring the Frateriggo family. Each show is about 20 mins and runs continuously from 6-9pm each night. Remember, it's all FREE! For much more information and for free tickets, visit RCCM.org.
Garden Factory Holiday Music & Light Show!
2120 Buffalo Road
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!
Make it a real Christmas, starting with a real tree!
Family fun while being good to the earth. Real Christmas trees benefit the environment – they are farmed sustainably; and when recycled, they are biodegradable. Plus, real Christmas trees are grown locally. Find a cut-your own farm or pre-cut tree at www.christmastreesny.org
This Christmas - Go Green. Get Real.
Know of other great houses or streets that have fantastic holiday lights in the Rochester area? Email your suggestion to KidsOutAndAbout's editor, Debra Ross, at firstname.lastname@example.org and she'll add it to the page!
T2Lights - Verified for 2015
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 2015
Rochester New York Christmas Holiday Light Display off Lehigh Station Rd in Henrietta (map is on the link, scroll down). Optional though very welcome: Bring a nonperishable food item! Rob Flynn, the home owner, says KidsOutAndAbout readers have been overflowing the food donation box! Thank you! And also check out their web page for the Christmas Eve 8pm free event.
Princess Drive in Henrietta, NY 14623 - Verified for 2015
(One of the first houses off of Pinnacle)
10 Nuthatch Dr, West Henrietta, NY - Verified for 2015
52 Nevins Road, Henrietta, NY - Verified for 2015
The light show on this house runs from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm nightly. Parking in front of the house in the circle. Shows run every 1/2 hour. Tune to 90.9 to listen to the show.
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14 Diana Drive, Scottsville - Verified for 2015
The Donovan family makes this one bigger every year!
Rahway, Dawson, & Winter Hazel Court, Gates - Verified for 2015
(amazing neighborhood off of Lyell Road in Gates)
4 Sunridge Drive, Gates - Verified for 2015
38 Janice Drive, Gates, 14624 - Verified for 2015 starting Dec 1
Animated light show: Families can tune their radio stations to 87.9. Right off Paul Rd, in the cul-de-sac at the end of Janice Drive in Gates
110 Maida Lane, Spencerport - Verified for 2015
Heads up! Or, for Santa, heads IN! Each year, Ed, the homeowner at 110 Maida Lane, provides a Christmas display that his neighbors have come to expect will be a little...er... out of the ordinary.
11 Dresser Road, Spencerport - Verified for 2015
It's a dead end street so people can take their time to enjoy the decorations.
2387 Spencerport Road, Spencerport - Verified for 2015
Just west of Manitou Road
24 Riga Mumford Road, Churchville NY - verified for 2015
King Christmas Lights: 76 White Oak Bend, Rochester NY 14624 - verified for 2015
Decorated with over 19,000 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 Friday November 20th 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 2015
A reader writes: It's across from The Father's House church. It rivals if not beats Rahway in Gates!
Stover Christmas Lights Display and Light Show: 33 Stover Road, Chili 14624 - Verified for 2015
Six songs synchronized with lights featuring Elvis, Pentatonix, and TSO. 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 2015
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 2015
Lights and sound. 50 different songs. Plenty of lights and blowups.
8 Peach Blossom Circle, Hilton - Verified for 2015
The lights are synchronized to the music, and the display is computer controlled. Speakers outside, plus the music is also transmitted over FM radio.
199 Pointe Vintage Lane, Rochester NY 14626 - Verified for 2015
A front yard display featuring lights and inflatables, on a side street just north of Vintage Lane in Greece. That entire street usually lights with luminaries on Christmas Eve.
295 North Ave, Rochester, NY, 14626 (Not yet verified: Click here to let us know about this location for 2015)
300 Lowden Point Road, Rochester NY 14612 - verified for 2015
Lights are choreographed to music with 7 Christmas selections from Linus and Lucy to TSO, and a song about a kid who wants a Hippopotamus for Christmas. To hear the music all passers by need to do is tune to 91.9 FM. The Candy Cane Carol Selector that so many viewers utilized last Christmas where you can choose/replay your favorite selection will be in place again.This year the 7th "bonus" selection will be (The Christmas Can Can) and will only play by selecting it from the Candy Cane Carol Selector
298 Orchard Creek Lane, Rochester NY 14612 - Verified for 2015
The owner writes, "We accept food donations for the Greece food shelf! "
62 Pearson Lane, Rochester NY 14612 - Verified for 2015
245 Jonquil Lane, Rochester, NY, 14612 - Verified for 2015
81 Crystal Creek Drive, Rochester, 14612: Lights and music - Verified for 2015
247 Woodsmoke Lane, Rochester, 14612: Santa in the Window! - Verified for 2015
59 Hampton Blvd, Rochester, 14612: Off of Latta or Denise - Verified for 2015
At least 40 Christmas blow molds and LED lights.
137 Moxon Drive, Rochester, 14612 - verified for 2015
140 Moxon Drive, Rochester, 14612 - verified for 2015
187 Hilltop Road, Rochester NY 14616 - verified for 2015
Lights on Hilltop has lights synchronized to music in a half-hour loop including some wacky and original recordings of holiday classics. Starting the day after Thanksgiving and running through New Year's Day, the lights are on from 5:00 - 9:30 and music is on 87.9 FM.
78 Old English Drive, Rochester NY 14616 - verified for 2015
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 2015
Lights display on house in December. Then, December 19th through the 24, the owner 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 2015
Feliz Navidad, everyone! Corner of Norton St. and Strathmore Circle.
Lake Avenue, St. John's Park Rochester NY 14612 - Verified for 2015
Lake Avenue in Charlotte by St.Johns Park. A reader writes: The house is spectacular!
48 Wilmer St, off Monroe Avenue near Goodman - Verified for 2015
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 2015
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 2015
169 Orland Road, Irondequoit - Verified for 2015
Over 18,000 lights that are choreographed to 14 different songs with 14 different light sequences. The lights are on between 5pm-10pm.
***Note: The Holiday Spectacle of Lights at Camp Eastman will not be held in 2015.
7018 Furnace Rd Ontario NY - verified for 2015
Off Route 104 in Ontario. At Furnace Rd, turn North towards lake Ontario (1 mile). They run Thanksgiving through the first week of January.
6916 Stoney Lonesome Rd, Williamson NY - Verified for 2015
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 2015
151 Yorktown Dr, Webster, 14580 - Verified for 2015
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 2015
15,000 lights controlled by 64 channels of animated Light-O-Rama set to music. Friday 11/27 - Saturday 1/2. Daily 5:00pm - 9:30pm. Check website for updates at www.roclights.com.
A house near the Hillary Lane House above; also includes music, plus a mailbox for kids to drop off their wish lists to Santa.
Another house in the same tract as the Hilary Lane and Henderson Drive houses.
The obsession began in Irondequoit with a staple gun and some candy canes. It is now in Penfield, and has grown into over 30,000 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 2015
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 2015
The entire neighborhood hires professionals to decorate every house on the street.
6 Preston Circle, Pittsford, NY 14534 - Verified for 2015
40 Van Voorhis Road, Pittsford, NY 14534 - Verified for 2015
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 2015
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 2015
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.
Light show set to music.
106 East Pointe, Fairport, NY - Verified for 2015
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.
7 Neuchatel Lane, Fairport, NY - Verified for 2015
A reader writes: Looks just like a gingerbread home with Santa and his reindeer outside.
1236 Whitney Road East, Fairport, NY - Verified for 2015
10 Williamsburg Circle, Fairport, NY - Verified for 2015
6694 Setters Run, Victor, NY - Verified for 2015
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 2015
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. And in honor of Courtney Wagner, they are accepting donations for her family. Click here for their Facebook page.
Fargo Road in Stafford - verified for 2015
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 Clause 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.
Come down and visit us and watch 28,000+ lights dance to the music in the warmth your vehicle on your FM radio. Light show runs from Thanksgiving through Dec 31st. Facebook.com/damicoschristmaslights
Know of other great houses or streets that have fantastic holiday lights? Email KidsOutAndAbout's editor at email@example.com! Can't find one that is on the list but says verified for 2015? Email us and we'll investigate.
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