Holiday & Christmas Lights: A Driving Tour of the Rochester Area
Over 80 houses in the Rochester area are lit for Christmas! Scroll down to see descriptions for each house, town by town!
(This list is being updated every day as word comes in of new locations for 2018.)
Our 2018 list of Christmas lights in the Rochester area: Includes Greece, Henrietta, Gates, Hamlin, Irondequoit, Pittsford, Fairport, the City of Rochester, Victor, Farmington, Penfield, Webster, Williamson, Ontario, Nunda, and more!
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!
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 2018.
Christmas at RCCMRegister for your free ticket now for Dec 14-16 & 18-24, 2018
Rediscover the wonder and magic of Christmas at RCCM!
Christmas at RCCM consists of 5 major attractions: Miracle, the thrilling and awe-inspiring 4D motion ride; Journey Through Bethlehem, the incredible live show featuring live animals, a living nativity, a cast of actors, and a celebrity narrator; Raffadali's Great Adventure, our exciting and interactive family show starring Raffadali the donkey; Star’s Yuletide Workshop, where cast members assist kids in making their very own Star-themed ornament; and finally The Kings Journey (on select evenings only) — a new & original Christmas musical stage show with a Vegas twist! All FREE! Each show is about 20 mins and each run continuously from 6-9pm each night. So come in anytime! 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 2018This list is gradually being verified... please help us crowdsource the updating for 2018!
31 Ashmoor Drive, Avon NY - (the last road in Harper Park). Verified for 2018, to run November 16 - January 3, weekdays from 6pm-10pm and weekends 6pm-12am. Over 7000 lights, 14 extension cords, 2 star showers, a point of lights projection, and also a Christmas drawing laser projector. Tune your radio to 87.9 FM; Christmas songs are provided by Scotty McCreery and Dylan Scott. Listen for the Buffalo Bills shout song in the loop as well!
608 Georgian Drive Avon, NY - Verified for 2018, Lights and inflatables
36 Blaydon Loop, West Henrietta, NY - Verified for 2018 to start Dec 1, running through New Year's: 5pm-10pm every night. Tune to 87.9 FM.
52 Nevins Road, Henrietta, NY - Verified for 2018
The light show on this house runs from 5:30 pm to 10 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.
217 St Patrick Drive, Henrietta, NY - Verified for 2018
South of Marketplace Mall, just of West Henrietta Rd. Displayed from the beginning of December through the weekend after Christmas, from dusk until around 11pm.
Colony Lane Circle of Lights -Verified for 2018
2018 season starts on Saturday December 1st. Santa and his friends will be in full force every weekend leading up to Christmas. Come out and get your picture with Santa and friends. Non perishable goods are being collected for RHAFT once again. Canned goods, paper supplies and even pet food is appreciated to help our neighbors in need.
T2Lights - Verified for 2018
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.
Rochester Festival of Lights - from Entercom Marketing Results Group - Verified for 2018 - Dome Arena on Calkins Road
1361 Middle Road Rush, NY, 14543 - Verified for 2018: Lights go on Thanksgiving day and are up til New Year’s Day, 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm every day, and all night Xmas Eve and Xmas night.
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 2018
(amazing neighborhood off of Lyell Road in Gates)
48 Rossmore Street, Gates, 14606 - Verified for 2018
Thanksgiving through New Year's. Hours will be Sunday –Thursday 4:30 to 10:00 with Friday and Saturday to 11:00. Extra features this year, including videos playing on the front of the garage and a sleigh that the kids can get on for picture taking. Tune your car radio to 107.5. Click here to see their YouTube channel.
4 Sunridge Drive, Gates, 14624 - Verified for 2018
27 Jamee Lane, Gates, 14606 - Verified for 2018. 5,000 lights synchronized to music. Show is 5:00 to 9:30. Tune radio to 91.1FM.
44 Willhurst Dr, Gates, 14606 - Verified for 2018. Tune to 106.1 FM and get the songs in your vehicle. (The entire show runs about 1 hour.) 5:30 to 9:00 pm.
Corner of S. Clinton & Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road, Brighton, NY 14623 - Verified for 2018
11 Dresser Road, Spencerport - Verified for 2018
It's a dead end street so people can take their time to enjoy the decorations.
110 Maida Drive, Spencerport - Verified for 2018
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. For 2018, the theme is "Cooking Snowman." It's a little smaller display than previous years, but still fun.
2387 Spencerport Road, Spencerport - Verified for 2018
Clearview Drive, Spencerport - Verified for 2018
Several houses on Clearview Drive in Spencerport are well-lit for the holiday starting Thanksgiving weekend!
1769 Manitou Road, Spencerport - Verified for 2018
A reader writes: Long driveway with lots of lights. It not a great road to stop and linger, but it’s a great showcase of holiday spirit.
24 Riga Mumford Road, Churchville NY - Verified for 2018: 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM from approximately November 25 - Jan 1.
6290 Chili-Riga Center Rd, Churchville, NY- Verified for 2018- dusk til dawn.
King Christmas Lights: 76 White Oak Bend, Rochester NY 14624 - Verified for 2018
Decorated with over 24,000 lights, Santa and his Elves! There are 37 songs this year synchronized to music on 90.3 FM. Vote for the song you want to hear next at http://king.miip.mobi Show starts on November 22nd 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.
2 Wheat Hill, Chili 14624 - Verified for 2018
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 16th year and every year it grows more and more.
Stover Lights: 33 Stover Road, Chili 14624 - Verified for 2018 to start probably around Dec 1.
Christmas Lights and Music Show:. Show runs daily 5 PM to 10 PM through New Year's Day. Tune in to 90.9 FM and visit their page at http://www.facebook.com/stoverlights.for updates.
582 Hamlin-Clarkson Townline Road, Hamlin - (Not yet verified for 2018. Click here to crowdsource-verify if you see them lit this year!)
A reader writes: This house has a lot of lights, color changing, and everything awesome display!
1031 Hilton Parma Rd. ( ROUTE 259 ), Hilton - Verified for 2018
Lights and sound. 50 different songs. Plenty of lights and blowups.
8 Peach Blossom Circle, Hilton - Verified for 2018. Lights are synchronized to the music, and the display is computer controlled. Speakers outside, plus the music is also transmitted over FM radio. Start on Sat, Dec 1 and runs through Sun, Jan 6. Lights are on at 5:00pm, light show starts at 6:00pm and ends at 10:00pm Sun through Thu, 11:00pm on Fri and Sat.
199 Pointe Vintage Lane, Rochester NY 14626 - Verified for 2018
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.
84 Pointe Vintage Lane, Rochester NY 14626 - Verified for 2018
The "Mickey Mouse House."
300 Lowden Point Road, Rochester NY 14612 - Verified for 2018
Lights are choreographed to music with 21 Christmas songs. If viewers wish to play or repeat a particular song, choose the button on the Candy Cane Carol Selector that has the song you wish to play and scroll to the song by pushing the button 1, 2, or 3 times. To hear the music just tune your FM radio to 91.9. The display will run from 5:00PM to 10:00PM Sunday through Thursday and 5:00PM to 11:00PM Friday and Saturday beginning Thanksgiving Day until NYE.
245 Jonquil Lane, Rochester, NY, 14612 - Verified for 2018, starting after Thanksgiving. Hours about 5pm-10pm daily.
71 Crestway Lane, North Greece, NY 14612 - Verified for 2018
A reader writes: This year, there is a mailbox for Letters to Santa in the display near the playhouse, and if kids put a letter to Santa in the mailbox and include their return address, they will receive a reply from Santa/North Pole!
247 Woodsmoke Lane, Rochester, 14612 - Verified for 2018
134 Woodsmoke Lane, Rochester, 14612 - Verified for 2018
59 Hampton Blvd, Rochester, 14612, Off of Latta or Denise - Verified for 2018
Running Thanksgiving through Dec 28. At least 40 Christmas blow molds and LED lights.
78 Old English Drive, Rochester NY 14616 - Verified for 2018
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.
117 and 127 Quesada Drive, Rochester, NY 14616 - Verified for 2018
79 Kingsley Rd, Rochester NY, 14612 - Verified for 2018
Lights display on house in December starting Dec 1. Special Dec 20-24: The owner dresses up as Santa from 5 pm to 8 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 - (Not yet verified for 2018. Click here to crowdsource-verify if you see them lit this year!)
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 for 2018. Click here to crowdsource-verify if you see them lit this year!)
Lake Avenue in Charlotte by St.Johns Park. A reader writes: The house is spectacular!
168 Willmont Street, Rochester, 14609 - Verified for 2018
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 2018
95 Hillendale Street, Rochester, 14619 - Verified for 2018
A reader writes: Outstanding display! They decorated the house as well as a wishing well; stop by and see why Snoopy's doghouse won first place while the owner's house got second!
Endicar Drive, off Titus in Irondequoit - Verified for 2018
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 2018
169 Orland Road, Irondequoit - Verified for 2018
Over 25,000 lights that are choreographed to 14 different songs with 14 different light sequences. The lights are on between 4:30-10pm Sun-Thur. 4:30-10:30 Fri. & Sat., starting December 1.
712 List Ave Lane, Irondequoit - Verified for 2018
Starting approximately Nov 25. Even more decorations this year (approximately 40 mechanicals and/or inflatables and 10 blow molds along with approximately 5,000 lights). They go on at dark until 10ish....unless windy. They will be up until at least New Year's.
200 Saint Joseph St, Irondequoit - (Not yet verified for 2018. Click here to crowdsource-verify if you see them lit this year!)
A reader writes: Large Victorian home covered with lights on a large lot with at least 25 blowups.
4386 Ontario Center Road, Walworth, NY - Verified for 2018 to start Dec 1.
1028 Bay Road, Webster, 14580 - Verified for 2018
December 1 - Jan 2, with lights on dusk until 10pm. Computerized display with Light-O-Rama, approximately 40,000 lights, and some great new additions for this year! Tune in to the radio station FM 97.3. Go to the last house on the private drive at 1028 Bay Road.
1213 Severn Ridge Rd, Webster, 14580 - Verified for 2018
15,000+ LED lights, inflatables, LED-lit Noel, "Tree Farm" and more. Display will be "lit" as of Friday, November 23rd (Black Friday). Hours of operation planned to be sunset to 10pm (minimum, may run later).
266 Oakdale Drive, Webster, 14580 - Verified for 2018
1321 Klem Rd, Webster, 14580 - Verified for 2018
34 Havenshire Road, Rochester NY 14625 - Verified for 2018
Animated light show with over 15,000 lights playing Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Pentatonix, and more. Computerized light show. December 1st through January 1st. Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 9:00pm. Friday - Saturday 5pm - 10:00pm. Check website for updates: http://www.havenshireholidays.com or our Facebook page.
44 Cardogan Square, Rochester, NY 14625 - Verified for 2018
100 Henderson Dr, Penfield, NY 14526 - Verified for 2018
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 2018
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 2018, starting Thanksgiving weekend
The obsession began in Irondequoit with a staple gun and some candy canes. It is now in Penfield, and has grown into over 25,000 lights set to music. Sunday thru Thursday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 5:00 PM to 11:00 pm. We have over 25k lights set to music. Our facebook page: is wrightsbrightlights.
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 2018
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.
53 Vineyard Hill, Fairport, NY - Verified for 2018
A reader writes: It has thousands of LEDs lighting up the entire house from the roof to the gutters to the ridgelines to the windows, with several windows of blinking LEDs. It also has several yard decorations including a carousel, seesaw, blowup globe & light post, reindeer, and tons of blinking candy canes. This house is also just around the corner from one of Rochester’s best displays, Wanda Polisseni’s on Beauclaire Lane in Fairport.
38 Wedmore Rd, Fairport, NY - Verified for 2018
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 - Verified for 2018, to start possibly Thanksgiving weekend but definitely by the first weekend in December.
East Pointe is off of High St Extension. All sides of the house and yard are lit up. You can see the back of the house from High Street Extension. In part of the front of the house, some of the lights coordinate with music (no radio station). Please note, for safety reasons, only view this display from the comfort of your car. Do not get out of the car and walk around the yard as there are many extension cords and ropes connecting displays in order to make this possible. (Readers report that there are some other nicely decorated houses on the street.)
16 Heatherwood Road, Fairport, NY - Verified for 2018: Approximately 15,000 lights set to music. Show runs 5pm-9pm daily.
152 High Street, Fairport, NY - Verified for 2018: Corner of Turk Hill Rd and High Street
10 Williamsburg Circle, Fairport, NY - Verified for 2018: Bigger and better than ever. Please do not get out and walk around the yard due to the many extension cords.
35 Williamsburg Circle, Fairport, NY - Verified for 2018
Stonebridge Lane in Pittsford - Verified for 2018
The entire neighborhood hires professionals to decorate most houses on the street.
20 Santa Drive, Pittsford, NY 14534 - Verified for 2018: Tune to 88.3 FM to listen from your car. M, T, W & Th - 5:00 to 9:00 PM; F, Sa & Su - 5:00 to 11:00 PM. Neighborhood is a loop, so please do not use driveways to turn around. Facebook link here.
1136 Mile Square Rd, Mendon - Verified for 2018
Pride Street, Honeoye Falls -Verified for 2018
6694 Setters Run, Victor, NY - Verified for 2018
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. Tune in at 91.3 FM. Sunday-Thursday hours are 5-9:30 PM and Friday and Saturday 5-11 PM, beginning December 1.
1087 Azzano Circle, Victor, NY - Verified for 2018
Located off of Plastermill Road. Computerized show with 13 songs, about 15,000 lights. Visitors can listen in @ 87.9FM. Lights are lit 5:30-10 Sun-Thurs and 5:30 to 11 Fri-Sat, ~Nov 30 through Christmas.
2 Kemp Drive, Macedon, NY 14502 - Verified for 2018, starting the Sunday after Thanksgiving and running through New Year's.
6 to 10pm weekdays, and until 11pm on the weekends. All programmed to listen over your car radio, station 87.9. They change up the playlist weekly.
6221 Buckskin Dr, Farmington NY - Verified for 2018
100,000 lights are synchronized to 18 different songs. 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
1603 Clovertrail Dr, Farmington, NY - Verified for 2018 - Potential "soft" opening Nov 23, full opening Nov 25. A computerized light show with over 15,000 lights synchronized to 10 different songs. Tune your car radio to 90.9 FM to listen. Light show runs from 5-9pm Sun-Thur, and 5-10pm Fri & Sat.
1762 Birchwood Drive, Farmington, NY - Verified for 2018 - Tune into 91.1 FM to hear over 50 plus songs. Monday thru Friday till 9 weekends till 9:30 to 10PM.
Come down and visit us and watch 55,000+ lights dance to the music in the warmth your vehicle on your FM radio. Light show runs from Black Friday through New Year's Day at 4:30pm. Hours are Sun - Thurs 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Fri & Sat - 4:30pm - 11:00pm. See more at Facebook.com/damicoschristmaslights.