It’s the time of year to get the family in the car and do a Christmas light tour. You see the fireworks on the 4th, do leaf watching in October why not do a Christmas light tour followed by a stop for hot chocolate at a convenience store or coffee shop?
If you don’t want to travel far, here is an idea to try. Do a drive of your surrounding neighborhoods and rate the houses you see on a scale from 1 to 10. In the end pick what you think is the best house (do a family vote – and talk about why you like it). At the end of your drive leave a note in the winner’s door (or even knock on the door and meet them) saying that you award them the best Christmas decorations of the _____ (Insert your family’s name) Annual Christmas Light Tour. Thank them for the great decorations and then add an invitation to our church’s Christmas concert.
If you see a house or a street that you think others on a tour would like to see, let us know the street and approximate location. If we get enough we’ll put together a tour you can take any night during the holidays.
If you’re looking for the big displays, here are a few places to go, some have admission but some are free.
Directions: Off Route 1 (Media Bypass) to Route 252 (
Herrs Potato Chip Factory Christmas Light display: Herrs holiday lights extravaganza has 180,000 lights in this year’s display and is open from 5pm until 7am. Check out their web site for more information at www.herrs.com/WhatsNew/SpecialEvents.html
Directions: Take 1-95 South to Route 322 West to Route 1 South. Exit Route 272 (
Cost: Adults $16 and students $6 Children under 4 free.
Shady Brook Farms - Experience millions of lights illuminating acres of farmland. Whimsical
Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 49 (Newtown/Yardley, formerly Exit 30) Follow Route 332 West ¼ mile to traffic light. Turn left onto
Cost is $20 per car load.