Not many holidays can stir the memories of lights extravaganza and sparkly sights quite like Christmas. A unique time to appreciate the extension cords, tangled lights, inflatables, animated figurines and some of the most creative artistic minds. From LOCAL home decorating to professional masterpieces, we’ve collected the list of “Must See” Holiday Lights and Sights in North Delaware and beyond.
LOCAL HOME DECORATING
Faucher Family Christmas House | New Castle
1054 Red Lion Road| One Million Lights!
The Faucher Family’s house has been lighting up the New Castle/Bear neighborhood for 30+ years. The lights are spectacular – so much so the traffic slows for miles as folks stop by to get a glimpse of this holiday marvel. Nearly every inch of The Faucher house is decorated – just imagine what 1,000,000 lights would look like. Many Thanks Faucher Family!
The story of the Faucher house made it to Unplggd, Gizmodo, Philly’s Fox TV affiliate, and even across the pond to Britain’s Daily Mail. Shout out to North Delaware!
Just off Silverside & Prior Roads
A festive holiday light-palooza with every possible inflatable, animated figurine and lawn decoration you could imagine – Includes a walking trail and Jolly ol’ Saint Nick is on site for photos and wish list taking. One of the most interactive displays around. Thank you Smith Family!
Twinkling House | North Wilmington
Leaping arches, spectacular lights, snow families, music ensemble via 97.1 FM and all highlighted on their website www.twinklinghouse.com which you can preview videos in advance or share perhaps with those who can’t make the drive. Way to go “Twinkling” Family – what a special gift!
- Monday – Friday the Lights turn on at 5:45 PM.
- Saturday and Sunday the Lights turn on at 5:00 PM.
- The last show starts at 9:30.
Ronald McDonald House of Delaware | Share A Night
Join Ronald McDonald House Delaware on Thursday, December 12th as they light the House for the holiday season. For each $15 donation received during our Share A Night fundraiser a light will be placed on the House as a symbol of generosity. The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments, music and a visit from Ronald himself! Guests will join us outside and Ronald and a family switch the magic switch and light the House for the holiday season. For more info, visit Share A Night Fundraiser | Light the RMH DE
Longwood Gardens | A Longwood Christmas
On View Through January 12, 2014
No holiday season is complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens. See extravagant, fruit-adorned trees towering as high as 18 feet stand in the Conservatory and red and green apples float in an artistic pattern in the Exhibition Hall. This year, the Music Room display pays homage to the Green Room at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, DE, featuring sugared, fruit-laden trees and a lavish holiday tea set for 18 special guests. Stroll the Outdoor Gardens and see more colorful lights on display than ever before in the expanded outdoor experience—featuring a floating tree display, hundreds of sparkling snowflakes, twinkling tree forms, a 12-foot fountain of lights in the Main Fountain Garden, and so much more. The outdoor Christmas lights come on at 3:30 pm every day!