Good neighborhood Christmas light displays?

bokeh christmas lightsJudy emails:

My kids LOVE Christmas lights. The oohs and ahhs from the backseat this time of year makes driving at night a fun adventure, but there's just one problem - we're getting used to our usual streets! Do your readers know of any local neighborhoods that really put on a show (and don't mind a little extra traffic, of course)?

We also got this question from @touchofgr3y.

The first place that springs to mind is Apple Blossom Lane in Colonie -- here's video by Christen Gowan from last year's decorations.

There have to be others. Know of one (or more)? Please share!

(And thanks to Katie at Capital District Fun for doing a little asking around on this one!)

photo: Flickr user George Deputee

Comments

There's some really nice ones down some of the side streets of off Van wee Terrace Colonie NY. Here's a map...

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Van+wee+lane+Colonie+NY&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl

There's a street in Watervliet that's been putting on a great show for years. Sadly I'm not sure of the street but it runs east-west and since the city's not huge you'd be able to find it from Route 32. Good luck and have fun!

I really appreciate this information. I'd encourage more folks to include their favorites here. There's so much more to see and those of us who enjoy a "lights tour" would really benefit from the information.

Happy Holidays.

Krumkill road and russel road also good Christmas lights

Troy
Washington Street between Third and Fourth
Pawling Ave (just around the corner from the Congress Street intersection)

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

A look inside The Shop in Troy

This Friday marks the grand opening for The Shop, a new restaurant and bar in downtown Troy. It's the third commercial space to open at... (more)

Pizzaween

Pizza fact of the day: We've heard a few times that Halloween is one of the busiest days of the year for pizza shops. How... (more)

NANOvember 2014

The entity now known as the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is taking over the month of... (more)

Campaign Yard Sign Design Election 2014, Part I

Election Day is next Tuesday, and that means campaign yard sign season is at its peak. Front lawns, street medians, parking lots, and many other... (more)

Morning Blend

The fugitive arrested in Hudson Falls on Tuesday had jumped bail and escaped from house arrest where he was awaiting trial on rape charges. Police... (more)

Recent Comments

... as somebody who is interested in developing downtown and possibly starting a business there, but isn't Columbia development, what message do those tax breaks send to me? The smaller players who will do the type of infill, mixed use development that we really need get discouraged when they see that only the big guys get any support from the city and that the playing field is tilted against them ...

Impact Downtown Albany's vision of what the city's downtown could be

...has 8 comments, most recently from BS

Chicken parm at D'Raymonds

...has 6 comments, most recently from Julie

Campaign Yard Sign Design Election 2014, Part I

...has 5 comments, most recently from Doug Bartow

Raising the Albany Barn

...has 8 comments, most recently from Don Countermine

A look inside The Shop in Troy

...has 5 comments, most recently from Lauren