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


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

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

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

I live in Scotia n.y. I have been doing a huge display for Christmas and Halloween for the past 5 years if your increased in seemingly it I live at 12 south Reynolds Scotia n.y. 12302

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