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Where are the best holiday-themed homes I can see by car?

Jeff Hidek

Over the years, a few Wilmington communities have earned a reputation for providing visual holiday feasts of lights and displays.

The Kings Grant neighborhood (enter through Kings Grant Road off North College Road just before it becomes 1-40) always delights, and is the one place locals agree can be counted on for quality displays year after year.

You should also take a drive down South 17th street. The blocks between Dawson and Market feature yards overflowing with displays and lights.

Sunset Park, off Carolina Beach Road across from Legion Stadium, has earned a reputation as a must-see community for Christmas displays.

And this year, we’re hearing exciting things about Bedrock Court, a cul-de-sac off Stoneybrook Road off of Middle Sound Loop Road in Ogden.

These should get you started. If you see any other great light displays, feel free to post their locations here.

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10 Responses to “ Where are the best holiday-themed homes I can see by car?”

  1. On December 8, 2009 at 11:19 am jeff dobbins wrote:

    check out the homes on south branch road off of middle sound loop rd in odgen.Big lights.

  2. On December 16, 2009 at 7:25 pm David Williams wrote:

    There are quite a few places that are great. The one on Buckeye Dr. is certainly one to see! It’s the best I have seen locally in terms of number of lights and decorations. There are also many in the Murrayville Road / Quail Woods area and Brittany Woods / Courtney Pines area. I have started a Google Map that I would like to share: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=105048209466003890128.00047a2d396c927a49564&z=11 It includes my house which is completely animated to music (the first entry). Others with animation are also included. I am continuing to visit places and put them on the map.

  3. On December 17, 2009 at 9:30 am Debi Dolan-Prince wrote:

    In the Brunswick County area, there is a home at 149 Windemere Dr in Boiling Spring Lakes that is a masterpiece of lights. The owner starts the process of putting the lights up midway through October. This year he even has a walkway to a talking Santa! Hope everyone can enjoy the lights, and Merry Christmas!

  4. On December 18, 2009 at 5:45 pm Angela Cribb wrote:

    Just want to thank everyone for the outpouring support of our 60-foot man-made Christmas tree. I’m glad that we could contribute to the holiday spirit!!!

  5. On December 19, 2009 at 10:45 pm Eve wrote:

    Come to Boiling Spring Lakes for an animated light show. Tune your FM dial to 95.3 and watch the 1/2 hour extravaganza! They run every night from 6-10pm and they are great! There is a box for food and money donations if you wish. These people really did a great job! Turn onto W. South Shore Dr. (I believe that is the name of the road.) It’s right next to the auto mechanic and tanning salon by the gas station. My family and I have gone to see it 3 times already and plan to go more!

  6. On December 20, 2009 at 12:27 pm Eric Kennedy wrote:

    Thanks for the map David – great idea!

  7. On December 21, 2009 at 10:30 am jb wrote:

    632 Springtime Road is crazy, besides the outside, the inside of the entire house is decorated (ask the owner for a tour) AND he has a full size motorized sleigh.

    Don’t miss the neighbor’s decorations either, he has a sign that just says “DITTO” with an arrow pointing at the Christmas house!

  8. On December 23, 2009 at 6:37 pm Brenda Davis wrote:

    202 Antionette Dr. Wilmington NC is very nicely decorated.

  9. On December 23, 2009 at 11:07 pm Gregg Policari wrote:

    7425 Quail Woods Road also has a cool light show in Red white and blue. 3 mega trees(2-15ft and 1-20ft) and hearing the music via 99.3 FM and the show goes from 5pm till 12.

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