Updated: Dec 16, 2020
Photo courtesy of @LincolnLightsCT on Facebook
By Shannon McLeish
The "most wonderful time of the year" is here. Now is when you can enjoy a light show from the comfort of your car and there's no shortage of displays around Connecticut.
A recent drive around the region to find the best lit houses on the blocks turned up some neighborhoods where festive families take their holiday light trimming over the top.
Here are some you won't want to miss.
Wonderland at Roseville
226 Roseville Terrace
Roseville Terrace is put together by a group of family and friends who "simply love the holidays!” Starting on Thanksgiving at 5 p.m. “Wonderland At Roseville” will be open for the season. You can enjoy music that will be synchronized to the lights as you view the display from the street. stay in your car, and tune your radio station to 103.3 FM to enjoy the music. You can also make a donation to Shriners Hospital for Children in person or online. Shriners Hospitals for Children provides specialized care to children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
Hours run from Sunday to Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 11 p.m. Click here for details.
That House in Milford
75 Meadows End Road
Located ob Meadows End Road in Milford is that house decorated by Chris Donnells. Stop by to enjoy over 30,000 lights and you can show your appreciation with a donation to the Connecticut Food Bank. Last year, the Connecticut Food Bank distributed enough food to prepare 23.8 million meal & More than 5,000 volunteers help sort, package and distribute food to 500 food access points.That House in Milford is also collecting Letters to Santa and each child that stops by can treat themselves to a wooden toy made by Santa's helpers.
Lights open on the day after Thanksgiving, and run 5 to 10 p.m. on weekends, and 5 to 9 p.m. on weekdays. Click here for details.
House of Lights
68 Lewelyn Rd.
Tony Christmas' House of Lights has been featured on ABC's Great Christmas Light Fight in 2016 and in 2018 Won on the ALL STAR Show as 1 of THE BEST Christmas Displays throughout U.S.A. and Canada . House of lights is a 7 time City of Stamford Holiday Display award winner and voted by the Knights of Columbus as the top attraction to see during the holidays!
House of lights is currently open to the public and shuts down for the season on Jan. 7, 2021. Click here for details.
Come see Lincoln Roads Christmas synchronized display. There are 15 songs that will play just Tune your radio to 98.1 FM and enjoy the show. Donations are accepted and will go directly to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. The Juvenile Diabetes Reaserch fund is a nonprofit organization that funds type 1 diabetes research.
Lights are displayed from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Click here for details.