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9604 & 9606 Asbury Court will flip the switch on their lights Thanksgiving night at 6 p.m. Owner Bobby Phifer says you can hear the breaks go on. It's the only night they light up their amazing million & a half lights in total darkness.
The Phifer home is one of the best-known tacky-lights houses in the area. Just follow the trail of buses and limos which have been visiting the Phifer home for 40 years for Tacky Lights.
Check out this "gingerbread" home in the West End featuring more than 75,000 lights. On the list for the fifth year in a row.
New to the list! The roof of Donnie Kaloski's home looks like a gingerbread with 3,000 criss-cross lights.
Right around the corner from the, James Bishop has been lighting up his West End home for the last 10 years.
The Riddick's have moved from 6307 Millhiser Ave. and they brought their light display with them.
Bob Siceloff's family home sports more than 30,000 lights, 6 blow-ups, 7 figurines, 3 M&Ms characters, and the giant Shrek has been repaired and will return again this year.
The Whitlock’s house on River Road will light up early again this year for Thanksgiving weekend.
The Preissner home, covered with 60,000 lights, is in the same subdivision that offers “The Christmas House” on.
Check out the Thediecks’ home from Maybeury Drive, where you get the best view. Eighty-thousand lights reflect in the lake behind the house.
Known as “The Christmas House,” Frank Hudak’s display takes four miles of wiring. The twinkling and blinking is achieved via miniature variable computer circuits.
1510 Claiborne St. in the Maymont neighborhood has been lighting up for years.
Grand Illumination will be held Friday, Dec. 4. From 5:45 – 5:55 p.m., VCU’s Pep Band The Peppas will get the crowd ready for the Illumination.
This Stratford Hills home features over 50,000 lights, including 9 lighted deer, a "flowing" blue stream and color coordinated shrubbery.
New to the list! Check out this brightly lit home in the Fan. George Lough has been decorating for years, but he's new to the area and he's bringing his "tacky lights" with him.
1510 Grove Ave. will be lighting up again this year.
Be sure to stop by this beautifully decorated Victorian home in the Fan. You'll see lots of bright lights, strands, and many colorful lights.
New to the list! This brightly lit home in the Museum District crams as many lights as possible onto its front porch.
Check out this Museum District home for bright rope lights strung down from a star at the top of house to form a bright tree.
The Rosedale Christmas house features 90,000 lights set to set animated songs with 592 channels controlled by Light-O-Rama.
You’ve got to see this bright, fun house in Oregon Hill.
Marc Leslie and Liz Kolonay have been lighting up since 2003 with each year getting bigger and brighter and now, they’re officially on the Tacky Lights List.
The mansions on Monument Avenue definitely aren't "tacky." But they are so beautiful we had to add them to the list!
Lawrence & Virginia Johnson’s home is decorated every year with bright lights.
Bright, whimsical light display in Stratford Hills lights up Saturday, Nov. 29.
New to the list! Glen and Joan Meeks have 70,000 lights on their home in South Richmond.
New to the list! This Chesterfield home has 50,000 lights, all controlled by Lightarama and set to music. Expect a set list of songs from "Frozen," the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and holiday classics like "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer."
Check out the Christmas tree lot which features a 12-foot-tree and six other 6-foot-trees. It is called "Ra'Ra's tree lot" because that's what their grand-daughter calls their grandfather.
One of the busiest houses in the area, 3531 Bellbluff Drive is a regular with limo and bus tours. The Kittells houses features an acre of lights, tons of blow molds, Santa and his reindeer raised 70 feets off the ground, two big bubble machines, Spongebob characters, fairies, a new gingerbread set-up and more.
This Chesterfield home is back on the list after suffering a fire and taking a few years off the "Tacky Lights Tour."
This home has over 50,000 lights and is decked out with everybody's favorite Disney characters.
With more than the 40,000, the McDonnell home lights up the street.
New to the list! The Englert's home in Chesterfield have over 70 holiday inflatables throughout their front and backyards that are very fun to look at.
The Morton home will have a lighted trail that people can explore. You'll see all kinds of lights and trees, as well as Charlie Brown and Snoopy, the Grinch and his dog Max, Frosty, a ferris wheel and seesaw.
Castle Glen Court has been decorating for the past 8 years, gradually growing in size. This year the house has around 55,000 lights. They use mainly C9 lights.
The Putney home features about 40,000 lights synchronized to music.
The whole cul-de-sac on Dawnridge Court in the Walton Park subdivision of Midlothian lights up for Tacky Lights. That’s over 18 houses on this holiday lane!
More than 90,000 lights illuminate this home in Powhatan.
The Bruces have over an acre of land and most of it is covered in lights. They have a variety of multi-colored lights, icicle lights, characters, blow-ups and more.
Paul Hendricks has been lighting up his home at 8400 Highland Glen Drive in Chesterfield for the past 20 years.
This home in North Chesterfield features two shooting stars, animated golfing and fishing Santa displays, a dogwood tree with 5,00 lights, and a 30 foot tree with 6,000 lights.
Head to Midlothian to check out the brightly lit houses on Quail Hunt Court.
Check out this beauty in the Walton Park Neighborhood of Midlothian. The home is set up on a small hill with over 40,000 lights that cover the yard and the house.
Check out this house in Chesterfield with over 45,000 lights.
Jeff Johnson and his family moved from New York to Richmond and brought their spectacular holiday display with them.
Hartley's Family Christmas has over 48,000 lights synchronized to music. The show begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs until around 10:30 p.m. nightly.
The Howdyshell home is a must see and even bigger this year.
It's been described as the Phifer's home on Asbury Court -- only on the South Side!
The Summerleaf Christmas Show is a Christmas Light display containing over 40,000 lights controlled by nearly 2000 channels. Each channel controls a group of lights or in some cases one light.
New to the list: This Midlothian home features 45,000 lights set to music.
Check out this home in the Walton Lake subdivision that has over 30,000 lights set to music.
The Snyders' Christmas display has approximately 90,000 lights and is intended as a walk-through for children of all ages.
The Wrays are adding even more lights this year -- bringing their brightly lit home up to approximately 90,000 lights. They light up Saturday, Nov. 29.
This colorful display of lights is a must see. Plus, don't miss the owners favorite decoration -- her gingerbread house.
GardenFest of Lights has 500,000 holiday lights that help transform Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden into a winter wonderland of fantasy, festivity and family fun.
Brightly lit home in Glen Allen. In addition to the many thousands of lights, this house features a mechanical waving Santa with runway, huge tree of lights with three foot star atop, blow molds, and airblowns including a 15 foot hot air balloon with Santa aboard and 14 foot animated train.
The family at 4610 Packard has been going “tacky” for years. Each year, they try to add something new. Their oldest display...
The Live Grinch will be lighting up again this year. He hopes to light up by Thanksgiving and may make an appearance at 9716 Wendhurst Ave. for their Grand Illumination.
The Johnson’s 35,000-plus lights in Glen Allen light up Saturday, Nov. 29.
The Clark’s house is decked out in 35,000-plus lights with many figures, blow ups and a nativity scene. Lighting up nightly Dec. 1- Dec. 31.
Al and Esther Thompson will light up Thanksgiving night with their Grand Illumination which draws close to 200 people every year. They will stay lit through New Year's Eve night.
Chuck Cassick's home features about 60,000 lights, more than 20 inflatables, 10 animated scenes, a drive thru and more.
There are over 45,000 lights on this Mechanicsville home.
Charla Elswick has been decorating her Mechanicsville home for 33 years. Her Mechanicsville home features over 50,000 lights.
Over 65,000 lights in the Kings Charter Subdivision in Mechanicsville.
Hadley's Winterland will be lighting up again this year with 150,000 lights.
This Mechanicsville home is back on the list after taking last year off. This cute gingerbread house is outlined in lights and the lawn is strewn with candy canes and Santa blow molds.
Jim Winkler’s neighbor called the police to lodge a complaint about the Christmas music that runs with his display at 8124 Kiwi Lane.
Head to Chuck and Sherry Hudgins “Christmas Fantasyland” where they have been lighting up for years.
Known as the “Rock n’ Roll Christmas House,” the house features a computerized light show with lights “dancing” to music. Each show takes approximately 25 minutes to view. Many of their visitors like to get out and walk around, especially children.
Donnie Leake has been decorating his house in Mechanicsville for several years and this year went over the top with over 100 blow molds.
The Stevesons’ home features more than 70,000 lights. The Winter Wonderland theme features 15 animated deer, 17 blow ups, and 13 other animated figures, which included a igloo, polar bears, seal, and penguins. They hope to light up Thanksgiving and remain lit through New Year’s Eve.
Head to Strath Road for over 50,000 lights along with more than 250 inflatables.
The Scott family has been decorating their home in Mechanicsville for over 30 years. They have three acres of land, all of which will be lit up with strings of lights, blow ups, wire framed figures, plastic mold characters, and numerous trees.
This Hanover County home will light up again this year with a Wonderfully White Winter Wonderland theme…The Staver’s use all white lights except for character blow ups. The yard is in motion. Close to 40,000 lights.
Check out 6387 Wedgewood Road for over 50,000 lights this year with over 20 inflatables, a fully lit front porch with 7 Christmas trees, theme areas including Disney Characters, Nascar and college logos.
New this year, the town of Ashland will light itself up for the holidays. The Grand Illumination will happen Dec. 5.
The light show consists of hundreds of thousands of LED lights synchronized to music from your car radio, and features an 80-foot tunnel of lights, 50-foot Christmas trees, dancing snowmen, singing trees and Santas and festive decorations.
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