Every year, the Richmond Times-Dispatch puts together the Tacky Lights List of over-the-top holiday displays around town.

Houses must have at least 40,000 lights. Translation: We’re talking extra-bright, eye-popping displays.

New this year, we put together a list of “suggested routes” by neighborhood. Go to Richmond.com to see the routes and load them into your Google Maps.

West End

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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.

Glen Allen & Lakeside

Chesterfield

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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. 

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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."

City of Richmond

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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.

Mechanicsville/Highland Springs

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At Kiwi Lane, you'll see approximately 50,000 lights with inflatables, blow molds, a nativity scene, a tunnel of lights and animated light displays.

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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.

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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. 

Ashland

Colleen Curran covers arts and entertainment for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She writes the weekly column Top Five Weekend Events.

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