Whether it’s a string of lights, a well-lit wreath, a jolly St. Nick or a nativity scene – there are many ways to convey the spirit of Christmas.
Many homes throughout northern Hillsborough, central and east Pasco counties get decked up for the holidays, including the ones on this list.
Land O’ Lakes
21306 Morning Mist Way, Wilderness
The display includes about 3,000 lights and seven animated figures. The family has been putting up its display for about 20 years, according to Christine Jordan. It goes up the day after Thanksgiving and remains up until after New Year’s.
7121 Moss Ledge Run, Wilderness Lake Preserve
White and colored lights. Goes p the first week in December and comes down the first week in January. The display gets bigger each year, writes Erica Leon.
22253 Bell Harbor (See accompanying story for more details)
Thousands of lights and about a dozen inflatables, each one having a story.
The display goes up on Dec. 1 and remains until Jan. 6.
22375 Southshore Drive, Lake Padgett subdivision
Twelve inflatables, pink flamingos, alligators, dolphins, candy canes and lollipops. The display gets bigger each year, writes Carla Parker.
Also, the Connerton development has numerous nicely decorated homes.
5609 Grindstone Loop (See accompanying story for more details)
5609 Grindstone Loop
Display includes 50,000 lights which are synchronized to15 songs.
The family accepts donations, half of which help pay the electric bill and the other half which goes to the “Make A Wish Foundation.”
Some well-lit neighborhoods in Wesley Chapel include Stage Coach and The Enclave, which are both off Wesley Chapel Boulevard.
38810 Miller Ave.
Display includes more than 10,000 lights, 15 to 20 animated figures and nine inflatables.
The display goes up after Thanksgiving and stays up until after New Year’s.