Take a leisurely drive around the Tri-Cities this holiday season, and you’ll find many homes fabulously lit for Christmas, some with synchronized music and holographic Santas in the windows.
Here’s a selection. A more complete list is available in an interactive map at www.tricityherald.com/lights. There’s a form to submit your home if it isn’t on the list.
•653 N 58th Ave., West Richland:
Lights sequenced to music. Thirty songs to listen to for an hour and a half with no repeat from the warmth of your car on your radio. Lights on from 6 to 11 p.m. every night. You might see Santa at work or waving to you from the window.
•2919 Bluet Drive, West Richland:
Gingerbread house. Homeowner says most of the other houses on the street are also worth a look.
•1300 Alla Vista St., Richland:
More than 42,000 lights are synchronized to a fun mix of Christmas music. Tune to 89.5 FM to hear the lights from 5 to 10 p.m. each night and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights.
•3021 Birch Road, Pasco:
About 300,000 to 400,000 Christmas lights decorate Dwight and Paula Johnson’s Franklin County farmhouse.
The home of John and Debbie Logan is decorated with more than 8,000 lights including a Nativity scene, Micky and Minnie Mouse, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and two baby polar bears named Jack and Ellie. There are also bells playing Christmas carols, so roll down your windows.
•1021 W. 37th Place, Kennewick:
The show features more than 60,000 lights synchronized to music and broadcast on 92.9 FM. There also is a virtual Santa Claus who actively waves and moves about the upper master bedroom window and a 30-foot Christmas tree. There is a donation box on the property for the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter.
There also are a few neighborhoods to check out:
•Christmas Carol Lane
, off Garfield Street and 24th Avenue in Kennewick.
•Desert Plateau neighborhood
, off Argent between roads 36 and 44 in Pasco.
•Live reindeer on display
at Beaver Bark, 607 Aaron Drive in Richland.
•Senske corporate campus
, at the corner of Deschutes and Quay streets in Kennewick, features more than 120,000 energy-saving LED lights dancing to synchronized music. The animated light show is active from 5 p.m. to midnight daily through New Year’s Day.