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Cities of lights

Lights dancing to music, Grandma and Grandpa sledding, handpainted Christmas characters and families of snowpeople, you'll see them all if you visit the houses on the list below.

Many on the list have gone all out when it comes to lights and more lights, while others prefer the simplicity of a single bright star.

Two neighborhoods, Christmas Carol Lane in Kennewick and the Desert Plateau area of Pasco, are well worth visiting each year. The annual luminaria in Desert Plateau lights up at 6 p.m. today.

Here are a few places suggested by readers and Herald staffers:

Richland

-- 1759 Sagewood St., Greg and Rosie Jones. He's put up lots of lights and other attractions around the house.

-- 1403 Sanford Ave., Steve and Kathy Andrews, have a spectacular display.

-- 1231 Brentwood Ave., Jim Snyder.

-- 1619 Mesquite Court, the Humphreys have a festive display including a family of snowpeople with pet penguins.

-- 69 Jadwin Ave., an apartment by the Jadwin Village office is all decked out.

-- 115 Broadmoor St., Todd and Michele Jokerst have several handpainted characters from Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Kennewick

-- Christmas Carol Lane off Garfield Street. Drive up the hill on Garfield and watch for signs in the area of West 24th Avenue.

-- 24314 S. Dague Road, Alice Lane.

-- 4003 W. 19th Court (between Union Street and Highway 395), Warren and Kathleen Zimbehl have lights on the front and back of their home. The back is visible from 19th Court.

-- 20 W. 19th Ave., JR and Heather Vogtman have set their lights to music.

-- 2103 W. 28th Place, Bill, Ramona and Krystal Reitan have a light display set to music.

-- 420 W. 20th Ave., the Fuhers have their lights set to music.

-- 2311 S. Rainier Place, Dax and Amanda Logsdon have Santa and his reindeer taking off from the roof, grandparents sledding and a perfect gingerbread house.

-- 4507 S. Kent St.

-- 809 S. Washington St., Warren and Elaine Lechelt.

-- 6302 W. Yellowstone, Timmy and Tammie Trevis.

-- 1021 W. 37 Place, Steven Gowen has set his many lights to music. Preview his display at www.christmaslights4fun.com.

-- 219405 E. 403 PR SE, Ron and Barb Salter have coordinating holiday decorations on their house, fence and in the yard.

-- 1924 S. Hartford Place, Jean Anderson has a light and music show.

Pasco

-- 6904 W. Franklin Road, near Road 68 and Argent Road.

-- 5624 Taft Drive, Betty Espinola has created a wonderful wonderland.

-- The Desert Plateau neighborhood. Take the Argent Road exit off Interstate 182 and head west by turning left. The neighborhood is north on the hill in the area of Road 36 and Road 44.

Season of LEDs

A company that specializes in keeping landscaping green is keeping Christmas green, too.

Senske Lawn & Tree Care has decorated its corporate campus in Kennewick this holiday season with 120,000 energy-saving LED lights dancing to music.

The animated light show -- with the lights synchronized to classic Christmas songs -- will be active from 5 p.m. to midnight daily through New Year's Day.

The company is at 400 N. Quay St., off Deschutes Avenue between Kellogg Street and Columbia Center Boulevard, in Kennewick.

* Loretto J. Hulse: 509-582-1513; lhulse@tricityherald.com.

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