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Christmas Lights in Fredericksburg: Here’s the list of where to check out decorated homes throughout the region
Rob Hedelt has compiled his annual list of decorated homes in the Fredericksburg region. If there’s one you’d like to add, please drop it in the comments section at the bottom of the list. Enjoy! (Click to see all of the homes on one map, or scroll down to the bottom. Also, in addition to the homes listed below, the region offers many large-scale outdoor light shows. You can find details on those right here.
197 Stonewall Drive (From U.S. 1, take Confederate Boulevard to a right on Stonewall.) Light figures of a Nativity scene, a teeter-totter, a train, trees, a carousel, a helicopter and so much more light up this favorite dazzler.
134 Springwood Drive (Off Lafayette Blvd. near Twin Lakes Drive in Alum Springs Estates. At end of street.) Santa’s on the roof while lights on house, in the yard and in a 20-foot light tree pulse in 48 channels to music tuned in your car. There’s a box for donations to Make-A-Wish of Greater Virginia.
116 Washington St. (In Falmouth Bottom, below Belmont.) Lights and figures on the house join Mr. and Mrs. Claus, candy canes and more.
14 Briarwood Drive (Take Ferry Road to Colebrook, then a right on Briarwood.) An army of cutouts, a Nativity and new cartoon characters free-handed by grandson Tristan highlight this hand-crafted display.
153 Brickert St. (Follow Butler Road until it turns to White Oak Road. Just past Pro Trucks store, turn left onto Potomac Avenue and left onto Brickert.) Trees of lights join Frosty, candy canes and all sorts of sparkles in this annual display.
610 White Oak Road (From Ferry Road, make a right on White Oak, on the right.) Some new additions “moo” around a light tree, with Santa at the mailbox and a rocking Santa and Mrs. Claus in a cozy scene on the porch.
619 White Oak Road (Just past last house, on left.) A Christmas clock joins dozen of figures, new LED lights and a big Santa’s workshop in this display that delights so many.
44 Shauns Lane (From last house, continue on White Oak to a right on Shauns.) Santa on a tractor joins holiday lights and figures at the end of this gavel lane.
59 Leeland Road (From Deacon Road, take Leeland Road; it’s a quarter mile down on the left.) The house is a beautiful mass of lights with a mix of holiday yard figures lighting up the night.
209 Northview Drive (From U.S. 1 north of Falmouth, take a right onto Layhill and a right on Elizabeth, to stop sign.) Lights shine bright with Santa in a hot-air balloon, he and the Mrs. in a swing, a carousel and more.
130 Cranes Corner Road (From U.S. 1, take right onto Cranes Corner, opposite road to Stafford High.) A yearly favorite—winner of this year’s Halloween displays—features blow-ups of all sorts, big snowmen, reindeer, a Happy Holidays message and more.
37 Hull’s Chapel Road (From Enon Road, just before Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church, take a right on Hull’s Chapel Road.) A handmade and life-sized Nativity scene anchors this yearly, well-lit favorite.
668, 652, 690, 650 and 612 Ramoth Church Road (From U.S. 1 north, take left onto American Legion Road, State Route 628, which soon becomes Ramoth Church Road. Several miles up on the left.) Santa must smile when he flies over the homes of the Cooper family, their consecutive displays are so full and festive, with countless cutouts, Nativity scenes and more.
168 Hope Road From U.S. 1, take Hope Road, State Route 687, a mile or so to the display, on the right.) A new LED Nativity with palm trees and Wise Men joins Santa in a train and other new offerings in a sparkling display. Visitors are encouraged to pull in the driveway to avoid accidents.
362 Winding Creek Road (From Courthouse Road, take Winding Creek. On the left.) What a display, with lights everywhere and a yard full of reindeer, snow globes, penguins, Santa’s workshop and more.
20 Monument Drive (Take Courthouse Road past Colonial Forge High School to left on Monument.) Red, green and white lights create a forest of trees and other delights that pulse to music you can tune in your car in one of the area’s most special displays.
79 Spring Lake Drive (From Courthouse Road, take a right onto Shelton Shop and a left into Spring Lake.) A delight for the kids has a big lighted music tree, a flying Santa, dancing trees and candle and a reindeer sled.
36 Riverton Drive (From Garrisonville Road, take right onto Barrett Heights, left onto Whitestone, left onto Riverton) Quite a sweet and merry sight, with stately lights and a yard full of animals, packages, candy canes and more.
31 Bertram Blvd. (From Garrisonville Road, take a left on Furnace, a right on Choptank, a left on Buck and a right onto Bertram.) Patriotic snowmen, elves, a sleigh and reindeer are presided over by Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
68 Van Horn Lane (Continue from last house to right onto Van Horn at Rock Hill Baptist Church.) Full-sized wooden Nativity, reindeer and sleigh join more than 20 wire animals, blow-ups and carriages in a yard where Christmas music rings out.
7 Gray Birch Drive (From State Route 610, take Eustace Road past H.H. Poole Middle School. Turn left onto Gray Birch.) LED lights join figures in the yard, Santa’s workshop, colored lights and a big snowman.
1039 Portugal Drive (Come into Aquia Harbour to a right on Aquia Drive, then a right onto Portugal.) Santa in a plane on the roof tops off a sparkling display of lights and figures that range from a 7-foot Ferris wheel to Santa in his chair and Snoopy at the mail box.
4 Crater Lane (From Garrisonville Road, take Staffordboro Boulevard past the commuter lot. Turn left at the dead end past Foxwood Village office.) Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a Nativity scene and more highlight this regular’s display.
15 Gibson Drive (From U.S. 17 north, take a right at Poplar Road, then a left on Janney Lane and a right on Gibson Drive.) New additions—hand-made arches along the 150-foot driveway and LED light-show trees on the ground and roof—join more than two dozen inflatables and yard figures.
114 Wateredge Lane (From Poplar Road, take Kellogg Mill Road to a right on Abel Drive and left on Wateredge.) Lights on house, trees and yard are synched to music heard on car radios. Food Bank donations are collected.
351 Forest Lane Road Reader-submitted: ‘The family always does a great job decorating.’ Submitted by reader Linda Hammock
SPOTSYLVANIA AND ORANGE COUNTIES
6 Edison Court (From last house to a left on Edison.) A nice Nativity while Santa fishes, a bear picks berries and elves ready the sleigh.
12534 Chewning Lane (From State Route 3, take a right onto Chewning, just past Wawa, and house is about a mile on the right.) A manger, balloons, Santa and “Merry Christmas” spelled out for visitors.
1174 Mayflower Court (From Gordon Road, cross Harrison and take first right onto Mayflower.) A synchronized music and light show uses snowflakes, a reindeer, Santa, a snowman and lights on the house to dazzle.
6915 Dewey Court (From last house, take a right onto Gordon, a left onto Rappahannock, a left on the second Hotsprings Lane and a right onto Dewey Court.) Neat from both sides, with a sweet message to Santa on the roof, trees and figures in the yard and the house elegantly framed in lights.
6817 Harrison Road (From State Route 3, take Harrison. On left just past intersection with Gordon Road.) A myriad of lighted figures in yard and lighted wreaths make this special.
11216 to 11222 Piedmont Landing Drive (From Harrison Road, take Piedmont Drive to a left into Piedmont Landing.) Several houses in a row use unique lighting, fantastic detail and yard figures to make striking displays in a subdivision that has many more.
12309 McClain St. (From Route 3, take Corter by Chancellor Elementary to a right on McClain.) A “Presents Under the Tree” theme has animals all about, with penguins bowling and fishing, Santa’s package airlift and a Nativity scene with a flying angel.
7307, 7309, 7312 Middleton Drive (From last house, head back to a right on Corter to Middleton.) All sorts of figures and lights make this stretch of homes a fun place to visit.
8211 Old Plank Road (On Old Plank Road, just west of Catharpin.) In perhaps the most unique Christmas display around, a row of vintage tractors are aglow, with Santa up on a lift.
8915 Blvd. of the Generals (Take Old Plank Road past Catharpin Drive to a left into Estates of Lee–Jackson on Boulevard of the Generals.) Merry Christmas in the yard joins lights of all colors in this graceful display set off with lighted candy canes.
135 Jefferson Avenue (Going into Lake of Woods, take a left at gatehouse, a left on Monticello Circle and right on Jefferson.) A Ferris wheel and snowman join Mrs. Claus, Snoopy, frogs, seals and other bright delights.
6009 Sunny Meadows Drive (From Leavells Road, take Windsor Drive to a right on Ascot, a right on Huntington Meadows, a left on Sunny Meadows.) Display includes a 25- foot Christmas tree of lights, a Ferris wheel, Santa in a crane, reindeer and, oh yeah, the leg lamp from “A Christmas Story.”
6918 Bloomsbury Lane (From State Route 208 heading toward courthouse, take right onto Bloomsbury.) White lights on the house and trees frame a hand-made Santa and sleigh, deer, snowmen and so much more.
6123 Blackstone Blvd. (From Smith Station Road, take Blackstone into Fox Point.) Cheery lights on the house, reindeer Santa’s sleigh and the word “Joy” lights the night in subdivision decorated all over.
9410 Deep Creek Lane (Take Leavells Road toward Spotsylvania Parkway, then a left just before it on Greenspring, a right on Deep Creek.) Perhaps the most complex and expansive mix of lights and decorations synchronized to pulse with music you’ll hear on your car radio at a home where donations are taken for the area food bank.
4108 Mossy Bank Lane (From Route 1 south take a left onto Mills Dr./U.S. 17, a left onto Old Dominion, a right onto Monticello and a right onto Mossy Bank.) What a cheery sight, this house alive with light, a big snow globe, a choo-choo train, a merry-go-round and even music for visitors.
4519 Rebecca Road (From State Route 2, take Gerber Drive to Rebecca Road.) A new snowman and ginger bread man joins Santa trains, candy canes, reindeer and penguins.
KING GEORGE COUNTY
1026 French Court (From State Route 3, take Fletcher’s Chapel Road 2 miles to a left on Oakland, then left on French Court.) House, bushes and trees are ablaze with lights, Santa on side of house and enough figures in yard to make children smile.
9410 Indiantown Road (In King George, take State Route 610 a mile or so to house.) A “Happy Birthday Jesus” sign and Nativity scene key this display, and more to create a “real meaning of Christmas” feel.
14256 Melody Lane (From State Route 205 heading toward Colonial Beach, take a right on State Route 621 and a left on Melody.) Skaters, carolers, angels and more in one of area’s most beautiful hand-made displays.