Christmas Lights On Houses In Beacon - 2017

Driving around Beacon to hunt for Christmas lights is a treasured pastime of many. The first time a roundup of light displays was published on this blog, people's comments recalled childhood memories of neighbors, who may or may not still live in those houses. Driving home at night in December is truly a festive experience. Here are a few of the many houses elaborately decorated for the holidays. And bonus "holiday feel" points for us this year - it has snowed already!

The Classic look.

Taken by graphic designer Stacie Merrill during the nights of the spooky moon in December 2016.

Ribbons, trimming and garland. Bring more snow!

Yard art is really hard to resist. This van with the laser lights is something special.

  Taken  by graphic designer  Stacie Merrill  on one of her nightly walks.

Taken by graphic designer Stacie Merrill on one of her nightly walks.

Setting the scene.

Each year, these row houses on East Main just past Dogwood always dress up.

More yard art! The blow-up scene.

A naturally decorated house, with its gingerbread trim.

Each piece has its place.

Epic every year.

But needs two photos, because of the side yard.

A sparkler.

Same house as above, but captured differently. See the orbs in this one?

Aww, what a friendly porch!

Photo Credits: All photos taken by Katie Hellmuth Martin, except those taken by Stacie Merrill as indicated.