Lawrence Kansas Christmas Light Displays

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Lawrence Kansas Holiday Light displays
This list includes many of the Lawrence Kansas Christmas Light Displays worth going out of your way to see. Click on the photos for larger images or links to pages devoted to the individual displays.   The displays currently listed are from 2014. Those which have been confirmed for 2015 are noted in red. We will start visiting homes on December 3.

New for 2015: Santa's Lights at 4613 Harvard Road, Lawrence 66049. It will go live live this year on Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve.

Selection for this page is subjective and I may have decided to leave off holiday displays that someone else would have included. Or maybe I haven't see them yet. Although I carefully researched where to find some of these, I stumbled across a several of these holiday light displays on the way to photograph others. Please email your sugestions for the tour.

Map of the Lawrence Kansas Christmas Light Tour. 

Lawrence Kansas Christmas Light Displays
 30th Street Christmas Display  Map A
South Lawrence Christmas lights
For years the displays at 2647 & 2701 West 30th Street were on this tour. but in 2013 there were much smaller displays at both houses. This display at 2701 is larger this year and returns to the tour or 2014. The skiing polar bears which were one of my favorites are gone, but I particularly like the lighted topiary trees (also shown in the photo at the top of this page) This is just a few blocks east of the Howe Family display.

If you know more about these displays, please email the details.

2701 West 30th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66047

 Parkside Christmas Light Show   Map F
Parkside Christmas Light Show - Lawrence, Kansas
Mary Ann and Gary Martin's Parkside Christmas is the best known animated Christmas light display in Lawrence and was one of the coolest we have seen anywhere during the 2013 & 2014 seasons. If you approach from the north, there may be a long line of vehicles waiting for their turn to watch the sound and light show. If you approach from the south, there is usually no line. Tune your radio to 96.9FM to listen to the music which is coordinated to the flashing lights. Confirmed for 2015.

1132 Parkside Circle, Lawrence, Kansas 66049

 Howe Family Christmas Display  Map B
Howe Family Christmas light display
The Howe Family Christmas Animated Light Display includes several thousand flashing lights set to music on 98.5 FM. 2015 is the 7th year for the Christmas display which uses quite bit of RGB technology where each bulb has a computer chip in it that produces light instead of a bulb. The 2015 theme of the program is "The Meaning of Christmas." 

Be sure to drive some of the adjacent streets to see some of the other nice homes in Lee Howe's neighborhood.Confirmed for 2015.

2920 Pebble Lane, Lawrence, Kansas 66047

 Westridge Court Holiday Lights   Map G
Westridge Court Holiday Lights - Lawrence, Kansas
Westridge Court Holiday Lights is a half block long culdesac that has a half dozen nice Christmas light displays. The home shown in the photograph above is at 3405, but there are a couple of others that could have just as easily been selected to represent this attractive collection. Thank you to Caleb Schletzbaum for first pointing this display out. Since 2013, there are pairs of 3 foot candy canes in front of each home on the culdesac.

If you know more about these displays, please email the details.

3405 Westridge Court, Lawrence, Kansas 66049

 Garcia Family Christmas Display  Map C
Vantuyl Drive Christmas Display
Although this home on Vantuyl Drive was the most impressive, there were several nice nearby displays. Vincent Garcia's display includes recorded Christmas music and flashing lights. The holiday display is turned on until about 10:30 on week nights and 11:30 on the weekends. This display has remained very similar from year to year.

1305 Vantuyl Drive, Lawrence, Kansas 66049

 Massachusetts Street Holiday Trees  Map H
Massachusetts Street Christmas Lights Every tree on Massachusetts Street (the main street in Lawrence) between 6th Street and 11th Street is covered with holiday lights. There are over 200 lighted trees in downtown Lawrence. Massachusetts is a nice place to begin your Christmas light tour, perhaps starting with supper at one of the many great locally owned restaurants.Confirmed for 2015.

600-1100 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

 Wildwood Dr & Woodridge DR  Map D
This neighborhood display gets larger every year. In 2014 there are 26 homes near the intersection of Wildwood Drive and Woodridge Drive which have combined to run white Christmas lights in geometric patterns running from house to house and even over the street. As you drive or walk, you are surrounded by the Christmas light display. The families of Chad Dodd, Andy Frank and Michael Engel make the Holiday magic come to light. Music plays on 98.5 FM. Confirmed for 2015.

4612 Woodridge Drive, Lawrence, Kansas 66049

 Ranchero Drive Christmas Display  Map E
Ranchero Drive Christmas Display - Lawrence, Kansas
I was blown away by this display the first time I saw the Ranchero Drive Christmas Display in 2008. This display changes more than most, from year to year. Cool features for 2013 included a large fire breathing dragon and separate areas devoted to subjects like Disneyland and Farm Land. In 2014, the dragon is gone, but there is a huge light snowman. This photo is from 2013, because there were too many cars parked in front of the home the night we visited. Just south of 13th Street and west of Monterey Way. 

Please email if you can provide more details about this display.

1320 Ranchero Drive, Lawrence, Kansas 66049

 Lindeen & Musick Family Displays
Eudora, Kansa Christmas light displays
These displays are 5 miles east of Lawrence, just east of Church Street in Eudora. The adjacent Lindeen and Musick families' homes have large Christmas displays including a small sound and light program with the music being played through speakers. You will also see two nicely decorated homes on Church Street near the turn off to to 1300 Road. Warning - these displays are turned off fairly early in the evening. Some nights, most of the lights are off at 9:30 PM.

Please email if you can provide more details about these displays.

2213 & 2215 North 1300 Road, Eudora, KS 66025

Lawrence Kansas Christmas Display Tour
Lawrence Christmas Light display tour map
This route is about 11.5 miles and takes about 30 minutes to drive, not including the time
spent enjoying the displays. To add the two homes in Eudora, take 23rd Street (K10) east
and exit right at the first Eudora exit.

Detail Maps (Click on maps for larger images)
Lawrence Christmas lights map 1
A & B
Lawrence Christmas lights map 2
C, D, E, F & G

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