A-List: The best Christmas lights in town

Photo of a festive home in St. George, 84790, Dec. 9, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

WASHINGTON COUNTY – ‘Tis the season to jump in the car, blast holiday music, and drive all across town to admire the dazzling light displays.

All while sipping hot cocoa, of course.

Several homes and attractions shine bright during December. But where can you find the Clark Griswolds of the community?

Hedgehog Electric has sponsored the “2014 Christmas Light Spectacular Map,” which highlights the illuminations that are simply must-sees. And, it’s all for a good cause! For every “like” on Facebook that Hedgehog Electric receives in December, they will donate $1 to Habitat for Humanity. To download the map, visit Hedgehog Electric’s website.

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Videocast by Devan Chavez, St. George News

I downloaded the map and narrowed down my top 10 favorites – including one you won’t find on the map.

Starting in Ivins and ending in Hurricane, here are my A-list recommendations (in the order I visited them):

1. 2081 Jacob Drive, Santa Clara 84765 

Tune in your radio to 87.9 FM and enjoy the synchronized music to the spectacular lights. A donation box is located in the front of the yard, and all proceeds are donated to charity.

2. 2401 Arrowhead Trail, Santa Clara 84765

This music-light display is festive and patriotic. Visitors can tune their radios to 95.1 FM for this holiday display. Be sure to also admire the lights on Santa Clara Drive on your way to this happy home.

3. 2123 W. Sunset Blvd, Santa Clara 84765

A tasteful display of white lights is visible for all to see here while cruising Sunset.

4. 445 W. Heritage Drive, St. George 84770

This incredible home-turned-castle is still being built, but will be ready for viewing around Dec. 15. A charity event will take place here Dec. 20 from 7-10 p.m. All members of the community are welcome.

5. St. George LDS Temple

This beautiful display includes an inspiring Nativity scene that perfectly captures the spirit of Christmas.

6. Downtown Main Street

Downtown is magical during December. Be sure not to miss the mayor’s annual switching on of holiday lights on Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.

7. 145 Brigham Road, St. George 84790

You can’t drive past Dixie Power without singing “Oh Christmas Tree.” Why? Because this lit-up pseudo tree is 83 ft. tall!

8. 2183 Harmony Place, St. George 84790 

Oh (rein) deer. This one happens to my personal favorite. Go see what’s up on the housetop at this one!

9. 735 Apache Drive, Washington 84780

This house has become a holiday-light legend. Tune in your radio to 89.7 FM and prepare to be amazed.

10. 2574 W. 100 S. Hurricane 84737 

This home isn’t on the map, but is certainly worth the drive. With blow-up decorations everywhere from Mickey to Olaf – this happy home lets it glow.

Christmas is around the corner, so go go go see as many as you can before they’re dim.

Let me know your favorites, including homes I’ve missed in the comments below.

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Ali Hill is an opinion columnist. The opinions stated in this article are her own, are not influenced through any advertising agreements with St. George News, and are not representative of St. George News.

Do you know of a business that deserves to be on the “A-List?” E-mail your suggestions to ali@stgeorgeutah.com

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27 Comments

  • My Evil Twin December 11, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Very nice, thanks for publishing that.

    • Toad Stool December 11, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      There is meth lab map for cedar city… meth lab capital of Utah

  • judyzum December 11, 2014 at 8:41 am

    don’t miss the home on the north end of toquerville, complete with illuminated tractor and manure spreader!

  • Chet December 11, 2014 at 8:53 am

    684 E 500 S, St George Utah. If you are from Dixie you must stop by the DSU Alumni House and see the 15 foot “D” that shines from the University to the Community!

  • LilMama December 11, 2014 at 9:41 am

    At the Apache Drive house, what radio station do you tune in to?

    • Devan Chavez Devan Chavez December 11, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      LilMama
      The station for that location is 89.7 FM. Hope you enjoy the lights.

  • Santa December 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Toquerville has lots of nice displays, especially on the north side of town. One of the best displays in the county is on Old Church road about 1 1/2 blocks west of the Boulevard. Well worth the trip!

  • Scotty December 11, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Great list! How about a list for Cedar City?

  • Fan of 14 December 11, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    320 E 615 S in IVINS is also to music. It’s off of 400 E in the Red Mountain subdivision. Off of Red Mountain rd.

  • tourn jupiter December 11, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    386 n main hurricane has lights set to music

  • tiff December 11, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Yes the toquerville one’s are awesome!

  • Old Coach December 11, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Kilowatt Cove in Hurricane (370 West, just behind the high school)

  • Bdawg December 11, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Sadly the person who wrote this article failed to mention the best house in the whole state is at 745 Chaparral Dr in Washington just up the street from peterbuilt

    • GrandmaJan December 12, 2014 at 10:57 am

      BY FAR THE BEST

    • mo ferguson December 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      I reside on Quail Ridge just a few homes from the best lighted house in the county on Chaparral Dr…..it is just awesome!

    • Biff T. December 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Also forgot my Christmas tree and a few sweet homes in Phoenix.

  • Griswold December 11, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Someone failed to mention the most amazing house in washington it’s 745 chaparral dr.

  • Missed one December 11, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    See the best lit house at The Park at Green Valley subdivision, you’ll be able to see it from Dixie drive on your right as you approach Valley View when headed towards Dixie Downs. Don’t know the address for this one, but it is sure to please the eyes.

  • Check it out December 11, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Don’t miss this one, cause they have failed to mention this one, 545 South Valley View Dr. #63. Done very well, can’t believe they didn’t mention this one, as good as Harmony pl.

  • l scott December 11, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Cedarcityutah.com and the entire list is for St. George area… thanks for no information for Cedar…. 🙁

    • Julie Applegate Julie Applegate December 12, 2014 at 11:26 am

      Thanks, L Scott, for pointing that out. And yes we are working on a list of Cedar City Christmas lights… 🙂

      Julie Applegate, St. George News

  • Koolaid December 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Which houses can be best viewed from the top of trees?

  • Kaden December 13, 2014 at 12:51 am

    866 east 930 south circle has a 7′ tall tunnel of lights over 25 feet long going from the sidewalk to the front door and the rest of the home is light from top to bottom. Must see.

  • mertz December 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    There’s a house on Smoketree St. In Bloomington Hills that’s really nice

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