Joe H Posted December 24, 2013 Share Posted December 24, 2013 For several decades we have been driving around the Baltimore Washington area looking at Christmas light displays on individual homes or streets. Tomorrow night, Christmas Eve, we will be doing the same. Who has the most jaw dropping, traffic snarling and brilliantly glitzy display of all? A display that will back up traffic for blocks with hundreds milling about and neighbors probably thinking about moving. Several suggestions for a benchmark: 1. The Bishop's house in North Portal estates off of 16th street near Eastern. 250,000+ lights? Dating to the early 60's. http://www.bguthriephotos.com/graphlib.nsf/keys/2005_DC_Portal 2. "Christmas Street" which is the 700 block of 34th street in Baltimore. Almost the whole block and over 60 years: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_on_34th_Street_(Baltimore) 3. "Candy Cane Lane" in Sterling which is E. Juniper street. A half dozen homes who compete with each other. http://www.fairfaxchristmaslights.com/tcl2.php?rate=1&xid=1012 4. "Collingwood Lights" at 1601 Collingwood Lane in Alexandria. 400 "Holy Moly's" on Molly's list! http://www.fairfaxchristmaslights.com/tcl2.php?rate=1&xid=1011 5. Stones Throw Drive in Reston which competes with the Bishop's House above. http://www.fairfaxchristmaslights.com/tcl2.php?rate=1&xid=1017 6. 6226 Stone Hunt Place in Clifton which has 1,900 "Holy Moly's" on Holly's and where he says the house "took his breath away."\ http://www.fairfaxchristmaslights.com/tcl2.php?rate=1&xid=1015 This is a GREAT website for Northern Virginia homes and streets: http://www.fairfaxchristmaslights.com/tcl.php ...and the same person did a similar website for suburban Maryland: http://www.fairfaxchristmaslights.com/mtcl.php The Guinness Book of World Records actually has an entree for the home with the most Christmas lights on earth and the winner is in Australia: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2513160/Family-claim-Guinness-World-Record-Christmas-light-display-502-165-flickering-bulbs-neighbours-stopped-speaking-them.html Over 500,000 lights and some neighbors haven't spoken to them in several years: 70,000 visitors in 2011. Where else should we be going? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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