Boston.com readers share photos of the best holiday lights displays

“I live in Canton, and this house on Lake Shore Drive in Westwood is the best lit and most creative on the whole street.”

It might get dark around 4 p.m. these days, but that just means multi-colored, blinking, shimmery holiday light displays glisten a little bit brighter off the snow or cast shinier reflections on wet pavement. Lights illuminate across New England, to celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah, and the countdown to Christmas and the New Year. Viewing these enticing lights by car is a safer COVID-19 preventative option, with limited in-person exposure between different households.

Knowing there’s some light local enthusiasts wanting to spread holiday cheer at their own homes, we asked Boston.com readers to share the best holiday lights they’ve seen or brag about the displays they’ve worked hard on to assemble this year. Ahead, check out what readers submitted.

Some submissions were edited for length and clarity.

Taft Street in Medford

“It’s dazzlingly festive!” Rachel Link in Medford submitted the photo of her neighbor’s house.

Tobey Lane in Andover

Each night the show runs from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and bystanders can tune into 89.7 to hear holiday classics as they watch, James Dunne wrote of his favorite spot. “We will have a bin for non-perishable food and personal care items to collect donations for the Lawrence YMCA Food Pantry – please consider donating when coming by to see the light show,” he added.

The light show in Andover started this early this year to spread some extra holiday cheer.

Christopher Columbus Park in Boston

“The glorious blue trellis lights are on in Christopher Columbus Park. They will be on every evening from now until the end of April. The city of Boston does not assume the installation or payment of this event. It is the gift to our City of Boston from the non-profit Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. This year we also have holiday music playing under the middle trellis from 4 – 7:00pm daily,” Meredith Piscitelli wrote.


Meredith Piscitelli urges onlookers to go peek at the trellis’ near the Harbor this holiday season.

The blue lights shimmer on the trellis’ under a holiday wreath.

Elm Street in Mansfield

This delightful holiday display is “fully sync’d to music playing on 89.5 done in memory of my mother who passed away due to cancer 5 years ago,” Craig Richard said.


Lake Shore Drive in Westwood

“I live in Canton, and this house on Lake Shore Drive in Westwood is the best lit and most creative on the whole street,” Bobby wrote. 

Mechanic Street in Foxborough

“I saw this on Mechanic Street in Foxborough. Not sure if it’s good but it’s notable,” Kurt wrote.

Do you know of any other, or perhaps own, a dazzling holiday lights display? We’re still spreading the holiday cheer and will update this post. Send your photos and video to us on Facebook or through email at [email protected]. Please include your name, hometown, and name and location of public lights display. 

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