The holidays are a time of spending more time with your family, and celebrating the season with some new sights and sounds. There is no better year than this to celebrate with a drive around Fort Wayne to discover dazzling holiday houses!
From blow-up displays to houses with more than 15,000 lights that give Clark Griswold a run for his money, discover some of the Best Fort Wayne Dazzling Holiday Houses.
We will once again choose the Best House Display through our contest. Be sure to vote for your favorite display, and a randomly selected voter will also win a Fort Wayne Holiday Gift Package!
Cast Your VOTE HERE for the Best House Display between December 1, 2022 and January 11, 2023.
Qualified display submissions will be added weekly. Photos strongly encouraged.
2022 Best Christmas Light Displays in Fort Wayne, Indiana*PICTURES CORRESPOND TO THE HOUSE ADDRESS JUST BELOW THE IMAGE.
1828 S TYLAND BLVD. (HOUSE NUMBER = 1)
This beautiful 360-degree LED display surrounds the entire house with new archeson the driveway! The home has over 30,000 lights, a manger scene, Santa and reindeer display, and it will feature some new inflatables. Catch this show from 5:30 pm – 12 am and 5–8 am November 26 daily until January 1st. Special thanks to the Fortman family.
5501 CHISWELL RUN (HOUSE NUMBER = 2)
Featuring nearly 20,000 colorful LED lights all around the house, this display will not disappoint. The front tree alone has close to 5,000 lights. Also the display features blow molds, rope light, projectors and hidden Mickey's! Come see how many you can spot from Thanksgiving night until the new year!
Special thanks to Bridget Chambers for submitting.
8129 REDSTONE DR. (HOUSE NUMBER = 3)
Discover this house's holiday display featuring trees wrapped in lights, reindeer, and a line fence. Special thanks to Matt Schroeder for submitting.
8815 STELLHORN RD. (HOUSE NUMBER = 5)
This display features more than 15,000 lights that are viewable November 30 until January 3. Special thanks to Randy and Erin May for submitting.
6112 GLENVIEW DR. (HOUSE NUMBER = 50)
Stop by this display, growing larger each year. Lights on nightly by 7pm. Special thanks to Zach Friedrich for submitting.
5233 WOODWAY DR. (HOUSE NUMBER = 6)
Besides displaying thousands of lights, this house has over 20 trees that are synched to music, candy canes surrounding the yard, 4 projection lights, a family of deer, and 2 nativity scenes. Be sure to look for look for are Santa dunking an ornament in the basketball hoop, and a dog sled being pulled by 9 light-up flamingos. Enjoy this display from Thanksgiving until January 2 from dusk to 10p. Special thanks to Jeff Kumfer for submitting.
4616 SPRING BURN DR. (HOUSE NUMBER = 7)
Nothing says Christmas like a 15 ft. mega tree with more than 5,000 lights, more than 20 giant inflatables, and festive holiday videos playing on a 20 ft. drive-in screen. Plus, some weekend nights, there will be treats for passers-by. Enjoy this house’s display from December 5 to January 6 every evening, dusk to 10 pm. Special thanks to James Andis.
12215 BUFFLEHEAD RUN - LIGHTING UP LEO (HOUSE NUMBER = 8)
Expect to see more than 30,000 LED lights, 208 channels, 24 foot RGB tree, 20 ft Mega tree, 2 bouncing pillars, 2 RGB starbursts, 2 jumping arches, and 8 mini trees. Plus, this house is raising money for Riley Children's Foundation on their website. Find more information and hours at LightingUpLeo.com. Special thanks to Joshua Robison.
11610 WOODSTONE PL. (HOUSE NUMBER = 9)
Come check out more than 100 blow molds, now through December 26! Special thanks to the Miller Family.
17524 CONSTA VERDE LANE (HOUSE NUMBER = 51)
Enjoy this double yard display with more than 100 pieces and hundreds of lights. This cheery collection includes 21 different snowmen, 21 piece Nativity scene, Santa and reindeer, choir children, toy soldiers, and more, with many vintage blow molds. Also featuring the "Frageelay" Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story, Characters from the Rudolph special, and more than 50 poinsettias.
13430 SURREY COVE (HOUSE NUMBER = 42)
Starting December 1, view this charming display in Grabill's Surrey Trace neighborhood. Special thanks to Daniel Vasquez for submitting.
7506 CONIFER PL. (HOUSE NUMBER = 10)
This display features more than 10,000 lights with music animation to Mannheim Steamroller, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and other classics. Starting November 24 until January 1, you can enjoy these lights every night from 5:30 - 11:00 PM. The ANIMATED music show will run from December 9th through December 25th from 6pm until 8pm. Special thanks to Zachary Jones for submitting.
1605 DARIEN DRIVE (HOUSE NUMBER = 11)
Discover this display featuring a a sleigh and reindeer on the roof, an archway over the driveway, a homemade teeter-totter, and inflatables. Special thanks to Tiffany and Dave Jehl.
6437 MONARCH DR (HOUSE NUMBER = 40)
Stop by for a photo as Santa or his elf, and drop off a letter for Santa. Starts November 27. Special thanks to Michelle Burlison for submitting.
2124 KERRIGANS WAY (HOUSE NUMBER = 52)
Enjoy these beautiful lights in Kensington Downs. Special thanks to Matthew Reust for submitting.
8026 HARTZELL ROAD (HOUSE NUMBER = 46)
See dozens of holiday creatures and characters in light up molds on display. Special thanks to Paula Wharton for submitting.
10707 COLDWATER RD (HOUSE NUMBER = 12)
Enjoy 30,000 lights and be sure to tune your radio to 107.7 for a special show. The show runs until New Year's Eve from dusk to Midnight. Special thanks to Jacob’s Well Church and Adam Gaines.
2626 HUBERTUS AVE. (HOUSE NUMBER = 13)
This display includes a special section themed around the holiday classic movie "A Christmas Story" with everyone's favorite child character known fondly as "Ralphie". Enjoy this display from dusk until 9:00 PM. Special thanks to Lawrence Bracht for submitting.
1045 CHARLOTTE AVE. (HOUSE NUMBER = 41)
Starting November 23, from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Special thanks to Jerry Crozier for submitting.
2819 SHERBORNE BLVD (HOUSE NUMBER = 48)
Through New Year's, enjoy a variety of lights, displays, including festive holiday creatures and a candy cane walkway. Special thanks to Brianne Miller for submitting.
8620 SHEARWATER PASS (HOUSE NUMBER = 14)
Starting November 25th, enjoy this house's display from dusk till dawn. Featuring 30 homemade lighted trees, 3 wreaths, 5 thirty-foot arches over the driveway and more than 15,000 lights this display truly covers the yard and has a great overall balance. Special thanks to Jamie and Alan Beasley for submitting.
1209 VALDOSTA DR. (HOUSE NUMBER = 15)
This house goes big every year. Be sure to add it to your list to check out starting the Saturday before Thanksgiving! Special thanks to Robert Cochran for submitting.
11614 PAINTED PEAK WAY (HOUSE NUMBER = 16)
You can’t miss this fun display featuring more than 50,000 lights that light up the house, yard, and sky! From November 24 through January 3 keep a lookout for a 9 ft. Frosty the Snowman standing proudly on the roof, and many Christmas figures. Plus, the next-door neighbors have a great display! Special thanks to Jon and Debbie Gordy.
3324 CALEDON PL (HOUSE NUMBER = 49)
Come watch the dazzling lights and enjoy music at this display. Starting December 5, you can also share a non-perishable food item, just leave it in the collection tote at the end of the driveway. Special thanks to Aaron Mayes for submitting.
1115 LAKE POINTE COVE (HOUSE NUMBER = 47)
It's an inflatable holiday takeover! Special thanks to Frank Doster for submitting.
1816 BRANDYWINE TRAIL (HOUSE NUMBER = 17)
From 6:00-10:00 pm, enjoy a display of lights, inflatables, and a couple of additional surprise fixtures! Special thanks to Sharon Burcham for submitting.
11207 TRAILS NORTH DRIVE (HOUSE NUMBER = 45)
Enjoy this display in Pine Valley with more than 5,000 programmable LED lights timed to music on 88.9 FM. The show runs nightly Sunday-Thursday 5pm to 10pm and Friday-Saturday 5pm to midnight. Special thanks to Michael Colone for submitting.
11314 KINGS CROSSING (HOUSE NUMBER = 18)
A Pine Valley tradition continues with the 32nd year for a Christmas display at this house. Enjoy this wonderland featuring life-sized animated silhouettes. Including Santa and his reindeer, a special Christmas train, Penguins and so much more. New is an animated pixel tree set to music. Plus, weather permitting, enjoy candle-lit luminary bags lining the street on Christmas Eve. This house’s display will be lit from November 25 thru at least December 26 or so. Enjoy from 5:30 to 11:00 pm.
1934 W AUTUMN LN (HOUSE NUMBER = 38)
Discover this house's display that features 40-year-old lights and brand new lights. Enjoy a mix of new and old featuring LED lights, incandescent lights, a dozen inflatables, 200 blow molds, different animation and laser show projections, and an 18-foot tall rope light tree. This house has a little bit for everyone to enjoy from December 1 - 31 every evening from 5:00 - 11:00 pm. Special thanks to Tommy Montanaro for submitting.
1618 CROOKED CREEK PARKWAY (HOUSE NUMBER = 19)
Expect to see more than 75,000 lights, archways, and tunnels that span almost the entire block. Plus, this display is viewable from Union Chapel. Enjoy this display starting December 1 through January 6. Special thanks to Jason Grossnickle.
1127 W. LUDWIG RD. (HOUSE NUMBER = 20)
Enjoy seeing more than 30,000 lights, inflatables, and more at this house. Plus, tune your radio to 97.7 to enjoy the light dance set to music. If you have little ones, make sure to bring a letter to Santa with your return address. Enjoy this display starting November 28th. Special thanks to TJ and Joan Smith.
1912 NORTHBURY CT. (HOUSE NUMBER = 39)
A simple and fun display for all to see and enjoy. Starts November 24. Special thanks to David and Mandy LoCastro for submitting.
721 PELHAM DR. (HOUSE NUMBER = 21)
The Ellenwood Christmas home will be viewable from November 24-December 31st Sunday-Thursday 5-11 pm and Friday and Saturday 5-12 pm. Expect to see more than 45,000 lights, multiple inflatables, a music light display, and a walk-through arch of lights where you can take pictures in front of the NEW Whooville area, Gingerbread House or Santa’s Toy Shop.
Don’t forget to drop off your letter to Santa with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Santa will send a letter back. Also, Friday and Saturdays Santa (and sometimes Mrs. Clause) will be here for pictures, weather permitting. We hope all of you have a Merry Christmas Matt & Jody Ellenwood.
15509 GOLDEN EAGLE NEST (HOUSE NUMBER = 22)
Welcome to the musical wonderland! Tune in to 97.7 and listen to hours of Christmas music and famous movie clips that alternate with The Story as the 80 ft nativity comes to life. Looking for Olaf? Check. Yoda? Check. 100 foot Santa sleigh and reindeer? Check. Can you find the leg lamp, flying pig, or dozens of other animals? 7 foot tall Santa 25 feet up in a tree? Enjoy this display during the day, as the Christmas animals can show their true colors at that time. It's worth the drive. Display will be on nightly from 5:30 pm until Midnight 7 days a week from November 27 through January 2.
9432 HEFFELFINGER ROAD (HOUSE NUMBER = 44)
For the mega-watt show, be sure to check out this house which features a synchronized light show to music with and 10,000-pixel channels. The show will also include a 22 ft. mega tree, 17 ft. pixel image tree, new songs and programming, and much more. TUNE in your radio station to 88.5fm to listen and watch the lights.
We will be taking donations for Lennoxs Legacy Animal Rescue (@lennoxslegacyrescue) again this year. Feel free to bring any animal donation and put in the bin out front. We will empty every night.
Check out this house from November 28 to January 2 from 6:00-11:00 pm every evening, and find them on Instagram @Busco_Lights. Special thanks to Jason and Jodie Pearson. And, special thanks to David McKnight, Hank Redders, and Matt Pierr for their help!
4015 KENTLAND AVE. (HOUSE NUMBER = 23)
Enjoy this house’s more than 15,000 lights from dusk to 10pm through January 1st. Special thanks to Doug and Chris Mounsey.
9033 Whispering Woods Drive (HOUSE NUMBER = 24)
Thanksgiving night through New Year's Eve enjoy this display night from 5:00 pm until 10 pm. This display features more than 20,000 lights, inflatables, and cutouts. Special thanks to Shellie Teague for submitting.
13525 PLUMBAGO CT. (HOUSE NUMBER = 25)
This house is full of KrisMiss Spirit and much more than a show. Tune into 107.1, sit back and relax, and be sure to bring a donation for Community Harvest Food Bank. This house features inflatables, blow molds, RGB pixel lighting over the entire house, 2 Large Matrix screens and you can drop off letters to Santa. Santa does return letters to the children if an address is provided. Enjoy the display nightly 6:00 pm - 12:00 am, starting on Thanksgiving night through January 3rd.
Learn more about this display on its very own social profiles! Special thanks to Kris and Missy Girardot.
Facebook: KrisMiss Kreations
2227 CERREIA WAY (HOUSE NUMBER = 26)
Discover this display featuring more than 15,000 lights and a music show set to 20 songs. New this year there will be even more trees included and more than 20 lighted reindeer. This display will run from November 19 to January 7 nightly from 5 pm - Midnight. Special thanks to Jared Balf for submitting.
3115 W. COUNTY LINE RD. S (HOUSE NUMBER = 27) *2021 Best Display *
With 35,000-40,000 lights all running to music, this house is a can’t-miss display and the winner of our 2020 Best Christmas Light Display! Tune your radio to 87.9 to enjoy the show and drop off your mail for Santa (all letters with a self-addressed and stamped envelope will get a response!) Santa checks the mailbox from Friday.
Give back while you celebrate! New this year, this display will be collecting monetary donations for SCAN, and new/gently used children’s coats and toddler appropriate toys.
Please note, cars will need to turn around at the barn.
Special thanks to Mike and Leia Bedwell.
3902 CHANCERY PL. (HOUSE NUMBER = 28)
Enjoy this house’s more than 16,000 lights and 8 inflatables from November 26 to January 10. Special thanks to Brian Potts.
9603 WOLF RIVER PL. (HOUSE NUMBER = 37)
Check out this display featuring archways and a candy cane theme from November 26 through the New Year. Special thanks to Brian Potts.
10032 HOUNDSHILL PL. (HOUSE NUMBER = 29)
All four sides of this house have been decorated for Christmas! There are lots of reindeer, polar bears, snoopy on a mailbox, angels, candy canes, Santa, and many other animals all over the lawn! Plus, there is a beautiful white Christmas tree in the backyard along with Santa’s sleigh flying off into the sky. The house sits at the intersection of Weatherside Run and Houndshill Place, so you get a great view of this wonderful display from all four sides! Be sure to stop by between 5:30 - 10:00 PM. Special thanks to Jim Heymann for submitting.
5617 SHERINGTON RD. (HOUSE NUMBER = 30)
Celebrate the holidays with more than 15,000 lights set to music. This display is set to music (tune your radio to 87.9 fm to listen) and the house is covered with more than 4,000 pixels that can individually change colors, featuring a 16-foot mega tree with dancing elves and lots of other characters guaranteed to make you smile. The north and south end of the property offers a more traditional display with tons of lights, The Grinch and his dog Max, Snoopy, Buddy the Elf, and of course Santa and his reindeer (be sure to look in the trees to spot them flying too!). New this year is an 8 foot tall major award that is sure to make everyone laugh. The show runs from dusk till 10pm throughout the week and till 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays starting Black Friday until after Christmas. They are also continuing the tradition of collecting donations to help the community. Canned goods and blankets are always welcome and can be placed in the donation box located on the street.
Special thanks to Michael Hunsche for submitting.
10947 LA FORTUNA WAY (HOUSE NUMBER = 31)
Check out this display - they've added a few new things. Homemade reindeer help pull the sleigh so Santa can get where he needs to go. Lights are set to music so you can stop and listen to some of your favorite songs as the lights twinkle and blink along. Are your kiddos wanting to write to Santa? If so, they have a mailbox next to Santa’s sleigh where you can leave letters and Santa will write them back (be sure to leave a self addressed envelope along with your letter and a stamp), and grab a candy cane too. This display will be lit up from Nov 24th at 7 pm until 11 pm nightly to January 3rd! We hope you will vote for our display with the code provided in our yard.
9219 Old Lower Huntington (HOUSE NUMBER = 32)
Expect to see a light program at this house featuring more than 15,000-pixel lights set to music. In addition, to the beautiful display, this house will be accepting donations of men’s socks for a local charity. Plus, weather pending, there might be some hot chocolate nights. This display will run Sunday to Thursday from 5:30 - 10:30 pm and Friday & Saturday from 5:30-11:30 pm starting on November 25. Special thanks to Kurt and Sherry Girardot.
3361 SAND POINT RD. (HOUSE NUMBER = 33)
Featuring yard decorations and 12,000 LED lights with a gingerbread house theme, this display will also have a sleigh for photo opportunities and a "Letters to Santa" dropbox for all ages to have their letters delivered to the North Pole - November 26 to December 21. Special thanks to Amanda and Drew Landers for submitting.
7619 KILBOURN (HOUSE NUMBER = 34)
For a classic holiday display, this house is for you! In its 6th year of setting up a holiday display, this house features more than 12,000 lights, inflatables, blow molds, and many different animals. Don't forget to look for the Grinch with the change of heart, giving out candy canes. Enjoy this display from Thanksgiving until January 1 from dusk until 10:00 pm every night. Special thanks to Clayton Bishop for submitting.
7711 BRECKENWOOD DR (HOUSE NUMBER = 43)
This display features hundreds of lights, starting November 24 in the Avalon neighborhood. Special thanks to Kirstin Throop for submitting.
1823 DUNKELBERG RD. (HOUSE NUMBER = 35)
Featuring 25,000 lights and more than 10 blow-ups, this display will be up from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Special thanks to David Carden for submitting.
Insider Tip: Visitors are welcome to use the circle drive away to avoid any traffic accidents on Dunkleburg road!
1020 ARDIS DR. (HOUSE NUMBER = 36)
Set to synchronized music, this display features roughly 6,000 pixels and a 12 ft pixel tree with a star! Be sure to tune into 88.1 FM to enjoy the music. Starting Nov 24 lights will be on 5-9 Sun-Thursday and 5-10 Friday, Saturday and Christmas Eve. Lights will continue to run through New Years Eve ending with a countdown to midnight and 1 song to welcome the New Year. Special thanks to Aaron Heidinger for submitting.
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Discover other holiday light displays around Fort Wayne including the Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park, the displays at Jefferson Point and in Downtown Fort Wayne, or the beautiful Alpine Holiday exhibit at the Botanical Conservatory.
Learn more at VisitFortWayne.com/Bright
We realize this still isn't all of the beautiful Christmas Light Displays, so if your house or you know of a house that should be added to our list, please fill out this form and we will add them to the list!
*Special thanks to Heather S. who has helped us start this great tradition!
*Post will be updated with submitted displays on Thursdays.
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