Some families like to decorate for the holidays…and some families like to really light it up with DECORATIONS! Here are several local private residences that really know how to brighten up the neighborhoods in December. Dress the kids in their pj’s, warm up the hot cocoa and pack some popcorn for a family joy ride this evening.

Be sure to check these websites before you head out – weather and family commitments may close displays at any given time.

Many of the above (not so average neighborhood light shows) collect some type of donations – please consider giving if you can. THANK you to all the local families (and their understanding neighbors) that shine these bright lights for all to see and enjoy during the holiday season!

*If you’d like to recommend a Seacoast neighborhood that is not yet listed please add them to the comments below or send us a note: info@seacoastkidscalendar.com! We’ll update this list all season long!

New Hampshire
Brentwood, NH
  • 35 Northrup Drive
Chester, NH

Slaters Are Lit
81 Fiddlehead Lane
Chester, NH
Broadcasts on 103.9FM nightly 4:30-10:30pm
Musical light show with approx. 10 rotating songs, running nightly through New Years Eve.

Dover, NH

Luke’s Lights
Lights are on nightly till 12/31. Message for address.

  • Danielle Lane
  • Dover Holiday Decorating Contest!
  • Lights Shine Bright Tour (December 6, 2022 Only)
  • Long Hill Road into Varney Road (don’t miss 106 Varney Rd.)
  • Hubbard Lane
  • Mathis Hill
  • Overlook Drive
  • 106 Varney Road
  • Tuttle Lane
Durham, NH

Scotland Lights NH
2 Scotland Road
Times: 5:00 – 10:00pm Friday & Saturday, Sunday-Thursday 6:00-9:00pm

Epping, NH
  • Lamprey Village Drive
  • Victoria Drive (on NH Chronicle last year! Congrats neighbors of Victoria Drive!)
  • 4 Church Street
  • Ray Emma Drive
Exeter, NH
  • Woodridge Lane
  • Salem Street
Fremont, NH

The Daly Family’s Festival of Lights
51 Pond Lane
Fremont, NH 03044
Nightly: November 25 until NYE!
Times: 4:30 – 9:30pm and Friday & Saturday 4:30-10:00pm
Smaller show for 2022 so the Daly Family could enjoy time with family and friends but we really loved the music choices this year! Full display will be back for 2023!

Greenland, NH
  • Ocean Road – about a half mile long stretch.
  • Martha Terrace (off Ocean Road)
  • Blue Ridge St/Ave. (Near Greenland Target)
Hampton, NH
  • Hampton Holiday Lights
  • Belmont Circle, Music on 93.5
  • 23 Battcock Road
  • 35 Dearborn Ave
  • 10 Katie Lane
  • 11 Carlson Road
  • 8 Hilliard Drive
  • 21 Landing Road
  • 8 Lamson Lane
  • 25 Laurel Lane
  • 98 Locke Road
  • 28 Wall Street
  • 719 Ocean Blvd
Newmarket, NH
Newton, NH

Aiello Family Light Show
2 Whittier St in Newton, NH
Free candy canes are out front next to the light up sign; please help yourselves (1 per person.) We’re raising money for the Make a Wish Foundation. Donations can be made by cash (the donation bin is next to the candy canes and light up sign) or by Venmo at https://venmo.com/u/jaiello0402
Nightly: 6pm-9pm November 25 – December 31st.
Tune in to 88.1

  • 29 New Boston Road
Northwood, NH
  • Route 4 (west) in Northwood (across from Davlynn Estates) on the right. It’s before Northeast Credit Union and you won’t miss it!
Portsmouth, NH
  • Holiday Light Contest – Map
    • 557 State St.
    • 760 State St
    • 139 State Street
    • 347 Meadow Rd
    • 12 Rutland St
    • 202 O’Leary Pl
    • 200 Sherburne Rd
    • 1061 Banfield Rd
    • 100 Patricia Dr
    • 8 Hall Ct
    • 33 Madison St
    • 21 Madison St
    • 169 Madison St
    • 159 Madison St
    • 54 Taft Rd
    • 23 Harrison Ave
    • 26 Suzanne Dr
    • 170 F W Hartford Dr
    • 580 F W Hartford Dr
    • 49 Dennett St
    • 62 Coakley Rd
    • 55 Kent St
    • 8 Raleigh Way
    • 332 Leslie Dr
    • 271 Sagamore Ave
    • 20 Hillside Dr
    • 774 Middle Street
    • 736 Middle Street
    • 443 Lincoln Ave
    • 210 Odiorne Point Rd
    • 68 Osprey Dr
    • 16 Taylor Ln
    • 46 Buckminster Way
    • 66 Buckminster Way
    • 229 Buckminster Way
    • 417 Ocean Rd
    • 487 Ocean Rd (Theme: The Muppets Go to the Portsmouth Penguin Party!) See lots of characters including: Muppets, Penguins, Nightmare before Christmas, Peanuts Christmas Play, Sesame Street, The Grinch, A Salute to the Troops, Toy Story, Santa and Mrs. Claus Skating, Bumble and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Snoopy and Woodstock and so much more!
    • 1360 South St
    • 139 South St
    • 80 Pine St
    • 960 Maplewood Ave
    • 390 Coolidge Dr
Raymond, NH
  • 29 Shatagee Road
  • 32 John Street
  • Green Road
  • Homestead Drive
Rochester, NH

Holidays on Salmon Falls Road
352 Salmon Falls Road, Rochester
You might get lucky here and see the real Grinch come out to see you and collect canned goods.

Christmas on 47 Jay Way  Tune to 89.5 FM to listen to the music. Nightly 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

  • Annual Rochester Holiday Light Contest
  • Betts Road
  • 30 Birchwood Ave
  • 7 Capitol Circle
  • 27 Dodge Street
  • 94 England Road
  • 65b Hanson Street
  • 11 Ida Circle
  • 11 McDuffee Street
  • 48 Patten Street
  • 5 Penny Lane
  • 69 Pine Street
  • 806 Portland Street
  • 14 Homestead Drive
  • 79 Ida Circle
  • 11 St James Terrace
  • 18 Yvonne Street
  • 125 Wakefield Street
  • Willey St. Static display. The road is short and connects 108 to 202A. Please don’t turn in neighbor’s driveways.
Somersworth, NH

Hutchins Family Light Show
3 Greenfield Drive, Somersworth (right off of RT 108.)
Tune your car radio to 90.3 to hear the music.
Nightly: from 4pm-8pm every until Christmas and there will be stagnate lights before and after the show.

Stratham, NH
  • Stratham Lights 4 Lives
    • 27 Holmgren Rd.
    • 24 Gifford Farm Rd.
    • 8 Tall Pines Dr.
    • 49 Depot Rd.
    • 13 Point of Rocks Terrace
    • 20 Butterfield Ln.
    • 112 Tidewater Farm Rd.
    • 6 Haywick Drive, Rollins Hill
    • 6 Chisholm Farm Dr.
    • 128 Winnicutt Rd.
  • Chapman Rd (cancelled for 2022)
  • Dumbarton Oaks (first house on the right – you wont miss it!)
Maine
Berwick, ME

Bogdan Farm & Christmas Lights
6 Hubbard Rd, Berwick
Nightly: Thanksgiving Eve – Christmas 12/25/22
Tune in to 90.3 FM

Talon’s Christmas Lights and Food Drive
3 Talon’s lane (corner of Hubbard road), Berwick
Nightly: 5pm-10pm Sunday – Thursday, and 5pm -11pm Friday – Saturday.
January 1st is the last night! To listen to the music on 87.9 FM

Harris Lights
367 Little River Run Road
Nightly 5:00 – 10:00pm. Thanksgiving through January 1, 2023.

Welch Lights
47 Tall Timbers Drive
87.9 FM

Holiday Light Contest in South Berwick & Eliot
Saturday, December 17 at 5pm.

Wells, ME

Norton Lights – Christmas Wishes
213 Canterbury Road, Wells
Nightly: December 2 to December 25, 2022
Sunday – Thursday 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday – Saturday 5:00pm – 10:00pm
*Please follow the signs for entering and exiting so that you don’t have to turn around in our neighbors driveways.

York, ME
  • Nubble Light House is animated
Massachusetts
Andover, MA

Dunne Light Show & Food Drive
Show runs from 4:30 – 9PM. All food donations will be dropped off at the Lawrence YMCA food pantry. Tune to 87.9FM.

Ipswich, MA
  • Bull Brook Lane
  • Linebrook Road
Newburyport, MA
  • NBPT Holiday House Tour – Outdoor Decorations (On December 10, 2022)
  • Corner of High Street & Lafayette
  • Corner of Rawson Ave & Rawson Hill
  • Morin Rd
  • Richardson Path (off Russel Terrace)
  • North Atkinson
  • Marlboro Street
Salisbury, MA
  • Gavin’s Holiday Light Show at 9 Garafalo Drive, Salisbury. Tune in to 88.1
Topsfield, MA
  • Orchard Lane – Henry Swenson (a teenager and the designer/builder) estimates the home display has approximately 20,000 lights!

 

To broaden your adventures here’s a helpful Google Map to Animated Displays in the New England Area!

More Lights to see this Season:

Looking for more family friendly Holiday events? Check out Seacoast Kids Calendar!

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