Holiday Light Displays Guide

Holiday Light Displays that Amaze

The Holiday Light Displays Guide is sponsored by Winter Wonders.

Driving around looking at Holiday lights is a memory that I remember from my childhood and now continue as a parent. For us, we always pack the car with these essentials – Christmas PJs on, Christmas music on, Hot Chocolate in hand and popcorn!  No matter how you love to celebrate Christmas and view Holiday lights, there are tons of options near us in Waukesha County. This guide splits them out from paid light displays and free displays. Please note that some of the free ones are free in order to raise donations for a charitable cause. 


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This guide includes two types of light displays:

  • Holiday Light Displays by city (ticket based)
  • FREE Holiday Light Displays by city

Print + take this scavenger hunt while you look at lights

Paid Tickets Event Holiday Light DISPLAYS

On our interactive map, paid events are in yellow

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FREE Holiday LIGHT DISPLAYS

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MAP OF THE LIGHT DISPLAYS

Oconomowoc Area

House in Oconomowoc

Oconomowoc Carpenter Lights Display 2020

Located:

Corner of 2nd street and Elm Street in Oconomowoc, WI

See more pictures on the Lake Country Family Fun Facebook Page.

DescriptionThis husband and wife time, the Carpenters, have been hard at work and would love you to drive by and smile to see their amazing light display in Oconomowoc. They will have the lights on daily from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 

Entire AUtumn Ridge Subdivision

Located:

Find the subdivision off Hwy F in Ixonia to the West.

 

DescriptionEvery year, the Autumn Ridge Subdivision in Ixonia has a friendly outdoor holiday decorating competition. We featured one of the homes last year (2019), with homeowner approval, but they have moved out of the subdivision along with their amazing light display. Nevertheless, the subdivision will have amazing lights on display again this 2020 season! 

CONFIRMED for 2020

LIGHT DISPLAY ON SUNFLOWER CT

Located:

Find the light display in Sunflower Ct in Summit.

 

DescriptionPark your car and watch the Christmas lights as you listen to the music over the radio at a residential home on Sunflower Court in Summit Meadows subdivision on the corner of Hwy 18 and Dousman Road. Tune to channel 89.5 FM.  The display runs from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Lights are up (12/3/2020), and it is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation theme. 

CONFIRMED FOR 2020

House on Center in Watertown

Located:

It’s on Center Street right past the school!!

 

DescriptionJust wanted to let everyone know about an awesome house in Watertown!! I could sit here for hours and watch this! It’s a fun thing to do with your kids from your vehicle. How awesome for these people to do this!! Merry Christmas!! Tune in to 88.1 when you get there! 

CONFIRMED FOR 2020

House in Willow Creek

Located:

On the corner of Hwy 67 and Hwy O across from the BP gas station in Ashippun. 

 

DescriptionFrom an LCFF Fan, “1 house in my sundvision is awesome. Last year he had Santa out there waving to people. His stuff is already up!!”

CONFIRMED FOR 2020

House in oconomowoc

Located:

 Roland St and Lapham St.

 

Description: Decorations are many large lighted candy canes, nutcracker soldiers, camo Santa, large lighted peace on earth sign, family of deer, etc.

CONFIRMED FOR 2020

ChristMas at the lodge

Located:

307 N Lake Road

 

DescriptionDrive past this beautifully remodeled home in downtown Oconowmoc at night to see their gorgeous lights. Dates TBD in 2020.

NOT YET CONFIRMED

BIENNIAL GLEISNER HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAY

Located:

1364 Crystal Lake Drive, Oconomowoc

 

DescriptionThe biennial (not in 2020) Gleisner Christmas Music & Light Show is this year and starts every other year When you arrive, turn your lights off and turn UP your radio on 93.5!!!

Here some details behind the light show:

  • Broadcasting our own station (93.5) via FM transmitter
  • With the exception of a few items, most of the light arrangements were homemade
  • +1.5 miles of extension cords
  • 200+ feet of cat5 cable
  • Over 50,000 lights
  • 25 strobe lights 
  • 400+ light channels, including an 18’ tall ribbon tree with 250 channels alone
NOT YET CONFIRMED

Milwaukee

Downtown Milwaukee Holiday Lights

Located:

Multiple locations throughout downtown

See more details on the Milwaukee Lights Festival Here.

Description: Thousands of lights decorate the Milwaukee Downtown Holiday lights events. Drive or walk around the downtown to view the lighted areas:

– Pere Marquette Park
– Downtown Streets
– Community Spirit Park at Cathedral Square Park
– Zeidler Union Square
-More

CONFIRMED FOR 2020

Germantown & MENOMONEE FALLS

lightmare before Christmas

Germantown Lights DisplayPhoto

Located:

N102W17515 Lone Oaks Dr Germantown, WI

Description: Amazing Light display to music (they do a Halloween display too)!

Sunday to Thursday: 5pm to 9pm and  Friday & Saturday: 5pm to 10pm. Tune your car radio to 101.5. As a courtesy to our other guests, please turn your headlights off, but keep your parking lights on so others can see you. Please don’t block driveways and keep an eye out for pedestrians.
 
COFIRMED FOR 2020

House on Pilgrim & Jefferson in Germantown

Located:

Right off of Pilgrim Road in Germantown on Jefferson Street.

DescriptionAbsolutely stunning display of lights on a house and they have been doing it for years!

 

CONFIRMED FOR 2020

ENTIRE TAYLOR WOODS SUBDIVISION

Located:

In Taylor Woods Subdivision by Wanaki Golf Course by Townline and Lisbon Roads near Menomonee Falls

DescriptionFan Feedback: “I was enjoying the homes in Taylors Woods subdivision.”

 

CONFIRMED FOR 2020

Brookfield

Corners of Brookfield

cORNERS OF BROOKFIELD HOLIDAY LIGHTS 2020

Located:

The Corners of Brookfield Shopping Center 

Description: Come visit the lights display of a 40 foot long lighted tunnel & get your picture with the large hot cocoa mug! The lights will be installed on November 23 through January 1, 2021. Visit at your leisure at anytime between those dates, when there are less crowds, and it will be easier to social distance.

CONFIRMED FOR 2020 

West Allis

Candy Cane Lane

CandyCane Lane

Located:

Candy Cane Lane is the neighborhood bordered by 96th Street on the west, 92nd Street on the east, Montana Avenue on the north, and Oklahoma Avenue on the south.  The Official MACC Fund donation location is at the intersection of 95th and Manitoba. Center The Official MACC Fund donation location is at the intersection of 95th and Manitoba. 

DescriptionIt is in West Allis and is fundraising for the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer).  It runs November 27 through December 27th, and the hours are 6:00 -9:00 pm on the weekdays and 5:00 – 10:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday.  Please note that the hours may change due to weather, traffic, and other conditions.  Donations highly recommended. The goal in 2020 is to raise $100,000 for the MACC Fund!

CONFIRMED FOR 2020 

Muskego

Lights on Glen Cove

glen cove

Located:

S71 W16459 Glen Cove Ct. Muskego, WI 53150 (off Janesville and Glen Cove Ct.)  Website here.

Description: Christmas Light display in Muskego, WI with over 35,000 LED lights synchronized to music broadcasted on 87.9 FM. The lights run nightly (pending weather) starting at 5pm. The lights usually stay on until 9pm Sunday thru Thursday and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Special VIP showings available 🙂

CONFIRMED FOR 2020 

Waukesha

Lights at Riverglen Church

Located:

Sunset Dr and Brookhill Rd in Waukesha 

Description: Free light show playing Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 6-8 every half hour. Timed to music that you can hear from your car radio! Over 17,000 lights in the display/building! We just want to spread some joy this season!!!

CONFIRMED FOR 2020 

Hartland

Bristlecone Pines in Hartland

Located:

Bristlecone Pines in Hartland

DescriptionBristlecone Pine subdivision in Hartland was recommended to us in our Lake Country Family Fun Community Facebook Group

CONFIRMED FOR 2020 

Mary Hill Circle in Hartland

Located:

Mary Hill Circle in Hartland

DescriptionThis was recommended to us via submission form.

CONFIRMED FOR 2020 

East Troy

East troy Lights show

East Troy Lights Show

Located:

2888 Main St East Troy, WI
Website Here.

Description: East Troy Lights is coming to the East Troy Village Square Dec. 5-31 with daily dazzling light displays on the hour between 5 and 9 p.m. This December, we will launch East Troy Lights – an interactive holiday light show taking place throughout the month of December with help from a $19,225 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism Travel Wisconsin. Not only can you watch the shows – on the hour, every hour – but, with the help of a mobile phone, you’ll be able to try your hand at making your own light show.

CONFIRMED FOR 2020 

West bend

Enchantment in the Park

Located:

800 N Main St., West Bend, WI
More info Here.

Description: An Interactive Holiday Lightshow To Benefit Hungry Families And Local Nov 27- Dec 24 at Regner Park. Suggested $10 cash donation and food donations!!!

  • The event will feature more than one million lights and will be staffed by more than 775 volunteers, adding up to more than 4,600 volunteer hours.
  • Donations from last year’s event included a $50,000 donation to four food pantries across Washington County from Enchantment in the Park. 
  • Attendees have the option to drive or walk through the display. On Friday and Saturday nights, horse-and-carriage rides will be available for $5 per person for anyone 16 years and older—these are first-come, first-served—and there will be fire pits for marshmallow roasting.

See pictures from our visit in 2020 on the Lake Country Family Fun Facebook Page

CONFIRMED FOR 2020 

Walworth

Walworth county lights

Located:

In the Lauderdale Lakes Estates on the Northeast corner of Hwy 67 & County Rd A at N6916 Northwood Dr in Elkhorn WI.

Description:  Walworth County Lights is located in Elkhorn Wisconsin in the Lauderdale Lakes Estates. More info here

CONFIRMED FOR 2020 

Kenosha

Jerry Smith Farm Lights

Located:

7150 18th street Kenosha, WI 53144

DescriptionThe 🍪☕️Country Store is open daily 10am – 8pm and the 🎄FREE Holidays Lights are open daily 4:30pm – 8pm daily until December 20th.

CONFIRMED FOR 2020 

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If know of a lights display that should be added to this list, please email us at erin@lakecountryfamilyfun(dot)com with the info.

Other: Entrants must be 18 years or older at the time of entering the giveaway. Entrants must be located in the U.S. The winner will be selected at random and notified via the email that was submitted. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen. Only one entry person. Duplicates will be deleted.

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