Do you want to know where the BEST “over the top” residential Christmas light displays are around Northern Kentucky but you don’t know where to start?
This list covers the BEST Christmas Light routes in Northern Kentucky with the most Christmas cheer.
A Few Tips Before You View The Christmas Lights
- Check if the home is listed in BOLD which means that it’s confirmed for 2023.
- Map out the addresses for the houses that you want to see on Google Maps for a more efficient drive.
- Keep in mind that many of the homes may turn off their lights between 10:30 PM and 11 PM out of respect for their neighbors.
- Please be respectful of other neighbors if you temporarily park your vehicle on the street and don’t block their driveway.
- Most inflatables are deflated if there are high winds.
- Pick a fun holiday playlist for your drive or find a local Christmas music station.
HERE’S THE EMOJI KEY:
BOLD is confirmed for 2023
= no display this year -taking a year off
( = taking a year off)
= previous entry not officially confirmed for this year
= Absolute MUST see
= Musical display to a radio station
= Lots of inflatables
If you know that a non-bolded address is active this year, DM us to confirm & the list will be updated.
***Note: Some displays are included because they are close to others in the neighborhood, so it’s helpful if you’re looking for quantity in a close area. are truly considered MUST SEE/drive-worthy.
NORTHERN KENTUCKY NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAYS
The list is organized by neighborhood. Plan your custom route using Google Maps.
These driving routes are suggestions.
Feel free to modify the map according to where you’re driving from and what you want to see. You can also combine routes.
For those of you like myself who are a bit directional challenged, I highly recommend adding your current location and where you want to end up at the end of the night to the Google map of the Christmas route of your choice.
*Don’t forget a coat just in case you want to check out a walk-thru display.
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10 Elmwood Ct
2495 Grandview Rd – Features Old fashioned blow molds display
957 Willow Creek Drive – tune in to 88.5 FM
1183 Wildflower Ct– low-res DIY matrix screen turn to station 96.1
112 Hunters Hill
115 Hunters Hill
2 Bittersweet Drive
103 Quailwood Ct -tune to 92.7 FM
1227 Parkside Dr
352 Lauren Lane – Lights sequenced to music. Tune to 107.3
3251 Millakin Place (The Kramer’s Christmas Lights)
45 homes on Tosha Drive
1598 Deer Run Dr –walk-thru 20ft tunnel, a selfie frame & letters to Santa mailbox. They will be accepting donations to help less fortunate families with kids for the holidays.
Add a stop at Dreamy Whip for a sweet treat located at 3020 Washington St, Burlington, KY.
Dreamy Whip is open:
- Tuesday – Thursday 7am-8pm
- Friday 7am-9pm
- Saturday 9am-9pm
- Sunday 12pm-8pm
- *They are closed for the rest of the season on December 23rd.
5048 Dodsworth Lane – tune to station 97.9
409 Knollwood Dr
20 Waterside Way
22 Hideaway Drive
West Broadway Street- many homes lit up
This route includes Covington houses and a house in Taylor Mill and Graeters.
2902 Campus Drive – you can take pictures in the full size sleigh
Cottonwood Place – many homes on the street are decorated
29 New Del Drive
2105 Taft Highway
816 Pinehurst Dr Tune your car radio to 95.5 FM (runs from 6-11 pm every night through Jan 2)
4109 Fitzgerald Court – Santa video screen & mailbox for letters to Santa!
876 Ashridge Court
438 McAlpin Ave -he decorates his car
1066 Wermeling Lane
1489 Clovernook Dr- lots of inflatables
213 Caldwell Dr
64 Park Avenue
459 Palace Avenue
45 Hearthstone Court – you can follow them on Facebook
1456 Arlington Drive
8344 Pleasant Valley Road – includes a huge Santa’s workshop display
15 Glenn Street – Tune to 97.9
45 Heathwood Ct
7059 Manderlay Dr – music on 89.9 FM
2116 Rose Petal Drive
1792 Fair Meadow Drive *Disney fans will love this one
411 Merrayvay Dr
This route includes a sweet stop at Culver’s
10 W Maple Avenue
69 & 77 Pleasant Ridge Avenue
1837 Northern Spy Drive
1917 Conway Hills -taking a year off
1813 Rome Ct
(All the homes listed above are in the same neighborhood)
5179 Christopher Drive – walking display also. Featured on The Christmas Light Fight show on ABC.
1111 Battleridge Drive
6383 Alexandra Ct
4591 Oliver Rd.
10315 Charleston lane
4458 Silversmith Lane (previously 49 Caney Court in Covington)
4462 and 4463 Silversmith Lane
890 Independence Station Rd– lots of old-fashioned blow molds
2271 Harris Pike- new to the list this year
10406 Sharpsburg Dr – New to the list this year
789 Ridgepoint Dr
10362 Vicksburg Lane
6357 Regal Ridge Dr – Over 60 blow molds, 3 houses around the corner on Lakefield are synchronized to music
705 Lakefield Dr + 709 Lakefield Dr + 713 Lakefield Dr (synchronized to music)
Adela, Laurel & 844 Oak St – Many houses on these streets are lit.
100 W Broadway Street
39 E Ridge
35 Jacob’s Road (Butler)
Several homes in the Peach Grove area have great displays starting at KY Hwy 10 south of Ky Hwy 154 to Jacob’s Road – LIVE nativity scene on Saturdays (intel from page followers)
2217 Antoinette Way
1031 Aristides Drive – the lights drape the house from top to bottom
10829 Silver Charm Lane – non-traditional music, too
10686 Sedco Drive -light show with music – tune to 87.9 FM
This route includes a stop at UDF for a sweet treat. There are plenty of chains on US 42 if you are looking for another option.
764 Sunglow Drive – (lights will be turned on the second weekend of December)
813 Winterberry Court – lots of inflatables
2725 Vera Cruz Dr
488 Stevens Hill – The Blanchet’s Christmas (This is a gravel road. Use 725 Johns Hill Rd, Wilder to find it on your GPS)
How do I add more “Over the Top” houses in Northern Kentucky to the List?
Direct Message Cincy Xmas Lights on Facebook or Instagram with a pic or video and address for consideration.
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*This includes drive-thru and walking Christmas light displays.