It’s the *most* wonderful time of year!
In addition to pulling together a guide to major Holiday Light Shows to Experience this year, we asked our readers and followers where to find the best *home* Christmas light displays around town and we got some awesome responses! Here’s the list of some of the most festive houses around WNY, broken into sections by general area. We highly recommend adding this to your 2021 Buffalo Holiday Bucket List and even submit one for yourself if you think it it deserves to be on this guide for all to see.
Remember that dates and times of displays are subject to change. Make sure to check Facebook pages and websites for updates before visiting!
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Northtowns & Niagara County
Stony Brook Shines
The Whole Neighborhood! Stony Brook Drive subdivision in Lancaster, NY
Enter Quail Run Lane off Walden Avenue or Stony Brook Drive off Pleasant View Drive. The entire neighborhood, consisting of 9 streets, is decorated. The neighborhood raises money for a different charity each year; this year is Little Smiles! Two homes have drop boxes for donations. You can also donate online.
Light Show on Sweetwood North
80 Sweetwood North, Amherst, NY 14228
Tune to 107.5 to hear the music that goes along with this light show! Runs 5pm – midnight.
Star Wars Lights
91 Mang Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217
Lights on Kingston
1536 Kingston Ave, North Tonawanda, NY
This light show in North Tonawanda runs every night from 5-9pm. Tune your radio to FM 88.9 to hear the music! Check out their Facebook page for updates.
1047 85th Street Niagara Falls, NY 14304
This show runs every night 5 – 11pm from Thanksgiving until after the New Year. Remember to tune into 100.3 FM when you arrive to enjoy the lights synchronized to the music. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
Southtowns & Southern Tier
Hilltop Light Show
1840 Boies Road East Aurora NY
This epic Hilltop Light Show runs 5-9 pm daily. Tune in to 91.9 to listen with the visual display. Visit Hilltop Light Show’s Facebook Page for more details and updates!
This light show started in 2020 and drew such a crowd that they started taking donations, raising over $20,000 through GoFundMe and other resources for the Rural Outreach Center located in East Aurora, NY. The ROC helps over 40,000 people living in poverty in southern WNY. You can donate to Compass House at GoFundMe.com/Hilltoplights.
Lights on Newton
4845 Newton Road, Hamburg, NY 14075
Tune to 100.3 FM to see this Christmas light display sync’d to music! This house transitioned to pixel lights this year and features approximately 10,000 pixels, each with a microchip, which controls when the pixel should turn on/off and what color it should be. Tune to 100.3 FM to experience the show with music. Hours: 7-8:30 (Mon -Thurs) and weekends (Fri – Sun) from 7-9. Expanded hours we Christmas approaches – stay tuned for updates on their Facebook page.
Holland’s Holiday Lights
8590 Phillips Road, Holland, NY 14080
This family has been setting up their outdoor Christmas display since 1977. The display runs from 6-10pm daily starting the day after Thanksgiving, and running through December 25th. The show features 2 audio-animatronic hosts that alternate announcing the upcoming songs – “Ricky the Reindeer” and “Sammy the Snowman”. Check out their website for more info and updates.
Holiday Lights on Pinewood Dr
145 Pinewood Dr West Seneca, NY 14224
This display features over 34,000 lights dancing to music. Tune to 91.5 FM to hear the music playing with the show! Pro tiP: for the best sound keep your radio on a lower level. Visit their Facebook page for info and updates.
Light Up West Seneca
44 Century Drive in West Seneca, NY
This 2021 light show will run nightly from 6-9pm from Dec. 1 – Jan 2, 2022. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
Christmas on Treehaven
108 Treehaven Road, West Seneca, NY 14224
This Christmas Light Show runs from 5-10pm daily beginning Thanksgiving night through January 2nd. Enjoy 80 channels of synchronized lights, music and video from the comfort of your car by tuning your radio to FM 107.5. They even have themed shows different nights of the week. Check out the schedule and updates on their Facebook page.
Cheektowaga & East
Henskee Road Light Display
13350 Henskee Rd Alden NY 14004
Lights on Babbette 2021
67 Babbette Dr, Depew, NY 14043
The Depew Singing House runs daily from 6-9pm, Dec 1st – Jan 1st. This display features over 10,000 lights including the singers – the big guy, two singing Christmas trees, three singing light bulbs, and the singing snowman who occasionally plays a guitar, all while the other lights dance to the music. Tune in to 105.5 to hear the music with the show and visit their website for updates and more info.