Need a dose of holiday spirit? Visit these hubs of electric glory.
4200 Niagara Carthage Road, Whispering Pines: The Greene Brothers, local home builders, knock it out of the park every year with a drive-thru light display — and no, our GIFs never do it justice. It spans two houses and features more than 50,000 lights, all in honor of a good cause. This year’s charity of choice is the Children of Fallen Heroes.
Whisper Grove Court, Whispering Pines: Most of the homes on this small cul-de-sac rival Clark Griswold’s. At the end you’ll find the home of Todd Reed. He puts more and more lights on each year to celebrate the birth of 8-pound, 6-ounce baby Jesus with his daughter and grandkids.
The Arboretum: This Southern Pines neighborhood off Aster Court is filled with literal characters. You’ll find everyone from Santa and his reindeer to a festive Mickey Mouse and Ralphie dressed as a pink nightmare. One resident (whose identity we’ve chosen to protect) said her goal is to expose her neighbors to a “white trash” Christmas. If that’s what this display is, we’re all for it.
135 Fox Run Road, Pinehurst: David and Katrina Loller are once again putting on the Holly Jolly Lights display, this year in their new neighborhood. Tune in to the radio station on the sign out front and watch the lights dance to the beat.
Pinehurst No. 6: This neighborhood has a festive entrance and lots of LED magic, but you’ll know this house when you see it. Follow Juniper Lake Road to Oak Tree Lane, then turn onto Park Court. You’ll be pleasantly blinded by the work of Toni and Yvonne Chempinski, who pull out all the stops every year.
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