Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Charlotte Christmas Lights Display Locator Updated
First some disappointing news. One of Cedar's favorite classic Christmas displays is no more. (OK I'm a dork it was my favorite) But the creator behind the "Mammoth Christmas" says:
"While more than 99% of our fans behaved, there was a tiny percentage that managed to cause much stress and who endangered others with their driving behavior. A tiny percentage of over 20,000 visitors adds up to a significant number as you can imagine. ..... Santa will still fly and the penguins may drop in occasionally but the "Big Show" is officially retired."
Good News is you can visit Mike's web site which is here and see what you missed or revive memories of years past.
Cedar's Take: Too bad a few idiots spoiled it for the majority of us. But I've seen the idiots first hand.
So the show goes on:
Start at the SouthPark area and One Morrowcroft Center between Colony and Morrison Blvd for an up close look at a couple of giant toy soldiers.
Next stop 7323 Sherwood Forest Drive Charlotte, NC 28226 a dead end street off Colony between Rea and Carmel. Reports are that one house it totally maxed out and the neighbors area pretty impressive as well.
On down Colony which becomes Rea Road to take in the lights at the shopping center at Colony at Rea, The Shops at Piper Glen at Rea Road and Bevington.
Then making a right turn onto Bevington and across Elm Lane to 6400 Cape Ferry Court Charlotte, NC 28277.
Back to Rea Road and south towards the Stone Crest Shopping Center.
Then Kevin Cook's House at 10732 Honeynut Drive Charlotte, NC 28277 which is reported as one of the sharpest displays out there.
Check out Kevin's home above and his web page which is here.
Then head east along Ballentyne Commons Parkway crossing Providence Road turning into McKee Road and eventually Pleasant Plains to find your way to 1100 Aringill Lane Charlotte, NC 28105. This one is aways back in the subdivision but it might be worth the look.
Later catch Independence aka 74 to Indian Trail and the Lake Park development where the family at 4019 Lake Charles Way Indian Trail, NC 28079 goes nutty with lights and a low wattage FM station they also have a web site which is here.
Double back heading to Charlotte you should check out 1001 Sunnyview Circle Matthews, NC 28105 Show time is from 6PM until 10PM and starts every 30 Minutes.
Other places folks were kind enough to let me know about:
7761 Windsor Forest Place Harrisburg, NC 28075 The Naylor Family Christmas Web site is here.
133 Springtime Lane Morresville, NC 28115 James Family Christmas - the web site is here.
16201 Raptor Court Charlotte, NC 28278
If you know of a really fun Christmas lights display please post a comment or back channel me. I'll update this list and the reports as emails come in.
Here's another link that was sent my way "UglyChristmasLights.com" photos of over the top Christmas Light displays.
Un-confirmed Displays in Charlotte:
14004 Loch Loyal Drive
411 E Dixon Street
8733 Sam Dee Road