Some of our favorite Jacksonville-area Christmas light displays

Not much chance of snow in Jacksonville this Christmas season, but that doesn’t mean it won’t look like Christmas. Holiday light displays are popping up everywhere, with more arriving almost daily.

Here are some of the best you've told us about so far. We'll update this list as new entries come in. (Want to add yours to the list? Use the form below.) 

For 2022: Tell us about the best Christmas lights displays in Jacksonville

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1423 Rivergate Drive

The father-and-son team of Doug and Caleb Wolfram have a tradition of decorating their Rivergate Drive home, off Mandarin Road with elaborate Christmas decorations.
The father-and-son team of Doug and Caleb Wolfram have a tradition of decorating their Rivergate Drive home, off Mandarin Road with elaborate Christmas decorations.

Creator: Caleb Wolfram

Hours: 6 to 10 p.m.

50,000 incandescent lights, 25-foot rooftop star and 20-foot megatree synced to classic holiday tunes. Tune in at 97.7 FM to enjoy the 30-minute "Return to Radio" show.

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3710 Beauclerc Road

Holiday jellyfish hang over the display on Beauclerc Road.
Holiday jellyfish hang over the display on Beauclerc Road.

Creator: Doug Alred

Hours: 5 to 10 p.m.

Nearly a million lights covering the house and surrounding acre, with lots of unique displays. Visitors are invited to walk around the circular driveway to check out the display.

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1252 Tumbleweed Drive, Orange Park

Doctor Wizard's Giant Musical Holiday Light Show is in Orange Park.
Doctor Wizard's Giant Musical Holiday Light Show is in Orange Park.

Creator: Doctor Wizard

Hours: 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1-Jan. 6

Doctor Wizard's Giant Musical Holiday Light Show features 25,000 LED lights, lasers, projectors, strobes and disco balls, plus a menorah, Wheel of Dharma, yule log, Festivus pole and Flying Spaghetti Monster. Free, but donations accepted for the SAFE Animal Shelter in Middleburg.

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3 Bonita Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach

Creator: Angie Bridges

Hours: 6 to 10 p.m.

This display has been growing for the 12 years, with different themes spread throughout the yard. A North Pole mailbox is onsite for letters to Santa.

15912 NE 14th Ave., Starke

Creator: Lights On 14th

Hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday

A computerized, musically synchronized Christmas lights show. Organizers hand out free candy canes and collect donations for Clay Humane.

1315 Truman Drive, St. Augustine

Creator: A.J. Lambros

Hours: 6 to 10 p.m.

Synchronized lights, music and pyrotechnics.

1392 Nochaway Drive, St. Augustine

The Lights on Nochaway display has 12,000 lights synchronized to music.
The Lights on Nochaway display has 12,000 lights synchronized to music.

Creator: Jonathan Landingham

Hours: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

12,000 individually controlled lights synchronized to more than 30 songs that visitors can hear by tuning in to 94.7 FM.

119 Pine Road in Orange Park

Alex Gooch's light on Pine Road in Orange Park
Alex Gooch's light on Pine Road in Orange Park

Creator: Alexa Gooch

7-8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Dec. 26

30 songs, projection, 20-foot mega tree, four spotlight beams and so many LED pixels they’ve lost count. Tune in to 97.5 FM.

4204 Garibaldi Ave

Jack Wheeler's display raises money to fight epidermolysis bullosa.
Jack Wheeler's display raises money to fight epidermolysis bullosa.

Creator: Jack Wheeler

Hours: 6 to 10 p.m.

More than 10,000 lights, including 3,000 that change colors — all created by a 16-year-old. The show, synchronized to 10 songs on 88.9 FM, includes a dozen leaping light arches, 90 pixel stakes and a 22-foot Christmas tree. Wheeler is collecting donations for Debra of America, an organization that helps people suffering from the skin condition epidermolysis bullosa. Visitors can leave donations in a cash box onsite or scan a QR code to make online donations.

6905 Simca Drive

Creator: Matt Biegun

Hours: 6 to 9 p.m. starting Dec. 2

A family-oriented show with songs that span the generations and an inflatable farm. "Tune to 88.9 when you get here and sing along!"

509 Robles Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach

Visitors to Bryan Collins' home in Ponte Vedra Beach can tune to 89.1 FM to listen to synchronized music.
Visitors to Bryan Collins' home in Ponte Vedra Beach can tune to 89.1 FM to listen to synchronized music.

Creator: Bryan Collins

Hours: 6 p.m. to midnight

Family-friendly light display with music on 89.1 FM. Life-sized gingerbread house, reindeer launching from roof, 15-foot mega-tree  and a 15-foot animation grid.

8500 U.S. Highway 301 in Bryceville

25,000 lights are in the Silcox show in Bryceville.
25,000 lights are in the Silcox show in Bryceville.

Creator: Mikki Silcox

Hours: 6-9 p.m.

Blackhawk Bluff

Creator: Doug Hicks and other neighborhood residents

Hours: 6-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 6-11 pm. Friday and Saturday

The Blackhawk Bluff neighborhood off Girvin Road is ablaze with lights, with Christmas balls in the trees, stars dangling over the street and Star Shower laser lights painting everything with green and red dots. Expect a lot of traffic during prime viewing hours.

5084 Losco Road

Creators: Eric Bumgarner and Johnny Dunning

Hours: 6-10 p.m.

An estimated half million lights situated on 1.5 acres, plus walk-through access down the driveway under 22 lit arches, a 33-foot inflatable Santa, a 20-foot Mega tree, synchronized to 95.5 FM.

1749 Southcreek Drive in St. Johns

Ed Smith used nearly a half mile of extension cords on his light show.
Ed Smith used nearly a half mile of extension cords on his light show.

Creator: Ed Smith

Hours: 5:30 p.m. to midnight

Nearly 5,000 lights synchronized to 29 Christmas songs. Visitors can listen to the 90-minute show on the radio by tuning to 103.1 FM.

216 Johns Glen Drive

Creator: Jon Reed

Hours: 5:30-10:30 p.m.

6,000 lights synchronized to 10 songs. Visitors can select from hits by Sia, Simple Plan, Pentatonix, Gwen Stefanie and others through jg216.com.

1001 Arcaro Ct. West

Shana Johnson's display on Arcaro Court West includes giant icicles and arches.
Shana Johnson's display on Arcaro Court West includes giant icicles and arches.

Creator: Shana Johnson

Hours: 6-10:30 p.m.

We spend days decorating for you to see and enjoy so please come this way if you can! We hope it gives you the same feeling it does us!

14299 Hawksmore Lane

Christmas in Coventry is the theme for John Bouton's 2022 light display.
Christmas in Coventry is the theme for John Bouton's 2022 light display.

Creator: Chris Bouton

Hours: Sunset to 10 p.m.

More than 10,000 lights synchronized to music on 95.5 FM.

402 Snapping Turtle Court East, Atlantic Beach

The Leibecki family plays Christmas music nightly for people who come to visit their Atlantic Beach holiday light display.
The Leibecki family plays Christmas music nightly for people who come to visit their Atlantic Beach holiday light display.

Creator: Lee and Deb Leibecki

Hours: 6:30 to 11 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

75,000 lights synchronized to music . Details at atlanticbeachchristmas.com.

12263 Rouen Court Drive

Carol of the bells, a Christmas classic!

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Creator: Tiffany Knight

Hours: Starts at 6 p.m. nightly

Lights synchronized to music visitors can listen to over their car radio or through on-site speakers. The display is a fund-raiser for a friend diagnosed with brain cancer.

1907 West Road

Creator: Cindy Baden

Hours: 6-10 p.m.

Walk-through display with singing Christmas trees and more than 100,000 lights.

3391 20 Mile Road in Ponte Vedra

Visitors to the holiday light display on 20 Mile Road can scan a QR code to donate to a Jacksonville children's hospital.
Visitors to the holiday light display on 20 Mile Road can scan a QR code to donate to a Jacksonville children's hospital.

Creator: Andrew and Christian Patterson

Hours: 6-11 p.m.

"Run, Run Rudolph" features nine reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh. Visitors can scan a QR code onsite to donate to Wolfson Children's Hospital.

1904 Willesdon Drive West

Creator: Brandy Williams

Hours: 5:30-10 p.m.

Approximately 25,000 lights from the roof to the ground, synched with holiday classics. The best way to enjoy is to get out of your car and walk along the sidewalk to enjoy the music and dancing lights.

7870 Dwyer Drive

Leon Joiner's display has more than 10,000 lights.
Leon Joiner's display has more than 10,000 lights.

Creator: Leon Joiner

Hours: 4:45-11 p.m.

More than 10,000 lights, plus holiday inflatables.

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This article originally appeared on Florida Times-Union: Best Christmas lights displays in Jacksonville (2022)