If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit, there are few things as festive as a well-designed Christmas light display to help make the season bright.
Fortunately for those in the greater Westerly area, there are options on display in several areas — some that come complete with festive music and nightly display cycles. From numerous displays along Moss Street in Pawcatuck to an annual tradition at Arthur and Angie Smith’s property on Watch Hill Road in Westerly, a series of finds on Main Street in Ashaway to a bright show on Alton Carolina Road, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
And enjoy it people have. In Pawcatuck, Moss Street continues to provide an attractive December drive and the participation rate is higher than virtually anywhere else in the community. Without turning the wheel, travelers can find five separate full-yard displays — including a fully-decorated military vehicle.
“Hey Moss Street in Pawcatuck, you guys are killing it. I’ve been driving down that road for 34 years and it has never looked that sweet,” one area resident wrote in the Stonington Community Forum.
Across town, at 6 Somersett Drive, people are talking as more than 60 inflatable figurines are on display, with music each night to accompany the well-lit and decorated home. The house has caught the attention of several media outlets, and rivals a similar display that has become a tradition on Alton Carolina Road in Charlestown that has been known to stop cars along I-95.
The creative decorating extends into Westerly, with an annual tradition that continues at 28 Watch Hill Road and a fun Christmas gateway at a home on Lee Drive. And of course, drivers can see several colorful displays by following Main Street through Ashaway.
Know of a good display worth checking out? Here’s your time to shine — visit holidaylightsfinder.com and enter the address, or at least the road name, using the “submit a display” tab to share your find!