Falling snow, holiday tunes, Santa sightings and the way your sidekick’s face lights up at brightly colored light displays—it’s what the magic of the holiday season is all about. This year, delight your crew of elves with a drive to see Seattle’s most spectacular neighborhood displays. Synched to music, complete with Santa meet and greets, and sometimes a sprinkling of snow, these good neighbors know how to make winter wishes come true! Flip through the gallery to find one in your ‘hood.

Issaquah’s Nutcracker Lane

Each house in this Eastside cul-de-sac (190th Ave. S.E. off S.E. 44th Way) gets in on this festive display. Six-foot tall painted nutcrackers line the street and lights twinkle in the background. Get in step with the Christmas spirit when you drive around to take in this de-lightful display!

photo: Orin Zebest via Flickr

Good to Know
Be sure to check the Facebook pages of your favorite displays for progress reports, scheduling changes and amazing photos of what you’ll see. We’ve linked them up for you to make it easy!

Do you have a favorite light display to add? Tell us in the comments below!

— Allison Sutcliffe