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Christmas Street in Taylorsville

A view of Christmas Street.

A view of Christmas Street.

 

If you really like Christmas lights, especially for free, you should try Christmas Street in Taylorsville (see directions below). This is a residential street where neighbors have come together to recreate the famous poem “A Visit From Saint Nicholas” (better known as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”). 


Most people drove down the street (be sure to turn off your lights), but we preferred to park and walk. There are probably a dozen houses on both sides of this dead end street that participate. Starting with the first house on the right (west) walk south. Each house has a sign that has part of the poem. The houses are elaborately adorned with lights and decorations that are supposed to match the line from the poem. The cool thing is every house on the street has really gotten in on the act. Two houses have lights timed to music and almost all the houses are draped from top to bottom with Christmas lights. Check out the pictures:

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care....

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care….

Enjoying the lights!

Enjoying the lights!

A house with lights set to music!

A house with lights set to music!

Our Favorite house!

Our Favorite house!

The last house on the street, of course!

The last house on the street, of course!

 

This free event is worth the drive, and has become a tradition, so you can count on it for next year, too.


Directions: Take I-215 West toward the SLC airport. Exit on Redwood Road and head north. Turn left on 5400 South. Turn right on 3200 W. Take 1st left onto Royalwood Dr. Drive a few blocks and you will see Christmas Street — there will be a million cars and a million lights.

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