The Phifers have been decorating for decades and the last time I was there the display covered every square inch of two yards. The highlights include a huge tree that is meticulously wrapped from bottom to top and many custom made ornaments including famous cartoon characters. There is even a large Christmas tree made out of abandoned traffic signals. This is a must-see stop every year in the Richmond, Virginia area. Do not miss it!
An entire street is lit up with these very cool balls of colored Christmas lights suspended throughout tall hardwood trees among at least 10 houses. As we drove up Santa Claus kissed Mrs. Claus with a velvety crimson sack held over his shoulder. As we pulled our car through multiple light tunnels spanning the width of the street we stopped at the "Path to Santa". Then, Santa himself waved with a jolly yet deep "Ho! Ho! Ho!" The whole experience was thrilling!
Trains, falling snow, a Rock'n'Roll Santa Band and so much more. This has to be the best display for kids. The family can walk down the driveway to see a fantastic model train Christmas village inside an enclosed travel trailer. In the trailer there is also an animatronic band of Santa Clauses playing rock and roll. A garage features a life size Christmas village and a snowman was blowing (fake) snow from a window above. The combination of falling snow, an immaculate light display and candy canes for the kids provided by the nicest guy that provides this masterpiece to his community. We were there on a rainy night and heard about a rideable train that runs on most nights. We cannot wait to go back next year!
This is the best display in the area. It has a radio station (be sure to turn up your volume) and a very nice assortment of colorful Christmas lights and humorous inflatables. It is a sight for sore eyes after driving past many amateur displays in the neighborhoods nearby. This is one you should not miss on your tour of Christmas lights in Marietta. Kudos for a fabulous experience for my family!
They broadcast their own radio station on 87.9fm. Over 16,000 Christmas lights dance to specific songs. The Grinch song featured all green lights precise to the beats of the song. The most impressive part of the program was the voice of the designer explaining details of the display. As he described the set a marquee displayed on the house with information about the display. TackyLightTour.com was even written out on the marquee at one point. This is a very, very, very impressive display. Very neat and very entertaining. It is a must see!