Favorite Places: Christmas lights in Southborough

by Beth Melo on December 11, 2013

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Above: After a year hiatus, 3 Harris Drive’s annual lights and holiday decoration extravaganza is on display again this winter. (Photo submitted)

Before the storm hits this weekend, it’s a good time to drive around and see all the great Christmas displays.

Where are the good Christmas displays this year?

Does anyone have suggestions of roads/neighborhoods worth exploring or specific displays worth seeing?

The ones I already know about:

  • 3 Harris Drive: To get a better look at the above photo, click here. (Of course, to get a really good look, make the drive. And bring an unwrapped donation for Toys for Tots while you’re at it. It will give you an excuse to get out of the car and see the display up close!)
  • Readers have mentioned a display on Parkerville Road. (I assume on southside, but some confirmation would be good!)

If you have some good photos to share, send them to mysouthborough@gmail.com.

1 Sherri December 11, 2013 at 6:44 PM

There is a very cool light display on parkerville , southside, closer to route 9!

2 Pat Q. December 11, 2013 at 7:28 PM

The display on Parkerville is really something. It actually involves 2 homes next to each other.
It is on the end of Parkerville close to Rt. 9. If you are on Parkerville headed towards the entrance to Rt. 9, it is on your right side. Very well done.

Worth making the trip; I promise!

3 Southside December 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Parkerville Road- Southside!

4 Min Metally December 12, 2013 at 9:18 AM

It’s a giant Pac-Man with a long line linked to a huge tower. Plus a whole house frame of lights. So cool!

5 Mark Ford December 12, 2013 at 9:40 AM

um, spoiler alert!

6 Fun December 13, 2013 at 10:01 AM

quite the effort, well done. had to drop off at Finn last night and went home via parkerville south….glad i did!

7 Parent December 12, 2013 at 9:46 AM

What fun. It’s always a treat to see all the lights at this time of year, even the more simple displays..A single small tree strung up with lights, tree lights from someone’s living room.. The whole thing.

8 MarthaB December 12, 2013 at 11:15 AM

I agree Parent. We love the Christmas “tour de lights” this time of year!

9 Rachel December 12, 2013 at 5:41 PM

I wish our town would be more festive. We went south for Christmas a couple of years ago and they had limo rides that would take you around all town to look at all of the lights. I guess there’s always Millis. Has anyone ever been?

10 C. Nicholas Ellis December 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

I’ve been to the light show in Millis run by the owner of the big Chevy dealership. Very fine display – been a few times now. Well worth the drive. Highly recommend it. I intend to go this year.

11 beth December 13, 2013 at 8:58 AM

We took the kids for a drive last night. WOW!

I loved that that making a Toys for Tots donation gave us an excuse to get out of the car and really see the 3 Harris Drive display.

The Faherty family tells me that this is their last year doing it. The display built over 22 years and it’s getting to be too much. But they wanted to do it one more time this year.

They also tell me that they still really need more Toys for Tots donations. So consider bringing one – not only as a gift to the needy, but as a thank you to the family that has been making this effort to entertain the children in town for so many years!

Other spots worth checking out – a reader emailed me directly about Banfill Lane. Great one there for the kids. My children also enjoyed a display on Foley Drive we saw the other day.

So check out the lights and displays before they get covered!

12 Mom23 December 13, 2013 at 10:42 AM

There used to be a neighborhood in Sudbury that had a fantastic display. If you are travelling on Route 20 towards downtown Sudbury, turn left where the Fugakyu restaurant is. The neighborhood is down on the right. Sorry I don’t remember the names of the streets. If they still do it, it gets quite busy and the traffic gets backed up so go as soon as it gets dark.

13 Dave December 20, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Seriously, the light display in Millis was NOT worth the time, mainly because of the time it took. We probably waited close to an hour to get to the property, and then another 30 min to drive through it.

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