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Heading out to enjoy some holiday lights? Here are a few of our favorite South Florida home display highlights:
14205 SW 156th Terr., The Upshaw family: Six Christmas trees, life-sized Nutcrackers guarding the home’s garage, Santa Claus’ workshop and a North Pole station. Display is open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Jan. 1. Lights remain on all night on Christmas Eve.
12331 SW 109th Terrace, The Hannah family: about 70,000 lights, plus a Disney-inspired castle façade and a clock tower that strikes at 6 p.m., when the lights turn on. The light show is synchronized to the tunes of Disney holiday songs. Lights are on from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, until 11 p.m. on weekends through Jan. 6.
9241 SW 70th St., Angel and Millie Alduncin: A miniature city, complete with a train, school, a hotel, and a church closely resembling St. Hugh Catholic Church in Coconut Grove; a mailbox for letters to Santa. Christmas songs play as well. Display runs from 6:05 p.m. to 11 p.m. (the music is turned off at 9 p.m. ) through Jan. 8.
6112 SW14th St, Armando and Lenny Caravia: Thousands of lights, a prominent Nativity scene, a 6-foot tall Santa Claus, a Christmas tree. Display runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. until Jan. 1.
1930 SW 57th Place, Carlos and Nelia San Martin: About 20,000 lights; a hand-made igloo with penguins inside; the San Martin Express train perched atop the yard’s fence; Santa’s mailbox. Display runs from 6 to 10 p.m. until Jan. 8.
19281 Holiday Road, Mark and Margaret Steele: Four small wood houses sheltering dozens of stuffed toys. About 20,000 lights, 10 Christmas trees, two Nativity scenes, and a 20-foot star atop the scene, trains that move throughout the yard. Display runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. until Jan. 6.
8740 SW 186th St., The Rapport family: A Nativity scene; motorized animals playing Christmas music; thousands of lights. Display runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and until midnight on weekend through Jan. 6. Santa Claus comes out at 8 p.m. every night to pass out candy canes.
14535 SW 139th Ct., The Catanach family: Golfing reindeer, a skiing bull and a menagerie that includes a cow, a pig three polar bears, a turtle, two dog, an elephant, and a hippo (to name a few). Display runs from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. until Jan. 8.
1120 Quail Ave., The Hutchings: About 100,000 LED lights synchronized to music you can listen to on your car radio, a tall Christmas tree shaped from lights, a life-sized Nutcracker. Display runs from 7 to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 6 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays; Display will be up through Dec. 31.
13300 SW 26th St., The Hammels: About 80,000 LED lights; at least 150 figurines; a 40-foot wide by 10-foot tall projector screen for Christmas movies. Display runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. until Jan.6.
2300 N 57th Ave., The Dyga family: About 60,000 lights synchronized to Christmas songs that could be listened to on outdoor speakers or on 97.7 FM; snow machines; 22 inflatable figures; a virtual Santa Claus and train children can ride. The more than 20 inflatable figures are activated between 7 and 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 4 to 6 p.m.; Nighttime display runs from 6 p.m. until midnight. Lights and figures will remain until Jan. 6.
10660 SW 32nd St., The Mesaros: About 40,000 lights; an 18-foot tall Christmas tree, plus elves, deer, a 6-foot tall Nutcracker and a 7-foot tall Santa Claus; music can be heard on 106.9 FM as well as outside from speakers in the yard. Display runs from 6 pm. to 10 p.m. through Jan.1.
4601 Madison St., The Haberkams: About 20,000 lights computer synchronized to music from speakers outside the home as well as on 102.1 FM; Display runs from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. until Jan. 2.