Welcome to the Mail Tribune's annual guide to holiday lights. Addresses of homes with holiday displays are pinpointed on the map below and included on a list below that. If you know of a spectacular holiday lighting display not on this list, firstname.lastname@example.org">e-mail us and we'll add it to the list.
1150 S. Stage Road: A myriad of lights decorate the house and surrounding property. It's all coordinated with music through loudspeakers. See the lights from 5 to 11 p.m. daily through New Year's Day.
1180 S. Holly: Resident Anna Sutherlin writes of the display at her home: "Tis the season once again when my husband's childhood revisits. The power bill skyrockets, but it makes people happy!"
311 W. Haven St.: Resident Garry Smith has blow-up characters and lights flashing to music.
1024 Highbury: This Hampton Place home has lights that flash to music, plus two inflatable bears and an inflatable Santa Claus.
838 Ellen Ave.: The light show at this home is synced to music at 95.3 FM.
1765 Sheldon Ave.: This home has many pretty lights and blowups, and a new Mrs. Claus blowup figure this year, writes a reader.
208 Oak Crest Way: Lots of lights and even a Santa on a scooter are at this home, writes a reader.
192 Janney Lane
1166 Springbrook Road: Homeowner Kevin Claborn has 16 channels of lights programmed to go with music. Viewers can either stand on the sidewalk and listen to 10 songs on speakers or sit in the warmth of their cars with the stereo tuned 106.7 FM to listen. The lights and music are on from 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursday and an hour later on Fridays and Saturdays.
248 N. Barneburg Road: Residents of this home on the corner of Jackson Street and Barneburg Road have lights, animation and blow-up characters.
2127 E. Jackson St.: Ron Bartlett's home, with its animated Christmas characters at the edge of the road, is a perennial holiday favorite.
1806 E. Main St.: This colonial-style home is carefully decorated with red and white lights and wreaths.
2327 E. Main St.: Snowmen, candy canes and lots of lights decorate this house near the top of Medford's main street.
2217 Hillcrest Road: Resident Douglas Gould writes: "I have a large assortment of inflatable decorations, lights, trees and more. ... I hope all the kids that see not just my display but others have a wonderful Merry Christmas."
1815 Bristol Drive: This house, a perennial favorite on light tours, features more than 50,000 lights and Santa's elf-training center, with snowmen, penguins and elves in various activities.
2828 Seckel Court: Neigbhors on this east Medford street long have decorated in the spirit of the season. Resident Ruby Capovilla described the result as a "full blown beautiful neighborhood."
1714 E. Main St.: Look for thousand of lights, a penguin, a snowman and Christmas trees. Favorite Peanut characters and the WWII flying ace are atop the roof.
Kerrisdale Ridge: More than 30 homes on this east Medford road are decorated in what residents call "Candy Cane Lane." In addition to decorations on houses, trees and light posts are decorated as candy canes with big red bows. A Christmas sing-a-long is set from 7 to 8 p.m. in front of 2690 Kerrisdale Ridge, and residents invite everyone to join in.
1384 Brook Court: About 20,000 lights dance to music at the home of Frankie Rutigliano, along with blow-up and animated characters. Lights will be on from 6 to 9 every night.
1413 Appleton Circle: Frequent visitors say the lights at 1413 light up the entire cul-de-sac, creating "one of the nicest" light displays in the valley.
Greystone Court: The cul-de-sac's annual lights display is one of the most showy and best attended around. As in years pass, residents will conduct a food drive to raise money for ACCESS food share. This year's drive runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 20-24.
Cherry Lane: One street over from Greystone Court, Cherry Lane neighbors also are in the holiday spirit in a major way. A very large snowman is at the start of the cul-de-sac.
4113 Hemlock Drive: All the lights are to music on 92.7 FM.
734 Hemlock Court: Robert and Tammy Gibson's home, just off Hemlock Avenue, has a candy-cane themed light display. Lights will be on from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
612 Maple St.: Todd Thatcher writes that it takes a month to put up the 80,000 lights on his "House of Lights." The roof this year is dedicated to U.S. troops.
1020 Brandon St.: Mike Miller's holiday garden railroad will run daily Dec. 18-24, weather permitting.
662 Red Oak St.:
Beebe Road and Village Avenue: A home at the corner of Beebe Road and Village Avenue in the Central Point East development is "quite impressive," writes a reader who also recommends houses on Meadowbrook Drive and the Mountain Avenue loop.
19 Portabello Way: The Balfour family of Eagle Point is hosting its annual display from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The light show, which is coordinated to music at 94.3 FM, is a fundraiser this year for Ethan Jostad, who is being treated for cancer. See http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/ethanjostad. For a video of last year's show, see http://www.youtube.com/user/ctbfour. The family also has set up a Twitter site at https://twitter.com/BalfourLights.
589 Crystal Drive
383 Shadow Lawn Drive
Samuel Lane and Samuel Lane Loop Road: Many homes in this area have houses decked out in holiday cheer, writes a reader.
960 Brandon Way and 1005 Brandon Way
2153 Houston Road: This house never ceases to amaze, writes a reader. "Over 30,000 lights every year tastefully decorated!"
399 Guthrie St.: Figures including a snowman selling snow cones, three clowning reindeer and a polar bear on a candy-cane swing populate the yard of Maureen and Hal Slack. The display is illuminated by spotlights and strings of lights.
511 Cypress: Viewers can tune their radios to 94.1 FM to hear the music that goes with a 27-minute show at this home on the hill at the end of a cul-de-sac. The lights are on daily from 5 to 9:30 p.m.
SHADY COVE AREA
Intersection of highways 62, 234: Near the intersection of highways 234 and 62, there is a "wonderful" home that usually competes with the neighbor on the opposite side of the highway for the most holiday "stuff" in their display, writes a reader, adding, "This home has LOTS of inflatables and lights! It looks neat!"
Corner East Side and Upper Applegate roads: A reader writes: One of our neighbors out here puts on a fabulous display every year, but we live so far out just the folks on the way to and from Star Ranger Station, McKee Bridge and the Applegate Lake ever see it. It's on the corner of East Side Road and Upper Applegate Road. You can't miss it.